I truly cannot say enough about our wedding at Solitude. It was the most perfect day and perfect location. We got married at the top of Moonbeam lift and had the reception at Moonbeam Lodge. If you are undecided about the lift -- it IS worth it...
. The scenery is amazing and really adds to your special day. We loved it and the guests did too!
The biggest unexpected positive was the staff -- I don't know if there is a better wedding team out there. They were incredibly kind, great with guests, and very quick to act. They have weddings down to a science and it feels like they know what you need before you do. Very professional, very kind, and very team driven. They are absolutely there to support you and make your day everything you wanted it to be and more!
As far as prep, we mostly worked with Sasha. She is SO sweet and supportive. Our beautiful wedding wouldn't have been what it was without her helping with all the prep and working behind the scenes day of. She is very experienced and asks you thoughtful questions so you don't miss any details. She is well versed in the space and the venue's capabilities. You would be incredibly lucky to work with Sasha. We love her!
Wedding - The views at the top of Moonbeam lift are absolutely stunning. You definitely feel like a mountain bride up there and you'll get the most beautiful pictures. If you haven't put two and two together, yes the wedding procession is done using the lift so each bridesmaid/groomsmen duo gets off the lift and walks right down the aisle. Bride gets loaded up a few chairs behind for ~dramatic effect~. It is SO cool and very unique. Again, the staff is truly fantastic and they knew exactly how to execute this so seriously don't even worry - they got you! If you are looking to splurge on anything - rent the lift!!
Reception - Moonbeam Lodge is gorgeous. Incredible views, great space, and huge parking lot. (yes parking is free!) We loved the lawn out back, the clock tower, reception hall, and Argenta Pub. Very beautiful in the summer. Glen, the head bartender, is a true experienced professional. Excellent at his job and really made our night!
Lodge - The Lodge is awesome. Great amenities and wonderful rooms. You'll really enjoy your stay! Note for any guests trying to get an uber from the Lodge to the airport or just out of the canyon -- good luck! I had 3 guests schedule ubers and all got cancelled. Do NOT depend on uber rides out of the canyon.
If you are going for a mountain wedding in Utah, Solitude Mountain Resort is absolutely the place. You seriously cannot beat the staff. They are the most genuine people who really do want to make your day special. You'll have an amazing experience with them and you'll have the BEST pictures. We are so incredibly grateful for Sasha, Glen, and the entire staff that worked our wedding. They gave us a day we will never forget and now we get to see them when we go skiing in the winter! Thank you Solitude!!!