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Weddings done the Skamania Way.

Skamania Lodge’s dedicated staff invite you, your family and your friends to celebrate the beginning of your married life journey on your special wedding day.

To speak to a representative about holding your celebration at Skamania Lodge, contact Talia Sanderson via Email: tsanderson@destinationhotels.com, phone: 509-427-2515, or fill out our Event Planning Form.

It's a Nice Day for a Wet Weddingphoto

Today was a typical March Thursday here in the Columbia Gorge, it was cool, rainy, cloudy. What wasn't so typical was that we had a wedding - outside - in the rain with no tent. Most couples would take one look at this weather and say, "Forget it - let's do a lovely ceremony inside the Stevenson Ballroom in front of the fireplace." Not Patrick and Havilah, they are hardy, northwest folk who LOVE the outdoors.

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Non Irish St. Patrick's Day Weddingphoto

Several months ago a lovely young couple, Catie and Richard, came to visit us here at Skamania. They loved us, we loved them, and wedding planning began. They settled on March 17 as their wedding date because it was the date that worked. They wanted simple, elegant and romantic and I think we all achieved it. It was a short and sweet ceremony in front of the fireplace in our Stevenson Ballroom, followed by cocktails in the conference lobby with the sun peeking through the windows. A little later everyone moved back into the Ballroom for a scrumptious buffet. The pictures I took aren't professional quality by any means but you'll get a sense of the romance of this couple's nuptials. It's been a lovely afternoon and I had so much fun with this family. Congratulations Caitie and Richard!

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How to Ensure a Romantic Weddingphoto

Just about every wedding I have ever seen is romantic in its own special way. No matter what the bride and groom’s vision and personal style is, there is always an element of romance.

But romance is not a given. What’s the right way to ensure romance as a key element to your wedding? The simple answer is in the planning. Below are five important details to consider when you set out to plan your wedding.

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Proposal-mania Contestphoto

In the history of Skamania Lodge, we have never given away a prize package this fabulous. And as usual, entering will be very easy. But what is the contest this time? For all you newly engaged but not yet married couples, this one is for you! 

We want to hear your stories.  It is time for you to sharpen your pencils and put your writer’s caps on because we want to hear about that very special moment in your life when you got engaged. What’s on the line? How about a two-night stay at one of the most romantic resorts in the U.S.? Now that we have your attention, the full details of the contest are below.

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