Wedding & Commitment Ceremonies

Nestled among the ancient forests, glacial lakes, and towering mountains of Olympic National Park, NatureBridge provides a beautiful natural setting to celebrate.

NatureBridge at Olympic
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363

Your Wedding Weekend

Thank you so much for choosing to host your special event with us in Olympic National Park.  We’ve put together the resources you need to streamline the planning process.  Please look over the contents below.  If you need additional information, please call or e-mail as directed in the sections below.

Rosemary Inn Built by craftsmen at the turn of the 20th Century, this renovated lodge includes the dining room, cedar room meeting space, and a cozy library (perfect for a dressing room) overlooking the campus grounds along the shores of Lake Crescent.

Outdoor Spaces You will have exclusive use of our campus during your event.  For decorations, you are limited only by the natural beauty, your own creativity and a few campus and Olympic National Park regulations. 

Storm King Hall   Our simple classroom and conference building provides a large indoor space for off-season weddings.

Lodging To maximize the event experience, your guests are welcome to stay in our cabins.  Between our standard dormitory style cabins and our historic cabins, we have enough lodging on campus for approximately 70 to 150 people. If some of your guests have upscale taste, Lake Crescent Lodge is next door (be sure to let them know we referred you, and book a block of rooms in advance).  Alternatively, Port Angeles is less than thirty miles away and offers many hotels or Bed & Breakfasts.

As the big weekend approaches, no doubt you have many questions!  We hope most of them will be answered in the documents provided below.  After you’ve looked them over, please feel free to e-mail the Facility Director Al Watkins or call 360-928-3720 with any additional questions.

Sample Wedding Weekend: provides you with an overview of the framework of your wedding weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions: this document answers most of the general questions.

Checklist: this will walk you through the important deadlines specific to hosting your wedding on our campus.

Cabin Assignment: this helps you assign cabins to your guests and is important information for us to plan linen and cabin preparation.

Facilities Information: this answers most of your questions about the details of our facility from the number of outlets available to the measurements of the tables and the number of plates, wine glasses, etc.

Event Recommendations: we have compiled some of our favorite recommendations from music to flowers and wedding cakes to rental facilities for odds and ends.

Next steps: Are you looking for documents to prepare your guests for their visit to NatureBridge in Olympic National Park?  Find more information in “Information for Wedding Guests.”

By choosing to support your friends on their special day, you are also supporting us in our mission to connect youth to the natural world and ensure that youth from underserved communities have an opportunity to visit and learn in this fantastic place.  Thank you!

Below we have compiled a list of important information for guests visiting our campus and Olympic National Park.

Frequently Asked Questions from Guests:  this document provides guests with answers to their most commonly asked questions.

Visiting Olympic National Park: the Olympic National Park web page provides your guests with an overview of all the beautiful locations they can visit in Olympic National Park if they decide to extend their stay.

Visiting the Olympic Peninsula: this website presents area destinations, events, activities, sample itineraries, and alternative lodging options if your guests prefer less rustic accommodations.

Maps of campus and the nearby area: these maps provide your guests maps of our campus and the nearby area.

Recommendations: we have compiled a list of our own favorite activities and restaurants in case your guests plan to extend their stay.

Thank you so much for hosting your special event on our campus!  We would love your feedback so we can continue to improve our special events!

If you enjoyed yourself, below are some possibilities for visiting again or engaging with us in other ways!

Professional Development: Are you a teacher or outdoor professional?  Spend a week or weekend with other teachers in one of our professional development programs or expand your outdoor rescue skills in our Wilderness First Responder programs.

Open Enrollment Programs:  Did you fall in love with Olympic National Park?  Bring your family back to one of our family programs. Or enroll yourself (and some friends) in one of our adult educational adventure programs.

Conference or Retreat:  Want a cozy fall or winter getaway?  Bring your book club, scrap-booking club, board of directors, or other special group to our campus for an educational weekend retreat in the natural beauty of the rainforest.

To learn more or to schedule a tour of the campus, please submit our scheduling form or contact Facility Director Al Watkins at 360-928-3720 ext 16.