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Planning Your Wedding in Stanley, Idaho

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Now that you found your soulmate, elevate your love with a storybook wedding in Stanley, Idaho. You deserve a happily ever after beginning with a destination wedding in an unspoiled mountain town surrounded by your family and friends.

Design a wedding celebration to fulfill your wildest dreams. The allure to Stanley is your ultimate freedom of choice from lavish to budget-friendly.

Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel – photo courtesy of ItsAKLife Productions

Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel
Can you envision exchanging your wedding vows in this chapel? Make it a reality! It’s not too late to get married in the Meditation Chapel this summer.

The log Chapel was built in 1977 as a nonprofit, non-denominational entity. The exposed overhead beams present a natural balance to the wooden floors and pews. The seven stained glass windows, representing mountain and valley scenes, add to the grandeur of the Chapel.

Stained glass windows inside the Meditation Chapel – photo courtesy of ItsAKLife Productions

Pledge your love at the altar with a panoramic view of the Sawtooth Mountains in the background.

View of the Sawtooth Mountains from the Meditation Chapel – photo courtesy of ItsAKLife Productions

Make it an intimate wedding with immediate family and BFFs or invite up to 150 guests. And you get to decide what they wear. The Meditation Chapel’s environment is ideal for guests dressed to the nines or wearing their best cargo shorts and t-shirts. Remember it’s your wedding, it’s your day!

Not only is the Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel the most picturesque chapel in Idaho, it’s affordable.

Check availability and book your 2017 wedding!

Lodging
Stanley has a variety of lodging options to accommodate everyone on your guest lists budget — basic standard rooms, historic lodges and hotels, cabins overlooking the Salmon River, spacious suites with kitchenettes, condo hotel, RV spaces, tent camping or glamping in canvas teepees.

If a luxurious home or a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere is your style, you may want to consider a vacation home or cabin rental for your special occasion.

The Mountain Village Resort recently introduced the Stanley Outpost as their latest wedding venue addition. The property is located on Valley Creek and boasts spectacular 360 degree views. The entire property including a log cabin and three log cabinettes can be rented out exclusively for two nights for your wedding party.

Stanley Outpost – photo courtesy of ItsAKLife Productions

Restaurants/Catering
Dining options for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions run the gamut in the Sawtooth Valley from down-home cooking to an elegant dining experience.

For your rehearsal dinner, tantalize your senses at an area restaurant where they are sure to please every palate from the foodie to the picky eater. Each restaurant offers a unique ambience and menu options. Select the one that best fits your group size, taste buds and budget.

Redfish Lake Lodge brings a whole new dimension to outdoor wedding elegance. The tables set up, gracious service and fine catering are all in perfect harmony to provide you and your guests a memorable reception.

Photos courtesy of Redfish Lake Lodge

The Mountain Village Resort has full catering capabilities and a new beer trailer for any event with up to 225 guests. Catering menus range from elegant to casual. Their venue options include grassy lawn areas, conference room, restaurant and saloon. Don’t forget the Stanley Outpost!

For a less formal wedding reception, reserve the North Shore Picnic Area at Redfish Lake and have it catered with appetizers, pizza, wings and salads from Papa Brunees.

Services
Stanley businesses make planning your wedding virtually stress-free. From capturing your candid moments to selecting the perfect gifts for your bridal party to a relaxing body treatment at Meadow Creek Spa, you’ll find it all in Stanley.

Photo by Kat Cannell Photography

Activities
Continue your wedding bliss in Stanley’s natural playground by rounding up your entourage for an adventure.

For your adventurous guests:

  • Put some miles on your hiking shoes and smiles on your guests faces on a trail into the Sawtooth or White Cloud Mountains.
  • Whitewater rafting is guaranteed fun! Get your fix, adrenaline junkies, while paddling through Class II – IV rapids.
  • Take a horseback ride to scenic views. Who knows, it may inspire you to recite your vows all over again.

Photo courtesy of Mystic Saddle Ranch – photo by Kat Cannell Photography

For your less adventurous guests:

  • Enjoy a peaceful day fly fishing on the banks of the Salmon River.
  • Relax on Redfish Lake beach with a picnic basket filled with goodies.
  • Take a drive on the Sawtooth or Salmon River Scenic Byways.

Get hitched in Stanley this summer! The Sawtooth Valley has it all — awe-inspiring mountain and river landscapes, a meditation chapel, lodging to fit any budget, professional services for all your wedding needs, restaurants and caterers with a variety of menu options and abundant recreational activities.

What are you waiting for?  Start planning your Stanley, Idaho wedding today!

Blog written by Erica Cole

We’re waiting for you! Photo courtesy of Redfish Lake Lodge