The Natural History Museum of Utah

Salt Lake City



The Natural History Museum of Utah offers blissful couples a creative and exquisite setting to share vows in front of family and friends. An ideal choice for brides and grooms with traveling wedding day guests, this venue features a central location and provides easy access from nearby highways and airports. Constructed with a variety of elegant ceremony spaces, every space available within the Museum features a touch of sophistication and charm. Whether you prefer the privacy of the entire Museum to yourself, the dramatic architecture of The Canyon Room, captivating exhibits of the Gallery, or the panoramic views of the Salt Lake Valley of the Sky Gallery and Terrace, this venue is sure to provide the breathtaking wedding day photos you always dreamed of. From grand events to intimate evenings, The Natural History Museum of Utah ensures a memorable experience.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, City/Skyline View, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 400 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 5:00PM and events can start at 6:30pm. Events must end by 11:00PM unless additional time is purchased. The Swaner Forum is the only event space available during public museum hours.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $4,000 to $11,500 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr. The rental fee for a ceremony ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on package, please inquire with venue for more details. Please inquire with venue coordinator for additional space and package options and daytime availability. All alcohol beverages must be served by a certified bartender.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Natural History Museum of Utah is estimated at between $8,476 and $16,250 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
No open flames
Venue must approve all floral decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, balloons, sparklers, etc