Are you considering a Lake Crescent Lodge wedding? Lake Crescent Lodge is certainly one of the most spectacular locations within Olympic National Park, and an ideal spot for a wilderness lakeside wedding in the Pacific Northwest.
Whether you’re opting for an intimate elopement, a small ceremony with just a handful of your nearest and dearest, or all your friends and family, Lake Crescent Lodge can accomodate you and a sizable guest list. The property boasts 55 guest rooms, including the historic Lodge itself, and a scattering of quaint lakeside cabins. Additionally, several larger buildings with hotel rooms sit tucked into the surrounding forest.
The real attraction, though, is Lake Crescent itself. Stunning 180-degree views from the lodge itself extend west and northward. making the beach in front of the main lodge an ideal spot to watch the spectacular Olympic Peninsula sunset. Additionally, there are trails throughout the nearby woods that allow you to explore the old-growth forests and mountainsides. If you’re ambitions, you can even hike Storm King mountain. From the summit you can see panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, and the hills of Vancouver Island to the distant north.
If your guests arrive the day prior or stay a day after your wedding, they can rent kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards and explore the lake close-up. During the warmest months of the year you can swim in the lake. But be forewarned that the glacially-fed waters stay cool year-round. The Lodge’s location is also idea for exploring the nearby coast to the north and west. It’s also a short trip to the spectacular Olympic Mountains, Hurricane Ridge, Hoh Rain Forest, and Sol Duc Hot Springs.
But back to Lake Crescent Lodge—as far as scenic destination wedding locations in the PNW, it’s hard to beat. Weddings occur between May and September in a secluded meadow a 5-minute walk from the Lodge itself. In fall/winter or inclement weather, a small ceremony can take place in the Lodge’s greatroom. The east lawn can accomodate larger receptions inside an elegant tent, while smaller groups can dine inside the Lodge’s restaurant.
On your wedding day, you’ll likely get ready in one of the quaint cabins. I love to allow time with each couple to walk along the lakeshore for scenic portraits. Numerous small trails also allow easy exploration of the surrounding forests. Depending on the time of year and the number of guests in attendance, your ceremony might take place in a secluded lakeshore meadow or in front of the Lodge’s stone fireplace. There are dozens of locations you could use for a smaller wedding, including the gorgeous dock that extends off shore. The tiny peninsula created by Barnes Creek would make an epic spot for an elopement, especially during the summer when the water levels are slightly lower.
Can’t wait to have your wedding at Lake Crescent Lodge? Send me a note and let’s get started planning your day!
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Adrien Craven is a passionate and wildly creative Olympic Peninsula wedding photographer. She specializes in natural light wedding photography and 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 work 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 right before the exchanging of rings, Adrien is ready to capture each special moment of a bride and groom’s big day.
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