Brittany · Married on 09/04/2016
Skamania Lodge is not only a gorgeous hotel with the most amazing backdrop of the Columbia River Gorge – the staff and everyone we worked with are awesome! We are from Chicago but wanted to get married in the Pacific Northwest. We visited over 10 locations throughout the Portland and Seattle areas, and the moment we walked into Skamania Lodge – we knew it was the place! There are so many different amenities that cater to anyone from children to adults. They have a number of different options for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, etc. The rooms are beautiful and clean, and it’s so nice that there are different restaurant options too! The weekend of the wedding, many of our guests played golf, hiked, went on wine tours, relaxed at the spa, and just hung out either outside on all of the lawn chairs, or inside in the beautiful foyer. Needless to say, they were all happy and constantly tell us how much they loved it there! So much, that one of our friends actually went back and bought land in Skamania County!!Sent on 01/18/2017
We worked with Talia and Tiffany, and they were absolutely wonderful to work with! The days leading up to the wedding, Tiffany consistently checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and helped us with all of our last minute needs. The wedding turned out beautiful and went off without a hitch! We could not be happier and highly recommend Skamania Lodge!
User3829956 · 2+ years ago
Having our wedding at Skamania Lodge was truly one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. From the beginning to the end of the wedding process, the Skamania team (more specifically, Tiffany) went above and beyond to make sure our day went off without a hitch and helped ensure that everyone had an amazing time. The Lodge is known for its customer service and everyone there pitched in to help us have a perfect wedding weekend!Sent on 05/10/2014
My husband and I commented so many times on the honeymoon how happy we were that we chose Skamania Lodge. We got married at the amphitheater and it was the most incredible backdrop for a wedding, perfectly highlighting the gorge. Cocktail hour on the lawn was sunny and elegant. On top of that, the staff spent hours helping us create an incredibly detailed and beautiful reception inside as well. Food and beverages also surpassed our expectations. The bartenders were great sports – learning how to make our signature cocktails – and many of our guests commented on the delicious food at dinner. The Skamania baker, Kelly, also created a beautiful and yummy cake for us based on a picture I brought from pinterest. On top of all of this, our guests had a lovely time staying at the Lodge and enjoying the activities of the Lodge (zip lining pool and fire pits) and the Gorge.
Everyone at the Lodge was truly wonderful – helping us coordinate, decorate and create the most amazing wedding day. Tiffany was calm, patient, dedicated, capable and fun – always trying to help make our vision come to life. She went above and beyond during the entire planning process, at rehearsal and for the actual wedding. Everything from the ceremony to the reception looked fantastic. The ballroom literally took my breath away...it was magical. And, we had so many people comment on how perfectly everything was executed. I would wholeheartedly recommend hosting your wedding at Skamania Lodge – it’s worth the investment and you won’t regret it!
Kristan & Jessica · Married on 08/18/2013
Great Location and Amazing Service!!Sent on 04/08/2014
erin · Married on 06/22/2013
Jena is amazing! Couldn't have done it without her!#Sent on 08/22/2013
Skamania Lodge's reply:Thank you so much Erin! You and Dar are fantastic. Bring Lucy the Lab by soon for a visit!
Erica · Married on 05/11/2013
I can't say enough about the staff and service at Skamania Lodge. They were incredible to work with and their attention to detail was fantastic. This was a destination wedding for us, so it meant a lot that they thought of the small things that we otherwise probably wouldn't have known about or planned for. Jena was fantastic to work with and I wouldn't have changed a thing about our day or my interactions with Jena and the other staff. We got rave reviews from our guests on the food, venue, and wonderful service they gave to the kids at the wedding. The day and whole weekend were absolutely magical, and I would recommend Skamania Lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful, beautiful, relaxing place for a wedding. It's not cheap, but it's well worth the cost and you do get what you pay for--great service, delicious food, and a day you will never forget!Sent on 05/29/2013
Skamania Lodge's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Erica. We had an equally fantastic time working with you and Christian. We loved the Northwest theme - so simple yet amazingly impactful. I loved how you also incorporated things you love - beer and bicycles! Come visit soon when the baby comes next February.
Teresa · Married on 04/20/2013
Skamania Lodge was the most beautiful setting for our wedding reception and our guests were very happy with the services and accommodations during their stay. The staff was exceptional and our wedding catering manager Tiffany was amazing; we can't say enough good things about her. Jena was incredibly friendly and helpful at helping us with our contract and all of the staff was professional and pleasant. Additionally Shay provided excellent AV/MC services. This was the PERFECT destination wedding location and we could not be more satisfied!Sent on 05/29/2013
Skamania Lodge's reply:Thank you so much Teresa. It was such a wonderful pleasure to work with you and Kicker on your destination wedding to the beautiful Northwest. We had so much for with you two lovebirds. You two looked stunning and the space looked beautiful with your lovely touches.
Emily & Joel · Married on 11/03/2012
Skamania Lodge was the perfect place for our wedding for so many reasons! We worked with Jena and couldn't be happier with the level of service we received. The food was beyond fantastic, the views were to die for, and the planning/coordination Jena and the rest of the staff provided was absolutely priceless. I was in constant contact with Jena throughout the planning process, and she made sure I had everything I needed to ensure our wedding day was a success. On our wedding day, the staff was so incredibly accommodating and really allowed me and my groom to sit back and enjoy our big day. Rest assured, if you book your wedding with Skamania, you won't regret it. They take incredible care of their couples and leave no stone unturned. Thank you, Skamania! Highly HIGHLY recommend!Sent on 11/24/2012
Skamania Lodge's reply:It was such a pleasure to work with you both. Your beautiful DIY decorations and fun-loving family, made your wedding one we will all remember for years to come. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon and catching up on all of the beauitful memories you created.
Amie · Married on 01/04/2012
Absolutely fantastic. Rebecca, our coordinator, was wonderful and extremely attentive. Skamania is a large venue and we had a very tiny wedding. Never would have known it for the amount of attention we got from the venue. The treatment we got was royalty like. It was a magical day.Sent on 02/04/2012
Chrissy · Married on 09/10/2011
We had a large, formal wedding with a TON of set-up. Rebecca, the in-house coordinator, was amazing with every detail. The wedding was seamless and perfect. Before the wedding day, we went to the lodge to sample some menu items, and the head chef brought the dishes out to us personally. He was very concerned we were happy, made special dishes just for us, and accommodated our guests with dietary needs, no questions asked. Our budget was completely respected, and they treated us like royalty!Sent on 02/03/2012
Skamania Lodge's reply:Thanks for your comments! We loved working with you to customize your event and you really brought some fun ideas to the table. In fact, we now have a Gnocchi Action Station on our menus - thanks to you for the idea! :)
Kelly · Married on 09/03/2011
Skamania Lodge was the perfect location for my wedding and reception. After meeting with the wedding coordinator and explaining our vision, she was able to pull it together seamlessly. My guests had an amazing time. Some of them still say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I would recommend Rebecca and Skamania Lodge to anyone. The staff are very professional and helpful. And they made it a weekend I will always remember!Sent on 02/07/2012
Skamania Lodge's reply:Yeah! You guys had a full weekend of plans and we're so glad you were able to take advantage of all the Lodge and area activities.
Abby · Married on 07/03/2011
This was the BEST experience of the wedding experience. Rebecca made everything so easy and fun to plan. The staff was extremely helpful. Everyone commented on how the food was great, the location was beautiful, and the staff was exceptional. I would definitely recommend planning a wedding here.Sent on 02/03/2012
June · Married on 08/01/2010
What a dream! The outdoor amphitheater was amazing, the reception hall and food were perfect. This was an incredible experience. Jena was wonderful and extremely helpful with every last detail. I could not have asked for anything more!Sent on 08/24/2010
Erica · Married on 03/27/2010
Jena was very helpful throughout the wedding planning process even though she was thrown into the veritable lion's den only six weeks before the wedding. She responded to every last minute request, problem, change with absolute grace and willingness to find a solution for everyone to be happy. She was awesome.Sent on 05/05/2010
Lindsey · Married on 04/14/2009
I was so thrilled with Skamania Lodge. I can’t imagine any venue being any better in any way. The site is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is amazingly friendly. The food was delicious. I can’t say enough about them. It's a one-stop shop, where you can have all your needs taken care of from one place, which is definitely what we were looking for. And they don't skimp on anything - they provide you with the best for everything. Skamania may seem a little expensive at first, but when you consider that everything is included, it is right on par with a lot of other venues. And the quality is very high.Sent on 09/22/2010
I worked with Jena, and she was the best. She answered all my neurotic questions in a very timely manner. Any little request that I had was accommodated. It was absolutely perfect. I can’t say enough about them!
Kayleigh · Married on 09/08/2018
Wow! Skamania is absolutely amazing. So responsive and helped with every need! I loved Tiffany as my wedding coordinator and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely book with them again, but of course, to have such a wonderful wedding, it did cost a pretty penny.Sent on 10/01/2018
Megan · Married on 05/27/2018
Skamania knocked it out of the park with our Memorial Day Wedding. Both of our families had the best time and were blown away by the beauty of the PNW and the accommodating staff of Skamania Lodge. They understood that we wanted a personalized weekend, with some unique touches that are very “us”. The girls did yoga on Wedding morning, and the guys golfed. We had an amazing Welcome Party in the Garden Patio, rehearsal dinner in Baker & the terrace, and Wedding Day was just perfect. Alyssa and Ariel helped us fine tuning all the details, and they were so helpful. The Green Apron is a great option as well!Sent on 06/10/2018
Lauren · Married on 08/11/2017
Gorgeous venue, great food, and the staff was upper helpful and present all wedding day to make sure everything went smoothly. We can't wait to go back for anniversaries!Sent on 12/12/2017
Ashley · Married on 08/03/2013
Such a stunning view and beautiful resort! Our wedding was such a memorable event because of the incredible food, service, and scenery at the Lodge. Highly recommend this destination for your wedding!Sent on 09/08/2013
User2773577 · 2+ years ago
Such a great place to have a wedding! The staff was wonderful - they walked us through everything and were very understanding that we had no idea what we were doing. They were available whenever we needed them via phone or email and responded quickly. They coordinated with all our vendors so that we didn't have to be the "go between". The only reason I took some points off is because they lost our wedding favors that we had mailed there a couple of weeks before the wedding. They did give us some replacement favors - local jellies - but it still wasn't the same as our personalized ones. Otherwise, they were wonderful, and SUCH a beautiful setting! I'm definitely going back there.Sent on 08/22/2013
Skamania Lodge's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words. We do try very hard to provide wonderful service to couples and glad that you were able to sit back and enjoy your day instead of worry about the details - that's what we are here for.
Havilah · Married on 03/29/2012
Michele Starry the events coordinator is extremely professional, helpful, flexible, and pleasant to work with.Sent on 04/07/2012
Skamania Lodge's reply:I loved working with this family and everyone at the lodge commented on what a wonderful group they were. We almost wish weddings were a repeat business as we'd love to marry this couple again! Thank you for sharing your special day with us here at Skamania!
Helene · Married on 09/09/2007
AMAZING FOOD. Amazing Site. Amazing wedding.Sent on 10/17/2007
This place is very pricy but you get a once and a lifetime experiance for it.
Megan · Married on 08/13/2016
My husband and I had a great weekend at Skamania with all of our family and friends there to celebrate our wedding. Even though there were a few bumps in the road, the staff were quick to make sure we were accommodated and that we were happy. From champagne and free breakfast for my MOH and I to help with the trouble we had in the beginning, to getting champagne, strawberries and a cute little Skamania teddy bear for my husband and my honeymoon suite. Skamania made sure that we felt special and important. We had a room block with Skamania and it was great to have all of our family and friends together in one place. We were able to have a group dinner for all of our family staying at the Lodge in the Cascadia Dining room and enjoy drinks out on the patio and chairs after overlooking the Gorge. The view is so amazing and peaceful. Although my husband and I didn't have our wedding at Skamania, we did have a day after brunch on Sunday. We ended up needing to change locations a week before the event and my contact, Ariel, was quick to help me make the best decision for the size of our group. The location ended up being just what we wanted; a quiet, shady and secluded place for the family to reminisce about the wedding the night before. I'm glad the location changed last minute or else we would have all fried from the heat on the front patio and we would have all been squished into a little space. It was very nice that they accommodated my brother, sister-in-law and my dietary needs. Bringing out a gluten free option for us was very nice of them. The bartenders for our cash bar were very nice and accommodating also. Overall it was an amazing experience and my husband and I had the best weekend of our lives out at Skamania Lodge celebrating our new life together and bringing our families and friends together to celebrate.Sent on 09/02/2016
Jolene · Married on 07/27/2013
We did our Vow Renewal with Skamania Lodge and it was absolutely PERFECT!!Sent on 08/22/2013
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User5403751 · 2+ years ago
My son and daughter in law were married in the area summer 2015. Although we did not hold our ceremony or reception at the hotel, we had our rehearsal dinner and brunch the day after. All our guests stayed at Skamania and enjoyed the beautiful views and inviting and comfortable rooms. We found the staff extremely helpful and the food very good. We made all the arrangements from a distance away and found all details were exactly as we requested when we arrived. It was a great wedding weekend!!Sent on 09/02/2015
Sarah · Married on 05/12/2012
Skamania is an absolutely gorgeous place for a wedding and we couldn't be happier we had our big day here! The landscape is always maintained and gorgeous! The food was fabulous and each detail turned out how we wanted it. The only downside was that over the year that we were planning our wedding, the coordinators changed three times due to people leaving. Each person seemed to pick up where the other left off and they were always professional. We were very happy with our entire day and everything turned out perfectly! It was the best night of our lives!Sent on 06/09/2012
Skamania Lodge's reply:Dear Sarah,