Get married in the heart of the North Cascades

Tim MatsuiThere is hardly a more spectacular or memorable place to host a wedding than beneath the peaks in the heart of a national park! The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center is an ideal venue for a wedding. Bring your friends, family and loved ones to the North Cascades to celebrate your special occasion. You will be surrounded by pristine landscapes and be catered to by our friendly and dedicated staff.

Our indoor and outdoor facilities allow you to plan your wedding the way you imagine. We can accommodate up to 92 guests at our ADA-accessible facility.

Our meals feature elegant menus made with organic foods from the Skagit Valley region and can be customized to match any dietary needs. Additionally, guests can enjoy nature walks along one of the many trails starting from our facility and leading into the North Cascades National Park. There are also canoeing opportunities available.

Learning Center Highlights

Our LEED Silver Certified venue includes:


    "When Tricia first talked about wanting a beautiful, natural place for her wedding, North Cascades Institute came immediately into my mind. Having attended some wonderful classes at the campus, I already had my own wish to assemble the family there for a reunion. What better plan than to combine two wonderful happenings in one beautiful site. The wedding/reunion could not have been better. Over the course of 3 wonderful days we had the chance to get acquainted with the groom's family and to enjoy the food and the trails, the library and the hospitality of the learning center. Highlights were the food, the love, the campfire and, last but certainly not least, the wedding itself. My daughter summed it up with "everything I wished for in my wedding!"

    - Sandy & Steve Nason


    Weddings at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center typically cost a minimum of $17,000. That includes exclusive use of the entire venue for two nights with 46 guests in double occupancy rooms (we have space for additional guests at an additional cost), five home-cooked delicious meals, use of a conference room and an optional guided naturalist activity.

    Included in the minimum cost is a $4,000 Coordination/Staffing Fee that covers the cost of staffing associated with planning and coordinating the event. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the dates on our calendar.

    Our mission is to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. Proceeds from your wedding or commitment ceremony benefit our youth education programs.


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    For more information, contact Andriana Fletcher, Group Rentals Coordinator, at (206) 526-2565 or

    Upcoming Group Rentals Programs

    October 3-5
    Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
    For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or

    November 13-23
    Remote Medical International Remote Medicine Upgrade & Recertification (RMUR) Course
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    November 28-30
    Yoga, Nature, and More: Refresh Your Perspective
    For details and registration: (425) 271-0200 or

    December 8-12
    Remote Medical International Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider (RMAP) Course
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    Available Dates

    2014 Dates:

    October 31; November 1-2; 23-26; December 1-7; 12-23.

    2015 Dates:

    January 4-16; February 13-15; 25-27; March 6-8; 13-15; 20-22; 27-29; April 3-5; 10-12; 24-26; May 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; 22-25; June 5-7; 12-19; 21-25; 29-30; July 1-3; 6-12; 19-24; 26-31; August 2-6; 9-14; 16-21;24-28; September 18-20; October 16-18; 23-25; November 22-25; 30; December 1-6; 11-23 

    Please contact or (206) 526-2565 to learn more about these dates. Other dates get made available through the year, so don't hesitate to ask!