About The Hitching Post
The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel has been part of the Northwest, North Idaho and Coeur d'Alene experience since 1919. Thousands of couples have come to the Hitching Post to be married, or renew their vows and get started on their lives together as husband and wife from all over the United States and the World. Farragut Naval Station, on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, was just a few miles north and during WWII sweethearts would arrive from all over the nation with couples lining up waiting to be married. Today couples will often drop in to say hello, bring family to show them where they were married, take pictures, or even renew their vows of 40, 50, 60 years!
The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel is located in North Idaho in Coeur d'Alene, just 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has all the beauty of the mountains, trees and the beautiful Coeur d'Alene Lake. The Main Chapel seats 15 guests. The Wedding Chapel also has a Western style room that seat 6-8 people for the Western/Country minded people plus we have a "Victorian Style Living Room" which is available for 5-7 guests.
At one time Justice of the Peace officers performed weddings at The Hitching Post until the position of JP was eliminated in the state. Currently ministers perform all the wedding ceremonies at The Hitching Post and we send many officiants to various places to perform ceremonies.
We've had couples tell us their parents and grandparents were married at The Hitching Post. Others say all their children have now been married here, or there is still one more to go, or are 4th generation to follow with The Hitching Post tradition.
Couples come in all kinds of wedding attire, Western, Traditional with beautiful dresses and tuxes, to casual and everything in between. They often come with their own theme, such as Hawaiian, Bavarian, Scottish dress, full traditional attire and many others.
Weddings are done by ministers at The Hitching Post six days a week, plus many of our couples have opted to have their wedding ceremonies at other locations such as by the Lake, Local Parks, on Boats, Families homes, Farragut State Park (formerly Naval Station), Spokane, Ski Resorts, the Mountains, on Horseback, Hot Air Balloon, Roller coaster ride, where we have provided ministers for them. We have also sent ministers to perform weddings in other states and various other places when that is requested.
The Hitching Post is close to the Coeur d'Alene Park and beach as well as several golf courses. There is hiking on Tubbs Hill, swimming, para-sailing, or a romantic walk on the boardwalk. There are many Campgrounds, Restaurants, Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfasts to serve you in the area. Silverwood entertainment park is just 15 miles north for a day of summer fun. Plus there is fishing on the lake, jogging on the Centennial Trail, several local ski resorts, The Ironman USA Triathalon Cd'A, Eagle watching, boat tours, Car d'Alene and the July Amish Pow Wow to name a few which make Coeur d'Alene a great place to Honeymoon!
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