Lazy Mountain Acres
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Lazy Mountain Acres is a gorgeous 39-acre wedding venue nestled between Lazy Mountain and the Matanuska River in Palmer, Alaska. Lazy Mountain Acres is a female-owned, Alaska Native-owned, family business, located just 45 miles from Anchorage.
This romantic setting consists of our terraced peony fields, planted with 2,500 peony roots of 14 different varieties, a rustic horse barn surrounded by flourishing wild forests, stunning mountains, and sprawling hay fields. From elopements to extravagant ceremonies, the onsite team will be ready to make your ideal nuptial vision into a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Lazy Mountain Acres is being transformed into a rustic event venue with three outdoor wedding sites and a 6,000-square-foot, fully renovated horse barn, available in the summer of 2023, for weddings, family reunions, corporate business meetings/retreats, and other events.
Outdoor Ceremony Locations
The Amphitheater overlooks the peony fields and the Matanuska River Valley and Talkeetna Mountains. The terrace seating and large grass stage have seating for up to 250 guests for ceremonies, services, and performances.
The Mountain View Deck is a platform built over a meadow vale with a view of the surrounding forest and Pioneer Peak. The Mountain View Deck can accommodate 100 guests for ceremonial events.
The Woodland Garden is accessed by way of a magical, wood-inlaid pathway that leads to an outdoor chapel overlooking the Chugach Mountains. The Woodland Garden can accommodate 100 guests for ceremonial events.
The large, manicured lawn can accommodate a wedding tent to host large receptions for hundreds of people with the Alaskan mountain range as a backdrop. Guests and couples can enjoy the picturesque views, thousands of colorful peonies during peak season, and enchanted forests found throughout the premises. From first looks to photo sessions, this rustic setting will add the beauty of nature to any soon-to-be-wed aesthetic.
The upper hay loft of the fully renovated Horse Barn will accommodate up to 155 guests for receptions, ceremonies, and parties. The lower level features a bridal suite, four guest rooms (that can sleep up to 12 guests), multiple bathrooms, a caterer’s kitchen, and a living room area.
There are two additional residences on the property (that can sleep up to 9 guests each), available for the wedding party and vacation rentals.
Lazy Mountain Acres is pet-friendly and welcoming to couples who want to incorporate their furry companions into their ceremony. The property is Handicap Accessible with ample parking is available onsite.
The team behind Lazy Mountain Acres looks forward to working with all couples wanting to host their weddings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, and vow renewals. We provide seating for all outside venues, and tables and Chiavari fruitwood chairs for our indoor events. Lazy Mountain Acres is pleased to offer quality China, flatware, glassware, linens, decorative, and other rental items for your wedding or event. All our rental items are on-site, so you don’t have to worry about picking the items up or cleaning and returning them after your event.
Our staff will handle setup and teardown, giving you plenty of time to make joyful memories with your loved ones. In addition, we will connect you with our list of trusted vendors - from caterers to event planners - to help you achieve your dream day.
- Native American-owned
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Hello, my name is Barbra Donatelli, of Lazy Mountain Acres. My family is Yup'ik Eskimo and I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to Palmer in 2018 with my family to start a peony farm/wedding venue. My son Nick and Nicole help with the family business and also live on our farm. They share my passion of growing peonies and watching love grow on the farm while building the premier wedding and event venue here in the Matanuska Valley. Cheryl Tcimpidis has recently joined or team as my assistant, she helps with all the venue and bridal questions.
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