Is there anything more picturesque than a lakeside wedding? If you've dreamed of saying "I do" with gorgeous blue water as your backdrop, Elkins Resort is a perfect venue for you! With the ability to have weddings year-round, on-site lodging, and multiple indoor and outdoor options, Elkins is one of the most beautiful and unique locations you'll find in the Northwest. Keep reading for more information on hosting your perfect day at Elkins Resort!
What type of wedding does your venue work best for?
Elkins Resort is a unique location for the whole wedding experience. The wedding party, family, and friends all get to stay in one location and spend time together. It’s not just the reception for a couple hours. Once everyone arrives at the resort, the attention to friends and family is easy.
What makes your venue unique?
It may sound cliche, but guest really do arrive strangers and leave friends at Elkins Resort. The combination of log cabin lodging with the ceremony and reception venue makes Elkins Resort very unique. There is the right amount of rustic and comfort in the cabins. Elkins staff also makes the planning and execution process smoother. Using experience and talent to give the wedding party the ability to focus on having fun.
What is the capacity of your venue?
Elkins Resort hosts weddings from 100 to 350 guests. The historic lodge has seating for up to 150 guests, and the front lawn has space for an elegant tent setting for up to 350.
What are your catering guidelines?
Expectations are blown out of the water by Elkins culinary team. Bring your taste buds because they know how to feed groups with flavor and style. From family-style to buffet, guests will leave with smiles on their faces. Catering is done by Elkins for every wedding.
Do you have a ceremony location?
Brides get to pick from a number of ceremony locations on property. Choose a sandy beach, grassy front lawn, or indoor lodge, the backdrop of Priest Lake and Selkirk Mountains are always there. The scenery is breathtaking, with endless photo options.
What is your advice for couples planning their wedding?
Focus on the things are most important to you for your wedding. Spend time on those things. Let the rest fall into place. The whole planning experience will be less stressful. Pick things you will want to remember in 20 years.
What is included in your packages?
The lodge fee includes:
- Space closed to the public for the ceremony and reception 2 hour prior to your ceremony
- Planning services for the event and day-of coordination
- Service staff for the reception (no work for you or your friends after the party!)
- Setup and takedown of place settings
- White table linens for tables inside the lodge
- Wedding night lodging for the bride and groom
Most brides find they don’t need to hire a planner to put together a weekend at the resort (sorry wedding planners!). Elkins has been planning weddings for longer than most brides have been alive.
What is the price range of your venue?
Lodge fees range from $750 to $1750 depending on the time of year, and catering starts at $30 per guest. Plan on $6000 to $1500. Yes, other destination venues may cost less. You won’t find another one that has a combination of food, accommodations, and service that Elkins Resort has.