For your special occasion, Alpenglow Lodge is an unforgettable experience.
The lodge is two stories and has many large windows allowing for incredible mountain views overlooking Anchorage. There is a large lawn in front of the lodge for outdoor ceremonies and, for those who are interested in additional views of the Chugach range, our chairlift is also available to rent (weather permitting). The lodge has a buffet style kitchen with a large front serving counter.
We have open catering and alcohol, so you're not locked into an in-house or exclusive vendor. We have worked with lots of local catering companies and are happy to recommend a few that are always excellent.
We have parking for up to 500 cars and a front door turnaround for easy access by guests, catering staff, and musicians. We can easily host events up to about 215 guests. Our normal lodge rental period is Memorial Day weekend through September.
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Alpenglow Lodge has endless options for customizing your wedding package! To give you some ideas, we've put together a few sample packages showcasing the most popular groups of options. All of these packages are fully customizable, so you can add or subtract anything from our menu of options.
We're happy to work with you to select the most important options to help you stay on budget (or throw the biggest party you can), and have some money-saving ideas, as well as recommendations for great local vendors. Contact us today and we'll get started working on your wedding!
Perfect for a one day, no stress wedding! Let us take care of the setup, decorating and cleanup, while you treat your guests to a ride up our chairlift with awesome views of Chugach State Park. Includes tables, chairs, decorations, dance floor, and lots more! This package allows for 12 hours in the lodge, and some time can be used the day before (if not booked for another event) for a rehearsal dinner.
Facility rental - $2100; Equipment - $2000; Chairlift - $1000; Setup, decoration & cleanup - $1500
Planning a small to mid-size wedding, and don't want to stay up all night? Take advantage of Alpenglow Lodge's fantastic views and neutral interior to host a no-fuss wedding and reception in one day. Setup is easy with everything you need (except linens) already on site, and can be done in a couple hours. At the end, put away the tables and chairs and let us do the detail cleaning. Includes 12 hours in the lodge, tables, chairs, dance floor, and sound system.
Facility Rental - $2100; Equipment - $975; 3 hours of cleaning - $225
Have lots of friends that are excited to share the best of Alaska's outdoors with you? Invite them for a long weekend wedding party at Arctic Valley! Camping/RVs allowed on site, in a beautiful setting without the city lights or noise to detract from the natural surroundings. There's plenty of time for a full rehearsal dinner after setting up. Your friends and family can help decorate and clean up, making this weekend getaway more affordable than an all-inclusive package. Includes 24 hours split between three days, chairlift ride to Rendezvous Peak, all tables, chairs, dance floor, decorations, and sound system.
Facility rental - $4200; Equipment - $1250; Chairlift - $1000
Looking for a low-key wedding weekend with your friends and family? Pair this setup with a casual dinner (Moose's Tooth anyone?), self-serve bar, and lots of camping for a fun, relaxing weekend to celebrate your wedding. 24 hours spread over three days allows lots of time for setup, a casual rehearsal, cocktail hours, an unhurried ceremony, reception, and time to clean up on the last day. Take a hike with your friends and family on our trails, and explore the Park on your schedule. Includes tables, chairs, dance floor, and sound system (no DJ needed!). This is a more casual, affordable option for those wanting a full weekend to celebrate.
Facility Rental - $4200; Equipment - $600
Use our lodge rental inquiry form to plan your event, or contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 907-351-3256. Please include prospective dates, number of guests and the package you are considering in your email or phone message.
Please note that a 50% down payment is required to reserve a date!
The Alpenglow Lodge summer rental season runs from mid-May to the end of September, due to variable road and weather conditions in May and October.
We are accepting summer 2020 reservations (see available dates below)! If you haven't talked to us yet about your date, please send an inquiry or call us at 907-351-3256 so we can begin the process and get your date locked in. We will begin accepting 2021 reservations June 1, 2020 - but are excited to talk with you about your wedding and arrange tours now!
The following weekend dates are available for summer 2020:
- Friday-Sunday May 22-24 - discounted
- Friday-Sunday May 29-31
- Friday-Sunday July 3-5
- Sunday July 26
- Friday-Sunday August 14-16
- Friday September 18 - discounted
- Sunday September 20 - discounted
- Sunday September 27 - discounted
Most weeks we have lots of availability for mid-week (Monday-Thursday) weddings. These weekday packages are discounted - $3400 for the deluxe 24 hour package, and $1800 for the 12 hour special. In addition to these discounts, we also include extra equipment with these rentals: standard chairs, tables, arches, canopies, and stage pieces with the 12 hour special, and our white padded ceremony chairs and decorations package with the deluxe 24 hour package.
During the winter season we offer birthday and corporate parties in conjunction with our tubing operations from late November-early April. Please note that we are unable to host formal events during the winter, due to the lodge being set up for the ski season. For more information, see our tubing page. Please note that we do not offer rentals from October to late November. Special arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis for informal events after the end of ski season in mid-April though mid-May.
We have special weekday rates and shoulder season rates: a Deluxe 24 Hour Package, 12 Hour Special, or hourly packages can be booked at a discount Mondays through Thursdays, and all events in May and September. 12 Hour Specials booked for weekdays and shoulder seasons also include all standard equipment (tables, chairs, wedding arch, canopies, stage pieces) at no extra cost! Deluxe 24 Hour Package also includes white ceremony chairs and decorations package at no extra cost for mid-week rentals.
Alpenglow Lodge has additional equipment and furniture available as an add-on to any package: $1250 to add on to the Deluxe 24 Hour package, and $2000 to add onto an Hourly or 12 Hour Special package. We offer a dance floor, white padded ceremony chairs, a bar package (four built-in taps, high tops, bar stools), a small sound system, and a large variety of decorations. All items are also available individually - please inquire for more details or see the 2019 rate sheet.
We can also provide a complete venue package, including decoration, setup, and cleaning service. Add this service onto any package for $1500. This option works well for those wanting an easy one-day event without the stress of setting up and cleaning after their event. Contact us using one of the options below for more information.