Izaak Walton Inn is a beautiful wedding venue in Essex, Montana. This historical, tudor style inn has panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains as your perfect wedding backdrop. Find your romantic setting, accommodating space, and excellent customer service when you book your wedding at Izaak Walton Inn.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue space at Izaak Walton Inn is endless. The Frank Krshka Pavilion is the outdoor space and the common choice among couples. It is covered yet opened to the outdoors for those breathtaking mountain views. It can accommodate roughly 150 seated guests for a ceremony or 300 guests for a standing event. The Lawn is another option. The perfectly-maintained front lawn is just beautiful for a wedding event. The Great Northern Room is a laidback space next to the Flagstop Bar at the Inn. This is a quaint space with railroad paraphernalia along the walls. This space would be better suited as a groomsmen space for getting ready. The Signal Room is perhaps best suited for the bridal suite. This space can hold up to 65 seated guests or 50 guests at tables.
The venue space at Izaak Walton Inn is just part of the charm of the historic gem. The staff creates an excellent experience with their superb customer service. With on-site accommodations, guests can feel relaxed with their guest rooms right on the property. You’ll find an event planner for your event along with on-site parking and even liability insurance for any mishaps. Here are a few more services to complete your event at Izaak Walton Inn:
From family-sized cabins to lodge rooms, the accommodations at Izaak Walton Inn are quite unique. There are train cabooses and luxury rail cars for accommodations as well. Depending on your party size, the Inn will certainly have a space for you to rest your head.
Recommended by 75% of couples
Merianne · Married on 06/24/2016
While I occasionally had difficulties receiving responses to email questions, my overall experience was wonderful. The staff of this small train hotel on the southern border of Glacier National Park was outstanding. They were attentive and flexible, especially when it rained during and hailed after the ceremony, and some of the heat lamps struggled to stay lit. They went above and beyond to make sure we were dry, warm, and on schedule. The food, as is usual in their restaurant, was all delicious. It was nice that the venue provided the food and alcohol so I did not have to deal with an outside vendor. Also, the planning process was very flexible and there were many options. I very highly recomend this venue!Sent on 07/07/2016
Callie · Married on 06/27/2015
The gorgeous venue sits between East and West Glacier and makes visiting the beautiful Glacier National Park so easy. The staff was friendly, flexible, and the food was amazing. It is the best price for the location and the historic Inn is quaint. My biggest complaint was working with Holly, the event coordinator. She didn't respond to emails in a timely manner and didn't even show up the day of our wedding. She made the process the most stressful. However, I do highly recommend the venue because everyone else from the chef and bartender to the rest of the staff were so amazing to work with. The staff took care of moving chairs, serving, and taking down decorations. The food was absolutely amazing. We had prime rib and seabass. You won't get a better deal anywhere else in the gorgeous location.Sent on 01/15/2017
Sarah · Married on 10/08/2016
The event coordinator, Holly, was very helpful in answering all of our detailed questions prior to the event. We are very thankful to her, although there is certainly room for improvement in the actual event logistics (we'll get to that in a minute).Sent on 11/12/2016
The venue is reasonably priced. Our wedding budget was less than $5000 and we spent around $3500 at I.W. which included the venue, tables, chairs, linens, bartender, food, champagne, AND one night in a caboose. The food is delicious and if there isn't something you want on the menu option list, the chef (Corey) is willing to work with you to accommodate needs. We had a taco bar/buffet style and I heard absolutely zero complaints on the food front. A buffet taco bar may sound too laid-back for the cost, but I guarantee it was spruced up. There is real silverware and champagne flutes, so no skimping on the display either.
Our only complaints were with the lack of communication between staff members. The pavilion gets chilly in Oct. (only 3 sides which was miscommunicated to be 4 until the week prior) and none of the heat lamps were turned on prior to ceremony (like we discussed day before). Not a huge deal since we were prepared, but...Also, the bartender that we paid for was only present about 1/2 the time (first bartender wasn't charging people for drinks at the cash bar, so charging them to us!) So, the greatest room for improvement was the communication (or lack thereof) between the staff, which would have made everything run a bit more smoothly. We realized the staff was bare bones due to the shoulder season, but we still paid full price...so we expected the same quality service. That piece was disappointing, but certainly did not ruin our day! Honestly, nothing could have. And all staff was friendly, however disorganized.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Izaak Walton, despite the hiccups. Also, we highly recommend staying in the X215 caboose which was our favorite.