If you’re idea of the perfect wedding ceremony is saying “I do” with a stunning mountain view, you’re in luck. Mountain resorts across Oregon offer opportunities to tie the knot in the majesty of the great outdoors. The experiences range from lodge gatherings to memorable scenic lift rides culminating in mountaintop ceremonies to intimate elopements in one-of-a-kind wilderness settings. These wedding experiences speak to nature- and adventure-lovers — and they might be just be the ticket to make that special day especially memorable.
Timberline Lodge offers the largest range of all-inclusive wedding experiences thanks to the many intimate spaces at the historic overnight lodge and ski area located at 6,000-foot elevation on the slopes of Mt. Hood. The resort offers wedding venues for both the winter and summer months including the outdoor patio and amphitheater and the indoor Raven’s Nest and Ullman Hall. The intimate Silcox Hut, featuring timber and stone construction and a focal point fireplace, is located upslope from the main lodge, and has long been one of the most popular venues on the mountain. The hut also features a bunk room for overnight guests.
The resort offers options for all sizes and budgets including Intimate wedding packages for smaller groups, including the Mon Petit Timberline wedding ceremony for up to 10 people; all-inclusive Jubilation weddings for up to 30 people; and a menu of Timberline weddings packages to create your perfect day. Timberline offers locally sourced seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared, along with an award-winning wine program and local microbrews on tap to complete your celebration.
Mt. Hood Meadows offers year-round weddings in the new 23,500 square-foot Sahale Lodge. This modern lodge is the ideal summer and fall wedding and ceremony venue, accommodating up to 150 guests. Couples have the option of holding indoor ceremonies in a number of elegant locations, or outdoors among the wildflowers and fresh mountain air. When the snow starts falling, the resort hosts winter weddings in the Vertical events room at the North Lodge where guests are treated to inspiring views of Mt. Hood.
Mt. Hood Skibowl at the base of Mt. Hood is nestled in the village of Government Camp. The resort offers unique wedding experiences, from large formal ceremonies to intimate gatherings throughout the warmer months. The ceremony venues include indoor and outdoor options including the mid-mountain overlook, which is adjacent to the historic warming hut and surrounded by wildflowers and breathtaking views of Mt. Hood. This venue is accessed by a scenic chairlift ride.
The resort also offers on-site catering and custom tailored receptions all coordinated by a dedicated wedding planner. During the summer months the resort has plenty of activities for guests including mountain biking, waterfall hikes and all the action of the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. Mt. Hood Skibowl is also able to accommodate overnight lodging at nearby Collins Lake Resort.
At Mt. Bachelor in Central Oregon, just outside of Bend, couples are invited to say ‘I do,’ in the company of old-growth Hemlock and Lodgepole pines, surrounded by spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains. Mt. Bachelor weddings are offered across multiple outdoor venues and ceremony or reception sites. The resort offers weddings in all sizes, from smaller ‘Elopement Packages’ for up to 15 people, to larger weddings coordinated with assistance from Mt. Bachelor’s dedicated wedding staff.
The resort is also a great place to host a rehearsal dinner at the mid-mountain lodge accessed via a scenic chairlift ride, making for a memorable meal.