Planning a wedding in the Pacific Northwest? Surrounded by serene nature scenes and plenty of waterfront views, the Washington-Oregon area offers plenty of elegant and idyllic wedding venues.
Here are some of the top wedding venues in the PNW region to check out if you’re in the venue searching stage of wedding planning:
Best Wedding Venues in Oregon
Right in the heart of Portland, Hoyt Arboretum has a few beautiful areas available for wedding ceremonies and events. The Redwood Deck pictured above is one of our favorites, and is located only 1/3 of a mile from the Visitor’s Center on the Wildwood Trail and has capacity for either 40 people standing or 25 people seated.
With breathtaking river views, multiple indoor and outdoor areas spread across 175 acres, and dreamy nature scenery (and only 45 minutes from Portland!), Skamania Lodge is fit for the ideal Pacific Northwest wedding. No matter what your style or dream wedding looks like, this venue can be transformed to fit your desires as it accommodates both large and intimate weddings and there’s an on-site event team to help you out every step of the way.
Aerie at Eagle Landing
Stay close to town without sacrificing an upscale and scenic experience. Aerie at Eagle Landing is a French-style chateau only 20 minutes from Portland, and has a timeless and classic look with stone architecture and views of the rolling greenery at the Eagle Landing Golf Course.
The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
Located in Lake Oswego, Oregon, this venue offers guests exactly what they’d expect — waterfront views! One of the most unique features of The Foundry is the Promenade, their round deck that extends into the river. Weddings that take place here are sure to have a memorable ceremony.
Just a short drive away, Abernethy Center is another beautiful wedding venue south of Portland. The site has a cute and classic chapel, an elegant ballroom, and two stunning gardens on site. Our favorite garden, pictured above, is Abigail’s Garden, with a wooden gazebo and a swoon-worthy willow tree as the backdrop for your ceremony.
Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
For an easy to access location with plenty of space for all your guests to stay overnight, check out the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa. This boutique hotel is an amazing destination right along the Columbia River Gorge and has seven acres of beautiful gardens on site.
Black Butte Ranch
With absolutely stunning views of Mt. Hood and the lakefront on site, it’s really hard for any venue to compete with Black Butte Ranch. It’s an ideal venue for those local to Portland and those flying in for a destination wedding alike.
Located between Portland and the Oregon coast, Navarra Gardens is one of our favorite venues in the Pacific Northwest. A small river runs alongside the property, and the 14 acre venue has several romantic backdrops for your ceremony and portraits, including tall oak and fir trees, water fountains, and gardens lush with wildflowers in the summer.
Mt. Hood Organic Farms
Probably one of the biggest venues in size on this list, Mt. Hood Organic Farms has over 200 acres with a stunning view of Mt. Hood as the backdrop for your ceremony. This venue has tons to offer, from its organic cider orchard, quaint house and cottage, chic decor, gardens, ponds, and forests.
Pelican Brewing Company
Another DREAMY location along the coast is Pelican Brewing Company, with some picturesque views of Haystack Rock! They also offer in house catering, event planning and lodging services, making it a great place to get most of your wedding to-dos checked off your list.
Bridal Veil Lakes
If you don’t already know, the Columbia River Gorge’s scenic highway has dozens of beautiful waterfalls. Near one of the most famous in the area, Bridal Veil Falls, is a venue with a similar name: Bridal Veil Lakes. And it is beyond dreamy! There is not only a 3-acre lake on site (where you can row out on a canoe for portraits!), but also old growth forest, gardens, wildflowers, and two covered areas to protect you and your guests from rain.
The Griffin House
Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, this family-run wedding venue only 40 minutes from Portland is perfect for more intimate celebrations with a focus on the scenery. They also offer overnight stays and allow you to bring your own vendors, which we love!
Head to the southern side of Oregon for a luxurious wedding day experience at Belle Fiore. This chateau has a classic French elegance to it, and includes a variety of romantic backdrops from their outdoor terrace and gardens with room for up to 200 guests. Not to mention the winery and some amazing catering available on site!
Best Wedding Venues in Washington
If you’re looking to celebrate with a whole weekend of festivities, NatureBridge in Washington should be at the top of your list. You can sit by the campfire, walk the forest trails to the local waterfalls, and relax by the lake — all on your wedding day.
Salish Lodge and Spa
Imagine a sweeping waterfall as the backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Pretty majestic, right? If this sounds like a dream to you, then Salish Lodge and Spa is a space you’ll want to check out. This Seattle area wedding venue is located atop the Snoqualmie Falls, surrounded by the ideal scenery of the Pacific Northwest and suited for both intimate ceremonies and large celebrations.
Gorge Crest Vineyards
Being a vineyard wedding venue isn’t the only reason to consider having your celebration here: the views of Mt. Hood are hard to beat! You’ll also have access to a traditional barn, making it a top choice for couples wanting both indoor and outdoor options.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Although this is another unique venue space, it’s definitely more for those who love modern art and urban spaces and want to be central to Seattle. Chihuly is an internationally known glass artist, and you can celebrate your wedding day underneath some stunning glass art sculptures of his in this venue.
Can’t imagine not getting married by the water on your big day? Alderbrook sits beside a glacier-carved fjord, with wide open views of the Hood Canal and the Olympic mountain range. You can even use the private dock for portraits, your vows, or even to sail away with one of the boats or kayaks.
Laurel Creek Manor
This five-acre estate located in Sumner, Washington is the perfect country getaway for Seattle brides. The picturesque venue is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, and offers design features like cobblestone patios and Italian fountains, making it a dreamy setting for a spring wedding.
Twin Willow Gardens
Hoping to say your vows surrounded by a lush green forest? Look no further than Twin Willow Gardens. This enchanting garden venue includes a tented reception area complete with string lights and an antique firehouse door.
Get the best of everything at Semiahmoo: waterfront views, luxurious lodging, a full-service spa, all-inclusive packages, and so much more!
For those seeking a venue that’s a little more unexpected, consider a winery. Columbia Winery is one of the largest winery wedding spaces in Washington and offers a wine country atmosphere with elegant outdoor space and elevated settings like the Barrel Room.
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Stay right in the middle of the city with this elegant venue at Pan Pacific Hotel. You have completely wide open views of Seattle’s skyline, including the Space Needle, making it a great spot for stunning night portraits on your wedding day.
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