Recommended by 56% of couples
Christina · Married on 06/08/2014
My husband and I chose Bear Creek Lodge for: location, value, outdoor/indoor option, and the personal/professionalism of the owners. We wanted a location that would be convenient for our guests but also provide us with a beautiful, natural outdoor location away from the noises of the city. The value was wonderful for our needs. At the time of our contract signing in 2013, Bear Creek offered: catering up to 100 people, venue, clean-up, alcohol service, linens, and a night stay for bride/groom for under $4,400. (The alcohol service was optional at a fixed cost) This amount included an 18% gratuity and 8.7% tax which was stated clearly in our contract. We found the owners very friendly and accommodating. Our guests were very impressed with how beautiful the grounds were and how relaxing the indoor reception area was. I highly recommend Bear Creek Lodge.
Jamie · Married on 07/18/2015
We picked this lodge way in advance for our wedding. The owner Sam, was very hard to deal with. He was rude and talked to us like we were stupid. He was always short and right before the wedding when we were trying to get our final cost he was even ruder and hung up on my now husband because he was busy. The day of wedding was ok. We had the lodge reserved from 1pm to 11pm. Well they locked the doors at a little before 10 pm and wanted us to leave. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
User6110225 · 2+ years ago
Response to emails and inquiries were delayed throughout the planning process including confirmation that payments had been recieved and request of the final bill. The final bill was sent a week after request and only allowed us 5 days to make adjustments and finalize payment. Changes were made at the last minute and while it was frustrating for them, they honored those changes to allow us to save money and stay within our budget. Staff was very friendly on the day of and helpful in all aspects. They allowed us to decorate the patio the day before for the ceremony and had everything set up so that we could decorate tables the day of. We stayed in the lodge overnight the night of the wedding which was very convenient and pleasant. Staff checked in with us several times throughout the event to ensure satisfaction. We wish there would have been more consistent communication while planning the event. Also, more information about the costs of services outside our original package would have been appreciated to avoid last minute stress in finalizing payment. Overall it was a pleasant experience and we were happy with how our wedding and reception turned out.