These 14 Alaska Wedding Venues Bring Major Wow Factor

Mother Nature is the star of the show in the Last Frontier
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated May 21, 2024

From the rocky shores to the awe-inspiring wildlife to the vast mountain ranges and icy views as far as the eye can see, Alaska brings a sense of adventure to your wedding day. You can find Alaska wedding venues that are geared toward bringing your white-out winter wedding dreams to life and others that showcase the stunning beauty of a northern summer.

If you're from Alaska, celebrating your nuptials with the backdrop of Mother Nature's incredible views is a no-brainer. But, if you're not from Alaska, planning a wedding in the Last Frontier State makes for one of the most unique and breathtaking destination weddings your guests will ever attend. Plus, with up to 19 hours of sunlight during the summer, can you think of a better place to have plenty of time for photos? There's no rushing cocktail hour here.

With multiple gorgeous options across Alaska, check out these 14 amazing venues around the state. Then, narrow it down to your perfect venue by going in with a list of pointed questions to help you determine the right wedding venue in Alaska to make your big day shine brighter than the northern lights.

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Turnagain View Lodge in Indian, Alaska

Can't decide between the mountains or the water? You'll get both at Turnagain View Lodge. Located on 11 acres, this outdoorsy Alaskan wedding venue has stunning, 360-degree mountain and water views. The log cabin lodge can host an intimate wedding of 30 guests or fewer, even in the coldest days of winter, while the outdoor area is perfect for a tent that accommodates up to 300 guests dancing the night away. Want to make it easy and stay the night? Turnagain View Lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests overnight and there are also on-site camping plots.

Inn at Tern Lake in Moose Pass, Alaska

Looking for a more modern lodge aesthetic? You'll find it at the Inn at Tern Lake, where incredible lakeside views meet sweeping windows and a sophisticated space full of rustic elegance. Up to 120 guests can join you under the stars (or the midnight sun) for an outdoor ceremony or host up to 50 guests for a cozy indoor reception.

Pearson's Pond Luxury Suites and Vacation Rentals in Juneau, Alaska

If an intimate wedding by a glacier sounds like the once-in-a-lifetime celebration you've been dreaming of, then Pearson's Pond Luxury Suites and Vacation Rentals is the spot for you to say "I do." This Juneau, Alaska wedding venue gives couples the opportunity to celebrate like an ice king or queen. Gather up to 50 of your nearest and dearest for your snowy celebration and spend your wedding night in one of their luxury suites.

Alaska Heavenly Lodge in Cooper Landing, Alaska

When you decide to tie the knot in Alaska, you're probably imagining a secluded spot with not a neighbor in sight. You'll find that privacy at Alaska Heavenly Lodge, a small wedding venue located on 18 private acres. Host up to 50 people for a cozy celebration, while up to 25 can stay on the property to spend the entire wedding weekend by your side. From its manicured lawns to the jaw-dropping views, this Alaska wedding venue lives up to its heavenly name.

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The Lodge at Lone Moose in Soldotna, Alaska

Imagine exchanging your vows with golden hour light filtering through the forest. Picture yourself on a chilly winter evening celebrating by the glow of a roaring fire. This is what weddings at The Lodge at Lone Moose look like. Toast to your love story in this beautifully outdoorsy destination, where guests can spend time in nature fishing, roasting s'mores by the firepit or hiking through the property. Book either a one-day or two-day package, both of which include a stay for the happy couple.

Viking Cove in Haines, Alaska

Stroll out to the tip of a 12-acre Alaskan peninsula at Viking Cove, a waterfront wedding venue overlooking the Southeast Alaskan Passage. This magical setting is surrounded by the romance of the outdoors, including towering forests, expansive meadows and unspoiled beaches. You'll say "I do" with the backdrop of the mountains, catch up with loved ones by a cozy fire pit, and dance the night away in a 2,000-square-foot barn. Want to stay on-site? There are five guest rooms available for overnight accommodations, and your guests will love the opportunity to kayak, hike or bike during downtime.

The Cannery Lodge in Ketchikan, Alaska

Find an industrial chic look at The Cannery Lodge, a Native American-owned wedding venue located in a historic setting. This former warehouse space has a charming waterfront location with a nostalgic aesthetic. The Cannery Lodge also enjoys the incredible temperate rainforest views of the largest US National Forest, the nearby Tongass National Park. Walk down the aisle right on the waterfront or in one of the indoor event spaces. The Cannery Lodge partners with the Cape Fox Lodge, giving you lodging for up to 250 guests.

AK Diamond J Ranch in Homer, Alaska

The rustic AK Diamond J Ranch is a Homer, Alaska wedding venue that welcomes up to 100. Set on the Alaskan grasslands, this 25-acre ranch has open pasture views with Kachemak Bay in the distance. Exchange your vows while golden hour settles in across the meadows, then move the party into the heritage barn. This rustic wood structure is the perfect backdrop for an Alaskan wedding, with dramatic arched ceilings and a warm glow from the hanging Edison lights. Book the property for a single day or rent the entire ranch, including two bedrooms, for a three-day weekend.

Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge in Glacier View, Alaska

Set in one of Alaska's most popular climbing mountain ranges, the Chugach Mountains, Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge is where you can say your vows surrounded by seemingly endless fields of vibrant wildflowers. This authentic Alaskan lodge welcomes up to 100 of your closest friends and family to join you in kicking off your new life together. From the rustic dining room to the snow-capped mountains in the distance, this is where you'll find a true Alaskan experience. You can also have guests stay on the property in 15 guest rooms and two cabins.

Matanuska Views Ranch in Palmer, Alaska

With an iconic red barn, Matanuska Views Ranch is one of the most classic Palmer, Alaska wedding venues. Walk down the aisle—or the field—with a view of Matanuska Mountain Range straight ahead. Up to 200 guests can take a seat on rustic slab benches while you exchange heartfelt vows beneath a timeless wooden arch. Ready to twirl across the dance floor? The 4,000-square-foot Banquet Hall is housed inside the 1948 red barn. For those who need to take a break from the music, there's a fire pit area with complimentary firewood just outside. The couple can stay on-site in the Honeymoon Suite, which also has a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

Gloryview Farm Alaska in Wasilla, Alaska

Looking for a wedding venue in Wasilla, Alaska? Gloryview Farm Alaska is a rustic barn wedding venue with a moody, stylish feel. Nestled in the countryside, this indoor-outdoor event space hosts weddings from June through Labor Day, taking advantage of the natural beauty and stunning flowers that cover the property. Imagine nostalgic wooden chairs, long farm tables and abundant florals setting the stage for your vintage-inspired celebration. Guests can saddle up to the Silo Bar for a cocktail or gather in the Alaska Colony Style Barn for a night of dancing.

Cusack's On The Kenai in Soldotna, Alaska

Cusack's On The Kenai is a stunning bed-and-breakfast right on the Kenai River. With a stunning backdrop of both the water and the mountains, you can spend a weekend surrounded by Mother Nature and your family and friends. This modern lodge offers you the best of both worlds—you can say "I do" right on the banks of the Kenai River, totally enveloped in the great outdoors, then move inside a sleek clear tent to celebrate in sophisticated style. While more than 150 guests can gather for the main event, up to 20 guests can stay on-site.

Huffman Manor in Fairbanks, Alaska

A Tudor mansion set on three private acres, Huffman Manor is one of the most sophisticated Fairbanks, Alaska wedding venues. From the rich woodwork to the grand staircase to the sparkling crystal chandeliers, this is a place that's fitting for the most formal of black-tie affairs. Imagine taking stately wedding portraits in the library or toasting to forever in the bar. Plus, when the soiree is over, you don't have to go far—couples can stay at the mansion on their wedding night.

Crow Creek Gold Mine in Girdwood, Alaska

Crow Creek Gold Mine is a Girdwood, Alaska wedding venue that is aptly named—it was one of the most sought-after spots during the gold rush. Now, you're more likely to find bands of gold than gold in the ground, but its natural beauty remains the same. Tucked away in the Chugach National Forest, this historic location has both expansive outdoor spaces and cozy and romantic cabins. Throw a magical celebration in this Alaska wedding venue in the forest with up to 250 of your nearest and dearest.

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