Book Your Wedding with Schweitzer Mountain Resort
A BALLROOM IN SANDPOINT, ID
Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho is the wedding destination that puts you up on the mountain top. You can get married on top of Schweitzer Mountain with a view of Canada, Montana, Washington and the vast, shimmering Lake Pend Orielle with its 148 square miles of surface area spread out before you. Couples who love skiing or who just love mountains will be thrilled with this ceremony and event venue.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has rooms, suites and condos as well as guest amenities to keep the wedding party busy and satisfied. The catering staff has developed an elegant and appealing menu that will suit gourmands or meat-and-potatoes types with casual banquet options too.
There are several venues available for weddings at this resort:
The Top of the Mountain. With 2,900 acres to enjoy you will exchange vows on a beautiful patio with panoramic views of Lake Pend Orielle and three mountain ranges. Be close to the sky with up to 250 guests, who will enjoy riding the Great Escape Quad to your summit ceremony. There is a modified version of this ceremony during winter months.
The Village Sun Deck. In the heart of the Village and connected to the North Room, this space is open and sunny for a ceremony, reception or banquet from May to December. Seated dinner for 80 or a ceremony for 200 is possible here.
The Village Lawn. Host your ceremony or reception on the lawn with or without a tent. This area is situated between Selkirk Lodge and White Pine Lodge and can host up to 200 people for a ceremony or reception.
The North Room. With a full bar, dance floor and stage to set the scene, this room has everything you need and you can use this space from April to November. It has views of Schweitzer Village and Lake Pend Orielle and the decor includes vaulted wood ceiling and hardwood floors. Up to 220 guests can be accommodated for a ceremony or cocktails.
The Caribou Room. This space is directly adjacent to the North Room and has similar decor, with exposed beams and neutral colors, but it has a rich carpeting on the floor rather than wood flooring and you can use this space year-round. It has the same wonderful views as the North Room. Up to 100 guests may be seated here for a buffet and 200 will fit for a ceremony only.
What You Should Know
There are several venue and catering packages you may reserve at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Room or event rental includes the set up and break down of chairs and tables. It also includes linens and coffee/tea/water service to guests. Some event rentals include guest lift tickets, but all package rentals include cake cutting, a bridal suite, event sound and a backup weather space (for outdoor venues.)
Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers appetizers, brunch, buffet and BBQ options with action stations and other enhancements possible. You may bring in an outside cake but no other outside food or alcohol is allowed in the venue.
The summer and early fall season are great times to schedule your wedding celebrations at this scenic spot, since it's most busy during the ski season. You and your guests will have more room to yourselves and ski lifts operate all summer but without the crowds.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has a huge variety of activities for couples and their guests.
- Hike and bike on almost 25 miles of trails
- Gem hunt in the Sluice Box
- Watch free movies in Selkirk Theater
- Jump 25 feet on the Air Jumper
- Enjoy the Village climbing wall and zip line
- Borrow board games, hula hoops and books
- Disc golf and geocaching nearby
From the Vendor
There is no better place to exclaim "I do!"
Breathtaking views of sparkling Lake Pend Oreille and three mountain ranges await you at our cozy mountain resort. Schweitzer Mountain is a four season resort nestled in the Selkirk Mountains. Let us help you celebrate your "Happily Ever After" on top of the World!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Hotel, Mountain, Park, Restaurant, Tented
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering
Many thanks to the amazing staff of Schweitzer Mountain Resort who went above and beyond to make my Son and his Brides Wedding Day exceptional. Special thanks to Katie Turner who was remarkable at keeping everything organized,on time and exhibiting a tremendous calm even when I realized the wedding cake flowers were in fact on top of the mountain. (She managed to get them down and in place before the guests arrived). To Marty Bennett who rounded up full length mirrors for the bridal party whom were getting ready in the White Pines Club and organized the cake table. To the chef for the wonderful meal served buffet style where the pork and chicken were moist, the green beans crisp and the salad garden fresh. We had rave reviews from our guests. The bartenders and waitresses, the bike patrol who retrieved several items that some guests had accidentally dropped from the chair lift. And, last but not least the personable Lifties and the behind the scene Sales Manager Matt Hofmann and Wedding Specialist Jamie Neptune. Thanks for hanging in there with us with all our questions and special requests during the planning stages. Your the best, Shelley Vincent
Beautiful venue, great staff!Reviewed on 12/29/2012 Rebe C
We had our wedding reception up at Schweitzer Mountain Resort and it was one of the best decisions we made, especially because winter wedding logistics are fairly difficult to plan (a lot of venues are shut down or have limited capacity in the winter). The staff and wedding planners were very professional and made everything so easy for us--as close to stress-free on our big day as possible (which is a huge gift for any bride). Another big plus for us was that our guests got to stay in the resort hotels which were just a few hundred feet from the reception (because most people stayed on the mountain, it was our wedding plus a family and friend reunion in one, everyone had a great time!). Everything was close and convenient, and the view from the mountain looking out over the valley and the lake is amazing!!! Because the Schweitzer staff took care of us so well, we were even able to get some runs in on the slopes :) Highly recommended for winter and summer weddings!
I was on top of the world when I got marriedReviewed on 8/14/2011 Sarah N
This place was beautiful! You can't beat nature! Everyone was very helpful and super nice. The downside is the reception venue is very "rustic" and the food was not the best. But, you cannot beat the view!
A great venue for my daughter's Mountain Top Wedding! It was absolutely beautiful, and the staff Jamie Neptune and Katie Turner were great. Very helpful in all things. Schweitzer Village group sales was awesome at providing great discounts for lodging for our guests, the lodging options were awesome, and all our guests had a great time. The staff at the reception in the Lakeview Lodge was great, efficient , and the meal was wonderful. I would recommend this if you are looking for a Mountain Top Wedding with a fantastic view! Great experience!
Beautiful but expensiveReviewed on 9/04/2015 Chelsey S
This venue is so beautiful for both ceremony and reception. It's such a unique experience for guests to ride the chairlift up to the top for the ceremony and the view is breathtaking. The downfall is that it is pricey. It didn't seem like a lot of money at first, but then it was just one thing after another with fees and extra costs that it really started to add up. Also, the wedding coordinators are nice and great people, but we had a terrible experience with them. Little to no help or guidance, especially the day off when we needed it the most. We had a lot of guests even make comments about how unhelpful she was. If you factor the wedding coordinator into the price of what you pay, we definitely didn't get our moneys worth! But everything ended up going smooth and we had a beautiful and fantastic day!