The Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding Venue

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If you’re looking for a venue with a stunning view of the Tetons, Jenny Lake Lodge is such a great option. The lodge opens for the season on June 1, 2022. Whether you want a western-chic vibe or an intimate, luxurious mountain wedding in Grand Teton National Park, you can’t go wrong booking a Jenny Lake Lodge wedding. If you’re wanting to elope, I wrote a blog post all about eloping in Jackson Hole, where I talk about permits, the best time of year to get married, vendors, locations and more!! I would love nothing more than to be your photographer, whatever you decide to do on your wedding day. Fill out this form and let’s get your date on my calendar. Below is more information about what your Jenny Lake Lodge wedding can look like.

Ceremony & Reception At Your Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding

With several lodging options available at Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village, and Jenny Lake Lodge, finding accommodations for your guests in proximity to all of your wedding events will be a breeze. As mentioned, Jackson Lake Lodge offers stunning views of the Grand Teton mountain range from the Southwest Terrace. Here, your wedding ceremony will take place surrounded by family and friends. Unlike other locations in the park, the upper lobby of Jackson Lake Lodge is also available as a back-up location in the case of inclement weather.

When it comes to the reception, one of the most sought after locations is the Explorers Ballroom. If you have 50 guests or more, this is a great location to host a dinner/flowing reception. The Ballroom features Western elegance with elk-antler chandeliers and doors that open to a Sunset Terrace with the most beautiful mountain view. The Ballroom also includes a dance floor.

For smaller, micro weddings looking for an intimate dinner, the East Mural Room is a semi-private reception room with a stunning mountain view and beautiful murals painted by Carl Roters.  Non-mountain view banquet rooms are also available for smaller parties on a more economical budget.

With a staff of culinary specialists, a rehearsal dinner or an intimate wedding breakfast can be arranged as well!!

Rental Fees & Pricing

If you are looking for pricing, there is a wide variety of options. The best way to discuss those would be contact Grand Teton Lodge Company directly at 307-543-3005 or email GTLCSales@vailresorts.com.

What is included in the cost of our reception and dinner?

Room rental fees include service staff, tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware and basic setup. The total cost of your wedding reception is based on your menu selections. Events can range from a simple cocktail reception to an elegant served four-course dinner, depending on your taste and budget.

In addition to room rental and food & beverage, what other expenses should I plan for?

Sales tax, currently at 6%, as well as a 20% service charge are in addition to the rental fee and food & beverage minimums. Should your food & beverage total not meet your contracted minimum, the difference, after adjusting for allowable attrition as contracted, will be added to your final bill.

Is there a National Park entry fee?

All guests entering Grand Teton National Park are charged an entrance fee, currently $35 per vehicle. This money is collected by the National Park Service and Grand Teton Lodge Company has no authority to waive or adjust these fees. Fees are subject to increase at the discretion of the National Park Service.

Facilities For Your Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding

What types of event facilities are available for my wedding reception?

The Explorers Ballroom is a private event room and can accommodate 50 to 250 guests. The room features elk antler chandeliers, hardwood dance floor and exclusive use of the adjoining Sunset Terrace with unsurpassed Teton Mountain views.

The East Mural Room is tucked away in a quiet corner of their fine dining restaurant. It offers semi-private dining with breathtaking views of the Teton mountain range, and can hold up to 100 guests. This space features eight-foot high rosewood and walnut panels with Trapper murals that were commissioned by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and painted by artist Carl Rotors. It’s important to note that some setup and entertainment restrictions apply to this event location. If your group size is less than 40, non-exclusive reservations can be made in The East Mural Room for your dinner reception. Other guests may be seated at other tables in The East Mural Room, and your rental fee will be waived.

The Trappers Room is ideal for more intimate groups of up to 50. Reception guests will enjoy this private event room with exclusive use of the adjoining Sunset Terrace with stunning mountain views.

Can our wedding ceremony be held outside at Jackson Lake Lodge?

The Southwest Terrace is their outdoor ceremony space. White folding chairs and breathtaking panoramic Teton views await you and your guests. This area is open to the public, however, hotel guests are typically respectful of wedding ceremonies. Weather can be a concern for outdoor events in the area at any time of the year. A back-up location is always assigned in the main lodge. The Jenny Lake Lodge wedding team will assess current conditions and consult you on a final weather call one hour prior to your ceremony, while you relax in the comfort of your changing room.

Amenities

Is there a bride’s changing room at Jackson Lake Lodge?

Based on availability, we will reserve a changing room at no additional charge for the bridal party when a wedding package is purchased. Arrangements can also be made for light food and beverage service.

Can Jackson Lake Lodge provide my wedding cake?

The wedding cake and all food and beverage served for the wedding reception must be provided through Jackson Lake Lodge. You can choose from three elegant cake designs, or work with their vendor to create a special cake that reflects your style and taste at an additional cost. Any additional charges will count towards your minimum food & beverage requirement.

Does Jackson Lake Lodge provide wedding planning services?

A certified professional day-of wedding planner is required for all weddings renting reception space at the Lodge. Their Conference Service Manager can provide references for wedding planners that are familiar with Jackson Lake Lodge. Day-of wedding coordination should include a customized wedding itinerary, ceremony and procession organization, managing arrival and setup of vendors, and the timing of key reception events including the bridal party entrance, toast, first dance and cake cutting. In addition to your day-of planner, the Conference Service Manager will assist you with menu planning, room layout, audio-visual needs, and basic timing of reception events. We can also provide a list of preferred vendors for officiants, entertainment, flowers, photographers, beauty services, and ground transportation. On the day of the event, their staff will ensure that the room setup requirements are to your specifications, as outlined on the approved Banquet Event Order.

Can I book hotel rooms at Jackson Lake Lodge?

Most destination weddings are planned with enough lead time to allow guests to choose and reserve accommodations on their own. We suggest you provide our Reservations number (307-543-3100) with your save-the-date cards and on your wedding website. Our trained agents can assist your guests with availability and options for accommodations at our varied lodging locations within the park, which include Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village, and Jenny Lake Lodge. Due to the popularity of the area, please remind your guests to plan and book well in advance. Group blocks of 10 or more rooms can be contracted through your Conference Service Manager, require advance deposits, and are subject to cancellation and attrition clauses.

Transportation

What airport should people fly into?

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), serves the Jackson Hole area, and is located 26 miles (35 minutes), north of Jackson Lake Lodge. The only U.S. airport located within a National Park, JAC is a small regional airport. However, it is serviced by multiple major carriers. Due to the popularity of Jackson Hole, we recommend your guests book early. Visit jacksonholeairport.com for additional information. Guests can also fly into Idaho Falls, which is a 2.5-hour drive from Jackson Lake Lodge.

Does Jackson Lake Lodge offer airport shuttle service?

Airport shuttle service is available through Jackson Hole Shuttle. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 307-200-1400 and providing flight number, arrival and departure times. Alamo, Avis, Hertz and National car rental agencies are also located at the airport.

Can I charter a private bus for excursions and off-site events?

Customize your itinerary with Driver Provider charter service. Private busses are available for shuttling guests to and from your wedding and/or rehearsal dinner. Day-trips to Jackson or other area sights and attractions are available for shuttling services. Bus sizes range from 12 to 45 passengers, and up to 200 guests can be transported at one time. Rates are from $500 to $2000, plus 20% gratuity, depending on charter size.

Activities For Your Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding

Can I book an activity for my entire wedding party?

Group activities can be contracted directly with their Conference Planning department at 307-543-3005. Please note that all activities are weather-dependent, operate on select days of the week and have minimum/maximum capacities. An advanced deposit is required prior to the activity.

What activities are available at Jackson Lake Lodge for my guests?

A variety of activities are available for varying ages, interests and ability levels. Scenic rafting trips on the Snake River, guided horseback rides, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park tours, and guided fly fishing are a few of the activities available. Just 5 miles north of the lodge, Colter Bay Marina offers scenic as well as meal cruises on Jackson Lake. They also offer kayak, canoe, motorboat rentals, as well as guided lake fishing. The reservations department (307-543-3100) can assist your guests in booking their individual activities at any of the locations. As space is limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

Rehearsal Dinner Options

What options are available for a rehearsal dinner?

The Elk Island Dinner Cruise begins at the Colter Bay Village Marina when you board their charter boats that transport you to your private meal site on Elk Island. Along the way, their boat drivers provide a brief narrative of the history and geology of the area. Upon arrival at the island, guests are treated to a delicious western dinner buffet. You’ll also get unsurpassed views of Mount Moran and the Teton Mountain Range. Public dinner cruises are scheduled daily (except Thursdays) at 5:15pm from May 30 to September 7. Private events are available for up to 76 guests and are at a set rate regardless of number of participants.

The Outdoor Western BBQ offers treetop mountain views, quaint picnic tables with western décor, and a campfire pit, along with down-home cowboy fare. The BBQ is open to the public June 13 to August 23 from 5:30pm to 8pm, with a menu consisting of salad, pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, grilled vegetables, coleslaw, potato salad, s’mores by the campfire, and fruit cobbler. Groups can enjoy the BBQ along with other guests during our normal operating dates, or book a private event after August 23. An outdoor set up fee applies to private bookings.

The East Mural Room Allow you to reserve space in a semi-private area of their fine dining restaurant, The Mural Room. The room is complete with views of the Teton Mountain Range and historic “Trapper Murals.” If your group is less than 40, regular reservations can be made for the East Mural Room through the Conference Planning Department. Other guests will be seated next to your party, and your rental fee will be waived.

Other Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding FAQ’s

Should I estimate high or low on attendance for my reception?

Events in Grand Teton National Park tend to be very popular. This means that the number of guests that show up exceed what was originally planned. Be sure to plan and budget accordingly!

How do I secure wedding & function space?

Contact our Conference Planning department at 307-543-3005. A contract to confirm your date and space will be issued no more than one year prior to your wedding date. The signed contract, along with any advance deposits as outlined in your contract, is required by the contracted deadline.

When can I hold a wedding at Jackson Lake Lodge?

The operating season is typically the third week of May through the first week of October.

Your Jenny Lake Lodge Wedding Photographer

As mentioned above, I would love to be your photographer. However, my calendar fills up fast so contact me sooner rather than later. I want to be a resource for you as you navigate the planning process, so check out the blog posts down below that I’ve written all about Jackson Hole weddings and elopements. Cheers!! 🙂

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