PORTLAND WEDDING VENUES
Here we are with
sunshine...at last...the absolute prime time for investigating Portland Wedding Venues for
that perfect 2015 or 2016 wedding location. Spring is invigorating for these venues because
the Sun grants a special sparkle to the estates, farms, manors, parks, and all the many rest of the
locales which grace PortlandWeddingVenues.com.
As you will read,
below, we are here at Portland Wedding Venues to assist you with one of your most important wedding
day decisions: where to hold the event. Here, we endeavor to render this decision a bit easier by providing you with photo and copy
information on the best Portland wedding locations to be had in and around the upper end of
Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Added to this year's
site is yet another method of selection: by Types of Portland Wedding
Venues. By popular request, we have separated the listings for Portland
Ballrooms, Churches, Golf Courses, Estates, and
Museums, Ranches &
Farms,--along with the city's best Restaurants
and even Breweries and Vineyards and Urban locations as well as Rehersal Dinners or Parties to render your search
time shorter and your wedding planning more precise.
So Many Portland
There are two simple truths about Portland
wedding venues: There are a lot of them, and they are some of the loveliest and most romantic
places to get married you can find on this planet. They're sleek, chic, rugged, cool (even frozen),
rocky, rural, urban, Hot(!), elegant, charming, movingly lovely, weird, and even extinct. It's why
so many couples, nationwide, have chosen the Rose City as their knot-tying destination. These
locales are found spread into the massive shadow of nearby Mt. Hood, or overlooking the verdant
riverlands following the Columbia to the sea. They are dead center in the street-car heart of a
bicycling town. Really, they are just about everywhere in Greater and Metro Portland, wedding
venues which speak to all the character, distinctiveness, and downright uniqueness of this
Northwest Oregon city.
There are, indeed, so many wedding venues Portland
offers that it can get a little mind-numbing when it comes to selecting just one of
Which is why we've developed this Portland
Wedding Venues information directory, to offer time-conserving clarity to anyone trying to
research and choose amongst the embarrassment of riches "suffered" by this area in the realm of
lovely places in which to be married.
Using this Wedding Venues
PortlandWeddingVenues.com is a wedding planning
aid dedicated virtually exclusively to Portland wedding venues. You won't find caterers here, nor
jewelers, dresses, planners, nor string quartets. What you will find is immediate and visual
information on the best of all the fabulous ceremony and reception wedding locations in and near
this Oregon city.
These are the Portland hotels, restaurants,
country clubs, estates, vineyards, even an amusement park which are virtually perfect matches for
your Great Day. They form also an association of distinctively "Portland" wedding locations, each
offering the flavor of an environment quite different from the national chain "experience." In this
directory, for instance, a ballroom is something with its own character and personality--not merely
a "multi-use" box. And a garden? These gardens are not thin lines of flowers, but
often many acres of differing flora and various mysterious, romantic wending
paths. In other words, they're the real Deal.
Divisions of the Portland Wedding Venues Directory
Your guide is sectioned into five
major divisions. In Metro Portland Wedding Venues you will view the incredibly varied
wedding locations in Portland, itself. Downtown and the Pearl District for the good eating and
night vibe and the bounce of streetlights off sometimes rainy asphalt...or a sunny ceremony set
against a thousand rhododendrons in a setting which invites one to forget that a major city
actually continues to pulse beyond its borders. Its boundaries are the North Portland, Northeast,
Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest districts of PDX.
Greater Portland Wedding
Venues covers the city's surrounding area, roughly
from west as far as Hillsboro, to Troutdale. Altogether, cities such as Boring, Gresham, Lake
Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Oregon City, Newberg, McMinnville are covered here.
Portland Wedding Venues - Columbia
Gorge is our latest directory addition. It covers a
realm stretching into some of the stunning highlands (and low) lining the route of the Columbia
River, past Corbett, Bridal Veil, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River, The Dalles, and a
little beyond...though still not very far from the city limits of Portland. Oregon wedding venues
in this district have an almost unfair advantage in that they exist where the liquid line between
OR and WA has sculpted some of the most jaw-dropping scenery ever to be absorbed by the human eye
And...to round out the wedding planner process, at
least sofar as venues are concerned, we have broken down the directory members by Portland Wedding Venues Cities.
This allows for arrangement along actual municipal peripheries.
The wedding locations
in Portland Wedding
Venues have come to us by our invitation--one
based often on the positive experiences we have enjoyed, working with them as wedding
professionals, ourselves. Within a venue's Information Pages, you will find a number of
lovely photographs of the interior and exterior of the site along with details regarding its
indoor and outdoor capabilities, seating capacity, amenities, and offered services such as
catering. There are also links to individual Portland Wedding Venues web
sites as well as contact information.
The Wedding Venue is
You know, indeed we all know about location,
location, etc. From real estate, to where to land a space probe on Mars, location is always a prime
consideration. Wedding venues are no different. Where your wedding is held will
set the tone, the mood of the event, like a
sort of visual background music.
In fact, the right locale can do much of the
heavy lifting when it comes to generating a wedding's Magic--particularly in retrospect. After all,
what is remembered about such events? The couple. Her dress....
And the wedding
location: the environment, the feel of a room...the spectacle of a view...one smudged,
Summer sunset seen through a half-full wineglass at a reception on a downtown rooftop. Snow...for a
day, on seemingly all the world, upon a Northwest alp...
These, too, are remembered keenly. To the
extent that, perhaps, in the end, it is truly the wedding venues Portland, Oregon
provides such lucky couples which are set to memories most of all.
Great Locations are Everywhere
And Portland is flush with such places. Where you
expect them. And where a wedding venue might come as a complete surprise.
Do you like the idea of a grassy meadow and lush
vegetation but you want to stay in the city? Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, in SE Portland,
is only about 15 minutes from the center of downtown. Still, its wending paths, waterfalls, and, of
course, rhody displays sometimes come as close to Alice in Wonderland as they do to the metro
Then again, might you yearn for a vast, rambling,
historic estate home set in a lawny landscape of massive trees and hazelnut orchards. If such is
your desire, Portland-close Aurora's Heritage House Farm and Gardens fits it to a veritable
tee. It sits in the middle of so much, yet almost an entire world away from everything
Or what about fun but decidedly different? Well,
consider tying that knot right on the Willamette River at Sellwood's Oaks Amusement Park. Say "I
do," then say "buckle us in" and get whirled round six stories of Ferris wheel, or spin and twirl
(and spin and twirl, and spin and twirl...) on a selection of other rides at this genuinely unique
historical park. And, if you think the wedding alone is sufficient whirling for one day, there is
now a miniature golf course the equal of any which has been added to the already delightful venue.
Take to the links after you link. And revel in it. It's a sort of "vanishing Americana" which is
ever more rarely experienced in cities.
These are, of course, but a few examples of
Portland's potential for diverse wedding experiences, but they give notice of the sort of
"signature" environments/atmospheres which are available throughout the Rose
Your Portland Wedding's Portland Weather
Tangentially aligned with all of the above is the
subject of Portland Weather. Weather is
always a player in any discussion of a wedding in Portland. Oregon venues throughout the
State often pull double duty--even on just one day--as indoor and outdoor wedding
venues. Portland, Oregon venues have been known to pull that off simultaneously, as it has been
known to rain at times--in the Spring, particularly--during periods of intense sunlight... What's
there to say? If you're not getting married on a mid-Summer's day
with zero clouds in a 500 mile radius, there's generally at least a chance that Portland
weather and your Portland wedding will acknowledge each other in some way.
There are New Wedding Venues
Now, one-of-a-kind though the Portland wedding location
environment may be, we are forced to concede that not everyone wishes to marry in the Rose City
environs. So...Portland Wedding Venues is thrilled to announce the formation
of our sister websites for those couples seeking a visually captivating locale--and appropriate
ameneties--for their Big Day: Beyond Portland Wedding
Venues connects you with wedding venues sites in our network for Eugene, Salem, and the
Oregon Coast. It is our expectation that this will provide wedding planning information for people
seeking a top-flight venue on Oregon's internationally-popular coast, or a little deeper into the
Willamette valley, that this site provides for those of you marrying in Portland.
About the Blog
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