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Fraser River Lodge

Agassiz, British Columbia View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
28 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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    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!
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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.
  • Samara
    Samara N. Married on 06/01/2022
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    Fantastic!

    The team, the venue, the food, the mountains 馃槏 were all so wonderful. I can't even describe how great the team here is and how they did everything they possibly could to make my day perfect !! Definitely the place to go !
  • Madi
    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!
  • Melissa
    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 :)
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    Michelle Married on 14/05/2020
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    The best place to say I do!

    The Fraser River Lodge was the only venue we looked at, the breathtaking view made it a no-brainer.
    We were supposed to get married in May, but due to COVID we had to cancel and change plans. Wendy and her team were incredibly accommodating and helpful. I had so many last-minute changes and they accommodated every request and change I had.
    This place is such a great value. The accommodations are better than any 5-star hotel, the food is mouthwatering, the view is just stunning, and on top of it all, you get an amazing coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly. It doesn't get better than the Fraser River Lodge

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Thanks so much Michelle & Adam! We are so thrilled that you decided to still get married at the Fraser River Lodge given the restrictions and not having everyone there to celebrate with. It was a perfect day and you even got to cross a helicopter flight off your bucket list! I saw a few sneak peek photos and they are incredible. We hope to see you out at the lodge in the future.
    Congrats again!
    Best,
    Wendy McConnell
    Wedding Manager/Head Coordinator
    Fraser River Lodge
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    Traci Married on 31/08/2019
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    Amazing experience with FRL!

    We have nothing but good things to say about Fraser River Lodge. The staff from the time we booked to the day of the event were absolutely amazing. They were organized, friendly and beyond helpful. Our guests are still raving about the buffet dinner, which had lots of options that suited everyones needs (including those with food allergies). The lodge rooms were cozy, and they provided a nice touch of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to the bridge and grooms suite the wedding night. And the view was of course spectacular!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Traci, thanks for posting such an awesome review. All of us here at the lodge had such a fun time working your wedding. It was so nice that you booked the lodge for 2 days, it gave us all a chance to get to know your group a little better, especially those crazy Australians and Bobsledders!! Congrats again to you and Lucas!!

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    Wendy McConnell
    Wedding Coordinator
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    Natasha Married on 17/06/2018
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    Excellent value for elopement package!

    Me and my husband got married here using their elopement package, adding a few guests for dinner. The value we got for the price we paid was outstanding. The location is beautiful and the service is great, and the coordinators are awesome too, and kept in contact with me the whole year leading up to the wedding itself. I booked the venue before even seeing it in person and if you are considering the same, don't worry, it's even more beautiful in person than the pictures show!!!!

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Natasha. I'm thrilled that your wedding was everything you hoped it would be. Congrats to you and Trevor!! Come back a visit us again.
    Best,
    Wendy McConnell
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    Samantha L. Married on 22/04/2018
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    Perfection

    The Fraser River Lodge was my first and only choice when picking a venue for our wedding. We wanted an outdoor, rustic setting and the Lodge fit the bill to a T. Because we live in Vancouver, it was not always convenient for us to drive out to Agassiz to visit the venue. But Wendy and Jodie made it so seamless and easy to communicate that I felt so secure in our decision to have it out of town. The food, the setting, the accommodations, the price, the jaw-dropping backdrop, even the bison - they were all perfect. I couldn't have wished for a better venue for our special day.

    Fraser River Lodge's reply:

    Samantha thank you so much for your fantastic review! We had so much fun getting to know you and your new husband. What a beautiful day you had! Hoping your first year of marriage is just as special as your wedding day and looking forward to a future visit ;)

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

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 1A2 Agassiz (British Columbia)

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