Skip to main content
Weddings
This venue is popular with couples. Start a conversation

Pricing information

Reception
$3,900 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
Reception
$3,400 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

Do you want more pricing details?

About

On WeddingWire since 2013

The Empress Estate is a romantic, all-inclusive wedding venue in Woodland, Washington. The Mansion estate provides a fairytale setting while the grand lodge-like Chateau provides a rustic, elegant look for couples to host a one-of-a-kind day. The elegance and magic of this destination contribute to the perfect scene and ambiance for any wedding event.

Facilities and Capacity

The Empress Estate has eight distinct ceremony locations that couples can choose from. Both indoor and outdoor bar areas are well-equipped for social hours. Fireplaces add to the cozy ambiance, emanating warmth throughout. For receptions, couples can make use of a 10,000-square-foot Woodland Chateau that can host 300 guests for your event. This stunning Chateau is surrounded by tall trees and boasts an extravagant deck with plenty of windows to let light into the interior. After the celebrations, the couple and 14 more of your guests have the option to head over to the Mansion to wind down and enjoy their snacks and drinks in this bed and breakfast. You will wake up in the morning to a delicious gourmet meal.


Services Offered

The Empress Estate allows its event spaces to be used for bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, and more. A bridal suite and groom's room are provided to get ready and relax before your ceremony. With different packages to choose from, couples can design the wedding they have always dreamed of. Some of the services offered by The Empress Estate include:

  • Altars or arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces, Decor & Drapery
  • Chairs & Tables
  • Dance floor
  • Event planning and rentals
  • Lighting
  • Setup & Cleanup

Cuisine

The Empress Estate offers in-house catering and bar options. The cuisine is served in various styles and can accommodate guests with dietary restrictions. Catering and bar services include:

  • Buffet-style eating and tastings
  • Plated meals and hors d'oeuvres
  • China, barware, flatware, glassware, and linens
  • A chocolate fountain and dessert
  • A cocktail reception
  • Alcohol
  • Cake
  • Servers

⚡Sunday-Friday 2024 10% off the Chateau Rental

* New bookings only
* Catering minimums apply
* Elopement packages not included
* Expires 12.31.24, no holidays
* Cannot be combined w/ other specials

  • Black-owned
Messages sent successfully.

Bundle and save time!
Contact The Empress Estate and their preferred vendors

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,400

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
4.5 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
114 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating
91% Recommended by couples

174 User photos

114 Reviews
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Review summary

Powered by AI

The Empress Estate is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as stunning with beautiful grounds and scenery. The staff, including the wedding planners, event managers, and coordinators, are praised for their professionalism, helpfulness, and attention to detail. The all-inclusive packages offered by the venue make the planning process easy and stress-free. Reviewers also compliment the delicious food, the cleanliness and organization of the venue, and the ability to stay overnight. Overall, customers highly recommend The Empress Estate for a dream wedding experience.

Review summary

Powered by AI
This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Empress Estate is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue is described as stunning with beautiful grounds and scenery. The staff, including the wedding planners, event managers, and coordinators, are praised for their professionalism, helpfulness, and attention to detail. The all-inclusive packages offered by the venue make the planning process easy and stress-free. Reviewers also compliment the delicious food, the cleanliness and organization of the venue, and the ability to stay overnight. Overall, customers highly recommend The Empress Estate for a dream wedding experience.

J
Josiah A. Sent on 08/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding

This was our dream venue!! Literally, it’s the most gorgeous property! The Empress Estate has both the fairytale castle and the cabin in the woods feel. They provide you with an incredible wedding planner named Sarah who is AMAZING at her job!! She works hard to ensure everything is taken care of and all goes smoothly! Their motto is that everything should be easy and stress free for the couple (and it truly was)!! They have a varieties vendor list that they work with and recommend that are familiar with the venue, to make things easy! They have a great system and process in place to make the whole wedding planning process streamlined and simple to follow as it relates to budgeting, due dates/deadlines, wedding schedule, payment processing, etc. They provide catering, cake, tables/lines/silverware/dishes and so much more! They recommended We and 16 of our guests stayed the night at the mansion and they provided breakfast for us in the morning! We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to get married at the Empress and to work with Sarah!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
D
Dominique H. Sent on 11/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have gone better!

My husband and I married here on 10/21/2023 and I cannot tell you how Thankful we are that we selected this Venue. We had attended a wedding here once before and fell in love with this place. Working with the planner Sarah V. was fantastic and she was extremely helpful, professional and always available to answer questions. The day went off without a hitch, the food was fantastic, the staff were great and we had a beautiful day. I would recommend this venue to any couple!
C
Cristy M. Sent on 09/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Empress Estate is an absolute picture perfect wedding venue!

From the mansion to the grounds and scenery. We couldn't have picked a better place to get married. Our wedding coordinator and event manager Sarah Villanueva was very helpful in answering all our questions and helping us plan our beautiful wedding. She provided us with options and made us feel comfortable throughout the process. On the day of our wedding, we were a little nervous but Sarah and her staff helped our nervousness fade away. Everything was taken care of and we could just focus on our love. After the wedding, we checked into the mansion and the owner greeted us with a fire. This allowed us to extend our beautiful day and cap off our evening.

Finally, we would like to thank The Empress Estate for making our dream wedding come true.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor

Awards

114
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

Marquesa Shamloo & Bejan Shamloo
7 photos · 09/04/2020
Kyla & Jason
96 photos · 08/09/2019

Deals

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Vancouver String Quartet Vancouver String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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!

ALL-STAR MUSIC and EVENTS CO.,INC. ALL-STAR MUSIC and EVENTS CO.,INC. Wedding DJs

Beautiful Estate overlooking the Columbia River. The owners and employees are active in each event to ensure a quality function.

White Cloud Luxury Cars White Cloud Luxury Cars Wedding Limos

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

Preferred Vendors

Two Poppies Floral and Vintage Rentals
4.6 out of 5 rating , 11 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Flowers by Alana
4.9 out of 5 rating , 49 Reviews
· Wedding Florists
Kate Holt Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 75 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
White Cloud Luxury Cars
5.0 out of 5 rating , 11 Reviews
· Wedding Limos
Orion's Eye Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 4 Reviews
· Wedding Photographers
Classic Vintage Rentals
4.9 out of 5 rating , 21 Reviews
· Wedding Rentals

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit

The Empress Estate frequently asked questions

The Empress Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Empress Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Empress Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
The space offered by The Empress Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Resort
The Empress Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Empress Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Empress Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
The Empress Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
The Empress Estate is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in flexibility and 4.4 in professionalism.
The Empress Estate currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 2 offer promotions for wedding services.

Other vendors in Portland for your wedding

Wedding Venues

Responds within 24 hours