The best kept secret for weddings in Washington State is the Olympic Park Institute in the heart of the Olympic National Park. This historic and rustic campus is nestled on the shore of Lake Crescent, an ancient and turquoise blue glacial lake surrounded by towering mountains and lush rainforest.
The natural beauty alone could make this the number one reason why you should tie the knot here, but it is also just a screaming deal! It is run by a 20 year old non-profit organization that provide kids from all over the country with cutting-edge environmental education programs. They book weddings on weekends when they don't have school groups on the grounds. It's unbelievably inexpensive compared to pretty much anywhere else that reserves sites for weddings.
At the turn of the century, it was a vacation resort. The historic Rosemary Inn is the centerpiece of the campus. Built by craftsmen at the turn of the 20th centruy, this renovated rustic lodge houses the dining room, charming Cedar Room, and intimate fireplace alcove.
The place has a covered gazebo, three-sided log shelter with a stone fireplace at the lake's edge., and a campfire ampitheatre!
You and your guests sleep in charming cottages near the lake or heated cains in a grove of Douglas-Fir trees. It is wheelchair accessible.
The food is wholesome and hearty and you can check out the views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak why you enjoy local fresh fare! They also accomodate vegetarian or other dietary needs.
Your guests can walk the trail along the lakeshore, hike to Marymere Falls, or enjoy a loop in the ancient forest behind campus. Everything is right there!!! You can also book extra guests next door at the Lake Crescent Lodge!
Check out their website and rates at: http://www.yni.org/opi/conference/meetings.php\