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Venues and Catering in Bigfork, MT,
(406) 837-2231

About Us

Atanaha Event Center is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Bigfork, Montana. This full-service and picturesque banquet hall sits among the trees at the base of the Swan Mountains. A 30-minute drive from Kalispell, it’s private location will provide you and your guests with a relaxed atmosphere in which to celebrate.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples, joined by up to 300 guests, can wed on the 12-acre property of the Atanaha Event Center. Outdoor ceremonies among the trees offer a glimpse of the mountains through the branches. Inside the 4,000-square-foot lodge, couples will find a vast open dance floor space with classic decor, including cathedral ceilings, a 20-foot rock fireplace, and polished wooden columns. The venue also includes a full-service cocktail bar. Couples can also choose to host their reception outside, with tables and chairs set up among the trees. Couples and their wedding party can make use of the Bridal Suite and newly renovated Groom’s Barn before the celebrations. The Bridal Suite is located away from the lodge to ensure privacy, and the Groom’s Barn features wood flooring, a poker table, and video games.

Services Offered

Atanaha Event Center is a venue suitable for weddings both large and small, and will help you to create a truly memorable event. Their experienced wedding coordination team will assist you in turning your visions into a reality and implementing your plans on the big day. Wedding packages include in-house catering and bar services, and the venue is open to working with outside vendors for other elements of your celebration. Other services available include:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Guest parking
  • Wireless internet access


The venue’s in-house catering team can provide a selection of menus that offer large variety allowing you to choose foods that fit your vision and tastes. The venue’s chef prepares local cuisine that can be modified to accommodate gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, organic, vegan, or vegetarian requests. In-house bar services include the option of a cash or open bar at the reception. Bartenders, a champagne toast, house wine, premium liquor, specialty wine, and a signature drink are also available through the venue’s bar services.


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  • Make no mistakes about it... the venue is beautiful! They also do in house catering, and the food was great. A few missteps along the way. I (the bride) was called day before our wedding saying one of the beers we ordered wasn’t available (we submitted our order before the deadline ) I asked them to ask the distributor for something similar or call the groom because I was at a shower, next day instead of 3 Montana kegs like we paid for, ordered, and fit the theme of Montana beers and Washington wine we had 2 kegs, bottled Kona brewery, and white claw. We didn’t have a wedding planner but I sent the timeline in advance and left a copy with the coordinator, but it was still me who told the staff to stop passing appetizers and serving because people were supposed to be getting seated to start dinner and it was my dad that whistled and made the announcement. We didn’t ask to have the top tier of our cake saved... but we didn’t think we had to. They cut up the top that we though... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,600.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,420.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 2,600.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 2,420.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Plated, Server(s)

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Open Bar, Signature Drink

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, October, November, December

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