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Getting married is one of life’s major events. Enjoy the moment fully without worrying about the traditions and expectations of a classic wedding by hosting a destination wedding. Doing so in Park City will let you and your future spouse relax and focus on the most important part of your wedding, which is each other!

Planning Your Park City Destination Wedding

 

A Mountain Setting

The first planning step is to choose a location. Have your Park City destination wedding in a church, resort or aspen tree grove. If the weather cooperates, you can even get married in a hot air balloon or in a ski lodge with a backdrop of gently falling snow. Park City is a destination with city and state parks, which means that getting married in the Utah town can also be affordable.

 

Book A Photographer

Make sure that your Park City destination wedding is documented by booking a photographer. Check with friends and family members for referrals. Also, since you’re having your wedding in a mountain setting, hire someone who has experience taking outdoor shots. It’s important to have a photographer who knows how to use the light in the best way as well as work with the shadows that nature tends to throw off.

 Planning Your Park City Destination Wedding includes booking a wedding photographer

Picture of Gateway Bridal wedding gown by Amber Shaw Photography

 

Plan the Food

While you can bring in a few snacks or a dessert if you’re having your wedding outside, you may want to book a meal at a restaurant or hire a caterer to take care of the food. This is a destination wedding, so keep the food simple and order sandwiches or finger foods.

 Planning Your Park City Destination Wedding includes planning the food

 

Don’t Forget the Invitations

With a Park City destination wedding, you may want to have an intimate affair, one featuring just your close family members and friends. Consider sending out a save-the-date notification to give your loved ones as much time as possible to plan. Choose invitations that give your guests a sneak peak of your wedding location, so you may want ones with a picture of the mountains or trees.

 

Shop for Wedding Clothes

With Park City as your wedding location, you’ll need to consider weather when it comes to choosing wedding clothes, especially if you’re planning to get married outdoors. A long-sleeved wedding dress may be in order for the bride while the groom may need to wear a warm suit. Gateway Bridal carries a wide selection of gowns, including many that can be customized to add long sleeves. 

 

Picture of Gateway Bridal wedding gown by BrookeBakken

 

A Nearby Destination

Park City is the perfect place for a destination wedding. Along with being close enough for your loved ones to drive to, it is also a vacation spot, so you’ll get to experience the thrill of tying the knot in a town that caters to world travelers, giving it the feel of a faraway destination. 

 

With destinations like Zion and Moab, we really do live in a pretty state. Why honeymoon in a faraway place when you can tour stunning scenery, enjoy good food and shop in fun boutiques right here at home? So sit back and let GatewayBridal share with you the best places to honeymoon in Utah!

Honeymoons Near Home/Best Places to Honeymoon in Utah

Go Up to Midway

Did you know that you can honeymoon in a place that looks a lot like Kellerman’s Resort in the Catskill Mountains from the movie Dirty Dancing? The Homestead in Midway is this resort. With luxury and cottage suites available, you’ll have the time of your life staying at this classic site. The Homestead has a large swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. You can also book time at the Crater and splash around in a one-of-a-kind swimming hole. Tasty food is available onsite, and Park City is just a few minutes away if you want to spend time shopping. 

 

Hike in Zion 

A list of best places to honeymoon in Utah just wouldn’t be complete without Zion on it. Located in the charming town of Springdale, plenty of luxury accommodations are available near Zion including several bed and breakfast inns. At Zion, you’ll be spending your honeymoon hiking among spectacular scenery. Even if you’re a novice hiker, you should consider Zion for your honeymoon. This pretty place has a number of easy and lowkey hikes for you to try. The dining here is also a memorable experience. From the mouthwatering Mexican cuisine served at Oscars to the classic American fare at the Spotted Dog, be sure to try all of the tasty places to eat in Springdale. Shopping in Zion consists of little rock and jewelry shops, which are perfect for that honeymoon souvenir. 

Zions National Park is one of the Honeymoons Near Home/Best Places to Honeymoon in Utah

Trek to Moab 

If you and your honey are outdoorsy, then trek on down to Moab. Like Zion, this is a hiking destination. Make plans to hike up to the beautiful Delicate Arch or the Landscape Arch. You may want to see Balanced Rock, or you can drive the 35 miles and wander around Canyonlands. There are many romantic hotels in Moab. Consider staying at the Sunflower Inn, the Red Cliffs Lodge or Under Canvas Moab, which is tent camping at its finest. Despite the town’s size, there are delicious and diverse places to eat. Stop by the Desert Bistro for Southwestern cuisine and fine wine or eat at the 98 Center Restaurant if you want to dine on Vietnamese food or sandwiches.

 

Moab Utah is another one of the  Honeymoons Near Home/Best Places to Honeymoon in Utah  

Amazing Destinations that are Close to Home 

With places like Midway, Zion and Moab, you don’t have to leave the state to have a phenomenal honeymoon. Along with the beautiful sights, you’ll be able to stay in fine resorts, enjoy tasty cuisine and search for keepsakes in unique souvenir shops. Utah is the perfect place for a memorable honeymoon.

A couple’s wedding day is one of their most important events. Its importance means that choosing a venue is no simple feat. Fortunately, in Utah, there are a number of amazing places available for weddings and receptions, places like the Grand View Reception Center in Ogden. To help spotlight this incredible venue, we've included pictures from our recent inspiration shoot featuring our Gateway Bridal Jacoby dress style 9500.

The Grand View Reception Center in Ogden 

Beautiful and Classy

With its traditional exterior and loft-like interior, the Grand View can transform into a couple’s preferred decorating style for their wedding. Inside the reception center, exposed brick and polished cement floors make things easy for the wedding photographer while the venue’s spaciousness can accommodate the guest lists of most couples.

Gateway Bridal Jacoby dress style 9500 

Everything is Included  

At the Grand View Reception Center in Ogden, everything you need for your big day is available. This includes seating areas and linens. The venue even offers event planning, allowing you to opt out of what most people consider to be the most stressful part of getting married. Your guests will appreciate the event center’s covered parking, and you’ll appreciate the state-of-the-art sound system and televisions where your videographer can present beautiful pictures of you and your soon-to-be-spouse.

Grand View Reception center includes all the seating supplies you'll need

Photo not part of inspiration shoot. Take by Lindsey Black, used with permission.

Catering is another service offered by the reception center. With fun menu choices like a cookie or donut buffet in addition to classic menu items like gourmet cakes and chocolate dipped strawberries, it’s easy to make this special day your own.  

Bride and groom rooms are available, so the two of you can take the time you need to look amazing for each other on this special day. The Grand View also offers a variety of packages based on the number of people who will be joining you and what you choose from the food menu. At this venue, packages range from around $1,400 to $4,000.

Grand View reception center includes catering

Photo not part of inspiration shoot. Take by Lindsey Black, used with permission. 

Conveniently Located

 Set in the heart of downtown Ogden and right by the Ogden Temple, the Grand View is conveniently located. Not only is it easy to get to, but it also offers a view of the Ben Lomond Peaks. The lush green gardens and staff members will greet you upon your arrival. Staff will remain on hand during the entire event to handle any expected and unexpected situations.

Grand View reception center is conviently located and has beautiful grounds

Professional and Welcoming

The Grand View Reception Center in Ogden will do everything possible to make your wedding day perfect. From making sure that the venue is set up and decorated according to your preferences to providing the food, staff and equipment needed, the Grand View knows how to oversee this special event.

Grand View reception center has everything ready for you when you arrive

Photo shoot vendors included:

Photography: Forevermore Films

Videography: Forevermore Films

HMUA @honey.i.do.mua

Dress: GatewayBridal

Venue: Grand View Reception Center

Flowers @harperflorals

Model @mikayla.iverson

 



Fabulous locations for fall weddings in Utah

If there’s one thing that most people agree on about Utah, it’s the beauty of the state. This means that Utah brides are especially lucky when it’s time for them to choose a wedding venue. Here are a few fabulous locations for fall weddings in Utah. 

Grandview Reception Center

The Grandview Reception Center is a fabulous location for fall weddings in Utah 

Located just a block away from the Ogden Temple, The Grandview Reception Center is quickly becoming a popular choice for Box Elder brides. The exposed brick and gorgeous handmade tables provide a warm yet modern experience.

Photography @ForevermoreFilms

Videography @ForevermoreFilms

HMUA @honey.i.do.mua

Dress Jacoby, Allure Style 9500 @gatewaybridal

Venue @thegrandviewreceptioncenter

Flowers @harperflorals

Model @mikayla.iverson

Millcreek Inn

Millcreek Inn is a fabulous location for fall weddings in Utah 

Nestled in the center of Millcreek Canyon, the Millcreek Inn offers amazing mountain scenery, the kind that just gets better when fall arrives. If you hold your wedding reception at the Inn, you’ll have stunning red, orange and yellow leaves in the background of your bridal pictures. The Inn is a mere three miles up the canyon, which makes the site a quick drive from Salt Lake City. This fall wedding venue has an outdoor dining area that’s large enough for 140 wedding guests. If you don’t mind a casual reception of the open-house variety, then you can reserve a space at the Inn that has space for 300 people.

Photo: Jennifer Faust Photo 

Wadley Farms

Wadley Farms is a fabulous location for fall weddings in Utah 

Wadley Farms is conveniently located just below Mount Timpanogos. It is a beautiful fall venue set among a vineyard, orchards and gardens. Adding to the uniqueness of this venue is the classic Craftsman home, barn and cobblestone castle since these elements give you plenty of places to take stunning photographs. Wadley Farms does not offer on-site accommodations, but there’s room for as many as 400 of your family members and friends to come and celebrate one of your most important days.

Dresses: LatterDayBride Collection at Gateway Bridal & Prom

Salt Lake Hardware Building

The Salt Lake Hardware Building is a fabulous location for fall weddings in Utah 

Timeless and historic, the Salt Lake Hardware Building is the kind of venue that you can customize. With its exposed brick, high ceilings and spectacular wood beams, the Salt Lake Hardware Building is a memorable place to hold your wedding and reception. At this location, you can invite up to 200 of your favorite people. If you choose to book the Salt Lake Hardware Building, it’s easy to transform it with fall décor.

Photo: Heather Nan

Dress: Colette Komm 

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Stein Eriksen Lodge is a fabulous location for fall weddings in Utah 

If you have the budget, then the Stein Eriksen Lodge is the perfect place for your fall wedding. Not only will you have a view of the pretty fall foliage, but you will also be getting married with the mountains as your backdrop. Stein Eriksen has space for almost 500 guests.

PC: Stein Weddings 

Your Fall Wedding in Utah 

 

Utah brides have access to more than their fair share of fantastic fall wedding venues. From heading to the mountains for the scenery to savoring a venue filled with historic buildings, there are many fabulous locations for fall weddings in Utah. 

 

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