If you’re in the market for an outdoor wedding in Portland, Oregon, then you’re in luck.
With a temperate Mediterranean climate, mild winters, and scenic summer, outdoor weddings can be held nearly year-round.
Portland is also a major city full of tourist attractions to entertain any of your out-of-town friends and family.
Plus, the average cost of a Portland wedding is only $26,000, according to Wedding Report.
Still interested? Great! Here are 10 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Portland.
Horning’s Hideout has been hosting weddings since 1986. With over 30 years in the business, the staff at Horning’s Hideout is ready to meet your every need and help you make your wedding a stress-free event.
This beautiful 160-acre private park is an idyllic site for outdoor weddings.
The three outdoor wedding sites are full of lush trees, gardens, and scenic water features such as the creek or waterfall. Each venue offers a covered area and can be customized and decorated to suit your needs.
Your rental fee will include exclusive use of your chosen site for up to 22 hours, giving you plenty of time to take photos and enjoy your reception.
Plus, the venue also provides round tables and 80 chairs (though you can add more), and dressing rooms.
Pricing: $3,550 – $3,950
Capacity: 350 – 700
One of the great things about a city like Portland is that there are lots of stunning public works available to locals at a very low cost.
Peninsula Park is a perfect option for a bride looking for an outdoor wedding venue.
This beautiful 16-acre park offers two unique wedding spaces for your wedding.
First of all, there is the rose garden, which was initially planted in 1908.
This was the city’s first public garden. With over 75 varieties of roses, you’ll be surrounded by beauty everywhere you look.
The second option is The Gazebo, which offers panoramic views of the park and the rose garden.
Pictures can be taken throughout the park at its many scenic sites, and receptions can be held in one of the two picnic areas. For a simple, no-fuss wedding, consider Portland’s Peninsula Park.
Food, alcohol, and a DJ or band are allowed in the reception area.
Pricing: $204 – $921
This historic family-owned farm has over 100 years of history in the Portland area.
Initially from Italy, the Rossi family places an emphasis on tradition, family values, and service to the community, as they offer their beautiful farm to host weddings and events.
Outdoor weddings can be hosted on the great lawn with a backdrop of vintage buildings that give a 1920s vibe.
The lawn can be decorated to suit your taste for your wedding ceremony. After your vows, there are many fun sites for pictures, and you can move to the barn for your reception.
The rental fee includes 12 hours of event time, two homestead homes for bride and groom prep, both indoor and outdoor space, tables & chairs, catering prep area, gas fire pit, set-up & take-down of tables and chairs
Pricing: $3,600 – $5,500
Urban and trendy, the Jupiter Hotels are located in the heart of the Eastside, one of Portland’s most vital and vibrant neighborhoods.
The Jupiter hotels offer two unique outdoor wedding venues, The Dream Tent and the Secret Garden.
The Dream Tent is lined with lush bamboo and illuminated with exquisite crystal chandeliers and accommodates up to 250 guests.
Tucked away on the rooftop of Jupiter Next is the Secret Garden. Quiet and intimate, this beautiful bamboo-lined garden is ideal for small, boutique weddings.
Photos can be taken throughout the venue, and additional event space can be used for the reception, including the Dream BOX or Arium Ballroom.
Wedding packages include room blocks, event space, beer & wine, furniture, choice of black or white linens, wifi, projector screens, microphones, and speakers.
Pricing:$7,800 – $9,800
Capacity: 50 – 250
Ainsworth House Weddings
The Ainsworth House, with its lush emerald gardens, could be your dream outdoor wedding venue.
With three outdoor sites to choose from and exclusive use of the property and staff for your wedding day, Ainsworth House has much to offer.
With a 200-year-old Ponderosa Pine sitting at its center, The Pine Tree Garden is ideal for larger weddings. The ancient Ponderosa towers over the garden, its magnificent branches stretching out to offer shade and comfort to your guest as you walk down the aisle.
Say “I do” under this ancient pine and let it imbue your wedding with special magic.
The Front Lawn or Grove are equally beautiful locales.
The Front Lawn offers a long processional path for the bride to show off her perfect dress. Meanwhile, the Grove, with a wrought iron gazebo decorated with fairy lights, is the ideal choice for intimate ceremonies.
Pictures can be taken at the many scenic locations throughout the property. A 3,000 square ft banquet hall with an outdoor patio and woodland area is available for your reception.
Ainsworth House offers exclusive use of the property for 7 hours, free set-up and teardown, tables, chairs, linens, and decor. Use the caterer, DJ, and bartenders of your choice.
Pricing: $2,800 – $7,650
Capacity: 20 – 125
Leach Botanical Gardens
With an innumerable variety of plants, trees, and flowers from the magnificent Cascades and Siskiyou mountain ranges, the Leach Botanical Gardens are absolutely stunning.
Spread across 16 acres of meadow, woodland slopes, and creeks, this beautiful garden hosts a breathtaking outdoor wedding venue, The East Terrace.
The East Terrace is a wide-open paved space right off the manor house. Surrounded by the lush and vibrant plant life of the Leach Botanical Garden, it is idyllic for a dreamy outdoor wedding.
Bistro lighting helps to create a romantic ambiance, and the space is customizable to meet all your wedding needs.
After saying your “I dos,” head out on gentle walking trails to take photos amidst the beautiful flowers, at the scenic ponds, and carefully sculpted gardens throughout the 16-acre space.
Your reception can be held in the manor house with its gleaming timber beams, historic fireplace, and exquisite chandelier lighting. If you prefer to remain outside, the beauty of the East Terrace is another excellent option.
The basic rental fee includes the Manor House, the East Terrace, and the Upper Arbor, and table chairs for four hours.
Market lighting and additional hours can be added for an increased cost.
Pricing: $3,200 – $6,200
Capacity: 40 – 80
The Aerie at Eagle Landing
Nestled in the hills and mountains of Happy Valley, you’ll find Aerie at Eagle Landing.
This stunning outdoor wedding venue offers four outdoor sites for your special day. This beautiful venue is a forest with Arborvitae evergreens and offers fantastic Willamette Valley views and incredible sunsets for perfect golden-hour pictures.
There are four outdoor sites for your ceremony: The Bellevue Garden, The Cave, The Bellaire Greens, and The Dock.
The Cave, my favorite of the four, is a misnomer. Instead of being dark, cold, and uninviting, The Cave is ethereal, enclosed by tender young trees and strung with romantic bistro lights.
There’s a sense of magic to the space that you and your guests will feel if you choose it for your ceremony, reception, or both.
The other venues are stunning, of course. The Bellevue Garden and Bellaire Greens offer wide emerald lawns that you can arrange and decorate to your taste. There’s also The Dock with its shimmering and picturesque pond.
Whichever of these you choose, you can take some memorable photos if you spend time at any of them.
All sites offer reception space, and rental includes set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs, all tableware, private bathrooms, rehearsal time, and meeting time with the sales and event manager.
Pricing: contact the venue
Capacity: 125 – 350
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Filled with lush gardens, sprawling forests, and stunning waterways Oregon Garden is yet another beautiful outdoor wedding venue.
This 80-acre botanical garden offers three outdoor wedding sites, reception space, and of course, stunning landscape for memorable photos.
One of the more stunning venues on this property is the Garden Green & Grand Hall. The Garden Green is an emerald lawn that you can decorate for your nuptials before heading inside the reception hall.
With two other equally lovely venues you definitely must consider Oregon Garden for your outdoor wedding.
After your ceremony, you’ll have many sites to choose from for photos.
I recommend the amazing Water Garden with its embellished bridges and flowing waterfall or perhaps the Bosque with its reflecting ponds and verdant maples.
Wherever you take your pictures, you’ll have an array of stunning photos to remember your special day.
There are both indoor and outdoor options for your reception. Whichever you pick, you’ll be surrounded by absolutely stunning views of the garden.
Your rental fee includes 12 hrs of exclusive access to the perfect venue of your choice, the option to take photos throughout the property, and table and chair set-up and clean-up.
Oregon Garden does not offer catering, DJ, flowers, linens, or tableware.
Pricing: $1,500 – $5,000
Capacity: 80 – 400
Tin Roof Barn
Rustic and romantic, the Tin Roof Barn is surrounded by wildflowers and apple orchards.
This countryside venue, with its meandering paths and songbirds, will charm your guests and provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony.
Your wedding will take place on the Ceremony Patio just outside the barn, surrounded by wildflowers and breathtaking mountain views.
Nature is the dream decorator for your Tin Roof Barn wedding.
Once you’ve recited your vows take pictures in the apple orchard, the windmill meadow, or the many other scenic locales throughout the property.
For your reception, the barn itself is available. Soaring timber beams, chandelier lighting, and vintage furniture welcome your loved ones to celebrate your nuptials with rustic charm.
The rental fee includes rehearsal time, exclusive access for set-up, breakdown, and clean-up, choice of ceremony location, restrooms, and cottage for prep. Additional amenities are available depending on your chosen ceremony site; all sites include chairs.
Pricing: $5,300 – $10,500
For a grand luxury experience in the heart of downtown Portland, consider the Nines.
This world-class luxury hotel has everything you need to plan an elegant event: a gourmet, locally sourced menu, lavish accommodations for you and your guests, and a grand wedding venue that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Of course, no outdoor wedding venue list is complete without one rooftop wedding venue, and for this list The Departure is it.
The Departure restaurant features two outdoor decks and can be booked for your wedding. With breathtaking city views, the decks can be decorated for your ceremony and an easy transition from wedding to cocktails or reception within the restaurant itself.
Photos can be taken throughout the hotel.
The rental fee includes private ceremony and reception location, set-up and tear-down of hotel-provided furniture, burgundy or silver chairs, guestbook table, gift table, cake cutting, champagne toast, the discounted room rate for guests, and wedding night champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
Pricing: $2,000 – $2,500
Capacity: contact venue