12 Small Wedding Venues in Utah For Your Micro-Wedding

Soak up Utah's best at these cozy spots.
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Lauren Nowack
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Lauren Nowack
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  • Lauren is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide.
  • While Lauren has been writing her whole life, she began her career by travel writing and reviewing outdoor gear.
  • Lauren is passionate about encouraging people planning a wedding to make it exactly what they want and need it to be.
Updated Apr 17, 2024

Utah's landscape and weather make it a hub for stunning outdoor vistas, exquisite resorts and five-star dining experiences. When you combine this with the number of weddings happening here, it's no surprise there are so many small wedding venues in Utah to pick from.

We've done the heavily lifting for you though by sorting through them all to pick the very best. Our list includes greenhouses giving fairytale vibes and luxurious homes that hold nothing back when it comes to providing five-star amenities. Whichever way you choose to go, planning a intimate wedding at one of these small wedding venues should go well as they are truly the best in the state.

Cactus and Tropicals in Salt Lake City and Draper, Utah

Exotic plants, winding paths and a koi pond are just a sneak peak of the beauty found at Cactus and Tropicals in Salt Lake City. With no vendor restrictions and tables and chairs for 60, this greenhouse venue even provides centerpieces with your rental, on top of the already lush greenery. If your celebration goes into the evening, you can step outside for s'mores by the firepit too. If you need a bit more space, the Cactus and Tropicals in Draper has a similar greenhouse that fits up to 100.

  • Guest Capacity: 60 in SLC Greenhouse, 100 in Draper Greenhouse

      High West Distillery in Coalville, Utah

      Just outside of Park City is the High West Distillery, a beautiful venue with spectacular views of Utah's mountains. With immense amounts of wood, windows and whiskey, this rustic venue brings a classic elegance to its events. The Distillery can seat 65 guests for a plated meal or 92 for a buffet. If you add on the porch, those numbers bump to 80 and 125, respectively. The High West Distillery also operates The Nelson Cottage in downtown Park City which can comfortably seat 40 guests for a plated dinner or 50 for a buffet reception. Either one of these locations is an excellent choice for a small wedding venue in Park City, Utah.

      • Guest Capacity: 92 inside the Distillery, 50 at The Nelson Cottage

        Above the Flats in Wendover, Utah

        If you're searching for small outdoor wedding venues in Utah, you're likely checking out venues near all the parks in the state, including the one-of-a-kind Bonneville Salt Flats. If this desert escape sounds enticing, consider bringing 34 of your closest friends and family to Above the Flats, a unique, DIY venue and home. Host your ceremony on the platform deck surrounded by mountains before heading inside for a reception or renting a tent for an outdoor party. The home's five bedrooms offer plenty of space to turn the wedding into a weekend celebration too. Lastly, add on the '63 Ford Falcon, lovingly dubbed "Frankie the Falcon", for an unforgettable send-off.

        • Guest Capacity: 34

            Edison House in Salt Lake City, Utah

            Edison House is easily one of the most refined indoor venues for small weddings in Utah. The social club gives rental priority to its members, but non-members can apply to use the spaces which include a Wine Room for 12, Event Hall and Penthouse Ballroom that holds 92 people and the Sultry Speakeasy for up to 75 guests. With spectacular on-site catering, a jazz room, rooftop lounge and private karaoke room, couples can truly turn their wedding here into a thoughtfully curated experience for their guests.

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            • Guest Capacity: 12 in the Wine Room, 92 in the Event Hall/Ballroom, and 75 in the Speakeasy

              Starry Nites Ranch in New Harmony, Utah

              With 20-acres offering privacy and beauty, Starry Nites Ranch is a beautiful getaway in southwest Utah. The home's four bedrooms can hold 14 overnight guests, allowing for an intimate weekend gathering. If you're up for an outdoor ceremony and reception, the grounds provide plenty of space for larger groups. Less than an hour from Zion National Park and under ten minutes from Kolob Canyon, there are plenty of excursions to add on to your day.

              • Guest Capacity: 14 inside, 100 outside

                  Zion Red Rock in Rockville, Utah

                  For true luxury, consider one of Zion Red Rock's three secluded venues, the Villa, Oasis or Chalet. Holding 56, 58 and 22 people, respectively, these getaways offer unparalleled amenities such as wraparound porches, hot tubs, pools, an indoor soccer field, sauna and private lake, just to name a few. Surrounded by the picturesque red rocks, there are numerous places to hold an intimate ceremony and reception inside or out. With exquisite attention to detail and all the little things that set a rental apart, a wedding here will be one for the books. If you're looking for our favorite small, rustic wedding venues in Utah, the Chalet would make the top of our list with its cozy decor and secluded setting.

                  • Guest Capacity: 56 in the Zion Red Rock Villa, 58 in the Zion Red Rock Oasis, and 22 in the Zion Red Rock Chalet

                    The Lakehouse at Deer Creek in Heber City, Utah

                    On the water of the Deer Creek Reservoir sits The Lakehouse, a beautiful restaurant and venue that is just a half hour away from other small wedding venues in Provo, Utah. Between the waterfront dining and view of Mount Timpanogos, the ambiance here is equal parts stunning and elegant. The indoor balcony holds between 20 and 40 guests while the deck can hold between 40 and 80 guests. Full restaurant buyouts are also available for select dates. Showcasing the best food, wine, beer and spirits Utah has to offer, The Lakehouse is truly one of the best small wedding venues in Utah.

                    • Guest Capacity: 40 on Indoor Balcony, 80 on Deck, 200 in Entire Restaurant

                      La Caille in Sandy, Utah

                      While La Caille can certainly host a large blow-out bash, it has many spaces that specialize in whimsical, intimate weddings. Tucked in Little Cottonwood Canyon, this 22-acre property includes a winery, estates and restaurant amidst its multiple venues. The state-of-the-art Lounge can host 60 seated guests with its striking 15-foot marble bar while the enchanting English-style Chateau can host 50 seated guests. The Glass House's Bar and Patio, which includes a fully glass roof, can host 45 seated guests. With a Cabin and Cottage for accommodations, couples can easily enjoy a honeymoon without having to travel too far after celebrating with their loved ones.

                      • Guest Capacity (seated): 60 in Lounge, 50 in Chateau, 45 in Glass House, other spaces or cocktail reception offer higher guest capacities

                        Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah

                        For an intimate, fairytale garden wedding any time of year, check out Le Jardin just outside of Salt Lake City. The lush greenery and fountains abound here, creating a photo-ready outdoor wedding venue. The venue's Chateau can hold up to 80 guests between its courtyard and indoor greenhouse, which has greenery from top to bottom. The secret garden, known as Le Jardin, can fit between 8 to 20 tables, allowing for groups between 64 and 160 or more. The expansive flowers and ornate elements here, from gazebos and crystal chandeliers, give it a bespoke garden vibe we couldn't keep off this list. As it functions solely as a wedding venue, the staff here is dedicated to making getting married in Utah a breeze.

                        • Guest Capacity: 80 in the Chateau, 160+ in Le Jardin

                          The Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah

                          Sitting on Bear Lake in northeast Utah is the beautiful Sunrise Resort and Event Center. As a resort with 19 bedrooms, suites and condos able to hold up to 100 people, your guests can enjoy your wedding destination as long as they'd like. While there is ample room to get married on the lakeside lawn, four bright and airy event rooms inside allow for parties of any size. After your gorgeous wedding and reception, retire to the three-story Lighthouse Honeymoon Suite for an unparalleled getaway with a 360-view of the lake, oversized bathroom and spiral staircase.

                          • Guest Capacity (dining seating): 100 in Sunrise Main Hall, 45 in Moose Hollow, 30 in Azure Cove, and 10 in Board Room

                              J. Reuben Clark Jr. Alumni House in Cedar City, Utah

                              Tucked on the campus of Southern Utah University is the J. Reuben Clark Jr. Alumni House, a light and airy venue space that will leave you with plenty of space in other areas of your budget. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, large windows and a prep kitchen give the space character, practicality and warmth without boxing you into a certain style of decor. Whether you are SUU alumni or are looking for indoor venues for small weddings in Utah, this venue certainly fits the bill and the budget.

                              • Guest Capacity: 52

                                North Canyon Park in Bountiful, Utah

                                If you're hoping for a budget-friendly venue near Salt Lake City, check out North Canyon Park, one of the prettiest small wedding venues in Bountiful, Utah. It has two rentable pavilions, one which holds 175 people and a smaller one that can house 50 under its roof with an amphitheater nearby that can seat 100. With walking trails, a playground and plenty of space to relax, this park wedding venue offers relaxed venue options for couples in search of the best small wedding venues in Utah.

                                • Guest Capacity: 50 in Small Bowery, 100 in Ampitheatre, 175 in Large Bowery

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