Rental Policies & Regulations

  1. Every event at the Ogden Amphitheater requires a Special Event Permit
  2. The Ogden Amphitheater is available for rent by organizations wishing to hold private or public functions. Deposits, fees, and rental requirements are required.
  3. Use of the amphitheater for public events requires the sponsoring organization to provide a minimum of $2,000,000 of liability insurance naming Ogden City Corporation, it's elected and appointed officials, employees, volunteers and agents as additional insured. Depending on the type and size of the function, this amount may be increased.
  4. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total rental amount will be required in order to consider the facility reserved.
  5. All fees and security/cleaning deposits must be paid a minimum of 14 days prior to the rental date.
  6. Events that charge admission or have vendors selling food or wares require an Ogden City business license of ($83). Each vendor must obtain a single-day special event business license ($5).
  7. Events that include vendors must meet all Weber/Morgan Health District requirements. Vendors are not allowed to dump grease, hot combustibles, briquettes or waste water on or near the grass or paver area. Hot cooking equipment must not be placed on lawn or pavers.
  8. If all rental requirements are met and the facility is left clean and undamaged, all but $50 of the security/cleaning deposits will be returned by check within 30 days after the event.
  9. In the event there is damage to the facility or staff time is required to return the facility to an acceptable level of cleanliness, these charges will be deducted from the security/cleaning deposit. This process may require holding all or a portion of the deposits up to 30 days.
  10. If the cost of damages and/or cleaning exceeds the deposits paid, the renter is financially responsible for those costs.
  11. All decorations, fixtures, equipment and/or supplies will be removed from the facility immediately after the function is over.
  12. All City, County, State and Federal laws and ordinances will be enforced.
  13. Ogden City will have the authority to disperse any group for failure to comply with listed policies and/or laws governing the use of the facility.
  14. No alcohol will be allowed during functions open to the public unless state and local permits have been obtained. Alcohol Permit Requirements:Functions not open to the public (limited attendance to specifically designated guests) where there is no charge for alcohol:
  15. All alcohol consumption by patrons is to be confined inside the walls and fence of the amphitheater. No alcohol may be brought into the facility by patrons of an event. No "brown bagging." No alcohol will be allowed in public restrooms. No alcohol shall be consumed, bought or sold on the rest of the Municipal Block. With approval and appropriate licensing alcohol may be sold at a temporary or portable bar inside the walls and fence of the Amphitheater.
  16. Limited alcohol may be brought into dressing rooms, green rooms and VIP areas only with prior written consent from Ogden City.
  17. Concessions: The following are 3 options.
    • We sell concessions at the window - Concessions services are available from Ogden City. If you wish to utilize this service, Ogden City will retain all proceeds from concession sales. Ogden City reserves the right to decline offering this service due to low expected attendance or available staff. No charge.
    • You sell concessions at the window - You can choose to use the concessions window for selling or serving your own food beverage or products, this allows you access to the food prep area of the kitchen, and sink basin for cleanup. No cooking or refrigeration equipment will be available. Temporary food warmers and coolers can be brought in. No alcohol can be sold at concessions window. A city staff member must be present during operating hours, a $25 hourly rate will be charged.
    • You &/or vendors sell food and beverage from temporary or portable stations. The Amphitheater concessions window will remain closed. You will not have access to the kitchen or sink basin. No charge. Weber/Morgan Health Department requirements apply.
  18. Restroom facilities are available at no charge, West restrooms can accommodate most events. East restrooms are available for larger events. A male and female restroom attendant must be present during operating hours. City staff can provided this service for a fee or you can provide your own. Names and contact info must be provided. If your restroom attendees don't show you will be charged for on call staff at overtime rates.
  19. With the exception of service dogs, no animals are allowed in the facility.
  20. No bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, skate boards, scooters or any other human propelled transportation devices (excluding wheelchairs) are allowed within the facility.
  21. Excluding motorized wheelchairs, no vehicles are allowed within the amphitheater perimeter unless special permission is obtained in advance from Ogden City.
  22. State law prohibits smoking in any area of the amphitheater.
  23. Some functions will require security personnel. The number of officers, type of officers (Police, Reserves or private security), and times required are at the discretion of Ogden City. Any private security used must be licensed, bonded and approved by Ogden City 7 days prior to the event.
  24. All Rental conditions are general in nature and, based upon City review, additional requirements may be imposed.
  25. Event will be required to be over by 10 p.m. and will be in compliance with all city noise ordinances and regulations. A Noise Ordinance Variance can be applied for in certain circumstances. Only partial safety lighting will be supplied after 10 p.m. to close the event.
  26. Safety regulations require all gates to remain unlocked during any event to allow for emergency exit. If your event is a ticketed event and you plan to restrict people from entering through certain gates, you must provide security personnel at those gates. Security personnel can restrict people from entering but allow people to exit.