12 of Oregon's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

Searching for that one-of-a-kind Oregon wedding venue? From its romantic rugged coastline to majestic mountains and lush forests, you'll find no shortage of beautiful and unique spots to tie the knot. This destination-worthy location is also home to some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a gorgeous nature preserve just minutes from downtown to a secluded clifftop retreat overlooking the Columbia River Gorge to a private resort just off the beaten path. Check out these surprising and unexpected locations that are often hiding in plain sight!


Mt. Hood Organic Farms

Mt Hood, Oregon

Location: south of the Columbia River Gorge in Mt. Hood National Forest

Fab Features: 200-acre estate showcasing historic buildings nestled among fields, gardens, ponds and forests • majestic views of Mts. Adams, Rainier and Hood • indoor/outdoor receptions in either the Apple House or Greenhouse

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa

Hood River, Oregon

Location: set on a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge river

Fab Features: gorgeous clifftop hotel • sunset ceremonies on the lush lawn, with receptions in the historic Benson Ballroom or Garden Terrace • plush Spa at The Columbia Gorge Hotel offers a diverse menu of luxe treatments

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


Crook Point

Brookings, OR

Location: perched high above the Pacific Ocean just south of Gold Beach

Fab Features: peaceful, secluded resort perched on a 60-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific • wed on one of three private beaches • on-site vacation homes offer splendid ocean vistas, hot tubs, private decks, and beach access

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


Elk Lake Resort and Marina

Bend, OR

Location: 25 miles outside of Bend, situated in beautiful Deschutes National Forest

Fab Features: gorgeous year-round destination resort • say "I do" on Elk Lake's private beach, followed by a tented reception overlooking the water and mountains • choose from luxe glamping sites, traditional vacation homes, and everything in between!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Black Butte Ranch

Black Butte Ranch, OR

Location: private resort community in Deschutes County

Fab Features: exchange vows beneath a canopy of willow trees • the banquet hall and terrace afford gorgeous mountain vistas • lodging options range from private rooms and condos to spacious custom homes

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Camp Colton

Colton, OR

Location: set on 85 forested acres 45 minutes outside Portland

Fab Features: exchange vows in the historic wood chapel or beneath the majestic evergreens • sophisticated Creekside Reception Hall boasts a chef-designed commercial kitchen, a creekside bar, and spacious patio • plenty of rustic accommodations, including a special getting ready cottage/honeymoon suite, shared cottages, and a cozy yurt

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$


Hoyt Arboretum

Portland, Oregon

Location: 3 miles west of downtown Portland

Fab Features: ‌gorgeous nature preserve • ceremonies on a redwood deck beneath redwoods and sequoias • open-air A-frame for receptions

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Blockhouse PDX

Portland, OR

Location: Pearl District gem tucked behind beautiful Pomarius Nursery

Fab Features: intimate garden setting • ceremonies on the covered patio with a cool urban-oasis vibe • rental includes use of the Blockhouse's full kitchen and custom amenities—handcrafted wooden tables, pretty outdoor lounge sets, and romantic bistro lighting

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

McMenamins | Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Hillsboro, Oregon

Location: 20 miles west of Portland

Fab Features: the grounds boast a historic Italianate roadhouse, weathered domed barn, and woodsy acres • gorgeous outdoor spots, like the Imbrie Meadow, Orchard, and ethereal Grove • rustic-chic Octagonal Barn with twinkle light-wrapped wood beams

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Lakeside Gardens

Portland, Oregon

Location: only minutes from Downtown Portland

Fab Features: seven-acre paradise with lake, weeping willows, and gorgeous gardens • domed ceremony gazebo at the water's edge • windowed ballroom and veranda overlooking the lake

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Oregon Golf Club

West Linn, Oregon

Fab Features: elegant country club just outside of Portland • the picturesque grounds of gently rolling hills with surrounding views of the Cascades, vineyards, and snow-topped Mt. Hood • decorations, furniture, landscaping, entertainment, catering, rentals, and services are all included in their comprehensive packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

McMenamins | Kennedy School

Portland, Oregon

Location: across from the Portland International Airport

Fab Features: re-imagined vintage-chic 1911 schoolhouse • shaded ceremonies in the lush courtyard • variety of unique event spaces from the two-story, steampunk Boiler Room to the Gymnasium, with its soaring ceiling, rows of skylights, and multi-paned windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Venue: Tetherow Resort

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