UUFCO is a wedding venue situated in the west side of Bend, Oregon. The center is a welcoming, inclusive space that embodies the values of Unitarian Universalism, welcoming all couples to celebrate their love stories. Nestled on a 22-acre property filled with Ponderosa pines, UUFCO offers an understated, elegant setting for wedding celebrations large and small. A certified Earth Advantage Platinum building, UUFCO was constructed in harmony with the landscape, providing couples with a rustic and natural backdrop for their romantic day.
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Natural light illuminates the tall carved volcanic rock and red cedar walls. The spacious indoor halls provide couples with the chance to create imaginative floor plans according to their event size and style. The spacious patio and walking trails integrate nature into your event, providing a peaceful and picturesque setting for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. No matter what occasion you are celebrating, UUFCO is timeless venue that connects you with your guests and the high desert. There are a number of event spaces indoor and outdoor for your ceremony and reception. Modern interiors, muted color palette, and high ceilings set the tone for contemporary parties and relaxed revelry. The Sanctuary is a standout space with floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, timber accents, and woodland views. Here, you can say "I do," host a cocktail hour at elegant high tables, or enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at your reception. With over 8,000-square-feet of space, you have ample room to curate your day your way. Included in the rental is a grand piano, audiovisual equipment, and a podium for speeches. The Gathering Hall adjoins The Sanctuary and can be opened up to facilitate larger occasions.
The dedicated staff at UUFCO strive to make your day memorable and hassle-free. You can connect with the Event Manager to begin planning the details of your wedding and learn more about services and offerings. The Fannie Farmer Kitchen at UUFCO is available for catering companies to prepare and serve food. It features commercial appliances such as a dishwasher, a double refrigerator, a freezer, and two convection ovens. Additional features include ample on-site parking, complimentary WiFi for your convenience, and a robust inventory of tables, chairs, and dinnerware.
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Jonathan became UUFCO’s event manager in early 2018. He grew up in New Jersey and moved to San Francisco to attend the California Culinary Academy. For the next 28 years, Chef JB worked in some of San Francisco’s finest restaurants. In the early 1990s he and his wife started, Fork & Spoon Productions, a boutique catering and event planning company that specialized in gourmet food with 4-star service. He has planned and catered thousands of events. Jonathan enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking, and outdoor adventures with his trusted dog, Chuleta.
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