The Columbia Gorge is often what people think of when they imagine Oregon. Sweeping vistas of rolling hills, mountains and valleys that dip into a vast river. Top it off with a setting that includes the grand Mt. Hood behind you? Boom! Dream wedding location. In fact, Columbia Gorge weddings have become so popular recently that most of our couples getting married there aren’t even from Portland! Rather, it’s the new destination wedding site. It’s mountains over beach, green trees over sand, rivers over oceans. We happen to agree with these couples that you can save the beach for your honeymoon and first tie the knot in arguably the most beautiful region of the United States. The Pacific Northwest (#pnwonderland, #pnwwedding, #upperleftisbest) is popular for good reason. We have been to the Columbia Gorge for weddings more in the last two years than ever before and we hope the trend never stops! Check out weddings on our blog from Skamania Lodge, Mt. Hood Organic Farms, Mt. Hood Bed & Breakfast and the Gorge Discovery Center to name a few.
Ashley & Pete
Ashley and Pete hail from Massachusetts but they wanted a true elopement. A romantic, run away together and tie-the-knot kind of affair.
Natalie & Hai
If you don’t know Gorge Crest Vineyards, it is an amazing Oregon wedding venue that is nestled above the Columbia Gorge. Sweeping gorge views abound, Mt. Hood stares you smack in the face from every angle and the venue’s private grape vines combined with wildflower gardens offer you that classic Oregon winery feeling.
Mt. Hood Organic Farms Wedding
For a photographer in Oregon, a Mt. Hood Organic Farms wedding is like an Eiffel Tower wedding…. Ok, maybe not quite the same thing but if you’ll just indulge me. When you arrive at Mt. Hood Organic Farms, you are greeted with a jaw dropping view of our region’s prized Mt. Hood. From this venue, you receive a vantage point that is unparalleled.
Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River, OR
Mark & Katie’s Columbia Gorge Hotel wedding has easily risen to one of our top favorite 2016 weddings. This couple won our hearts on the day we met with them, again at their engagement session on the Columbia River and about a dozen times more throughout their wedding day
Vista Point and Clarklewis
When thinking about our favorite weddings of all time, Chalmers and Lily’s Clarklewis wedding definitely deserves a spot on that list. And that may come as a surprise, given the fact that their Vista House ceremony overlooking the beautiful Columbia Gorge was completely socked in by wildfire smoke and high winds! But more on that later…