To say Oregon is a unique place would be an understatement. The region is one of North America’s most beautiful but it has more than just natural beauty to offer. One thing that makes Oregon a great destination for adventurous couples looking to elope or get married, is the variety of locations available. The state has a bit of everything, from otherworldly beaches to snow capped mountains, crystal clear lakes to desert sand dunes, and thick rain forests to dried lava beds. Most of these landscapes are not too far away from each other and often overlap. This gives Oregon endless possibilities for awesome elopement ceremony backdrops. Oregon also experiences seasons more than its better known neighbor to the South. This adds even more options for couples who might like to choose between snow, sunshine, fall foliage, or spring wildflowers. In fact, the unpredictability of Oregon’s weather can make eloping or getting married here, even more of an adventure.
Besides the stunning natural beauty that Oregon provides, it’s also known for its warm and friendly people. Portland, the states largest city, is as full of character as any place in the US. It’s also a great jumping off point to explore many amazing places that are perfect for an adventurous elopement or outdoor wedding ceremony. Places like the Columbia River Gorge, Canon Beach, and Mount Hood are all relatively close by and top elopement wedding destinations. There are incredible urban elopement options in Portland and the city is so full of unique artistic energy, that it has become a destination for more traditional weddings as well. Wedding venue’s like Hoyte Arboretum and Union/Pine provide spaces that feel fantastically Oregonian.
Whether you’re set on an adventure elopement in a stunning natural landscape, or an artistic wedding with a few hundred of your closest friends, Oregon is a destination not to be missed. I’d love to learn about your vision and tell your story in a way thats beautiful, honest, and truly captures your personality.
“Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, you become entranced by its beauty." - Tom McCall