If your ideal wedding includes saying your vows in the beauty of the great outdoors, Oregon is a wonderful state to consider.
Whether you’re seeking a garden oasis or a place that sits near a majestic river, Oregon is full of charming and memorable venues to host your big day.
Plus, an Oregon Wedding won’t drain your savings. According to the Wedding Report, the average couple spent around $26,300 on their 2021 wedding.
Here are 10 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Oregon to inspire you!
Bridal Veil Lakes – Bridal Veil
We start with the appropriately named Bridal Veil Lakes, located in Bridal Veil, Oregon.
Conveniently located 30 minutes east of Portland in the Columbia River Gorge area, this outdoor wedding venue includes a garden of beautiful wildflowers and an imposing forest near a tranquil lake environment.
Price Range: $3500-$7200, dependent upon the day.
Capacity: Up to 350 guests.
Note: These prices are for groups of 250 or less. Please inquire about larger group accommodations.
Mt. View Orchards – Mount Hood
Mr. View Orchards offers your wedding guests a reception space they won’t soon forget!
Located in Parkdale Oregon, the orchard offers splendid views of its plentiful fruit trees as well as the Mt. Hood mountainscape.
Your wedding ceremony will take place under a 2,400-square-foot pavilion that puts you in direct proximity to nature but can shield you from the elements if the weather doesn’t hold up.
Close by is a beautiful meadow of flowers that can act as a whimsical backdrop to your wedding photos.
But, the best part is that the orchard is full of 100-year-old apple and pear trees that double as beautiful scenery and the freshest possible source for your meal!
Price Range: $2,500 and up for a reception; $5,996 and up for a ceremony.
Capacity: Up to 160 guests.
Lan Su Chinese Garden – Portland
The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a sprawling Chinese garden that spans 40,000 square feet. This dream location exudes serene charm and is complete with gorgeous Chinese architecture, long, meandering stone pathways, and a large onsite Lake.
Offering an authentic peek into China’s scenic beauty, 90% of the garden is made up of plants and trees native to the country. Plus, builders shipped in 500 tons of rocks to decorate and line the grounds back when it was still under construction.
You can say “I do” underneath a covered terrace, surrounded by the garden’s gorgeous green spaces and the garden’s expansive courtyard is a wonderful place to hold your reception.
Price Range: $400- $10,000, dependent upon the day of week and time of year; add-ons extra.
Capacity: 20 – 250 guests.
Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous – William Applegate Valley
Located in the Williams Applegate Valley on 500 acres of conserved land, Pacifica: A Garden in the Siskiyous is a gorgeous venue that offers plentiful outdoor space.
The Wedding Garden sits just off Heron Pond and offers stunning views of Grayback Mountain. As an amphitheater garden, it offers three different elevations for your guests to bask in the beauty of your ceremony or reception.
Meanwhile, The Pond House is a 4,000-square-foot log cabin that would make a great spot for a smaller reception or after-party.
Price Range: $2,000 – $6,000.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Horning’s Hideout – North Plains
If your wedding vision includes a place to escape the stress of city life, then consider Horning’s Hideout. This campground provides acres of land for camping, fishing, and even disc golfing.
As for weddings, this venue offers three outdoor spaces for your big day.
Creekside is perfect for smaller ceremonies of up to 250 people. It offers a wedding lawn, flanked on both sides by tall trees. There’s also a creek that runs straight through the property.
Lakeside is near the lake and features a raging waterfall. It accommodates up to 350 people.
The Main Stage can hold up to 700 people. Located at the north end of the lake, it features a large wooden stage where you can exchange vows or even share your first dance.
Price Range: $3,250 and up.
Capacity: 150 – 700 guests.
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden – Portland
Originally developed as a test garden to observe the viability of rhododendron flowers in Portland in 1950, this venue has grown to an expansive garden that includes 100-year-old flowers, and 2,500 rhododendrons and azaleas.
These days, it’s also a favorite garden venue that offers three outdoor spaces for your nuptials.
The Jane Martin Site is best suited for small ceremonies or elopements. It includes a patio and a waterfall as a backdrop.
The Woodland Site is a private peninsula, shrouded by towering trees and water frontage. It’s great for mid-sized ceremonies.
Last, but certainly not least, The Meadows features tall, native trees and flowers, surrounded by water on nearly every side.
Price Range: Contact the venue for a quote.
Capacity: 15 – 250, dependent upon the venue.
Addivia – Monmouth
Addivia is a countryside event space and wedding venue near Monmouth, Oregon. The woodland setting is the perfect backdrop to a positively fairy-tale experience.
For weddings, you can choose from two outdoor spaces, including a sprawling grass lawn or a secluded forest pavilion. The venue also has a dressing cottage on the premises.
Unlike some venues, Addivia allows you to rent out the entire property in either 24-hour or 48-hour time blocks. This ensures that you and your guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that doesn’t feel rushed.
Price Range: $2,200 – $4,000 for single-day rentals; $6,100 – $6,900 for two-day weekend rentals.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Leach Botanical Garden – Portland
Sitting on 17 acres, Leach Botanical Gardens is a beautiful natural oasis, tucked away from busy city life. Originally the home of plant enthusiasts, John and Lilla Leach, the grounds now serve Portland and surrounding areas.
This elegant venue includes the couple’s former residence, which is surrounded by plant life native to neighboring mountain ranges.
You can exchange your vows on the lawn of the property’s main home, along the creek, or any number of natural amenities. Receptions will usually take place indoors.
Price Range: $3,200 for ceremony; $5,400 for ceremony and reception.
Capacity: 40 – 100 guests.
River Run Lodge – Maupin
Located in Maupin, Oregon, River Run Lodges is a boutique lodge and event space that offers surreal views of the surrounding mountains.
The Lodge is perched on the edge of a cliff, which means that you can say “I do” as you take in the panoramic views of the mountains and valleys.
Or, you can head down to ground level and exchange vows as the glow of the sunset illuminates the mountains behind you.
Even the indoor spaces make you feel like you’re outdoors. Large, glass walls allow the natural light and surrounding beauty of the property to flood in.
Plus, it’s the perfect place to host any out-of-town guests.
Price Range: $6,000 – $9,500, dependent upon package.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
The Griffin House on the Columbia River Gorge – Hood River
The Griffin House is a family-owned wedding venue that overlooks the breathtaking Hood River.
Surrounded by acres of gorgeous foliage, towering trees, and ponds, the property evokes a sense of whimsical charm and ambiance.
For your wedding, you can choose from five distinct venues:
The Griffin Lodge is a quaint lodge cabin flanked on all sides by old-growth trees that serves as a rustic space for a ceremony. Journey to the back of the cabin and you’ll find the Welcome Terrace, a backward oasis nestled just against the river.
For larger ceremonies, the Ceremony Lawn, with its carved paths, stone enclosure and draped trees, might suit your needs.
The Eastern Lawn provides similar accommodations with more expansive views of the surrounding area.
Finally, for those days when rain or sweltering heat might threaten to ruin your moment, you can rent out a covered tent area.
Price Range: $3,500 – $10,500.
Capacity: Up to 175 guests.