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Your Seasonal Guide to Planning a Wedding at Priest Lake

Are you planning a wedding at Priest Lake? Here at Elkins Resort, we’ve been making Idaho weddings a dream come true for couples and their families for over 30 years. We specialize in the outdoor wedding experience utilizing the natural beauty of the Selkirk Mountains, Priest Lake, and our lakefront location on Reeder Bay. As a year-round resort, we host weddings and receptions every season, whether it’s sunny or snowy. Not sure when you want to get married? Discover our seasonal guide below to planning your Priest Lake wedding.

Please note: Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held throughout the year, except for July, August, and November.

Spring and Fall weddings

Spring weddings at Elkins Resort are held in the months of April, May, and June. It’s the perfect time to plan an outdoor wedding and it’s a good thing as we specialize in the outdoor wedding experience. Take in the mountain and lake views right from our resort. And enjoy the budding trees, blooming flowers, and the fresh new look of Mother Nature as we enter into the re-birth of spring. 

Fall weddings at Elkins Resort are held in the months of September and October. Fall is a beautiful time at Priest Lake that brings warm days, cool nights, and a rainbow of colors with the changing foliage. As cooler temperatures start to settle in, leaving you to dream about pumpkin spice lattes and warm sweaters, now is a great time to explore this beautiful time of year in Idaho with a fall wedding at Priest Lake.


We love winter weddings at Priest Lake. Recently, they have become one of the more popular times of the year to get married. Imagine a powdery-white backdrop with evergreens whispering in the wind and snow-capped mountains. Plus, you will walk away with beautiful winter photos, complete with snow-capped mountain peaks in the background. At Elkins Resort we offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony options in the winter. If you don’t want to risk a ceremony outside during the winter, we have indoor options that still capture the essence of the season. Complete with a fireplace, our lodge is the perfect cozy setting for your winter wedding at Priest Lake.

Elkins Resort can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests inside of our lodge or have up to 300 guests outside on our property’s manicured lawns with the Selkirk Mountains in the background. Or have your ceremony down on our sandy Priest Lake beach, where pristine waters provide a romantic setting. As the sun sets, enjoy an exceptional catered dinner from our Elkins Resort restaurant and staff to celebrate the evening with a reception in our lodge or on the lawn.

Priest Lake cabin rentals

Elkins Resort can accommodate up to 230 guests in the property’s 30 cabins to provide wedding attendees with a comfortable place to stay and the finest amenities during your time of celebration. Enjoy an unforgettable time celebrating in our scenic location and taking part in the many recreational activities Priest Lake offers such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, boating, and swimming. It’s a fun time for all!

For more information on Elkins Resort catering, planning, and offerings for your spring or fall wedding, view our wedding packet.