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Last update: January 2024

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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. Weddings at Island Lake lodge are held from mid-June to mid September. Our current package is for minimum 60 - maximum 100 guests.

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 the Tamarack Lodge, boasts sweeping views of the Lizard Mountains and can accommodate up to 100 guests. The smaller Bear Bistro Dining Room features a large patio and can seat around 54 guests.

Services:

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. Our wedding packages offer an all-inclusive 2 night stay set amongst our unique wilderness setting where your guests will get a true taste of all our lodge has to offer.

Accommodation:

You and your guests 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 cedar 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.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Hotel
Inn/B&B
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

Garden
Rustic

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

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

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 wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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?

$12,000

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

$12,000

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?

$12,000

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

$12,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

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

$125

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

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$125

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

$16

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?

$8.75

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

Bartenders
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Halley K. Sent on 15/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!!
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Pamela Sent on 14/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful!

Beautiful backdrop. Great to work with, and on top of things day of wedding!
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Nikki K. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

1000x yes to ILL

Most incredible venue imaginable. Beautiful, excellent food (way better than typical “wedding food”) excellent staff, private, intimate. Everything we were looking for and more. Not one detail was missed. Would recommend 1000x over, the most perfect wedding, and all of our guests said the same
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Marilyn Sent on 19/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Ashley D. Sent on 30/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating
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!!
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Tania S. Sent on 09/10/2015
4.8 out of 5 rating
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.
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Megan Sent on 19/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating
We had our wedding here on July 25, 2015. It was the most amazing wedding everything about this place is amazing and I wouldn't have changed one thing! If your looking for an out door dream wedding this is your place!
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Kate M. Sent on 21/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating
We hosted our wedding at the lodge this summer and it was an amazing wedding weekend! It was even better than we planned, thanks to all the little details Nicole and the rest of the staff looked after behind the scenes. We had great feedback from all our guests. They loved the lodge, the trails and the food. Many commented on the excellent service, and the staff were really flexible when our guests asked for something "extra" ( ie one guest over slept and missed lunch, but they made her a late lunch even though they were already prepping dinner, other guests asked about coffee after dinner and the waiter stayed and made lattes even though there was self serve Keurig in the lobby.
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Rachel M. Sent on 06/10/2010
5 out of 5 rating
Planning our wedding with Island Lake Lodge was a dream! Island Lake took care of all of the details so we could relax and enjoy our weekend with our guests. Everything was absolutely top notch from food to venue to service. We loved our weekend there and will always come back to visit Island Lake Lodge! Thank you for everything!

Rachel & Zlatan
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Chris M. Sent on 12/10/2010
5 out of 5 rating
Incredible location that belonged entirely to us and our guests for the weekend. Our wedding became a weekend with friends and family, and not just one dinner. The food was spectacular. The staff went out of their way to accommodate all our requests and ideas, even the most difficult. We'd get married there in a second. In fact, we're going back for our first year anniversary.
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Mount Fernie Park Rd V0B 1M0 Fernie (British Columbia)
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