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Top 10 Wedding Venues in Oregon

Are you planning your PNW wedding and looking for the best wedding venues in Oregon? If so, I’ve got you covered! While there are tons of gorgeous wedding venues to choose from, I’ve collected a list of my top 10 Oregon wedding venues designed to fit any size, budget, or style wedding.

10 of the Best Wedding Venues in Oregon


Reception tables with string lights at Blockhouse wedding venue in Oregon

Starting off this list of wedding venues in Oregon is one of the coziest, most intimate-feeling wedding venues – Blockhouse! Located in Pomarius Nursery in Portland’s Slabtown neighborhood, this wedding venue is the perfect choice for plant-loving couples. Hold your ceremony or reception meal in the venue’s stunning greenhouse complete with high ceilings and large windows. With an on-site bar and chef-inspired open kitchen, you’ll truly have everything you need to host the wedding of your dreams! 

Location: 1988 Northwest 18th Avenue, Portland, OR

Capacity: 120 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

The Ruins at the Astor

Wedding ceremony setup at The Ruins at the Astor wedding venue in Oregon
Bride and groom walk around the mezzanine at the Ruins at the Astor wedding venue

I could go on and on about all the things that make The Ruins at the Astor such an amazing Oregon wedding venue! An old hotel now turned event space, this venue is filled with history. I am obsessed with the decaying parts of the hotel and love that it is also located within walking distance to the boardwalk (a perfect place for sunset photos!). Couples also have the option to access the mezzanine which makes for even more awesome couple photos with an abandoned building feel. 

Location: 1425 Commercial St, Astoria, OR

Capacity: 250 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

Gorge Crest Vineyards

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding

While this venue is technicallyyy located in Washington State, it’s close proximity to the Oregon border makes it a great option for couples looking to plan an Oregon wedding. One of the things I love most about Gorge Crest Vineyards is the beautiful sweeping views of the Gorge and Mt Hood. Even the getting ready spaces have amazing views, allowing you to enjoy the beautiy from the moment your wedding day starts! The grounds also provide a lot of variety for photos from vineyards to wildflowers to forests and more. It’s definitely one of those wedding venues where you will want to spend as much time as possible outdoors soaking in all the incredible views!

Location: 341 Kollock Knapp Road, Underwood, WA

Capacity: 150 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

The Griffin House

Views of the Gorge from The Griffin House Oregon wedding venue
Reception setup under a string like canopy at the Griffin House wedding venue

The Griffin House is a wedding venue mixed with both history and beautiful views! This 120-year old house located just an hour outside of Portland provides some of the most beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge that I have ever seen! The beautiful old house is the perfect place for getting ready, and they also offer an extensive furniture collection available to help your wedding day dreams come to life. 

Location: 4168 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR

Capacity: 175 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

Skamania Lodge

Wedding reception in the pavilion at Skamania Lodge
Guests dine at reception tables at Skamania Lodge wedding venue

Looking for even more sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge? Well then, Skamania Lodge has got you covered! With over 175-acres of beautiful land, this wedding venue is so much more than just a hotel! The venue offers several options to choose from for your ceremony or reception location and their awesome pavilion keeps you covered while still allowing you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors no matter the weather. Because it’s also a hotel, this venue is a convenient choice for your guests to stay at after the celebration is over. 

Location: 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 

Capacity: up to 400 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

The Orchard Hood River

Outdoor wedding ceremony setup at The Orchard Hood River wedding venue
The Orchard Hood River wedding venue in Oregon

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that features some of Oregon’s most iconic mountains, then you’ll definitely want to consider The Orchard Hood River. With amazing views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams, beautiful orchards that are perfect for taking photos in, and a farm-to-table dining experience, it’s easy to see why this venue is high on my list of wedding venues in Oregon! 

Location: 2124 Highway 35 Hood River, OR

Capacity: 175 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details

Mt Hood Center

Plant-filled wedding ceremony at Mt Hood Center in Oregon
Rustic wedding reception at Mt Hood Center wedding venue in Oregon

Located in Boring, Oregon this wedding venue is anything but boring! A historic equine and event center is what makes Mt Hood Center one of Oregon’s most unique wedding venues. What I especially love about this venue though is how the team strives to bring together the community through their fun and unique events. The grounds at Mt Hood Center are simply stunning and boast options like a beautiful greenhouse, a ballroom, and lots of large outdoor spaces for you to dream up any type of event or design for your wedding. Note, the greenhouse is on the smaller side and is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies!

Location: 29450 SE Lariat LN, Boring, OR

Capacity: up to 450 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details

CedarVale Events

Outdoor wedding ceremony at CedarVale Events
Bride and groom hold hands while walking through the forest at CedarVale Events wedding venue in Oregon

There is something about getting married in the forest that just screams intimate and cozy! Located in Clackamas County, Oregon, CedarVale Events is a beautiful Oregon wedding venue with it all! From awesome getting ready spaces to beautiful ceremony spaces in the forest to large open areas in the meadow for receptions to picture-perfect fields for sunset photos you’ll be wow’ed by all this venue has to offer!

Location: 6486 S Sconce Rd Hubbard, OR

Capacity: 200 guests

Pet-Friendly: yes

Thunder Island

Outdoor wedding ceremony setup at Thunder Island
Bride and groom couple photos in Oregon with views of Bridge of the Gods

Does getting married on an island on the Columbia River Gorge sound like a dream come true? If so, then I highly recommend a wedding at Thunder Island! This venue will give you everything you need for the perfect Oregon wedding day including an awesome old house for getting ready, a beautiful ceremony spot overlooking the water, and full access to the island complete with picturesque views of Bridge of the Gods. 

Location: 427 Portage Road, Cascade Locks, OR

Capacity: 200 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details

Leach Botanical Garden

Another garden wedding venue that I absolutely love is Leach Botanical Garden! This versatile venue is perfect for elopements and intimate weddings and can hold up to 80 guests. Some of my favorite aspects of this wedding venue are the beautiful patio area for ceremony and reception as well as the skyline walk through the forest, not to mention it also has access to tons of trails and picturesque spots for photos.

Location: 6704 SE 122nd Ave. Portland, OR

Capacity: 80 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details

2 Bonus Wedding Venues in Oregon

I couldn’t complete this blog post without adding two of Oregon’s newest wedding venues! Here are two more bonus wedding venues in Oregon that I think you will absolutely LOVE!

Rocky Hill Events

Bride and groom hold hands while walking on the grounds at Rocky Hill Events wedding venue in Oregon
Black and white wedding ceremony setup at Rocky Hill Events in Oregon

I am OBSESSED with this Oregon wedding venue! Rocky Hill Events is a stunning wedding venue with incredible design and an elegant, yet laid-back flair. Nestled among the forest trees, the venue boasts a beautiful deck that overlooks the forest as well as indoor and outdoor spaces that will keep your party going no matter the weather. 

Location: 24 BZ Glenwood Hwy, White Salmon, WA

Capacity: 150 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details


Small, intimate wedding ceremony and reception at outpost wedding venue in Oregon
Couple portraits at Outpost wedding venue in Oregon

Last but not least on this list of wedding venues in Oregon is Outpost. Located in the middle of Oregon City, this wedding venue has a small, intimate vibe and a very rustic feel. It is located close to some beautiful views for sunset photos and they even offer an on-site Airbnb as an added option if you need a place to stay post-wedding. 

Location: 1518 Main St. Oregon City, OR

Capacity: 100 guests

Pet-Friendly: contact venue for details

Now that you’re armed with a list of the best wedding venues in Oregon, it’s time to start planning the rest of your wedding day! If you’re looking for an Oregon wedding photographer to capture all the special moments of your dream day, I know just the one for you! Click on the link below to send me an inquiry!

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