12 Small Wedding Venues in Idaho to Accommodate About 50 Guests

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Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
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Rachel Kashdan
Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
Rachel Kashdan
The Knot Contributor
  • Rachel is a freelance writer and contributor to The Knot.
  • Prior to working as a freelance writer, Rachel was a staff writer at Boston magazine covering home design and weddings.
  • Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
Updated May 16, 2024

Idaho isn't nicknamed Gem State because it's full of hidden gem venues for your small wedding, but it really should be. There are so many amazing small wedding venues in Idaho–from Coeur d'Alene to Boise–and all of them provide natural beauty in spades. Expect Rocky Mountain views, venues near (or floating on!) sparkling lakes and generally outdoorsy vibes. But if rugged isn't exactly your small wedding style, no worries, because many of these small outdoor venues in Idaho are ranches and private estates that take a much more upscale approach to nature-filled celebrations.

The Brick Office in Nampa, Idaho

This red brick building offers historical character and industrial-chic style within a renovated century-old beer bottling plant. The Brick Office features a couple of different cozy spots for your Idaho wedding. There's the Crescent Room, which can seat up to 100 for receptions and 140 for ceremonies, as well as the Overland Room, a smaller space that seats up to 60 for receptions and 55 for ceremonies. Both rooms have soaring ceilings, large dramatic windows, original brick walls, exposed wood beams and concrete floors. The venue also has a well-lit, beautifully decorated getting-ready suite and add-ons including a photo booth, catering and bar service.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

The Mackay Bar Ranch in Riggins, Idaho

Craving a secluded outdoor adventure with a close group of loved ones? The Mackay Bar Ranch is the ideal place to host your wedding getaway. The journey starts by boat, and after your party is picked up by the team you'll land on the shores of the ranch to enjoy a weekend full of horseback riding, swimming, hiking and other wilderness activities. The venue is also all-inclusive and has lodging for up to 34 guests, and also additional space for tent camping along the Salmon River.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50

Bear Lodge in Hailey, Idaho

Private estate weddings shine at Bear Lodge, a secluded timber home and property in the Wood River Valley. Throughout the weekend you and your guests can unwind by utilizing the property's indoor pool, infrared sauna and outdoor hot tub. Then, on your wedding day, take advantage of the property's two-plus acres of lawns and private patio and firepit for your ceremony and cocktail hour. For your reception, head into the home's most stunning room, a sunny space that features nearly 25-foot ceilings, a wall of windows, a fireplace, mezzanine and large double doors that connect out to the grounds.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50

Inn at 500 Capitol in Boise, Idaho

Plan your city-chic celebration at this high-end boutique hotel. The small wedding venue is located in downtown Boise near Julia Davis Park and the Boise River. In addition to elegant accommodations (which include three penthouse suites), entertaining spaces at the Inn at 500 Capitol include the second-floor Capitol Room, which seats up to 100 and boasts views of the surrounding mountains, an open-air terrace and the ability to section off the room into smaller spaces for different parts of your day. The hotel also has a private dining room for up to 12 as well the Sanctuary Hospitality Room, a cozy area for up to 10 to gather for drinks and lounging before or during your wedding.

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Talus Rock Retreat in Sandpoint, Idaho

Host a peaceful private affair at Talus Rock Retreat, a four-star getaway on 18 acres in North Idaho. The Tuscan-style timber-frame villa has accommodations for 24, including a honeymoon suite with 30-foot ceilings and a private deck. Outdoor celebrations are the name of the game at Talus Rock Retreat, so you can expect to tie the knot out on the lush grounds surrounded by ponds, rock walls and gorgeous views. The venue also provides packages for a range of small Idaho weddings, including elopements as small as you and your sweetie.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Sixty Chapel in Garden Valley, Idaho

It's all about options at Sixty Chapel, an outdoorsy modern-rustic wedding venue and ranch northeast of Boise. The location options at Sixty Chapel include the Amphitheater–an outdoor area surrounded by pine trees and mountain views–and the front lawn with its swimming pond and rock waterfall. Plus, there's the barn, which has a large dining area that can also double as a small ceremony space, as well as a getting-ready suite and several bedrooms. With the barn's accommodations and other cabins and campgrounds on site, up to 50 guests can sleep on the property throughout your wedding weekend.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

The Red Roof Farmhouse Retreat and Events in Nampa, Idaho

This small wedding venue in Nampa, Idaho has everything you could want for your wedding day. The Red Roof Farmhouse Retreat and Events includes both indoor and outdoor areas. There's the main event room, which is ideal for a reception and features French doors and a glass bay door that both transform the hall into an indoor-outdoor space. Outside you'll find a string lit patio and rolling farmland that can serve as spots to host ceremonies and cocktail hours. Lastly, the venue has onsite accommodations for up to 34 as well as a small private beach and pond.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Stanley, Idaho

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch is the perfect venue to throw a western-chic event. The sprawling ranch is surrounded by the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains and has 14 log cabins (including the luxe Honeymoon Cabin) as well as a main lodge. As the centerpiece of the venue, the lodge features a porch, dining room and outdoor barbecue. The property also has a hot springs pool, horse pasture and pond with paddle boats, plus a catering team that brings a dose of fine dining to your big day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50

Princeton Highlands in Potlatch, Idaho

Princeton Highlands offers incredible views for small rustic weddings just over the Washington state border. Outdoor ceremonies can take place in a sheltered area by the pond, on the patio outside the main house or out in the fields with mountain views and tree-filled surroundings. After your ceremony, host your reception in the function space on the lower level of the main home, on the patio and deck, or in a covered picnic area. The venue also has lodging on site for up to four people.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50

The Hidden Pearl in Eagle, Idaho

The Hidden Pearl is a bed and breakfast and an event venue outside of Boise that's made for small weddings. Plan a ceremony out on the grounds under a metal arch surrounded by trees and then dance and dine in the indoor banquet hall which has hardwood floors, wood beams and large windows. The Hidden Pearl offers packages for weddings of up to 40, 64 or 100 guests and in addition to onsite accommodations the venue also has an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Craving something a bit unexpected for your wedding? A celebration on the water with Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises might be just right for you. Rent one of the company's private boats and head out just before golden hour to cruise around 25-mile-long Lake Coeur d'Alene. Hold your ceremony out on the water on the upper deck before moving into the reception room for dinner (with tasting catering menu options like pancetta-wrapped prawns or tenderloin canape) and a whole lot of dancing.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 125

Scandia Inn Events in McCall, Idaho

Scandia Inn Events is a modern venue near Payette Lake in the beautiful mountain town of McCall. The hotel's grounds can host all parts of your wedding and have bistro lights and smokeless fire pits. The venue's indoor event space, meanwhile, can hold up to 50 and is outfitted with whitewashed brick walls and light wood floors for an airy, minimalist vibe. The inn also has 18 Scandinavian-style rooms and is in close proximity to many hiking and biking trails.

  • Guest Capacity: Outdoors: Up to 150, Indoors: Up to 50

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