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Weddings in Alta

Choosing a destination wedding in Alta, Utah will not disappoint. Imagine the splendor of exchanging your “I dos” amid breathtaking views and picturesque scenery of the mountains. We offer the ideal spot for outdoor ceremonies and intimate receptions.

Outdoor wedding venues in Utah


We’re happy to open our grounds for wedding ceremonies and receptions during the months of June through September. We offer the opportunity for you to plan your own event with the caterer and other vendors of your choice, with the majestic sight of Mount Superior as your backdrop.

Our Services

  • Full access to our dining room, Alf Engen Room and outdoor grounds
  • Chairs and tables for the ceremony, reception and dinner
  • Assistance with set-up plans
  • Public restrooms
  • Day-use of suites for changing and wedding prep
  • Audio & visual equipment

Flexible Wedding Venue

When selecting a wedding venue to host your big day, wedding planners need some flexibility. We’re proud to offer you a little extra time for whatever you need.

  • The venue is available a day or two prior to the event to decorate and set up
  • No set time limit on how late in the evening your wedding can last
  • Extended time period for taking down and gathering your decorations

Planning & Rates

The total cost to rent our wedding venue is $10,000. In order to secure your date, a non-refundable deposit of $5,000 is required at the time of booking. The remaining $5,000 is due 30 days in advance of the wedding date and is also non-refundable.

Our wedding season runs from June through September.  The first two weeks of June may or may not be ideal for outdoor ceremonies, depending on the level of snowmelt.


Due to being closed during the summer months, access to our facility is limited. While we do not provide food services, we allow you to choose your own caterer and they would have the use of our kitchen for light food staging and preparation. The kitchen’s ice machine, sinks, prep tables and refrigerators are available for use.


That’s right! You can bring your own alcoholic beverages! But, Utah state law requires that a licensed bartender serves all alcohol and kegs need to be purchased through the lodge or an authorized caterer.

You Don’t Have To Go Home…

But you can’t stay here. Sorry, but overnight accommodations are not available at our lodge. We’re happy to provide you with a list of nearby resorts accepting summer reservations.

Do you need a great photographer who knows the lodge and area really well? We recommend our pal Christopher Whitaker. For more info, click here.

Start Planning

If you’re interested in hosting your wedding at the Peruvian, please get in touch with Todd Collins, General Manager at 800-453-8488.

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Host Your Special Day With Us

Before reaching out, please be sure to review our info sheet. Still interested? Fill out our form below and we’ll get back to you! If you have a few more questions, please click here or contact Todd at (800)-453-8488.

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What They're Saying

Below are real testimonials from real people about hosting their wedding at the Peruvian. But first, check out a few past weddings that took place at yours truly.

Steven and Megan   Julia and Brian

September 2019

We had our wedding ceremony and reception up at the Alta Peruvian Lodge (The P Dog). We had a fantastic time and the wedding was memorable. We were able to set up days before and had the freedom to decorate however we wanted. Our guests loved the laid back feeling. We had to move our ceremony inside, but it made for a beautiful close wedding. I would not change it. ~ Rachel

August 2019

Todd at the Peruvian Lodge will let you craft the precise event you want. He put virtually no restrictions on what we could do and were so helpful and supportive throughout the process. Our ceremony was outside on the lawn, with dinner in the dining room, and then dancing in the other room downstairs. They gave us two suites to use, too. Our out-of-town guests (99% flew in from out of state) were flabbergasted by the views and their experience up in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Guests can’t stay at the Peruvian for your summer wedding, so there’s even more flexibility for their experience. I can’t wait to get our photos back and relive the day.
~ Kate

August 2018

Everything was perfect. They were very accommodating and I loved that we had the whole week to set up and takedown. It was beautiful. ~ Megan

July 2017

We feel that we had the best experience possible. The staff at the Alta Peruvian Lodge were helpful before, during, and after our wedding. Having several days ahead, to bring in items for our wedding, took so much pressure off of us, so that everything could be arranged as we hoped. We used the Alta Peruvian Lodge bartender and he was perfect. The Alta Peruvian Lodge is a spectacular location where you can create the wedding that YOU want. Thanks for a great day! ~Helene

April 2016

The Alta Peruvian Lodge was the best place for us to have our wedding reception. We had our wedding in Salt Lake City and then went up there for dinner and dancing. In the dining room, we were able to have a hand served dinner to about 165 people and that was about the max amount of people the dining room could hold. The dancing area was decorated with string lights and a dance floor provided by the Peruvian and still had room for a 6 person live band. Of all of the venues I looked at for receptions in the mountains, the Alta Peruvian was the only place that allowed you to bring in your own caterer and alcohol. They were so accommodating to our requests and very helpful throughout the entire process. I would love to host a party there again and if this beautiful rustic lodge is where you see yourself getting married I highly recommend it. ~Michelle

July 2015

We loved having our wedding at the Peruvian! Little Cottonwood Canyon cannot be beaten for scenery, and the Peruvian Lodge epitomizes an outdoor, mountain life. Steve and Todd were both a pleasure to work with. They set up all the table and chairs for our ceremony and reception and took them down again. They gave us access to the building midweek before the wedding until early week after the wedding so that we had plenty of time to set up and clean up. They also let us come up several times before the event to show our families around. We liked that we could select our own caterer, bartender, etc. They were very flexible about us selecting our own vendors, and bringing our own alcohol for the reception. We ended up staying later than we intended, and they were very flexible about that.

If you are looking for a rustic, mountain venue with an outdoor ceremony site, this is the place for you! They are very laid back and easy to work with, but still professional. We felt like it was the perfect place for us. The venue and the staff matched our laid back, fun-loving style. ~Sarah

June 2013

The Alta Peruvian Lodge is the most amazing place to have a wedding! The setting is beautiful, the staff is amazing to work with and you can bring your own caterer and bartender. If you are looking to have an open bar, this is a great choice! (Venues that let you buy the booze and bring your own bartenders are much cheaper). Also, they let you decorate the day before and clean up the day after. I cannot even begin to describe how helpful this is. It allows for a perfectly stress-free wedding day. I could not have asked for a better wedding! Todd is absolutely wonderful to work with, I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in Utah. ~Anonymous

Picture Perfect

We agree – seeing is believing. To get a better idea of what your dream wedding could be like, check out this video and the stunning pictures below.

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