Aside from searching several bridal gowns and engagement rings for the perfect match, another lust-worthy aspect of planning a forest wedding is finding the perfect location to say your "I Do's!" And if you are that unique couple that is looking for a celebration that is far from ordinary, then you may find yourselves considering an outdoor Oregon wedding location that is personal, picturesque, cozy, and remote. We've assembled a list of forest wedding venues that include views of the majestic Oregon forests valleys, and waterways that make for a long-lasting wedding festival memory for you and your guests..
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Eola Hills Legacy Estate Vineyard -Salem, Oregon
The Legacy Estate Vineyard is just 10 minutes west of Salem and home to 72 acres of grapevines and sweeping views of the Willamette Valley. They have created an amazing oasis that has several breathtaking settings to say your I do’s! This is a must see to believe and is our top pick in the Region. The staff is reliable, attentive, proactive and courteous - just what you need leading up to, and on, your special day. Camping with your guests is encouraged on your wedding night so that you can dance well into the night under the stars and amongst the growing grapes.
Location: 1600 Oak Grove Rd, Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503-623-2405 (ask for the events manager)
Rental Fee -varies
Guest Capacity - 100 and more
Horning's Hideout - North Plains, Oregon
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Horning's Hideout offers one of the best sites near Portland, Oregon for outdoor forest camping weddings. You can choose your personal wedding ceremony site from the three distinct areas, which offer spectacular flavors of Oregon's wilderness (yes a lake or creek are options). What’s more, you can also camp in the area. Reservations include 23 hours of venue enjoyment. Get ready to get up early though, as check-out time is 10 AM.
Location: 21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd. North Plains, OR 97133
Rental Fee -$3,000
Guest Capacity - 120 and many more
The Thyme Garden -Alsea, Oregon
A gem just outside of Corvallis, Oregon, The Thyme Garden offers a couple a timeless wedding venue to suit your taste and style with beautiful surrounding mountains and gardens. Custom available lighting with built-in sound, and adjoining cozy outdoor patio by the fireside are available (along with the bright stars). Your wedding festival at The Thyme Garden will be a taste of royalty. Get hitched, crack open a cold one, and laugh around a crackling fire with your loved ones. Camp weddings are encouraged!
Location: 20546 Alsea Highway Alsea, OR 97324
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort -Mount Hood, Oregon
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The Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is of about 770 acres of Mt. Hood National Forest and an elaborate, visually exposition of the three mountain views Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier - a simply stunning forest location for your wedding day!
The resort showcases both an out and indoor wedding venues and displays a background view of Mt. Hood. The evergreen scenery provides a cozy environment for your guests and a romantic view of the bride and the groom. The Cooper Spur Mountain Resort offers a large reception tent, cabins, a log home, hotel rooms, and even select spaces RVs. Local camping is also an option.
Location: 10755 Cooper Spur Road, Mt Hood, OR 97041
Settings –Hotel, Mountain, Restaurant, Tented.
Guests Capacity – 100-200
Views – Mountains
Camp Wilkerson - Rainier, OR
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Camp Wilkerson is the County’s largest park and is considered to have the most secluded and calm spaces. This nature-lurking forested site will quickly remind its visitors the beauty of nature. Bring your horse, ride the trails, and camp in one of our horse corral sites. It offers comfort for camping weddings with 24 Adirondacks (3-sided camp shelters), abundant tent sites with a pastoral day lodge with available facilities to allow for cooking in the forest.
Location: 65866 Apiary Rd, Rainier OR 97048
Phone: (503) 397-7210, (503)556-3536
Guest Capacity: Group of up to 250 people
Camp Lutherwood -Cheshire, OR
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Known to serve as a vibrant center of spirituality, service, and hospitality, Camp Lutherwood organizes a marital connectivity of faith and service. Take advantage of several locations on site to share laughter and experiences with a group of friends in this serene environment. And yes, camp weddings are allowed both for day and night in the forest.
Location: 22960 Highway 36, Cheshire, Oregon 97419
Guest Capacity: Up to 200 people
Camp Lane -Walton, OR
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The 15 acres that make Camp Lane is located in the picturesque Siuslaw National Forest area in the heart of the Coastal Mountains. It provides a commercial size, a dining hall (160 capacity), and a large fireplace. You can as well enjoy some recreational activities when you book for your reservation. Feel free to come with alcohol for your camp wedding, just make sure to get your Special Use Permit.
Location: 15761 Hwy. 126, Walton, OR 97490
Guest Capacity: Up to 200 people
Camp Namanu -Sandy, OR
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This 552 acre, lush Northwest forest site, situated along the wild and scenic Sandy River will capture your wedding moment with the greatest ecstasy. Camp Namanu offers exclusive wedding packages to suit your special day with reception space to accommodate guests, along with some lodging. Share your special day in a special place with special people.
Location: 10300 SE Camp Namanu Rd. Sandy, OR 97055
Guest Capacity: Up to 300 people
Camp Colton -Colton, OR
As a vintage summer camp, Camp Colton offers rustic charm and simple elegance for your campground wedding. They have a historic chapel, beautiful bridal dressing quarters, a spacious reception lodge with outdoor reception area, and overnight accommodations for up to 40 guests in cozy cottages, with the option to add camping for your guests
Location: 30088 S Camp Colton Dr, Colton, OR 97017
Camp Westwind -Otis, OR
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Enjoy your few days of splendor with your mate and wedding groups in a cozy beachside camp with over a mile of oceanfront. Camp Westwind promises an engaging adventure, whether by river or trail. Plan your camp wedding in this remote but special camp site and enjoy a magical atmosphere of protected wilderness.
Location: 7500 N Fraser Road, Otis, OR 97368
Guest Capacity: up to 145 people
Camp Angelos -Corbett, OR
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Camp Angelos is perfectly situated on the Sandy River with beautiful scenery and a rocky beach, with a romantic setting that will turn your fantasy wedding into a reality. This amazing location offers a unique opportunity to combine your wedding with a family reunion. Some of the features include a stroll through a grape arbor to a wedding in the round, surrounded by flowers and a canopy of evergreens for a memorable forested wedding.
Address:32149 SE Stevens Road, Corbett, OR 97019
Clark Creek Organizational Camp -Fall Creek, OR
Clark Creek is located about 30 minutes from Eugene in the Willamette National Forest. This is very much a DIY site, but is very secluded and comes with some good amenities to help create a comfortable wedding shindig! There are 5 sleeping structures that each have 8s sleeping platforms within them (you provide the bedding). Onsite you will find vaulted toilets, drinking water, a picnic shelter with a long table and large BBQ grilling area, and even an amphitheater. The amenities are a bit rustic, but at $200 a night, you really can’t go wrong. This is a popular space for weddings, so book early. Oh, and they do have a large field that is perfect for bunches of bell tents!
Location: Fall Creek, Oregon
Guest Capacity: up to 80 people camping
Loloma Lodge - McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
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Loloma Lodge has camping, lodging, a reception area, stage, and a ceremony site all in one location. The picturesque wedding in the woods is centrally located for guests coming from Portland, Eugene, or Bend, but it still has a middle-of-nowhere feel to it. The lodge was built in the early 1930s and features a massive stone fireplace with gorgeous views.
Location: 56687 McKenzie Hwy, McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
Rental Fees:Weekday elopements start at $1,500, and summer weekend rates start at $10,000. Make it a wedding festival! See their frequently asked questions.
Guest Capacity: Lodge and cabins can accomodate 35 people, camping and RV access allows for up to 200 guests.
Five Oaks Farm - St. Paul, OR
Located just south of Portland in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Five Oaks Farm includes six acres of event space and gardens, a renovated farm house, rustic barn, a large bonfire pit, and plenty of room to pitch a tent and camp out under the stars. Camping encouraged!
Pendarvis Farm - Happy Valley, Oregon
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Home to the infamous Pickathon Music Festival that takes place every summer, Pendarvis Farm also hosts weddings and events. They have two party barns and 80 acres with trails and plenty of space for a camping wedding festival.
Turning Earth Farms - Dallas, Oregon
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Located just southwest of Salem this homesteading farm is on 15 acres that includes a a magical forest and a creek that runs through it. Turning Earth Farms is a hidden gem that includes multiple campsites, a Tipi and a treehouse. You can rent most of the property for your camping wedding at affordable price and help an amazing cause and some amazing people at the same time.
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