West Virginia State Parks’ expansive spaces, friendly services and breathtaking views offer the ideal setting for your wedding, reception, honeymoon or anniversary.
On August 21, 2016, (1-3 p.m.), eight West Virginia lodge parks will host bridal open houses. These events are free and present excellent opportunities to meet with local vendors. Samples and refreshments are also available.
While all five of these venues offer amenities particular to their location, they share the same goal: ensuring that your special day is beautiful, effortless and affordable.
Blackwater Falls State Park
With its scenic overlooks and breathtaking falls, Blackwater Falls State Park marks the perfect spot for weddings of all seasons. Come see for yourself. On August 21, the park will offer tours of its facilities accompanied by price listings for meals, receptions and cabins. Prices for local vendors such as florists, bakers and DJs will also be readily available, in addition to photos of past weddings performed at Blackwater Falls. For more information, contact Lois Reed at 304-259-5216.
Cacapon Resort State Park
Encompassing more than 6,000 acres of beautiful trails, lakes and reservoirs, Cacapon Resort State Park provides the perfect setting for a West Virginia wedding. Visit this expo to learn about vendors and specialty products, including bridal and tuxedo shops, florists, photographers, DJs, specialty cakes and favors, registry shops and printers. Cacapon Resort State Park personnel will offer samples of in-house catering services and host tours of lodge rooms and cabins. For more information, contact Casey Blake at 304-258-1022.
Chief Logan Lodge
Its spacious indoor and outdoor settings, picturesque gazebo and capacity for hosting large receptions make Chief Logan Lodge the perfect spot for your fairytale wedding. Tour the facilities and guestrooms, meet with wedding-planning staff and view the wedding album to see past events at Chief Logan Lodge. For more information (or find a meeting date more suited to your schedule), contact Sheila Dingess, 304-855-6100.
Hawks Nest State Park
The scenic views of Hawks Nest State Park make it the perfect spot for a fall or spring wedding. This wedding expo will feature local vendors, price listings, tours of the facilities, and staff willing and waiting to make your dreams a reality. For more information, contact Kathy Kincaid at 304-658-5196.
North Bend State Park
North Bend State Park provides wedding parties with the ideal location and excellent service. Explore menus and prices, get planning tips and see photos of past weddings at North Bend. In addition to connecting with local vendors, Event Coordinator Kristi Steed will be on hand to meet individually with brides-to-be to begin planning the perfect day. Contact Kristi Steed for more information, 304-643-2931.
Pipestem Resort State Park
At Pipestem Resort State Park, you will find the staff eager and excited to talk with you about your wedding plans and show you available facilities and services, complete with a lodge room and cabin tour. For more information, contact Dale McLaughlin, 304-466-1800.
Twin Falls Resort State Park
Twin Falls Resort State Park’s courtyard will be decorated for a wedding and its Azalea Room arranged as the ideal reception space. Come check out the services available, including (but certainly not limited to) chairs and chair covers, tables, tents and arches. Vendors include photographers, dress shops, a cakery, makeup specialists, health management and more. For more information, contact Novella Cook, 304-294-4000.
Tygart Lake State Park
If you’re searching for a breathtaking backdrop to your perfect day, look no further than Tygart Lake State Park. Centered on a serene lake, the park offers a host of picturesque indoor and outdoor locations and a staff eager and excited to help you with all your wedding preparations. The wedding expo here will offer a variety of local vendor and park price listings, complete with tours of the property and photographs of the park’s past weddings. For more information, contact Nichole Streets at 304-265-6144.