Crystal Mountain Resort




Crystal Mountain first opened for skiing in 1962 with 2 rope tows and a double chairlift, and grew slowly over the first few decades. Today it’s Washington’s largest ski resort with 11 lifts and the only 8-passenger Gondola in the State. If you are planning a wedding for 50 – 400 people then consider Crystal Mountain Resort, located just 6 miles from the northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Surround yourself with lush forests, colorful wildflowers and gorgeous alpine scenery. Say “I do” at 6,872’ with Mt. Rainier as your witness on the Mt. Rainier Platform. You and up to 200 guests will enjoy a scenic gondola ride up to the mountain-top ceremony platform along with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier prominently set as your backdrop. On a clear day you can see 5 active volcanoes from the top of the gondola. If you are looking for a rustic mountain ceremony, consider the Bullwheel with its high vaulted ceilings, heavy timber beams, and floor to ceiling window backdrops with far and wide views of the resort. For an outdoor wedding surrounded by mountains and closer to the ground, the Sundeck is idyllic. This scenic open-aired ceremony or reception venue, located out front of our base lodge, is surrounded with a clear glass enclosure offering endless views of East Peak, Gold Hills, meadows of tall mountain grasses and seasonal wildflowers, as well as the Mt. Rainier Gondola line.

Venue Style


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $5,000 for a reception only wedding and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rental fee ranges from $6,000 to $8,000 for a ceremony and reception. The rental fee ranges from $5,000 to $6,000 for a ceremony only wedding. There is also a food and beverage minimum and guest count minimum of 50 applied to all events. An additional hour can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Crystal Mountain Resort is estimated at between $11,326 and $20,434 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight