Imagine walking down the aisle and seeing your partner standing in front of the gorgeous Flathead Lake as blue skies hang over your head and your loved ones watch in the beauty that is your wedding day. At Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge we offer the ideal location for all things wedding in our Montana Dude Ranch. Over the years we have hosted a vast amount of wedding ranging from country chic to extravagant elegance. So we know a thing or two when it comes to weddings, and we have some great tips to make your wedding the best day of your life!
Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery which is perfect for our stunning property. We are surrounded by natural forest and blooming flowers. Greenery is the perfect pop of color but in a neutral and earthy way making it the perfect color for all seasons. Going green does not mean that your bridesmaids have to wear it or table clothes need to be in that color. Using greenery can be creative and using it in your surroundings. Use potted flowers on the tables, such as succulents. It is an easy way to decorate tables but can also be a gift for your guests. Use blooming flowers as an alter backdrop or grab some fallen pine to make garlands for the head table. Use the trees around to hang linens or flowers to create an intriguing space. Using the materials around you can create a simple and elegant design. Greenery is symbolic for fresh beginnings, which is perfect to represent your big day!
A fun way to get guests to interact and mingle are games. Have an interactive wedding program with mad libs or a fun scavenger hunt describing some of your guests. These will lead people to talk to one another and have an excuse to do so! Another fun way to break the ice is to have reception lawn games. Have games laid out such as Jenga for people to verse each other. However, you have the whole resort to use and have fun. Your guest can join in on a game of basketball, beach volleyball, and more. Alternatively, maybe while you are having your pictures taken let them get out on the canoes and explore the lake. There are so many options at the resort that your guest will not be bored during their stay.
When picking a destination, it is important to think about your guests as well. Is there enough room for them, will they have things to do while you are prepping for the wedding. At Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge the answer is yes! Guests will have comfortable and cozy accommodations ranging from one to three bedroom log cabins to one of our historic log lodges rooms. They will have plenty to do from all of the games to horseback riding, lake activities, and guided adventures. At Averill’s we want to make sure that everyone is having the time of their lives which means you should too. Your wedding day can be stressful, but that is why we are here! We will make sure on your wedding day you can relax and take in the exciting moments that come on your wedding day.

Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge is a truly magical spot for your destination wedding. We offer a ton of helpful guidance and tips for your wedding day, so you are prepared and relaxed. The shores of Flathead Lake provide a picture perfect backdrop, and the rustic ranch atmosphere makes for a fun filled and unique experience for you and your guests at our Montana Dude Ranch. Now say “I Do” under the big sky on the stunning shores of Flathead Lake!