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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.

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Annual Bridal Open House in Washington at Skamania Lodge - January 26thphoto

Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples in the Pacific Northwest!  This is an exciting time for you, but many of you are unsure of how to get started.  Skamania Lodge, just 45 minutes from Portland, Oregon is the perfect starting point for your planning and invites you to join us for our annual Bridal Open House.  

When:  January 26th
Time:  12pm - 4pm

This no-cost bridal display will feature over 15 wedding vendors, tours of the lodge, and menu and wine tasting.

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Romantic Skamania Lodge Storyphoto

Skamania Lodge has a unique place in our relationship history. On our first official date in September of 2001, Michael and I took a drive in the Gorge. He explained he’d heard about a place called Skamania Lodge and that he would like to visit there someday. Three months later, I surprised Michael with a trip to Skamania. It was our very first getaway together as a couple.

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Skamania Proposal-mania Stories - Jena Kauttophoto

On September 23 Jena and her two, now, Maids of Honor (Shawna & Lindsey) packed up for girls weekend in Bend. It had been forever since the three of us were able to sneak away for a girls only weekend, so we were so excited to go have fun in Bend. Little did Jena know, it wasn't going to be a girls weekend for long.

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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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