Special Occasion Links
For those holding SPECIAL EVENTS at Anderson Lodge, here are some links to the 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. After our 2 family weddings, I feel stronger than ever about choosing vendors who have experience with our facility. Please choose these vendors. You will not be sorry.
ELISSA DELINE PHOTOGRAPHY
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. After having Elissa as a photographer for several of our events, I know I will never use anyone else.
FIVE STAR CATERING
Cindy Blixt of 5 Star Catering is the preferred caterer at Anderson Lodge. Our clients may choose to self-cater or utilize our preferred caterer. Cindy Blixt, the owner, receives enthusiastic positive reviews from everyone who has her cater. Cindy and her team are 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 praise 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 bar for our son and daughter-in-law’s 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!
Our daughter’s weekend wedding in 2021 was absolutely perfect and once again Cindy went above and beyond our expectations. We had her cater other meals for the whole weekend. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the bagel, lox and cream cheese breakfast bar. The whole weekend was made even more wonderful by her delightful meals. Family-style grazing tables are very popular. Or maybe you would like a more traditional meal with perhaps salmon and chicken choices, side dishes and a selection of salads. Themed buffets that are fully customizable are always an excellent choice. You will have fun creating your meals with Cindy for your special event.
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. No need to seek out a wedding supply company, she has many, many supplies for a wedding. 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. Let 5 Star Catering bring your family together through the art of cooking.
MOJO RANCH PETAL AND BRANCH
Looking for a local florist? Look no further. MoJo Ranch in Woodland, WA provides it all. Not only does MoJo Ranch raise beautiful flowers but they specialize in seasonal bouquets and arrangements for weddings and events of all kinds. Jody Feris, the owner, offers a consultation with the client, customized design proposal, beautiful blooms, delivery to venue, and set-up on-site. Message from Jody: Flowers flowers flowers! Love to get to spread happiness through nature’s colors. I look forward to making someone special smile!
POWER OF LOVE EVENT RENTAL AND DESIGN
Meet Power of Love Event Rentals! They are a family-owned and operated business located in Portland, Oregon, offering personalized and unique rentals, decor, and coordination services for weddings and events in the Pacific Northwest. Browse the website to see some awesome pieces perfect for your event or set up an appointment to view items in their warehouse. They offer delivery or pick up, set up and tear down services if you wish. Their passion is weddings. Let Erin and Elaine take your vision and bring it all together. Their goal is to create an event that reflects every couple’s personality. With love, all things are possible! They are very familiar with Anderson Lodge. Don’t plan a wedding without them!
IMAGES BY ERICA LYNN
Want to find someone local? Erica Lynn Photography is located in Woodland, WA! Take a look at her gallery and you can see why couples choose her to capture their special day. All wedding packages include a pre-wedding consultation via email, phone, or in person and unlimited communication throughout the entire process from the beginning to the end. Erica will not only provide you with the highest quality of services but an enjoyable experience to go with it. It’s about creating images that will make you laugh, cry and smile as you look back and remember your day. She offers a special surprise for Anderson Lodge couples. Let Erica capture those precious moments that you’ll treasure forever!
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 first dance, parent dances, wedding party dance and other slow songs is a difficult task. Their Wedding DJ’s and Music Services staff will guide you through music choices for your whole event. 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. This year we chose Teresa Nikkila and her staff to coordinate the ceremony, dining and reception music for our daughter’s wedding. 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. The music ties your whole event together. Let them customize your special day to tell the story of the two of you.
“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 photojournalistic approach. Wedding, engagement and custom packages are available throughout the northwest. We have some very happy couples that have chosen Fotovitae!
Marriage License Information
You may learn all about the requirements and information about ceremonies using this link. The couple should read the packet thoroughly. It tells you exactly what to do to obtain a license and what is required. The packet should be given to your officiant as well.
Start this process early. Do not apply for your marriage license at the last minute Be sure to check out the Cowlitz County Marriage License page for an application and information about fees, timeline and other details. Our lodge is in Cowlitz County.
Diane Blixt Event Planning
We can recommend Diane Blixt, as a Wedding Coordinator and she is amazing! She is our preferred event planner. 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 both the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House and is experienced in event planning.
She helped with our recent weddings held at the Lodge. She had great ideas of what to do where, where the best photo shoots were, and ideas for set up and displays. She coordinated all the vendors and food for the wedding party as well as the whole reception. And the list goes on. I never could have organized it all myself. She kept us all organized during the photography sessions with family and the bridal party. She greeted vendors and finalized their setup. From the flowers to the festive meal, she did it all AND on time! She is so familiar with the property that she has many insights that most event planners would not have. She is very talented. Unlike other traditional planners, she is able to facilitate the full event, not just the ceremony and reception. From Ideas to Full Service you are in good hands. Diane Blixt is GREAT! Want the wedding of your dreams? Let Diane create it for you! Her email is dianeblixt@gmail.
Pacific Perks – Your personal cafe
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.
Epic Experiences, LLC – Professional DJ and A/V services
Epic Experiences founder Jason Timm is a long-time friend of ours. He is familiar with both the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House. Epic Experiences is NOT your typical DJ company. They go above and beyond to make all of your wedding day dreams come true. Weddings are meant for a lifetime which means you have but one chance to celebrate this very special day with your friends and family. Services include acting as a host for the ceremony, dinner/cocktail hour, and reception, bringing a professional music library that is not limited by internet connection quality, as well as creating a spectacular light show for the dance environment and more. They have all of the professional services, A/V equipment, technical capabilities, and entertainment options you need to make your wedding day truly EPIC!