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Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? The gorgeous scenery surrounding Cedar City makes it ideal for weddings, family reunions, retreats and conventions. And if you’re stressing about planning, don’t. Here you can find venues, caterers, photographers, transportation and so much more to help make your event a huge success.

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Scenic Southern Utah is the perfect location for your next family gathering. No matter what your tastes and needs—a small, catered gathering at a local restaurant or a camping reservation at a state park—we have the solutions to make your family reunion or group activity memorable and fun.

 

Planning Assistance: Visit Cedar City • Brian Head Visitors Bureau can assist you with the details of planning your family reunion. Our services include:

 

  • Lodging and dining selection assistance
  • Brochures, maps, bags and other publications
  • Service project assistance
  • Suggested activities for children and adults
  • Assistance in negotiating the best possible group rate for lodging and activities.

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  • Reunion Locations

    Brian Head

    Many families choose Brian Head because of their friendly, safe and relaxing atmosphere. Local activities include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, ATV trails, scenic Sky Lift rides, rock climbing, disc golf, snowmobile trails and rentals, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, nearby National Parks and, of course skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Being a resort town, Brian Head has several condominium reservation centers that offer everything from hotel-style rooms to four-bedroom family units to fully stocked cabins. Brian Head’s Town Park facility includes a playground, restrooms, volleyball court and basketball courts. Contact Brian Head Town Hall for park reservations at (435) 677-2029.

    Brian Head Resort offers planning services for groups of 20 or more for skiing, boarding, mountain biking and Sky Lift rides. Contact Brian Head Resort at (435) 677-2035 or www.brianhead.com.

     

    Cedar City

    Cedar City is a full-service community with myriad lodging, dining and activity choices. Groups can enjoy plays and seminars at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Neil Simon Festival and productions put on by the Southern Utah University Theater and Dance Department. There’s also the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, DUP Museum, Cedar Canyon Walking Trail and Park Discovery. Family reunion groups also love Cedar City for its convenient location to Zion, Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument.

    The Southern Utah University outdoor recreation department can help groups plan outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and cross country skiing for all ability levels, plus they offer a ropes course and workshops that cover outdoor skills and interests. Call (435) 865-8704 for details.

    Cedar City Recreation has several baseball, softball and soccer fields, a lake at the Hills Urban Fishery, plus five parks with playgrounds, and two parks with covered areas for picnics and programs. Contact the Cedar City Recreation Department at (435) 865-9223 for reservations or go online to www.cedarcity.org.

    The Three Peaks Recreation Area and the Wood’s Ranch Recreation area are popular for family gatherings as well. Contact the Iron County Recreation Office at (435) 867-2758 or go online to www.ironcounty.net.

     

    Parowan

    Parowan’s “Mother Town” nickname comes from being the original Southern Utah settlement that spurred the colonization of the west, including places like Cedar City, St. George and Las Vegas. Every corner of Parowan has a story to tell, from the preserved pioneer homes to Heritage Park to Old Rock Church to Meeks Pond. Parowan is a popular family reunion location for descendants of the original settlers and those interested in history. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that takes visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time.

    Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for family reunion groups. Parowan has three parks, an urban fishery, baseball and soccer fields, and the Iron County Fairgrounds indoor exhibition area with a full-service kitchen and a covered pavilion with a concession stand. Contact Parowan City for more information at (435) 477-3331.

    Five-Mile Picnic Area is located, as the locals say, “five miles up Parowan Canyon,” at the gateway to Vermillion Castles and Yankee Meadow Reservoir. It is neatly tucked away along the creek, surrounded by towering red rocks of Vermillion Castle dotted with juniper trees. Five-Mile is open May through October for public and community use. No overnight camping is allowed and there is no potable water available. Use of the 17 picnic areas is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there is one picnic site that is tailored for large groups, which can be scheduled for use through Parowan City at (435)477-3331 or go to www.parowan.org.

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival Greenshow

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Utah Shakespeare Festival has been canceled, please visit their website for up-to-date information.

     

    Whether you are a theater lover or not, the Greenshow is a “must-do” while in Cedar City. The complimentary Greenshow is held in the newly finished Aston Family Greenshow Commons surrounding the Engelstad Theatre just prior to the evening theater performance during the summer season. There’s music, dance, storytelling, magic, juggling, snacks, and food reminiscent of Merry Ol’ England. Great for kids of all ages. Located at 198 W. University Blvd./Center St., Cedar City. Box Office is 1(800) PLAYTIX www.bard.org.

  • Frontier Homestead State Park

    Experience time travel through the park’s massive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. You can imagine for a moment you’re a stagecoach driver steering his team across the Old Spanish Trail, a pioneer woman crossing the plains in a covered wagon, or a steam shovel operator digging ore in an iron mine. Rather than imagine, why not experience all of this at Cedar City’s own Frontier Homestead State Park museum, where interactive displays and exhibits bring the early history of Cedar City and Southern Utah to life. Cost is $4 per person. Open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours in the summer. Located at 635 N. Main St., Cedar City. (435) 586-9290.

  • Park Discovery

    Park Discovery is a fun, educational place where kids of all ages can learn and play. Concepts from over 4,000 local kids were integrated into the design concept of the park. Along with educational play elements, there’s an outdoor classroom, stage area, a separate play area for toddlers, handicap accessible ramps and swings and a ¾ paved walking trail that surrounds the park. Directions: head west on Cross Hollow Road (I-15 Exit #57) to Royal Hunte Dr., turn right and go all the way to the top of the hill to the parking area next to the Iron County School District building. Open daily, year-round, weather permitting, from sunup to sundown. (435) 865-9223.

  • Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

    Wind, water and sand carved out this natural passageway that was once used as a major thoroughfare by ancient Native Americans. The different cultures are evident by the hundreds of petroglyphs carved into the Gap. Researchers have identified what they believe to be solar and lunar calendars, plus hunting and cultural glyphs which provided early civilizations with a calendaring system where various solar time events are marked by shadows cast by the natural rock formations. The Bureau of Land Management recently completed a project to provide long-term preservation of the resources at the site, including a visitor trail, public parking, restroom facilities and several interpretive signs. The signs tell the different interpretations and meanings of the rock writings, specifically what they mean to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. Observation events take place throughout the year, so be sure to check our calendar of events at www.visitcedarcity.com. Location: From Cedar City, drive 13 miles north on Hwy U-130, then east on Parowan Gap road for 2.5 miles, or from Parowan Main Street travel west on 400 North for 10.5 miles.

  • Brian Head Resort Summer Activities

    Entertain your inner adrenaline junkie with zip-line, chairlift rides, disc golf and bungee trampoline. If you are up for a physical challenge, spend the day at the climbing wall and then ride your cares away at the alpine tubing. The mountain bike season is short but sweet and generally begins mid-June and runs through mid-October. Round-trip shuttle service is available by local shuttle companies to take you to over 200 miles of backcountry and downhill trails, and the Brian Head Resort chairlift provides access on weekends to incredible trails featuring ups, downs, jumps, bank turns and freestyle elements. Go to www.brianhead.com for schedule and cost.

  • Tubing

    With two tubing hills located at both Giant Steps and Navajo Mountains, this winter activity is great for the whole family. Surface lifts provide easy access to the top of the hill. Advance reservations recommended. (866) 930-1010 www.brianhead.com

  • National Park Junior Ranger Program

    Both Cedar breaks and Kolob Canyons offer an interactive Junior Ranger Program for youth 12 and under. Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at the park visitor center, complete all the activities and learn about Cedar Breaks. Once completed, take the ranger oath and get your own Junior Park Ranger badge.

By filling out this form, you agree to allow the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau to distribute your request to lodging and meeting space providers in the area. These providers will contact you to provide pricing and space availability.

Convention, meeting and retreat planners can enjoy a more productive and relaxing business atmosphere in the natural surroundings of Southern Utah. The Cedar City/Brian Head area is located in the heart of the richest concentration of scenic wonders in the world. Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Kolob Canyons, and Grand Canyon North Rim are just a leisurely drive from our central location. Our nearby mountains provide tranquil views and year-round recreation opportunities. Our warm, friendly people and distinctive meeting facilities create an environment that’s truly perfect for meetings. Plus, we are conveniently located between the major hubs of Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas which are easily accessed by I-15 and by our local regional airport serviced by the Delta Connection.

  • Meeting Assistance

    Whether you are looking for a boardroom in a cool alpine setting or a theater to seat 900, the Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau can assist you with all of your meeting needs. Our services include:

    • Facility selection and negotiation
    • Housing assistance—over 2,400 lodging rooms available
    • Promotional materials for pre-convention and for the convention itself
    • Assistance in negotiating the best possible group rate for lodging and activities
    • Public relations and media assistance
    • Business and catering referrals
    • Activities for attendees and spouses
    • Team building/ropes course
    • Service project assistance

  • Large Meeting Facilities

    Courtyard by Marriott Cedar City

    1294 S. Interstate Dr.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 586-9167
    www.marriott.com

    Includes six rooms with approximately 4,200 sq ft of space great for meetings, banquets, and receptions. Catering is available. A variety of booking tools are available to help manage your next event with ease, as well as meeting and business equipment and services available.

     

    Festival Hall / Heritage Center Theater Conference Center

    105 N. 100 E.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 865-4559 (to book the facility)
    (435) 865-2882 (box office)
    www.heritagectr.org

    The complex provides a versatile facility perfect for conferences and gatherings that includes a 1,000-seat theater. The Grand Lobby provides excellent and convenient exhibit space. Beneath the theater is the Explorers Room which can serve as a large meeting and dining space or be separated into four smaller rooms. The connected Festival Hall building provides a ground floor registration area and a series of meeting and exhibit rooms on the second floor. Rooms vary in size and can be opened into one large meeting space. A handsome tower executive meeting room is available for board meetings.

    There are two kitchens located in the complex, one to serve the Theater portion and provide concession space, as well another warming kitchen to serve the Festival Hall portion of the complex. Festival Hall does not have on-site food services so that meeting planners can utilize the caterer of their choice. Festival Hall also allows alcohol for private functions. An experienced, professional staff is available to ensure proper setup and technical support as requested. The convention complex is equipped with a wide variety of audiovisual equipment, computer services and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The complex also features a convenient downtown location close to several dining and lodging options within walking distance.

     

    Ramada by Wyndham Cedar City

    1575 W. 200 N.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 586-8888
    (888) 787-6661
    www.ramada.com/Utah/CedarCity.com

    Because of their ideal location, calming environment, and a wide choice of flexible meeting space, many companies and associations look no farther than The Ramada by Wyndham Cedar City. Ramada Inn offers 5 venues with over 1,900 square feet of banquet space, 1.5 miles to the Cedar City airport, and easy highway access. The meeting rooms at the Ramada by Wyndham Cedar City can accommodate up to 300 people and are perfect for a variety of events.

     

    Haze Hunter Conference Center (Southern Utah University Campus)

    351 W. University Blvd
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 865-8100
    www.suu.edu/guestservices/hcc

    Constructed around the building’s stunning “Great Hall,” the Center has a variety of rooms that provide excellent meeting and dining space. Especially suitable for bringing together leaders in government, business, industry and academia, the Center has advanced technological amenities throughout the building. Showcasing the beautiful two-story stained glass windows, the Center can accommodate groups of up to 350 people. As an on-campus facility, the Hunter Conference Center enjoys the full support of the Southern Utah University Food Services Department. The Hunter Conference Center has an extensive inventory of audiovisual equipment, in addition to on-site technicians to set up and service the equipment.

    The Hunter Conference Center is staffed by professional coordinators who ensure that room setups are as ordered, and who are available throughout the event to assist with any needs that arise.

     

    Sharwan Smith Convention Center (Southern Utah University Campus)

    351 W. University Blvd.
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 865-8100
    www.suu.edu/guestservices/studentcenter

    Offering the largest combined meeting space under one roof in Cedar City. The 10,000 square foot ballroom and surrounding meeting rooms offer a southwestern ambiance and provide excellent exhibit, meeting and dining space. The six meeting rooms, plus a lobby area, vary in size from 800 to 3,000 square feet, and are available for breakouts or smaller event functions. In addition, the SUU Centrum Arena can be accessed by an enclosed walkway from the Smith Center for combined large group events and exhibits.

    The Sharwan Smith Center is centrally located on the beautifully landscaped campus of Southern Utah University. As an on-campus facility, the Sharwan Smith Center enjoys the full support of the University Food Services Department. While there are no lodging facilities at the Sharwan Smith Center, lodging can be accommodated at nearby motels, some of which are within easy walking distance of the Smith Center. A full array of audiovisual equipment and technicians can be arranged through the University’s media center. Technicians and top-line equipment are also available to customize your sound system needs. The Smith Center also has the capability to support computer and satellite links to assist in internet and teleconferencing applications.

  • Small Meeting Facilities

    The Barn at Cedar Meadows
    1419 W 3000 N, Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 531-8319
    www.thebarnatcedarmeadows.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 4,000 (banquet hall/ballroom)

     

    Best Western Town & Country
    (435) 586-9900 or (800) 493-0062
    www.bwtowncountry.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 420

     

    Brian Head Town Hall
    (435) 677-2029
    www.brianheadtown.utah.gov
    Room Sq. Ft: 900

     

    Comfort Inn & Suites
    (435) 865-0003 or (888) 424-6423
    www.comfortinn.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 1,200

     

    Hampton Inn
    (435) 586.5000 or (800) 426-7866
    www.hamptoninn.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 900, 300

     

    Heather Hill Farm & Garden
    2027 E Midvalley Rd, Enoch, UT 84721
    (435) 256-5612
    www.heatherhillfarmandgardens.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 1,500

     

    Iron County Visitor Center
    (435) 586-5124 or (800) 354-4849
    www.visitcedarcity.com
    Room Sq. Ft: 300

     

    SpringHill Suites By Marriott
    (435) 586-1685 or (888) 287-9400
    www.marriott.com/cdcsh
    Room Sq. Ft: 1,000

     

    Willow Glen Inn
    (435) 586-3275
    www.willowgleninn.com

  • Mountain Facilities

    Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa

    233 Hunter Ridge Rd.
    PO BOX 190248
    Brian Head, UT 84719
    (435) 677-4272
    www.cedarbreakslodge.com

    Groups ranging from 10 to 90 enjoy a wide variety of meeting setup options and catering possibilities in the 2,350 square feet of available meeting space. Additional conference space is available upon request. Outdoor locales with majestic views can also be arranged. Imagine your meeting, conference, family reunion, wedding, club or organization, customer appreciation event or religious retreat amidst the beauty of Southern Utah’s high mountains. Guests can relax in one location while enjoying all the amenities and services, including, lodging, dining, spa services, snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and more.

    All your needs will be coordinated by an outstanding event and catering team. The unique qualities of Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa provide a perfect, unspoiled backdrop to create flexible and imaginative programs that will ensure the anticipated success of your event.

     

    SUU Mountain Center

    351 W. University Blvd
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 586-1983
    www.suu.edu/uc/outdoor/mountain-center.html

    Groups looking for a slower pace will appreciate the peaceful surroundings of the Southern Utah University Mountain Center. Located just minutes from downtown Cedar City on Highway 14, the Mountain Center is easily accessible year-round and has parking space to accommodate large groups. This 6,000 square foot facility includes spacious meeting rooms, pavilions, indoor and outdoor cooking facilities, a large kitchen, five bedrooms, plus a roomy loft. Situated on a 2,800-acre ranch, the Mountain Center also offers a secluded amphitheater suitable for open-air presentations in a beautiful alpine setting.

    The Mountain Center is truly an uncommon meeting place…a secluded world apart, a private place free of city distractions, yet expertly supported by the SUU Conference Services staff. In short, this facility is the perfect year-round setting for maximum workshop focus, informal retreats, or private gatherings.

  • Large Arenas

    Cross Hollows Multi-Purpose Center

    11 North Cross Hollows Rd
    Mailing Address
    286 N. Main
    Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 865-9223
    Facilities Manager (435) 233-0108

    The Center consists of the indoor Diamond Z Arena and the Iron Ranger Outdoor Arena and is situated in Cross Hollow just west of Cedar City. The facility is equipped with bucking chutes for the outdoor arena and a 300 x 320-foot warming barn with concession stands and 100 stalls for horse boarding. The outdoor arena is 160 x 300 and has bleacher seating for up to 2,500. The indoor facility has bleacher seating for 300.

     

    Iron County Fairgrounds (Parowan)

    C/O Parowan City Office
    50 S. 600 East
    Parowan, UT 84761
    (435) 477-3331

    The Iron County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Complex in Parowan features an outdoor rodeo arena (300 x 145) with covered grandstands, a practice or warm-up arena (200 x 100), a covered pavilion with concession stand, a race track, horse stables, grassy areas and large parking areas. The complex also features a large exhibit building with a 90 x 70 exhibit area, restroom facilities and a full kitchen. The equestrian complex is available for event activities such as rodeos, mud bogging competitions, outdoor and indoor concerts, horse shows and races, product exhibitions, festival events, weddings, family reunions, and business parties.

     

    America First Event Center (Southern Utah University)

    351 W. University Blvd
    Cedar City, UT 84720
    (435) 586-7872

    America First Event Center is a 5,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Cedar City, Utah. It is home to the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics teams. The arena features two large videoboards, a prominent student section, and a grand concourse which leads directly to the Sharwan Smith Student Center.  It is also used for several University events including Freshman Orientation and Commencement. A number of community events, including concerts and many of the Larry H Miller Utah Summer Games events.

  • Outdoor Venues/Pavilions

    KOA Campground Family Reunion Center

    1121 N. Main St
    Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 586-9872
    (800) KOA-9873

    The Cedar City KOA is the ideal location for your next family reunion with accommodations to fit all needs and budgets, from RV sites and 1- and 2-room Kamping Kabins, to tent sites and even a 2-bedroom mobile home rental. Young and old alike will enjoy our laundry services, 61” screen movie theater, swimming pool, large pavilions, and a wrap-around wooden deck for that special sunset get-together.

     

    Three Peaks Recreation Center

    581 N. Main
    Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 586-5124
    www.ironcounty.net

    The rolling hills and volcanic rock formations at Three Peaks provide a fantastic location for picnicking, camping, bike riding, and off-road vehicle use. Three Peaks features several picnic and camping areas (first-come-first-served basis) with tables, fire rings, and restroom facilities. There’s also a large parking area with a gated entrance for large groups and events. Two covered pavilions are available for group gatherings. These pavilions need to be reserved in advance. Three Peaks is located 10 miles west of Cedar City.

     

    Woods Ranch Recreation Area

    581 N. Main
    Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 586-5124
    www.ironcounty.net

    Just 12 miles east of Cedar City along scenic highway U-14, is the recreation area known as Woods Ranch. Operated by Iron County, the park is designed to be a high country haven for the Iron County residents and their friends to enjoy. Situated in a lush aspen and pine forest, Woods Ranch is a great place to picnic, hike, and fish. Kid’s Pond, a popular fishing spot for Southern Utah’s youth is located in the upper section of the recreation area. Woods Ranch has picnic tables, fire rings, restroom facilities, and a volleyball court. Two covered pavilions are available for group gatherings when reserved in advance. Overnight camping is not permitted at Woods Ranch, however, the Cedar Canyon Campground is located nearby. Contact the Dixie National Forest for camping information at (435) 865-5325.

  • Additional Pavilions

    Main Street Park, Canyon Park, Bicentennial Park, Fields at the Hills and Park Discovery

    Cedar City Parks & Recreation
    286 N. Main
    Cedar City, UT 84721
    (435) 865-9223

     

    Lions Park 

    Parowan City Offices
    50 S. 600 East
    Parowan, UT 84761
    (435) 477-3331

     

    Brian Head Town Park

    Brian Head Town Hall Offices
    PO Box 190068
    56 N. Hwy 143
    Brian Head, UT 84719
    (435) 677-2029

The Cedar City area is an ideal destination for escorted groups, fly/drive, FIT, winter sports, family reunions, senior and other leisure group travelers. Known as the “Gateway to the Parks,” Cedar City provides an easy home base for tour groups visiting Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and the Grand Canyon North Rim, as well as countless recreational adventures and world-class arts.

 

Resources available for Tour Professionals

The Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Cedar City area. We are available to assist you in bringing your tour group to scenic Southern Utah with a printed tour planner, photographic images, tour notes and suggested itineraries.

 

Fams/Site Inspections

The Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau works with the Utah Office of Tourism and the Grand Circle Association to organize and host familiarization tours (FAMS) of our area. Cedar City welcomes tour operators for individual FAM tours and site inspections. Please contact our office and we will aid you in organizing your trip. If you would like to receive updates regarding upcoming FAM tours, please email our Group Tour Specialist, Becki Lewis, at becki@infowest.com and you will be placed on our invitation list.

From red rocks to outstanding vistas, Southern Utah has no shortage of beautiful places for weddings and celebrations. Whether the couple would like an outdoor wedding or an indoor venue with grand views, there is a place for everyone.

Weddings, Meetings & Conventions

Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau

581 N. Main
Cedar City, UT 84721

 

Phone

(435) 586-5124

 

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

 

Tour Professionals

For assistance in planning your group visit, please contact:

Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau

Becki Lewis, Group Tour Specialist
581 N. Main
Cedar City, UT 84721
(435) 559-9090 or
(435) 586-5124
becki@infowest.com

 

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