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FAQs: Elopement & Small Wedding Packages at Heather Mountain Lodge

BC Mountain Lodge Elopement

Elopement and Small Weddings FAQs

Q: How many guests may I have for a small wedding?
A: You may have as many as 2 to approx. 24 guests

Q: Where do we hold the ceremony?
A: Our team specializes in guiding you and your wedding party to your dream Glacier
National Park ceremony site. Ask our event coordinator to assist you by suggesting the
perfect site to suit your needs.

Q: Can I have the ceremony on site at the lodge?
A: Yes. We can provide you with the wedding arch set up on the lawn along with 6
benches for you to use at your disposal. You and your wedding party are allotted 45 mins
during the day to hold the ceremony. You are responsible for all decorating and
coordinating needed for the ceremony. Event coordinators are available for an additional
fee if requested. No amplified music is allowed during the ceremony.

Q: Is there a separate space for us to hold dinner?
A: No. Wedding Dinner will be held in the Dinning Room with other lodge guests. Wedding
reception dinners are second seating and start at 7:30 pm

Q: Can we have a custom menu?
A: Yes. You may choose from any of our regular wedding menus for plated dinners.
Groups of 10 or less may order a la carte if they wish. Our Chef is happy to create a
custom menu. Additional charges may apply.

Q: Can we dance?
A: We are happy to allow dancing after our dinner service hours approx. 9:30 pm. Music
will consist of our house pianist. For an additional fee we can arrange acoustic trios,
playing music suitable for all lodge guests. You must understand that all the guests at the
lodge are welcome to dance and enjoy the entertainment with you.

Q: What does the hike consist of?
A: Guided ceremony hike will be gauged to suit your needs, based on the clothing you
choose to wear for the ceremony, the length of hike and ceremony location you choose,
and the time frame you request. Ceremony hikes include a gourmet boxed picnic lunch for
all guests. You will be guided by our qualified guides, 1 guide for every 6 guests.

Q: Can we have a reception party?
A: You are welcome to utilize the facilities inside and outside on the property to celebrate
your day. You must respect other guests enjoying the property. We will insist on no loud
noise outside after 10pm, and the dining room and lounge will remain open until 1 am for
beverages and snacks.

Q: Do we have to go on a hike?
A: No. Although having our guides lead you to an epic backdrop for your ceremony is our
specialty, you are welcome to venture off on your own to hold your ceremony in a site of
your choosing. We can suggest some magnificent locations for you. If you are looking for
a remote setting with arch and benches, we can also facilitate that for you for an additional
fee. Inquire with our event coordinator.

Q: How many guests can share a room?
A: Our Inn Rooms and Cabins can sleep up to four persons. Normal package pricing is
based on double occupancy. Please inquire with our event coordinator for specific pricing
based on your rooming preferences.

Q: How much does an average micro wedding cost?
A: Every wedding event is special and unique, and we are certain yours will be as well.
Please inquire with our event coordinator. We will be happy to quickly give you an
estimate based on your number of guests, menu preferences, and your vision for your
special day.

Q: Do you have a wedding officiant?
A: No, we do not offer that service, however, our event coordinator will be happy to
provide you with a list of officiants and local vendors that are available to assist you with
your needs.

Q: How far must I book in advance?
A: You can book a year in advance or a day in advance. But be aware our small weddings
do require a deposit if you choose to book a block of rooms and/or are choosing one of
our plated wedding menus. If you are eloping last minute, and guests are booking
individual rooms, then our regular reservation policies apply. In order to facilitate dinners
for groups of 12 or more we will need at least two days notice and a small deposit.

Q: Can we take photos?
A: Yes, but please be respectful of other guests in the lodge.

Q: Can we bring our own liquor/wine/beer for dinner/reception?
A: No. We do not allow outside alcohol in the lodge or outside on the grounds. You may
consume alcoholic beverages you bring with you in your Inn Room or Cabin.

Q: Can we decorate our table ahead of time? Flowers, place cards, etc.?
A: Your table will be reserved for your seating. We will allow 20 minutes for decorating,
after the table has been set by our staff.

Q: Can we bring our own small wedding cake/wedding dessert?
A: You may bring a cake, however there is a cake cutting fee of $4 per guest.

Q: If I provide a credit card number, can I secure a certain amount of hotel rooms ahead of
time for my guests?
A: Yes, you may book your rooms in advance as a block if you wish. A deposit will be
required for a block reservations.

Q: Could you recommend other areas nearby to hold the ceremony?
A: Although having our guides lead you to an epic backdrop for your ceremony is our
specialty, you are welcome to venture off on your own to hold your ceremony in a site of
your choosing. We can suggest some magnificent locations for you. If you are looking for
a remote setting with arch and benches, we can also facilitate that for you for an additional
fee. Inquire with our event coordinator.

Q: Can you recommend other beautiful spots nearby for photos?
A: Yes, we are surrounded by some of the most epic vistas in the World, and amazing
photo sites are within a stone’s throw from the lodge. Your event coordinator will be happy
to suggest some amazing sites.