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An Unparalleled Woodland Waterfront Wedding Experience

Grand Pend Oreille Weddings

By Jillian Chandler

Photo by Anna Nichol Photography

Waterfront Wedding Venue Sandpoint

Peggy McDaniel was always drawn to owning her own business one day, with her entrepreneurial spirit leading her to several business adventures throughout the years; the most recent, Grand Pend Oreille Weddings. “Operating a wedding venue is definitely one of my favorites,” Peggy smiles.

Her daughter, Susan Radezky, came on board almost three years ago. Her background in recreation and resort management, combined with her experience at a 5 Diamond historic hotel as concierge supervisor, brings the venue to a whole new level of hospitality. “It is a joy and privilege to be able to work side by side as a mother/daughter team,” Peggy shares. “We share a passion for creating unforgettable moments for our couples and their loved ones. It is a heartfelt collaboration that combines family, business and love.”

Their husbands also play a big part in grounds maintenance and upgrades, while Susan’s girls love to help set up and see the bride in her gorgeous dress on the big day. “Being a family affair is a big part of the authentic atmosphere we bring to the wedding experience—our goal is to make it feel like home for our couples,” Susan emphasizes. “We are so grateful and honored each and every time a couple chooses us to be a part of such an incredible moment in their lives. They become part of our story, our home and our family.”

The idea of Grand Pend Oreille Weddings was inspired more than a decade ago after Peggy’s son Rocky was married on their family property. “The response from the families and friends who attended was overwhelming about the beauty of the property for such a special event,” Peggy remembers. It grew from starting as a side business during the summer months to a full-time wedding venue open from mid-April to mid-October. “My love of working with people makes this a perfect fit for my personality. I love making people happy, seeing families and friends together, and welcoming people from all over the globe is something I truly enjoy,” Peggy says.

Grand Pend Oreille Weddings officially opened in 2012. Although Peggy didn’t set out to become a highly sought-after Pacific Northwest venue, she can’t help but enjoy sharing this incredible place with people who appreciate its beauty as much as she does. This has been their home for more than 20 years now, and Peggy feels blessed to live in this beautiful corner of the world, adding that she couldn’t imagine a better place to raise their family. “Being on the waterfront is so special, and I try not to ever take it for granted,” Peggy states.

Grand Pend Oreille Weddings sits on the Pend Oreille River shoreline in Newport, Washington, with more than 1,000 feet of pristine woodland waterfront bliss. It’s a perfect mix of forest, open lawn space, and gorgeous waterfront with breathtaking mountain views—offering a serene peace and tranquility. They offer their couples unrivaled hospitality, the best online planning tools available, adventure session opportunities by land, water and air, the chance to visit the venue multiple times throughout planning stages and an invitation to come back and relive the moment each year after, and much more. This is truly what Pacific Northwest wedding dreams are made of!

“With all of the natural beauty in, on, and surrounding our venue, there’s not a lot you need to do to make it beautiful ... it already is! We love hearing from guests that they didn’t know that places like this still exist!” notes Peggy.

Their Traditional Experience has a maximum of 150 guests; the Micro Experience has a maximum of 50; and their Minimony Experience has a maximum of 10. They have had couples book from Ireland, Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas, California and New York, and guests traveling from as far away as Sweden, New Zealand and Africa!

“I can honestly say I still tear up at each wedding once the ceremony begins. So much thought and preparation has gone into making this day memorable, and we love being part of that. It’s truly an honor when a couple chooses our venue for the wedding day, and we treat it as such,” Peggy shares. “Working with other professionals in the wedding industry is also a privilege. Partnering with those who have the same passion to make a couple's dream come true is an honor we don’t take for granted.”

At Grand Pend Oreille, you'll find your journey to “I do” flows like the river; the mountains bear witness to your love story; and your invitation to come back and relive the moment stands the test of time. They invite you to explore their website, which includes all of the information you need to know, and discover if Grand Pend Oreille Weddings is the perfect fit for your dream wedding.

Grand Pend Oreille Weddings

6201 Le Clerc Road South

Newport, Washington


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