August 25, 2022
Oregon is known for its awe inspiring scenery, and amongst the rolling hills, rugged coastlines, and cascading waterfalls, you’ll find incredible tree groves, woodland canopies, and absolutely magical forest views that will make you feel like you stepped right into a fairytale! If you’re dreaming of tying the knot in the serenity of pines, cedars, maples, redwoods, and more, this guide has 12 amazing forest wedding venues in Oregon – perfect for elopements, intimate weddings, and even some bigger celebrations!
Whether you have a tiny elopement or you tie the knot with a few loved ones around, your wedding venue should be one that feels like you – one where you’ll be absolutely stoked to begin your marriage. Here are some incredible forest wedding venues in Oregon, to get you inspired!
The towering redwood trees offer some of the most magical forest views – and you don’t have to go to California to see them! The Hoyt Arboretum’s Redwood Deck is close to downtown Portland, and has a natural wood platform set amongst the towering trees, providing a convenient, but incredibly scenic, forest wedding venue in Oregon.
Capacity: 40 people standing, 25 seated
Location: Portland, OR
2023 Pricing: Starts at $300 for a half day
Redwood Deck at Hoyt Arboretum – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
The Woodlands House is a gorgeous chalet that sits on five acres of old growth pines and ferns, providing a private, quiet spot to tie the knot. It’s a 20 minute drive from Mount Hood, so you can explore the trails during your stay – but with the creek and the gorgeous greenery surrounding the house, you may not want to leave!
Capacity: 75 people
Location: Sandy, OR
2023 Pricing: Ranges from $2,000 – $8,000
The Woodlands House – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
Located in the Columbia River Gorge, the Griffin House is a stunning wedding venue, nestled on a cliff that overlooks the river! The house is surrounded by trees and greenery, with a backdrop of panoramic views that will take your breath away.
Capacity: 175 people
Location: Hood River, OR
2023 Pricing: Starts at $6,000
Griffin House – Photos by Venture Ever After
Imagine tying the knot by a lake, surrounded by old growth forest – Bridal Veil Lakes, with its gorgeous greenery and lush gardens, offers one of the best forest wedding venues in Oregon! On your wedding day, you can hop in a canoe and enjoy the lake, wander the forested paths, and enjoy the serene location with your loved ones.
Capacity: 175 people
Location: Corbett, OR
2023 Pricing: $3,500 – $7,200
Bridal Veil Lakes – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
At the Cedarville Lodge, you can have your ceremony and reception surrounded by old growth cedar trees, or by the creek that flows through the woodlands! This forest wedding venue in Oregon is perfect for celebrations of just about any size, providing a quiet, private place to tie the knot. And if you happen to experience some Oregon rain on your wedding day – no worries, the lodge provides a beautiful option for your indoor ceremony and reception too!
Capacity: 350 people
Location: Gresham, OR
2023 Pricing: $4600 – $5,200, hourly rates available on weekdays
Cedarville Lodge – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
The Leach Botanical Garden is a 16 acre garden tucked into the city of Portland, and a gorgeous spot to tie the knot. There’s a manor surrounded by woodlands and botany, perfect for couples who love the outdoors!
Capacity: 80 people
Location: Portland, OR
2023 Pricing: $3,200 – $5,900
The Loloma Lodge is an absolutely stunning forest wedding venue in Oregon, featuring a rustic lodge, riverside cabins for you and your guests, and the perfect place to celebrate, surrounded by stunning woodlands and the sounds of the rushing river.
Capacity: 200 people
Location: McKenzie Bridge, OR
2023 Pricing: $6,000 – $10,000
Loloma Lodge – Photos by Kayla Cindy Photography
Just 35 minutes west of Portland, Horning’s Hideout offers a convenient location, while providing a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle. There are actually three separate venue options here, as well as package options to add on group camping sites! The venue location pictured below is the “Creekside Location”. This ceremony area is nestled in towering trees, next to a creek and a small pond – and it’s the perfect serene setting to kick off your marriage!
Capacity: 500 people
Location: North Plains, OR
2023 Pricing: Starts at $3,900
Horning’s Hideout – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
If you’re looking for a wedding venue that’s a little untraditional, Silver Falls State Park makes the perfect backdrop! With gorgeous forest scenery, and four waterfalls that you can walk behind, it’s an incredible place to tie the knot out in nature. Rustic cabins are available in Smith Village to rent for lodging and getting ready. There are a few sites you can rent for intimate weddings, but if you have a small elopement ceremony, you’ll likely be able to tie the knot just about anywhere in the park!
Capacity: Depends on your location in the park, with a maximum of 200 for picnic shelters!
Location: Sublimity, OR
2023 Pricing: Permit fee of $100 (if a permit is required for your event), additional fees if you rent a picnic shelter or other site.
Silver Falls State Park & Smith Village – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
If you want to get married by a waterfall, and be surrounded by magical forest scenery, Camp Colton is the venue for you! The rustic wooden Gathering Hall is surrounded by the enchanting forest, and there are cabins, yurts, and more to stay in for you and your guests.
Capacity: 275 people
Location: Colton, OR
2023 Pricing: $5,000 – $15,000
This unique, romantic destination provides a cozy place to tie the knot, and an incredible forest wedding venue in Oregon! With suites in the main lodge, as well as private cabins, and a stunning ceremony site surrounded by ponderosa pines, Fivepine has everything you need for a magical day.
Capacity: 300 people
Location: Sisters, OR
2023 Pricing: Average of $2,000 for elopements, $130 per person for weddings
FivePine Lodge & Cabins – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
Located 8 miles West of Bend, Oregon is this hidden gem historical lodge on forested property! While the Skyliner Lodge is a bit more minimal than other venues on this list, this is the perfect place for your DIY vision and to bring on a dream team of vendors for catering, decor, florals, bartending etc to bring your woodsy woodland wedding vision to life! My favorite spot is their outdoor ceremony area that overlooks the Deschutes River!
Capacity: 60-70 people (inside lodge) though there is more room for a bigger group outdoors
Location: Bend, OR
2023 Pricing: $700 – $800 (book early – you can view their live calendar to see current availability!)
Skyliner Lodge – Photos by Marissa Solini Photography
As someone who eloped in the forest of Oregon, with a quiet ceremony that was absolutely perfect for us, I’m all about helping couples have the wedding day of their dreams! If you’re looking for the perfect forest wedding venue in Oregon for your day, I’m ready to help you find it.
From location recommendations to planning tips, I’ll be by your side as you plan a wedding day that’s authentic and true to you – so if you’re ready to tie the knot surrounded by the serenity of Oregon’s forests, contact me!