Party spaces: Hold the ceremony on the “hidden terrace,” an out-of-the-way space that overlooks the falls. Afterward, regroup in the Falls Terrace dining room, which opens onto an outdoor space for cocktails; the room has a fireplace for chillier seasons. If you want a cozy spot for a rehearsal dinner, look into the Vintage Room, with a wine cellar atmosphere. And if you want to a truly al fresco ceremony, the resort can assist with weddings at Centennial Green or Snoqualmie Point Park, both with crisp mountain air, open skies, and views of the Cascades.
For guests on a budget: The best affordable choice in the area is a Garden Inn Hilton in Issaquah, a short drive away.
One more thing: If you insist on wedding pix without construction equipment (um, yes!), wait until autumn of this year, when a major upgrade to Snoqualmie’s hydroelectric infrastructure will be finished. Though you can see the falls just fine even now, you may not want a crane in your photos.