Post # 1
Any fellow Utah brides out there? Fiancee and I are struggling with our venue decision. Has anyone had a wedding at or been to a wedding at Log Haven or Sundance? Do you prefer one to the other? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Post # 3
It depends on your location and the location of most of your guests, I would say. If you’re in Utah Valley or along the Wasatch Back, Sundance is probably going to work out a little better. If you’re in the Salt lake area, Log Haven would work better. I checked out Log Haven for a ceremony venue and thought it was very pretty, even covered in snow. They’re primarily a restaurant so you’ll have great food, and the location is absolutely beautiful.
If you’re thinking about a canyon wedding you could also check out the Alta Lodge. My friend had her wedding there and it was lovely. You’ll be getting married right around the time the wildflowers bloom up in the alpine meadow, so that would be a great photo opportunity too!
Post # 4
@kissme_cait: Thanks for your input. Fiance and I live in the valley, but 90% of our guest list is coming from out of town (mostly from the east coast and California). So everyone has a ways to travel no matter what. We love both locations but don’t know which one we like better! We kind of like Log Haven cause then guests can stay around Salt Lake and have tourist attractions near by on non-wedding days. But we also like that guests can do outdoorsy stuff at Sundance. Alta Lodge sounds nice though too!
Post # 5
@magg85: I understand your dilemma. They are both beautiful locations. I chose Log Haven for my wedding last year and I was thrilled with everything. The location was close enough to the city that my guests could explore the entire Wasatch Front and Park City easily…even go out at night on nights other than our wedding. Plus the temperature at Log Haven is a bit nicer year round. We held our wedding outdoors in the evening and the light was miraculous for photos. Our photographer said that Log Haven is the photographer’s favorite for the way the late light reflects off the pond. Faith was the person who planned our wedding with us and she was terrific. She had alot of great ideas for us and even included a chair designated for my deceased father. Every time I looked at it I felt like he was right there with me. Those are the kind of touches that made my day special. My guests are still raving about the food. One other thing that helped us make our decision was privacy. I had a friend who had a wedding at Sundance and she complained that people with little kids who were not in her wedding kept running through her area. It was disruptive and rude. The resort said it happens all the time because they are a hotel too.
Post # 6
@Jennie Mimem: Thanks for your response! Very helpful. We LOVE Log Haven. It’s one of our favorite places to eat in the Salt Lake area. I guess we were a little worried about privacy since other people would be dining there, but I never thought about the privacy issue with Sundance. Good to know! If you don’t mind me asking, did you have your reception on the patio? If so, did you guys have dancing at your wedding? We’ve been kind of stumped as to where the dance space would be. Thanks again!