El Western Events

For your next business meeting or retreat, why not get out of the "big box" rooms and enjoy the vistas of the Madison Range? Our wide green lawns, towering spruce trees, and incredible scenery make attendees leave office cares behind and give focus to your content. The conference center offers privacy, space, and service with our "one group at a time" scheduling. After the meeting ends, attendees can enjoy hospitality in Ennis with shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars. Or host a casual round of cocktails at one of our spacious lodges.

A variety of catering, restaurant and entertainment options can be tailored to suit the needs of your group. Up to 45 attendees are comfortably accommodated in a classroom-style setting. Other room shapes available. Banquet seating for 75.

El Western is a magical setting for a destination wedding. The Bear Creek Meadow and El Western Conference Center are both picturesque and flexible sites for weddings up to 75 attendees in May, June, or September. Smaller events can be hosted in July or August. Your guests will enjoy the authentic western atmosphere and the comfort of our cabins. And what a great place to return to celebrate your anniversary for years to come! Great rates in the spring and fall!

Bear Creek Meadow – Beautiful outdoor wedding site
Conference Center – Indoor option for wedding/Reception site
Trout Lodge – Wedding party lodging for up to 8 guests
Amenities – banquet tables, chairs, large patio

Planning a family reunion or group adventure? For a summertime family or friend gathering, El Western offers a great variety of choice accommodations perfect for smaller groups. Larger groups can be accommodated in the spring and fall. Please call for details!


Bear Creek Meadow – Step across our wooden bridge to this intimate grassy meadow. The gentle sounds of Bear Creek and a slowly turning waterwheel enhance the incredible vistas of Fan Mountain on one side and the Tobacco Root Mountains on the other. A memorable location for an outdoor wedding.

El Western Conference Center – A spacious meeting room for your event with glass picture windows overlooking a generous deck and beautiful lawn. The main room is 52′ x 26′ and there is an adjacent 12 x 14 buffet area. A catering kitchen provides options for meals, hors d'oeuvres or beverage services. The conference center has an ADA compliant restroom, handicap parking and wheelchair accessible entrances.

The following equipment is included with your conference center reservation:

Tables – 12 @ 96″ x 30″ 6 @ 72″ x 30″
Chairs – 100 Upholstered stacking chairs
Room Setup

Additional Fee based services:

Beverage Service
Event Coordination
Event Staffing