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Zion National Park Wedding at Springdale’s Canyon Community Center

Southern Utah is home to a myriad of breathtaking backdrops for weddings and elopements. One of our favorites is the town of Springdale’s Canyon Community Center as you can see in this beautiful gallery for Jared and Alyssa. It is outside Zion National Park, but still close enough for stunning scenery. If you would like your own magical Zion National Park wedding, visit here and we will help you get started.


The charming town of Springdale, Utah, is known as the gateway to Zion National Park. Zion’s massive sandstone canyon walls provide a picture-perfect postcard scene from the lawn of the Canyon Community Center. Many adventuresome couples choose this tiny town with big scenic views as their wedding location


Enjoy this gallery from Jared and Alyssa’s wedding and then learn more about how you can have your special day at this location, too! 

Where can I get married outside of Zion National Park?

Love the scenery of Zion National Park, but hoping for an intimate and convenient setting outside the gates? The town of Springdale hosts multiple options for your wedding party. Jared and Alyssa choose the Canyon Community Center as their wedding venue and another local favorite, The Spotted Dog, for their reception. With multiple outdoor/ indoor options, the community center may be the answer to your wedding wish list, too! Can you picture yourself under those awe-inspiring cliffs for your wedding photos?


What do I need to know about getting married at the town of Springdale’s Canyon Community Center?


As a wedding planner, I love this venue! This ceremony location is right outside the Zion National Park South gate. It is typically available for groups of 8 to 30 people. Please visit their website for the most up to date rental policies and procedures. You will find rental applications and permits there as well. You can also give me a call and I can walk you through the advantages of this location – 801-556-3301. That’s what I am here for!

The Canyon Community Center is an affordable and accessible venue. Not only is the community center right outside the Zion National Park boundary, but it also has easy and convenient parking for your guests. Your guests will not have to ride the Zion National Park shuttle to get to your wedding location, but you will still get amazing views of the canyon walls. That is a definite bonus!

Besides the beautiful lawn, the Canyon Community Center also has multiple rooms available inside that can be rented individually or together.

The following are the room options. You can view the rates and room descriptions here:

– 3 Part Auditorium
– Performance Room
– Library Room
– Crafts Room/Kitchen
– Amphitheatre
– Gallery (Gallery floor only available with rental of 3-part auditorium)

Additional equipment is also available at the Canyon Community Center including:
– Chairs/Tables
– Projector/Sound System (included with the building)
– Microphone (additional charge)
– Stage (additional charge)
– Dance Floor (additional charge)
– Baby Grand Piano (additional charge)

You will need to note if you will be providing food or alcohol or if any part of the event will be catered. There is an additional permit required for serving alcohol. This location is ideal for both a wedding and a reception venue.


What other wedding amenities does the town of Springdale offer?


Looking for a place to eat, visit with your wedding party, or even hold your reception? Springdale has several restaurants to choose from depending on your preferences. Here are a few to take note of.

Jared and Alyssa choose the popular Spotted Dog Cafe as the location for their reception. The Spotted Dog is a fine dining restaurant known for its spectacular views of Zion’s cliffs. The outdoor patio is heated for colder times of the year and you may even see a hummingbird or two! The Spotted Dog Cafe offers a more romantic/rustic locale while still embracing the relaxed atmosphere of Zion National Park. Stay up to date via their website for hours and reservations.

Another local favorite is Oscar’s. Oscar’s features Southwestern fare including fish tacos and gourmet hamburgers. It has a fantastic outdoor patio with heated lamps for chillier weather. Family-friendly, but also perfect for adult-only gatherings.

If you would like your own desert wedding to include these stunning red rock landscapes, get started on your Zion National Park wedding planning here.


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