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Just imagine your wedding day filled with scenes of families uniting, love and commitment, music flowing across the meadow, followed by inspired cuisine, toasting and dancing. The storybook architecture of the Pavilion is at center stage with sweeping church-like beams overhead and stunning mountain vistas in all directions. The beauty of the Pavilion can only be matched by the talent in the kitchen, where it is our belief that there is a strong connection between food and the heart.

The Lodge’s Pavilion and inventory of catering equipment cover all your rental needs. Traditional or unconventional… we’re ready to go with lodging accommodations for up to 60 and receptions up to 75.

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Photos by We Are The Mitchells & Ray Photography Co.

Fort Lewis plays host to a limited number of weddings and special events each year. Below is a listing of the primary expenses and services provided by Fort Lewis:

Primary expenses

  • $4,000 site fee
  • Weddings and special events require a two-night booking of the Lodge’s 20 guest rooms. This will accommodate 40-60 overnight guests.
  • Reception costs can range between $75-120 pp depending on the number of guests, plated or heavy hor d’oevres, alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Rehearsal dinners for up to 55 in Lewis Mill Restaurant.
  • An 18% service fee on food and beverages plus applicable state and local taxes.

Fort Lewis’ Services

  • The basic facility fee includes 8 hours of consultation time
  • The Lodge’s inventory of catering equipment provides tables, chairs and place settings for up to 75 guests. 
  • Will recommend vendors including music, florist, photography, officiating, etc.
  • Manages guest room reservations at the Lodge.
  • Manager on Duty will oversees ceremony and reception set-up.


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“When was the last time you had 3,000 acres of Virginia’s finest in our own backyard?” -Eddie Nickens | 

“It’s my Shangri-la, a unique place that I recommend enthusiastically. My dictionary defines Shangri-la as a remote, idyllic hideaway where life approaches perfection. For me, that’s Fort Lewis Lodge.” -Jim Yenckel | Travel editor 
Washington Post

“Fort Lewis Lodge is one of those rare and wonderful places that celebrates life’s simple pleasures.”
 -Cassandra VanHooser | Southern Living

“We didn’t bring much – old bathing suits, sensible shoes, tons to read and expand-waist pants to accommodate fresh-from-the-garden cooking. Eating is a recreational activity here. Believe me.” – Krys Stefansky | Travel Editor, Virginian Pilot

“Furnished with country-style antiques and quilts, the Lodge’s 19 rooms look bright and cheery. On my visits I spend a lot of time bobbing around in the old fashioned swimming hole, carved at the base of a towering rock wall.” -Jim Yenckel | Budget Travel

“…the Fort Lewis Lodge is a true escape, an idyllic hideaway where all there is to do is relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this pristine 3,200 acres of meadows, forest and rivers amid the Allegheny Mountains.” -Andie Gibson |

“Hiking boots, biking shoes, paddleing sandals, chest-waders – if you visit Virginia’s Fort Lewis Lodge, your biggest problems might be packing all the footgear you’ll need.” -Eddie Nickens | 

“A country inn for guests seeking the outdoors and an opportunity for some ‘natural’ relaxation, hiking, fishing , mountain biking and swimming.” -Matt Sampson
 | Virginia Wildlife

“This western-size spread has fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking–less than four hours from Washington, D.C.” -Eddie Nickens | Men’s Journal