tie the knot in denali

McKinley Creekside Cabins is the perfect natural setting for couples looking for an intimate destination wedding in Denali! McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, and Bakery is located 13 miles south of Denali National Park on the banks of beautiful Carlo Creek. The Creekside Pavilion is a lovely and rustic outdoor space, ideal for a small ceremony or you can choose to do your vows next to Carlo Creek. Step off the pavilion and enjoy the walking path following Carlo Creek . No Alaskan wedding would be complete without a campfire and cornhole to enjoy while you party down during your reception! 

Our fantastic Creekside Café will cater your big day.  Our specialty is hearty, homestyle favorite's or fresh Alaskan seafood made with fresh and local ingredients. Our talented team can cater a menu tailored specifically to you, your tastes and budget. We have an outdoor bar area and you have the option for a host or no host bar.  Our friendly and professional hospitality team can take care of all the little details from helping with set up to clean up so you can spend your reception enjoying your guests. Contact us in the form provided below for more information about your dream destination wedding and we'll get back to you with a quote and get to planning! 

Drew and I really enjoyed the rustic beauty of McKinley Creekside Cabins for our wedding.

The creek in the back of the pavilion, corn hole, and fire pit were perfect entertainment for our guests. Creekside’s catering service was getting compliments right and left from our guests because it was absolutely delicious! The hosts took most of the reins in making the menu, taking the stress off of us for planning. We also had them make our wedding cake, a delicious carrot cake. The hospitality manager Liz, and owners Holly and Tracey worked with us before arriving and after to make sure all the details were buttoned up and our day ran as smooth as silk with no hiccups at all, something out of a wedding dream album!  -Mrs. Nina Warf

we offer

  • Catering-McKinley Creekside Cafe' and Bakery

  • Covered Pavilion, on banks of Carlo Creek 

  • Sound System with hookups for live music or DJ 

  • 2 Propane Heaters 

  • BBQ Propane Grill 

  • Outdoor Bar with Bartender  

  • Staff for set up, serve and clean up 

  • Flexible catering options for all dietary preferences

  • Tents if required 

  • Quality lodging for your family and guests 

  • Referrals to local professionals 

  • Officiant-Have a friend or relative perform ceremony


Pricing Tiers

All pricing is an estimate, we will work with you, your needs and your budget to finalize a price and menu.

  • Dream Micro Wedding for the DIY Couple - $1000-$2500

    • 50 guest max

    • Appetizers provided by Creekside Café 

    • Beer, wine and spirit options-no host bar

    • 1 staff member on site

    • Simple and elegant wedding cake made by our Creekside Bakers.

    • Rehearsal Dinner

    • You set up and take down décor

Great for couples looking for an intimate, beautiful setting and plan to supplement with their own food and cake.

  • Great Getaway Wedding  - $3000+

    • 75 guest max

    • Buffet Options tailored to your budget 

    • Beer, wine, and spirit options

      • Host or no host bar option

    • Two servers on site

    • Wedding cake made by Creekside Bakers, designed by you! 

    • Rehearsal Dinner

    • Option: One staff member (2-6 hours to help decorate and take down)


A perfect in-between for couples looking to tie the knot in Denali while staying budget conscious. ​​

  • The Ultimate Destination Wedding Package - $5000+

    • 100 guest max 

    • Buffet provided by Creekside Café 

    • Onsite bartender serving beer, wine and cocktails.

      • Host or no host bar option

        • Option to create a signature cocktail. 

    • Two servers on site 

    • Wedding Cake made by Creekside Bakers, designed by you! 

    • Option: Two staff member (3-6 hours to help decorate and take down)

    • Rehearsal Dinner

    • A night's stay in our "Honeymoon Suite" - the Carlo Loft 

    • Wedding party breakfast

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Denali National Park with inspired hospitality and intentional service.