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The Salt Lake Assembly Hall is one of the buildings owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the southwest corner of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has seating capacity for an audience of approximately 1,400 people.
The Salt Lake Assembly Hall is a Victorian Gothic congregation hall. Rough granite walls are laid out in cruciform style making the hall's exterior look like a small gothic cathedral. Twenty-four spires mark the perimeter of the building's footprint and a tower rises from the intersection of the floor plan's apparent crucifix. The cruciform layout is complemented by Stars of David circumscribed high above each entrance. These symbolize an LDS perception that they are a re-gathering of Biblical Tribes of Israel.
However, the deceptively Gothic exterior conceals a more modern interior lacking vaulted ceilings.
Although built of quartz monzonite rock from the same quarry as the Salt Lake City Temple, the Assembly Hall's unhewn exterior looks much different. The stones for the Assembly Hall were not cut as exactingly as the Temple's. This accounts for the building's dark, rough texture and the broader masonry joints between stones. Plan your visit to Assembly Hall and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Salt Lake City day trip planner.
Assembly Hall reviews
We really enjoyed visiting the Assembly Hall especially as the main temple is covered in scaffolding and only a very small part of it is open. Some friendly staff explained a bit more about the...
We really enjoyed visiting the Assembly Hall especially as the main temple is covered in scaffolding and only a very small part of it is open. Some friendly staff explained a bit more about the... more »
We toured the premisses and were guided by two lovely sisters who told us all about their faith and the history of the church. Although the concept is not our thing we really enjoyed it a lot
We toured the premisses and were guided by two lovely sisters who told us all about their faith and the history of the church. Although the concept is not our thing we really enjoyed it a lot more »
Unique among religious buildings of the 19th century. A marvelous building that compares to the religious centers of the world although not flamboyant.
Unique among religious buildings of the 19th century. A marvelous building that compares to the religious centers of the world although not flamboyant. more »
I went to the Assembly Hall for the first time (that I remember) when I was 19. General Conference was still held there and we waited in line for a long time to get in. Good times! This week I went back because my daughter’s Madrigal & Legacy choir groups were singing. The seats in the upper balcony were still as narrow and cramped (I’m 5’9” and my knees more than hit the bench in front of me - definitely had to sit sideways) but the acoustics didn’t disappoint. Their choir sounded amazing as they belted out their Christmas tunes! I recorded a couple of snippets and the audio was like I was standing right in front of them. So next time you’re at Temple Square, stop by the Assembly Hall and listen for a few minutes. You won’t be disappointed! And you can warm up from the ridiculous cold outside. 😂🥶
Very beautiful setting. I miss the fountain, but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are following statewide efforts to reduce water usage. .
An historic experience. It's nice to get in from the cold during the holiday season and listen to choirs from all over Utah. It is not a very accessible building, but wheelchairs can go in the side doors and the ground level.
Had a choir concert here, and it's simply a stunning building. To think it was built so long ago and it's still so beautiful is honestly incredible. Just like everything on Temple Square, the spirit is astonishingly strong. Highly recommend this place for ANYONE; even if you're not religious the history of this place is super interesting.
This place is an amazing piece of history and they do a good job in maintaining its original look and feel. When I entered you can still see and feel of the original atmosphere. It has been preserved beautifully over the years. They do many devotionals there for anybody to come in. I definitely recommend checking it out.
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