Venue Reporter

Moab Under Canvas : Moab, Utah
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 4492
VENUE:
Moab Under Canvas
LOCATION:
Moab, Utah
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Desert Safari
Mountain Vistas + Rose Gold Desert
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

The Report

Party Animals, we have a breaking news about a BRAND NEW venue that just opened this week! You have your packing list out and it's bringing you straight back to your summer camp days. Walking stick? Check. Flashlight? Check. All the fixings for s'mores? Check, check, check.  Starry nights, sleeping bags, BBQ, picnics, and hikes through a rose gold desert terrain. Sound dreamy? Whether you are a rugged, rough and tumbler type or a comfort king, Moab Under Canvas can accommodate you. This scout camp for grown ups is all about daytime adventure and returning to lay your head in the lap of luxury. Glamping has arrived to the desert landscape.

Moab Under Canvas is on 40 acres of pristine land 7 miles from downtown Moab with breathtaking views of the La Sal Mountains and no one else in sight. Arches National Park is just a few miles south with nothing else in between. Canyonlands National Park is a 30-minute drive.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Moab Airport is located 18 miles north of the city of Moab. Walker Field in Grand Junction Colorado is 110 miles / 1.5 hour drive.
Salt Lake City… 236 miles / 4 hour drive.

CELEBRATION CAPACITY: 350
ACCOMMODATIONS: Safari Tents + Tipis
HIGH SEASON: April –June Sept - October
FOOD SERVICE: outsourced
BAR SERVICE: outsourced
VIEWS: La Sal Mountain view Desert view
ESTABLISHED IN: April 2014
VENUE SPACES: infinite
DECOR: Desert Safari

THE SCOOP

Moab Under Canvas is truly magical for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, vacations, getaways, bachelor parties and all other sorts of celebrations. The venue sits on private land and is incredibly versatile as tipi marquees can be set up anywhere on the property for a reception, dinner, lounge, dance party or anything else you can imagine. With stunning mountain vistas and views of Arches National Park Moab Under Canvas is able to host groups large or small in their own private area.

The tipi marquees are beautiful, large tents with adjustable sides that can be put up or down to adjust for weather or preference and multiple marquees can be conjoined to accommodate larger parties. Multiple tents joined into custom configurations can seat upwards of 350 and have standing room for 500. Each marquee can also accommodate a central open fire for an incredible ambiance. Additionally, Moab Under Canvas can provide assistance with organizing all aspects of your group getaway, event or wedding. They will recommend local vendors, but have no restrictions on which caterers you can use. Sip Sip Hooray! Moab does not charge corkage fees for bringing in your own bubbly!

Pillow Talk. For on-site accommodations there are 40 total tipis, safari tents and safari suites sleeping upwards of 150. The venue offers grouped tents and tipis for parents to have the privacy of their own safari tent and a king size bed, with the kids next door in a separate tipi and a private ensuite bathroom just for the family. All of the tents can sleep up to 4 people. For a different luxury experience there are Deluxe Suites that include a king size bed, lounge area and ensuite bathroom, they are in their own secluded location on the property.

Perfect for:

  • birthday party
  • corporate event
  • wedding ceremony
  • wedding reception

BONUS

Location, location, location! There are wide open views of Arches National Park and the La Sal Mountains, right from the venue which is only a mere 10 minutes from downtown Moab, 5 minutes from the entrance to Arches National Park, and 30 minutes from the entrance to Canyonlands National Park. Additionally Moab has partnered with Leave No Trace, an organization that teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, to minimize our impact on the lands that our tents and tipis touch, from setup to breakdown every year.

You will never have enjoyed the outdoors quite like this. Imagine yourself on a luxury safari in Africa… now just swap out your location to the US and there you have it. Before and after the event, guests will have plenty of options to choose from to fill their day. With close access to Canyonlands NP, Arches NP and the Colorado River, Moab and the surrounding region is home to some of the best biking, climbing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, camping in the world. For families and other sport/adventure activities there's also horseback riding, park tours, back country hummer tours, scenic flights and hot air ballooning to name a few.

STYLE FOR YOUR SETTING

The stunning setting of the desert mixed with the rocky terrain and camping colors of coral, rose gold, and peaches provide the perfect setting for an event. Not much decor needed when you have tipis, safari tents and a landscape like this.

1. Guest Guide Books: There is so much adventure to partake in at Moab. Get guests excited by sending them a 'guide book for campers' explaining the week ahead, the activities, a packing list and more. (photo: Sergio Mottola.)   2. Tipi Flowers: The venue has both tipis to sleep in and to party in. Highlighting some of the tipi lounges with floral entrances would be an easy touch to give the event a 'wow' factor. (photo: Sarah Tamagni Photography)   3. Tables the colors of the landscape:  The palette of the desert and shades of rose-gold, coral and copper are seen at every turn. Set your tables in these shades of desert rose with watercolor linens to match the craggy rocks. (Design: Momental Designs; Photo With Love & Embers

INSIDE SCOOP

Sitting in full view of the venue is, the varied terrain and rose gold landscapes of Moab. The striking corals, peaches and striated rocks will give unparalleled color to your photos and provide a breathtaking backdrop to any event… so much so you might not even need much decor! Each night Moab will  light the firepit for guests to enjoy the night sky and swap stories from their day. Additionally, should you need assistance organizing activities for your guests Moab Under Canvas will also take care of all that for you, even putting together an itinerary should you like one!

HIGHLIGHT REEL

  • Glamping in the desert landscape!
  • There are wide open views of Arches National Park and the La Sal Mountains, that can be seen from the property
  • They can set up giant tipi marquis for your celebration to be used as lounges, dance areas, dinner areas, etc.
  • You and your guests will have a blast reliving Summer Camp - the adult version.
  • Only 10 minutes from downtown Moab
  • An array of adventurous activities can be arranged for you and your guests.
  • You can opt to sleep in tipis OR safari tents.

AROUND TOWN

Eat at Milt's!:

Milt’s is Moab’s oldest restaurant, opened in September of 1954. Much of Milt’s remains the same as it did in 1954, vinyl-topped stools & patterned Formica counter are all original. Milt’s is s known for its delicious burgers, homemade fries, and refreshing malts. (visit: miltsstopandeat.com)

Hot Air Balloon:

Moab Under Canvas can arrange for you and guests to soar over the sandstone valleys & spires of Moab from the unforgettable perspective of a hot air balloon. As the sun begins to rise, you'll take part in launching your balloon. Watch in awe as your giant balloon fills with air and begins to take shape in the distance.

Raft the Colorado:

Moab can also arrange a rafting adventure. Your journey begins with a beautiful drive up the river corridor where you'll launch your raft onto one of the most popular stretches of the Colorado River. You can choose your level of excitement with wild rapids and/or calmer waters. Lunch Included!

VENUE: Moab Under Canvas, Utah. PHOTOS: Provided courtesy of Moab.

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