Elk Lake Resort is a destination wedding venue located within the beautiful Deschutes National Forest just 25 miles outside of the small city of Bend, Oregon. The gorgeous waterfront resort is nestled directly on the banks of Elk Lake, making it the perfect place to host the scenic outdoor wedding you have always imagined. The dedicated wedding and venue team at Elk Lake Resort will go above and beyond to accommodate your every need throughout the entire wedding planning process.
Facilities and Capacity
Elk Lake Resort can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests in its indoor and outdoor event spaces. The resort offers a variety of wedding celebration locations to choose from on the property, such as their North Shore, Hilltop, Day Dock, and Main Lodge. Elk Lake Resort’s North Shore, also known as ‘The Wedding Site,’ includes ample ceremony space and sits on a large, private beach. The venue’s Hilltop event space is an expansive, wood-chipped area that is ideal for intimate events. At the Main Lodge, couples can rent the space to host private wedding events after hours on Fridays and Saturdays. It features a dining area, a small back room that’s ideal for showing off on the dance floor and two outdoor decks.
At Elk Lake Resort, couples can host all of their wedding celebrations in one place. The venue is available for bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even elopements. The resort offers a variety of event services, which include lodging accommodations for you and your wedding guests, in-house catering and bartending, and event rentals. Couples may bring in their own vendors to assist them with completing their wedding-day vision. Elk Lake Resort is a pet-friendly venue.
The executive chef at Elk Lake Resort can create a wide range of delicious culinary selections for intimate and large gatherings. His menus feature locally-grown and regional items that are sure to delight your and your guests' taste buds. Couples may choose from a myriad of catering options for their wedding events. Catering styles include buffet, family style, servers, plated, tasting and hors d’oeuvres. At Elk Lake Resort, their bartending services include open, limited and cash bar which feature the finest liquor, wine and beer the area has to offer. Couples can even create their own signature drinks for their cocktail hour at Elk Lake Resort.
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Sabra Ziegle · Married on 08/04/2018
The most beautiful place to get married. The staff went above and beyond to make my day perfect. My florist never showed up with my flowers and the Elk Lake staff pulled everything together last minute and I wouldn’t change a thing. All my guests and family loved the food! I will definitely recommend having a wedding here. Thank you so much for hosting the best day of my life!
Hannah Olmstead · Married on 06/30/2018
We had our wedding at Elk Lake beginning of summer 2018 and it was spectacular! Cyndi was so helpful and on top of it! Very quick with communication I loved it. The venue turned out to be even more breathtaking than imagined :) and the cabins were perfect! Our friends and family who stayed the weekend were thrilled with the accommodations. It was such a wonderful experience working with all of Elk Lake staff and I feel truly blessed to have had our big day there.
Emily · Married on 07/29/2017
The team at Elk Lake really went above and beyond to make our wedding spectacular. They were very helpful and accommodating with everything from creating a specific menu to helping guests get from the parking to the venue. There was no request or question that they couldn’t handle.