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Priest Lake Wedding Reviews

We are proud to have been featured in many notable wedding publications over the years with our Spring, Fall, and Winter weddings in Idaho. As one of the top wedding venues in Priest Lake, Idaho, please see below for some of the Elkins Resort weddings featured across the web.

With over 30 years of experience, we specialize in using the natural beauty of Priest Lake, the Selkirk Mountains, and our lakefront location to make beautiful wedding memories that last a lifetime. We pride ourselves on the wedding pictures and ceremonies held in the natural backdrop of the resort. Our highly skilled staff will work closely with you to ensure that everything is perfect, from catering to seating arrangements. We regularly cater for 75-300 guests, and ceremonies are most often located outdoors on the front lawn or beach overlooking Priest Lake.

If you have any questions about what to expect from the natural beauty to be found at Elkins Resort please review our galleries or video pages or contact us! For full details download our wedding guide.

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Elkins Resort Wedding Reviews

“A winter wedding at Priest Lake is magical! Especially at Elkins Resort. The setting is beautiful, the service incredible and the food, well it’s 5 star all the way. This was my first visit to the resort during the winter season, it’s just as fabulous in the winter as it is in the summer. Cabins are comfortable and fire logs replenished every day. Outside of Trappers Bar you can enjoy a hot toddy while sitting around the campfire taking in the view. Shout out to all of the staff, especially Jennifer and Cricket for their help with this special event.”

Kerry J. – February 2023
5 out of 5 bubbles, Tripadvisor

“Perfect venue for a 3 day wedding event! Great morning hiking trails (look for morels along the path) followed by a relaxing time on the beach and a refreshing dip in the lake. Cabins were clean and bed was very comfortable. Food was way above what we all expected. Everything was excellent, especially the service. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Jen did a great job making sure the wedding itself went off without a hitch. Wonderful stay all around.”

Kara J. – May 2023
5 out of 5 bubbles, Tripadvisor

“My husband and I held our wedding at Elkins earlier this year, and we absolutely loved our experience. We had our wedding in February, so it was a winter wonderland! Every single person we worked with for months ahead of time was friendly, answered all of our questions, took the time to chat and make it personal, and really cared that we got to make our special day exactly what we wanted it to be. The catering they provided was unbelievable – so good that months later, our family and friends still talk about the meal! I worked with Jennifer as the main coordinator, and she was very easy to work with and was always a quick email away. The morning after the ceremony, we had breakfast at the lodge, and that was incredible too. Cricket came and chatted with us for quite a while. We loved it. Overall, we could not have been happier with our experience. Every single touchpoint, from the first tour to the final check-out, we experienced great customer service and small town charm with a picturesque backdrop. Thank you, Elkins! We can’t wait to return and celebrate our wedding anniversary with you!”

Madeline K. – June 2023
5 out of 5 stars, Google

“We just had our son’s wedding at Elkins, and I was quite concerned about the remote location and rustic cabins in winter. Guests arrived from all over the country and found Elkins to be a special experience. Cabins were well stocked, clean and comfortable. Since guests stayed two nights, people were able to get excellent breakfast each day, snowshoe/tour area, or just hang out in their cabin with a warm fire in the fireplace enjoying their own food and drink. Wedding was beautiful, with couple married outside by the lake and mountains as their backdrop. Restaurant was closed for our private event, reception dinner was delicious and we danced and partied the night away! Guests told us it was one of their favorite weddings. Thanks Elkins for a great time!” 

Susan R. – March 2022 
5 out of 5 Stars

Gorgeous wedding location! Jennifer was very responsive and great to work with before and during our daughter’s wedding weekend! Our dinner at Elkins Resort Restaurant was incredible and so was the service by Michael! Highly recommend Elkins!

Patty B. – March 2022
5 out of 5 Stars

What a fun spot for a wedding, family reunion or romantic weekend. The location is perfect. The lake is pristine and the abundance of Adirondack chairs at the waters edge beckon a nice long sit. The bar is quaint and service was excellent.

Lori M. – November, 2021
5 out of 5 Stars

Our October wedding here was by far the best experience ever. The resort itself is of course beautiful and incredibly scenic but the amazing staff and help we received was what made the day above and beyond our expectations! If you are looking for a place to get married I highly recommend Elkins. We are already looking forward to coming back for our anniversary!

K Cowell October 2019 Facebook

“If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy yourself in the PNW this resort should be at the top end of any lists there are. The accommodations were terrific, and the staff was outstanding going above and beyond to accommodate any guests and group events they host. That was what my nieces wedding of almost 200 people experienced, anyway. If you’re looking…chose this place!”

M Judy October 2019 FaceBook
5 out for 5 Stars

“Elkins is amazing! My husband and I were married there in December 2011; our friends and family had the resort to ourselves and the staff, the food, the atmosphere…. everything was so well put together, they really helped make our day memorable. We’ve gone back often over the years to rent a cabin for the weekend or grab a bite at the restaurant and it’s always a fantastic time. Elkins rocks, and the beauty of Priest Lake is unbeatable!!

J Gregory, July 2019 Google
5 out of 5 Stars

We got married there in early May- the venue and particularly the staff were fantastic. The staff was on point, helpful, motivated and self-starters. The venue itself was delightful, we had the ceremony outside overlooking priest lake and the snowcapped Selkirk mountains. The catering was delicious for the reception dinner, the rehearsal dinner, breakfast and lunch. If you haven’t visited Priest lake, make Elkins your home base to explore- I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

A Richards June 2019
 5 out of 5 Stars  

Beautiful and organized

My husband and I were so impressed with the organization and professionalism of Elkins. Jennifer was absolutely outstanding, and we couldn’t have asked for a better location for the best day of our lives!”

Liz October 2019 WeddingWire.com
5 out of 5 Stars

Best Place Ever

Everything was AMAZING! Jennifer was so on it and an amazing day of coordinator. We had a blast and so did all of our guests!

C Dinnison July 2019 WeddingWire.com
5 out of 5 Stars 

“We hosted our destination wedding at Elkins Resort and couldn’t have asked for a better location. Asking all of our guests to travel from Seattle, Spokane, Los Angeles, and Oregon — we knew we had to ask them to come somewhere special and this was just the place. We started our long weekend off with multiple family dinners in the days leading up to the weekend. and had guests arriving throughout the week. On Friday night we welcomed guests with a beach bonfire on the beach with kegs, wine, S’more’s and hot dogs. It was such a unique and fun time.

The wedding day itself was perfect. We loved having all of our guests in one place. We opted for a tented outdoor reception in early June and even with some windy and cooler weather it was gorgeous and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The staff was so flexible with all of our requests and let us truly create an experience unique to us. Food was a big deal, and the culinary team didn’t disappoint. Our dinner was DELICIOUS.

Jennifer was amazing to work with throughout the process and on the wedding day, as well. We can’t thank her enough for helping us craft exactly the day we wanted.”

Alex Sept 2017, WeddingWire.com
5 out of 5 Stars

Great Views

“Great place with great views. Rustic cabins are available. Cabins have more amenities than other nearby resorts including televisions, full size kitchens, and updated bathrooms. Great common areas to sit and soak up the scenic views. Food is good in the restaurants. Nice size bar that can serve as a large sized meeting room too. Can fit about 50”

Dac831 October 2018 TripAdvisor