Weddings

HUGE WEDDING SALE
FOR SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

TAKE 15% OFF MAY 3 OR 4 DAY WEDDINGS FOR 2024

TAKE 25% OFF JUNE 3 OR 4 DAY WEDDINGS FOR 2024

THAT’S 25% OFF SUMMER SOLSTICE 2024 WEEKEND WEDDING PACKAGE!

This Just In

GAME CHANGER FOR OUR VENUE! This 40x 60 clear event tent with lighting and 15×15 dance floor is now up on a platform floor with the grass turf and will be included in pricing for all bookings moving forward. No need to rent your tent at our venue any longer!

2024/25 Wedding Pricing

The Only Kenai Wedding Venue To Say Vows Directly On The River Bank….

Print The Lodge Manifest

iCloud Free Wedding Decor Photos

OFFERING TOURS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!
CAN’T GET TO THE LODGE FOR A TOUR? WE DO FACETIME TOURS ALL THE TIME!

 Alaskan Shotgun Weddings….

Fast, Affordable

Yet Still Classy

2024

INCREDIBLY LOW 2024 APRIL, MAY, & JUNE DISCOUNTED PRICES
BOOK NOW – THESE DISCOUNTS WON’T LAST!

*Kenai Peninsula Borough Sales Tax & Processing Fee will be added to totals above.

Payment Terms: 50% of the total is normally due upon booking to secure your dates for your wedding, and the remaining 50% balance is due six months prior to the wedding date. However, if you need help paying that way, we can make any custom payment arrangement with you upon owner approval. Checks not accepted. Quickbooks invoice payment uses a credit card or a bank transfer (which is just like writing a check but instead entering the routing number and account number).

OUR NEW MENU OF WEDDINGS

“DAY OF” WEDDINGS:

1. THE QUICK DRAW MCGRAW WEDDING (5 hours)
short, sweet, cheap
“DAY OF” WINTER & SPRING WEDDINGS/EVENTS
NOVEMBER thru mid-MAY
*the even shorter version of our new “DAY OF” Alaskan Shotgun Weddings-more like an Elopement*

2. THE ALASKAN SHOTGUN WEDDING (10 hours)
fast, affordable, yet still classy!
“DAY OF” SUMMER WEDDINGS/EVENTS INCLUDING SOCKEYE SEASON
mid-MAY thru OCTOBER
*the longer “DAY OF” Alaskan Shotgun Weddings….because SIZE matters*

“DESTINATION” WEDDINGS

3. TWO DAY DESTINATION WEDDINGS
early-MAY thru OCTOBER
*when that one day-er just isn’t long enough*

4. THREE or FOUR day DESTINATION WEDDINGS
-fourth night FREE if available!
early-MAY thru OCTOBER
*what we are known for in the wedding industry in Alaska as well as the lower 48s*

All Alaskan Shotgun Weddings come with 3 rooms to get ready in:

Bridal Suite        –        Family Suite        –        Grooms Room

Grooms take less time, so they can also hang out and play pool or darts in the game room while waiting a few more hours for the bride!

Alaskan Shotgun Weddings for April thru May 8th like an elopement, are for smaller weddings of 34 headcount or less, are in the lodge on the main level common area, in case the reception needs to be inside the lodge (as we cannot guarantee those wedding dates wont have snow on the ground still). We can do the Alaskan Shotgun Weddings on later May dates, but they will have the 40X60 clear tent for sure and are allowed 150 guests. Additional guests over 150 – $500 charge. Kitchen access (for warming). Walk in Fridge & Freezer access.

Alaskan Shotgun Weddings for June thru October wedding couples may take us up on a complimentary night’s stay on the night of their wedding in the Wolves Den. These weddings can be for larger weddings of 150 headcount or less. They are mainly held outside in the event tent, except for the 3 suites to get ready in. Wedding parties and families may hang out in the main common area of the lodge prior to the wedding but with the wedding ceremony and reception, most guests attending will probably be outside near the firepit or river, in the tent, at the pallet bar, or chillin’ on the deck. More than 150 guests a $500 fee will apply. Kitchen access (for warming). Walk in Fridge & Freezer access.

For our multiple day weddings the 4th night is still free if available on the 3 day weekday weddings. Lodging includes 18 beds in 7 private bedrooms. All rooms have private bathrooms. All rooms range in size, all beds range from Kings to Twins, and all rooms have a range from 1 to 5 beds. All mattresses are high end Nordstrom’s Heavenly Beds or better. All furniture is custom made log furniture by the great Kenny Scofield. The linens and towels are awesome. Robes are all Frette. Candles are Joe Malone candles. The décor was done by professional interior designers. The game room is the bomb. The floors are porcelain. The building is made from hand sewn Sprucewood Logs. All bedrooms have smart TVs. Kitchen has a commercial stove. Walk-in Fridge. Walk-in Freezer. Insane Fish Processing equipment with free vacuum sealing bags. Bar-b-cues on deck. Meat Monster riverside. Unlimited bank fishing. Unlimited firewood. Aluminum fishing docks. Flat to the river-no stairs to climb! Rods are available for lodge guests only. Jacuzzi on deck for 10 people. Get your tan on! Bring your swimsuit!
Pet Friendly.
High Speed internet.
Artesian well water.
Your happy place.
Good times only.
Leave your attitude at the door.
Honestly…best part: firepit by river.

*A room manifest link is now located on the website for your convenience, next to the Vendor’s List.

40 X 60 CLEAR EVENT TENT NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE IN ALASKA
Guaranteed for weddings only after May 10th

All Weddings Include:

Free Wedding Decor, Several Arbor Choices, 8’ X 30” Tables, Chairs, Rustic Pallet Bar, 30 Whiskey/Wine Barrels, Speaker System, Antique Bathtub Ice Cooler, Champagne Wall, Karaoke, Speaker & mic, & Extra Reclaimed Wood & Butcher Block table tops for Charcuterie Boards, Catered Food, Gifts, or Desserts
Huge screen TV in tent

For All Weddings

Tables
Chairs
Arbors
Free Decor

Free Wedding Decor

-FREE WEDDING DECOR with our “LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND FOR THE NEXT BRIDE” POLICY-

200 Wooden Log Sliced Rustic Plate Chargers, Vases, Candle Stick Holders, Votives, Florals, Wedding Signs, Mirrors, Frames, Cupcake Holders, Cake Stands, Chandeliers, Wooden Table Numbers, Tablecloths, Napkins, Places Settings, and so much, much more! To use these items, they must be put back how you found them in the wedding decor room-that’s my deal! We don’t decorate for you-just provide decorations for you! If using these free items, you may need to clean items before use. *Pictures of items on Instagram and a new icloud link on the website wedding page.

Also, exclusive to Cusack’s On The Kenai brides and grooms is the Cusack’s On The Kenai Vendor’s List, not to be shared with other’s eyes for various reasons. The Vendor’s List will only be shown after deposit is made. Don’t ask for it before! 🙂

-SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING NEW-
LOOK BELOW TO SEE HOW WE’RE
STEPPING UP OUR GAME
AGAIN THIS SEASON!

-New Addition To The Free Wedding Decor This Year –

Place settings choices:
1. 150 per set, THREE color CHOICES for cutlery (matte gold, silver, rose gold)
2. 150 per set, THREE different style CHOICES for plates (classic bright white, white with gold wave rim, floral vintage variety mix from our antique store)
3. Water glasses, wine glasses, champagne glasses
(to other venues on my site, don’t copy us PLZ 🎉 )

New Staples, Choices, & Options-

Choice of Chairs:

3 styles (150 per set):
1. Rustic Wooden Crossback Chairs
2. Acrylic Armless Ghost Chairs
3. Surprise Set (message me for the DEETS)

Yes, wedding planners….you may use one set for the riverfront ceremony & one for the tent this year!
Fun Stuff:
More floral options
More elaborate ceiling decor in Tent
Ring The Bell Secret Arm Through Grass Wall for Champagne Glass (to other venues on my site, don’t copy us PLZ 🎉)
Bonus surprise Selfie Station (to other venues on my site, don’t copy us PLZ 🎉 )

🎉 Ya don’t have to keep up with the Cusack’s, Keep up with the Joneses 🎉

*Also, new this year….don’t want to clean up the party? For the free wedding decor place settings and decorations, if you don’t want to clean these after use and don’t want to put wedding decorations back, or clean up the reception area afterwards, this year we will have the option for a “strike-crew” to come in after you to clean up & vacuum the whole tent, put your decor away, and clean the place settings for you as well! This is not for the cleaning of the lodge interior.
Option 1: $250 Strike-Crew Price directly to them

*Also, new this year…don’t want to move chairs or tables around, let my staff help you in their “off” hours after you are checked in!
Option 2: $250 COTK Staff Price directly to them

We are just a private rental with a wonderful spot on the river for weddings. We are not a wedding service. Just a private vacation rental with SEVERAL FREE items for you to use! (Like tables and chairs and a revolving door of cool decorations that grow and grow and grow with each wedding).
*Sometimes a 4th night is available for free but not all packages have the 4th night free. Most weekDay wedding packages are 4 nights. Most weekEnd wedding packages are 3 nights. “Package” just means a discount and use of our freebies.

Free wedding decor is also available throughout the lodge and as well as in the wedding decor room and you can move anything you want around including real or fake flowers to please yourself for your wedding. Please return all items where you found them as the next bride is just as important!!
Remember if you would like to borrow the place setting items – again for free- please wash them and set aside after use.Leave something for the next bride policy. It’s just for fun for you to give back if you want – no charge to use items (optional!) but please put back how you found these. That’s my deal if you want to use them.

The Regular Awesome Cusack’s On The Kenai 3-4 Day Destination Wedding Deal

What we are known for….lodging, fishing, weddings, Kenai River, family, and a little bit of crazy (in other words – means we are from Alaska)…basically we are a high end fishing lodge turned wedding venue with 3 – 4 day wedding stays in a 7500 sq ft Sprucewood Fat Log cabin on the Kenai River….the only place where you can say your vows right smack dab on the bank of the Kenai.

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SLEEP 25-30+ PEOPLE WITH MARBLE BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS, ALLOW RVs OUTSIDE, BRING YOUR DOG, COOK YOUR MEALS, RELAX IN THE JACUZZI OVERLOOKING THE RIVER, GATHER AND CO-MINGLE WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS BOTH NEW AND OLD, SAY YOUR VOWS ON THE BANK OF THE KENAI & CELEBRATE IN A HUGE CLEAR TENT UNDER THE ALASKA STARS…ALL IN ONE PLACE?? No where else. Not for these prices. Not in this lifetime.

Now For The Nitty Gritty

PRICING

The boring, fine print first:
*Kenai Peninsula Borough sales tax and Processing Fee will be added to totals above.
**Security/Cleaning Deposit for fully or partially refundable option due 2 wks prior to arrival

2024 April & May Pricing Above On Valentine’s Day Sale Table

May 12 – May 15 ($6,500 marked down to $5,000)
3 Day Wedding

May 20 – May 24 ($8,000 marked down to $7,000)
4 Day Wedding

2024 June Regular 3-4 Day Package Pricing For Best Deals

(call for June Discounts: 907-394-1120)

Friday through Monday, June 14-16, 2024 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Friday through Monday, June 21-24, 2024 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Friday through Monday, June 28-July 1, 2024 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

New: 2024 June – Alaskan Shotgun Weddings – First Time Day Events Offered Now! (10 Hour “Day Of” Events)


Any June date still available (a few good dates left…some Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights left, no week days left)

Friday Night – 10 hour wedding ($6,000) $5,000 – complimentary night stay for wedding couple – call for details (907-394-1120)

Saturday Night – 10 hour wedding ($6,000) $5,000 – complimentary night stay for wedding couple – call for details (907-394-1120)

Sunday Night – 10 hour wedding ($6,000) $4,000 – complimentary night stay for wedding couple – call for details (907-394-1120)

New: 2024 July – 2 Day – Sockeye Season Weddings – First Time Offered Now!

YOU CHOOSE:
Any 2 day WEEK”DAY” WEDDING ($14,000) $9,000

Any 2 day WEEK”END” WEDDING ($14,000) $11,000

EXAMPLE: Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3, 2024 ($14,000) $9,000
EXAMPLE: Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, 2024 ($14,000) $11,000

New: 2024 July Sockeye Season – Alaskan Shotgun Weddings – First Time Day Events Offered Now! (10 Hour “Day Of” Events)

Monday, July 1, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $5,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $5,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $6,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Thursday, July 4, 2024 10 hour wedding ($12,000) $10,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Saturday, July 6, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $7,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Sunday, July 7, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $6,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Monday, July 8, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $5,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $5,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $6,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Thursday, July 11, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $6,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Saturday, July 12, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $7,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

New: 2024 August – 2 Day – Sockeye Season Weddings – First Time Offered Now!


Any 2 day WEEK-DAY Wedding ($14,000) $9,000
EXAMPLE: Aug 5-7 ($14,000) $9000
The only availability for a 2 day wedding for August is between Aug 5-9, 2024

New: 2024 August – Alaskan Shotgun Wedding – First Time Day Events Offered Now! (10 Hour “Day Of” Events)

Monday, Aug 5, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000)$6000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000)$6000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000)$6000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 10 hour wedding ($8,000) $7000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

New: August 2024 – 4 Day Weekday- Sockeye Wedding Now Open – Biggest Valentine’s Day Discount Offered!

Only one available: 2 DAYS WITH 2 FREE NIGHTS
Monday through Friday, Aug 5-9, 2024 ($24,000) $14,000

NEW: 2024 LATE AUGUST – ALASKAN SHOTGUN WEDDING – FIRST TIME DAY EVENTS OFFERED NOW! (10 HOUR “DAY OF” EVENTS)

Only one date available: Thursday, Aug 29, 2024 10 hour wedding ($7,000 ) $5000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

2024 September Regular 3 Or 4 Day Package Pricing For Best Deals

Friday through Monday, Sept 13-16, 2024 ($10,500) $9,000
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Monday through Friday, Sept 23-27, 2024 ($10,000) $8,750
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING with 4th Night Free

Friday through Monday, Sept 27-Sept 30, 2024 ($10,500) $9,000
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

New: 2024 September 2 Day Weddings – First Time Offered Now!

Monday through Wednesday, Sept 9-11, 2024 ($8,000) $6,000

Monday through Wednesday, Sept 23-25, 2024 ($8,000) $6,000

Wednesday through Friday, Sept 25-27, 2024 ($8,500) $6,500

Friday through Sunday, Sept 27-29, 2024 ($9,500) $8,000

New: 2024 September – Alaskan Shotgun Weddings – First Time Day Events Offered Now! (10 Hour “Day Of” Events)

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Friday, Sept 13, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,500) $4,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Saturday, Sept 14, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,500) $4,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Sunday, Sept 15, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,000) $4,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Monday, Sept 23, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Tuesday, Sept 24, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Thursday, Sept 26, 2024 10 hour wedding ($5,500) $3,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Friday, Sept 27, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,500) $4,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Saturday, Sept 28, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,500) $4,500 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

Sunday, Sept 29, 2024 10 hour wedding ($6,000) $4,000 complimentary night stay for wedding couple

New: 2024 October – Alaskan Shotgun Weddings – First Time Day Events Offered Now! (10 Hour “Day Of” Events)

We are booked through the month of October until the 11th.
If you would like to book a wedding from October 11th to October 31, we can offer the 10 hour & the 2 day weddings, as well as our regular 3-4 day wedding packages.
Call for pricing, questions, information, and to book! 907-394-1120

New: “Alaskan Winter Shotgun Weddings” 2024/2025
@ Cusack’s On The Kenai
November Through April

Quick elopement weddings inside lodge, 3 rooms to get ready in on lower level, lodge will be set up for your wedding by staff with chairs in front of arbor and 4 tables in main area, basic table decor on table tops with place settings. Please bring in catered food items. Kitchen is available for warming. Should you want an assistant, please ask us if one is available. Additional charge for wedding assistants.

5 HOUR VENUE, Up to 34 total headcount, Kitchen access for warming, use of free wedding decor, arbor, tables, & chair.

Monday $2000
Tuesday $2000
Wednesday $2000
Thursday $3000
Friday $3500
Saturday $3500
Sunday $3000

CALL TO BOOK
907-394-1120

2025


*Ask about our early bird Alaska resident special discount of $1000

Alaskan Shotgun Weddings May Through October Are Available


10 hour weddings, 3 prep bedrooms, complimentary night stay for wedding couples.
Call for pricing.

2 day Weddings available as well upon availability.
Call for pricing.

May 3-4 Day Destination Wedding Packages (4TH Night Free If Available)

Thursday through Sunday, May 1-4, 2025 ($6000) *Additional Discount Wedding
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, May 4-8, 2025 ($5500) *Additional Discount Wedding
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, May 8-11, 2025 ($7000) *Additional Discount Wedding
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, May 11-15, 2025 ($8000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, 2025 ($8500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, May 18-22, 2025 ($8,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, May 22-25, 2025 ($9,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, May 25-29 ($10,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

June 3-4 Day Destination Wedding Packages (4TH Night Free If Available)

Sunday through Thursday, June 1-5, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8, 2025 ($12,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, June 8-12, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, June 12-15, 2025 ($12,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, June 15-19, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22, 2025 ($12,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, June 22-26, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, June 26-29, 2025 ($12,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

July 3-4 Day Destination Wedding Packages

Sunday through Thursday, June 29-July 3, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

4th of July Wedding
Thursday through Sunday, July 3-6, 2025 ($15,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

10hr
2day
3-4 day
$15,000

Sunday through Wednesday, July 6-9, 2025 ($12,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING

Thursday through Sunday, July 10-13, 2025 ($14,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Wednesday, July 13-16, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING

Thursday through Sunday, July 17-20, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Wednesday, July 20-23, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING

Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Wednesday, July 27-30, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING

August 3-4 DAY Destination Wedding Packages (4TH NIGHT FREE IF AVAILABLE)

Thursday through Sunday, July 31-Aug 3, 2025 ($26,000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Aug 3-7, 2025 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Aug 7-10, 2025 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Aug 10-14, 2025 ($12,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Aug 14-17, 2025 ($14,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Aug 17-21, 2025 ($11,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Aug 21-24, 2025 ($13,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING
Sunday through Thursday, Aug 24-28, 2025 ($11,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Aug 28-31, 2025 ($11,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

September 3-4 DAY Destination Wedding Packages (4TH NIGHT FREE IF AVAILABLE)

Sunday through Thursday, Aug 31-Sept 4, 2025 ($10,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Sept 4-7, 2025 ($10,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Sept 7-11, 2025 ($10,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Sept 11-14, 2025 ($10,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Sept 14-18, 2025 ($10,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Sept 18-21, 2025 ($10,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Sept 21-25, 2025 ($10,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Sept 25-28, 2025 ($10,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Sept 28-Oct 2, 2025 ($8,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

October 3-4 DAY Destination Wedding Packages (4TH NIGHT FREE IF AVAILABLE)

Thursday through Sunday, Oct 2-5, 2025 ($9,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Oct 5-9, 2025 ($8,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Oct 9-12, 2025 ($9,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Oct 12-16, 2025 ($8,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Oct 16-19, 2025 ($9,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Oct 19-23, 2025 ($7,000)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Oct 23-26, 2025 ($9,500)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Sunday through Thursday, Oct 26-30, 2025 ($7,500)
3 DAY WEEKDAY WEDDING WITH OPTION FOR 4TH NIGHT FREE

Thursday through Sunday, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2025 ($7000)
3 DAY WEEKEND WEDDING

Security Deposit/Cleaning Fee

We decided to add an OPTION to help you SAVE MONEY on your cleaning fee! For 2024 and 2025, this applies to all weddings: it is $1,000 for the 10 hour Alaskan Shotgun Wedding option, the 2 day, 3 day, or 4 day wedding options, and $500 for The Alaskan Shotgun 5 hour weddings. It is due 2 weeks before arrival only through Venmo or paypal or cash app but the option is for your benefit to possibly get some of this money refunded to you if the lodge is clean upon check-out. Levels of cleanliness will reflect your refund amount and vary depending on how much is completed as well as if the rules of the property were followed. If it was your VRBO, clean it the way you would want your place represented – to get your full refund amount back. Make it look good. And perfect. Leave it cleaner than when ya came!! That’s how you get it back 100%. And ALL rules must be kept in compliance with that contract, such as no person being fined for fishing without a fishing license on our property, or nothing being left on the grounds after check-out like rose petals or rental company items. Or puke ….please don’t leave someone’s puke at the lodge. For my housekeeper’s sake, we will charge $500 for puke left behind and the proceeds will support the housekeeper who has to lower herself to that level…
And a few more rules. Really, common sense but we will list them in your contract. We encourage you to do anything that makes you happy, as long as it’s picked up, put back, removed from the lawn, and no damage done. And what a nice bonus…. if the lodge is 100% ready for the next rental, you get your full refund back.

Pet Friendly

We are dog friendly at Cusack’s On The Kenai. There is a $100 pet fee per animal. This amount will be taken out of the security deposit refund because oftentimes, it is a last minute decision.

A Note About The Free Wedding Decor

I love our policy of “LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND FOR THE NEXT BRIDE.” It just adds to the whole excitement of wedding planning and who doesn’t love something for free! After you spend so much on weddings, it’s so nice to have all of this decor be put to such good use to help future brides save so much on decor. And I constantly add things as I see brides could use more things. I’m always looking to add candle stick holders or more bulk glass vases. I try to keep the stuff I’m adding very simple so they apply to the masses. Or I add cool antique items from our antique business.

The wedding decor room has everything in it that is free to use for an added bonus.
If things are thrown back in after your wedding, we have to spend hours organizing it again and then while it’s free for my weddings, it started costing me a lot in labor this year. So then it’s not really free anymore because it’s coming out of my pocket. It will now come out of your deposit if I have to hire help to have it decent for the next check in. Please help keep this awesome policy alive by just respecting that it’s free stuff. Put things back how you found them.

If you see a premade arbor arrangement and want to modify it, that’s totally cool. And if your arbor decor piece is beautiful, please leave it intact for future brides. Use your judgment to know what should be put back how it was found. By all means if you created something that looks really professional, yes…please leave it for the future brides because that’s just awesome and they can modify something super cool to their own taste.
Remember for this decorating, you can kinda “wing it” and your wedding will be amazing. And sometimes, that alone takes pressure off of planning. But come in with that frame of mind. I always think some spontaneity is better. It takes some of that “it’s gotta be perfect” pressure off of you. We have great stuff in the wedding decor room. I can throw a wedding together with that stuff alone for up to 200 people as far as table decorations go. It’s doable. So take advantage and don’t waste the money.
And also, if you don’t see something kinda basic that you know other brides would use, just text me because I’m not opposed to buying it and adding to the collection.
But, please leave that room in a decent order when leaving. Starting in 2024, if that room is left thrashed for the next bride, there will be a fine taken out of your deposit.

Place Settings

As of 2024, you also have the option of free place settings. These items are part of the free wedding decor. We will have 150 of each choice for the free wedding decor items. You need to make sure they are cleaned after use. But equally important is to make sure they are cleaned for your guests! Stainless steel cleaning works like magic to get the silver ware (silver, matte gold, or rose gold) looking amazing. If you want to use our cutlery, you should bring a bottle of stainless steel cleaner with you. It’s actually fun to clean them seeing how fast it works vs rubbing like crazy to try to remove water stains with soap or other products. Stainless steel cleaner works super fast (like almost instantly) and they look brand new again – so I’d use this prior to setting them out for sure if they were my guests! And then please clean them after use, at least with just soap and water. And PLEASE keep these items separated from the kitchen supplied dishes for the lodge guests!! And separated from any rental companies items! When the next bride shows up wanting to use these and it’s mixed up all over the lodge, or gone out the door with the rental company pick up, it makes it really hard to be ready for the next check in. And costs us more in housekeeping time. So while loving all your freebies, please respect the other side of this fun policy. Keep it together and keep it organized! And if you know you don’t want that responsibility, then simply just rent those items from the local rental company. This kind of delay will have a charge which will come out of the security deposit. Please ask about our “Strike Crew” if you don’t want to clean up after your wedding, and they can wash those dishes for you (as well as put your wedding decor away). The Strike Crew is only $250 and well worth it in my opinion. It will go straight to the cleaners.

The free place settings come with 3 options for plates starting in 2024: a simple white plate, a white wavy plate with a gold rim, and a selection of floral vintage/antiques plates (that fits nicely on our wooden chargers). The cutlery will have 3 options as well: silver, matte gold, or rose gold. We will also provide steak knives, water glasses, champagne glasses, and one wine glass style (white wine). You can use red or white wine but it’s technically the white wine glass we have. (Just an fyi….Red wine glasses are fatter in girth so you can get your better red wines to “breath”). You can use white wine glasses no matter what color of wine you pour at at events. Besides that, not many of your guests will know the difference in Alaska, right? 🙂 These items do all need to be cleaned and put back where you found them. In 2023, I kept losing ALL champagne glasses! Not just one or two. Like ALL disappeared together. Do people throw these in the river for some ritual??? UH….RUUUDE…. 🙂 This is becoming a mystery!

Table clothes

Just my opinion, and I’m not trying to be Martha Stewart here, although I do LOVE her. I prefer the length to be to the ground and a little more. It is a look I just prefer. It’s more formal. But I have seen beautiful tables look very elegant still with the shorter table clothes so don’t be disappointed if you have the shorter ones.
Many brides are buying tables clothes instead of renting lately. I provide so much for free and this is like the only thing I do not want to get into because I’d have to have thousands of table clothes and I don’t have the space. But no worries because so many brides are “leaving them behind” for the next bride. I will be leaving them out for you to use but they are not “ready” for use. You may use our washers and dryers for cleaning them. Or go drop them off at WashNDry. And I will provide a steamer for you to get any wrinkles out. This is just part of the free wedding decor. It’s not part of my promised wedding items like the tent and tables and chairs and arbors! It’s just there if you want to use them. Just know there will be prep work involved if wanting to use this part of the free wedding decor!
Secret: 8 oz weight painters cloth looks insane as table clothes. I’m not kidding. It’s my favorite wedding look on tables. Rustic but so very elegant. And draped on the floor. It’s even okay to just cut the fabric with scissors when draped and puddled on the floor.

What day to have your wedding on…

For Weddings of 3 or 4 days…..The day before check out weddings are definitely more work for our housekeepers. Keep that in mind when planning your wedding if on a budget. For obvious reasons, it’s better to have your wedding the 2nd night of the 3 day wedding packages, and 2nd or 3rd night of the 4 day wedding package. You’ll be more relaxed, have time to clean up more hence get more of your deposit back, and perhaps actually enjoy some fishing time!

Amount of chairs we will leave out

We will ask you which chairs and how many you’d like left in the tent upon check in or soon after….If you have more than 150 people, let us know. There is a $500 fee for obvious reasons.

CALL TO BOOK: 907-394-1120

Contact:
Shane 907-394-1120
Jenny 602-421-0006
Lodge 907-260-5420

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What better place to start the adventure of your new married life than a beautiful Alaskan perennial garden? Michael’s Garden is a beautiful and flourishing garden located on the grounds Cusack’s On The Kenai, a local bed & breakfast run by the five Cusack sisters and daughters of the late Michael Cusack, M.D.
Designed with the help of local gardening expert and nursery owner, Bobby Jackson, Michael’s Garden is a refuge from the everyday hustle and bustle, and a place where visitors can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature. Established in memory of Dr. Cusack, this garden represents his endless love for the outdoors, his incredibly generous nature and his heart of gold.
Whether for a wedding, a special event, or just a visit to enjoy the serine environment, Michael’s Garden is truly heaven on earth!

Our beautiful lodge on the river offers the most amazing wedding venue that Alaska has to offer!

Outdoor Summer Weddings up to 200 Guests
Winter Weddings to 60 Guests

We are the newest wedding locale out and are dedicated to giving you a truly memorable 5 star quality venue that you & your family & loved ones will rave about and remember for a lifetime. From our huge sprucewood logs that are breathtaking which will leave you in awe upon arrival, to our flat lawn on the water’s edge that is unique to us as we are literally the ONLY wedding venue who can offer the bride and groom a place to say their vows directly on the bank of the Kenai River.

We also stand alone in that we offer weddings outside of hunting season and are open year round.

There are 7 bedrooms in the main lodge. Each comes with its own private full bathroom. There is one more full bathroom on the main floor for guests to use – as well as guests staying in motorhomes.

We offer some free wedding perks with every package

a beautiful rustic wooden pallet bar

whiskey barrels

100 cut log dinner plate chargers

custom made log cornhole game

rustic table numbers

guest book sign in “sign”

rustic ALTAR options

rustic wedding arbors

Outdoor Jacuzzi on Patio

Commercial Kitchen

We have a beautiful carrara marble “almost” commercial kitchen which all chefs love to cook in, as well as a walk-in refrigerator for all of your catering needs. We also have a large walk-in freezer for any fish caught or keeping your wedding cake frozen until the exact time to pull it out if needed.
Activities are one of the many things we also offer to keep you as well as your guests entertained including an amazing game room with a pool table, darts, virtual reality, a huge DVD selection, and guest computer/printer.

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