WEDDING FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the steps to secure my wedding date and event space?

Upon selection of your wedding date and event space, a contract will be prepared by your Catering Sales Manager. A non-refundable, initial deposit of 25% of the total value (room rental + food & beverage minimum) and signed contract are required to confirm your wedding date. Your event must be paid in full prior to your wedding date, and an individualized deposit schedule will be detailed in your contract.


How long do I have the space?

The event space is booked in five (5) hour blocks (morning/afternoon: 10am – 3 pm, evening: 5pm – 11pm). This is five (5) hours of event time (not inclusive of set up or break down). Additional time may be added; please inquire with your Catering Sales Manager.


What linen and decor is included?

Included with your room rental fee, Salish Lodge & Spa provides white, ivory, and black linen. Along with linen, Salish offers in-house greenery and four (4) votive candles for each guest table. Custom linens can be rented to enhance your event at an additional fee. Please inquire with your Catering Sales Manager.


What type of chairs/chair covers do you provide?

We provide standard black and brown banquet chairs and white folding chairs for outdoor ceremonies. To enhance the décor of your event, please contact your Catering Sales Manager for details.


Can I bring in candles?

Candles are allowed in the event spaces; however, due to fire regulations all candles must be in a holder that extends at least one (1) inch above the flame. Taper candles are not allowed. Salish Lodge & Spa is pleased to provide four (4) complimentary votives per dining table.


What time can vendors access the room to set up?

Vendors are allowed to set up one (1) hour before the event begins. If vendors require additional time, please discuss with your Catering Sales Manager.


What is the service charge? Does the service charge and tax go towards the food and beverage minimum?

All food & beverage fees are subject to a taxable service charge and prevailing Washington State Sales Tax. Taxes and service charge do not contribute towards food & beverage minimum.


Can Salish make my wedding cake? What is the cake cutting fee?

Salish Lodge & Spa can provide two (2) tier cakes (6” & 8”) and cupcakes. For a tiered cake, up to two (2) cake flavors and filling flavors may be selected, with one frosting flavor. For cupcakes, up to two (2) flavors may be selected.


How late can alcohol be served?

By Washington State law, no alcohol may be served after 1:30am.


*Please note that we reserve the right to refuse service to any guest and may request proof of legal drinking age*


Can we have a wedding rehearsal?

Your Catering Sales Manager is happy to arrange a one (1) hour ceremony rehearsal for you and your wedding party. Rehearsals are based on availability, and times and space are confirmed up to two (2) weeks prior to your wedding date. Please contact your Catering Sales Manager in advance to schedule your rehearsal.


Is there a place for the wedding party to get ready?

In addition to the wedding night, many of our brides and grooms choose to stay with us the evening before their wedding and therefore have the use of their guest room to get ready. Salish also provides a complimentary changing room for the bride, if needed, and based on availability. This room is one of our event spaces and the specific space will be confirmed one (1) week prior. You will have access to this room for the duration of your wedding date, and food & beverage may be ordered through your Catering Sales Manager.


*No outside food or beverage is allowed in our changing rooms, including alcohol (per Washington State Law)*.


Will there be a dedicated wedding planner on site?

Salish Lodge does not have a dedicated day-of wedding planner. Please refer to our Preferred Vendor List if you require a dedicated wedding planner.


What is the role of the Catering Sales Manager?

The Catering Sales Manager will help plan the details of your wedding as it relates to Salish Lodge. Below is a list of duties:

  • Discuss menu details, including selection and customization
  • Design a floor plan for the ceremony and reception
  • Coordinate rental equipment (i.e. tent, specialty linen, chairs and chair covers)
  • Work with vendors to coordinate time for set-up and deliveries
  • Assist with timeline planning
  • Prepare a Banquet Event Order (BEO), which lists out the specifics of the event based on your details
  • Prepare a cost estimate including service charge and tax
  • Assist with any other details that involve Salish Lodge

When my guests arrive at the Lodge, how will they know the location of the ceremony and reception?

The professional staff at Salish Lodge & Spa will direct your guests to the location of your ceremony and reception. Your event space will be clearly labeled with a personalized sign.


What are the parking options at the Lodge?

Complimentary self-parking is available in the Snoqualmie Falls parking lot, located across the street from the Salish Lodge & Spa. This lot may be accessed by the sky bridge. Valet parking is complimentary for all guests staying at the Lodge, and we are pleased to provide valet parking for all additional guests at a fee of $8.00 per car. You may choose to host your guests’ parking charges by applying them to your master bill; alternatively, you can have your guests pay on an individual basis.


For additional questions, please contact your Catering Sales Manager.

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