Natural History Museum of Utah
ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH: Nestled in the foothills above Salt Lake City, the Rio Tinto Center is home to the Natural History Museum, a true architectural wonder. This remarkable building, boasting impressive exhibit galleries and breathtaking views of the Salt Lake Valley, offers a uniquely elegant atmosphere for private weddings and events. The setting is unforgettable, from the dramatic architecture of the Canyon, the three-story lobby, to the versatile Level 5 Event Spaces. Whether you’re planning a distinctive dream wedding or a corporate gala, the venue promises versatile floor plans and sweeping views that can’t be matched anywhere else in Salt Lake City. If you’ve envisioned an unforgettable event experience, look no further than the Natural History Museum of Utah.
REMARKABLE EVENTS: Nestled in the foothills, just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, the Natural History Museum of Utah offers a variety of unique event spaces for weddings and corporate functions. Rent the entire Museum for exclusive evening access to the full Rio Tinto Center public space. Your guests can experience stunning views from Great Salt Lake and Sky, walk amongst the dinosaurs of the Past Worlds, dramatic geology in Land, witness Utah’s archaeology in First Peoples, explore diversity in Life, and discover the rich history of Utah’s American Indians in Native Voices.
For ceremonies and receptions, The Canyon and Canyon Terrace feature distinct architecture inspired by the slot canyons of southern Utah. As the signature space of the Museum, The Canyon has a modern concrete floor inlaid with stones which creates an open space with plenty of natural light pouring in from the three-story glass wall. Your guests will love the spectacular views of Salt Lake City from the adjacent outdoor terrace.
For smaller ceremonies and gatherings, the Museum’s Native Voices and Sky Galleries can easily accommodate more intimate groups. Sky, in particular, offers a panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley, as well as an indoor/outdoor space that allows your guests to interact with the stars, weather, and overall atmosphere. There are also a variety of weather dependent locations for outdoor ceremonies such as the Land Terrace and Native Voice Terrace, both unique options for the most memorable “I do’s” around. The incomparable staff at the Museum of Natural History is dedicated to excellent service and can also arrange the perfect setting for proposals, anniversaries, and engagement and bridal shoots.
MUSEUM GALLERY EXPERIENCES: Exceed all expectations and enhance your important event with optional Gallery Experiences. Between your ceremony and reception, or preceding your corporate dinner, your attendees can explore four galleries and millions of years of Utah history. Talk about above and beyond—how about a cocktail or social hour that includes dinosaurs, prehistoric discoveries, and some of the oldest objects made by Utah’s first inhabitants.
ACCOLADES FOR THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: Discover the possibilities today. Previously closed for private events due to Covid-19 precautions the Museum is currently accepting inquires for weddings and corporate events, Private site visits can be arranged upon request. There is an ever-changing schedule of exhibits year-round so be sure to check the calendar for happenings during your event timeframe. Please peruse some of the reviews from former Natural History Museum clientele.
“We chose the UMNH for its unique decor and good price. They don’t really provide any services other than table and chair rental, but we wanted to bring in all our own vendors, so it worked for us. They let us take over the place and allowed us to stay later than initially planned. The location made for awesome photos and our guest had a great time!” – Sue / Married 2010
“The museum is located in Salt Lake City set into a hill and constructed of copper from area Utah mines. This is a modern museum with an active paleontology Department on view while touring. Special events are very timely and well thought out. Echo our guide was very helpful explaining the geology of the area and had incredible insight of the installations. Definitely a must see if only for the view of downtown SLC and the mountains.” – Deborah F.
“This museum is a Utah jewel. There are so many reasons to spend time here. The dinosaur collection is remarkable, but so are the exhibits of ancient civilizations. It’s interactive and awe inspiring. It’s family friendly, but also an excellent place for evening events. I have been to a few receptions here. They were lovely. There’s an amazing view of the valley from the west windows.” – Barbara S.
THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH: For more information about uniquely elegant museum events and gallery experiences at the Natural History Museum of Utah, please visit their website below.