Top 10 Outdoor Venues in Salt Lake City
Whether you’re planning an epic company picnic or a whimsical, romantic wedding day, Salt Lake City is host to a wide variety of impeccable outdoor venue options. With over 220 sunshine-filled days per year, balmy summers with moderate temps, and stunning views around every corner, there are so many reasons to celebrate your next life milestone or corporate event outside. So, when planning an outdoor event in Utah, where do you start your venue search? Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite outdoor venues that are perfect for any occasion!
Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 | Capacity: 170
Chase Mill is the oldest standing industrial building in the state of Utah. But that isn’t its only draw! Surrounded by eight acres of expansive, perfectly groomed grounds, there is no shortage of perfect green space for events of all kinds. They also have an outdoor stone amphitheater that is ideal for ceremonies, presentations or shows. A perfect welding of old and new as one—think of outdoor weddings, community fairs and festivals and company team building days. The list goes on!
Garden Place at This is the Place
2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 | Capacity: 200+
The Garden Place at Heritage Park boasts a cozy mountain lodge feel, surrounded by the majestic Twin Peaks mountains. The interior features a sky-high ceiling with exposed wood beams, a stately floor-to-ceiling handcrafted stone fireplace, as well as plenty of windows that allow the natural light to shine in on your event. It exudes a cozy mountain lodge vibe that’s equally perfect for corporate retreats or rustic romantic wedding celebrations. The space can accommodate 350 inside for dinner, and up to 500 with concert theater-style seating. The stunning outdoor patio also allows for dinner on the patio for up to 200 guests under the stars. The patio that can easily be tented for a dinner, launch party, gala and so much more.
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | Capacity: 10,000+
Gallivan Center has been a hot spot for weddings and conventions for decades due to its multi-functional and extensive event space. It’s a hub for gathering, including a grassy amphitheater, art-centric plazas featuring local installations and even an ice rink that can be rented for private events. It exudes the heart and soul of our diverse local community, which makes celebrating and gathering there immensely special! Plus, the capacity is suited for nearly any event.
Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 | Capacity: 340+
Perhaps one of the most iconic outdoor event venues in Salt Lake City is the Natural History Museum of Utah. Literally built into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the venue is located in the Rio Tinto Center, which features a building crafted with locally mined copper. The entire space celebrates this natural oasis that dates back millions of years, covering the changes the land has seen then to now. While the capacity for the Canyon Terrace with outdoor space is 340, a buyout of the museum (which has natural features throughout the interior) can accommodate 1,500+ guests.
Orangerie at Red Butte Gardens
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 | Capacity: 150+
One of the most unique spaces at Red Butte Gardens is the lush indoor oasis, The Orangerie. This whimsical indoor space features magical garden vibes with exotic plant life and fragrant citrus trees decorating the interior for true alfresco vibes, without the threat of weather issues. The floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a glass ceiling overhead, allow the nature that surrounds you to extend the venue’s idyllic locale with sprawling mountain and valley views that go for miles. All that said, it is the perfect venue to hold events from weddings to corporate soirees all year! The Orangerie can hold 150 guests seated, 400 reception-style or 180 theater-style.
Thomas S. Monson Center
411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT | Capacity: 250+
The newly refurbished Thomas S. Monson Center, formerly known as the Wall Mansion, is located in the elegant Salt Lake Avenues close to downtown. This beautiful historic building offers a variety of large and small rooms perfect for Weddings, Corporate Events or any other gathering with a collection of special touches unique to its construction include beautiful wood, antique windows, and more. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Formal seating for 80; reception style for 300.
Twenty & Creek
2050 East Creek Road, Sandy, UT 84093 | Capacity: 250+
Twenty & Creek is a timeless venue with soft sophistication that both welcomes and wows. Opening in June 2022, every hand-picked detail, and corner of their space is crafted to be unforgettable and photo-worthy. With the perfect blend of enduring tradition and current trends, this is a venue unlike anything else offered in the Salt Lake Valley. With floor-to-ceiling windows, a vaulted grand hall, gorgeous outdoor gardens, and rooms for any occasion, Twenty & Creek was thoughtfully created and developed into a venue with dedicated spaces for all of life’s special moments. Available for conferences, retreats, celebrations, and weddings, come celebrate and create memories that last a lifetime!
Utah State Fairpark
155 South 1000 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 | Capacity: Varies
When you think of the most epic outdoor events you attended throughout your life, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the Utah State Fair hosted at the Utah State Fairpark! The grounds offer six different buildings, which are all surrounded by the great outdoors. From group meetings and conferences to birthday parties and weddings, there’s something for every style of event at Utah State Fairpark!
35 East 400 North Street, Lindon, UT 84042 | Capacity: 300+
For a truly unique event venue right outside Salt Lake City, you have to visit Wadley Farms. Located in Lindon, Utah, the farm sits on 23 acres of lavish gardens, vineyards and orchards and is both a working farm and event venue. With three historic buildings, including a magnificently unique castle, this venue is perfect for receptions indoor and outdoor any time of the year. Wadley Farms’ diverse rustic spaces can host up to 150 guests inside and 300 guests outside.
The Wild Oak
40 West Gillman Lane, Lindon, UT 84042 | Capacity: 150
The Wild Oak encompasses 1.6 acres where the landscaping is intimate and the venue is authentically beautiful. Organically created from a historical Apple Orchard Warehouse, situated on Gillman Lane, an old country road. The Wild Oak’s natural landscape is complimented by a European inspired ballroom with 19 foot ceilings and old cellar doors. Where the modern meets the old is a perfect backdrop for beautiful weddings, corporate events, family gatherings, and content creators. The Wild Oak offers the serenity of a small town, the magic only found in classic literature, natural surrounding beauty, experienced staff, and your own customized experience.
Let the LUX Catering & Events Team Help Uncover Your Ideal Outdoor Venues in Salt Lake City for Your Next Event
Our team at LUX Catering & Events has been working with these venues and more throughout the Salt Lake City area for 25+ years. We’ve cultivated meaningful relationships with each, working seamlessly together to produce corporate events, social events and weddings alike! Ready to uncover your perfect outdoor venue in Salt Lake City? Let’s start exploring.