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Welcome to The Tower at Rice-Eccles

The Tower Reception Area has two reception rooms, each with a spectacular view of the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Mountains, the Gallery, and two conference room options. The reception rooms feature a west-facing wall of windows, which provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and parties. The Gallery features a east-facing wall of windows, which provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and parties. The Olympic Cauldron Park is an outdoor area on the south side of the Stadium and faces the Olympic Cauldron and Fountain.

  • Scholarship Room (Level 4) – seats approximately 350 guests
  • Varsity Room (Level 6) – seats approximately 350 guests
  • The Gallery (Level 1) – seats approximately 80 guests
  • Conference Room (Level 6) – seats approximately 25 guests
  • Meeting Room (Suite 509) – seat approximately 20 guests
  • Olympic Cauldron Park (South Plaza) – seats more than 400 guests
    (Additional fees for more than 400 guests will apply)

All rental fees are subject to change based upon demand and market value. All our pricing includes tables, chairs and set up of your event. AV and other equipment are available at an additional charge. We have an Exclusive List of Caterers, which you will need to choose from. Alcohol can also be served at private events only.

Meet Our Team

Here, our professional event coordinators are ready to work with clients to host a variety of events. Whether it’s a small business meeting, corporate holiday party, or the wedding of your dreams, staff at The Tower are committed to creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Contact Information

Office Location:

6th Floor
The Tower

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (801) 581-7695
Fax: (801) 585-1417
E-mail: abovethecity@utah.edu

Melissa Van Hien – Athletic Events

For over seven years, Melissa has helped The Tower’s off-campus clientele plan and execute unforgettable events that range from banquets and weddings to festivals, trade shows and corporate parties. Melissa enjoys seeing the space transform according to her clients’ desires and loves how no two events are ever the same. Contact Melissa today.

Jenifer Wilson – Campus Events

Jen specializes in coordinating events for on-campus clientele. She has been with the University for over 6 years and her knowledge of the U is invaluable as she assists in planning and logistics for a wide variety of events—everything from research symposiums to graduation celebrations here at The Tower to student festivals and building groundbreaking & dedication ceremonies on campus. To book your event, contact Jenifer today.

Kristy Holt – Special Events

As lead coordinator for special events, Kristy helps arrange a wide variety of activities from concerts and guest speakers to weddings and graduation ceremonies. To book your event, contact Kristy.

Mat Baer

Kate Smith

Kate loves using her experience to help each client or guest create an event they will never forget. From weddings to corporate events, she is committed to making the client’s vision come to life. Contact Kate today to book your event.