The Downtown Salt Lake City Venue You Didn’t Know About Until Now

Sure, it’s known for summer concerts and winter ice skating, but did you know the Gallivan Center hosts weddings, too? In fact, some of our favorite weddings landed at the Gallivan, due to its location being snack dab in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. 

One Wedding Two Worlds Image credit: Jed Pearson for Andrew Paul Photography

Most Noteable Part About Hosting a Wedding at Gallivan Center?

According to Kristen Young, Marketing & Advertising Event Manager for the Gallivan Center, the best part about having a wedding at the Gallivan is that the venue is open to interpretation. It can act as an indoor and/or outdoor setting, so it’s customizable to varying wedding needs. 

Real Wedding: Derek + Moudi Image credit: Marcus MacDonaldJadie Jo


“We don’t have preferred photographers or caterers so it’s a blank slate for couples to create whatever mood or theme they want,” Young says. “If couples are looking for a more casual setting, we can accommodate food trucks, and for more formal events couples can bring in their desired catering service.”

Real Wedding: Derek + Moudi Image credit: Marcus MacDonaldJadie Jo


We love that it’s located close to TRAX, so you can quickly access downtown’s after-party scene. 

Best Times to Host a Wedding at the Gallivan Center

“Summers fill up quickly and should be booked about a year in advance for weekends. Spring is a great time to book, and three months is plenty of notice,” says Gallivan Center Event Assitant, Amy Nilsson.

Real Wedding: Derek + Moudi Image Credity: Marcus MacDonaldJadie Jo

The downtown venue is surprisingly affordable, even with it’s central location and so many options. Gallivan Hall, costs about $900 to book out, but don’t just take our word for it, visit their website for more information. 

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