Get married in the heart of the North Cascades

There 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 and family to the North Cascades to celebrate your special occasion. 

North Cascades Wedding
 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.

Photos above by JayLee Photography


Jason Lucas Photography

Learning Center Highlights

  • Lodging for up to 92 guests, including bed and bath linens
  • Full-service catering featuring delicious, custom-made, local and organic menus
  • Cash bar available
  • Recreational opportunities include hiking, guided naturalist activities, canoeing trips and campfires

Our LEED Silver Certified venue includes:

  • Salmonberry Dining Hall (seats up to 88)
  • Outdoor amphitheater (seats up to 100)
  • Three conference rooms (seats up to 50 people)
  • Outdoor shelters
  • Wild Ginger Library
  • Lounges in lodges
  • Audio-visual equipment and indoor screens available
  • ADA Accessible

Travel Times

    • From Seattle or Vancouver BC: 3 hours.
    • From Bellingham: 2 hours.


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 inspire and empower environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature! Proceeds from your wedding or commitment ceremony benefit our youth education programs.