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Weddings in the iconic Natural History Museum of Utah.
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Large space and incredible views for your wedding at NHMU.
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Indoor and outdoor event space for weddings at NHMU.
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Host both your ceremony and reception at NHMU in Salt Lake City.
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The Canyon and Canyon Terrace - Weddings

Ceremony & Reception

As the signature space of the Museum, the Canyon offers dramatic architecture inspired by the slot canyons of southern Utah. Light plays off faceted walls that soar over a concrete floor inlaid with stones reminiscent of a stream bed. To the west, the Canyon opens to sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley through a three-story glass wall. An adjacent outdoor terrace extends your guests’ experience, weather permitting.

Enhance the memories of your special day with optional Gallery ExperiencesBetween your ceremony and reception, your guests can stroll through four galleries and millions of years of Utah's history during a social hour. They’ll marvel at newly discovered dinosaurs, see the Great Salt Lake transformed into prehistoric Lake Bonneville, and discover some of the oldest objects made by Utah’s first inhabitants. 

Click here to view and download a floor plan PDF.

Capacity :  400 Standing Reception  | 232 to 340* Seated Dinner 

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.–11 p.m.

* Seated capacity above 232 may require additional fees for equipment or services.


Reception Only 

As the signature space of the Museum, the Canyon offers dramatic architecture inspired by the slot canyons of southern Utah. Light plays off faceted walls that soar over a concrete floor inlaid with stones reminiscent of a stream bed. To the west, the Canyon opens to sweeping views of the Salt Lake Valley through a three-story glass wall. An adjacent outdoor terrace extends your guests’ experience, weather permitting.

Capacity :  400 Standing Reception  | 232 to 340* Seated Dinner 

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.–11 p.m.

* Seated capacity above 232 may require additional fees for equipment or services.


For more information or to schedule your walk-through of the Rio Tinto Center, contact our Events Team by calling 801-585-9538 or via email.

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