Set against the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains on the eastern edge of the city, Red Butte Gardens is Utah’s largest Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The grounds occupy 100 acres and offer stunning views of the entire Salt Lake Valley sprawling to the west and mountain peaks to the east. 21 acres of the grounds are cultivated into beautiful display gardens featuring native plants. Some favorite spots include the Rose Garden, Fragrance Garden, Oak Tunnel, Water Garden, and many more.
Red Butte Gardens offer two indoor and two outdoor wedding spaces. Many couples choose to pair an outdoor ceremony in the Fragrance Garden with a reception in the Orangerie, and a Rose Garden ceremony flows naturally into a reception in the Rose House. With such timeless natural beauty and a wonderful wedding staff to help make sure things run smoothly, Red Butte Gardens is one of my favorite wedding venues in Utah.
The Orangerie is a large indoor conservatory that can host events year round. Huge window walls to the east and west let in lots of natural light. Climbing exotic plants and flowering trees bring the outdoors in. The Orangerie opens to a large patio space for an indoor/outdoor event, and the rest of the gardens are just steps away.
The Fragrance Garden
The Fragrance Garden is a beautiful outdoor space for a wedding ceremony. Stone paths wind through waist high fragrant flowers, purple wisteria drips from the large arbor in the spring, and mountain and valley vistas surround the space. There’s room under the arbor for a ceremony setup, and cozy bench swings are positioned around the perimeter of the garden. It’s like a peaceful slice of heaven.
The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is manicured perfection, with a large lawn and sweeping rose arbors on all sides. The nearby waterfall adds to the beauty of the landscape and soundscape. Next to the lawn, sun dappled stone walls form a second circular rose garden with benches and shaded spots to take in the surrounding beauty.
The Rose House
The Rose House is a smaller indoor space with large window walls that open to a lovely shaded patio. There are great views of the foothills, and the two rose gardens and waterfall garden are just around the corner. This is a quiet and intimate corner of Red Butte Gardens that is just perfect for smaller gatherings.
Salt Lake City, UT
15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake | 35 minutes from Park City | 55 minutes from Provo
Starting Price $1,500
Chairs, Tables, Parking, Bridal Suite, Groom’s Room, Setup, Cleanup
Guest admission to the gardens for the day is also included.
Space & Capacity
- Orangerie: 150 seated guests or 400 guests for a flowing reception
- Fragrance Garden: 150 ceremony guests
- Rose House: 80 seated guests
- Rose Garden: 80 ceremony guests
Service animals only
Choose from preferred caterers
Bar service is available
Other Options Available
Lighting and audio equipment are available at the indoor venues.
Photos by Claire Marika Photography