Venue Spotlight: Schweitzer Mountain Resort

What if I told you that you can get married at one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the entire Inland Northwest? Imagine saying “I do” with incredible (and I do actually mean incredible!) views of the Selkirk Mountains and Lake Pend O’reille as your backdrop and then taking a chair lift to your reception. You might think this amazing scenario is too good to be true unless you have millions of dollars, well guess what? I am here to tell you that it IS true and very possible! Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a not only a world class ski resort, it’s also a world class wedding venue. And YOU can get married there. Schweitzer has indoor and outdoor wedding options for year round events, making it the perfect destination wedding venue, right here in our backyard!

Here is an interview with more info!

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What type of wedding does your venue work best for?

Schweitzer is an amazing location for the adventurous and outdoorsy couple looking for a unique wedding experience. Our lodge is your blank canvas ready for any style from formal to rustic charm. We are a fabulous location for a destination wedding with our superior lodging and seasonal activities.


What makes your venue unique?

Schweitzer is nestled in the Selkirk Mountains and overlooks the stunning Lake Pend O’reille in Sandpoint Idaho. The top of the mountain boasts 360 degrees of mountain views including Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Canada! Arrive to your ceremony location by enjoying a breathtaking ride on our Great Escape chair lift a thrill your guests will not forget! In the winter time do not forget to bring your skis or board to enjoy our 2900 Acres of terrain! Our village creates and all inclusive event with lodging and activities steps away from the reception site.

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What is the Capacity of your venue?

We can hold up to 225 people for our ceremony and reception sites mid-April through early November. From mid-November through early April we can host up to 100 people.


What are your catering guidelines?

Food and beverage is all provided through Schweitzer excluding your wedding cake.  Our Chef has expertly prepared a wide variety of appetizers and buffet dinners. We will happily create custom plates for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free needs as well as to create fully custom menus.   We do allow outside vendors for wedding cakes, we can make pies and several other desserts if you wanting a unique and regional dessert such as huckleberry crisp.


Do you have a ceremony location?

We have several unique ceremony locations here both indoors and out.
Indoor: Caribou Room, Chimney Rock West Wing, Selkirk Room, and the North Room
Outdoor: Top of the Mountain Patio, Village Lawn, Cirque Patio, and Sun Deck

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What is your advice for couples planning their wedding?

Once you pick your venue the rest of your planning will fall into place. Find the venue that represents you and your fiancée. Make sure that your venue sales staff is going to help organize and be present during the event. The day of your wedding should be about the celebration of marriage, not stressing about the fine details. Leave that to us!


What is included in our package?

Our Top of the Mountain wedding package includes the following: rehearsal dinner space with tables, chairs, and linens, up to 20 rehearsal lift tickets, ceremony space on the top of the mountain with live ceremony AV for 3 hours, weather back-up in the Caribou room, up to 200 lift tickets on the day of the wedding, reception space in the North Room (tables, linens, chairs, place settings), cake cutting and a night in the bridal suite.

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What is the price range of your venue?

Our wedding packages start at $1500 and go up to $5360. Price varies by season and day of the week.

*Prices accurate as of September, 2014 and subject to change*

 For more information, check out the Schweitzer Mountain website!


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