Salt Lake Hardware Building: The Perfect Wedding Venue

So you’ve just got engaged and now you’re turning your attention to planning your nuptials, but you haven’t found that perfect venue for the weekend wedding of your dreams.

Enter the Salt Lake Hardware Building.

Situated in the heart of Utah’s capital city, this beautiful historic venue offers everything a bride and groom could ask for.

Surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks, iconic cultural attractions, and world class restaurants serving mouthwatering international cuisine, hosting your weekend wedding at the Salt Lake Hardware Building will make for an unforgettable experience.

Here are 10 reasons why you’re going to love this one of a kind venue:

1. The Buildings Unique History Offers Unrivaled Character

Originally built as a warehouse in 1909, the Salt Lake Hardware Building has been lovingly restored to feature much of the original brick walls, wooden beams and pillars, stone archways, open floor plans, and intricate metalwork. The charming and ambient atrium is the focal point of the event space, setting the tone for your guests as they walk into this incredible location for the first time, and leaving a lasting impression as they leave. With dramatic high ceilings, unique decorations, and unusual spaces, this timeless building will set your imagination racing at the possibilities of how you could lay out your wedding.

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2. The Sky’s The Limit When It Comes to Your Guest List

If you’re thinking big for your wedding then this venue will certainly not hold you back from planning an epic event. With space for over 200 guests for a seated dinner and 500 for a more casual evening event, nobody will have to be cut from the guest list due to venue limitations. Flexible timings are another great feature of this event space, as you can plan your wedding to start anytime between 11am and 11pm on the weekends, and weekday weddings can be held after 6pm if this suits you and your guests best. While some venues charge incrementally based on the number of guests, here, you don’t have to worry about the numbers on the guest list creeping up as the venue cost remains the same.

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3. All Practicalities Are Taken Care Of

Whether you like to have everything taken care of for you, or you want to create a completely customized wedding with all your own unique decorations and private vendors, the Salt Lake Hardware Building can accommodate. They boast some of the finest catering services in the city, and have an expert team on hand to ensure your big day goes down without a hitch, leaving you to enjoy yourself without having to worry about the logistics of how the day will operate.

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4. The Spacious Floor Plan Gives You Endless Possibilities

Thanks to its classic warehouse interior, the Salt Lake Hardware Building offers an incredibly spacious floor plan and atrium, giving you endless possibilities when it comes to what you can do with the space. No matter how big your guest list, even when filled to capacity, you’ll have enough scope to do whatever your heart desires. From designated areas for photo booths and well wishes, to cigar bars and party games, you are free to create the wedding day timeline of your dreams without worrying whether your venue will be able to physically accommodate all your big ideas.

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5. The Venue is Situated in The Perfect Locale

Another key element to consider when planning your wedding weekend is the ease of access for your numerous guests. Luckily this venue is situated in a prime location in the city center, with car parking for up to 1,000 cars just off the Lincoln Highway, tram and train stations within walking distance, and Salt Lake City International Airport nearby, making access simple and straightforward  for all your guests. Add to this the picturesque mountain backdrop in the distance, and you’ve found a perfect Salt Lake wedding venue - easy to find, and easy on the eye.

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6. Paddle Through the Serene Setting of Liberty Park

Once the wedding day is over there’s no better place to relax in the company of your new husband or wife than drifting away on a paddle boat in the gorgeous setting of Liberty Park. Since its beginning in 1882, Liberty Park has become the go to destination for those looking to enjoy the freedom and beauty of nature in a historical and grand setting. Located only a short drive from the Salt Lake Hardware Building, the breathtaking park is also an ideal spot for a photoshoot if you want additional shots to complete your wedding album.

Salt Lake City Liberty Park

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7. Explore the Beautiful Botanical Gardens and Arboretum at Red Butte

Open year around with an ever evolving canvas of colors, Red Butte Gardens is an awe-inspiring place to visit during any season. With over 100 acres of natural gardens, hiking trails, and magical arboretum, Red Butte offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and city. Quiet, beautiful and pristinely preserved, you can spend the day lazing around, or exploring all that the gardens have to offer. During the summer months they also host an array of open air local events and musical performances where you can bring your blanket and watch the show with a picnic dinner. For the ultimate Red Butte experience visit in summer when everything is in full bloom.

Salt Lake City Red Butte

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8. Take a Complimentary Tour of Utah’s Most Visited Attraction

Temple Square is the epicenter of downtown Salt Lake City, a 35-acre historic site which is the most visited tourist attraction in Utah. Complimentary tours are available for individuals and groups, and you can plan to see whatever you’re most interested in. Some of the key attractions at the site include the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Beehive House, Church History Library, temple gardens, 21,000 seat Conference Center, and Family History Library. If you and your partner are interested in investigating your genealogies as you join together and create a new family tree, you can visit the world’s most prestigious Family Search Center and trace back your roots.

Salt Lake Temple

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9. Watch The Stars at Clark Planetarium

For a truly cosmic experience nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking shows which are held at the state of the art Clark Planetarium. Gaze into the abyss of the universe, as seen through the hubble telescope, or catch a show at the newly renovated imax theater. The state of the art Hansen Dome theater allows you to see 3d projections of the universe in super high definition, without any 3d glasses, and with more than 200 seats you could even take your entire wedding party along with you.

Salt Lake City Planetarium

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10. Indulge in Exciting Cuisine at One of the Many Salt Lake City Restaurants

Home to an endless number of palate pleasing restaurants both inside and outside the city, Salt Lake City offers every kind of food genre imaginable. For the perfect restaurant to compliment your wedding venue try Pallet. Also housed in an old warehouse, Pallet has created a hip authentic vibe with eclectic decor and exciting food. Another worthwhile option is the fairytale La Caille, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Front, with an elegantly prepared French menu and delightful romantic ambiance. If you fancy venturing a little further afield then make your way to the rustic Log Haven or Millcreek Inn, both of which are situated just outside the city in a breathtaking woodland environment surrounded by waterfalls and pine forests.

Salt Lake City Pallet

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Your Turn

Are you considering the Salt Lake Hardware Building for your big day? Find out more about the venue here and be sure to let us know what you love most about it in the comments below...