Weddings and Retreats

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Majestic Valley has hosted weddings, family retreats, corporate retreats, tour groups, photography groups, car clubs, painting clubs, motorcycle groups, office parties, and etc. from 6 people to 225.

This highway accessible lodge has all the modern conveniences in a wilderness setting. The mountainous, alpine setting is ideal for beautiful photographs.

The spacious 7000 square foot hand scribed log lodge may seat up to about 125 people in the dining area and lounge. The covered porch offers an area for additional seating in the summer months. Larger groups over 125 enjoy buffet style service in a stand up style reception with partial seating.

A plated meal –or combination of plated and buffet- are conducive for groups 125 and below.

The large, open dining room with wood floor is ideal for bands, DJ’s, dancing, and power point or slide projection presentations. A sound system, with cd player or device hook-up, and wi-fi are free for guests to use for their event. Parties may elect to bring in their own exterior sound system. Electrical outlets are available adjacent to the lawn ceremony site for weddings.

Majestic Valley can accommodate 42 people with triple occupancy in the 8 Glacier Hall Rooms, 4 Lodge Rooms, and 2 Cabins. Please go to the accommodations tab for the bed dynamics and amenities in each room or cabin. If your group exceeds the sleeping capacity of Majestic Valley, we recommend that overflow may be booked at Tundra Rose Guest CottagesHomestead Guest Cabins, Sheep Mountain Lodge, Matanuska LodgeLong Rifle Lodge or Eureka Lodge. They are all within the Glacier View Community between 2 and 20 miles from Majestic Valley Lodge. You may also arrange for tent or dry RV camping for $15 per tent or RV.  Full RV hookups are available at Grand View just 6 miles down the highway.

Wedding ceremonies occur in various locations on the property: dining room, covered porch, or outside on the grass lawn with the complimentary wedding arbor. We have also hosted couples that have gotten married on the Matanuska Glacier with a reception following at Majestic Valley Lodge. Wild flowers, trees, flower gardens, and hanging flower baskets adorn the natural mountainous backdrop.

Additional Photos and Tips

Be sure to view more of our Wedding/Retreat Photos and also the Majestic Valley Facebook page.  Alaska Bride & Groom, a biannual bridal magazine publication also has great tips and contacts for wedding planning.

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Wedding at Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

Rental of Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

NO CHARGE – If all 14 rooms and cabins are booked for two nights.

$1000 – If all rooms and cabins are booked for one night.

$1600 – If all rooms are not booked for one night. Rooms, catering and alcohol costs are additional.

Security Deposit

A $1600 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required to hold your date. You may elect to pay for all the rooms, some rooms, or have your guests call, email, or book their room on online on our website. Please indicate how you wish to set that up upon holding your date.

The $1600 deposit will be deducted if no damages are incurred and the predetermined held rooms are paid. Excessive and exorbitant messes or damage may result in a portion of the deposit not being returned to the wedding party. Final payment is due before departure. Security deposits and payments may be local check, cash, Visa or Mastercard.

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Items Included in the Rental Fee

Interior Floor Space

Exclusive use of the lodge main level floor space is provided and includes the following: dining room, lounge, bar, 2 guest bathrooms, and covered porch until midnight. If reception exceeds the midnight time frame, a $100/hour charge will be added for each hour after midnight that the main level floor space is used. Interior tables and chairs for guest seating, white table cloths and napkins, flatware, glassware, dinner plates and other plates used for meal service, serving dishes if buffet, interior sound system for hooking in your device for music, wi-fi, garbage, staffing, and janitorial service.

You may specify in advance how you want the tables set up; examples: head table, guest seating tables, cake table, gift and card table, and guest book table. Wedding parties meet with Jodi Talcott to determine the catering food choices and other details such as: whether the reception will be plated or buffet or a combination of both, timeline of events, and etc. For events over 125, we may determine to use nice disposable plates, napkins, clear plastic beer and clear plastic wine glasses with your advance approval.

Exterior Grounds

Also included in the rental is the wedding arbor and surrounding grounds, bon fire pit with complementary firewood, hammock, two picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.

Staffing

Majestic Valley provides TAP and DEC certified staff to ensure quality service for you and your guests.

Tables and Chairs

Handy Measurements
Tables used for each event are determined when a final guest count is provided.

Wood Tables and Chairs
2 – 12 person oblong 125” x 44”
1 – 6 to 8 person oblong 70.5” x 40.5”
4 – 6 to 8 person oval 95” x 47”
1 – 8 to 10 oval 96” x 41.5”
3 – 4 person round bistro with bistro chairs 36” diameter

Portable Tables and Chairs
3 – 10 person white oblong folding tables 95” x 30”
1 – 6 person white oblong folding table (usually used for appetizer table on covered porch)
3 – 6 person white round folding tables (usually used for larger buffet service)

Wedding Arbor

7′ x 7′

Electrical Outlet

Available close to the wedding arbor if parties determine to bring an exterior sound system.

Deck Furniture

3 – 4 person round black iron tables

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Items Not Included in the Rental Fee

Centerpieces and Decorations

Most bridal parties facilitate their own center pieces and decoration of tables and dining room area. Large water buckets for fresh flower storage are recommended. For premade bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, please arrange in advance if refrigerator space is required. Only tape may be used to hang items from logs and walls. Parties may use candles, but there must be a votive/container to catch the wax. We ask that parties NOT use glitter, confetti, rice or bird seed. Some parties have also brought in table runners in the bride’s colors to place on top of the white table cloths. Parties may elect to rent linen at their own expense if another color beside white, what we provide, is desired.

Outside Chairs for Ceremony Site

Fifty white folding chairs are available for $1.50/chair rental. More chairs may be rented from Special Events in Wasilla.

Sundance Hot Tub Spa

If parties elect to rent the 8 person spa, an additional fee will apply to be determined for each group. Observation of rules pertaining to spa use will also dictate deposit return.

Wedding Cake & Plated Service

Majestic Valley does not make wedding cakes. We do an assortment of wonderful desserts if a traditional cake is not your style. Please inquire if you need a suggestion for a wedding cake bakery.

You may choose to assign a family member to cut your cake and serve it on paper plates and plastic forks that you bring, or we would be happy to take the task off your hands. Cake service, includes white plates, dessert forks, and Majestic Valley staff cutting and serving the cake: $1.50 per serving.

Beer, Wine, and Champagne

Majestic Valley Lodge has a Beer and Wine Liquor License. We offer an extensive wine list that you may choose from. Generally parties will select a white and red variety. If you select wines off our list, you can predetermine the amount and add more bottles as needed; you will only be charged for what is opened. We can also get wines not on our list, but then you will be charged for all the bottles whether opened or not, but you can take home what is left over. We don’t stock sparkling wine or champagne or kegs; so we special order those for each event. Kegs generally are available in 5 or 15 gallon sizes. 15 gallons is approximately 165 8 ounce servings. Popular local breweries include: Midnight Sun, Alaska, Kenai, or Broken Tooth. Budweiser, Miller Genuine Draft, and other kegs are also available. You may also elect to purchase bottles off our house beer list.

Catering

The dynamics of the reception and food items selected dictate the cost. If you are interested in booking an event please contact Jodi Talcott. She can provide sample menus served in the past as well as provide a price list with commonly prepared appetizers. Jodi will provide an estimate for the event once a guest count is determined and food items and service are chosen. The final guest count is required 10 days prior to your event. Gratuity for groups of 20 and over is 20% and is added to the invoice.

 

Sample Menu and Timeline:

4:00     PM Wedding Ceremony

4:30     Appetizers Served on the Covered Porch

  • Served with clear fluted plastic plates and cocktail napkins.
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pesto and Oven Cured Tomato Crostinis
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Tarragon Beurre Rouge
  • Coconut Shrimp with Mango Thai BBQ Sauce

Beer and wine served from bar throughout event

Lemonade, Water, Coffee w/ Cream and Hot Tea self-serve from beverage area; Water in glasses with extra pitchers on each table

5:45     Plated Salad Course

  • Spinach Salad with Red Pepper Vinaigrette
  • Assorted Bread Baskets and Whipped Butter

6:00     Buffet Service:

  • Sirloin Gorgonzola with mushroom sauce, or Grilled Sesame Marinated Salmon
  • Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Sauce

7:00     Ceremonial Wedding Cake Cutting

  • Staff to serve wedding cake to guests

7:30     Group Photo Outside

  • Staff to clear area of dining room for dancing

7:45     Bouquet and Garter Toss and Dancing

12:00   Reception guests move to bon fire

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