Weddings and Retreats
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 Cottages, Homestead Guest Cabins, Sheep Mountain Lodge, Matanuska Lodge, Long 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.
Rental of Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge
$1500 – If all 14 rooms and cabins are booked for two nights.
$2000 – If all rooms and cabins are booked for one night.
$2500 – If all rooms are not booked for one night. Rooms, catering and alcohol costs are additional.
A $2500 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 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.
Items Included in the Rental Fee
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 our Chef 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.
Also included in the rental is the wedding arbor and surrounding grounds, hammock, two picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
Majestic Valley provides TAP and DEC certified staff to ensure quality service for you and your guests.
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)
7′ x 7′
Available close to the wedding arbor if parties determine to bring an exterior sound system.
3 – 4 person round black iron tables
Items Not Included in the Rental Fee
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.
150 white folding chairs are available for $2.50/chair rental. More chairs may be rented from Special Events in Wasilla for $3.50 per chair.
If parties elect to rent the 8 person spa, an additional $250 fee will apply. Observation of rules pertaining to spa use will also dictate deposit return.
Majestic Valley can help with your wedding cakes through our partner bakers. We also 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.
Cake service, includes plates, dessert forks, and Majestic Valley staff cutting and serving the cake: $1.50 per serving.
Majestic Valley Lodge has a full Liquor License. We offer an extensive beer, wine and liquor list that you may choose from. Generally parties will select a white and red variety. We can create an open or cash bar to fit your needs and budget. If you select beer and wines off our list, you can predetermine the amount and add more 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 stock a large selection of beers, wines, and champagne. Kegs generally are available in 5 to 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.
The dynamics of the reception and food items selected dictate the cost. If you are interested in booking an event please contact us at email@example.com. We can provide sample menus served in the past as well as provide a price list with commonly prepared appetizers. We 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 18% 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, wine and cocktails 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