Make your perfect day even more perfect by having a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony with your choice of woods, water, or both.
We genuinely are nestled in the heart of Montana. Inside or out, you are surrounded by panoramic views of our breathtaking Seeley Lake, surrounded by the Swan and Mission Mountain Ranges.
We have built our wedding packages around you. The Tamaracks Resort offers the freedom to have your wedding your way. Having an all-inclusive venue allows you to call the shots. You reserve the entire resort all 33 acres, all 17 cabins for your guests, all access to the rental shack for non-motorized equipment, no over occupancy fees, no hidden costs. Everything we have to offer is included in your package.
The Tamaracks Resort can host an outdoor wedding as elegant or as casual as you want for a group of up to 200 people. Hold your reception in our covered pavilion or in the woodland venue where you can prepare your own food, or have it prepared for you by one of the many catering services we can suggest.
We are more than cabins, more than a little place on the lake, more than a forest, more than a destination. We are that magical place under the towering Tamarack trees, on the shores of beautiful Seeley Lake, nestled in the heart of Montana.
Completely unique in our space and amenities.
I. Our Amenities
Raised Platform 14' x 16'
20 benches seating 10 people each | 200 people
Rustic Chic Portable Restroom Tent
Access to power
3 portable fire-pits
Year-round: naturally landscaped grounds & amazing forest view with Seeley Lake peaking between the trees
We do not have seating for the waterfront venue.
A plumbed restroom is close to the office + Rustic Chic Portable Restroom Tent
Access to power
Bistro lights around the yard area
Year-round naturally landscaped grounds, beautiful views of Seeley Lake and the Mission Mountains
Exclusive venue for 2 days (lodging for up to 130 people on the property)
Full access to the Rental Shack (minus motor equipment)
Firewood for large group gathering areas
BIG Event Box: from tea lights and table cloths to chaffing ware and portable heaters. If Tamaracks Resort has it and you need it, it's yours.
2 employees during ceremony and reception up until 10:pm
Minor set up and take down with an approved plan
Tamaracks Resort lies on 32 acres of waterfront property. 17 cabins, 10 RV sites, and 5 tent sites allow us to comfortable sleep 130 guests on the property. Each guest will have access to waterfront beaches, 2.5 (+) miles of on property trail systems as well as the trail that connects directly to the town's community trail system. The Rental Shack offers year-round adventure gear, non-motorized is included in your package, and the motorized is available to you and your guests. Tranquility Spa offers YOGA, and massage. You can also book dinner boat cruises for up to 9 people. Movie night is an option in the Woodland Venue one night.
Bridal Suite: Saddle Shed | Seeley
Bridesmaids Cabins: Aspen | Lakeside
Groomsman Cabins: Beach House | Bayview
Portable beverage bar
A boat full of Ice | canoe or rowboat
Bistro lighting in the Woodland Venue, Waterfront Venue, and Pavilion
state-of-the-art audio system with mic. (indoor/outdoor)
20' screen and LED projector (compatible with USB/HDMI/VGA/RCA)
II. Venue Spaces
Click on the galleries below to explore our Venue
III. Our Pricing & Packages
You can expect our venue rental, for a full capacity wedding, to range from $5,000 to $7,000. Our pricing does vary based on the day of week and time of year selected; with Friday & Saturday being our peak days and June through August being our peak months. Please tell us more about your event in our inquiry form and we will send a response along with a proposal for the venue and pricing details.
IV. Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE MAX CAPACITY OF TAMARACKS RESORT?
The venue offers a max capacity of 200 with 130 being able to stay comfortable on the property.
ARE THERE DRESSING ROOMS?
Some cabins are more friendly for staging and bridal parties. Depending on the size of your bridal party we will have an educated suggestion.
HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE FOR WEDDINGS?
Check-in for cabins/rv's/tents is 4:PM on Friday. You and your bridal party will be allowed onto the property as early as 11:am on Friday morning if you wish to start any OUTSIDE set up.
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER WEDDING THE SAME DAY?
No, we provide an exclusive all-inclusive experience for our brides and grooms. We love to be able to provide our couples exclusive access to the resort on their wedding day, so for that reason, we only host one wedding every other weekend.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION.
The Magnolia is privately located at the top of a mountain so your guests will park nearby and be escorted to the venue by a professional shuttle service. There is available parking for your vendors and a couple of family cars.
ARE THERE OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS NEARBY?
Yes we are conveniently located only 2.5 miles from the Pigeon Forge Parkway with plenty of hotel lodging as well as several cabin resorts.
IS THE MAGNOLIA PET FRIENDLY?
We understand that pets are part of the family and we welcome them here at The Magnolia. We just ask that they are crated if inside our bridal suite.
DO YOU OFFER A CEREMONY ONLY PACKAGE?
Because we host one event per day, our fee structure remains the same whether you host a ceremony, reception or both.
DO YOU REQUIRE A WEDDING PLANNER.
Yes, to ensure your day is smooth and stress free we require, at a minimum, a day of planner and we can provide you with our list of favorites.
IS THE VENUE HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED?
Yes the grand hall and bridal suite are both climate controlled.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE BUDGET OF A COUPLE GETTING MARRIED AT THE MAGNOLIA?
In general, we’ve seen the average budget for a Magnolia Couple around $20,000 for all wedding expenses (venue, wedding planner, catering, photographer, etc.).
DO YOU ALLOW GLASSWARE FOR THE BAR?
For the safety of your guests, we do not allow glassware for the bar.
DO WE NEED TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR CAN WE JUST STOP BY?
We ask that all tours be scheduled. You can schedule online by clicking here.
HOW DO WE RESERVE A DATE?
We require a signed online contract and a non refundable 50% deposit to secure your date.
ARE OUTSIDE SNACKS AND TRAYS PERMITTED?
Yes you are welcome to bring food and beverages for breakfast and lunch. Event meals however must be provided by a licensed, approved caterer.
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR ALCOHOL?
You are permitted to bring in your own alcohol, we just require you to use one of our approved bartenders (Elite on the Rocks or Single Barrel Events).
DO WE HAVE TO CHOOSE VENDORS FROM YOUR PREFERRED VENDOR LIST.
With the exception of the required bartenders, your favorite vendors are welcome. We do require that they are properly licensed and insured so we ask that you make us aware of anyone you plan to use that is not on our approved list.
ARE CANDLES ALLOWED?
Yes, candles can be a beautiful addition to your décor. For safety, we just ask that they be contained in a glass container with the wick covered.
WHAT DOES SET-UP ENTAIL?
The Magnolia team will set up all tables and chairs inside the Grand Hall per the floorplan given. The ceremony chairs for the patio are typically set up by your wedding planner the day-of.
WHAT DOES CLEAN-UP ENTAIL?
At the end of your event, we simply ask that you remove personal belongings that you have brought in and any rental items. The venue is professionally cleaned after every event.
WHEN CAN OUR RENTAL COMPANY DROP OFF AND PICK UP?
We often host multiple weddings in a weekend, so we ask for drop off and pick up that same day.
DO YOU REQUIRE EVENT INSURANCE?
We do require our couples to purchase event insurance. Event insurance protects you from liability during your event that is a result of bodily injury, personal injury or property damage
DO YOU HAVE SECURITY AT THE VENUE?
We’ve recently added a security attendant to all of our events. They are onsite only to provide added support and safety for your guests and vendors.
DO YOU ALLOW KEGS?
Due to the logistics and setup our venue, we do not allow kegs at The Magnolia.
"The Tamaracks Resort was my daughters dream wedding destination ever since she was little and it did not disappoint. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to have a wedding. It was truly my daughters dream come true and they helped make that possible."
"They made everything so easy and smooth. They helped me with everything from figuring out the tables, to finding the perfect caterer in town."
"We had family come from Virginia, Rhode Island, and Georgia and they commented on how absolutely beautiful the wedding was and how wonderful everyone at the Tamaracks Resort were."
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