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On WeddingWire since 2016

Last update: June 2023

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.

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

20

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall
Beach
Farm
Inn/B&B

Describe the style of your venue:

Country
Rustic
Waterfront

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 event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

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 peak season?

$15,450

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

$11,000

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

No

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 plated service?

$110

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

$80

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

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

Bartenders
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Dyllan
Dyllan Married on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Venue. Ever

When my wife and I started looking for venue, it was hard. Like everyone else, we wanted our wedding venue to look different than others. So that goes the yachts, hotels and anything in the tents. We didn't find Fraser on weddingwire at first. My wife was looking on instagram for rustic weddings and Fraser came up. So, we decided to take a day and check it out along with one other venue nearby. We went to the other venue at first, it was a nice golf course. But they said the ceremony will be in the tent outdoor, so that goes that.

Once we got to Fraser, we met with Wendy. Wendy asked us some questions and proceed to walk us through the venue. As we walked around and saw the mountains, we immediately fell in love. Wendy talk us through all the details, offers and all the things that was included in the package and we reserved the date.

Then COVID hit. Fraser offered one time reschedule for free, so we extended one year out. Unfortunately, it was too soon, so we extended it again with small fee.

Finally, as the date got closer, Wendy and the team started contact us and making sure what we wanted is listed. It was very detailed list and I'm so glad they did this.

We booked for 2 days, one rehearsal dinner (day before) and the wedding day. When we got there for the rehearsal dinner, it was then I realized how amazing this place was.

We were greeted by everyone. Cynthia, the manager of the servers, took care of us. She remembered I don't drink, made sure people always had their drinks or whatever they need. This went on for both days we were there.

Something is really special about Fraser, not only just the views. I think because when you book the venue, the whole venue is yours. There will be no stranger on the premise. So all the staff knows you and your family and you really get treated like VIPs.

On the wedding day, Wendy and the team kept in touch with us, make sure the vendors connected with each other and got what they needed.

It was a bitter sweet moment for us with Fraser. We were "together" for 2 years, keep in touch and continue planning. Then it all came together in 1 day.

Our wedding went very smoothly. Some small hiccup that got addressed quickly. For the ones that didn't, I don't think I remember or it mattered.

I'm not sure if we would have gotten the same treatment or experience had we gone somewhere else. All I know is, all of our family and friends told us how much they enjoyed our wedding and how beautiful the venue is.

Thank you Fraser and everyone on the team for taking care of us (and our family and friends) and made our special day even more special.
Mikayla
Mikayla M. Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Kayla
Kayla K. Married on 09/10/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

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.
Carlynn
Carlynn B. Married on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Cassandra
Cassandra R. Married on 03/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jade
Jade R. Married on 22/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sydney
Sydney C. Married on 09/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
MAEGEN
Maegen Married on 12/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Madi
Madi H. Married on 08/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Melissa
Melissa C. Married on 03/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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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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.

Map

7984 McDonald Rd S V0M 1A0 Agassiz (British Columbia)
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