Ogden Weddings | A Planning Guide

the exterior of the fifth floor, available for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo

If you’re engaged and planning a wedding in the beautiful city of Ogden, Utah, you’re in the right place! Congrats on your engagement! I hope that this guide is helpful to you as you begin the planning process of your Ogden wedding. Ogden weddings are beautiful and when you book amazing vendors. With awesome vendors on your team, you are truly on your way to having the best day of your life. In this blog post I will highlight wedding planners that serve the Ogden area. I will also highlight venues, florists, caterers, bakeries and wedding rental shops. Let’s get to it!

To start, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your Ogden wedding, I would love to help you out! I know from experience how stressful it is planning a wedding, so I’ll be here every step of the way! Even if you haven’t booked your venue yet, contact me regarding my availability on your big day. Let’s get you on my calendar!

 

Wedding Venues In Ogden

I wrote a blog post on three other wedding venues in Ogden that you’ll find helpful if you don’t feel aligned with the wedding venues mentioned in this post. Whether you’re looking to get married indoors or outside, there are Ogden wedding venues available for whatever style you’re going for. From industrial, modern indoor spaces to beautiful outdoor flower gardens, you’re sure to find a style that fits your dream. In the mentioned blog post above, I highlighted Copper Nickel Events, the Ogden Botanical Gardens and The Foundry. Copper Nickel Events features historic brick walls and industrial elegance and is located at 2450 Grant Avenue. The Ogden Botanical Gardens provides a beautiful backdrop with a gazebo and flower gardens and is located at 1750 Monroe Blvd. The Foundry is a beautiful and affordable venue located in Uintah at 2452 East 6700 South.

flowers at the ogden botanical garden for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo   

 

Another unique option for hosting your wedding reception or ceremony is The Monarch Venues which offers modern indoor and outdoor spaces. The Monarch used to be a 57,000 square foot industrial garage. It now stands as a newly renovated venue and is located at 455 25th St. Suite 301, in the heart of Ogden. With innovative policies, an artistic atmosphere and spacious floor plans, you’ll have nothing short of the perfect wedding day.

the monarch, available for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo

 

The 5th Floor has a gorgeous, transition flow that works great for large receptions or an intimate ceremony. As you enter the space, the perfect combination of industrial and modern design are immediately showcased as guests follow the wall of windows. You’ll see breathtaking views of the Wasatch front mountains. The tall ceilings, surrounding windows and skylight fill the space with natural light well into the evening. The 5th Floor is located at 2411 Kiesel Avenue, Suite 502.

interior of the fifth floor, available for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo

The gorgeous interior of The Fifth Floor for your Ogden wedding!

the fifth floor, available for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo

Last but not least is the Grand View. This venue features a big, open floor plan with 20 foot picture windows overlooking Ben Lomond. It is located in the heart of downtown Ogden in The Junction. The vaulted ceilings and tall picture windows allow natural light to fill the space well into the evening. This creates a feeling of being outdoors with all of the comforts of being indoors. 

the exterior of the grand view, available for ogden weddings by adrian wayment photo

 

Ogden Wedding Florists

Although the Wasatch Mountains are known for their brightly colored wildflowers during the spring and summer months, nothing complements a gorgeous wedding venue and beautiful bride quite like amazing florals. In this blog post, I’ll highlight three wedding florists that have stunning work and serve the Ogden area. Wild Flora offers 100% locally grown, sustainably designed, low-waste floral packages for clients who are interested in wedding flora inspired by the seasons. They’re only available June through September and I absolutely love the unique concept of their business. Jenevieve and Beehive work with 50 local farmers from the mountain West who supply them with the freshest, most beautiful floral for weddings and events. Add to that wild foraged seasonal texture and a few special things from their cutting garden and you’ve got one wild and beautiful wedding.

Lily and Juniper Blooms is a florist AND a farmer. The owner, Alex, uses her own flowers, as well as flowers from other local farms for her gorgeous floral arrangements. She follows the slow flowers movement and loves supporting other local flower farmers as often as possible. Alex is local to Ogden and loves servicing Ogden weddings.

Last but definitely not least is Olive & Sage Floral. The owner, Morgan, is such a sweetheart and gets her inspiration for designs from being outdoors in the mountains. In this setting, she is surrounded by spring wildflowers, dried grassy hills and the rocky and dusty Earth. 

 

Wedding Caterers For Your Ogden Wedding

One of the best parts about getting married in Ogden, is the endless amounts of amazing restaurants that have delicious food. What’s even better is that a lot of the restaurants that I love, cater! I found three amazing catering kitchens that would impress your guests with delicious food on your big day! Whether you’re having a luncheon, reception or dinner after your ceremony, any of these choices would be a great option. First on the list is Butter Cup Catering Kitchen. You need a caterer who can handle all of your food needs. From preparation, to delivery, to set up, Butter Cup Catering Kitchen has you covered, so you can relax and enjoy. From crêpes, waffles and sushi to cheesecake, beignets and a specialty soda drink bar, they have almost everything you could want to impress your guests on your big day.

BD Catering Utah is a family owned and operated company. They turn your wedding vision into a reality by working directly with you to create beautiful and creative menus. Whether your vision of food on your big day is traditional, contemporary or in between, they help create a wedding that is uniquely yours with delicious food and excellent service. From fajitas, chicken curry and smothered burritos to cookies, custom cakes and fresh, chocolate coconut bites, you’re sure to find all that you need in the food department with BD Catering for your wedding day

Peddlers Catering is a local, Ogden-based, catering company that cares about the people they serve and their events. At Ogden weddings, they serve everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. They have multiple options from a BBQ menu and salads to chicken enchiladas and fish tacos. Their drink and dessert choices range from strawberry mango lemonades to salted caramel bars. Peddlers Catering serves clean food that is always homemade and made with the highest quality of ingredients.

 

Bakeries For Ogden Weddings

Mountain Donuts isn’t just your ordinary donut shop. They believe that you should be able to add all of your favorite toppings to any variety of donuts served fresh daily. Mountain Donuts has hundreds of combinations to choose from and will even fry your donuts right in front of you, warm and ready to eat. They customize their artisan donuts to fit your needs and your event, which makes everything simple yet fun and delicious! They are a local Ogden donut shop as well, which is perfect for Ogden weddings.

The Cupcake Shoppe & Bakery, baked from scratch, has some of the most delicious cupcakes you will ever have in the state of Utah. I can imagine that their wedding cakes taste just as good as their cupcakes, and a huge bonus is that they’re also beautiful. The Cupcake Shoppe also does free delivery service to most of the wedding venues mentioned in this post, including Copper Nickel Events, The Grand View Reception Center, and The 5th Floor. Alongside cakes, they also bake cupcakes, brownies, cookies, macarons and homemade pies. They have over 100 different varieties of their paperless cupcakes. Booking them to cater your wedding ceremony, reception or luncheon would definitely be a great idea!

Last but certainly not least on the Ogden weddings catering list is Waffle Love. From Chef’s Station to private truck booking to delivery, Waffle Love has it all. Their unique Chef Station, where their chef creates authentic mouth-watering masterpieces on site, will make your event memorable and leave your guests with a great taste in their mouths. They can set up inside or outside with this option and either plate your guests’ waffles or have a “Build Your Own” toppings bar. Renting their truck privately provides that fun, casual ambiance you’ve always wanted! Limited or open menus are available, and minimum spending requirements vary according to location. If you want waffles delivered right to your party, well they do that, too! Their website can be found here with an option for a free quote.

waffle luv available for catering for your ogden wedding by adrian wayment photo

Waffle Love is available for catering for your Ogden wedding.

 

Wedding Rental Shops

Rocky Mountain Rental is located in Ogden and is a locally owned and operated rental company for all types of weddings, parties, and events in northern Utah. Their goal is to properly help you plan and execute your event ideas to make your event memorable. With many years of event experience, Rocky Mountain Rental has the expertise to give proper advice on your specific event. As fellow consumers, they understand the great need for quality yet affordable rental products that can offer safety and customer satisfaction. Rocky Mountain Rental has everything on their website and simplifies the process. With everything from dance floor/flooring to linens, tables and tents, Rocky Mountain Rental has you covered on your wedding day.

Diamond Event & Tent services Ogden weddings by renting out tables, chairs and linens for your small party or large event. Maybe you need to focus on the details like flatware and dishes. They also have large-scale items like staging or tent structures. Whatever your need and no matter how big or small, Diamond Event offers the rental equipment and setup services to ease your mind as well as facilitate your event. From catering supplies to wedding decor and flooring and furniture, they’ve thought of everything you might need for an event or party and have it available for rent. When you rent from Diamond Event, they can provide you with any equipment you need in any quantity. You can pick up your rental items at one of their retail locations or have it delivered to you by their team. They also offer setup and building services for equipment like tents, canopies, stages, flooring and event spaces.

If you’re more of a DIY person, Zurchers has some wedding decoration options such as toasting glasses for cocktail hour, guest books, cake toppers and some cute wedding photo booth props. They have a large variety of different wedding props at affordable prices and have a location in Riverdale.

 

Wedding Planners That Service Ogden Weddings 

I wrote two blog posts with questions and answers from two wedding planners that both serve the Ogden area. You can find those blog posts here with more information on Britt Warnick Designs and Michelle Leo Events.

 

Ruby Jane Events is a full service event planning company. The owner, Julie, loves working with couples of all walks of life and of all different budgets. She started Ruby Jane with the everyday bride in mind, one who wants to make her dream wedding a reality but doesn’t know where to start. At Ruby Jane Events, their team works with couples with all budgets while delivering the same high end look to them all. They focus on what is most important to you first and add details with what budget is left over. All of their packages are custom to the bride and grooms needs. They start with a free consultation and work hand in hand with the bride and family throughout the entire process, all the way up to sending out thank you cards. 

Elizabeth at Eccentricity is there to give you an Instagram/Pinterest worthy wedding, but not one you’ve actually seen on either of those platforms. As a wedding designer and planner, she works hard to create your unique vision without you having to be the one to come up with it. She takes your original design and execustes it through your whole planning process. Elizabeth and her team is honest and realistic with you about budget. She tries to prioritize your budget in a way that will make the biggest statement, or secure the things most important to you. With their skilled team of vendors, they can help design, plan and execute your dream wedding, with little to no work on your end.

 

Ogden Wedding Photographer

In conclusion, hiring awesome vendors will be one of the best investments that you can make for your big day. If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to be there documenting all of these amazing moments. An investment into wedding photography is more important than most think. As the chaos of the big day subsides and the guests have all left, your wedding cake has been eaten, your flowers and greenery have wilted, and you’ve stored away your dress, the photographs are all that will remain for generations to come. Your story through the photographs are worth the investment. Contact me, your Utah wedding photographer and let’s chat about your details!