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Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie, British Columbia View map

About

Located in Fernie, British Columbia, Fernie Alpine Resort offers a majestic mountain venue ideal for weddings and events. The resort features numerous convenient and luxurious amenities along with a stunning setting to help make your gathering one to remember. Blending sophistication with classic log and stone architecture, the venue can easily be adapted to fit your dream day.

Facilities and Capacity

Weddings at Fernie Alpine Resort can begin with a ceremony in one of three locations. The first is the Lost Boys Café located at the top of the Timber Bowl Express chairlift. It is surrounded by the Lizard Mountain Range, providing a magical backdrop for “I dos.” Here, you can express your love and commitment on a wrap-around deck before up to 100 guests. Another ceremony option is Elk Top. This area is at the top of the Elk Quad chairlift and the deck looks like it’s floating in mid-air. It overlooks the Elk Valley’s tranquil and natural surroundings. The Elk Top can also accommodate up to 100 guests. Vow exchanges can take place at Lizard Creek by the lodge as well. Its lawn has a beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. This space accommodates up to 120 and is ideal for those that want a ground-level ceremony.

Receptions can be held in one of three locations at the resort. In the Cirque Restaurant, guests encounter a dining setting that demonstrates a romantic and refined vibe. The restaurant's decorations and design are well suited to nuptial celebrations. Cirque can accommodate up to 120 guests. In the Griz Lodge, couples can host fetes with 125 to 200 guests. Soon-to-be newlyweds can also organize weddings at the Griz Bar. It is situated in the resort’s village plaza and is both relaxed and elevated, ideal for casual and upscale events alike. The bar can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Services Offered

The team at Fernie Alpine Resort offers a number of services to ensure your day is a success. This includes help with setup and cleanup to allow you more time to spend with loved ones. They also offer a full-catering guide with many options available for your wedding’s meal from a traditional buffet to a customized menu. Hors d'oeuvres and late-night snacks are among the available culinary options. The team also offers a tailored package for elopements.

Accommodations

Overnight stays can be booked at Lizard Creek Lodge, which is adjacent to the Elk Quad chairlift. Inside, the lodge’s luxurious rooms have different layouts from studios to multiple bedrooms. The suites include a kitchen, fireplace, and balcony. From the outdoor pool and hot tubs on the property, you can soak in the mountain vistas.

Highlights

Type

Hotel, restaurant

Style

Rustic

Event Services

Accommodations, catering / bar, clean up, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$750

Plated Service (per head)

$50

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$15

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open bar
House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Bartenders
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    Amanda S. Married on 04/10/2014
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    Lizard Creek Lodge turned out to be an amazing venue for our wedding. We wanted to have a wedding that would facilitate a weekend with family and friends and that's exactly what we got. We chose not to have our outdoor ceremony at Lizard Creek, however they still kept the option open for us to have an indoor ceremony if the weather was miserable (they kept this option open up until 11am the day of). The Event Coordinator was very helpful and thorough in ensuring the reception was set-up the way we wanted it. Bar and food service was great. Our wedding was around 95 people and I would suggest not going much more than that. It was an intimate reception and more than one guest commented on how great everything was. Plus we were able to spend time with people the days before and after the wedding as many people made a weekend holiday out of it.

    Fernie Alpine Resort's reply:

    Thank you for your review Amanda! Your reception was absolutely beautiful and it was our pleasure to provide you and your guests a memorable weekend.
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    Chris S. Married on 05/10/2013
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    We had our wedding October 5, 2013 at Lizard Creek Lodge, in all honesty it was everything we imagined and more!!

    Stacey was such a great help in combination with our wedding planner to ensure the night we hiccup free. They lodge itself is beautiful, rooms were fantastic. We had 135 guests and all stayed at the lodge, we are a month later and everyone is still talking about how amazing the lodge was. Many have already booked vacations over the winter there. The great room really doesn't need much in terms of decorations, as it is already tastefully done and hard to compete with the mountain view.

    The food and beverage team was fantastic as well. Supper was amazing, i was mad with myself the next day for not getting a second serving. Food was excellent. Drinks were poured in an efficient manner and there was an abundance to be had.

    I can honestly say that without the team they have a lizard creek we wouldn't have had a perfect weekend. If your on the fence, jump off and book your event at lizard creek lodge.

    Fernie Alpine Resort's reply:

    Thanks Chris!

    Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and I was glad that I could be apart of it and help create your perfect day.
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    They say that the venue is suitable for up to 150 people, but that would be an extremely tight squeeze, as we had 120 fit QUITE cozily. Otherwise, everything else was absolutely lovely.

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