Your Lake Chelan Wedding
Gorgeous weather, stunning backdrops, small town charm, and a destination the whole family will love…
Combine all this and it’s no wonder the Lake Chelan area is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Washington State for couples looking to spend their day in class and style, while enjoying their natural surroundings.
This is your big day. Why not spend it overlooking the shimmering blue waters of Lake Chelan with vineyards dotting the landscape and endless blue skies that meet towering mountain ridges and wildflower-covered rolling hills? With florists and photographers, accommodations and venues from the quaint to the extravagant, weddings around Lake Chelan are made easier, and are handled professionally with the utmost care to detail. Find More Wedding Planning Resources>>
Let us help you make memories for a lifetime that will keep your family coming back for years. Located between the North Cascades National Park to the north and the Columbia River Valley to the south, the towns of Chelan, Manson, and Stehekin are situated along the banks of Lake Chelan in the center of Washington State.
Take advantage of the area’s surroundings with creative wedding ideas such as, your wedding on a farm featuring cowboys and cowgirls, or at a winery surrounded by fruiting vineyards, or on a grassy knoll overlooking the lake, or on a boat, pier, or dock with the bride and groom jumping into the lake to cap off the ceremony. Don’t those sound fun?! Maybe snow is more your thing? How about a winter wedding high up in the Echo Ridge area looking out at a vast sea of white capped ridgelines and the deep blue Lake Chelan below.
When it comes to choosing the location for your outdoor wedding, sunny, warm, and beautiful are key. The summer months at Lake Chelan offer just that. From May through September, blue skies are the norm with average day-time temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s. From lakeshore parks with sandy beaches, to terraced vineyards and orchards, to mountain ridgelines and old growth forest in the distance, the scenery is hard to beat, and the wedding pictures will prove it.
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There are plenty of options for indoor and outdoor wedding venues no matter the size of your wedding party. Whether you’re looking for a large reception hall or banquet room, a church, a grassy knoll, a mountain top, or a sandy beach, Lake Chelan has it all and so much more. In addition, there are plenty of hotels, rental cabins and vacation homes, as well bed & breakfasts in Chelan, Manson, and Stehekin to accommodate all of your guests for as long as they’d like to stay.
Photo credit: Jacquelynn Brynn
The list of fun things to do around Lake Chelan is endless and the wedding party will have the time of their lives, thanks to you. Do they like wine? The area boasts over 20 wineries to tour and taste. Are they looking for an outdoor adventure? Try stand-up paddle boarding on the lake and add a little romance by hitting the lake at sunset followed by a picnic on one of many sandy beaches. Looking to escape into the woods, or hike to the top of a mountain? Check out the Sawtooth Wilderness on the south shore or take a boat or seaplane to the remote village of Stehekin nestled on the northwest end of the lake at the foot of the North Cascades National Park. Enjoy unparalleled views from your private lakeside cabin or the North Cascades Lodge with forests and beaches galore.
When it comes to wedding locations, it’s hard to beat the picturesque beauty of the area, the hospitality and professionalism of the people, and the wealth of activities that Lake Chelan has to offer. Years in the future, your wedding photos will transport you back to this beautiful place, and you’ll know it’s true; Lake Chelan truly is for lovers.