An introduction to local options and new planning tools for corporate events in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City downtown

Salt Lake City, Utah is a dream location for meeting planners — and their attendees too, if we're being honest. The mountain-metropolis is located in a stunning valley and is the only major city that is surrounded by 9 world-class ski resorts, each less than an hour away. And when you're not visiting during ski season, you'll love the dry climate and fresh mountain air. There's plenty of things to do downtown and action to be had just up the mountain trails.

Salt Lake's new $5.1 billion international airport has been ranked #1 for on-time arrivals and departures, and it's a half-day flight or (much!) less from anywhere in the country. The local tech scene known as Silicon Slopes is booming and you'll find the business climate to be welcoming and innovative. Pair all that with beautiful meeting facilities, including a brand-new convention hotel with 60,000 square feet of meeting space, and you've got yourself a destination that truly has it all.

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New resources for Salt Lake meeting planning

Here at Pure Local Services, we've been in the destination management game for decades but that doesn't mean we do things old-school. In fact, we got pretty frustrated with how clunky and inefficient meeting planning was getting. With all the phone calls and back-and-forth, we knew there had to be a better way for our meeting planners to get access to our expert help and knowledge.

So, we developed Request Builder. This one-of-a-kind planning tool lets you explore Salt Lake City (and other destinations, too!) like never before. We'll show you an overview of each destination, plus the activities, venues and dining that we recommend in the area and you can browse on your own time and with no commitment. We mean it; you don't even have to enter an email address to use the tool. It's low-pressure, high-efficiency meeting planning — and once you try it, you'll wonder where it's been your whole career.

To use Request Builder, navigate to the site and select ‘Salt Lake City' as your destination. Then explore our lists of activities, venues and dining options that we know and love. Add the options that interest you to your request and then click ‘Submit.' From there, we'll take your choices and build a proposal tailored to your group's needs and interests. Request Builder takes the pressure off your decision-making and gives you a realistic proposal — all without endless emails and phone tag.

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Local destination management expertise in Salt Lake City

Alongside Request Builder, another hallmark of Pure Local Services is our exclusive local partnerships. We're so committed to the authenticity of local experiences that we put it in our name. We've spent our entire careers developing relationships with local vendors so our clients can get a true feel for Salt Lake City and other destinations. Not to mention, we've been able to negotiate partner discounts and exclusive access to places only the locals know about.

With Pure Local by your side, you're getting an authentic, engaging event — plus the opportunity to support the local economy. Using local vendors helps Salt Lake City provide a world-class destination to groups like yours. It's a more sustainable approach to meeting planning and we are committed to going further than recycling some bottles or switching off the lights.

If, like us, you value sustainability and shopping local, then you're in luck. Our clients have reported higher satisfaction with their events when they take a hands-on role in local sustainability efforts. There are lots of options to choose from if you want to get your group involved in helping the community you visit. You can donate a portion of your proceeds from your program to a charity of your choice (plus, get free swag!), join a local sustainability effort like planting trees or packing lunchboxes, or schedule a speaker to educate your group about pressing issues in Salt Lake. However you like to serve, we can help you plan something enjoyable and impactful.

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Your Salt Lake City destination management company

As the capital of the “best state overall,” Salt Lake is teeming with world-class opportunities as well as hidden gems you don't want to miss. That's where Pure Local comes in — we've found the best of the best the city has to offer and now we're offering it to you. So get ready to explore an incredible city surrounded by world-famous scenery with expert guides showing you the best activities, venues, and dining in Salt Lake City.

Corporate event activities in Salt Lake

One of our favorite ways to introduce our clients to Salt Lake is to take them on a unique tour of the city. And we're not talking about strapping on sneakers to follow a walking tour guide as they spout boring facts across town. No, we can do better! Try a bike tour with a local guide to help you see the city more efficiently — and more importantly, in a way that's much more fun. Or, scale it back and hop on Salt Lake's famous trolley to hear a storytelling-style tour of the city as you ride around. You could even try a pub crawl to see a different side of the city and enjoy a few drinks together.

You can hardly come to Salt Lake and not take advantage of the great outdoors that are so accessible here. Take your group on pristine mountain biking and hiking trails for gorgeous views and some fun exercise. Or, try horseback riding or golfing at a scenic mountain course to wow your guests. If you're here in the winter or spring, then it's time to enjoy the “Greatest Snow on Earth” with a ski or snowboard trip at one of the many surrounding world-class resorts. For you non-traditional adventurers, try taking your group snowmobiling for a fast-paced bonding experience like no other.

When you're ready to relax a little bit after all the famous Utah adventures, take your group to a Paint and Sip session at our favorite local art studio. You could also make an appointment at the world's largest Family History Library for a unique genealogical experience. Or, we can help you rent the Olympic Oval ice skating venue from the 2002 Winer Olympics for a private ice-skating session or lesson.

No matter what your group is interested in, Salt Lake City has an adventure or experience to match. And, when you try something new Utah has to offer, you might just discover something you didn't know you loved.

Corporate event venues in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has beautiful, unique, and functional venue spaces for groups of all sizes. So, whether you're hosting a casual event or a formal reception, Pure Local can help you select the perfect location. We're pretty sure you'll love our favorite meeting spaces in Salt Lake just as much as we do.

If you want to create an event to remember, then a beautiful Utah museum might just be the ticket. Your group can enjoy large and flexible spaces in the modern architecture and gorgeous exhibits of world-renown museums such as the Natural History Museum of Utah, or host a sophisticated evening amidst a curated fine arts collection. You could also inspire your guests at a science and technology museum with immersive spaces that can be tailored to your exact vision. (We can help create that vision, too!)

You already know we love embracing local cultures in each of our destinations, so we love the idea of hosting corporate events at Utah-exclusive venues. From a masterfully restored historic train depot with multi-level gathering spaces to the sprawling 2002 Olympic ice-skating complex, there's something in Salt Lake for every group. If you really want to get into the local spirit, host your event at the downtown stadium and enjoy a University of Utah football game from a private box in a truly scenic stadium.

Salt Lake City also knows how to bring the drama to an event venue. Make an impression and host your group at an urban amphitheater, banquet hall or boutique venue space with skyline views. For modern designs and grand spaces, Salt Lake has you covered. Explore these options and plenty more by using Request Builder. You can learn more about each venue, see photos of the spaces, and get an idea for what your event could look like in each location. We can't wait to help you plan amazing events in our favorite spaces.

Corporate group reception at a fine arts museum

Corporate dining options in Salt Lake City

We all know that great food helps facilitate great events — and when the spaces are beautiful, that's even better. So, get ready for some truly exceptional meetings because we know some incredible restaurants your group will love.

Salt Lake has plenty of dining options ranging from elegant to relaxed. So whatever vibe you're after, we can help you make it happen. Choose from chic private dining rooms with finely plated gourmet dishes to more casual establishments that welcome you like a local. Enjoy pristine outdoor patios, gorgeous bars and locally sourced menu items in some of our favorite restaurants.

You may be in the heart of the mountain west, but the menu doesn't have to show it. Try fine Latin fare in the heart of downtown or enjoy the flavors of Tuscany just 30 minutes from a ski resort. Get authentic French cuisine or freshly flown-in seafood made to order — and made to impress. And of course, you can always enjoy some elevated American fare if that's more your style.

Now, don't forget — flavor is only part of the dining experience. We love to offer a little extra ambience if you're looking for something truly special. Try unique mountainside dining to see a new side of Salt Lake. From a French chalet at the mouth of a canyon to a mountain retreat surrounded by wildflowers, we have some places in mind that will make your jaws drop and your mouth water. Explore all of our favorite restaurants with Request Builder and let us help you plan the perfect meal.

Outdoor patio at a mountainside restaurant

Comprehensive Destination Management

We're out to change the way meetings are planned and executed, from start to finish. Everything begins with Request Builder, where you can explore options on your own time and without any pressure. But that's really only the beginning. Besides creating perfectly tailored proposals, we're also experts at managing site selection and contract negotiation to make sure your bucks are getting the best bang. We also handle theme events, décor, entertainment, and everything that goes into pulling off successful events. That includes all the transportation and administration logistics to make sure everyone gets where they need to be as easily as possible.

We also have creative experts to handle any design needs you have. We'll create promotional and marketing materials that are on-brand and engaging to your group. Our digital team is available to manage any technology needs you have to make sure the show always goes on.

Further, we have a long history of handling sponsor and exhibitor management needs. We know the best ways to attract and retain sponsors, including gift-giving. We love to create unique gifts featuring goods from our trusted local vendors to make your sponsors feel appreciated and invested.

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We firmly believe that our job is to make your job easier. We have the know-how to pull off memorable corporate events that leaves your group feeling successful and appreciated. We're happy to put our experience and contacts to work for you and are pleased to offer support in the following areas:

  • Curated activities
  • Themed events and décor
  • Transportation and program logistics
  • Staffing
  • Creative design
  • Audio/Visual
  • Gifting, Awards and Amenities
  • Sponsor and Exhibitor Management
  • Site Selection and Contract Negotiation

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Select destinations, activities, venues and more for your next corporate meeting or event.
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Plan your Salt Lake City meeting today

Salt Lake is a truly remarkable place and we can't wait to share it with you and your group. And we made it as easy as possible to do with our simple online tools and local contacts. Explore more of our favorite activities, venues, and dining with Request Builder and then let us create the proposal that's a perfect match for your choices. With Pure Local, a Salt Lake City corporate event is easier and more impressive than ever.