We have TWO Openings for 2021! June 4-6 and September 24-26!
3 Day Weekend w/ Lodging, RV & Camping
WELCOMEto Rustic River Wedding & Venue
Enter our 10 acre venue through a half-mile of ancient forest and cedar groves, only to be inspired even further as it opens up to surround you by massive timbers, open fields, and over 900 feet of river frontage. A robust crystal clear creek also runs along our southern border, as well as the water canals that wind around the barn and throughout the venue itself. Our tranquil setting offers ample space, beautiful photo opportunities, and the perfect memories for your fairy-tale day.
Our 5,000 square foot barn has been standing tall (over 50′ actually) since 1899! All of the barn wood is the original wood it was built with, with the exception of the flooring, which we had to replace for safety reasons. We did replace it with the same tree family and size of the original floor in order to keep as much of the original look as possible. Naturally, this is one of our favorite features of the property and we are sure you will fall head over heals in love with it as well. The Barn also houses a covered, attached area for catering.
Take your first steps as a married couple, down our NEW 50′ pillar pergola! Made out of solid 10′ beams, it is strung with Edison lights, offers rustic archways, lit by the perfect lighting to set the ambiance for your fairy-tale wedding. You choose how to use the pergola: line your tables under the pergola for a very unique, classy dining experience; put your head tables under it; or use it for your ceremony and say your “I DO’s” under the grand arbor. The pergola is a staple at our venue and truly sets the scene for a romantic wedding ceremony place or as a perfect photo opportunity! The HUGE terrace yard area, that hosts the pergola, is perfect to hold your ceremony or reception, offering plenty of room for a large gathering of guests.
We knew the garden-turned-courtyard would be absolutely gorgeous for hosting wedding ceremonies and it most definitely is! At the east end of the garden, grape vines and hops droop down the arbor to reveal a peak-a-boo entrance for the bride, while the west end offers views of the river. Aligning the isle with church pews and wood benches, this courtyard is a beautiful setting that offers a close location to the bar and reception area. This ceremonial site can seat up to 200 guests with additional seating easily being able to be added on each side of the site to accommodate more guests.
The River's Edge
The scene from the Pend Oreille River’s edge is drop dead gorgeous, from dawn till dusk. Your wedding party and guests will never tire of this view. The boho arbor and log benches adds to your special day’s tranquil setting.
The 3-day over night package, allows you to further enjoy the true peace and relaxation the river has to offer. The beach and river make an elaborate background for your pre and post ceremony photos.
The Barn Out Back
This area is perfect for a ceremony or reception. The natural aging of the barn, along with the old rusty metal bridge gives the true look and feel of what Rustic is really about. Three rows of strung Edison lights offer a touch of elegance to give a nice finish to this area.
The Groomsman Cabin
From having it’s own private porch area out back overlooking the creek and beaver dams, to hosting a backgammon/poker table and vintage beer fridge; this one is sure to keep the guys entertained and allow the Bridal Party to tend to their own preparations for the day. Hosting a full bathroom with showering facilities gives the guys the freedom to enjoy the great outdoor activities and still have plenty of time to clean up without interrupting the bridal party or their private space. The inside gives a “man cabin” feel decorated with galvanized metal, deer heads and pine wood. It also has the original brick fireplace that keeps it’s 1917 cozy cabin vibe.
The farmhouse offers overnight lodging, as well as hosts the Bridal Headquarters. The Bride and Groom decide who stays in the house. It offers 3 bedrooms and a loft: offering 2 king and two queen size beds, creating sleeping accommodations for 8 in beds and several others on the futon, couches and cots. You are welcome to bring your own air mattresses as well. When you rent the facilities, you take the WHOLE house; you do not share it with the owners. The house is a full turn-key home; meaning we supply the basic necessities: dishes, towels, bedding, pots and pans, coffee pot, keurigwasher and dryer, dish soap, shampoos, soaps, etc.
*Any food/drink items will need to be supplied by the occupants.
Centrally located on the property, the bar house is equipped with multiple fridges for all beverages, chest freezer for ice bags, serving counters on both sides of the building, and space for a full serving staff.
The Bar is limited to beer, champagne and wine. No hard liquor is allowed to be served on the premises.
There is plenty room for tents or sleeping out under the stars. Being this far out of the city, we often have crystal clear skies which makes for amazing star gazing opportunities! We do not have perfectly, well-groomed areas set aside for camping, or that would take away from the true camping experience. However, the forestry is very spaced out and there are plenty of camp spots, some right along the creek! There is also camping in the open area along the Pend Oreille River if you prefer to camp in the open near the bon fire and yard games.
We are in the woods, so keeping mind that we do get the occasional wildlife, as well as ticks and mosquitoes. Plan to pack mosquito spray just in case. Pack accordingly and have a secure place to keep any food items or put them in the School House Kitchen… bears are not cute or funny when they are looking for your food.