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Lake Crescent Weddings are truly magical. You’ll feel as though you’ve just stepped outside of the wild hustle of the rest of the modern world. The little waves lap on the gravel shore just as they have for centuries. The wind blows through the tops of the evergreens high overhead, and you may hear the call of an eagle or the splash of lake trout jumping.
Lake Crescent is the second deepest lake in Washington State, and one of the deepest in North America. Lake Crescent and nearby Lake Sutherland are believed to have once been a single lake, but native folklore tells of an earthquake or landslide that divided the two. Now, Lake Crescent is fed only by glacial runoff and rainwater; its azure depths are so cold that bacteria growth is inhibited and the lake remains a crystalline, clear blue.
On overcast days, the mist rolls down from the peaks and collects on the needles of towering firs, hemlock, and cedar. When the sun is out, you won’t believe the incredible blue hue of the water! But that’s not all Lake Crescent has to offer. Miles of trails winding through old-growth forest along the steep mountainsides that surround the lake, stunning views from the peaks above, and charming historic lodges dotting the lakeshore are just some of the highlights you’ll discover at Lake Crescent!
Couples are looking for a Pacific Northwest wedding locations that are a bit off the beaten path, yet still provide amenities and lodging for guests. You should definitely consider one of the various Lake Crescent venues! Lake Crescent is nestled in the mountains of Olympic National Park just 30 minutes west of Port Angeles. The locale preserves a sense of timelessness, giving you a feeling of being miles and miles away from civilization.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding ceremony with just a handful of close friends and family, a large wedding with all your loved ones, or a tiny elopement with just you, your partner, and an officiant, Lake Crescent has so much to offer. Larger weddings can be accommodated at Lake Crescent Lodge, NatureBridge at Olympic, and Camp David Jr. Intimate weddings and elopements can take place almost anywhere around the lakeshore. Consider Marymere Falls, Storm King Ranger Station, Bovee’s Meadow, Fairholm Campground, or the peak of Storm King itself, if you’re up for the hike!
Probably the largest-capacity venue on Lake Crescent, NatureBridge at Olympic is a destination in itself. From the charming Rosemary Cottage presiding over the expansive lawn to the quaint cabins that dot the property, NatureBridge provides ample accommodation for your guests, as well as indoor options during inclement weather. Another advantage of NatureBridge is the ability to rent the property for a full weekend! Your guests can arrive Friday evening for a lakeside campfire and stay through Sunday brunch.
Lake Crescent Lodge may be the most iconic location for weddings at Lake Crescent. The lodge itself is historic and atmospheric, with a dining room and sun porch open most of the year. Weddings at Lake Crescent Lodge usually take place in a peaceful meadow tucked just into the treeline along the lakeshore. A spacious tent stays up throughout the summer for receptions on the main lawn next to the lodge itself.
Nestled on the western end of Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground would be a lovely spot for an elopement or tiny wedding! Fairholme boasts spectacular views of the lake and Mount Storm King to the east from the boat launch. After your ceremony, wander down mossy trails amongst emerald ferns for more beautiful portrait locations. Then light a campfire and roast some wedding-day s’mores!
The Spruce Railroad Rrail follows an old railroad grade along the north shore of Lake Crescent that was once used to transport lumber. The Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed until late 2020 for trail improvements. Devil’s Punchbowl will remain accessible via boat. Rent kayaks or canoes at Lake Crescent Lodge and paddle across the lake!
While it’s not officially a wedding venue, Log Cabin Resort would be perfect for an intimate wedding or elopement on the lakeshore. Featuring adorable rustic cabins and stunning views towards the west, Log Cabin Resort could be the perfect backdrop for a rustic wedding day!
Camp David Jr.
Camp David Jr. is well known amongst Olympic Peninsula natives as a summer camp location. Its maintained by the Clallam County Parks Department. Happily, it’s also available for rental as a wedding venue! The camp is equipped with a full commercial kitchen, ample lodging in quaint rustic cabins, and a spacious meeting lodge. Camp David Jr. is all your summer camp movie dreams come to life. The right vendors could transform the venue into a stylish and sophisticated wilderness escape. Your guests would feel like they’d stepped into a movie!
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Adrien Craven is a passionate and wildly creative Olympic Peninsula wedding photographer. She specializes in natural light wedding photography and her work is best known for romantic, timeless images of couples against the backdrop of the scenic beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. With a heart of service and friendly demeanor, Adrien is able to connect with her clients and help them to feel beautiful and at ease while in front of the camera. Clients describe her photographs as timeless, romantic, and full of emotion. She believes that capturing the small and simple elements of a wedding help to truly represent a couple’s special day. From the sweet smile of a groom’s mother as she watches her son dance with his new wife to the bride’s veil blowing gently across her face during the vow exchange, Adrien is ready to capture each special moment of a bride and groom’s big day.
If you are looking for an Olympic Peninsula wedding photographer contact Adrien here today! Adrien’s work takes her throughout the Puget Sound and Western Washington, from the breathtaking Cascade Mountains all the way to the San Juan Islands and rugged beaches of the Washington Coast. She constantly craves new scenery and is thrilled to venture out into other cities within the great states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Montana to capture gorgeous Pacific Northwest wedding photography. Washington state is quickly becoming one of the most visited regions in the world for destination weddings!