Solitude Mountain Resort is perfectly located between Park City and Salt Lake City. The drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon in the summer is something to behold and an experience all on it's own to see the rocky cliffsides of mountains covered in pines and wildflowers, or in the fall with all of the colors covering the mountains and trees. It's the perfect location for a summer or fall mountain wedding in Utah!
We took a trip in the winter to meet with Kate Macconi, the director of weddings and events at Solitude. Kate will be your point of contact throughout your wedding experience at Solitude Mountain Resort - from the time you book your tour, to your last hurrah and sendoff ending your wedding day. She and the team at Solitude are incredibly accommodating and with years of wedding experience they know how to help you create the mountain wedding you're dreaming of. With all of the options that are available for ceremonies and receptions, Solitude makes it easy to find exactly the location and view you are hoping for. Solitude also only allows for a maximum of two weddings a day, and both have different entries so that neither party will run into the other. On top of that, their amenities for you and your guests during your stay are top notch! Read on to learn more about what you can expect.
See photos of the different venues and ceremony sites at Solitude Mountain Resort.
Creating Your Dream Wedding
At Solitude Mountain Resort, it is easy to build your wedding exactly how you always dreamed it would be. Many couples that book here are avid skiers and snowboarders who have connections to Solitude, but others come from all across the country for the sweeping mountain views and exceptional service.
There are three different lodges at Solitude that you can choose from to host your wedding dinner and reception, and each building offers a choice of three unique ceremony sites with different views and landscapes!
Fun tip: If you tour the resort in the winter, you might get to go on a snowmobile!!
Lodge Option 1: LCMC Lodge
When you go on your tour at Solitude you will get the chance to see each of the three lodges used for weddings. The LCMC Lodge has a large open space upstairs filled with windows and wooden rustic tables and chairs. The LCMC is popular for destination weddings because it is just short walk away from each of the lodging options. The ceremony sites for this area include a grassy area near a pond an boardwalk, a boulder surrounded by towering pines, and an area with a view of the slopes.
Lodge Option 2: The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is Solitude's premier and most luxurious option. This is going to be its first year back in service after being remodeled and renovated following a fire back in 2016. Just walking into the main room will take your breath away as you see the firepit and concrete ceiling. Surrounding the firepit you'll find uniquely shaped windows with the best views. This lodge also has access to a deck that wraps around the outside for guests to mingle during cocktail hour. It's super pretty, especially in the fall when the aspen trees change color! The ceremony sites at this building are fitting and also unique. One option includes a ride on a ski lift up to the wedding aisle entrance (how cool is that!?), another area includes sweeping canyon views, and the last of the three options here is a grassy area surrounded by pine trees.
Lodge Option 3: Moonbeam
Lastly, the Moonbeam Lodge features a large gathering area inside with a fireplace and upper level deck outside which is perfect for cocktail hour. The Moonbeam Lodge is especially great for couples having just a reception at Solitude, because it's easy for guests to access to visit briefly before leaving. There is also a ski lift that is connected with Moonbeam that guests can ride up and down until the sunsets. The ceremony sites at Moonbeam include the clock tour on the upper deck, a site at the base of a slope, and a third surrounded by pines.
Amenities and Activities
Solitude not only has one of the largest varieties when it comes to venues choices, but they also have some of the best amenities and activities available for you and your guests!
In the summer they are only a 15 minute drive over Guardsman Pass to Park City where you can shop, dine, and take in entertainment. There are also numerous hikes at Solitude and nearby. It's only a short drive up to Silver Lake which is a gorgeous area for photos and for exploring. At the resort there is a spa, rentals for mountain biking, and disc golf. Many couples will turn their wedding day into a weekend retreat for them and their guests. There are multiple lodging options available with access to heated outdoor pools and so much more!
What are the catering and alcohol policies at Solitude Mountain Resort?
Solitude requires all food and beverage to be catered through the venue. They have a lengthy menu to choose from including a variety of buffet and plated dinner options and bar selections. Also, if you cater your desserts through Solitude, then you will receive a complimentary personal-sized cake for a ceremonial cake cutting.
How many guests can we invite to our wedding day?
Depending on which lodge you choose the Moonbeam Lodge can accommodate 150, the Roundhouse 250, and the LCMC Lodge 300.
What is the time frame that we'll have access to the venue?
The wedding party and vendors have access to the venue from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM on the date you book. This includes times for setup and takedown.
What is one of the unique perks about booking with Solitude?*
If you book the Mountain Adventure Package you will receive the following: When staying two nights at select Solitude Resort Lodging managed properties, guests will receive a 20% discount off their stay, two complimentary summer lift tickets, as well as 20% off a mountain bike rental or disc golf package. The lift provides access to mountain biking, hiking, and scenic lift rides. On top of that all your guests will receive 10% off their lodging stay.
*Offer valid June 1, 2021 - October 10, 2021 for new reservations only, not retroactive; minimum two-night stay required. Lift operational Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, weather permitting.
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