Post # 1
Hello Bees!! I just got engaged and I’m planning to get married in December. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and due to a tight budget, I’m getting married in an LDS church. Anyone know of any churches in salt lake city or around that area that aren’t your ordinary cultural hall and where they have a beautiful gym that can be used for a wedding reception?? Please post, Thanks!
Post # 3
@taty8488: You can’t get married in an LDS chappel. Only the cultural hall/ gym but the relifesociety room is an option I have seen some people use.
What about an institute building.
You can PVM me and we could even text if you need some help.
I am getting married in utah Fiance and I met in an LDS church- we don’t attend anymore but we are having our ceremony in copperton at the st pauls united methodist church for only 200 we had to cut some things to have it but I LOVE it- and they have a bridal room and grooms room and you CAN use the basment for the reception but we are having that at a church in taylorsville since its where we met and we need more space.
Let me know if I can do anything else to help.
My sisters getting married in December too!!! but in the temple so lots of utah weddings going on with this family!
Post # 4
@taty8488: I’ve also got some ideas and ways that I’ve found of how to decorate a gym to make it look better!
but you can’t use just any gym.. most the time you have to be in that ward to use the gym . The reason we got it is beacuse we USED to be in that ward and its my grandmothers ward so that was a special circumstance. I tried to use the SLCC institute building and they said I couldn’t cause I wasn’t a member of the singles ward…
Do you attend an LDs church or know your bishop? Contact them.
Post # 5
Most LDS churches are fairly cookie-cutter; you’re not going to find many “beautiful gyms” among them.
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building apparently does weddings but probably would not be cheap.
You can also look at historic buildings and museums in town. Some historic buildings don’t charge much, let you self-cater and the money you pay goes towards the building’s restoration.
There might also be some non-denominational churches in town that would allow you to have your wedding and reception there.