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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. Start your forever here.

Planning Information

The Peruvian is happy to have our grounds open for weddings and ceremonies during the summer. We offer the opportunity to plan your own event with the caterer of your choice, complete with the majestic sight of Mount Superior as your backdrop.

Our Services

Our wide spectrum of services and wedding venues can help you plan and host the ceremony and reception of your dreams.

  • Full access to our dining room, Alf Engen Meeting Room and outdoor grounds
  • Chairs and banquet tables for the ceremony and reception – includes set up and tear down
  • Furniture set up plan
  • Public restrooms conveniently located near the reception area and the main entrance
  • Full access to changing rooms

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.

  • 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 hold your wedding with us is $4,000. To secure your date, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking.

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 snow melt.


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.

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

Start Planning

If your interested in hosting your wedding at the Peruvian, please contact Todd Collins, General Manager at 800-453-8488 or submit a request for proposal.

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Host Your Special Day With Us

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.

Please note we no longer have any available dates to offer in 2018. Now booking events for June – September, 2019.

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What They're Saying

Below are real testimonials from real people about hosting their wedding at the Peruvian. We just can’t make this stuff up.

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 looks 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 beat 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 time 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

June, 2012

We loved having our wedding at the Alta Peruvian. We had a lot of, shall we say, “nontraditional” requests, and Todd, the manager, was really relaxed and flexible. I was so tired of listening to people quote all the little “extras” like cake cutting fees, and Todd is straight up and does whatever he can to work with your schedule and requests. He let us come in and decorate the lodge a few days before the wedding, which was SO helpful and decreased our stress level considerably. The lodge is beautiful and fit our styles perfectly. Thanks everyone! ~Bethany

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