Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many hours does the facility rental fee include?
The rental period is five hours, typically 6-11 p.m. or 5-10 p.m. Daytime hours are also available for weekday events (Monday-Friday) Additional hours are pro-rated rate from the facility rental fee. For example, each additional hour for a Saturday event is $390. The bar and music service stops at the close of your event. For after event socializing, we offer complimentary use of the Sitzmark room for guests. Alta Town ordinance requires that all music and loud noise end at 11 p.m..
2. Is a deposit required?
To reserve the date, a deposit and signed contract are required. The amount of the deposit is the facility rental fee. For a Saturday event, the deposit/facility rental is $1,950.
3. What is the cancellation policy?
The deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to book an event of equal value on the same date. A $100 handling fee will be deducted from the deposit.
4. Are linens, tables, chairs, china, glassware, silverware and serving accessories included?
They are all included with the facility rental fee. We offer white on white tablecloths and napkins. Set up and break down are included.
5. When is the final count due?
The final head count is due two weeks prior to the event. To accommodate any last minute guests, we prepare enough food for five percent more than your final count. You are charged for the final count or the head count on the day of the event, which ever is greatest.
6. When is the final payment due?
Two weeks prior to your event, we present an estimate based on the details of the event and the final count. Full payment of the estimate is due ten days prior to the event. If alcohol is served, final settlement is done the day after the event.
7. Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
The lodge is an historic building and is accessed by 62 stairs from the roadside to the lobby entrance. For guests who are unable to negotiate the stairs, a call can be placed from the courtesy phone at the top of the stairs. Guests are transported via four-wheel drive vehicle to the lobby and patio levels. There is one lodging room on the main level. We do not have an escalator or elevator, but we do our best to accommodate all guests.
8. Are discount rates available to wedding guests for lodge rooms? What is the discount and how much are the rooms?
When making a reservation, your guests should refer to the name of the wedding party. We will then extend a special wedding rate discount on lodging for your guests during their entire stay. Standard rooms are $89/night Sunday – Friday. The Saturday night rate is $114/room and includes Sunday brunch for two. Please refer to the wedding packet for other lodging room options and rates.
9. When is the deposit due to reserve a room?
To reserve a lodging room, a $50 deposit is required at the time of booking.
10. Is a bridal suite included with the wedding package?
A corner room with king bed, private balcony and wood burning fireplace is provided for the bride and groom the night of the event, compliments of Alta Lodge.
11. Can we supply an outside caterer or bring our own food?
With the exception of wedding cakes, we do not allow meals to be catered by an outside supplier. If you are interested in something we do not offer, please inquire.
12. Do you provide food tastings? Is there a fee?
We do not have formal ‘tastings’. During the winter months, we welcome you to be our guests for dinner. We offer a four-course meal with a choice of three entrees. In the summer, we invite you to join us for Sunday brunch. Our Sunday Brunch buffet offers a wide variety of food to enjoy from appetizers and salads to desserts. Arrangements for dinner or brunch can be arranged with our compliments.
13. Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
At no extra charge and with advance notice, we can make accommodations for special dietary needs such as vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free diets.
We can also provide pre-arranged kid friendly meals for kids ages 12 and under. The entrée charge is half price for kids ages 12 and under.
14. How are liquor, water, ice, set-ups, etc. supplied?
We provide the water, ice, bartender and everything you need for a bar/beverage service. You can buy alcoholic beverages from us, or supply your own, as long as the bottles are sealed and have been purchased in the state of Utah. We charge a corkage fee per bottle of wine or beer opened and a set-up fee per mixed drink. Draft beer is also available through Alta Lodge. Sorry, a cash bar is not available; alcohol beverage charges must be paid by host/master bill.
A bartender is required for all alcoholic beverage service. Bartenders are $30/hour, with a two hour minimum. Please refer to our ‘Beverage Service’ packet for more details on pricing and beverage options.
15. Can limits be put on the amount of alcohol served? Even with a full bar?
To work within budgets and/or control alcohol consumption, we can set limits on the amount of alcoholic bottles opened/drinks poured. All arrangements for bar/beverage service can be made with our Wedding Coordinator and set up prior to your event.
16. Is there a place where kids can play?
We have a Kids’ Room with activities, games and a television with DVD/VCR that is available for our guests. Adult supervision, provided by the guest, is required.