Finding your perfect wedding venue is step one to having a blissful wedding day. If you’ve already started your research, you may have found that there are a bunch of beautiful venues to host your friends and loved ones. The options can be overwhelming! Today we’re sharing our top 15 wedding venues in Hood River, Oregon and Columbia River Gorge. After years of experience in the wedding industry and our professional knowledge of the Columbia River Gorge area, we can confidently say that these fifteen venues are the perfect setting for your big day.
This gorgeous venue is home to America’s oldest mountain rescue organization, making it the perfect venue for couples who adore the great outdoors, mountains, and everything that makes the Columbia River Gorge so special! Crag Rat Hut is located on the east side of Hood River and features a mountain-lodge style. It is such a gorgeous space with incredible views of the valley, Mt. Hood & Mt. Adams, as well as views of many orchards, farmlands, and more!
This venue offers it all. Not only does Crag Rat Hut offer both indoor and outdoor spaces but they have a newly-remodeled kitchen perfect for your caterer, gorgeous well-kept bathrooms, plenty of parking space, and more! Crag Rat Hut is also located just 10 minutes from downtown Hood River making it the perfect quick escape.
This mountain resort offers amazing rustic mountain lodges, log cabins, and a delicious farm-to-table restaurant — it’s practically perfect! Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is located in the midst of Mt. Hood National Forest right here in Oregon. This resort has so many amazing options to choose from and would even be the perfect wedding-weekend location for wedding parties.
This space offers some amazing amenities for you and your guests, and also has some of the best food of the venues on this list. This venue has spaces for year-round events and celebrations, making it the perfect option for couples wanting a winter or even a summer wedding!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, Gorge Crest Vineyards. This space is a seriously stunning and dreamy wedding venue. Open for weddings from May-October, this winery is about an hour outside of Portland, Oregon. Out of all the wedding venues in Columbia River Gorge, it’s one of the only winery venues in Oregon and Washington! They have a list of preferred vendors for you to choose from to bring your gorgeous day to life.
Gorge Crest Vineyards is a remarkable space and we’ve only ever heard incredible things about the overall experience. They have plenty of on-site parking, a bridal suite, an outdoor bar, specific catering facilities, and more! There are so many amazing amenities that this venue definitely deserves a spot on our list of wedding venues in Columbia River Gorge.
This stunning secluded farm is the perfect place for an intimate or grand wedding day! This venue has gorgeous mountain views of Mt. Hood, Adams, and Rainier. Not only does Mt. Hood Organic Farms have breathtaking views, but they also have some delicious farm-to-table prepared dinners.
Mt. Hood Organic Farms offers incredible indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for couples wanting to utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces for their wedding! The venue has incredible staff, catering, and more.
This orchard is a dreamy venue with endless rows of apple and pear trees and flower fields. One of our favorite outdoor Hood River wedding venues— Outdoor spaces don’t get better than this! Mt. View Orchards is surrounded by Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley, allowing a ton of space for some iconic bridal photos. When you’re here you feel as though you’re secluded from the busy life around you and can really soak in every detail of your wedding day.
Mt. View Orchards offers SO many amenities. They have a green meadow perfect for cocktail hour and they even offer lawn games that you can add to your package! They also provide a twinkle-light lined dancefloor, catering kitchen, a few arches, and more. Take a look at what they have to offer and we’re sure you’ll be impressed.
Wow, where do we begin with this venue? Skamania Lodge is absolutely incredible year-round with unreal views of Columbia River Gorge. This space is just 45 minutes from Portland and is the ultimate getaway — they were even awarded the Best Outdoor Venue in Portland in 2020!
This venue is perfect for small or large parties. They even offer guest rooms and endless amenities to bring you and your guests the most memorable wedding weekend experience. Skamania Lodge has nailed down its list of preferred vendors and we’ll be the first to say, it’s a fantastic list of amazing wedding professionals!
We’ve absolutely fallen in love with The Griffin House. It’s one of our favorite wedding venues in Columbia River Gorge! This location can host up to 175 guests and has many different spaces for you to use during your wedding day. Your guests will gather out on the welcome terrace before heading off to the ceremony lawn. Every inch of this venue offers tremendous mountain and river views that you really can’t get anywhere else. Choose from an intimate dinner on the East Lawn or grand reception at their reception lawn and tent; you and your guests will have the best time exploring all the beauty this venue has to offer!
The Griffin House offers all-day access for you and your vendors to set up for the big event. They even offer the option to reserve the venue for the entire weekend, what an amazing perk! They also have an a la carte vendor policy, allowing you to bring in whoever you’d like to make your wedding vision come to life. This space even offers in-house rentals: farm chairs, a dancefloor, arbors, and more can be added to your package!
This wedding venue is located in downtown Hood River, and is in such an epic location within walking distance of some amazing nightlife! The Ruins has indoor and outdoor spaces and was voted one of the best urban spaces outside of Portland to get married at.
The Ruins provides an incredible staff who will run and operate your bar — they offer locally sourced beverages for you and your guests to choose from. Even though they don’t offer catering they have a great list of local caterers! Our favorite part of this space is how conveniently located it is, many of your guests will love the fact that they can take a quick walk to restaurants, hotels, and more after your wedding is over.
Would you believe that The Orchard is just five minutes from downtown Hood River? It’s true! This venue is a true experience and is secluded in the Hood River Valley. The Orchard offers luxurious furniture, bathrooms, a bar, dressing spaces, and more! It’s a beautiful space that also offers some amazing amenities.
One of our favorite details about The Orchard is that they exclusively work with Celilo catering. Similar to other venues in the area, Celilo catering is a farm-to-table experience making weddings at The Orchard a memorable experience for everyone in attendance. Also, the view The Orchard has of Mt. Adams is unreal! Ceremonies take place out on their lawn surrounded by beautiful seasonal flowers and of course the dreamy mountain range.
Tin Roof Barn is an award-winning venue set among rolling hills featuring apple orchards, views of the Columbia River Gorge, and it’s over 100 years old! This venue not only has a beautiful history but an incredible reputation.
Tin Roof Barn is one of our absolute favorite White Salmon wedding venues, and one where we’ve spent a lot of time! They do require you to use vendors on their preferred vendor list but trust us, it’s a trustworthy list that has been curated to perfection. Tin Roof Barn is such a special venue and includes so many amazing amenities and rental options. From beautiful reception spaces, chairs and tables, additional decor, and a lit parking lot, this space is the dream location for couples who want a venue that has everything they need in one spot.
Wind Mountain Ranch is located among beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge. The picturesque views make this the perfect place for a wedding! The venue is fully outdoors, allowing you to soak in the stunning beauty of the Gorge.
One of our favorite details about this venue is that they offer different packages, allowing you to customize your experience based on your budget. All package options include restrooms, parking, tents, chairs, and a dance floor, but many other packages are available with different amenities depending on which one you choose! This ranch has on-site cabins so you and your guests can stay on-site for the duration of your event. It’s a dream getaway for any couple wanting to experience the Columbia River Gorge in its glory.
The Historic Balch Hotel is a gorgeous vintage setting located in the foothills of Mt. Hood! It is a charming and romantic space that has been home to many amazing weddings over the years. The space is surrounded by tall pine and fir trees, a pond, and breathtaking views. This venue is a dream getaway for those wanting to hop over to the sunny side of Oregon!
For couples looking for a venue that offers packages, Historic Balch Hotel is your place. They have elopement packages, a classic package, and a third classic package that allows access to the whole property for two full days! We’re obsessed with the fact that you have the option to rent out the entire hotel for your event and guests.
Bridal Veil Lakes is about 30 minutes from Portland, but it is absolutely worth the trip. This stunning venue offers endless opportunities for gorgeous bridal photos and an amazing wedding day. Bridal Veil Lakes has a 3-acre spring lake surrounded in lush greenery and towering trees. The property is also decorated naturally by delicate wildflowers and stunning views.
This venue has a lot to offer but they allow you to bring in many of your own vendors, including catering! Bridal Veil Lakes has a long list of incredible vendors that they recommend making your planning process even easier. Want to know our favorite part of the venue? If you’re renting it out it is YOURS for the day. Bridal Veil Lakes only allows one client’s event to happen on property each day so be sure to jump on your desired date before it goes!
We absolutely adore Cape Horn Estates and the incredible amenities they have to offer. Located in Skamania, this venue has just about everything you need for your perfect wedding day! In total they can host up to 300 guests on their property, but even if you land closer to 150 guests Cape Horn Estates has the space for you. This stunning venue offers acres of scenic views and memorable moments for you and your guests to enjoy. We also are in love with the fact that they offer Micro Wedding packages for groups ranging from 30-75 guests!
Cape Horn Estates wants to make your wedding day unforgettable and they offer a few incredible packages that you can add onto your booking if you’re looking for convenient ways to elevate your wedding day. From a dining package with the basics you need for a classy dinner to a premium bar package, Cape Horn Estates knows how to throw a party! Oh, and did we mention, this place is absolutely beautiful!
Rounding out our list we have the Maryhill Museum. It’s one of the most unique spaces we’ve seen, located east of Portland, Oregon. This venue is truly unlike anything else on our list and we are seriously dreaming of the events that can happen here! This museum has event rental options that offer views of the Columbia River Gorge. They can seat up to 75 guests making it a dream space for intimate weddings.
We love all the amazing options that Columbia River Gorge has to offer, but the Maryhill Museum is the perfect spot for couples looking to host a unique wedding in a non-traditional space. Its location is a bit far from Portland but that shouldn’t stop you from considering this beauty! The museum has so much to offer.
Now that you’ve got our top wedding venues in Hood River Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge, what should you do next? Well, if you want our expertise and connections in helping you select the right venue for your wedding, inquire about our venue research service! We’ll present you with a list of curated venue options that meet your needs and even accompany you to tour each venue. Click here to learn more about how we can help you plan your special day.
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