Seasonal Alaska Reception VenuesOften, seasonal elements will guide the choice of your reception locale. A breathtaking mountaintop panorama will be quite different in summer and winter, of course, and botanical gardens may provide the brightest colors in spring and summer. Look at local reception venues such as these when starting your search for accommodations:
Alaska Botanical Gardens provides a pleasing year-round backdrop for many weddings in the Anchorage area. Featuring hardy perennials, native plants and plenty of color, the Gardens are a favorite during any season.
In the Juneau area, Alaska Weddings serves up packages which often include sight seeing and mountaintop photo ops in addition to your standard nuptial accommodations. With exhilarating, reasonably-priced trips, they might fulfill a fantasy you didn't know you had -- getting married on a glacier!
Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa offers many of Alaska's well-renowned natural wonders as wedding venue options, including glacier, rain forest and wilderness weddings. This couple-owned retreat caters especially to romance and adventure, what Alaska weddings are all about.
Indoor Alaska Reception LocationsIf you'd rather appreciate the great outdoors from a cozier perspective or are simply searching for a larger venue, there are numerous indoor sites for your wedding reception and accommodations, particularly around Anchorage and Juneau. You will also find pricier, more luxurious options along parts of the southern coast, which many whale watching and glacier-adventure lodges call home. Other excellent options include:
The Atrium of The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is one of Alaska's finest indoor wedding destinations. A polished marble staircase and reflective pool provide a perfect setting for an elegant ceremony and reception. The beautiful artwork provides culture-rich ambiance and plenty of fodder for conversation amongst up to 200 guests for a sit-down dinner.
Also in Anchorage, Kincaid Park is a popular spot for indoor and outdoor weddings alike. With seating for up to 500, this venue has options to suit weddings large or small, and provides outdoor recreation activities for younger crowds. Spectacular views of the Alaska Range round out this highly-acclaimed location.
The Inn at Tern Lake provides a wedding destination filled with natural beauty and solitude. Specializing in "rustic elegance," they can accommodate parties of up to 90 of your closest friends and family. It's proximity to Seward makes Tern Lake a great lodging choice for a whale-watching wedding, too!
Wherever you choose to celebrate your new marriage in Alaska, you can rest assured that natural beauty will play a role. Many Alaskan brides don't need to rely heavily on cut flowers -- when they find the perfect accommodations for their wedding, they decide to let the landscape frame their day.