At Flathead Lake Lodge, we know that planning a wedding is a massive undertaking. We also know that selecting your wedding venue is an important part of the process. And with 2021 wedding trends that include micro weddings, customizable experiences, personal touches and longer celebrations, we’d like to introduce you to our Montana guest ranch and invite you to consider us for your small destination wedding.

And while our standard wedding packages is for 100-125 people (which includes lodging, meals and unlimited access to one of the country’s most expansive recreation programs), the lodge is a prime location for a smaller, more intimate wedding.

Here’s why:

1. Sense of family.

We know that when it comes to planning a small wedding, you want to have your closest friends and family present to celebrate the occasion. Here at the lodge, our foundation was built on family and we specialize in making connections and memories. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen numerous couples exchange their vows here and it’s been an honor for us to be the place where they start their lives as a couple.

2. Intimate spaces among our 2,000 acres.

While our guest ranch has 2,000 acres set along Flathead Lake and stretching up into the Swan Mountains, there are several locations that are ideal for intimate wedding vows, including our main lodge (the fireplace makes a great backdrop), one of our lookouts points that has Flathead Lake in the background, the island and more.

3. Personalized touches.

When it comes to smaller weddings or micro weddings, personalization is key. From customized itineraries and menus to add-on amenities and live music, our team can work with you and/or your wedding planner to create the event you want. In addition, our controller/gift shop expert Jena Barrows can work with you to create a customized welcome box with items from Flathead Lake Lodge, as well as personal touches that are significant to you and your partner. In addition, a member of our team can also brand cowboy boots, hats and more for your wedding guests.

4. A longer celebration.

At Flathead Lake Lodge, all of our destination wedding packages include three full days and three full nights with your friends and families. While much has changed over the last several months, one of the standout things we’re taking away from 2020 is the importance of what matters most–the people we love. With longer celebrations at our Montana guest ranch, we work with each of our couples to create custom experiences, with activities that can include sailing, sunset lake cruises, horseback trail rides, a mountain meadow steak fry, sunrise yoga and more. Plus, by incorporating a longer stay, you’ll be able to have more time with each of your guests and allow you to create those closer connections.

Weddings at Flathead Lake Lodge are typically held in spring (May/June) and fall (September/October). If you’re interested in learning more about the lodge for your small wedding, visit To inquire about wedding dates for 2021 and 2022, email

Happy planning,