Venue Spotlight: Elkins Resort

“Country luxury” is the best description of Elkins Resort on Priest Lake. This Priest Lake venue is rustic in all the right places. You’ve got the mountains, the cabins, the lodge and the lakeside ceremony spot…all with the conveniences of an established venue who understands how to give couples the complete experience. The wedding packages at Elkins are very inclusive and offer a ton of options for year round weddings.

I’m all for making the wedding a whole weekend event, and Elkins is the ideal place to pull that off. Located just a short distance from Spokane and with 32 cabins your guests can stay the night, which really makes your wedding a little mini-vacation. Your guests will thank you!

Here is a little more about the Elkins…

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins Resort

Where are you located:

Reeder Bay, Priest Lake, Idaho

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins Resort

What type of wedding does your venue work best for?

Elkins Resort specializes in the outdoor wedding experience utilizing the natural beauty of the Selkirk Mountains, Priest Lake, and our lakefront location in Reeder Bay. We accommodate large upscale weddings to small rustic winter weddings. We have ceremony space outdoors on the beach, or on the front lawn overlooking the lake and the Selkirk mountains. In the winter months we have the ceremony in front of the fireplace in the dining room. The ambiance of the resort and our lake front location create the perfect intimate wedding, or grand lake side wedding.

Elkins ResortPhoto by Jordan Baker

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins ResortPhoto by Matt Shumate

What makes your venue unique?

Our breathtaking location on Priest Lake. Elkins Resort is a cedar log resort that was built in 1932 as a fishing lodge, the history itself will provide a story that will make your wedding unique. The exposed cedar logs provide the feel of intimacy, while huge windows overlook the lake and the Selkirk mountain range set the mood for romance and destination.

We provide the “destination wedding” feel while only being two hours away from Spokane and Coeur D’Alene. Lodging for your guests is provided by 32 individual log cabins. All your guests spend the weekend getting to know each other, and experience the outdoor wonders of Priest Lake, here at Elkins Resort.

Priest Lake wedding venue, Elkins Resort

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins ResortPhoto by Ifong Chen

What is the capacity of your venue?

For winter weddings we hold 130 people seated for a reception inside the lodge. For spring summer and fall weddings, we hold up to 350 on the front lawn or beach for an outdoor reception.

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins Resort

What are your catering guidelines?

We have a full menu that ranges in variety and costs. There is a catering minimum starting at $30.00 per person. Outside catering companies are not permitted.

Spokane wedding venue, Elkins ResortPhoto by Ifong Chen

Do you have a ceremony location?

Yes, inside the lodge for winter, and outside on the beach or the front lawn.

Priest Lake wedding venue, Elkins Resort

What is your advice for couples planning their wedding?

Sit back and enjoy the wonderful ease of planning your lake front destination wedding.  Let our wedding planners work with you to plan one of life’s most memorable occasions.

Jordan BakerPhoto by Jordan Baker

What is included in your packages?

  1. In house wedding coordinator, day of and all planning up to your event.
  2. The lodge will be closed to the general public 2 hours before your ceremony and until the end of the evening.
  3. We take care of all your clean up on your wedding day, you just get to enjoy your party!
  4. Includes our honeymoon cabin for you and your husband the night of the wedding.
  5. White table linens for all the tables in the lodge
  6. Fully staffed bar, and servers for the duration of your event

Priest Lake wedding venue, Elkins Resort

Photo by Ifong Chen

Elkins Resort

What is the price range of your venue?

On average between $6,000-$15,000 this price does not include any additional lodging for your guests. Costs do change depending on the time of the year, and the size of your party. There are catering minimums, as well as head count minimums during the months of June and September. Please call for further details.

Elkins ResortPhoto by Matt Shumate

Quick Facts

  • Capacity: Small up to 350
  • Catering: In house caterer.
  • Location: Priest Lake, Idaho
  • Ceremony Location: Yes
  • Wedding seasons: Year Round

Call 208-443-2432 for more info or visit The Elkins Resort website.



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