You’ve got your lab-created diamond engagement ring, your spouse, and now it’s time to get planning! From small, intimate wedding venues to large, local wineries perfect for parties, you’ll definitely find a venue ideal for your bridal vision. Read our newest blog post below on our favorite west coast wedding destinations.
Located a few hours south of Portland in Central Oregon, Bend is a quaint and peaceful getaway with a good mix between a city escape and country living. With many local breweries, outdoor activities and different cuisines to choose from, Bend is one of the best wedding destinations in Oregon. If you’re looking to have a larger wedding and need plenty of room for guests, Brasada Ranch may the perfect option for you. Or, if something smaller and off the beaten path is more up your alley, High Desert Museum is worth looking into!
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Tucked away in Washington, you’ll find the cutest little Bavarian town, Leavenworth. With beautiful four seasons weather throughout the year and authentic attractions, this holiday destination is perfect for those who want to capture that wedding day magic. Beecher Hill House is the ultimate venue for bigger wedding parties, and it even includes a separate Bridal Suite and Groom’s Club so the soon-to-be newlyweds can get ready in style! If you’re passionate about the local wine in the Pacific Northwest, Silvara Cellars is meant for you, no matter your party size. Set on a beautiful central Washington winery, you’ll be overlooking the Cascade Mountains and making special memories with your loved ones.
Big Sur, California
Are you looking for more of a beachy, Californian style for your big day? Big Sur is a great location to look into. At the center of the California coastline, you’ll find beauty, nature, and good vibes. For a more intimate setting, check out Big Sur Bakery, which can accommodate up to 60 people for a peaceful reception with delightful food. For your actual wedding ceremony, Loma Vista Gardens is perfect, and located adjacent to Big Sur Bakery! An iconic venue built originally in 1937, this property has everything you need for your ideal wedding day.
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Willamette Valley, Oregon
Chocked full of wineries as far as the eye can see, wine country (Willamette Valley) is one of the most popular Oregon destinations in any season. You can choose from small-batch wineries to larger, nationwide wineries and no matter who you choose, you’ll have idyllic scenery and delicious, local wine all around you. With multiple event spaces and a large winery to accommodate your party of any size, Willamette Valley Vineyards is versatile, modern, and just plain stunning! Don’t forget to sample their Pinot Noir if you really want a treat, too. Another breathtaking location is Domaine Serene, a Meditteranean escape located right in wine country. You’ll truly feel like you’re in Europe. On a hilltop, you’ll find this beautiful estate full of vineyards and romance.
Catalina Island, California
Looking for an island getaway that isn’t too far or as expensive as traveling internationally? Just off the coast of California, you’ll find the beautiful Catalina Island. Catherine’s Terrace is a stunning oceanfront location, great for those looking to dip their toes in the water after the wedding! On the other end of the island, you’ll find Banning House Lodge, a craftsman-style lodge turned bed and breakfast, which was once the summer home for the Banning brothers who owned Santa Catalina Island in the early 1900s.