Oregon and Washington Portrait and Wedding Photographer Erica Gray based out of Eugene Oregon
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Here comes the Bride

Oregon is so naturally beautiful, which adds MORE options to an already hard decision of picking a wedding venue. Here’s a list of 5 great places to say your “I do’s.”

Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Portland OR 

This hotel is described as the personality of Portland and it shows! With all the different patterns and colors you will have a unique wedding that’s for sure! This place also gives complimentary bikes to use, soooo Portland. It is ranked the top 3 on many websites and magazines. They also include their own stylish catering with food that will WOW your guests. It’s a way to match your food with your venue. 

What do you want your wedding to say about you?

Bridal Veil Lakes, Corbett OR

With breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, this place is a great place for an outdoor romantic wedding. An awesome addition is you can take a canoe ride around the lake. This would be perfect during sunset time in the summer. This venue is also family owned and operated. Reading many reviews most describe it as “magical,” but you can be the judge of that. The only downside is they don’t offer catering here, but many say they actually save money because of it. 

Have you ever fantasized your wedding growing up? What was it like?

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene OR

I swear every year there is always someone I know getting married at this place. It has the authentic country feel with a touch of class. They have their own rentals and a gorgeous pavilion for the reception. Everywhere you look is beautiful nature but not too far outside of town. Also, pets are fine to bring. If I were to describe this place In a feeling it’s like a warm comfortable hug from a loved family member. 

What do you want your wedding to make everyone feel like, including you?

Schmidt Family Vineyards, Grants Pass OR

If you want something that is relaxing and more laid back then this is your place! The European design helps make for a cozy experience. Another family run company started from scratch, this Family is nothing but welcoming. In addition, they have their own catering with all the Italian feels. Try their pizza! You can never go wrong. Once finished with your meal enjoy snuggling with your loved one by the fire underneath the stars. 

Do you want your wedding day to go into the night?

Tetherow Resort, Bend OR


This is a perfect balance of city meets nature. With a modern feel you can have it be black tie formal or casual. They have their own food as well as fun entertainment for your guests depending how long the day goes. Relax with some rounds of golf or take a dip in the pool. This place is luxurious with gorgeous views of the Cascades. Pamper your bridal party the day before at their spa, You deserve it too! 

Where do you want to invest most of your money to into the wedding? 

I hope these choices take a little stress off of your planning. If you’ve been to any of these places, drop a comment below and let others know   what’s worth the travel and experience. 

Have a Gray day!

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