One of things I am frequently asked is: “Where should I have my wedding?”
Here is a list of a few of the places you can check out. Contact information and availability might have changed, so be sure to visit the websites.
Sunset View Resort – This beautiful location is situated right on Big Lake and is only 60 miles from Anchorage, with a breath-taking backdrop of Mt. McKinley and incredible sunset views. This site features three elegant homes on 8 acres with a landscaped lawn, waterfall, patio, and pavilion. Contact them at 907-892-8885 or visit them online at www.alaskasunsetviewresort.com.
Best Western Lake Lucille -With beautiful views of Pioneer Peak this lovely setting is directly on Lake Lucille. The Iditarod Room can easily hold up to 150 guests or more. Overnight accommodations are also available. Fly in options during the summer or dog sled in the winter; this venue offers an array of different possibilities. Visit them online at www.bestwesternlakelucilleinn.com or call 907-373-1776.
The Agate Inn – This unique country-style Inn features two vacations homes, six apartment suites (2 wheel chair accessible), and five whirlpool suites. It’s 1,800 sq ft meeting room, with the attached 3-bedroom vacation home and 1,200 sq ft whirlpool suite is perfect for weddings. The meeting room can hold up to 75 people. The complex can accommodate up to 48 overnight guests. The Agate Inn is located on 16 wooded acres and located off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, just 3 miles from Wasilla and 7 miles from Palmer. The Inn has 6 resident reindeer. For more information call 907-373-2290 or visit their website at www.agateinn.com.
Meier Lake Conference Center – Nestled on its own private 200 acres, this beautiful secluded setting is located off of the Wasilla Fishhook at Mile 6.5. Private cabins, nature trails and lake access for canoeing and paddling are available. Up to 100 guests may be accommodated overnight. Reasonable rates are within reach. View them online at www.meierlake.com or for more information call 907-376-0594.
Kendall Park, The Atrium & The Conference Room – Owned by DJ Development these rooms are in the buildings across from the Bowling Alley that are available for rent. The glass gazebo – Kendall Park, sits behind the Remax Building all on it’s own. Each room will hold about 60 people; the conference room holds about 20 to 30 guests maximum. For more information or to reserve one of these rooms, please call Kathy at 907-376-3443.
The Elks Lodge -With a lovely view of Pioneer Peak, this wonderful setting on Finger Lake is located between Palmer and Wasilla off of Bogard Road. Many weddings have been held at this beautiful lodge. For more information, contact them at 907-745-3950.
Multi-Use Sports Complex – The Multi-Use Sports Complex is a 102,000 square foot building with four primary activity areas. There is an NHL size ice arena, an indoor artificial turf court, a running/walking track, and three community meeting rooms. For more information, please contact them at 907-357-9100.
Colony Barn at the Museum of Transportation – Contact Phil Lockwood for more information about hosting an event in this historic old barn. For contact them directly at 907-376-1211 or visit www.museumofalaska.org.
Alaska’s Harvest Bed & Breakfast – Alaska’s Harvest Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located only 2 miles out of Palmer, AK on a beautifully wooded 15 acres with peaceful walking trails, a barn with the sheep and moose who meander through the back yard. The most incredible thing they have to offer is the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Contact them directly at 907-745-4263/ 877-745-4263 or visit www.alaskasharvest.com.
Raven Hall – Alaska State Fairgrounds
Raven Hall is the perfect place for your wedding. There is plenty of room, seating upwards of 500 guests. Also available for rent is the Colony Theatre (100 guests) and Eckert Gardens for an outdoor summer wedding. For more information please view the web site at www.alaskastatefair.org or call Jerry at 907-746-7155.
The Palmer Depot – Situated in down town Palmer, this is historic old building once served the colonists who moved to the area. Although still quaint, this building can easily accommodate 100+ guests for a meeting or special event. Suitable for weddings or conferences and meetings. Contact the City of Palmer for further information and rental fees at 907 745 0930 or visit them online at www.cityofpalmer.org.
The Anchorage Mariott Hotel - (Downtown Anchorage) For a more hands off wedding, experience the fantastic support staff, beautiful decor and great catering of the Mariott Hotel.
The Performing Arts Centre – For a unique experience, why not rent the sky bridge between the PAC and the Eagen Center? Please contact Julie Millington about this rental possibility at 907-263-2920.
Alpenglow Day Lodge Chalet – For your special occasion, Alpenglow lodge is an unforgettable experience. This site is suitable for weddings during the summer and fall months. Both floors have beautiful views of Anchorage, and upstairs has a wonderful mountain view. There is a lawn area in front of the lodge for outdoor ceremonies. Please view the web site at www.skialpenglow.com or call Beverly at 907-345-3161.
Bill Sheffield Rail Road Depot - An architectural masterpiece located next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Soaring windows allow exceptional views of the Chugach Mountains and Anchorage cityscape. Chic interior and elegant lighting provide the perfect backdrop. Please visit the web site at www.akrr.com/arrc312.html.
Tanglewood Golf Course – An ideal location for a large outdoor wedding. The facility features a beautiful rustic building, deck with gorgeous view, massive rock fireplace, ample parking. Reservations can be made up to 2 years in advance and seating is available for 120 guests indoors and 200 + outdoors. Please cal 907-351-7230 for more information.
The Bayshore Clubhouse – Features indoor seating for 150 guests. Site amenities include; fireplace, deck, views of mountains, dance floor, kitchen, tables and chairs. Pricing is reasonable and reservations are available up to 2 years in advance. For more information call: 907-344-0539.
Moose Run Golf Course – Located between Anchorage and Eagle River in Fort Rich, the gorgeous greens make a fabulous backdgrop. Please view the web site at www.mooserungolfcourse.com or call them at 907-428-0056.
Hilltop Ski Area – The views are amazing and the facility features; a modern chalet style lodge with a large outdoor patio in a beautiful wooded setting, giving guests the impression of being in a wilderness paradise. The facility offers seating for 200 indoors and unlimited outdoor seating for a summer wedding. Prices are reasonable and reservations are available up to 1 year in advance. Please visit their website at www.hilltopskiarea.org or call 907-343 4204.
Viking Hall – The facility features a large stone fireplace, generous picture windows, large hardwood dance floor, and full kitchen. Seating is available for 180 people. Please call them at 907-349-1613 for more information.
Hotel Alyeska - If you love that luxury, good food and great atmosphere check out the Hotel Alyeska. In the summer months the hotel takes on a whole different feel. The gorgeous landscaping, pond, the forest nearby and of course tram ride to the top of the mountain are the perfect backdrop for any Alaskan wedding. The hotel Alyeska features two gorgeous Ballrooms, and has a full staff to care for your guest’s every need.
Raven Glacier Lodge – For a smaller event with a more intimate feel, enjoy the rustic elegance of the Raven Glacier Lodge.
Crow Creek Mine – Surround your wedding with Alaskan history and drama. Crow Creek Mine features beautiful views, antique vehicles, an enchanted forest, many historical buildings and a very unique feel. If you are looking for something out of the norm, but beautiful, consider hosting your wedding here.