Island Lake Lodge is a resort wedding venue located in Fernie, British Columbia. Tucked away amidst the lush green surroundings and majestic mountains, this destination features magical 800-year-old cedar, spruce, and Douglas fir trees. The mountain wedding venue’s professional event and culinary teams are dedicated to providing impeccable service for each couple’s once-in-a-lifetime event.
Facilities and Capacity
Featuring stunning views of the surrounding Elk Valley, this venue offers romantic and memorable indoor and outdoor event spaces where couples can host their nuptials. The gorgeous I Dew Point, framed by the huge Lizard Range, serves as the ideal place for hosting ceremonies. Two grand dining rooms are available for receptions. Ancient Timbers Dining Room boasts sweeping views of the Lizard Mountains and can accommodate up to 100 guests. The smaller Bear Lodge Dining Room features a large patio and can seat around 55 guests.
The experienced and knowledgeable wedding coordinator at Island Lake Lodge can take care of each and every detail so that you can relax and enjoy your special day. Similarly, the catering team at the venue will work with you to determine your ideal wedding menu for the reception. Fresh, local ingredients are used to prepare each dish and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. You can opt for all-inclusive wedding packages offered by the venue. Some of the services available include:
You and your guests can avail of an overnight stay in any of the three lodges that feature 26 rooms and can sleep up to 72 guests. The Red Eagle Lodge features panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lake. With 10 guest rooms available, it also has spacious living rooms on both the upper and main floors. The Cedar Lodge features comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Rooms are equipped with amenities such as soaker tubs, queen beds, and a private deck off each room. This lodge is also furnished with a sauna where guests can relax after festivities. With eight deluxe guest rooms, the Tamarack Lodge offers magical views of the rugged landscape. It has a 3,000-bottle wine library along with complimentary wireless Internet access.
13 Reviews for Island Lake Lodge
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Halley K. · Married on 17/08/2019
Such a magical place to get married!
Magical place to stay AND get married! My fiancée and I spent 3 days here in the winter of 2017 to cat ski and had an incredible time with 0 complaints. We loved it so much we decided to get married here! It was the perfect choice, and all of our guests are still raving about the wedding one month later.
Katie was great in helping us plan, and Kelsey was great leading up to the event and the day of. ALL staff deserve major kudos, as they perfected everything. The views and the rooms are out of this world, and we all agree the food is world class fine dining. Thank you Island Lake for making our wedding day so perfect!!!Sent on 15/09/2019
Pamela · Married on 04/08/2020
Beautiful backdrop. Great to work with, and on top of things day of wedding!Sent on 14/07/2021
Marilyn · Married on 14/07/2018
Island Lake Lodge - Fernie BC
Stress free, everything was taken care of, very professional, amazing Food, amazing mountain views, plenty of hiking and mountain biking or canoeing for your quests. The only criticism was that the drinks were very expensive. The wedding was outside but they did have log lodge we could use in case of bad weather. You had to buy their wedding package that was a 2 night stay.Sent on 19/08/2018
Ashley D. · Married on 06/08/2016
My husband and I were fortunate enough to get married at Island Lake Lodge this summer (2016). We were originally drawn to the lodge because of its unique location surrounded by beautiful mountains but it turned out to offer so much more!! The entire wedding experience was flawless, stress free and amazing. Nicole (the wedding coordinator) was super responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process. During the wedding weekend she ensured that everything went as planned! The food throughout the entire weekend was incredible (our guest could not stop talking about it!). The bar staff, waiters/waitress, and all other lodge staff worked very hard to make our weekend perfect and it certainly showed. They kept our rooms cleaned, glasses full and always had a smile on their faces! We would highly recommend Island Lake Lodge to any mountain loving couple for their dream wedding!!Sent on 30/10/2016
Tania S. · Married on 12/09/2015
We were married there September 12, 2015. It was absolutely perfect. The scenery can't be beat, it is straight out of a movie. The staff are really kind and attentive. I didn't have to worry about anything - between them and my friend/wedding planner I could actually enjoy the entire day. The food was delicious - every single guest commented on how delicious everything was. I wouldn't have changed a thing and compared to other places I think its quite reasonable. Definitely would recommend.Sent on 09/10/2015
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Island Lake Lodge has put together Micro Mountain Wedding Packages for 2021 only, which currently follow last summers health orders from the government of B.C with a 40-person capacity, if restrictions are lifted we will be able to increase the capacity and remove restrictions as they are lifted.
During weekend we can offer our 2-Day Wedding Package (25 in-house guest minimum - 40 maximum). This package includes private meals and accommodation for all your in-house guests, private ceremony at I Dew Point, a private drink and canapes service, and a 3-course plated dinner in the Tamarack Lodge. The restaurants & accommodation will be closed to the public on your wedding day to create a special and intimate event in the Rocky Mountains.
We are also offering an Evening Package mid-week, which involves a private ceremony at I Dew Point followed by a private drink service and reception 3-course plated dinner in the Bear Lodge. Accommodation can be added to the package for anyone wanting to spend some extra time in the mountains.
Island Lake Lodge is offering the unique opportunity to elope in the Rocky Mountains at Island Lake Lodge summer 2021 only. Elopements will be available Monday – Thursday with use of Island Lake Lodge ground from 11am-3pm for photographs and a 1pm-2pm private ceremony time at I Dew Point. There will be a facility fee of $2,500+tax in low season (June, Sept, Oct) and $3,000+tax in high season (July & August), the facility fee will include a rain location, my assistance in the lead up, and set up of ceremony location.