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Winery Wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards

Groom dips bride for a kiss after winery wedding ceremony at Gorge Crest Vineyards

I am still dreaming of this beautiful winery wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards that I shot a couple of months back. Both serious wine lovers, Alexis and Phil planned their summer wedding at this gorgeous vineyard in the Columbia River Gorge and they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location. Keep reading to learn more about their special day and see my top three reasons to plan a winery wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards.  

Alexis + Phil’s Stunning Gorge Crest Vineyards Wedding

Alexis and Phil’s winery wedding day was so incredibly stunning! It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with everything they planned! 

The crew started the day getting ready off-site and arrived at Gorge Crest Vineyards for their final touches. Instead of doing a first look, Alexis and Phil wanted to save that moment for the aisle. We started the day with separate photos of them with their respective wedding parties and immediate families. I always recommend this timeline to couples opting to forgo their first look as it’s a great way to save photo time during cocktail hour. 

In the afternoon, Alexis and Phil held their wedding ceremony which so beautifully captured their love for each other. The couple exchanged handwritten vows, and rings and even did a broom jumping ceremony! 

After their ceremony, we took some more group photos followed by couple’s photos with insane views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding vineyards. The whole time we couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing over how gorgeous the views here were! 

Since we had already taken a majority of our photos earlier in the day, the couple got to join their cocktail hour for a bit before doing an epic grand entrance into their reception. After dinner and toasts, Alexis and Phil had their first dance. While on the dance floor, it started to drizzle. We took advantage of the moment and went outside to finish their couple photos before the downpour began. Despite being a little bit misty, the rain didn’t stop these two from having a great time exploring the flower gardens around the venue. They wrapped up the evening with some ice cream from the cutest mobile ice cream shop and a cake cutting. 

This Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding was so beautiful and I absolutely loved getting to be a part of Alexis and Phil’s special day! 

For more winery wedding inspiration, check out this Ponzi Vineyards wedding!

Three Reasons to Consider Planning a Winery Wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards

When it comes to breathtaking settings, delicious wine, and unforgettable experiences, I can’t think of a better location than Gorge Crest Vineyards. Nestled in the heart of PNW wine country, this winery wedding venue offers a unique and charming backdrop for your special day. Here are three reasons you might want to consider planning a winery wedding at this stunning venue:

Scenic Beauty 

Imagine saying ‘I Do’ surrounded by rolling vineyards and views of Mount Hood in the backdrop! Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you plan a Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding. Located in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge, this winery wedding venue provides a backdrop surrounded by some of Oregon’s (and Washington’s) best views. Whether you choose an outdoor ceremony with nature’s beauty as your backdrop or an indoor celebration with large windows framing the landscape, the beautiful scenery at Gorge Crest Vineyards is sure to wow your guests and give your wedding the touch of nature that you’re looking for.

Exceptional Wine

If you only need ONE reason to get married at this beautiful venue, this is it! As a winery, Gorge Crest Vineyards is renowned for its exceptional wine. What better place to celebrate your love than at a venue that produces world-class wines? There are so many fun ways to incorporate wine into your wedding day. From treating your guests to a wine-tasting experience to hand-selecting your favorite wines to have flowing throughout the evening, the options are endless. And, the venue’s knowledgeable staff will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way.

Unique and Versatile Spaces

One of my favorite things about Gorge Crest Vineyards is that they offer a variety of unique and versatile event spaces that can be tailored to your preferences. Whether you envision an intimate gathering in the cozy Barrel Room, a grand celebration in the elegant Vineyard Pavilion, or a romantic ceremony under the open sky with the gorge as your backdrop, this venue is extremely versatile allowing you to create the wedding of your dreams. 

Bright summer wedding floral bouquet
White wedding dress hanging from a curtain rod in a blue room
Blue, pink, white, and gold wedding details
Groom sitting in a leather chair writing his personal vows
Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding ceremony setting overlooking Mt Hood
Bride sitting on a couch laughing with bridesmaids
Groomsman helping groom pin boutonniere on his jacket
Groom and groomsman portraits in the forest at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Bride getting zipped into white wedding dress with ruffled sleeves
Bride smiling in front of the mirror while wearing her white wedding dress and veil
Bride portraits in the forest at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Bride and bridesmaids portraits in the forest at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Colorful summer wedding flowers in a bud vase on reception tables
White reception tables with summer flowers overlooking Mt Hood at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Custom cocktail menu at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Guests mingling at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and father enter their outdoor wedding ceremony at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Groom in gray linen suit smiles as he watches bride walk down the wedding aisle
Bride and groom stand at their outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking Mt Hood
Bride reads personal vows during Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding ceremony
Bride laughs during outdoor wedding reception at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Bride and groom jump over a broom at their winery wedding ceremony in Washington
Bride and groom kiss during their Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom embrace after their outdoor wedding ceremony at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Groom dips bride for a kiss after their winery wedding ceremony in Washington
View of Mt Hood from Gorge Crest Vineyards
Winery wedding couple photos at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Wedding party photos at winery wedding in Washington
Bride and groom hold hands while walking through the fields at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Groom kisses bride on the forehead during Gorge Crest Vineyards winery wedding
Bride and groom look out over Mt Hood during their Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom hold hands during Washington winery wedding couple photos
Groom wearing gray linen suit and green bowtie during winery wedding in Washington
Bride portrait at Gorge Crest Vineyards in Washington
Reception tables and decorations at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Reception table decorations at Washington winery wedding
Guests mingle during cocktail hour at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding reception
Bride and groom cheer as they enter their winery wedding cocktail hour with guests
Guests sit at tables during the outdoor wedding reception at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Best Man gives a speech during Gorge Crest winery wedding reception
Main of Honor gives a speech during outdoor wedding reception at Washington winery wedding
Guests toast during Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding reception
Mother son first dance under string lights at outdoor wedding reception
Father daughter first dance under string lights at outdoor wedding reception
Bride and groom first dance under string lights at outdoor wedding reception
Bride and groom dance with guests under string lights at outdoor wedding reception
Bride and groom stand in a wildflower field during couple photos at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom kiss in a wildflower field during couple photos at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom couple photos in a wildflower field at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Groom dips bride for a kiss during couple photos in a wildflower field at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom hold parasols while walking through a wildflower field at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding
Bride and groom kiss while holding ice coffees at their winery wedding in Washington
Bride and groom cut cake at their Washington winery wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards
Sun setting over the mountains at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding

Gorge Crest Vineyards Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Taylor Denton Photography

Venue: Gorge Crest Vineyards

Florist: Isaflora Design Co

Catering: Cheryl’s on 12th

Ice Cream: The Mobile Scoop Shop

Rentals: Arden Event Collective


Ready to book your own Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding? Click on the link below to inquire!

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