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What are the Top 7 Wedding Venues of 2023 (Near Zion)?

"What are the best wedding venues in Southern Utah?"--  For you destination couples getting married in 2023, we're here to help you locate the right wedding venue for you.  We've gotten questions about venues from many couples and over the years, more and more amazing locations have appeared on the map near Zion.  Adventure couples may like hiking and incredible vistas, but returning to a comfortable, beautiful venue (either as their ceremony, reception, and/or lodging) remains a high priority.  So, as you hunt for your wedding/elopement venue, you may be considering whether to get married in Zion National Park or in a beautiful Southern Utah venue that's surrounded by the gorgeous and unique views.  Luckily you have the option of both-- below we review the top venues that have been marked as favorites by our brides...

7. Shangri-la

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From their website: "Shangri-La Event Center is a breathtaking venue for weddings, corporate events, family reunions, and other meaningful events in your life. You and your loved ones can enjoy the rolling hills, waterfalls, green trees, picturesque gazebos, and patio that overlooks the pond. Let Shangri-La’s warm ambiance and natural beauty make your big day truly memorable and allow for beautiful pictures to commemorate your event. "

Why we love it?

Like so many venues on this list, Shangri-La has gorgeous views and amazing staff.  This one, however, is a more luscious green than nearly anywhere in its surroundings (hence the name).  Complete with a pond and lodging for a small wedding party, this venue is nestled down between the hills and resides on a ranch property.  Yes, as you drive in you'll see white fences and horse fields.  If you have a smaller wedding party to plan for, this is a tough one to beat.

How close is it to Zion?

Shangri-La sits about 22 miles away from the gates, or about a 33 minute drive.

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Absolutely!  Near the gazebo is the most popular spot and already has benches included for nice, intimate wedding.

How many guests can it accommodate?

Like The Springs, you're looking at a smaller group.  

Why You Should Pick "Shangri-La" as Your Venue:

•Dining area for wedding parties
•Lodging available
•Intimate ranch location (fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, petting zoo)
•Built-in ceremony area
•Pond

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6. Entrada at Snow Canyon

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From their website: "Weddings, corporate meetings and retreats held at Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club are not to be forgotten. Entrada is a desert diamond. Our location offers wonderful views of the natural black lava flows, and the magnificent red Navajo Sandstone cliffs that make St. George unique. Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club provides a second-to-none experience that will inspire, energize, and amaze your guests. The ballrooms open onto the spacious Clubhouse patio complete with cascading waterfalls, overlooking the panoramic views of the majestic mountainside."

Why we love it?

The furthest from Zion on this list still ranks as one for the adventure couple.  This venue, though primarily a golf resort, includes a restaurant, ballrooms, outdoor fields, and lodging all within a small area.  It's also still surrounded by the gorgeous Southern Utah scenery, only here it's more that beautiful deep red color.  That's because it's next to Snow Canyon State Park (another popular stop for destination couples).  If you're wanting to see both parks during your time here (as well as hit up the famous Tuacahn outdoor theater with the family), this one is a great choice.

How close is it to Zion?

Entrada is furthest in terms of travel to Zion (about 46 miles or 1 hour and 5 minutes to the gate).  It is, however, very close to "mini-Zion" Snow Canyon State Park. 

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes, the field right outside the venue is the most common place.  There is another field on the grounds not far away from the building that allows you the option of having the ceremony and reception area remain separate.

How many guests can it accommodate?

For dining parties, just schedule in advance.  This venue is great for a more moderate wedding party size-- perfect for most destination weddings.

Why You Should Pick "Entrada" as Your Venue:

•Lodging
•Black rocks in the area for unique scenery*
•Catering available
•Close to Snow Canyon
•Indoor Ballroom
•Outdoor Field

 *Just be sure to have your photographer ask ahead of time before heading to the black rocks as it is commonly used for golf.

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5. The Springs

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From their website: "The Springs is a wedding venue located in Southern Utah. We pride ourselves in offering customized events for any occasion, including corporate and family gatherings. Our stunning views, surrounded by beautiful mountains, add a unique and intimate aesthetic to your event. The Springs features a large waterfall and spacious indoor-outdoor reception area.​​ The Springs staff is dedicated to your peace of mind throughout the event planning process."

Why we love it?

Beautiful, intimate and still surrounded by lovely mountain scenery, The Springs is a lovely tucked-away venue that sits in a quieter part of Southern Utah.  The staff is exceptional and the venue is perfect for smaller wedding parties.

How close is it to Zion?

This venue is about 20 minutes away from Zion National Park and no longer in the Springdale area.  It is absolutely possible to have your wedding inside Zion and your reception here without much extra travel.  Or if you want to avoid crowds altogether, you can have your wedding here (inside or out) and visit Zion another day.

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes!  The Springs has both an inside and outside area perfect for wedding ceremonies.

How many guests can it accommodate?

This is perfect for medium to a little more intimate sized wedding parties.  

Why You Should Pick "The Springs" as Your Venue:

•Not far from Zion
•Perfect for intimate weddings
•Indoor hall
•Outdoor field

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4. The Ledges

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From their website: "If you are looking for a one of a kind wedding venue in the St. George area, look to The Ledges and be surrounded by the stunning red rock cliffs and of Snow Canyon State Park and our picturesque golf course. The clubhouse features floor to ceiling windows, large stone fireplace, custom chandelier, covered outside patio area, and spacious dining area. We offer complete wedding services, including menu planning, catering, bar service, and event coordination."

Why we love it?

The Ledges is surrounded by gorgeous views and (as both a venue and a restaurant) your catering is covered.  Like Entrada, this venue sits close to Snow Canyon State Park and is about an hour away from Zion (meaning the day before or after, you and your S.O. could go with your photographer to Zion and get first look or formal photos, OR do them same day at Snow Canyon.  In either case, your scenery will be breathtaking).  As a great note, you can also book both inside ballrooms and outside dining areas for your large parties to enjoy.

How close is it to Zion?

The Ledges is about an hour from Zion, meaning it's a fantastic spot to go either the day before or day after the wedding (or, as some of our adventure couples do, go the morning of).

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes, you can perform a ceremony, and note it must be outside.  Here's where this couple did their reception.

How many guests can it accommodate?

Ledges has one of the biggest venue accommodations for wedding parties-- allowing up to 300 guests for ceremonies, and 400 for wedding receptions.  The nice part is they also have on-site vacation rentals, which are composed of single-family homes and luxury villas.

Why You Should Pick "Switchback Grille" as Your Venue:

•Large dining areas for wedding parties
•Catering
•Lodging Available
•Indoor areas for parties/reception
•Outdoor Snow Canyon views for Ceremony

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3. Red Rock Chalet

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From their website: "This unique modern Chalet has beautiful mountain views over looking the acclaimed Zion National Park infamous for it’s Angles Landing & Narrows Hike. The Chalet sits only 10 minutes away from the national park with backyard access to the virgin river for tubing and outdoor water sports. It’s deceivingly bigger than it looks with 3400 sq ft of space, accommodating 22 people."

Why we love it?

Complete with views on all sides and comfortable staying quarters, this can accommodate much of your party as lodging and also provide plenty of room for a large to smaller ceremony.  Much like other venues, this has views galore to enjoy.  

How close is it to Zion?

Returning to the nearby Zion venues, this is just a 10 minute drive to the gate.

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes, on either the turf or the field adjacent to the venue if you need more space (or prefer one epic view over the other).

How many guests can it accommodate?

As mentioned in the description on their site, this has enough for 22 people.  It can also be used in conjunction with the venues below (as it falls under the "Zion Red Rock" umbrella).

Why You Should Pick "The Chalet" as Your Venue:

•Large areas for wedding parties
•Close to Zion
•Kitchen
•Hot tub
•Can be reserved with Red Rock venues*
•Outdoor Field
•Complimentary internet
•Close to trails, river front, ghost town (Grafton)

*This is one of three venues, all within small distance of the other.  It's not uncommon to reserve this either as additional lodging to the others below or by itself.

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2. Red Rock Oasis

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From their website: "The Oasis is an expansive estate that sits on 15 acres with breathtaking views in every direction. It includes a private lake and is located a short 10-minute drive from Zion National Park. The house boasts 360 degree views from its extensive outdoor decks and balconies and comes ready with everything you need for a memorable vacation or successful business meeting. Various picture-perfect spots also makes it a perfect choice for a unique destination wedding."

Why we love it?

This luxurious property is one of the favorites among destination couples, as it's both close to Zion and sleeps almost 60 people.  Designed to entertain, it has a wide open floor plan inside complete with bar and television sets, as well as a swimming pool.  As far as ceremonies go?  You have three popular locations around the property to choose from. 

How close is it to Zion?

Oasis is just as little as a 10 minute drive to the gate.

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes, with two gated field locations on either end of the property and a beach location in the back.

How many guests can it accommodate?

The venue has enough for 56 people.  It can also be used in conjunction with the venues below (as it falls under the "Zion Red Rock" umbrella).

Why You Should Pick "The Oasis" as Your Venue:

•Large areas for wedding parties
•Close to Zion
•Kitchen & bar included
•Hot tub
•Theater
•Soccer room
•Sauna
•Outdoor Fields
•Complimentary internet
•Can be reserved with Red Rock venues*
•Close to trails, river front, ghost town (Grafton)

*This is one of three venues, all within small distance of the other. 

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1. Red Rock Villa

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From their website: "With almost 12,000 sq. ft. of living space, this estate has a twist of a modern Mediterranean style with a splash of the western feel of Zion. The Zion Red Rock Villa sits on 15 privately owned acres near Zion National Park with 360 degree views from it's outdoor deck that wraps around the entire house. All of the upstairs bedrooms have private access to the wrap around deck with incredible views of the red rocks surrounding the immense estate. "

Why we love it?

Designed with weddings in mind, this gorgeous venue is perfect for luxurious weddings while maintaining the adventure of Zion's surroundings.  It has enough property to provide attractive options on ceremony and reception areas as well as a nearby hill (owned by the property) that can be used for sunset portraits (and of course, ceremonies).

How close is it to Zion?

Literally positioned right next to the Oasis, this is also around a 10 minute drive to the gate.

Can I set up a ceremony here?

Yes!  You have a field under the trees in the front by a pond facing the red rocks, a garden in the back with a field, and a hill within walking distance of the property.

How many guests can it accommodate?

The Villa has enough sleeping room for 58 people.  It can also be used in conjunction with the venues below (as it falls under the "Zion Red Rock" umbrella).

Why You Should Pick "The Villa" as Your Venue:

•Large areas inside and out for wedding parties
•Close to Zion
•Kitchen included
•Large outdoor fields
•Pool & hot tub
•Complimentary internet
•Close to trails, river front, ghost town (Grafton)
•Can be reserved with Red Rock venues*

*This is one of three venues, all within small distance of the other.  It's not uncommon to reserve this either as additional lodging to the others below or by itself.

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Whatever the size of your wedding party, this list should help you find just the right one for your big day! Have any questions? These venues are happy to help!

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