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Bear Paw Adventure is a beautiful outdoor venue located in Anchor Point, Alaska. Surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, this wedding destination is ideal for adventurous couples. It showcases Alaska’s wild natural land and offers numerous activities for everyone to enjoy when they aren’t engaged in wedding festivities. Featuring scenic event spaces and convenient packages to suit celebrations of all sizes and styles, this venue is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Facilities and Capacity

Bear Paw Adventure is situated on 14 acres, and it boasts a spacious covered outdoor space designed for celebrations. Suitable for both the ceremony and reception, this pavilion allows couples to marry surrounded by the property’s natural beauty. It was crafted using logs, local driftwood and beach rocks, giving it a bucolic and organic vibe. Featuring neutral colors throughout, it is ideal for personalizing according to each soon-to-be newlywed’s theme. The function area provides coverage and doubles as a tent for additional protection against cool weather. The event space is suitable for weddings of up to 100 attendees. Also located on the property are several cozy log vacation homes that provide overnight accommodation for guests.

Services Offered

Bear Paw Adventure offers a wide array of services to suit each couple who hosts their event here. Those who choose this charming site can avail of a three-day rental, ensuring that there is enough time to set up, celebrate, and clean up. Each wedding package includes three or four nights’ access to the Bear Den for the newlyweds and their entourage and the Captain Cook Lodge for the groom's. The venue’s all-inclusive plan also provides couples with an on-site wedding coordinator to oversee the execution of the event. Staff will also provide a list of recommended vendors to alleviate some of the stress associated with wedding planning.

Accommodation

This venue features four comfortable log vacation homes that can accommodate up to 30 guests for an authentic Alaskan experience. The buildings include comfortable beds, satellite television, WiFi, and stocked kitchens. Guests may enjoy the on-site grills, beach volleyball or badminton courts, and other facilities. The property is nestled in the beautiful countryside, yet close to local towns and amenities including shops and restaurants.

Frequently asked questions

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Flatware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B
Park
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Family Style
Outside Cake
Plated

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
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Reviews of Bear Paw Adventure

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
2 Reviews
98% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 2 reviews
Google
5/5 21 reviews
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Sophie Sent on 01/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, stunning, memorable.

Having our wedding at Bear Paw Adventure was an amazing and incredible experience. The onsite accommodations were clean and comfortable and the wedding pavilion itself took our breath away. It was unique and stunning, looking back on our photos I am so thankful for each and every little detail. All of the staff were amazing hosts and the whole night was smooth and hassle free. We are so grateful to have been married in such a beautiful, stunning and memorable location. I would highly recommend to anyone local or for those planning their dream destination wedding.
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Amber K. Sent on 07/25/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Bear Paw Wedding

What a great venue! Everyone was thrilled :) A bit more ceremony communication with the coordinator would have been helpful (my poor fiancé thought I wasn’t showing up due to a time glitch issue lol!) but it was beautiful and the coordinator Corrine went out of her way to be helpful and talk to and suggest vendors. We can highly recommend the whole team and venue :)
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Team

John Ogle Sr.
John Ogle Sr.
Owner

John Ogle, Sr. is your reservations and pre-check in information contact. John enjoyed working as a professional engineer in the chemical industry before joining John Jr. in this exciting Alaskan adventure. John has developed a strong desire to provide a wedding service ever since one of his granddaughters got married. She wanted to get married at Bear Paw Adventure - thus this outstandingly unique venue was developed. John and the Bear Paw Family want to be able to provide the same joy and sense of Alaskan adventure to all weddings at Bear Paw Adventure.

Corinne  (Ogle) Henderson
Corinne (Ogle) Henderson
Wedding Venue Specialist

Corinne was born, raised, and lives in Alaska. She has received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is currently teaching high school agriculture and welding in Alaska. Throughout the year Corinne provides administrative services to Bear Paw Adventure and during the summer Corinne works as a Bear Paw Adventure guide - accompanying guests on their adventures as a local expert. Corinne’s favorite Alaskan adventures include hiking, fishing, visiting unique Alaskan locations such as glaciers, and berry picking. Wanting to share the beauty of Alaska, Corinne loves working with couples seeking a unique and beautiful wedding location such as Bear Paw Adventure.

Sophie Wettach-Ogle
Sophie Wettach-Ogle
Wedding Venue Specialist

Sophie works behind the scenes with Bear Paw completing administrative tasks. Growing up on the Bear Paw property, she has gone on to college, traveled the world, and became an accomplished pediatric nurse living in Oregon. Sophie enjoys exploring the beautiful scenery in Alaska through hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking. Sophie got married at Bear Paw Adventure herself and would love to share the joy of the venue with others.

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Bear Paw Adventure frequently asked questions

Bear Paw Adventure includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Bear Paw Adventure for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park
  • Resort
Bear Paw Adventure offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Bear Paw Adventure offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Bear Paw Adventure offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Bear Paw Adventure offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
Bear Paw Adventure is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in flexibility, 5 in value and 4.5 in professionalism.

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