A romantic and unforgettable wedding venue in Woodland, Washington, The Empress Estate provides a fairytale setting for your one-of-a-kind day. Located on breathtaking gardens and woodlands with incredible views of the valley and Lewis River, and just minutes from the Portland Metro area, the elegance and magic of this venue will create the perfect scene and ambience for your wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
The 17,000 square foot mansion sits on seven acres of hillside property that overlooks the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. With a capacity for 150 indoors and 250 guests in the outdoor facility, each couple can choose the space that meets their unique vision and style. The indoor and outdoor locations are available for your bridal shower, ceremony, elopement, engagement party and/or reception. This venue also provides a bridal suite.
In helping to create the most special day, The Empress Estate goes above and beyond in providing services to ease the stress of the day. With different packages to choose from, couples can design the wedding they always dreamed of. Some services include:
With an in-house catering and bar option, couples may choose among six catering options to be combined with the venue rental. Serving a variety of cuisine styles like American, French, German, Italian, Local and Mediterranean, as well as having accommodations for guests with dietary restrictions, you will be delighted by the fresh ingredients and tastes. Catering and bar services include:
Recommended by 88% of couples
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Jaimee · Married on 08/19/2017
My husband and I said our "I do's" in August 2017. The Empress Estate was everything that we needed and more. The crazy part about our story is that in the summer of 2016 we had already put down a deposit for a wedding venue that we wanted. Months later, I attended a wedding show, met with some of the great staff at The Empress Estate and I guess you can say the rest is history. One tour of this breathtaking venue was all that we needed to change our minds on our wedding venue. I wanted to feel like a princess on my wedding day. The Empress Estate and its staff helped to make that happen! :)
Brianna · Getting married on 06/22/2019
One of the primary reasons we chose this venue is that it is practically all inclusive. The wedding coordinators that they have on staff have been super helpful and very responsive! The grounds are absolutely stunning and we are so excited to be getting married here.
brandy · Married on 12/20/2018
They saved the wedding
So starting at the beginning, our first visit was right after they finished the chateau so Stevie was really excited to show it off to us and let me say it is beautiful up there, After we finished the whole tour we had definitely decided to pick them as our location for the wedding since everything was just so gorgeous. Which led to picking packages and signing contracts, everything was nicely laid out and explained in depth after Zoe got some details about what we were looking for. Once we left that afternoon we were really clear and happy with our choice. Next up were the planning sessions where we got to sit down and plan out the menu, as well as certain decor choices each time they were really organized and had a clear plan for what was to be accomplished at that meeting. We also went to one of the tastings so we could ensure that our food choices were good, and let me say the food is amazing especially when you consider that a lot of catering places kinda phone it in for large scale production (all of our guests were raving about the food!).
Now fast-forward to the actual wedding night. We had a HUGE issue in that the person bringing my Husband's suit was about two hours late, once we told the venue what was happening Ambree and Zoe jumped into action to rearrange and make sure that our guests still had a great time while we were waiting on it to arrive. Ambree did a great job of keeping me in the loop as to what the plans were and what was going on downstairs since I had to stay up in the room. Their flexibility and quick thinking definitely made it so we were able to still have a beautiful wedding. Everyone on staff that night really went above and beyond which really helped ease all the anxiety I was having about the delay. If anyone asked me if I would recommend The Empress Estate I would say yes in a heartbeat, I can't imagine our day without the help and support of everyone involved that night.
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
The Empress Estate Price Rates
You don't need to break the bank to have a beautiful wedding!
Until April 30th, 2019 the Empress Estate is offering a 10% discount when couples combine our Sapphire Package and Wedding After Party!
Our Sapphire Package offers a full wedding ceremony and reception! It is designed for 25 people weddings, with a plated dinner service and a custom wedding cake! Additional guests can also be added, at an additional cost!
Our Wedding After Party gives 16 guests exclusive use of the mansion the night of the wedding! It's perfect for spoiling yourself, and your guests!
The customization options on this combined deal are extensive, allowing for any couple to have a night of elegance!
The Empress Estate is offering all the overnight suits discount of $500 to our guest with the purchase of the emperor catering packages. enjoy the rest of the evening with your friends and family beside the fire looking over the view of the Columbia River and Lewis river valley
We've played at the Empress Estate multiple times and each time has been a first rate experience. The venue has been superbly prepared for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. The owners are easy to communicate with and are show flexibility. They go the extra mile for brides and grooms wishes on their special day! We recommend the Empress Estate to you!
Beautiful Estate overlooking the Columbia River. The owners and employees are active in each event to ensure a quality function.
The Empress Estate is by far, the most elegant wedding venue in the area. As the owner and chauffeur of a classic wedding limo, I have the opportunity to see a number of different venues and the Empress Estates is one of the best. I have done a number of weddings and photo shoots with Stevie and Zoe and they are great people to work with. You will really enjoy having your wedding at the Empress. White Cloud Luxury Cars