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Weddings - Other Information

 

There's so much more involved to a wedding than renting a facility. Presented below is necessary information on renting audiovisual equipment, making sleeping accomodations, and finding catering. Parking options, maps, linen options, and alcohol policy information are also covered.

Lodging Accommodations

Adjacent to the Post Chapel, our 180 comfortable hotel rooms are available for your out of town guests.  Enjoy spectacular views of the valley while you sleep in the greatest of comfort. Make your reservations today on our homepage or by calling (801) 587-1000.  

 

Rentals Available

Tables and chairs for all wedding events being held at the University Guest House, Chapel, Officers Club, Commanders House, and Pierre Lassonde House are included in the rental rates. Bandstand furniture is available in limited quantities.

A $100.00 reset fee per room will be applied for any resets to your setup during your event.

Click here for the downloadable Historic Fort Douglas wedding brochure.

Linen

We offer the following colors of linen: burgundy, black, white, and ivory at $5 per linen. Wedding parties may also provide their own linens or obtain other colors from their caterer.

Catering

All weddings at the University Guest House, Commanders House, Officers Club, and Pierre Lassonde House, and Bandstand facilities must be catered (no food is allowed in the Chapel). Chartwells is the on-campus caterer and may be used for catering your wedding event. If you do not wish to have Chartwells cater your event, you may choose a caterer from our Preferred Caterers list

Alcohol Policies

Alcohol service may be permitted in the University Guest House Hotel, The Officers Club, The Pierre Lassonde House, The Bandstand, and The Commander’s House only under the following circumstances:

  • Alcohol must be provided by a caterer on our approved list of caterers.
  • An Alcohol Service Request form must be completed and approved by the UGH.
  • No minor students may attend the event.
  • Service of alcohol may only be permitted in those buildings listed above.
  • Event may not consist primarily of University employees.
  • Building must be closed to the general public during the event.
  • Lessee must comply with all state laws regarding service and consumption of alcohol, and agree to assume liability for any claims resulting from the service or consumption of alcohol at the event.

Parking

Any wedding event being held in the evening (after 6:00 pm) or on the weekend can park in Fort Douglas lots without a fee.

Parking lots located in Fort Douglas are patrolled by University of Utah Parking Services weekdays from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Any event needing parking during these times may select from the following two options.

  • Individual vehicle passes can be purchased at the University Guest House
    for $5.00* per day.
  • A special event-parking permit, $55.00*, will allow day visitors to park
    in the lot without a pass.

*Rates are subject to change

Maps

Our Wedding Map is available to print and use as an insert for your wedding invitations. To view a printable map showing our most popular wedding facilities, click here.