Sample Wedding Schedule

Based on our previous wedding experiences, here is a suggested schedule of events for your special day:

Reception in the Atrium     A Wedding Dining Table Setup
Photography by: McLachlan Studios and John Bello Weddings

Ceremony begins at 3:00 or 3:30pm and is approximately 30 minutes in duration

The ceremony normally takes place on the main sundeck, with the ocean as your backdrop.

Wedding Reception at 3:30 or 4:00pm until dinner service
The reception should start almost immediately after the completion of the ceremony. It can take place outdoors on our covered atrium, or on the lower sundeck. Sparkling wine, bar service and tray passed hors d'oeuvres can also begin.

The couple will typically have their wedding photos taken on the property. If your photographer is new to the Lodge, please have them conduct a site visit of the property to identify the best spots for your pictures.

  A Wedding Cake   Decorations in the Dining Room
Photography by: Jennifer Picard Photography and John Bello Weddings

Wedding Dinner at 6:00- 9:00pm
We ask that guests arrive promptly for the meal service to ensure the freshness and quality of the meal. 

Cake Cutting
Once you have determined the schedule for your dinner service (speeches, toasts and presentations) we can establish the best time for the cake-cutting ceremony.

The Dining Room Setup for a Wedding   The Atrium Setup for a Wedding Reception  

Dessert & Coffee Service Buffet at 8:15pm
Wedding cake and dessert servings, as well as coffee & tea, set buffet-style.

Post Dinner Reception & Dance at 9:00pm
The dance takes place in the lower lounge and the adjoining outdoor deck (weather permitting).

Please note that the main dining room will close to guests shortly after dinner is finished. Bar service will be provided in the lower lounge during the dance. Bar service closes at 12:00pm and the lower lounge closes at 1:00am.

Breakfast Service
Breakfast will be served from 7:00am to 11:00 am in the dining room.

Check-out time is 11:00am

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West Coast Wilderness Lodge is a romantic and intimate wedding venue in the village of Egmont on the Sunshine Coast.