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Canyons, mountains, trees, and forests—that’s an image straight out of a fairytale… or it’s Utah. Whether Utah is a destination of your dreams or it’s the place you call home, it’s filled with picture perfect spots that lay out a beautiful landscape for a wedding. In the warm months of the summertime, Utah weddings are filled with flowers and greenery. In the cooler months, you can expect to see snow-capped mountains and icy hues. Either way, outdoor wedding venues in Utah is the way to go to take advantage of the incredible scenery!
Utah has a lot of square footage of nature to offer (84,899 square miles to be exact!), so if you’re trying to hone in on a few venues, I’m here to help. I’ve put together a list of 10 beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Utah. Coming from a total perfectionist and wedding photographer, I can guarantee your photos will be breathtaking in any of these spots. Besides the photos, though, these are lovely places to bring your friends and family to celebrate the big “I do!”
You’ll know you reached The Lodge when you pass under the wooden arch engraved with “Blue Sky Ranch.” This venue has an old time ranch-and-tavern feel to it, but it comes with a lot of space (3,500 acres!), so every couple can make it their own for the big day. This is just one of my favorite outdoor Wedding Venues in Utah because of how it looks so much like Southern California. At The Lodge, you have the option to keep everything completely indoors at one of three cozy event spaces…Or you can make your Mr. & Mrs. moment an outdoor affair and take the party inside after! The Lodge at Blue Sky
Cushing’s is a quaint lodge that hosts space for special events—including weddings, of course! For an outdoor ceremony, you’ll be located at 9,100 feet on Flagstaff Mountain. That means full 360 degree panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountain Range. When it’s time to party, the reception at Empire Canyon Lodge is a nice match with the Cushing’s ceremony. The cabin is siloed off on its own, so it really feels like your reception is just between you and your loved ones. Cushings Cabin & Empire Canyon Lodge
Calling all winter brides: St. Regis Deer Valley is one of your best bets if you’re hoping to create a blissful winter wonderland experience. The St. Regis Deer Valley scored a solid 4.9 on Wedding Wire for its views, professionalism, catering services, and overall value. This venue is situated right in the middle of the Deer Valley slopes, so your backdrop is just what it sounds like—a vast and beautiful valley! St. Regis Deer Valley
Located in Moab, Utah, the Whispering Oaks Ranch is an ideal spot for late-spring and summer time weddings. The landscape is rustic and farmhouse inspired, and you’ll be nestled in the LaSal Mountains with gorgeous views. The ranch offers the whole shebang, so your catering and day-of coordinating needs will be handled if you prefer not to worry about outsourcing that kind of help. Whispering Oaks Lodging
Outdoor or indoor? It’s hard to choose when both options come with magnificent views. The Snowbasin Resort has a true comfy-cozy vibe, so it’s an intimate experience for your guests regardless of the headcount. In fact, the resort allows you to invite up to 500 guests for your big day. Snow Basin Resort
Home to Millcreek, Utah, Log Haven was voted best wedding venue by The Knot for three years. In the world of nuptials, that’s no small feat. If romance is high on your priority list, Log Haven may be the spot for you. This retreat hails from a love story about a loving husband who created the log house as an anniversary present for his wife. Ever since its inception, it seems like every couple that ties the knot here continues to live up to that beautiful legacy. Log Haven
This venue is straight out of a fairytale with its views of the mountains and the beautiful Bear Lake. The ranch offers its space as a venue for weddings by setting up a large outdoor tent for the event. That means rain or shine, the wedding will go on! Conestoga Ranch
This outdoor wedding venue is in Utah is a nice town located a little outside of Salt Lake City. “Alta” is Spanish for high, and by the looks of the elevation here, its name makes a lot of sense. You can tie the knot at 8,500 feet. In addition, a backdrop of forests, wildflowers, and mountainous vistas. Alta Peruvian Lodge
Spending your wedding day living like a millionaire doesn’t sound too shabby, right? A Zion Red Rock you can! The venue is located in Rockville, Utah. It’s a mansion right in the center of Zion National Park, and it comes with a private lake, pool, theater, indoor soccer field, and plenty of outdoor space to entertain your adventure-loving guests. Zion Red Rock
Love is in the air, and after going through this list, love is definitely in Utah. Your wedding day should be special and memorable. Above all, when you’re picking a outdoor wedding venue in Utah take your time and enjoy the process. Good luck and happy venue hunting! To see more wedding tips click here: Wedding Tips