(Closed) Canadians Getting Married in Oregon!

posted 9 years ago in Portland, Oregon
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congrats on making a location decision!

I say…Columbia River Gorge!! There are probably lots of homes you could rent in that area. And depending on where you are in the gorge it should only be 15-30 minute drive from the airport.

As for caterers, bakery, etc…do you have a particular budget for each? It varies so much so it’s hard to give suggestions without knowing a budget!

I’m hoping to retire in Oregon too! On the Oregon coast ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t know if you consider Forest Grove to be too far away from Portland, but we investigated renting a few large homes there.  The two houses we looked at are both listed on the VRBO website under Forest Grove and are near each other.  The one has a big backyard and would be perfect for a wedding.  Good luck!

Post # 7
1765 posts
Buzzing bee


My daughter got married at Helvetia Vineyard and Winery in Helvetia area of Hillsboro,outside of Portland.  (Also near Forest Grove) if you want to rent those houses someone else wrote about.  Charge for the vineyard is $20.00 per adult for bottle of wine, and FREE use of the Vineyard.  It is wonderful for a small wedding.  The people are very accomodating.  If you are interested, contact me-write Helvetia in the subject heading so I know that it’s not spam.  I will give you more info and share photos.  We hired the BEST DJ –I will look up his info-I have it around here somewhere, he was sooo good.  He had everybody dancing all the time–even my two aunts aged 6? and 7? didn’t stop dancing!  My daughter and SIL friends said it was the BEST wedding they had ever been to.  I also had a good caterer-$14pp, so if you need some assistance in finding local PDX info I don’t mind helping out! 

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I just PMd you.  I have a ton of recommendations for the area.  I got married in the Gorge last year and I am a wedding planner for a company that operates venues in Portland and the Gorge.


Good luck!

Post # 9
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ok, for a photographer I totally recommend Holli True- she’s doing my wedding and she’s in your price range! She’s based out of Eugene, but hasn’t even charged travel fees since I live closer to Portland. http://www.hollitrue.com

Another photographer from Portland that I’ve gotten some RAVE reviews about is Daniel Stark. I believe he’s actually had a few pictures published in National Geographic. http://danielstarkphotography.com/

Hope this helps you- Oregon is a fabulous location for a wedding, if I do say so myself! ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 10
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

mattsonc:  Hello! I’m also getting married in the area and would love your recommedations. Would you mind sending them to me too? I live in the Southeast so planning is gonig to be a little more difficult than I would like. Any help with suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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