Wedding Venue Regulations

Wedding venues in Salt Lake City will not have uniform rules and regulations. This is especially true as it relates to the use of candles, outside decorations, decorations provided by the wedding venue and how the venue handles entertainment.

The use of candles in the different wedding venues in Salt Lake City will vary from location to location. Some venues welcome the use of candles to create a warm ambiance and others do not. When a venue does allow the use of candles it will typically require certain restrictions. For example, one venue requires that all candles must be in a container and that all burning flames must be below the rim of its container. Some couples desire the use of “unity candles” during their ceremonies. Unity candles are typically permitted and without containing it in glass during the actual ceremony. However, any damage caused by flames or melted wax will usually be billed to the Responsible Party.

Similarly, wedding venues in Salt Lake City often allow but regulate the use of decorations brought in by the wedding party. If an event party brings in any outside decorations they usually must be pre-approved by the wedding venue’s management. Usually the venue’s rules hold the event party responsible for any damage made to the facility or surrounding property. Moreover, the venue will typically require that all decorations are removed on the evening of the event by the expiration of the rental time.

Some wedding venues will provide minimal and neutral holiday and / or seasonal decorating. If an event party has concerns about these types of decorations it is usually a good idea to discuss these concerns with the venue manager.

Wedding venues typically provide audio equipment including a microphone for announcements and toasts. Most venues do not provide entertainment and will require the event party hire an outside DJ or band if desired.