Special Occasion Links
For those holding special events at Anderson Lodge, here are some links to websites of vendors. Many of our clients have requested suggestions and information regarding weddings and special events. Most all these vendors have been to Anderson Lodge or we have personal experience with them. We feel comfortable recommending the services these vendors provide.
A Beautiful Ceremony NW will work with you to create a custom ceremony from the heart that will be a reflection of your story and an expression of your commitment to each other. As ordained non-denominational wedding officiants, Rev. Steve Sharp or Rev. Leslie Sharp (Your choice) will add that personal touch that will make your ceremony memorable and unique. They support marriage equality and even speak Spanish! They are such wonderful people, we know you will love working with them!!!
Let Elissa tell your story. Her photography will exquisitely illustrate your very special day. She will capture those quiet moments and create a memory to last a lifetime. Tell her your story. How did you and your person meet? What do you adore about each other? Why is photography important to you? Elissa will follow your vision of your wedding creating an album filled with timeless memories that will tug at your heartstrings and help you relive the emotions of the day every time you look at it.
Cindy Blixt of 5 Star Catering is the preferred caterer at Anderson Lodge. Although we no longer have catering as a part of our rental packages, our groups choose to self-cater or utilize our preferred caterer. Cindy receives enthusiastic positive reviews from everyone who has her cater. She is able to provide any recipe from BBQ to plated meals to lavish buffets. You will be in direct contact with her to choose your buffet selections. She is happy to create menus to accommodate dietary needs such as gluten-free, vegan & vegetarian, etc. Be prepared for non-stop rave reviews if you have her cater for your event.
The best decision we ever made was having Cindy and 5 Star Catering provide a Street Taco buffet at a family wedding. It was the most amazing Mexican buffet I have ever seen or tasted. I was in love with her yummy tomatillo salsa. Everything was homemade and made to perfection. Compliments from our guests continued for months after the event. The Olson Family Reunion last year brought our families together from Hawaii to Virginia. We had an incredible time but having Cindy provide our meals was genius. She spoiled us with her Swedish soups, Scandinavian smorgåsbord and my, oh my, her desserts! By the end of our reunion, it was like she was part of the family. If you are lucky enough to have her cater, we know you will be shouting from the rooftops as well!
Cindy of 5 Star Catering not only prepares amazing buffets but she is so talented in the presentation of her dishes. She had a multitude of wedding decor and supplies for your event. We often hear comments on how warm and welcoming she is. She is a gem! Cindy has years of experience catering for events of all kinds. Again, she is a very qualified caterer and has been to our facility many, many times.
PDX MOBILE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Want awesome music and entertainment at your wedding? Look no further. This company has it all. From the beginning of your event to the last dance of the evening; you can rest easy that your guests will be dazzled. Picking the perfect music for your fist dance, parent dances, wedding party dance and other slow songs is a difficult task. Their Wedding DJ’s and Music Services staff have compiled a list of 50 First Dance Songs, 25 Parent Dance Songs and a few others to make this task easier. Please feel free to contact them for more information about their services. They are amazing people to deal with! They made our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding a truly wonderful event. They even provided a photo booth for guests during the reception. It was incredible to have them take care of everything; from the pre-ceremony music, the ceremony, the dining background music to the lively reception. It was fantastic.
SWEETHEART BAKING COMPANY (formerly: NANA’S TINY CAKES)
Sweetheart Baking Company takes great pride in making the very best, custom, and whimsical desserts! This gem of a bakery makes the best cupcakes ever and has a great selection of flavors. The shop is located in Vancouver, WA. They have amazing displays of gourmet cupcakes and delicious mini cakes for cutting. They happily provide tastings for you. Call to arrange an appointment to sample these tiny cakes. They will gladly drive up to the Lodge and set up the cupcakes for your reception. They are wonderful to work with and can accommodate any wedding size!
RIDGEFIELD FLORAL AND GIFTS
Ridgefield Floral has been hand-delivering premium floral arrangements and gift baskets to help strengthen relationships, give love and support, and celebrate life’s special moments since 1996. From birthdays to weddings to commemorating a loved one, and every little “just because” moment in between, we strive to make these moments extra special. Contact us now for your FREE floral consultation.
“Hammie” the Photo Booth
Hammie is a fully restored 1964 Cardinal “canned ham” trailer. This charming little “glamper” is the only one of its kind… He’s a vintage photo booth trailer! Hammie is sure to be the life of the party. So treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind experience with this unique, hip, retro photo booth!
RV SHARE VANCOUVER, WA
Want to provide your own private space when you are staying at Anderson Lodge? This website has RV rentals! Options include: Luxury Class A Diesel Pushers, Class B Camper Vans, Class C Motorhomes, and Travel Trailers. Browse site, pick out your RV, rent it, drive up to your wedding/retreat/reunion and stay in your private little “home” for your event. Easy peasy! RV rentals on this site are from both private owners and RV dealerships. Every rental booked online through RVSHARE comes with 24-hour travel concierge and roadside assistance! This provides peace of mind while you’re out on the road. If you get a flat tire or if you have questions about your RV, someone is always there to help you.
3 LEG TORSO (musicians)
3 Leg Torso’s charming and sophisticated blend of world and chamber music has long been regarded as one of the Northwest’s premiere ensembles. Since forming in 1996, the ensemble has performed for hundreds of weddings and special events along the West and East coasts of the United States. Winners of Oregon Bride Magazine’s 2006 “Best Ceremonial Music” award, the ensemble has traveled as far as Thailand to perform a wedding ceremony. They may be hired in different configurations, depending on your budget and needs: starting with a duo of violin and accordion (best suited for ceremonial music), all the way to a world class quintet that offers classy and beautiful music for your cocktail hour and for your reception.
Monroe Photography excels in special occasion photography. Your wedding day is one of the most important moments of your life. You’ve dreamed of this day and now let Monroe Photography capture the beginning of your forever together. Contact them today for a Free, no pressure, consultation.
They’re your moments… Small details are what make a wedding truly special. Months and often years of planning are invested to create a day that truly represents the love and commitment a couple shares for one another. Fotovitae documents these moments and details in an unobtrusive photo journalistic approach. Wedding, engagement and custom packages available throughout the northwest. We have some very happy couples that have chosen Fotovitae!
Class Act Events
Since 1987, Class Act Event Coordinators, Inc. has been serving clients throughout the Northwest. Susan Adkins, an event coordinator, has facilitated weddings at Anderson Lodge and we would highly recommend her. Class Act’s team of coordinators has designed some of the most creative and memorable corporate and private events in the area. These events include Weddings, Conferences, Business Meetings, Seminars, Ground Breakings, Auctions and Galas, Company Picnics, Legislative Events, Open Houses, Retirements, Appreciations, Holiday Events, and Private Dinner Events.
Barclay Event Rental
This family owned and operated event rental company has made weddings and parties their main enjoyment. Serving the greater Portland Metro area for rental and event needs, the goal is to make sure that you have the best rental experience possible whether your event is 5 people or 500 people. Some of the services include: Equipment rental, rental equipment recommendations, event design and layout ideas, site evaluation as well as a personalized CAD drawing, delivery, setup and tear down. Be sure to check out the extensive website of rental possiblities and prices.
Clark County Benign Band
This all volunteer band plays fabulous music all for a good cause, fighting cancer. Donations, minimum amount of $300, all go to the American Cancer Society. Not only are they passionate for their cause, they are amazingly talented musicians. They can hired for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, company parties, and celebrations of all kinds. this year they performed at the local Relay for Life! We were fortunate enough to have them entertain us at our anniversary party at Anderson Lodge Hilltop House. It was the perfect touch to our wonderful celebration. You can contact them by calling George Parsons at 360 882 1338 or Wayne Hoffman at 360 247 5620.
They play concerts/festivals, weddings, parties and bnai mitzvahs. Their “get up and dance” upbeat acoustic music is a mix of swing, Celtic, klezmer and bluegrass. Vocals feature Jessica Bartlett’s warm, beautiful voice. You can request music from any genre – they will work with you to customize the song list to include your favorites if desired. They are also available for solo work – piano or guitar; jazz or classical. To book or make inquiries, please email Steven at email@example.com.
At Bloomsury the floral design embodies the joy of living in the Northwest. You will immediately be captivated by their innovative designs inspired by nature. Starting with the initial meeting of the wedding consultation to the moment you walk down the aisle you will appreciate the fine attention to detail and personlized service. From bouquets to the ceremony to the reception, Bloomsbury strives to create a one-of-a-kind day for you, your family and friends.
Marriage License Information
You may go to any court house in Washington to obtain a marriage license to be used throughout the state of Washington. This website is the Cowlitz County website with helpful facts about requirements.
We can recommend Diane Blixt, as a Wedding Coordinator and she is amazing! At Anderson Lodge Events, the goal of an event planner is to make your vision for your special day a stress-free reality. Some couples like a coordinator to handle everything from “I will” to “I do,” while others just need to be directed to some great local resources. She will provide whatever level of assistance you need. Generally, there are three levels of service: Consulting, Event Coordination, and Full Service Planning, but all services are fully customizable. She is VERY familiar with the both the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House and is experienced in event planning. Unlike other traditional planners, she helps facilitate the full event, not just the ceremony and reception. From Ideas to Full Service you are in good hands. Diane Blixt is GREAT! Ask us for her contact information.
Pacific Perks is a mobile, made-to-order catering service offering espresso, omelet, quesadilla, panini, ice cream and fruit smoothie bars. Our specialty carts come to your event when you need us and where you need us. We cater to you specifically to make your event a complete success. We are a “coffee-shop-on-wheels” and we are the best in brewing your favorite espresso drinks made-to-order just how you like them. Enjoy the elegance of espresso served to you by your very own personal barista who takes care of your event from start to finish. Let Pacific Perks enhance your Wedding and reception! Perfect for events of all kinds! Side note: Pacific Perks have been to our Lodge and offer a great service. A recent bride had waffles and espresso for her final meal before they departed. Great idea.