The Columbia River Gorge is a breathtaking location for a wedding in the PNW, with its stunning scenery and unique venues. If you’re planning a wedding in this area, you have plenty of options to choose from. Narrow down your list with my top 5 favorite Columbia River Gorge venues to host your wedding or elopement.
The Griffin House is a warm and inviting wedding venue in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge that can accommodate up to 175 guests. It’s a family run venue and truly feels like home away from home. Intensely private, yet easy to get to, it’s a great choice for couples wanting to feel like they’ve run off for their wedding or elopement. Ceremonies are perched on the cliffs above the Gorge. This venue is romantic and soft, with details like a stonewall and delicate landscaping. It’ll have you feeling like you’re in a Jane Austen novel when you say your vows.
Located on the Washington side of the Gorge, this venue has tons of charm. The primary ceremony location features a beautiful stone arch altar, and accommodates up to 300 guests. Choose to have your reception in the sun, or in either of their two indoor spaces. The indoor spaces feature lots of warm wood, and even an impressive bar! Bring along a bartender and really get the fun started.
Just 30 minutes from Portland, only rented to one group per day, and featuring an impressive 3 acre, spring fed lake, Bridal Veil Lakes is a great choice for your intimate wedding or elopement. This venue encourages unique weddings. They want you to make the space your own for your day. Hosting outdoor only weddings, Bridal Veil Lakes schedules events from May to October. The entire grounds are fully ADA accessible, making it a great choice for couples with mobility concerns.
This Washington venue is a great choice for couples looking for an adventurous and outdoorsy wedding. Skamania Lodge features various spots for your ceremony and reception. Whether you bring in decor to help your vision come to life, or let the natural beauty of the Gorge be your backdrop, you’ll have a beautiful wedding here. Take advantage of fun activities like zip lining and wine tasting to make your day like no other. End your wedding day by tucking away in one of their treehouses for the night.
Plan a truly luxurious wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel + Spa. Feel like you’re getting married at a private estate with stunning views of the Gorge behind you. Choose from various locations, both indoor and outdoor to say your vows. Plan your wedding for the summer to get the full effect of the flowering cherry trees in bloom. Don’t worry about leaving to get your hair and make up done! Just reserve the in-house spa for all your day-of pampering.
Whichever of these impressive Columbia River Gorge venues you choose, you’re sure to have an eye catching wedding. It’s hard to go wrong when you plan a wedding in one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest. Need help choosing from these locations? Click here to get in touch. I’d love to tell you more about my experience with these venues.