We emphasize the importance of finding your wedding venue so much because it is a crucial part of your wedding day. However, another spot you’ll want to plan well ahead of time is the location where you’ll host your rehearsal dinner! Rehearsal dinners are a wonderful way to gather close friends and family before the wedding as a little “Thank You” for coming to your wedding. In addition, this is a space where you can allow more of your guests to share toasts and give speeches about your love story. The rehearsal dinner acts as a little preview of your wedding day so it is important that it feels cohesive with the rest of your wedding! Here in Hood River, there are a ton of amazing spots where you can host your rehearsal dinner. Whether you’re looking for a venue with catering or a venue without catering–we’ve got a list of the top rehearsal dinner venues in Hood River ready for you to explore!
If you’re wanting an easy venue that guests can come to at ease, consider Riverside at the Best Western! You can reserve a room block–which is perfect for small wedding parties. This venue will provide you with beautiful river-side views. The best part? Right after dinner, you and your guests can just pop right on up to your room for a good night sleep before the big day.
Looking for a classic Oregon dinner spot? Kickstand Café is your place! With a laid-back vibe and DELICIOUS, food Kickstand Café will have you and your guests feeling right at home. They have cozy lounge seats for parties up to 20 or you can rent out the entire restaurant for your rehearsal dinner, including their outdoor patio!
Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating options while dining among stunning views of Mt. Hood. Whether you’re wanting to feed a small party or a large party, Feast is going to provide you and your guests with a fantastic experience.
Grateful Vineyard is breathtaking. Host your rehearsal dinner in their tasting room and get the full vineyard experience. With the ability to host up to 100 guests, this is a fantastic option for couples wanting to have a larger welcome party! Plus, included in your package are chairs, tables, bartenders, plenty of parking, and more!
Specializing in private events, Three Rivers Grill is ready to accommodate you and your guests. Seriously, you’re going to feel like royalty as you dine in style on their beautiful sundeck. Enjoy the views of Hood River and take in every moment. Their ability to host up to 200 guests is perfect for anyone wanting to host a large welcome dinner!
If breweries are your thing, Full Sail Brewing is a gem of a location to host your intimate rehearsal dinner (up to 50 guests). Sip on tasty pints and treat your guests to views of volcano peaks and wildflower meadows from the deck of the brewery. A ski village in the winter and a surf town in the summer, the setting of Full Sail Brewing has a beautiful and laid back vibe–making it the perfect place to celebrate!
You are guaranteed to love hosting your rehearsal dinner in Hood River Common House, it’s one of our favorite local lounge options for private events. They’ve got you covered with customizable draft beer and wine lists, indoor space and patios, and not to mention–such a stylish vibe!
Occasionally our clients will tell us that when choosing a location, they are focused on the feel of the rehearsal dinner venue more so than the food itself. So, we wanted to give you options of stunning venues with amazing vibes that allow you to bring in your own food!
The Ruins is a venue located right outside of Portland and is perfect for anyone wanting to bring the party! With the ability to host up to 220 guests you can go big. While the venue does not provide catering they will offer a list of local vendors they highly recommend. Plus, they do serve local beers, wines, ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages as well!
I adore The Garage. It’s industrial vibe can feel incredibly romantic and the space is on the smaller side, seating up to 60 guests, making it the perfect intimate rehearsal dinner venue in Hood River. The Garage is equipped with amenities to allow you to craft your dream rehearsal dinner.
When selecting your accommodations for your wedding weekend, be sure to ask if they have a space for rehearsal dinners. If you’re lucky, your hotel will have a space like The Society Hotel does. With multiple locations perfect for small to large rehearsal dinners, Society Hotel is going to be the hot spot for your wedding weekend!
Enjoy a piece of Hood River history by arranging your rehearsal dinner at the Hood River Hotel. This space was renovated with love and it is gorgeous. Check out all of their lounge and bar spaces and enjoy a relaxed rehearsal dinner. Similar to Riverside, Hood River Hotel does require that you have a room block so go ahead and give them a call! See what hotel room options they have for you and your guests and ask about rehearsal dinner options.
Stave and Stone is a gorgeous winery right here in Hood River. With acres of whimsical vineyards and some delicious wine this is a venue you’ll absolutely adore. Reserve a private room and enjoy a tasting event as you toast and share memories with loved ones. Just be sure to keep your party to 80 guests or less and enjoy!
Did you know that the Crag Rat Hut is the official club house of the Crag Rats, America’s oldest mountain rescue organization? We adore this mountain-loving venue, it’s the perfect location for hosting not just your rehearsal dinner, but your wedding ceremony as well! The Crag Rat Hut welcomes outside vendors, while also providing you a list of their best vendor recommendations. Invite more than just a few close friends and family members–The Crag Rat Hut has a capacity of 120 guests and plenty of parking.
Last on our list of rehearsal dinner venues in Hood River is Evoke Winery. If you and your guests are wine lovers like we are, you’ll love the quality and fun, cozy atmosphere of Evoke Winery! Whether you’re planning a large scale party or intimate get together for your rehearsal dinner, Evoke offers a variety of unique spaces perfect for sharing great wine and good times.
Over the years of planning and coordinating rehearsal dinners for our couples, we’ve compiled together a list of our most loved and trusted vendors — to satisfy your needs from rentals and caterers, to transportation.
If you’re not looking to host a large event but want to include your guests, especially those from out of town—consider hosting a welcome party after dinner. This is a great way to spend more quality time mingling with your guests. Remember to keep hydrated, and don’t keep yourself and your guests up too late!
We hope you found this list of rehearsal dinner venues in Hood River helpful. Rehearsal dinners are important and we want to help you finalize the details of your event. Feel free to give us a call or send us an inquiry and ask about our rehearsal dinner planning packages. Bringing your dream to life is our passion and we cannot wait to hear what venue you choose!
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