Weddings are offered June- September only. Now booking for 2018!
Say “I do” at 6,872’ with majestic Mt. Rainier and the beautiful Cascade Range as your backdrop! Wedding ceremony and reception sites are offered from June to September. Ceremonies on the Mt. Rainier wedding platform include a scenic and memorable ride on the Mt. Rainier gondola for your guests! If you are planning a wedding for 50 – 400 people then consider Crystal Mountain Resort, located just 6 miles from the northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Surround yourself with lush forests, colorful wildflowers and gorgeous alpine scenery. Combine that with on-mountain accommodations, fine Northwest catering, and a multitude of free-time activities and you have the recipe for an unforgettable celebration.
Mt. Rainier Platform
Say “I do” at 6,872’ with Mt. Rainier as your witness. You and up to 200 guests will enjoy a scenic gondola ride up to the mountain-top ceremony platform along with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier prominently set as your backdrop. If the elevation doesn’t take your breath away, the views certainly will!
Venue accommodations: Ceremony space
Maximum occupancy: 200 seated guests
This rustic mountain ceremony or reception venue, at the top level of our base area lodge, boasts high vaulted ceilings, heavy timber beams and floor to ceiling window backdrops with far and wide views of the resort. In the vaulted ceilings, you will find an old ski lift seat, from a now retired Crystal lift, as well as a gondola cabin from our sister resort, Big Sky in Montana.
Venue accommodations: Ceremony or reception space
Bullwheel maximum occupancy (without dance floor, buffet line, dj area, cake table etc): 175
This indoor ceremony or reception venue, located in the middle section of our base area lodge, has an antique ski collection adorning the walls and is our largest indoor space. Enjoy expansive views of our resort meadow and towering peaks from the large picture windows.
Venue accommodations: Ceremony or reception space
Maximum occupancy (without dance floor, buffet line, dj area, cake table etc): 310
Sundeck or East Peak Plaza
These scenic open-aired ceremony or reception venues, located near the base of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, offer endless views of East Peak, Gold Hills, meadows of tall mountain grasses and seasonal wild flowers, as well as the Mt. Rainier Gondola line. Our Fireside Cafe is located on the Sundeck and offers the perfect service area for drinks and nibbles. The East Peak Plaza is our largest outdoor venue, seating up to 300 guests. New for 2017: Large event umbrella expands to cover most of the Sundeck, when needed.
Venue accommodations: Ceremony, cocktail or reception space
Maximum occupancy (without dance floor, buffet line, dj area, cake table etc): 100-300
Complimentary site tours, including a gondola ride to the summit, are offered to the bride and groom. For more information, to schedule a tour or to book your special event please email our Wedding Sales Manager Kalela Robison or call 360.663.3011
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“Thank you for everything – Erika and Rob’s wedding was lovely and everything ran without a hitch. Your team was an absolute delight to work with. Please thank Alyx for all of us, they did a wonderful job. I hope I have other couples I can refer to Crystal soon, I would love to do another wedding with you all.” (August 2017 Wedding Planner, Juliet)
“This was a beautiful event all around! Again, thanks to all involved…from the excellent service received from the resort staff to the Rossano Family who hosted a wonderful and memorable wedding for our children…and to you Kalela- who brought all the details together flawlessly…THANKS TO ALL!! Our whole family enjoyed this celebration of Danny and Marié!!” (August 2017 Mother of the Groom)
“It was such a pleasure working with you! Thank you so much for all your assistance, especially during the time we were waiting on the bride! Please pass along a message to the banquet team, the gondola workers, and the crew that did the set-up at the summit – THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You helped make their special day wonderful. From me personally, I would like to thank everyone for the amazing job they did with set-up, clean-up, and service. Your crew really knows how to deliver true quality customer service and it made all the difference in the world.” (August 2017 Day-of Coordinator)
“Thank you so very much for a spectacular wedding yesterday. It was more perfect and spectacular than either of us had even begun to imagine in our dreams. Truly spectacular!” (August 2017 Bride)
“Thank you for all of your help. The wedding event was absolutely excellent. Katie, Ryan and our guests loved the experience. All of the Crystal staff were wonderful. Please convey our thanks to all of your team.” (July 2017 Mother & Father of the Bride, Carl & Debbie D.)
“Amazing!!! The staff was helpful, friendly, outgoing and very fun to work with. Everything went so smoothly from check in to final good byes. We will definitely recommend Crystal Mountain for anyone wishing to have their ceremonies with you. Thank you so much for all the planning and working through the logistics with us. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you, Kalela!” (July 2017 Bride)
“We just completed a wedding hosted by your facility and staff at Crystal Mountain from the 22 – 23 of July. The weekend included a full Rehearsal Dinner on the 22nd, followed by a 3 location extravaganza: wedding on the Mountain/dinner in the Bullwheel/reception on the outdoor patio. It was a special event that was even more enhanced by the professionalism, outstanding service and attention to detail showed by the entire staff. We were impressed with everyone associated and in our dealings with everyone we came in contact with who was an employee of Crystal. Over the course of 3 days we never had a bad experience with any of the employees-all were truly assets to your organization. Your staff is impressive and adds to the reason we would always recommend their services in the future for weddings @ Crystal. They sure made a special weekend so enjoyable and pleasant for all our family, guests and especially the Wedding Party. Thank You, please pass on our sincere and deepest appreciation to them. (July 2016 Father & Mother of the Bride, Jim & Maya G.)
“Thanks Crystal Mountain! It was truly more than we could have imagined! All our family and friends had an awesome time being up there and will have their beautiful Mt. Rainier family photos to look back on 🙂 I can’t wait for our photos!!! Please thank all the staff for me! They really went above and beyond. Definitely felt like it was “our day.” Thanks for everything! (July 2015 Bride)
Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us make our wedding so special and come together without a hitch. Every Crystal employee we came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. All of our guests enjoyed the experience as well. Thanks again and hopefully we will bump into you on the mountain again one day. (July 2015 Groom)
Thank you for all your work on Scott and Allison’s wedding on September 2, 2012. You and your staff are so professional and efficient— you make it such a pleasure to coordinate weddings at Crystal Mountain Resort. I look forward to working with you all again in 2013. (September 2012 Wedding Coordinator, Nancy Skipton)
Thank you for all your support and guidance before the wedding and your big help the day of! We really appreciated everyone’s kind attitude and gracious tending to our needs (and nerves!). Thank you for a wonderful day! (August 2012 Bride & Groom)
Joanna and all of Crystal Mountain- Wow! We had such high hopes of our perfect wedding. It’s not very often that the reality ends up better than you wished for. The food was great. Seth the DJ couldn’t have been a better choice. But most of all, the way we were treated that we were the most important people up there. Thanks so much. (August 2012 Bride)