From: Highsmith Wedding
To the Entire Log Haven Staff:
Please accept our sincere thanks for everything all of you have done to make the Highsmith/Albretsen wedding a huge success! From the very beginning - visiting the venue - to the very end - driving away after the wedding - all at Log Haven provided professional, and and oustanding service. Tara and Kirby made sure that Tara and Codey were taken care of in every way! Kirby was terrific walking us through rehearsal then organizing the ceremony and guiding everyone on cue! She also responded to email messages quickly. Tara made sure everyone had what they needed and would check frequently to make sure everyone was doing okay - paying special atention to Tara and Codey. She was quick to get any requests, too. Faith was there every step of the way and ALWAYS available to answer any questions we had.
The food was amazing - please extend our thanks to the chef and kitchen staff! I heard many great comments on the meal.
Thank you for providing the information with DJ contacts. It made it so much easier to coordinate the wedding with ideas from you.
We also used Hyatt Hotel including a single shuttle trip. That, too, was helpful in planning stays for long-distance as well as local guests. We received a group rate and everyone at the Hyatt couldn't have been more helpful! Both families enjoyed breakfast together there a couple of days and had a good time. In fact, the rehearsal dinner was held at Spitz right across from the hotel, so that was very convenient for all as well.
To top it off, the weather was perfect!
We have never seen our bady daughter SO HAPPY in her entire life! Their wedding was perfect in every way. Thank you so very much!
Luke and Sue Highsmith
From: The Compass Group
From: Deaton and Nicolas Wedding
I wanted to send a huge thank you to everyone involved with making my wedding absolutely amazing on the 10th. I just got back to work so I apologize for the delay, but I could not have asked for a better ceremony or reception. Your guys' hard work and dedication really showed with every detail of that night and how smoothly everything seemd to flow (even with how late we were to everything)!
Your patience and flexibility was also extremely appreciated. Even as I was changing things at the very last minute with all of the typcial family drama and even special dietary needs. This day was everything that I wanted it to be. My complex family was also something that caused me extreme anxiety thinking about the wedding planning and Faith, yo took the reins with that and made sure that my true desires were met with no animosity from my family. I used to joke back in the day that I would need to have two different weddings to accommodate both sides of my family, and clearly that wasn't necessary.
Thank you again and I am so happy with Log Haven all of your staf - I will review and hout from a rooftop to anyone who will ask about how amazing you guys all are!
From: The Compass Group
I wanted to thank you for all of your help in making the arrangements for our Compass Group dinner on Friday, April 24. We were greeted and taken care of graciously by Ian Campbell (General Manager) and Chris Bruin (Lead Server). Please lset them know how much I appreciated all that they did for us.
The dinner was fabulous. Everyone loved the Aleppo Peppered Angus Filet. It was superb! I loved the salad and I loved the dessert. Everything was wonderful. Please tell the chef, David Jones, that he did an excellent job. The filet was perfect, the presentation was great and he deserves a round of applause for getting 60 meals done on time and grilled to perfection.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting by the fire and enjoying the music in a beautiful rustic cabin. It was a memorable experience for us.
Thank you all again. wishing you and all your families all the best!
From: Alliance Data
Thak you so much for the successful party on Monday evening. The venue was beautiful. The tables were perfect. The seating cards were lovely. The service was outstanding. Every person from our office was able to attend, and the overall consensus was that this was the best holiday party we have ever had. I am so grateful to you and your team and staff at Log Haven that made this possible for us. Please pass on my thanks to Cynthia (Lead Server) and Ian (General Manager).
From: McGlamery/Mullen Wedding
I am not even sure how to start this email so I am going to just start it with a big fat WOW. The wedding was absolutely phenomenal! I know it was my wedding so I might be a little bit biased, but I must have gotten a dozen comments from guests about it being the best wedding they have ever attended. I can not tell you how happy I am with my choice to have our wedding at Log Haven. There was so much attention to detail put by both of you, cynthia, and the rest of the staff. Everyone worked so hard to ensure that everything went off without a hitch - and it did! In fact, the only thing that didn't go to plan was securing the complicated bustle on my dress. Even then I didn't have to worry because Cynthia, like an angel, came out of no where and fixed it! I just can't get over how fantastic my experience with Log Haven was. I am so happy, even smiling while I write this email. So, in short, or long, I want to say THANK YOU. You guys are absolutely the most talented, incredibly patient, organized, and caring wedding crew in the state. Hands down.
From: Columbia Sports
I've coordinated dinners that involed this group and members there of for several years now - this is the first time that I've received an overwhelming 'thumbs up' on a dinner for: service, food (the big one), ambiance and setting. I look forward to placing this group with Log Haven again! As an aside, I called the day of the event to advise that our company president would be dining with us and appreciated the reception of our last minute heads up. As an aevent planner, I had to partner with providers that make me look good and have a 'can do' attitude. All of which you have and did - thank you!
From: Green River Capitol Wine Dinner
The event was fabulous. The entire staff was helpful and attentive. Working with Ian and Faith was a pleasure. Our vision for a wine food pairing party came to light perfectly. I will absolutely refer my friends, family & business partners alike. Thank you.
From: Central Insurance Business Dinner
The first visit to Log Haven by every member of our party. All were very impressed by the setting, the service and the wonderful meal. Your team did a great job of making our group feel special. Thank you on a job well done and a delightful experience.
From: Hong/Segerdal Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Faith, Cynthia and all the other staff were very attentive and friendly. Faith was a huge factor in our decision to have our wedding at Log Haven. She is a gem! Responsive and helpful throughout the entire process pre-planning, coordinating other vendors and makeing everything perfect the day of. Food was fabulous!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
From: Laura and Don Snyder Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Faith was an amazing wedding coordinator! Throught the entire process, coordination and communication was perfect. Our wedding day was everything we discussed and expected and more. Cynthia, our lead server, was amazing! The entire staff was nice and accommodating. The food quality was exceptional, even for our wedding of 33 people. We were delighted with eerything and will certainly pass Log Haven onto our friends for their events! Another thing we appreciated was the vendor recommendations. We want to pass along very positive feedback for the following vendors: Cake - Carrie's Cakes/Dress - Alta Moda bridal - Amazing service and loved the selection. Photographer - Michael Tallman - Awesome to work with, went above and beyond. Thanks for a perfect wedding day!
From: Nace International
Thank you! My Board of Directors were wowed at the ambience, food and overall experience. I aim to please my board and the Log Haven and it's staff were the greatest asset to that achievement.
Faith was great to work with and made my job as board secretary easy.
Best wishes for continued great success. Laurie Colicci, Nace International
From: Wallace/Kidwell Wedding
Faith was amazing start to finish! She mad everything very easy and comfortable. I can't say enough about our server Brenda! She was like family by the time the night was over and she took exceptional care of us and our family members and it couldn't have been a more perfect day. Thank you.
From: Feeley/Woodbury Wedding Dinner
It was a magical evening, enjoyed by all. Wait staff were professional, yet engaging and extremely pleasant. Faith made sure the time frame, toasts, desserts, etc, were well coordinated! Thank you. Nancy Feeley
From: Tara L. Isaacson, Isaacson/Rogers Wedding
I wanted to write to thank you for the tremendous service that we received. From day one, Faith and her staff were very responsive and professional. The entire planning process was easy. Faith was always easy to get a hold of and made the whole process run smooth.
I can't say enough about the food and staff. We received so many compliments about the service and the food. Brenda was great in keeping the wedding party and guests in line. Faith kept everyone clam and focused.
If you ever need a recommendation or a testimonial, we would be hapy to give it. Honestly, I can't think of one aspect of the service that wasn't perfect. We absolutely had a blast. Thank you so much for a great evening.
From: Health Help Business Dinner
Everything was wonderful! I wish we could relive the experience all over again. Our customers loved it and praised the service and especially the food. Great job!!
From: TCCR Business Dinner
The service was exceptional! Faith Sweeten did an outstanding job working with me on the event. The Log Haven staff did a great job accommodating a last minute surge of people. The entire evening was perfect and we greatly appreciate every one involved in this event. All of the servers get an A+++++!
From: First Command Business Dinner
Your staff made the event run smoothly and to our great satisfaction! The fact the event coordinator/Faith came in on her day off to check on us made us feel special. Great care was taken of us! All our demands were met with graciousness. Thank you.
From: Monson/Yergensen Wedding Reception
Faith was great. The food was beautifully displayed and delicious. And the atmosphere and surrounding were breathtaking. We had a wonderful experience and appreciate everything you did to make the evening perfect. Thank you.
From: Gilliam/Young Wedding Ceremony & Reception
We had an amazing experience and so glad we chose Log Haven. Your location is amazing and beautiful. Everyone we worked with was extremely helpful. Obviously, we would never forget our wedding, but memories will be enhanced by your service and the setting.
From: Richfield Oil & Gas Holiday Dinner
I found Log Haven to be outstanding. The moment we arrived we felt taken away. Then the service and food were out of this world. We can't wait to use you again. As the coordinator of this event, I found working with Faith amazing. She was always so sweet and answered all of my questions os quickly. Faith was the icing on the cake. Thanks Log Haven for making my job easy!
From: Clark Family Dinner
The team at Log Haven was incredibly accommodating. Despite some troubles with wheelchair access that led to a brief delay in dinner (on our part), the staff tokk the steps necessary to accommodate the delay. Everything was presented in a timely manner and the wit staff was fiendly and attentive. I would highly recomend (and since have) Log Haven to firends and family members.
From: Grant Whitaker
Log Haven remains one of, if not the best, restaurants in Salt Lake City. We felt valued right from the moment of our welcome by the host, and our server (Kacey) was equally hospitable and attended to our needs in a friendly and gracious manner. Excellent food, everything was well prepared and described accurately on the menu. We had a marvelous time and it will serve as a memorable occasion.
From: Randy and Candy
Faith and April,
You two are the best! Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special. It really was an evening filled with everything we could have hoped for. Thank you for laughing with us and making us, along with our parents, feel like the only party in the restaurant that evening. Randy & Candy
From: Stanley W. Fredericks
This was our 2nd visit to Log Haven. We're not from SLC but having now found Log Haven, we intend to dine there every time we visit. While the restaurant can accommodate many guests and large groups, each area of the building is secluded enough that we felt like we were dining in a small room. The menu is extremely varied and the food is excellent. It was truly a memorable visit.
Although we are not locals, we intend to dine with you every time we are in the area. Last week, our waiter was Kevin who treated us extremely well. WE had a marvelous time as usual and the food was excellent thanks to Chef Dave. See you next year!
From: Ed and Carol Diener
Log Haven has never disappointed. We always bring out of state guests, many of whom live in large cities with 5 star restaurants and they are always impressed. The ambiance can't be beat, the wine selection is outstanding, the food superb, and the wait staff knowledgeable and pleasant.
From: Paige & Steven Bednarik
Dear Faith & Joni,
You both worked tremendously hard & you ROCKED OUR WORLD!
We are still overwhelmed with gratitude and 'Over the Moon' happy with how Carley and Jerry's wedding celebration turned out at BEAUTIFUL Log Haven.
Everyone has commented on the superb attention and service that was give to us and all who attended. The event was fantastically orchestrated.
Please give Chef Dave our biggest & sincere 'Job Well Done' for the delicioso buffet, beginning with the incredible spring menu choices we all shared at the rehearsal dinner.
And...every ONE of your gracious staff went out of their way...in every way.
It all started with you two lovely ladies. We will always be thankful.
From: Beth Steven
Hi Faith and Team!
The dinner for our group was a huge success! Apparently, our group went back to the conference hotel and told everyone what an amazing time they had--and how the filet just melted it was so delicious!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We have received many compliments on the event. Please also extend our gratitude to the staff there that evening as they did a fabulous job taking care of our group.
If I ever get to Salt Lake City, you know I'll be stopping by!
Executive Assistant to Craig Huntington
Alliance Association Financial Services
From: Jerry Hines
Our wedding was an absolute blast! Faith and Joni were absolutely incredible from the very beginning. The entire process with them was perfect and stress free.
We couldn't be more impressed with the staff that were part of our wedding. They were all extremely nice and there was not a single person at the wedding that went home hungry and everyone had a glass of something in their hand. We also are vegan and the chef made us such a delicious meal!!
We are still getting phone calls and emails about how amazing our wedding was. THANK YOU!!!
From: Jo Ella Wooly
Our family ate at Log Haven during the holidays. It was wonderful!! We had a table right in front of the fireplace. We all loved the Alpine Nachos (great to share) and the special clam chowder soup. Terrific flavor. Teenage nephew ordered the Elk and completely cleaned his plate. Elise did a fantastic job and would highly recommend her as a server to your dining experience. Thank you Log Haven - my family was here from out of town and I wanted to take them somewhere that would be memorable. Both in food and atmosphere - you exceed my expectation!
From: Ali and Isaac White side
We cannot even articulate how wonderful our wedding experience was at your restaurant. The staff were all very approachable and accommodating and were as kind as can be. They felt like family to us, excited for us and cheering us, just as everyone else was that evening. The service, food, hospitality and environment was appreciated by everyone. Our guests are still raving about the magical evening it was! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We look forward to many romantic anniversaries to come at Log Haven.
From: Keri and Chris Orion
Chris and I just want to extend our most sincere gratitude to you and to everyone at Log Haven for making our wedding so special. We had a wonderful time - better than we were expecting! and I think that had everything to do with your hard work and perfect advice. Please give Cynthia our warmest regards - she was our guardian angel all night, making sure we had food and drink! We are so grateful to her. I hope to see you again soon. Thank you!
I took my wife to your restaurant for the first time just the two of us for a romantic get away. Recently I have not been paying attention to these details and showing my wife I love her like she deserves and then some. This was the perfect place to bring her for I watched her light up, we shared great conversation, Steak & Lobster that was so tender and melted in your mouth and then a beautiful stroll thru the canyon even in the rain. It was all magical and Thank you for helping out with this wonderful evening with my wife.
From: Edwin V. Lyons
This was my first dining experience at Log Haven, and it was wonderful! My mother and grandmother were visiting from our-of-town and we wanted to take them some place extra-special. We could not have selected a better location than. Truly memorable! From the beer/wine selections, the dinner and dessert menus, ambiance, service and of course the food; everything was superb. A person cannot go wrong by selecting Log Haven as their next dining experience.
From: Pamela Tafili
The atmosphere at Log Haven was wonderful. The windows were open to let in the fresh night air and a gentle breeze blew in the smell of spring flowers and pine. Somalia was the featured culinary special- we had a delectable lamb appetizer. Each server spent plenty of time at our table, ensuring we understood the menu choices as well as giving us good suggestions for ordering. After ordering, the wait staff was very attentive. We enjoyed the food immensely. Every item was prepared perfectly and was flavorful. Filet mignon was so tender and served with a wonderful sauce. The bison was savory. We couldn't skip dessert and it turned out nice. It was great to take our father there for father's day. We all raved about it on the drive home!
We very much enjoyed our Father's day dinner at your place. Your wait staff is wonderful and attentive. We savored the Somalian-themed lamb appetizer. It made us think that you should serve more lamb. Lamb is a wonderful, unique, and local menu choice.
From: Judith McKenna
The beautiful drive up the canyon set the mood for this fabulous, unique restaurant. Our table looked out over a gorgeous waterfall and pond. The service was first rate - we felt neither rushed nor waiting. The friendly, professional waiter was extremely helpful in choosing both dishes and wines (fabulous selection, including Sangiovese, one of our favorites). Our party of six enjoyed the grilled bison steak, grilled elk tenderloin, and filet mignon (best ever!). All were perfectly prepared, tender, and delicious. If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience I highly recommend Log Haven.
Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Log Haven on Saturday, May 8. The waiter was first rate and the food perfectly prepared and presented. Thank you for making the evening such a memorable experience!
From: Jim and Mary Schwing
Log Haven never ceases to provide us with a truly memorable dining experience. We enjoyed our outstanding culinary experience with a scenic view of Mill Creek Canyon. We visit Log Haven frequently for celebrating memorable occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. The service was great and my wife and I were let to enjoy our time without obtrusive interruptions.
Please keep up the great dining experience; the food, the wine, and the service are outstanding. I had the blue corn dusted prawns with posole and this was perhaps the best meal I've ever had at Log Haven. Our server, Jack, was outstanding.
From: Sarah Dunlap/Haworth
We were completely satisfied with our wedding! Every single detail was executed perfectly! Faith was amazing at corresponding via email since we were planning long distance. cynthia was incredible during the wedding and ensured everyone's needs were met! Y'all absolutely exceeded our expectations! The food was delicious and I loved my vegetarian entree--thanks so much for accommodating my vegetarian guests! We truly had the wedding of our dreams and would love to provide a reference to anyone considering a Log Haven wedding! Thank you all so much!
From: Erin McAllister
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an outstanding dining experience. My husband and a dear friend of ours enjoyed the best meal we've had in a long time last night. Everything was perfect: the food, the ambiance, the service. My husband and I have had many reasons to celebrate as of late (anniversary, anesthesiology residency graduation, a new baby on the way) and we have been very disappointed with the other restaurants we have patroned for these special occasions. Last night we were celebrating a long-awaited visit form our friend who has over the past few years been serving our country as a US diplomat in Iraq and Syria, and who is about to be deployed to Afghanistan. We wanted to make sure we picked the perfect place to take him as he won't be enjoying filet mignon again any time soon. We were all blown away with our meal and the entire experience at Log Haven. Thank you.
From: Bob Hazen
We have dined all around the world. I can say that without a doubt, this is the best restaurant experience we have ever had. Thank for helping make our 43rd wedding anniversary a memorable one. See you next year! Of course, as a practical matter, we can't wait that long to come back. We have several friends who are looking forward to checking our our recommendation. We will tag along just to make certain they enjoy it as much as we did. See you soon.
From: Dana Stearn
Log Haven far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing! All of the flavors were new, exciting and bursting with flavor. We enjoyed everything we ordered but if I had to recommend some items I would recommend the organic green salad with curry vinaigrette, the filet mignon with gruyere mashed potatoes and you must try their home made ice cream (we really like the hazelnut). The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. This was my best dining experience ever in Utah.
From: Devin Moore
Fabulous! Here is the classiest place I've ever eaten. The food was pricey, I'll probably never take another couple there, but my wife and I went and we loved it! Very romantic, food was fabulous ...service was wonderful and I've never even heard of an "appetite enhancer" but it worked! I was happy that I was full when I left, I have been disappointed in fancy restaurants that don't give me enough to eat, but portions were perfect. Great anniversary spot.
From: Sally's Favorites
Log Haven - 6451 East Millcreek Canyon. If you haven't been there in years, go again. One of my past students, Logen Crew, is the current head line cook and doing a great job. He has previously 'chef-ed' at Cafe Trio and Fresco. He's awesome and worth the money. Beautiful location. Great place for a special occasion.
Just received a call from a fellow speaker in route to Salt Lake City. They said they wanted to wish me a Happy New Year and since she knew I had several clients in SLC, she thought I might be able to refer her to a culinary delight.
Well of course I can!
Less than half an hour from down town is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet. Nestled in the foothills just east of town is a romantic little eatery called “Log Haven.” This place has more awards than it has tables, but the attitudes and food are absolutely the best. Check out the Log Haven web site for the back-story, but this place was built as a mountain get-away in the early 1900’s and has a quite interesting past. The Ahi Tuna and BBQ Duck was wonderful and I’m told the crab cakes are to die for. Romance, beauty, history, service and great food; what more can one ask for? I’ve never met the owner, but the Chef was very congenial and attentive and it is obvious the Log Haven understands that in great customer service…you “Don’t Just Do It!”
- Salt Lake City-Romantic Food