For a truly memorable occasion, Snowbasin Resort provides a picturesque setting with exquisite personal service. With outdoor locations and two magnificent lodges, the ambiance of Snowbasin is perfect for any wedding ceremony and/or reception. Our award-winning catering team will work with you to create your dream wedding from an elegant plated meal, to a simple dessert or appetizer reception. Your wedding will be one of the most memorable events of your life. While planning such an event can be daunting, the staff at Snowbasin Resort will serve to make your wedding a uniquely personal event. Our wedding packages include options and catering selections tailored to your taste and budget. With attention to detail, our coordinators are dedicated to making your wedding perfect in every way.
Review September 2019:
Our Daughter’s wedding at Snowbasin August 17, 2019, exceeded our expectations. I knew when I met with Kristine Cline in August of 2018 that Snowbasin would be a perfect venue since we were planning a wedding long distance and our daughter’s time was limited because of being a 3rd-year resident. Kristine was wonderful to work with. I have experience putting on big events and I knew Kristine and the staff at Snowbasin knew how to do a first rate event. The service the day of the Wedding was above and beyond. While the family was taking photos in the wildflowers which were quite a hike in heels and long dresses, the staff was bringing appetizers and drinks out to us on trays so that we would not miss out on the cocktail hour. We never asked for this service, they just did it and it was phenomenal! Putting everything together with Kristine was an easy process. There are so many choices with no upcharge. Needles Lodge was beautiful and the wildflowers that Lund Floral provided were a perfect addition. Richie the DJ was also a wonderful MC for the evening and really had the party going. I would recommend looking at these Snowbasin recommended vendors. The Gondola ride to Needles was a special treat for our guests. Once up at Needles, the venue is private and very intimate. We had a Buffet dinner which was Wonderful. We were prepared to have a plated service if needed (depending on our final guest list number) and felt comfortable that either would be equally as good. Again, I cannot say enough about the service from Day 1 of planning. Kristine was the best and the Catering Manager Ashley was equally as wonderful that day! We are looking forward to going back to Snowbasin to enjoy a Sunday Brunch at Needles or a Sunday afternoon Brews and Blues festival. It truly is a special place. I would also recommend Lakeside and Edgewater Condos for your guest. They are about 10 minutes down the Mountain and were a perfect place to spend the Wedding Weekend.
Review August 2019:
I had always had Snowbasin in mind for my wedding. When the time came, we gave like literally 5 minutes thought to if we wanted to look around, before deciding that Snowbasin was it. Our wedding went beyond my expectations. I never once felt the treachery that brides face planning their wedding because Snowbasin made so many of the decisions so easy. Our coordinator Kristine was the hardest working woman in Utah, giving us her opinion when needed, and taking a backseat when she saw fit. Both us, and our guests were in awe of the venue, love the food, the ambiance and the service. We routinely are told that people want to go back to our wedding weekend. We will cherish our wedding forever.
Review June 2019:
Me and my wife were married here a year ago today. Earls Lodge was the absolute best venue for us and all of our friends and family. Just amazing. I had no idea how to plan for a wedding but Carly and her staff were incredible and took care of everything. They even let us customize from their original menu because we wanted to serve breakfast instead!
Review March 2019:
Beautiful venue and everyone was so helpful. All of the details were taken care of and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. All of my guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony and reception we had. I can’t thank Kristine and the entire staff enough for all of their help and dedication to make our special day so amazing.
Review Married on 3/23/19
Fairy Tale Wedding!!!
I wish every bride and groom could have the experience we did for our wedding. It was truly a fairy tale. Kristine Cline and the Snowbasin staff were top notch. I cannot speak highly enough for this venue. It was absolutely perfect in every way. My now-husband and I decided we wanted to get married in the mountains during the winter. We live in TN so I was a little nervous about planning a wedding from afar. I came across Snowbasin online and reached out. We spoke to Kristine Cline, the event coordinator and then scheduled a video call with her so she could show us what Needles Lodge looked liked decorated for a wedding. We loved it so much we immediately picked a date and signed the contract. A few months later we went out there and saw the venue and met with Kristine. Kristine had everything ready for us to plan the entire wedding while we were there. We had a food tasting, chose the linen colors, the layout, etc. This was so nice to have most everything done in one day. Additionally, Kristine gave us Snowbasin’s preferred vendor list. We scheduled meetings and had the photographer, the florist, and the officiant all finalized on this trip as well. Once we got close to the wedding, Kristine was on top of everything and did not miss a beat. Because of all of her preparation and organization when it came to the wedding day everything went so smoothly. I literally could not pick one thing I would change about our wedding. I did not have to remind anyone to do anything. They were on top of every little detail including opening our hand warmers 45 mins before the ceremony started so they would be warm for our guests. The ceremony was straight out of a movie. Some of our guests kept saying they felt like they were in a hallmark movie from the second they got in the gondola. The backdrop on the patio at Needles was breathtaking. Our officiant, Kamrin Carver was the best I have ever seen and I am not just saying that because he did our wedding. We had a sit-down dinner for 100 guests. The food was so delicious. The passed appetizers and warm fireplace were perfect to come in to after the ceremony outside. The entrees, sides, and dessert were incredible. And trust me you do not need to worry about enough food, they are incredibly generous with their portions. We also had late night snacks which everyone loved. The wait staff and bartenders were so professional. Needles Lodge was picturesque. The chandeliers, big stone fireplaces, and views are among the many beautiful aspects. You do not need much in terms of flowers and decor because the Lodge is so grand that anything else will take away from its beauty. Our florist, Lund Floral did a fabulous job keeping the flowers simple and elegant to compliment the Lodge. After dinner, we danced the night away using Snowbasins DJ, Richie. He was so fun and did an awesome job. Needles has a great dance area and the lighting and equipment were great. Most of our guests got out there on Wednesday or Thursday and enjoyed Snowbasins awesome skiing it has to offer. The wedding from start to finish was so classy and elegant. Everyone we worked with from the Snowbasin staff to their preferred vendors were incredible and I cannot recommend this venue enough! I can’t wait to get all the beautiful pictures back from Brandon Burke!
Review Married on 1/04/19
Amazing venue for our daughter’s wedding!
The staff and venue at Snowbasin for our daughters’ wedding was outstanding! Kristine Cline, our event coordinator, helped in every possible way to make her wedding spectacular. Every aspect from the ceremony at Needles Lodge to the reception in Earls Lodge was made perfect by their professional and helpful staff. Because Snowbasin is such a beautiful location and each lodge has its own gorgeous setting we only needed to have candles and flower centerpieces for the tables and a few flowers for the wedding ceremony. This takes away the stress of decorating. All of our guests loved the food and had a blast going up the gondola for the ceremony. We highly recommend Snowbasin for your wedding. We couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Review from January 2019:
My husband and I got married at Snowbasin in October and we truly couldn’t have had a more perfect or fairytale-like wedding!! It was truly a DREAM. Kimberly Miller helped is to plan out the perfect day including every detail. The day of the wedding felt so stress free because of the staff at Snowbasin that took care of all that we had planned. I would totally get married here all over again because of how special they made us feel!! Thank you to Alex Musil as well, she did a wonderful job putting things together! The food was magnificent, the cake was Devine, and the environment was just filled with love and romance. It was truly a gorgeous day and I would recommend anyone getting married there that wants a stress free day!
Review from October 2018:
MOST AMAZING WEDDING VENUE!
My husband and I (finance at the time, obviously) wanted a wedding in the mountains and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location! We got married on top of the mountain at Snowbasin - Needles Lodge on 9/26/2018.
-Our wedding coordinator was very diligent in helping us plan for the wedding. She saved us lots of stress and time.
-BEST CAKE EVER!
-Staff was very helpful – even brought us food to eat between photos.
-No hidden fees
The referrals from Snowbasin were phenomenal. We selected the DJ and reverend from the list and this is what we thought.
-The non-denomination reverend was hands down, the best! The ceremony was exactly what we asked for and even better than we expected. It was the perfect amount of loving, exciting, spiritual, and even humorous at times to keep it light hearted like we had requested!
-The wedding DJ was great! He kept the guests engaged and even edited a song for the wedding ceremony that I specifically wanted from Lord of the Rings!
Snowbasin was the most amazing venue ever and we would definitely recommend this location!
Does Snowbasin Resort allow outside catering?
We require that all catering be in house but can assure you that you will love our food. Our chefs are highly trained, choose only the best ingredients and are flexible with menus should you have special dietary needs.
How much does a wedding at Snowbasin Resort cost?
Our room rental prices vary by time of year, day of the week and by the space itself. We have two patios and 5 different dining rooms within 2 lodges that are available for private events. Depending on your group size, what you are looking for and your date, you may have a few options to choose from. Our Event Sales Manager would be happy to discuss your options and prices with you.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
All bar service needs to be provided by Snowbasin Resort, in accordance with DABC laws.
Can we bring a band or DJ?
Yes, you can bring any band or DJ you would like. We have a preferred vendor list that we can provide you if you would like recommendations.
What does Snowbasin Resort include in their packages?
We provide all food, beverage, serving staff, bartenders, furniture, linen, and space. We will do all of the setup, besides decorating, and all clean up at the end of the event. All you would need to do is decorate if you wish.
What kind of vendors should I be considering?
Florist, hair/makeup, a photographer, a DJ or band, a photo booth, an officiant
Can we have just our ceremony at Snowbasin Resort?
We don’t want a sit-down dinner but more of a social event with finger foods and guests coming and going. Is this an option?
Yes. We host all kinds of events and styles and have a full hors d’oeuvre and dessert menu just for this kind of occasion.
How many hours do we have the space?
We allow a total timeline of 6 hours, plus two hours early arrival for set up. Extra time can be added for an added fee.
Do you offer lower rates on weekdays?
Yes, we offer reduced room rental rates on Sunday - Thursday dates.
Is there lodging close to the resort?
Yes, the closest lodging is Lakeside Resort Properties and Escapes at Edgewater just 8 minutes away. Mountain Luxury Lodging manages these properties including shuttle services to the resort.
Weddings in Earl's Lodge Dining Room, Huntington Room, Cinnabar and Patio
12:00am - 11:59pm, Aug 21, 2020
Trails Closed August 21st - August 23rd due to 29029: Whole Snowbasin Trail System. Guests can ride Middle Fork, Ogden Overlook and other National Forest Service Trails surrounding Snowbasin.Read More
After careful monitoring of the ever evolving environment around COVID-19, and following guidance from local and national health organizations, Sun Valley and Snowbasin Resorts have decided to close for the remainder of the 2019-20 winter season, effective March 16, 2020. This decision has been made proactively for the safety and interest of our employees, guests and communities.Read More