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Welcome to the Weddings Blog

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 Luke Andersen via email: landersen@destinationhotels.com, phone: 509-427-2515, or fill out our Event Planning Form.

View and download our Summer Wedding Brochure (PDF).

View and download our Winter Wedding Brochure (PDF).

Five Amazingly Cool Wedding Invitation Ideasphoto

An invitation is not just as simple as a card with a date on it – oh no – it can be so much more! Check out some of the really cool wedding invitation ideas we found while searching the web.

 

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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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Skamania Proposal-mania Stories - Kate Schroederphoto

We were celebrating my husband Jason’s 40th birthday on a road trip that began in Baltimore Maryland and ended in Jacksonville Florida. We stopped in Tybee Island, Georgia at my Aunt Susie and Uncle Stewart’s Bed and Breakfast for a couple of days.  Jason had invited my parents to drive down from Chattanooga, Tennessee to join us.  By this point in our relationship I had long given up on the fact that he was going to ask me to marry him, but he had a plan that I didn’t know about.  

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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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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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