Monday, January 23, 2012

Ponderosa Point- the Okanagan's ultimate wedding venue!

Driving into this rustic setting leaves me in awe of the captivating beauty and the well guarded secret of this hidden gem amongst the pines. If you are looking for the most romantic location, for a lake/beach front wedding, with a rustic and comfortable style then PONDEROSA POINT RESORT is your best bet! A precious find, but I warn you they book up at least 1-2 years in advance, especially as they only take approximately 7 weddings per season.

An absolutely breathtaking place, perfectly set on a quiet private beach on the shores of Skaha Lake, in the Okanagan, B.C. with unique and fully-equipped waterfront cottages surrounding 7 acres of landscaped grounds set amongst Ponderosa Pines. Hence the resort's name.

Weddings can only be booked from April through June 24th and September through October 31st. With 25 outstandingly comfortable cottages, each with their own rustic/earthy decor accommodating a max. of 120 of your wedding guests on location, with additional accommodations available in nearby Penticton, a 5 min. drive away. Each cabin is named after a tree varietal, such as Ash, Birch, Cedar, Elm, Fir all the way to Walnut, Poplar and Yew, and are alphabetically located around the perimeter of the shore line on the point.

Ceremonies can take place lakeside on the beach (if it's low tide in the spring) or on a beautifully grassy slope of lawn with large areas for Tenting for your reception, all nestled amongst the tall pines for shade and guest comfort. Weddings are required to book the whole resort so as not to disturb other guests, and for a 2 day minimum.

(above): Photo credit Kevin Dunn Photography

(Above and Below): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

(Above): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

So for a wedding location that encompasses not only a perfectly tranquil beachfront setting as well as multiple activities available on site or just a few short minutes to golfing, horseback riding, wineries etc., this resort has it all. No wonder it is so popular with Okanagan Destination couples. Book early and don't miss out. This venue will leave you and your guests breathless and talking about your Okanagan wedding for years to come. What glorious memories. Check them out at Ponderosa Point Resort.

(Above): Photo credit to Glen Durrell Photography

Owner/Coordinator, A Stylish Affair - Wedding and Event Planning
Your Okanagan Destination specialist