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Fraser River Lodge

Agassiz, British Columbia View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 32 reviews
2 to 200 Guests

About

Time goes by slowly at the Fraser River Lodge. This pristine venue is located near Agassiz, British Columbia at the foothills of the spectacular Cascade Mountains. The lodge is an idyllic venue for weddings of all sizes, both indoor and outdoor. A more private venue is hard to find as you will have 18 lush acres to take full advantage of. This exclusive venue can be yours on the big day!

Facilities and capacity

The indoor hall can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests, while the Lounge seats 35 people for dinner. For ceremonies, the deck can accommodate 50 guests, the field allows for 200 guests, and the outdoor Marquee Tent is also offered as a rainy day option with a capacity of up to 200 people. The Lodge also offers two onsite dressing rooms for the couple to prepare privately, and their Honeymoon Suite is included in all standard Wedding Packages.

Services offered

Their Wedding Coordinators are onsite for nearly the entire day of the wedding, functioning as a liaison between you, your vendors, your family, and the staff. They ensure your guests know where to go upon arrival, coordinate about 95% of your setup (excluding things like string lights or arbors), brief your commissioner on timeline changes, cue the wedding party down the aisle, educate your MC on the timeline, and house policies, communicate with your photographers about timeline, lighting, and room setup, technology problem solving (slideshows, sound system, ceremony music), quality checking meals, serving the Bride at the buffet, providing customer service to the guests (highchairs, allergies, directions), etc. Prior to the Big Day, they work to communicate and meet with you to sort out all the details, a timeline of the day, etc., and attend all on-site rehearsals. Two fully licensed bars are available with no additional bartending fees. On-site hair and make-up are available for an additional cost.

Cuisine

We are proud to introduce our new Executive Chef, Justin Paakkunainen! While boasting an impressive 20 plus years in the kitchen, our Chef brings a consistently refreshing new menu to our guests. Driven by an unwavering passion for the art of cooking, and a constant desire to grow in his craft, Chef Justin is always searching for new ways to breach the barriers of our guest's expectations for pallet pleasing, illustrious meals. We take particular pride in supporting local farmers, and businesses by sourcing our foods locally, or as we like to say "farm-to-table." We also go to great lengths to purchase our seafood locally, ensuring that we provide the highest quality and freshness.

Chef Justin Paakkunainen offers two seasonal buffet menus and one year-round buffet menu to choose between and has been known to be very accommodating regarding dietary restrictions, and menu alterations. Additional platters, appetizers, and late-night snacks are optional add-ons.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Banquet hall, beach, farm, inn/B&B

Style

Country, rustic, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$11,210

Plated Service (per head)

$75

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate fountain
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?

$7,755

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
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite

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

$55

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$22

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

$22

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert
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    Mikayla M. Married on 29/10/2022
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    Mikayla & Max - Wedding Date: October 29, 2022

    We cannot thank Wendy and her incredible staff enough for how amazing our wedding weekend out at the Fraser River Lodge went! You made us feel so welcome and taken care of and we had to worry about nothing and that meant a lot. The day exceeded our expectations thanks to all of you, we are so grateful!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Hi Mikayla & Max, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. We are so delighted that we were able to make you feel taken care of and your day stress free!
    We are so happy for you, Congratulations again!
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    Kayla K. Married on 09/10/2022
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    Great Atmosphere for Wedding

    I truly loved our wedding at this fabulous location. The view the food the atmosphere is everything we could ask for, the only reason I can't give a full 5/5 is just due to communication in the planning process leading up to the wedding, I found it lacking and was left confused or with questions on what to do, but I still recommend this venue 1000 times over.

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Hi Kayla & Garrit, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. We are happy that you had a wonderful wedding day, we do apologize for any miscommunication. We do value your feedback! Congratulations again!
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    Carlynn B. Married on 07/08/2022
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    Unreal Wedding day!

    Words can't even describe how amazing the Fraser River Lodge team and venue are. The scenery and the hospitality make this venue unreal. My wedding day was so beautiful and Wendy and her team were amazing to work with. It was a really hot day and they have a cold water station and umbrellas for my guests during the ceremony, and the main room is air conditioned and made for a really wonderful day. The bridal suite is a beautiful space to get ready in, as well as the games room for the groom and his team. 110% recommend getting married here. No regrets at all!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Hi Carlynn & Peter, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. We are so happy that you had a wonderful wedding day, and that we were able to make sure your guests were comfortable in the August heat!
    Congratulations again!
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  • Cassandra
    Cassandra R. Married on 03/06/2022
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    Best wedding venue in the lower mainland!

    I loved the outdoorsy lodge feel and mountain views. Wendy and her team are so organized and made the day perfect and stress free!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Hi Cassandra & Neil, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. We were delighted to have your wedding with us at the lodge & are happy that we made your day stress free. It truly was a lovely & personal ceremony for such a beautiful couple. There isn't a mountain high enough for these two! Congratulations again!
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    Jade R. Married on 22/05/2022
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    My wedding was absolutely amazing at the Fraser River Lodge! Everything was perfect: the food was delicious, the views for pictures were stunning and the staff was wonderful!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Hi Jade & Josh, Thank you so much for your review, we value you taking the time to do so. We are delighted to hear that your day was perfect, and that everything went so smoothly. We are so grateful, Congratulations again!
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    Sydney C. Married on 09/05/2022
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    We recently got married at Fraser River Lodge and can't begin to describe how amazing everything was. The staff was beyond amazing, Wendy & Adrienne went above & beyond what was asked of them. The general staff, from the servers, and the bartender to Jenna (our favourite person at the venue, she was amazing and deserves a nice raise ;) ) everyone was extremely friendly & courteous throughout the entire event. From moments when Adrienne helped my father, who is in a wheelchair, get his food and help him back to his seat to when she helped me get my pipers plaid fixed numerous times. Everyone who came to our wedding hasn't been able to stop gushing about how beautiful the location was and how amazing all the food was. My wife absolutely loved the gnocchi & was beyond appreciative to the chef for changing the recipe match her dietary restrictions. The prime rib was also a clear standout. I'd comment on the food but with how much was going on, I honestly didn't get to try much but I'm beyond pleased that all of the guests were ecstatic about it.

    There honestly isn't a single negative thing we could say & we hope to be able to come back someday as two days wasn't enough time to spend at such a beautiful location.
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    Maegen Married on 12/11/2021
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    Rehearsal & Wedding

    FRL made my wedding dreams come true. Everything was perfect, the attention to detail, the incredible service from everyone of their staff was beyond my expectations. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding meal they have ever had. Best Venue Best Food Best Staff.
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    Madi H. Married on 08/11/2021
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    Amazing venue with amazing staff

    Wendy and her team at Fraser River Lodge are incredible, they are easy to communicate with, flexible and extremely good at what they do. They helped keep things organized for us on day of, answered a million questions over the year of us planning and were always happy to work with us on requests. Couldn't have found a better venue or coordinator - thanks again for everything! PS: the food is also amazing, get the poutine bar!
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    Melissa C. Married on 03/10/2021
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    Amazing, would highly reccomend

    Wendy and her staff were AMAZING with helping coordinate my big day and making sure everything went smoothly.
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    Caitlin Married on 05/09/2021
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    So happy we chose this venue

    This venue was absolutely perfect for us. Our guests were in love with it too. The views are stunning, the hall is perfect for reception and the food is to die for. Every guest can鈥檛 stop talking about how good the food is. The rooms are stunning as well, wish we could have stayed longer :)

Awards

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Fraser River Lodge Real Weddings

Cassandra & Russell
9 Photos 路 03/Jun/2022
Madison & Brendan
7 Photos 路 08/Nov/2021
Melissa & Nolan
7 Photos 路 03/Oct/2021
Mike & Joane
45 Photos 路 04/Aug/2019
Jonah & Fernanda
120 Photos 路 29/Jun/2019
Kyler & Lexi
84 Photos 路 07/Jun/2019
The Fraser River Buffet - incl. in Wedding Package
Summer: The Kent Valley BBQ - incl. in Wedding Package
Winter: The Kilby River Buffet: incl. in Wedding Pacakge

Meet the team

Anne & Frank  Staiger
Anne & Frank Staiger
Owners

The Fraser River Lodge was started nearly 25 years ago with a dream, an old Chrysler Fifth Avenue, as a "truck" and a $3,700 boat.

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