The Gorgeous High West Distillery Wedding Venue

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Your High West Distillery wedding will consist of delicious whiskey and celebrating you and your best friends’ love, whatever that may look like. The High West Distillery aims to incorporate the products they love in the place they love, the West. High West believes that all couples, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, should be celebrated. Their event staff is professional, experienced and truly invested in making sure your wedding day runs as smoothly and joyful as possible. High West has three separate venues that I will highlight in this post. Pricing for your wedding celebration depends on the venue you choose as well as the time of year. Contact them here to get more information! Otherwise, read on, and you will find out some great information about the beautiful High West Distillery wedding venue in the mountains of the West.

 

The High West Refectory

The High West Refectory sits atop a mountainside with picturesque views, just steps away from the Distillery. Set against the scenic hills of  the Blue Sky Ranch, this venue truly embodies the beauty that Utah has to offer. The rustic architecture combined with modern metal accents makes this a truly magical space. The Distillery is the largest of their three venues and is the perfect location for hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, rehearsal dinner, or welcome party. The High West Refectory provides a full-service experience for you and your guests from start to finish. With the  sweeping mountain views and rustic charm of the Utah landscape, your celebration is sure to be one to be remembered. All of their venues are priced based on a food and beverage minimum. All the food and drink that you purchase will go towards meeting the minimum. The food and beverage minimum for the Refectory ranges from $10,000 to $20,000 plus taxes and service charge (22%) depending on day of the week and season. Elopements and intimate weddings are priced on an individual basis. Contact them to learn more about that. 

  • Ceremonies can be held in our outdoor Amphitheater, with seating for up to 135 guests, or our indoor Chapel,  with seating for up to 60 guests. 
  • Per Utah law, all bar charges must be charged based on consumption. While every group is different, we estimate roughly $40 – $55 per person in charges. 
  • Private Distillery tours and guided High West whiskey tastings are available for an additional charge  ranging from $200 to $400. 
  • We offer buffet style, family style or choice of entrée style dinners with menus starting at $85 per person.
  • Venue access begins at 4pm for outside vendor arrival. Guests can be on property from 6pm to 12am. Vendors have one hour after scheduled guest departure to clean up, and all decor must leave the property the night of the event.
  • Tables and chairs for up to 135 guests are provided. Rentals may be contracted to accommodate additional guests.
  • Flatware, china, glassware and all other service items are provided.
  • All service staff included.  

 

At the Refectory, The Amphitheater, the outdoor ceremony site, is surrounded by lush mountainside with a flowing water feature, aspen trees, and sage brush. Stunning architecture frames the couple as they say, “We Do.” The Amphitheater can accommodate up to 135 guests for a seated ceremony. Additional guests can be accommodated standing.  

The Chapel, their indoor ceremony site, is a beautiful room with floor to ceiling windows and a romantic fireplace on the second floor of the High West Refectory. This space can also double as a private area for the bridal party to sip Champagne and add any final touches before the ceremony. The Chapel can accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated ceremony. Ceremony site fee for either the Amphitheater or the Chapel is $2500. Special pricing may be applied depending on ceremony structure. 

 

The Nelson Cottage by High West

Located right off Main Street, just two doors up from our Saloon, The Nelson Cottage by High West offers an intimate setting to host your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. This historic cottage is filled with charm and is guaranteed to deliver an elevated dining experience. The Nelson Cottage by High West offers an elegant setting to host your wedding celebration. With a visible chef’s kitchen and intimate patio, the Nelson Cottage provides not only proximity to Main Street, but also a great sense of privacy and exclusivity. The food and beverage minimum for the Cottage ranges from $2,500 to $4,000 plus taxes and service charge (22%) depending on day of the week and season. Elopements and intimate weddings are priced on an individual basis. You can contact them to learn more about that.  

  • The Nelson Cottage hosts very intimate ceremonies, and Park City and the surrounding areas offer many beautiful ceremony sites in walking distance or a short drive away.
  • Per Utah law, all bar charges must be charged based on consumption. While every group is different, we estimate roughly $40 – $55 per person.
  • Private tours of the Saloon’s Distillery operations can be added for $200.  
  • We offer buffet style, family style or choice of entrée style dinners with menus starting at $85 per person. 
  • The Cottage specializes in whiskey paired family style dinners, something your guests are sure to never forget. 
  • Venue access times are flexible, and typically begins at 4pm for outside vendor arrival. Guests can be on property from 6pm to 1am. Vendors have one hour after scheduled guest departure to clean up. All decor must leave the property the night of the event. 
  • Local outside noise ordinances do apply and begin at 10pm.  
  • Tables and chairs for up to 40 guests are provided. 
  • Flatware, china, glassware and all other service items are provided.
  • All service staff included.

 

The High West Saloon

The High West Saloon, the third venue available for your High West Distillery wedding, is their flagship venue and is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town, Park City. As a longstanding historic landmark, they have maintained its original structure with exposed beams, high ceilings and open floor plan. This combined with its proximity to Main Street, makes the Saloon the perfect venue for a fun-filled wedding celebration. Due to change in Utah law, the High West Saloon can only accommodate guests 21 and over. The High West Saloon provides endless options for guests to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, alpine inspired food, dance and commemorate your love! With its reputation for being the best place in town for craft cocktails and its unique historic charm, the Saloon is the place to celebrate. All of their venues are priced based on food and beverage minimum. All food and drink that you purchase would go towards meeting the minimum. The food and beverage minimum for the Saloon  heavily depends on the time of year and day of the week. Pricing can range from $15,000 to $30,000 plus tax and service charge (22%). 

  • The Saloon does not generally host wedding ceremonies, but Park City and the surrounding areas offer many beautiful ceremony sites in walking distance or a short drive away. 
  • Per Utah law, all bar charges must be charged based on consumption. While every group is different, we estimate roughly $40 – $55 per person. 
  • Private tours of the Saloon’s Distillery operations can be added for $200.  
  • We offer buffet style, family style or choice of entrée style dinners with menus starting at $85 per person.  
  • Venue access times are flexible, and typically begins at 4pm for outside vendor arrival. Guests can be on property  from 6pm to 1am. Vendors have one hour after scheduled guest departure to clean up. All decor must leave the property the night of the event. 
  • Tables and chairs for up to 80 guests are provided. Rentals may be contracted to accommodate additional guests.
  • Flatware, china, glassware and all other service items are provided.  
  • All service staff included. 

 

Your High West Distillery Wedding Photographer

As a mountain lover and photographer, I would love nothing more than to be your photographer on your big day for your High West Distillery wedding. Fill out this form and let’s chat about details of your wedding day! I hope this information was helpful as you’re navigating the planning process. I want to be a resource for you and would love to answer any other questions that you have relating to anything wedding related, venues or photography! If you’re looking for a different venue, though, check out these other resources linked below. They will be helpful if you’re planning a wedding in Park City! Thanks for being here and happy venue shopping 🙂

 

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