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Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings in Idaho

Elkins Resort is an exceptional location for a winter-themed wedding. Our venue creates a warm and intimate atmosphere for a truly romantic wedding ceremony and reception. Elkins Resort has over 30 years of experience in hosting weddings, winter weddings being a specialty.

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Thinking of planning a winter wedding at Elkins Resort?

View one couples experience at their winter wedding on Priest Lake.
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For over 30 years, Elkins Resort has been one of Priest Lake’s top winter wedding venues in Idaho. Our resort offers an exceptional location for a winter-themed wedding with the surrounding beauty of the Selkirk mountains. Our venue creates a warm and intimate atmosphere for a truly romantic wedding ceremony and reception. Combined with our years of experience in hosting weddings, winter weddings being a specialty, we are your top choice for organizing your special day.

We offer winter rates for our lodge between December and April. Your guests will also enjoy savings on their overnight lodging if they choose to stay after the festivities. Elkins Resort offers coordination of ceremony seating, table settings, catering, and much more. We are here to help plan every detail and offer unique ideas for winter décor, seasonal menu options, and themed party favors.

If you haven’t experienced Priest Lake or Elkins Resort, come visit and you’ll discover for yourself why Elkins Resort is the perfect venue for your wedding. Words cannot describe the serene beauty of the landscape and water that will create your wedding backdrop. You’ll love your wedding photos with the snow-capped mountains in the background. Your wedding party and guests will greatly enjoy the rustic, cozy cabins and the warm, glowing fireplace.

Some perks to winter weddings:

Venue discount of course!
We offer a significant discount for booking a wedding with us in the cooler months. Your guests will also enjoy discounted lodging if they choose to stay overnight.

Be unique.
While growing in popularity, a winter wedding is not as common as celebrating nuptials in the summer months. Winter weddings are perfect for smaller events as they provide a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.

With the sun setting earlier, you can start festivities off sooner!
Set the mood early and enjoy the ambiance of candlelight and fireplace lighting. Winter is a beautiful time of year, and Elkins Resort offers the most pristine backdrop with snow-covered mountains, tall evergreens, and the calm waters of Priest Lake.

Have more time for you.
A huge bonus to a winter wedding is avoiding coordinating with your vendors during the peak season. They’ll have more availability and energy for fulfilling appointments and special requests. There is no need to squeeze in your dress and suit fittings at the same time as everyone else.

What better timing than to get married during the most romantic season?
Whether you start a new year fresh as a married couple or celebrate nuptials for Valentines, you’ll have the perfect setting and shared romantic vibe for getting hitched.

Better attendance.
Winter weddings often have better attendance, as it is unlikely your guests have been to an event in a while. They’ll be ready for a celebration, and you’ll avoid getting lost in the sea of plans, vacations, and other weddings during the summer.

Have the best of both worlds!
Enjoy a snowy wedding day and book your honeymoon to the tropics! You may even get away with less expensive travel plans in the off-season, plus avoid the storm seasons.