Wedding Questions


Q: How have weddings worked in the past? 

A: We have had weddings of all sizes and styles at Spirit Lake. Smaller events had the ceremony on the lawn using chairs or bales of straw for benches, held the reception inside the Lodge and their dance on the deck. Larger outdoor events rented their tent, tables and chairs using the Lodge for food preparation, the bridal luncheon, a place for the wedding party to dress, the reception buffet line, etc. Let your imagination run wild with possibilities. 

Q: What facility accommodates a wedding/reception? 

A: The Lodge with 2 large meeting/dining spaces, a commercial kitchen, a large party deck, and the lawn rolling to the lake's edge. We have additional facilities available for more overnight guests. 

Q: What are your policies for alcohol? 

A: You may bring your own alcohol and therefore assume the liability for you and your guests to follow Kansas Law - must be 21, drink responsibly, etc. No beer bottles in the grass as broken glass and bottle caps create hazards for guests and wildlife. We reserve the right to hold keys for guests that have over-consumed. 

Q: How does your overnight pricing work? 

A: The Lodge rents for $1500 per night (6 bedrooms {5 queen beds/18 bunk beds} 3 bathrooms (Lodge linen fee of $15 per person may apply). The Cottage rents for $500 per night (6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) and The Cedar House rents for $300 per night (5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Exclusive use of the entire facility is $2300.00 per night. Prices do not include sales tax. 

Q: What if we just want to use the Lodge for the day of the event? 

A: The day rate for the Lodge is $1100 - 8am - 11pm. All clean up and guests must depart by 11 pm or additional facility fee applies. 

Q: Is there a charge to prepare food, have a rehearsal, or decorate the day before the wedding? 

A: There is an additional fee of $400 to access the Lodge for 6 hours for food preparation, decorating, or rehearsal the day before your event. If available, this basically gives you use of the Lodge for 2 days. 

Q: Can we prepare our own food at the Lodge? 

A: Yes. The commercial kitchen for you or your caterer is part of the rental fee. Please clean what you use, sweep floor, remove trash and leftovers. 

Q: Do you provide tables and chairs? 

A: The lodge fee includes the indoor use of the 12 round tables and 72 black chairs on the main floor and the 7 large rectangle tables and 58 gray chairs available in the lower level. There are 10 indoor/outdoor folding tables available at no additional charge. 

Q: Are candles allowed? 

A: Unless we are in a fire ban situation, votive style candles may be used with pre-approval - we will note this on your contract. 

Q: Are artificial flower petals allowed to be dropped in the grass? 

A: No- Artificial petals will not break down. Only real flower petals are allowed.



Event Agreement