When snow falls, Park City is transformed into an otherworldly winter wonderland. Yet, with its pristine mountain setting, Montage Deer Valley is a stunning destination for luxury weddings in Utah year-round. Here’s what the Montage Deer Valley team has to say about planning a dream wedding at this picturesque location.
GO: If you could describe Montage Deer Valley in 3 words?
A: Sophisticated, awe-inspiring, world-class service.
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in a having a destination wedding at Montage Deer Valley?
A: As soon as the couple is interested in Montage Deer Valley, they should contact our sales catering team to discuss a customized wedding proposal, followed by a private tour of the hotel with our dedicated Wedding Sales Manager.
GO: What are some of the amenities and special activities the property offers for a couple and their guests?
A: Park City is a year-round mountain wedding destination that offers world-class summer and winter activities. Montage Deer Valley is home to the largest spa in Utah, offering indoor and outdoor pools and private lounges; an on-site recreation department offering mountain biking, archery, snow tubing, snow shoeing, fat tire biking and private flights to the national parks; five dining outlets including a bowling alley and champagne lounge; ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, access to gold level mountain biking and hiking trails and much more.
We are home to two of the most loveable Canine Ambassador Bernese Mountain Dogs, Monty and Summit; offer nightly s’mores with 6 different types of custom-made marshmallows; live music nightly in Vista Lounge where we have board games and pool tables along with fondues and charcuteries; and a dedicated children’s center with full-day and weekend night programming.
We also offer a plethora of activities through our local networks such as golf, horseback riding, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, outdoor concerts, wine, distillery and brewpub tours, and bobsledding and zip lining at Utah Olympic Park.
GO: Do you have a special location where a couple can elect to take photos?
A: The wedding couple may use all of the property to take photos on their special day. We encourage photos on the Grand Lawn and Vista Patio with gorgeous down valley views, the Empire staircase which features modern mountain appeal like dark woods and textured walls, and the Mountain Lawn that provides a steep mountain backdrop. We can also arrange to take the couple to nearby locations for additional 360 mountain views.
GO: Food is such an important element of the wedding. Tell us about your menus and culinary team.
A: With a career spanning two decades and several continents, Shawn Armstrong has brought a world of five-star culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef of Montage Deer Valley. Armstrong oversees all of the culinary aspects of Utah’s only Five-Diamond, Five-Star resort. For your wedding, we will provide an elaborate menu tasting which includes appetizers, salads, entrées, wedding cake and wine pairings provided by our dedicated Sommelier. There is no limit to what our guests can expect from their dining experience.
Our chefs bring in world-class knowledge from years of training in some of the culinary capitals of the world like Barcelona, Southeast Asia, Chile, Japan, Las Vegas and Napa. We are also home to Utah’s largest collection of bourbons and whiskeys, which can make for a unique element that ties into the mountain feel. Our sushi chef works with the best seafood vendors in the Pacific Northwest providing some of the most unique options you cannot find in other mountain locations. The chefs believe in using local as much as possible and find unique ways to tie in local elements into our food and beverage. Our Executive Pastry Chef has no limit in what his team can create and will be there during your tasting to get a feel for your personality to create interesting dessert elements that speak to your personality. Think champagne infused bon bons in all of your guest rooms, luxury spins on “throwback” desserts, etc.
GO: Service is imperative in the destination wedding industry. What does Montage Deer Valley offer couples that is unique?
A: From a dining aspect: All of our plated dinners are conducted in synchronized service, one server is provided per 15 guests, one bartender per 75 guests and a dedicated banquet captain for the couple.
Montage Deer Valley is the only Forbes Five-Star/Five Diamond hotel in Utah that hires the best associates in the industry. We provide genuine warm service from the time of your first phone call with our sales team to the day of departure with our bell staff. You will feel like family from the moment you arrive and each manager that is involved in our weddings will ensure they personally introduce themselves and be there for you throughout the experience.