Utah is a phenomenal state to have a wedding, or even a destination wedding for that matter. There are many iconic Park City venues that offer beautiful scenery and gorgeous view from atop the mountains, as well as a variety of venues in the Salt Lake City area and surrounding cities for a beautiful local wedding and reception. Which venue do you choose? What city should you pick? It really will depend on where your guests are coming from, and how they will get there that will determine where to have your event. Unless you are a bride/groom that prefers to disregard the feelings of their guests and have your wedding where YOU want rather than where others want, it is your big day, isn’t it?

Popular Utah Venues

Perhaps some of the most popular venues that Utah has to offer are the ones in Park City, UT including Montage Deer Valley, St Regis, Canyons Resort, Empire Canyon, Stein Eriksen, Silver Creek Lodge, Park Meadows Country Club, Glenwild Country Club, and Chateaux Deer Valley. Each has their own attraction and beauty to the venue, and for many it’s more about what you grew up visiting rather than the building itself, but for some, the location is of the utmost importance. Park City is a particularly popular city because when a guest travels into the town to attend a wedding, there are a lot of activities that they can do around the wedding to make it a fun, little getaway. For instance, Park City boasts skiing/snowboarding, hiking, dining, and a nightlife that is unmatched by an array of cities across the country. If you would like to see more venues in more cities in Utah, check out our complete list of venues in Utah.

Popular Caterers

It seems as though these days everyone is using Culinary Crafts as their caterer for their weddings. They are not the only game in town, but they are by far the most popular option when it comes to catering. Their food is to die for, and their staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Ask your event planner, they probably use Culinary Crafts regularly. If you are unable to afford Culinary Crafts due to budget, some of the other caterers to consider are Rockwell Catering, Elizabeth’s Catering, and Brown Brother’s Catering to name a few. Food is perhaps one of the most important elements to a guest at a wedding. Most people will quickly ask how the food was after hearing that their friend or relative attended a wedding, almost always accompanied by, “what did they serve”? You should typical per-plate costs on the higher end are $50-$150 depending on the type of food served/offered, and on the lower end $15/$20-$40 on the lower end of the spectrum, but it needs to be said that food is a huge part of a wedding that needs to be taken into account during the planning process.

Popular Event Planners

A good event planner is your saving grace to ensure that everything goes smoothly on your big day. The last thing any bride/groom needs is a hiccup with the food, entertainment, linens or flower arrangements, and then have to handle that while you’re in the middle of your wedding. A good event planner can nip hiccups in the bud and ensure that your days goes smoothly, without a hitch. Some of the event planners that have proven to be the most sought after in the Utah market are Meredith Parsons with Bluebird Events, Chris Lavoie with Silver Summit Weddings & Events, Mara Marion with Fuse Weddings, and Kristin Spear with Soiree Productions. These event planners will walk you through every step of the process from food to linens to floral arrangements to spectacular entertainment.

Popular Live Wedding Bands

Most people will judge the success of their wedding based on how packed the dance floor is. If the dance floor is sparse, it will feel like an utter failure, while if the dance floor is packed, it will feel like a huge success. Some of the live wedding bands in Utah that offer superior musicianship and showmanship that will keep the dance floor packed are Party Rush, No Limits, New Soul Brigade, and Metro Music Club. These bands are far superior to any of the other bands that are in Utah, and will not only ensure that the dance floor is packed, but will ensure that guests are talking about the wedding long after the party is over. Green Light Booking is the agency that does all the weddings worth attending and represents all the best bands that Utah has to offer.