Your Oregon Coast Wedding – Astoria

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Oh the gorgeous Oregon Coast, with such beauty, a wonderful place to share your wedding vows. As a kid growing up in Oregon, the “Coast” was always the families first choice for a great weekend out. From the cliffs, the sand dunes, the crashing seas, the crooked trees, so many memories of this amazing wonderful place.

So you’re planning your wedding and you think, yes I want to get married on the Oregon Coast. Maybe you know exactly which town you want to hold your wedding and maybe you’re just not sure, there are so many to choose from.

Florence Oregon Sand Dunes

The problem with the Oregon Coast, is that so many hotels and venues are already so full up that they do not want to cater to the wedding business. They just don’t have the need. So I’m going to give you the run down.

Be sure to check out http://www.oregoncoastweddingvenues.comto find out which place you can hold your wedding.

This is going to be a three part blog to cover the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the Oregon Coast. First there is Astoria, with the big ships coming in and the Astoria-Megler Bridge taking you over the Columbia River to SW Washington, to the beautiful Victorian houses and the Astoria Column.  It a growing community there, but only a few places to hold your wedding.

Astoria Oregon scenic ships and Astoria-Megler bridge


Today, I’m going to cover the Astoria area. Starting with the historic Liberty Theater, a beautiful old theater in downtown Astoria Oregon. It is an amazing place with beautiful intricate gold walls, a large auditorium, cinema seating, great dressing rooms and a big stage for a your bridal party. It’s one of the best places to hold your wedding, and just a short walk to the waterfront for pics. For more info:

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Liberty Theater

Liberty Theater

Now, someplace you wouldn’t think of, is the Clatsop County Fairgrounds & Expo. They have a beautiful place, that can be adjusted for the size of your wedding with all the amenities that you can think of. They also have an outdoor garden area, should you want the wedding outdoors and the reception indoors.  For more info:

Clatsop Fair & Expo Center Clatsop Fair & Expo Center

There are two other places you might check out:

The Elks Lodge, a beautiful historic building with lots of space and some very nice people.

And last, the Red Loft, which is directly on the waterfront, but usually all booked up.


The only hotel I know of that has any space at all , is the Hotel Elliott Astoria, which has a rooftop area which can be used for a very small wedding.

Soon, I’ll be writing about the areas from Gearheart to Cannon Beach, but if you need information more quickly go to: