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Lake Wilderness Lodge

Maple Valley , WA
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LOCATION

22500 SE 248th Street, P.O. Box 320
Maple Valley, WA 98038 US (map)

PHONE

425-432-9953

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ABOUT US

Nature provides the setting. We provide everything else.
The newly renovated, historic Lodge is a unique location to hold your wedding, reception, special event, or conference.... Read more
Nature provides the setting. We provide everything else.
The newly renovated, historic Lodge is a unique location to hold your wedding, reception, special event, or conference. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wilderness, and conveniently located just 20 milessoutheast of Seattle. The Lodge is surrounded by a 108 acre park with wildlife, hiking trails and Mt. Rainier as a magnificent backdrop. With three floorsof window-lined rooms, you will enjoy spectacular lake views while dancing downstairs, dining on the main floor, or having a cozy chat on the mezzanine.

The perfect place to Say I Do
Brides and attendants prepare in a comfortable room furnished with mirrors, tables, seating, and an iron. The room has many handmade touches and an awesome view of the lake. Grooms and attendants enjoy a view as well; with tables, mirrors, a private patio, and access to the lawn. Many decorative items are available for use at no charge, such as votive candleholders, vases, and catering pieces.

Lodge Amenities:
• Planning staff to achieve your event needs
• Space for ceremony and/or reception
(up to 250 guests)
• Space for dinner, DJ’s and dancing
• Large, separate rooms for bridal party
and groomsmen
• Beautiful foyer with spiral staircase &
historic totem pole
• Portable dance floor
• State-of-the-art Sound System
• Warming kitchen for your caterer
with enormous prep area
• Complimentary onsite parking

Capacity:
• Main Floor: 200 seated reception
250 wedding ceremony
• Mezzanine: 50 seated reception
• Lower Level: 100 seated reception
• 250 Lakeside wedding ceremony
• Accessible - ADA compliant

Catering & Alcohol:
• Your choice of licensed caterer or self-catering
• Alcohol is permitted (call for details) Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1950
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1550
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Brittany
Wedding:
10/5/2014
4.2/5.0
This venue is gorgeous. They were willing to work with me and suggested a last minute move to outdoors for the ceremony since it turned out to be a gorgeous day in October.
This venue is gorgeous. They were willing to work with me and suggested a last minute move to outdoors for the ceremony Read more...
This venue is gorgeous. They were willing to work with me and suggested a last minute move to outdoors for the ceremony since it turned out to be a gorgeous day in October. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I enjoyed having my wedding ceremony and reception here. I received so many compliments on it and I would not change my venue if I had the chance to go back and change it. So beautiful.. staff were helpful.
I enjoyed having my wedding ceremony and reception here. I received so many compliments on it and I would not change my Read more...
I enjoyed having my wedding ceremony and reception here. I received so many compliments on it and I would not change my venue if I had the chance to go back and change it. So beautiful.. staff were helpful. Read less
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Bruno
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.4/5.0
great venue with big open space. interior totem pole with wrap around stair well was a nice touch.
this place lit up very nice in the evening with all the lighting, inside & outside.
It was nice to be able to bring in our own decorations. I always appreciate the flexability of being able to bring in our own catering.
great venue with big open space. interior totem pole with wrap around stair well was a nice touch.
this place lit up Read more...
great venue with big open space. interior totem pole with wrap around stair well was a nice touch.
this place lit up very nice in the evening with all the lighting, inside & outside.
It was nice to be able to bring in our own decorations. I always appreciate the flexability of being able to bring in our own catering. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.6/5.0
This venue is absolutely beautiful. I knew I wanted to get married with some sort of water view and Lake Wilderness Lodge had floor to ceiling windows over looking the lake. I had planned on getting married on the grass but when rain struck we decided to hold the ceremony inside. But with this venue, it is just as beautiful inside as out because of the view and the spiral staircase that you can walk down. They do allow you to bring in your own food and beverage but no decor on the walls which we supplemented with uplighting. The venue coordinator was quick to respond by email with all of my questions that I had and easy to work with on the consultation for the layout of our day. The staff took great care of us on the day of.
This venue is absolutely beautiful. I knew I wanted to get married with some sort of water view and Lake Wilderness Lodge Read more...
This venue is absolutely beautiful. I knew I wanted to get married with some sort of water view and Lake Wilderness Lodge had floor to ceiling windows over looking the lake. I had planned on getting married on the grass but when rain struck we decided to hold the ceremony inside. But with this venue, it is just as beautiful inside as out because of the view and the spiral staircase that you can walk down. They do allow you to bring in your own food and beverage but no decor on the walls which we supplemented with uplighting. The venue coordinator was quick to respond by email with all of my questions that I had and easy to work with on the consultation for the layout of our day. The staff took great care of us on the day of. Read less
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jcdunivan
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The Lodge was a beautiful venue. We lucked out and had blue skies and sun so we could see Mt. Rainier over the lake. We took the 12 hour rental option so we had plenty of time to set up, get ready, and take down without stressing. The 3 floors inside worked out great. We had cocktail hour downstairs leading out to the ceremony and the reception on the main and mezzanine levels. The whole venue looked great. The only thing I didn't care for was that we couldn't put anything on the walls, though it wasn't really necessary. The staff were friendly and helpful. They were also flexible with setup and use of outside vendors for the rest of the wedding.
The Lodge was a beautiful venue. We lucked out and had blue skies and sun so we could see Mt. Rainier over the lake. We Read more...
The Lodge was a beautiful venue. We lucked out and had blue skies and sun so we could see Mt. Rainier over the lake. We took the 12 hour rental option so we had plenty of time to set up, get ready, and take down without stressing. The 3 floors inside worked out great. We had cocktail hour downstairs leading out to the ceremony and the reception on the main and mezzanine levels. The whole venue looked great. The only thing I didn't care for was that we couldn't put anything on the walls, though it wasn't really necessary. The staff were friendly and helpful. They were also flexible with setup and use of outside vendors for the rest of the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
What an amazing place to be married! We were lucky enought to have picked a day with out rain and were able to have our ceromony lakeside! The 3 levels allows the older guest to escape "crazy dancing and loud music" from the dance floor! They are very strict on the timeline and adding an extra hour can be expensive! I dont believe the time given is enough to take pictures before, set up, have a ceromony, and a reception so we chose to get ready in a hotel nearby, which save alot of money! I would recommend this place to everyone! It offers beautiful scenery and a cozy lodge feeling! Our guests really enjoyed this place!
What an amazing place to be married! We were lucky enought to have picked a day with out rain and were able to have our Read more...
What an amazing place to be married! We were lucky enought to have picked a day with out rain and were able to have our ceromony lakeside! The 3 levels allows the older guest to escape "crazy dancing and loud music" from the dance floor! They are very strict on the timeline and adding an extra hour can be expensive! I dont believe the time given is enough to take pictures before, set up, have a ceromony, and a reception so we chose to get ready in a hotel nearby, which save alot of money! I would recommend this place to everyone! It offers beautiful scenery and a cozy lodge feeling! Our guests really enjoyed this place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
We loved this place! We picked it for its beautiful natural setting on the lake surrounded by trees. Our outdoors photos and ceremony turned out great. The lodge is nice, nothing super fancy, but has a lot of useful things like a full kitchen and bride and groom rooms. Our only issue was the lodge manager wasn't the most flexible, friendly person to deal with. She wants things her way or the highway. But the staff on the day of the event were great!
We loved this place! We picked it for its beautiful natural setting on the lake surrounded by trees. Our outdoors photos Read more...
We loved this place! We picked it for its beautiful natural setting on the lake surrounded by trees. Our outdoors photos and ceremony turned out great. The lodge is nice, nothing super fancy, but has a lot of useful things like a full kitchen and bride and groom rooms. Our only issue was the lodge manager wasn't the most flexible, friendly person to deal with. She wants things her way or the highway. But the staff on the day of the event were great! Read less
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Dpickle87
Wedding:
7/31/2010
2.4/5.0
The venue is beautiful, but if you are going to use this location make sure you get everything written on paper. There was a huge miscommunication between lodge staff. We were told we could get in early to the lodge to do pictures, but after getting everyone there at the time we were told we weren't allowed to go inside. After going back and forth with the lodge manager several times we were finally allowed to get in, but had to pay an additional amount of money. The 6 hours given for your contract does not give you enough time to set up, do pictures have a ceremony, and a reception. My final review of the lodge would be to make sure you get some kind of written confirmation for your rehearsal night time because they lack communication at the lodge and I almost had to have my rehearsal at 8pm instead of 6pm like I had scheduled until I convinced her to let us do it at 4pm. Great location just be careful of the run around you could get.
The venue is beautiful, but if you are going to use this location make sure you get everything written on paper. There was Read more...
The venue is beautiful, but if you are going to use this location make sure you get everything written on paper. There was a huge miscommunication between lodge staff. We were told we could get in early to the lodge to do pictures, but after getting everyone there at the time we were told we weren't allowed to go inside. After going back and forth with the lodge manager several times we were finally allowed to get in, but had to pay an additional amount of money. The 6 hours given for your contract does not give you enough time to set up, do pictures have a ceremony, and a reception. My final review of the lodge would be to make sure you get some kind of written confirmation for your rehearsal night time because they lack communication at the lodge and I almost had to have my rehearsal at 8pm instead of 6pm like I had scheduled until I convinced her to let us do it at 4pm. Great location just be careful of the run around you could get. Read less
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CraftyCaps
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.1/5.0
This Lodge is gorgeous, it's a little expensive, however for the price (compared to comp venues) it was spectacular. The lake was a perfect backdrop for my wedding. The only real problem we had with the Lodge is their sound system. They are VERY expressive about making sure it works properly before your big day and making sure all the DJ equipment will work. However, it was fine for our rehearsal and the day of...there were many problems with it. Unfortunately, a friend of mine had the same problem. If I were to do anything differently, I would definitely put the dance floor downstairs. This way we wouldn't have had people wandering and milling around waiting for the stereo to be worked on.

Other than that, everything was great.
This Lodge is gorgeous, it's a little expensive, however for the price (compared to comp venues) it was spectacular. The Read more...
This Lodge is gorgeous, it's a little expensive, however for the price (compared to comp venues) it was spectacular. The lake was a perfect backdrop for my wedding. The only real problem we had with the Lodge is their sound system. They are VERY expressive about making sure it works properly before your big day and making sure all the DJ equipment will work. However, it was fine for our rehearsal and the day of...there were many problems with it. Unfortunately, a friend of mine had the same problem. If I were to do anything differently, I would definitely put the dance floor downstairs. This way we wouldn't have had people wandering and milling around waiting for the stereo to be worked on.

Other than that, everything was great. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/15/2007
4.6/5.0
I was thrilled to find a reasonably priced place where we could have both our ceremony and reception. The location is beautiful. We had a lake-side ceremony outside and the reception hall was definitely big enough for our 175 guests. I really liked all of the white lights they have strung around the room...it creates a very soft, romantic atmosphere. The staff at Lake Wilderness Lodge are friendly and helpful. You get a lot of flexibility with this space...you don't have to use a specific caterer, florist, or other vendor, which allows you the freedom to bring in whoever you want. We also liked that you can rent it for a 12-hour period, so we didn't have to worry about getting in and out really quickly. We essentially had the entire day to set things up, which made it more relaxing for us. We had a great experience at the Lodge.
I was thrilled to find a reasonably priced place where we could have both our ceremony and reception. The location is Read more...
I was thrilled to find a reasonably priced place where we could have both our ceremony and reception. The location is beautiful. We had a lake-side ceremony outside and the reception hall was definitely big enough for our 175 guests. I really liked all of the white lights they have strung around the room...it creates a very soft, romantic atmosphere. The staff at Lake Wilderness Lodge are friendly and helpful. You get a lot of flexibility with this space...you don't have to use a specific caterer, florist, or other vendor, which allows you the freedom to bring in whoever you want. We also liked that you can rent it for a 12-hour period, so we didn't have to worry about getting in and out really quickly. We essentially had the entire day to set things up, which made it more relaxing for us. We had a great experience at the Lodge. Read less
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22500 SE 248th Street, P.O. Box 320, Maple Valley, WA 98038 See On Map
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