(Closed) Northern Oregon coast wedding venue

posted 6 years ago in Portland, Oregon
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  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Are you strictly looking on the Northern Coast? Cannon beach is pretty and it’s free to get married on the beach, but it’s pretty touristy. I know a gal who got married up there and then rented the Cannon Beach Chamber Hall (about $750 to rent) for the reception. 

    We are getting married in Lincoln City at the Taft Waterfront Park on the beach, and then having the reception at the picnic shelter. Check out some of the state parks along the coast, there’s some GORGEOUS ones! It all depends on what you’re after. 🙂 

    Post # 4
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    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 1997

    @rustic oaks:  I am assuming that by north Oregon coast you mean from Astoria to Lincoln City. If not you will need to correct me. I do not know the fees for these locations but here are a few ideas…

    Astoria – The Red Building Loft

    Gearhart – Neacoxie Creek – Barn by the Sea

    Gearhart –Del Ray Beach is beautiful here.

    Seaside – Best Western Ocean View Resort

    Cannon Beach – The SurfSand Resort

    Lincoln City – The Inn at Spanish Head

    Lincoln City – The beach is beautiful here and easy access.

    Lincoln City – Surf Tides

    Glenden Beach – Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

    If you use a beach or a park you will need to contact the parks department for Oregon to get your permits for a wedding that size.

    These are places that couples I have worked with have either booked or thought of booking. I hope this helps you.

     

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would advise AGAINST the red building. The owner is very rude and although it may seem like a good deal, STAY AWAY!

    It’s not necessarily true that any beach is going to be state parks dept. We are on the beach in LC (on Siletz Bay) and it is a city park and is free. You just have to check! My friend got married on the beach in Cannon Beach, and that was free as well. She contacted the city and everything. It just depends on the spot. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 1997

    Pacificgirl, I am so sorry you had a bad experience with the Red building. The couple I worked with had no problems with the owner or staff. They loved it. I am sorry it didn’t work out for you.

    rustic oaks – As for parks and beaches, if they are publicly owned then they are under the parks department. Just because you contact them does not mean they will charge you for using the park or beach. But it does ensure that you can use the area for your nieces’ ceremony. Any significant sized gathering (wedding or family reunion) needs to contact the parks department.

    There are a few towns that if you are using them during the summer are difficult for your guests to find parking. Cannon Beach and Rockaway Beach are two of them. Cannon Beach is difficult to find parking close to beach in town and at certain times of the year can be almost impossible to find parking. I have done many weddings there and during the summer I always hear the guests complaining. However, if you have it at a resort in town then it is much easier. As for Rockaway Beach has a nice little parking area at the main beach access. However for a summer wedding it will be crowded and for 100 guests it may be very hard to find parking.

    A nice beach with lots of parking is Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area just outside Depoe Bay. It would be free, but contact the parks department because it is often used. I have been there several times when two or more impromptu weddings were happening.

    Sunset Park in Warrenton, is pretty it has a nice little parking area and you can drive on the beach so the couple can have their wedding almost anywhere.

    Del Ray Beach near Gearhart, has a little parking area and like Sunset Park you can drive and park on the beach.

    Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, is a nice little park. It has limited parking and has a $5 day use charge per vehicle. It has a very pretty area on the grass that can be used for a wedding.

    I am afraid the only parks I know of that could accommodate your nieces’ wedding that have a covered back-up area (for oregon’s weird weather) for the ceremony are not on the coast.

    I am going to stop now, the post would be too long for me to briefly give you a run down on all the parks or main access points for beaches. My best advice is to go to the area and keep in mind the time of year your niece will be having her ceremony.

    This may help your niece while she considers locations –  Ceremony Venues – City, County & State Parks.

     

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