Top 10 Wedding Venues in Alaska

By Kathy •  Updated: 02/02/21 •  6 min read

For those about to get married, the big day is special. And they would like to celebrate their happiness with family and friends in a scenic setting. What better location than Alaska for a serene, beautiful wedding?

Whether you want a grand wedding at a glittering venue for a large number of people, or whether you are looking for an intimate wedding with close family and friends, Alaska has something for everyone. We will try and give you our top 10 wedding venues in Alaska that will cover every conceivable venue.

We hope that this shortlist will give an idea of what is possible in a wedding venue in scenic Alaska and hope you can find the venue of your dreams for your special day. Read on!

 

1. Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa

Address: 4541 Sawa Cir, STE 1, Juneau, AK

Phone: 907-789-3772

Pearson’s Pond has been in business for over 30 years, providing top-quality hospitality facilities in the Juneau, Alaska area. The venue specializes in intimate weddings for two to fifteen people. They also provide unique locations for the wedding itself, from a glacier wedding to a wilderness/rainforest location. Besides this, you can opt to stay on for your honeymoon with interesting sightseeing and cruises thrown in! For a truly scenic wedding, do check them out. Ask them for a custom quote!

2. Turnagain View Lodge

Address: 27327 Seward Highway Mile 104, Indian, AK 99540

Phone: 907-444-6898

This 12-room mountain getaway between Girdwood and Anchorage is a dream location for an intimate wedding. The 11-acre property boasts of a 2000 sq. foot deck. They offer an outdoor wedding option that can accommodate from 30 to 300 guests. The lodge overlooks the serene waters of the Turnagain Arm against a backdrop of the Chugach State Park mountains, providing breathtaking photo ops. For an intimate wedding for up to 30 people, the main hall of the lodge is quite comfortable.

 

3. Alyeska Resort

Address: 1000 Arlberg Avenue, Girdwood, AK 99587

Phone: 800-880-3880

This 304-room resort and hotel provide an idyllic location for you to say “I do”! The venue offers an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception that can accommodate 220 guests. The scrumptious food will have tour guests drooling for more. The scenic beauty all around is the ideal backdrop for lovely photographs. The hotel offers transport, video & photography, theme parties, and outdoor activities.

4. Salmon Falls Fishing Resort

Address: 16707 N Tongass Hwy., Ketchikan, AK 99901

Phone: 907-225-2752

Nestled in southwest Alaska, in scenic rustic Ketchikan, this venue provides the abundant beauty of nature as a perfect setting for a quiet intimate wedding. The resort can accommodate 150 guests for an outdoor event or 80 for an indoor event. The fresh Alaskan buffet in their Discovery Room is enticing and tasty. Your guests get a special discount for meals, lodging, and fishing. Do check them out for great offers.

 

5. AK Diamond J Ranch

Address: 33675 Perkins Rd, Homer, AK 99603

Phone: 907-302-1017

This is the ideal place for a barn wedding in a rustic location. This is a family-run ranch and event venue. They offer the barn for the wedding and the Pavillion for the reception. The owners prefer that you go through a wedding planner for the event. They even have a list of vendors that they work with so you have a great list of tried and tested vendors for all needs like photography, sound, and catering. Do check them out for the breathtaking outdoor views. They even boast of trained horses for your photographs!

6. Cusack’s On The Kenai

Address: 34135 Keystone Dr, Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-260-5420

This rustic location is bang on the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. You have a choice of outdoor locations for the ceremony and reception. The venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for a wedding. The resort has room for 30 guests. There are a pool table and a hot tub available along with a commercial kitchen. Decorations left over from previous weddings are free to use. You would need to make your arrangements for caterers and other needs.

 

7. Anchorage Marriott Downtown

Address: 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-279-8000

This hotel has 6 event rooms and plenty of space for your wedding and guests. They even have seasoned event planners to plan the wedding the way you want it. Of course, you will be paying quite a bit for all the facilities offered. For a classy wedding, choose this venue if you can afford it.

8. Raven Glacier Lodge

Address: Crow Creek Rd, Girdwood, AK 99587

Phone: 907-783-2636

Any time of the year this idyllic venue is the perfect location for a wedding. The natural beauty around the place is great for memorable wedding pictures. The scenic beauty also gives your guests a chance to explore. The standout feature seems to be the food prepared from scratch at the site, which has people raving for more. The rustic log cabin look gives the place a unique charm, just right for a sweet intimate wedding. You could use the patio as a dancefloor or have your reception indoors for an outstanding wedding celebration.

 

9. Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

Address: Mile 114.9 Glenn Highway, Glacier View, Alaska

Phone: 907-746-2930

This family-owned lodge with fourteen rooms and cabins has been operating for more than 20 years. Weddings ceremonies may be conducted outside, on the porch, or inside the dining room. The wedding reception can comfortably host up to 125 people. You can safely host up to 50 guests in the rooms and cabins. Your remaining guests can stay in locations and accommodation from 2 to 20 miles away. The outdoor locale is beautiful and you can get cool photographs of the spacious, well-maintained lawns.

10. Viking Cove

Address: 8 Mile Mud Bay Road, Haines, AK 99827

Phone: 800-572-8006

This is a great choice for an intimate “ceremony only” wedding in a secluded spot. You can select from a list of trusted vendors for all your catering, decorating, and other special needs. The venue offers great photo ops in a secluded location which you can hire for half a day or a full day.

 

Ready to get married in Alaska?

As you can see, Alaska has a lot to offer you for your special day with the love of your life. Make your wedding a truly memorable occasion by selecting a serene idyllic wedding location in breathtaking Alaska.

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Kathy

Kathy is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about all aspects of a wedding—from the planning to the event itself. She graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney (yes, Australia!), with a degree in media and communication. She also became an American citizen and loves her new home country. Kathy has somewhat of a boho spirit and enjoys some great rock-n-roll music. She is married and enjoys working from home with her husband, who’s also a writer. They both try to get out as often as possible by taking long walks, visiting wineries on the weekend, and more. While they don’t yet have kids, Kathy and her husband have plans to expand their family in the next year or two!

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