Whether you’re from the Kenai Peninsula looking for a wedding venue close to home, or a couple in search of a destination wedding in the Last Frontier, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with The Cannery Lodge.

Whether you’re from the Kenai Peninsula looking for a wedding venue close to home, or a couple in search of a destination wedding in the Last Frontier, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with The Cannery Lodge.



There are multiple locations on-site to exchange vows and host a reception (see the details about all of our spaces) but the most popular place to exchange rings is on the Wedding Deck on the Kenai River. This venue is perfect for any couple looking for a private, outdoor space for their big day. Add an archway (we’ve got that covered) and a touch of florals to create the perfect backdrop.

Menu options range from 7-course catered meals, camp-style meal plans, boxed-lunch catering, as well as off-site food services. Our chefs can help come up with a customized menu for your event to make sure everyone’s taste buds are satisfied.

We are equipped with a full bar to host your events or help you wind down at the end of the day. We have the liquor license covered so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Cheers!

We’re confident that the spaces available at The Cannery Lodge will check all your wedding venue boxes. If we’re missing something from your “must-have” list, give us a call! The checklist below references typical events held at our lodge, but we plan custom celebrations all the time. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to provide it.

Lodging: You and your guests can book rooms on-site, so you can keep the celebration going for days. The Cannery Lodge has 29 rooms in total for your guests. We’ll work with you to provide a reduced rate for anyone booking a stay for your wedding.

Affordability: Call us to talk about pricing for your specific wedding day needs. We are happy to work with you to make sure you get everything you want while staying on budget.

Functionality: We know you have a vision for your wedding and reception and we want to work with you to make it come to life. We will help you move tables and chairs and do whatever we can to make sure the room looks exactly how you want it.

Catering: Our in-house chefs will work with you to create a customized menu. If you’ve already found a caterer you love, you may use them instead with a set-up fee for use of our commercial kitchen.

Fully-stocked bar: We have a fully-stocked bar and a certified bartender to work your event.

Entertainment: We regularly work with musicians and DJs to coordinate entertainment for events. We’ll make sure whoever you book has everything they need.

Full access: You’ll have access to the spaces you book the morning of your event, so you’ll have plenty of time to set up and make sure every decoration is in place. If you want to get in earlier, we’ll do our best to accommodate you, just let us know.

Troubleshooting: If you’re hoping to use one of our outdoor spaces, we’ll work with you to make sure we have a backup plan in place in case of rain or poor weather. There are a number of local companies that we can connect you with for tent rentals.

Party rentals: Don’t worry about carting tables, chairs or linens to Kenai, we’ve got it covered. We have tables in a variety of heights and sizes with linens. We can help you make a table layout to optimize our spaces for your event. We can provide for groups of 60 or less, for larger parties we can recommend local rental companies.  

Call us today, we’d love to talk about ways to customize our event spaces for your wedding!