Our editorial team sat down for a Q&A with Squatters Pub and Brewery’s Judy Cullen to find out what it’s like to host a wedding at the local relic. Here’s what she has to say.
Let’s dive right in, can you share some background?
“As everyone knows, the craft beer industry is booming, and Squatters and Wasatch were among the first in the state of Utah to provide hand crafted brews to thirsty Utahns. As a matter of fact, Greg Schirf, the founder of Wasatch, was responsible for lobbying to get the liquor laws changed in 1986 to allow brew pubs. Both Squatters and Wasatch beers have been recognized nationwide for their beer, winning over 125 awards in total from the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup and the North American Brewers Association Beer Awards.”
Tell us a little bit about what it’s like to host a wedding at Squatters?
“Squatters and Wasatch offer an unparalleled private party experience, particularly for weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions. Like any venue worth their salt, we provide a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, experienced and friendly service and décor to enhance your guest’s experience.
But where else but Squatters or Wasatch – Salt Lake and Park City’s original brew pubs, respectively – can your guests sample the freshest brew master seasonal ales and lagers straight off the line, brewed in-house? Looking to create an unforgettable reception or rehearsal dinner experience? Ask our Private Event Manager about adding a beer school component to your celebration.”
Can couples host a wedding at any of your locations and how many people can you accommodate?
“Squatters in downtown Salt Lake combines the charm of original, historic architecture in a contemporary urban setting. Our individual private event spaces can be customized to cater to nearly every taste.
Wasatch Sugar House is in the heart of the hip and bustling Sugar House area, and features a modern, urban feel with exposed ceilings, barn wood accents and a private bar. And of course, pouring both Wasatch and Squatters hand-crafted beers.
Wasatch Park City is located at the top of historic Main Street, with patios that overlook the energy and activity on Main Street. The Pub also features private bars, full A/V and a variety of award-winning beers from which to choose.
All 3 venues can accommodate parties of 25 – 200, with menu options to suit every taste and budget.”
As an expert in your industry, what tips of the trade or advice can you offer couples who are shopping for venues?
“There are many event venues, so you need to find something that makes you unique and stand out. We think that we have that covered in that we offer a unique product (craft beer), in very unique and beautiful settings. You also need to be flexible with regards to your clients’ needs and tastes, as they can vary widely. We are proud of how we accommodate everyone’s different tastes.”
To learn more about weddings at Squatters, find them on our vendor listing or check out their website.