Wedding venues are more abundant and varied than ever: people are getting married on beaches, boats, in churches, barns, outside in the woods, or in their parents’ backyards. It means there are more options than ever when it comes to making the decision of where to say “I do,” but that decision doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Couples getting married in Oregon have a plethora of options when it comes to venues. Each one is gorgeous and special, and no matter which one the bride and groom eventually decide upon, it will help make their special day just that much more perfect.
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Featuring two picturesque garden sites, a dashing ballroom, and the locally renowned Abernethy Chapel, the Abernethy Center is designed with beauty and distinction in mind for any wedding ceremony. When the first ballroom opened in 2001, it was an indoor space catering to elegant events, and as popularity increased, it became evident that an outdoor venue extension was favored by the community. The entire site features space to hold 285 guests for ceremonies, a working 65-foot bell tower, dedicated bridal and groom’s suites, and professional and educated staff to ensure the special event will go off without any problems.
606 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045, Phone: 503-722-9400
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2.Ainsworth House and Garden
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Originally built in 1851, the Ainsworth House and Gardens has come a long way through its history to become one of Oregon City’s ideal wedding locations. This historic property rests on over 2 acres of fabulous gardens that create a peaceful and elegant atmosphere and are also the ideal location for stunning photographs. An experienced staff maintains the gardens and helps with events held at the property, catering to guests in a professional and friendly manner to ensure events go smoothly. Hosting wedding here all year round is possible, and the 3,000-square-foot reception facility includes the Conservatory, Garden Room, Fireside Room, an outdoor patio, and a nearby woodland area.
19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045, Phone: 503-656-1894
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Surrounded by tall hedges that give the Atavista Farm a private and intimate setting, this 1876 Victorian farmhouse and accompanying gardens are set on well-manicured lands that feature seasonal flowers and a historical gazebo. Able to accommodate 400 guests on a paved and covered area, this venue is not afraid to flaunt its historical beauty and allow guests to pose for pictures in one of its many stunning rooms. For hot summer weddings, the house is air conditioned, and when guests want to dance the vintage gazebo features an incorporated sound system to keep the party alive. With over 2 acres of parking, space is never an issue, and large weddings are a breeze at Atavista Farm.
35580 Hwy. 228, Brownsville, Oregon 97327, Phone: 541-466-5566
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4.Broken Top Club
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Resting where the high desert kisses the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains, Broken Top Club in Bend Oregon is a privately operated and owned golf and social club that hosts weddings and more. Guests can choose from an outdoor event, which takes place in front of the 6-acre lake with scenic backdrops, or an indoor space that offers mountain views. Professional staff is always on hand to help set up the event, from lodging and organizing vendors to set-up and clean-up and everything between. Broken Top Club also offers onsite catering from talented chefs and a variety to choose from for cocktail hour, dinner banquet, and even late-night snacks.
62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend OR 97702, Phone: 541-383-8200
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5.Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
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Not every wedding venue can offer a dramatic clifftop setting on the Columbia River, but the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa features that and more. Well renowned for its award-winning menu, guests will enjoy the full catering offered by the hotel, alongside the full tailoring, event planning, and professional staff to make sure everything runs smooth. With a variety of ceremony locations to choose from, including the West Lawn and Point Lawn sunset locations as well as the Benson Ballroom for an indoor affair, guests can easily merge historical charm with modern features no matter the choice.
4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: 541-386-5566
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6.Deep Woods Events
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Located conveniently close to Eugene, Deep Woods Events is a multi-purpose events hosting center that rests on 8 acres of picturesque land filled with fir and sequoia trees. Aside from the array of local trees, the lands also feature a professionally manicured lawn that is surrounded by gardens filled with seasonal flowers, ferns, and other ornamentals. The center, a 6,400-square-foot cedar building, allows for weddings in any weather condition while still enjoying the surrounding natural features. There are onsite bride’s and groom’s rooms filled with amenities to help everyone relax, and the entire event can be planned by the onsite staff to ensure a stress-free event.
89980 Territorial Hwy, Elmira, OR, Phone: 541-935-3485
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7.East Fork Country Estate
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Designed to be the ultimate stress-free event hosting location, East Fork Country Estate is located just a few miles south of Gresham and has a long history of successful wedding hosting. With a few different settings to choose from, depending on guest preference and event size, weddings can either be held in the estate house or in the courtyard. Featuring 3 acres of open pastures, professionally maintained gardens and lawns, and a white gazebo with mountain view backdrops of both the Cascades and Mount Hood, it is no surprise that outdoor lovers flock to enjoy the scenery native to the area of this venue.
9957 SE 222nd Dr, Damascus, OR 97089-6516, Phone: 503-667-7069
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8.Gray Gables Estate
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At Gray Gables Estate, a wedding is a special day not only for the participants, but for the staff involved as well. For each wedding the entire estate is reserved, and all of the staff on hand make it their sole purpose to ensure everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Brides may enjoy the luxury of the bridal suite, complete with dressing room, private restroom, makeup room, and ample natural light. While grooms will find it easy to relax in the groom suite, filled with large mirrors, a pool table, and lounge seating to ensure that getting ready for the big event is a breeze. With onsite catering, talented bartenders to craft even the most complicated of cocktails, and a convenient location of only 7 miles from Portland, it is easy to imagine the perfect wedding happening at Gray Gables Estate.
3009 SE Chestnut St., Portland, OR 97267, Phone: 503-654-0470
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Hotel deLuxe, located in Portland proper, is an ideal wedding location for couples looking to keep their ceremony in the city. This venue can cater to its guests in a variety of ways, and the art deco-inspired decorations and theme of Hotel deLuxe will bring all the romance that was so present during the golden age of Hollywood. Onsite wedding planners are more than happy to help plan a wonderful event, assisting in everything from catering and seating to music and more. From the rehearsal dinner and wedding morning brunch to the after-ceremony dancing and everything between, guests and newlyweds at Hotel deLuxe will celebrate in style from start to finish.
729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, Phone: 503-219-2094
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10.Mount Pisgah Arboretum
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For a simple and more naturally themed wedding, a visit to Mount Pisgah Arboretum offers the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding. The prominent feature of this venue is the White Oak Pavilion, a 3,000-square-foot building that showcases large glassed-in barn-style sliding doors that open on all sides, allowing guests to take in the surrounding natural scenery of the arboretum. The building is easily accessible for caterers, musicians, and guests, and reservation of the building includes surrounding lawns. With site-supplied essentials, it is easier than ever to plan the perfect wedding at Mount Pisgah Arboretum.
34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene, OR 97405, Phone: 541-747-1504
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11.Oregon Garden Resort
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The Oregon Garden Resort is a unique venue coupled with premium amenities that makes it ideal for weddings and other social gatherings. All of the banquet halls, meeting rooms, and gathering spaces are specifically designed to ensure guest enjoyment, while the banquet rooms specifically feature build-in bars, copper ceilings, stylish French doors, and continually updated audiovisual equipment. For wedding in a more natural area, there is the rustic barn, the sprawling green lawn, the secluded meadow, and the white gazebo to choose from. Aside from stunning wedding locations, the Oregon Garden Resort also offers catering, a hot tub, pool, and many other amenities for guests.
895 W. Main Street, Silverton, Oregon 97381, Phone: 503-874-2500
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12.Springhouse Cellar Winery
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The Springhouse Cellar Winery was voted the best outdoor space by Oregon Bridal Magazine, and this coupled with the fact that they offer a uniquely rustic and well-designed venue makes it an easy choice when it comes to wedding planning. Located in picturesque downtown Hood River, the Springhouse Cellar Winery has two distinct wedding stages for guests to choose from, based on their preferences and the weather. The indoor space is a historical pear cannery that has since been renovated into a winery, while the outdoor space features romantic ruins and outdoor enjoyment. There is ample parking, dedicated onsite staff, and guests can choose their own catering when booking at the Springhouse Cellar Winery.
13 Railroad Avenue, Hood River, Oregon, Phone: 541-308-0700
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13.Sweet Cheeks Winery
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Originally planted in the 1980s, Sweet Cheeks Winery grows grapes in Crow, Oregon, with hard work and dedication. Although the first of the grapes were planted in the 1980s, it wasn’t until 2005 when the vineyard first opened the doors of its tasting room, and thus began the story of Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard. Hosting events and wedding became second nature to this venue, given their delightful landscape, picturesque setting, and onsite product that became a local hit. With venue space both indoor and out and plenty of opportunities for one-of-a-kind wedding photos throughout the vineyard, guests and wedding party alike are sure to have a blast at Sweet Cheeks Winery to celebrate the big day.
27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405, Phone: 541-349-9463
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Boasting a thoroughly tested and heavily experienced staff, Tetherow showcases its skills not only at weddings, but also at a large variety of events and gatherings. Located several minutes from downtown Bend, weddings held at Tetherow are not only geographically convenient but also stunningly picturesque with the peaks of the Cascade as the perfect backdrop. The onsite staff can assist in many ways, from original planning and event set-up to catering food and drinks and even guest organization and event clean up. With a completely customizable venue that can be shaped to fit whatever needs the guests have, Tetherow is an easy pick for large wedding parties.
61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, OR 97702, Phone: 541-388-2582
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15.The Aerie at Eagle Landing
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This French-style chateau is conveniently situated about 20 minutes from Portland accompanies the Eagle Landing Golf Course on top of Mount Scott. Guests will be welcomed by the tree-lined entry, and a ceremony held in front of the rolling greens and vista views could almost leave the bride and groom too breathless to say “I do.” The Aerie at Eagle Landing has no shortage of diverse wedding locations, both indoor and out, to celebrate the special day year round and no matter what the weather. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, bridesmaid lunches, groomsman golf outings, and everything between, there are plenty of relaxing and memorable experiences to be had at The Aerie.
10220 Southeast Causey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086, Phone: 503-698-8020
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16.The Griffin House
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The Griffin House, located on the Columbia River Gorge, is a distinct and charmingly striking wedding destination that offers both indoor and outdoor venues. With a variety of packages that encompass an evening, a morning, a day, or a weekend, bride and groom to-be can pick the perfect combination of location and time when planning. The outdoor has mountain and river views from various patios, lawns, and stages, while the indoor setting can easily accommodate large groups for dining and lounging. Guests can arrange whatever catering they desire, but this venue is often heavily booked so it is advised to contact them as far in advance as possible.
Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: 541-387-3000
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17.The Inn at Diamond Woods
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Showcasing four different and distinct event locations to choose from, the Inn at Diamond Woods contains a diverse spectrum of desirable amenities and spaces. Designed to be a stunning event center with over 6,000 square feet of indoor space, a 2,400-square-foot outdoor patio, a seemingly endless lawn backdropped by the Willamette Valley, and many dressing and private rooms for the wedding party, it is no surprise that the Inn at Diamond Woods can easily accommodate both small and large weddings. With provided tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, wedding planners are able to pick their own caterers without the stress of securing seating for their guests.
96096 Territorial Rd, Monroe, OR 97456, Phone: 541-510-2467
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18.The Tumwater Ballroom
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Equipped with all of the wedding essentials to make pulling off the event stress free, the Tumwater Ballroom at the Museum of the Oregon Territory is a unique, elegant, and affordable place to tie the knot. Located only minutes from downtown Portland and enabling guests the opportunity to take memorable photos not only on the grounds but also in the museum itself, this venue is a great choice for weddings with up to 250 guests. Although the ceremony and reception will take place indoors, the panoramic views of the Willamette Falls offered through the huge windows in the Tumwater Ballroom are breathtaking.
211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045, Phone: 503-310-9975
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19.The Water Oasis
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Located in the very epicenter of the northern Willamette Valley Wine Country in northern Oregon, The Water Oasis, just outside of Newberg, is conveniently located about halfway between Portland and Salem, making it a great choice for both cities. Being a popular outdoor wedding venue, booking can be difficult because of the unparalleled service and vistas offered here. Wedding parties can pick from a variety of spots for their ceremony and reception, such as the gorgeous arbor, the rolling and green countryside meadows, a peaceful pavilion, at the edge of a lake on the sandy beach, or in front of a picturesque waterfall to host their special day, each entailing its own charm and features while all offer access to the 5 acres of landscaped gardens and paths.
15055 NE Dopp Rd., Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-568-8406
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20.The West End Ballroom
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When booking at the West End Ballroom there will be an onsite wedding day venue manager available to assist with everything that needs to be done on the special day, allowing the bride and groom to relax and enjoy the ceremony and reception. Set in historical ballrooms, this venue offers easy access to many downtown destinations and features diverse differences between the two ballrooms. The upper room prides itself on tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and large windows, while the lower room includes more intimate lighting and simple elegance. There is an outdoor patio for lounging and drinking cocktails, and the West End Ballroom prides itself on standing out amongst the crowd, primarily because of their highly rated service and style.
1220 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, Phone: 503-427-1415
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This centrally located Portland venue offers a quirky and hip space that is perfect for weddings that involve 130 people or less. With a variety of features special to this venue, such as the sunken living room, the middle bar area, and the open backroom, Union/Pine creates an intimate setting with simple designs and welcoming layouts. Situated above the main floor is The Loft, which is often rented out in conjunction to the lower venue and can be used for bridal or groomsman preparation space. The Loft is a more intimate setting that can fit 12 people comfortably, has two bathrooms, and designer decor.
525 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR 97214, Phone: 971-254-4395
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The Victorian Belle, originally built in 1885 with lumber milled at the property, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is located only about 10 minutes from Portland. With many historical artifacts such as furniture, clothing, photographs, and more displayed throughout the property and a 2.5-acre lawn to go alongside it, it is no surprise that the Victorian Belle is a highly sought-after wedding venue. There is a gazebo for ceremonies as well as a forest area, gardens, and a terrace with stunning views. This venue can accommodate groups of up to 400 guests, and there are many included amenities included in booking; more details can be found by visiting the website or contacting the venue by phone.
1441 N McClellan St, Portland, OR 97217, Phone: 503-283-3224
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23.Winn Homestead Events
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Conveniently located in Weston, near the base of the scenic Blue Mountains, Winn Homestead Events offers a unique wedding venue in Northeastern Oregon. The onsite barn was built in 1916 and accompanies the country setting nicely on the 2 acres of lawn space. With room for up to 300 guests, off-street parking available for 100 cars, electricity, and onsite bathrooms, this country setting brings all the conveniences of modern day life to an Old World wedding venue. There is an included bridal suite and groom’s cabin for big day preparations, and countless picture-perfect locations around the property for all of the pre-ceremony photos the couple could desire.
79560 Winn Road, Weston, OR 97886, Phone: 541-969-2226
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In the Eola-Amity hills of Oregon’s renowned wine country lies a custom-designed wedding ballroom that aims to deliver all the finest details one would typically find in an upscale hotel. This venue can accommodate groups from 15 to 500 guests, and the wedding party will enjoy getting ready in the private bridal salon. The main ballroom area is over 5,000 square feet, features 20-foot ceilings, and is connected to a 120-foot-long patio that overlooks the rolling hills of the vineyard. Food can be prepared onsite by professional chefs, or caterers can be brought in from an outside company if desired.
5657 Zena Road NW, Salem, OR 97304, Phone: 503-932-3540
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25 Best Wedding Venues in Oregon
- Abernethy Center, Photo: Courtesy of sasuke050201 - Fotolia.com
- Ainsworth House and Garden, Photo: Courtesy of Vibe Images - Fotolia.com
- Atavista Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- Broken Top Club, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa, Photo: Courtesy of kasanka19 - Fotolia.com
- Deep Woods Events, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- East Fork Country Estate, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- Gray Gables Estate, Photo: Courtesy of Nastasia Froloff - Fotolia.com
- Hotel deLuxe, Photo: Courtesy of kovalnadiya - Fotolia.com
- Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- Oregon Garden Resort, Photo: Courtesy of #moreideas - Fotolia.com
- Springhouse Cellar Winery, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- Sweet Cheeks Winery, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Rainey - Fotolia.com
- Tetherow, Photo: Courtesy of Rachel M - Fotolia.com
- The Aerie at Eagle Landing, Photo: Courtesy of Nick - Fotolia.com
- The Griffin House, Photo: Courtesy of Kzenon - Fotolia.com
- The Inn at Diamond Woods, Photo: Courtesy of Zeferli - Fotolia.com
- The Tumwater Ballroom, Photo: Courtesy of F8studio - Fotolia.com
- The Water Oasis, Photo: Courtesy of sergojpg - Fotolia.com
- The West End Ballroom, Photo: Courtesy of prostooleh - Fotolia.com
- Union/Pine, Photo: Courtesy of irontrybex - Fotolia.com
- Victorian Belle, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Winn Homestead Events, Photo: Courtesy of Dennis - Fotolia.com
- Zenith Vineyard, Photo: Courtesy of varbenov - Fotolia.com
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