Salt Lake City is one of the most unique cities in the world. You have the great outdoors, eclectic culture, sports teams, delicious and unique eats, and so much more! When you’re brainstorming a theme for your next event (or your wedding) why not consider a Salt Lake City theme? When it comes to planning a city-themed event, we have a ton of ideas. After all, our company and our team have grown up here, and are woven into the community and culture of this unique destination. So today, we’re sharing some of our ideas and tips. Get ready to take notes, SLC lovers!

Make Sure Your Food & Menu are SLC-Themed

The local flavor adds to the flair for any Salt Lake City-themed event or wedding. A few of the local eats we love are:

LUX Lemon Honey Beehive Cake

This award-winning dessert wows everyone who tries it! Featuring lemon cake, chantilly cream, crushed sea foam brittle, local honey, white chocolate honeycomb, plated to perfection!

Utah’s Own Charcuterie

This local menu item features chef’s choice of cured meat and cheese from local artisans, including Beehive Cheese Co., Heber Valley Cheese, Park City Creamery, and Creminelli, local honeycomb, fruit, pickles, and paired with housemade artisan sliced breads.

French Fry Station with Fry Sauce

Is there anything better than hot, fresh fries drizzled with fry sauce? We think not. We can make a pretty epic French fry station with all the fixings, featuring the LUX version of every Utahan’s beloved fry sauce.

French Fry Station | Salt Lake City Catering

Select from Local Purveyors

LUX continues to develop and maintain more than 100 active relationships with local farmers, producers, wineries, distilleries, breweries, artisans, and a variety of other vendors. We are constantly pushing the envelope to add more local businesses to our list of friends and partnerships. On our menus, you’ll find cheeses from Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, signature cocktails made with liquors from Waterpocket Distillery, waffle stations featuring Kodiak Cakes favorites, and so much more. See more of a sampling of them here!

Feature Some Salt Lake City Breweries on Tap (Or Host There!)

Shades of Pale Brewing | Salt Lake City

With 32 craft breweries in Utah, Salt Lake City is a host to many of them! LUX partners with many of these breweries and distilleries to offer you the best and exciting pairings for your menu!

Select a Venue That’s Unique to Salt Lake City

The Garden Place At Heritage Park Utah

There are over 100 unique venues in Salt Lake City, but here are just a few of our favorites:

This is the Place Heritage Park

This historic venue exudes Utah history. There are 11 event venues to select from for hosting your Salt Lake City-themed event.

Utah State Fairpark

Another venue where you have up to six different venue options, all in one space. The Utah State Fair is one of Salt Lake City’s most beloved annual events, so there’s no better way to infuse local traditions than hosting in a place like this.

Utah State Capitol

The heart of our city and our state, the capitol building, is an iconic spot to host an event. Tying the knot under the Capitol Rotunda, surrounded by the incredible architectural details is oh so special.

Chase Mill

The Chase Mill is a piece of Utah history in Salt Lake City. It’s Utah’s oldest standing industrial building that has been renovated and restored for weddings and events.

Twenty & Creek

At the base of the Wasatch Mountains, you’ll find Twenty & Creek. The views of the surrounding natural landscapes are stunning for a wedding ceremony or a corporate retreat.

Add Local Flair with Salt Lake City-Themed Event Décor & Favors

Drawing of Salt Lake City Skyline

Décor makes an event come to life and favors send your guests off with a little something special! Here are a few fun ideas to consider:

A Salt Lake City Gobo to Light Up Your Venue

Use lighting to bring the city to your venue with a gobo featuring the Salt Lake City skyline projected onto the wall.

A Salt Lake City Skyline Guestbook

For weddings, get a painting or wood carving of the Salt Lake City skyline to have your favorite people sign. A lovely memento!

Use Local Beer Bottles as Bud Vase Centerpieces

Grab brews from your favorite local Utah breweries. Then, indulge while you plan and save them to use for your event. After a quick rinse, you can add a single bloom for a sweet local accent!

Custom Salt Lake City Favors

Think skyline engraved pint glasses as an ode to the brewing scene, coasters with the outline of Utah and a heart on Salt Lake City, or totes with your favorite Utah sports team logo and a couple of local brews inside.

Leave Your Salt Lake City-Themed Event Planning to the SLC Experts

The LUX team has been creating relationships in the Salt Lake City valley since 1995! With our facility in the heart of Salt Lake, we know it all. We know how to infuse the spirit of this one-of-a-kind city into your next event. Let’s chat about your vision and how we can make it come to life here in Salt Lake City!


We are here to be your concierge in creating exceptional events and memorable experiences

Let's Start Planning