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 91% of couples
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Erica · Married on 09/15/2018
The perfect Central Oregon Wedding Spot!
I cannot say enough good things about Elk Lake. It was exactly what we wanted for a wedding location. The beauty is outstanding and allows you to focus on that, rather than all the other fluff and decor. We wanted a lake/mountain backdrop that would be the main "decorations" of our wedding, and keep everything else simple. The staff at Elk Lake is AMAZING! Cyndi (their event coordinator) is so on top of it and makes sure you get everything you need! The staff took care of everything leading up to the event and day of that I never worried once. The food was delicious and we received multiple compliments on it. We look forward to visit Elk Lake every year to celebrate our marriage and will always hold it close to our hearts.Sent on 05/07/2019
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!Sent on 02/08/2019
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.Sent on 03/22/2019