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Megan Banker · Getting married on 12/12/2020
Great venue with beautiful outdoor spaces
We toured this venue in March 2019 for our December 2020 wedding. It has a great vintage feel with beautiful grounds for photo ops. If beautiful wedding photos are on your must have list, this is a great venue. The indoor space was very nice and would have accommodated 150 guest list just fine. We ultimately chose a different venue just because it didn't match the vibe we were wanting for our wedding. Definitely consider it if you are looking for a beautiful outdoor venue with a vintage feel.Sent on 04/05/2019
Gina · Married on 08/31/2019
The most amazing venue
This is the first and last venue we toured. We fell in love with the grounds and booked immediately. Samantha is also the best. She took a huge weight off our shoulders on the big day and even with our hiccups that day, everything was transitioned smoothly and it was the best day of our lives. She was so easy to get a hold of and answered every question we had. We also had the most amazing food through gray gables as well. Everyone couldn’t stop raving about all of it! We were blown away by every aspect and highly recommend everything about gray gables!Sent on 09/06/2019
Melissa · Married on 08/22/2019
Jennifer made everything run so smoothly and was open to being flexible with our needs. She was ready with tips and ideas to help us when we were at a loss. She was attentive, the venue itself was gorgeous and the wait staff and in-house catering was the talk of the town. I am so happy that we chose this as our venue and couldn't imagine having done it anywhere else.Sent on 08/24/2019
Lizzie Ng · Married on 08/10/2019
Best all-in-one venue
Gray Gables Estate was the first and only venue we toured and we could not have been happier. The aesthetic fit our vision perfectly and when we found out that we got the entire site for the entire day of the wedding, we were sold.Sent on 08/31/2019
Samantha Maiden was responsive, always positive, and professional. And because she is also the site owner AND wedding coordinator we could tell that she would go the extra mile. It was evident from the first day we met Sam and toured the venue that she was personally invested in making our wedding a huge success. She also ran our wedding rehearsal making us feel extra confident that we were in good hands; she has a ton of knowledge of what makes wedding work fly (e.g. timing, spacing, who goes where when, etc.) that we could trust her advice with the agenda and running point on the day of.
The food was also INCREDIBLE! My family has a ton of dietary issues and Samantha and her team were happy and experienced to work with us so that everyone could enjoy the dinner.
We also had Forte Floral do our flowers (they partner with GGE and are located right next door) which made set up and tear down a breeze because they did it all!
Thanks for making our day better than we could have ever imagined! Couldn't recommend GGE enough!
Alexis Holum · Married on 07/21/2019
The Total Package!
I have grown up near Gray Gables estate, and for many years now I've dreamed of having my wedding there, but I had no idea that it would be the best decision of my life. When I inquired through their website, Samantha contacted and met up with my fiance and I quickly. She gave us a tour of the entire place, showing us every option available for both ceremony and reception. She was able to answer all of my questions and more. What a blessing! I felt so at ease knowing we had someone (who by the way helps with coordinating along the way and the day of) that really knew all the ins and outs of a wedding, considering I'd had no experience with that. On top of that, what's included takes so much off our plate. They have tables, chairs, all flatware, separate groom and bridal suites, and day of set up/clean up service all included. They also have decor (drapery, vintage pieces, etc.) for additional cost, and a great list of vendors they refer (most at a discount if you say you are through Gray Gables). I am so thrilled to have my wedding at Gray Gables and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a magical place full of twinkly lights, beautiful flowers and greenery, and multiple indoor and outdoor options to fit your wedding needs!Sent on 12/13/2018
Genny · Married on 06/15/2019
Gray Gables is the best place for a wedding. Genevieve is the best coordinator anyone could ask for. It seems a bit expensive at first but when you go look at other venues and realize everything else you will have to add and/or do yourself it is generally the same or less to go with Gray Gables and you have a stress free wedding which is priceless. I enjoyed my daughters wedding and didn't have to lift a finger. I recommend this venue highly! Thank you GG for giving my daughter and her husband the wedding of their dreams.Sent on 09/27/2011
Gray Gables Estate's reply:Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! Wish you all the best and happiness!!
Chelsea Cox · Married on 06/15/2019
Can't recommend ENOUGH!!
I've been writing this review in my head for the last month because I knew I had to make it as amazing and I felt towards our venue and the owner, Samantha. My now-husband and I looked at 6 venues and none could compare to Gray Gables Estate (GGE). Besides swiping yes to my future husband, choosing GGE to be our spot was the best decision I could have made! The venue itself is breathtakingly gorgeous, serene and just beautiful. We wanted everything outdoors - and it worked magically. But - the very BEST thing about GGE was Samantha. She is the owner and wedding coordinator, and by the end of our wedding, I wanted to marry her instead! She was flawless in every step, she knew what myself and my bridal party needed before we even asked. She literally anticipated every single thing you could imagine. She facilitated all the rentals we would need, so that I only had to work with her. She suggested tons of great ideas which were all perfect. She was accommodating to my random requests (brought in baby goats!) and politely dealt with some unruly groomsmen during rehearsal. Day of wedding was so stress free for me, and all because of Sam! She wrangled the cake delivery, musicians arriving, DJ coming, GOATS!, photo booth, and allll the rental deliveries! I was able to relax with my girls in the awesome house and just enjoyed every minute of my day.Sent on 07/22/2019
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND CHOOSE GRAY GABLES ESTATE FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!
Alex Barg · Married on 05/19/2019
When my fiance and I were looking for venues, we originally were going to look at Gray Gables as a back up. When we got there, we were hooked. The venue was gorgeous, the food was great, and Sam (our Coordinator) was phenomenal. She was with us every step of the way and made sure that everything happened without a hitch.Sent on 05/23/2019
It is a little expensive, but for everything that hou get at this venue, I would 1000% reccomend it. All of my guests were raving about the site for days after the wedding. If you can, get married here!
Kayla · Married on 04/27/2019
Incredible, Beautiful Venue for a Perfect Wedding Day
There honestly are not enough words for us to describe how incredible our wedding day was. From our first meeting with Samantha (the on-site day-of coordinator) through the end of our reception, all communication was thorough, professional, and incredibly helpful. This review will cover 3 different pieces of what came with the venue: Samantha (and staff), the food, and the venue itself.Sent on 05/02/2019
Samantha & Staff: At our first venue visit, Samantha walked us through the property, (which is naturally gorgeous, by the way) and did an amazing job at explaining how the flowers and trees would look at the time of our wedding (nearly a year before the actual wedding date). This was the best "pitch" we had heard throughout our 10 different venue tours, and was a big selling point for us. Over the months after signing our contract, Samantha held wedding planning meetings with us every other month to keep us on track and to ensure that we had considered everything we needed. Samantha refers to herself as a day-of coordinator, but really, she did a lot of planning with us along the way. We, unfortunately, did not get to interact with the other staff members much throughout our wedding, however, we were receiving raving reviews from our guests all night of the servers and the bartenders. In fact, I'm still hearing about how wonderful everyone was. I also appreciated that the servers brought the passed appetizers over to the area where family photos were being taken (something I hadn't even thought to ask for, but greatly appreciated).
The Food: Gray Gables requires you to use their in-house catering menu. The food here is ridiculously good - this isn't an exaggeration. We served beef short ribs and salmon to nearly 150 people via a buffet and not a single portion was dry or underseasoned. The chefs at Gray Gables really know what they're doing. In addition to the raving reviews we've received from our guests about the staff, the reviews have been even more complimentary to the food we chose for dinner and the appetizers during our cocktail hour.
The Venue: We were initially floored by how gorgeous the venue was during our first tour. There was lots of greenery, flowers, and beautiful spaces for outdoor photos. The venue is also decorated with twinkle-lights which add a soft romantic vibe to the entire property. The lights are permanent fixtures and you are not charged extra for these. The groom's room is the best groom's room that we saw while touring venues. It's a separate house (not a coat closet) and even has a full-size pool table! The bridal suite was also stunning. It's in the main manor house and has a full bathroom, space for hair and makeup (with LOTS of natural lighting) and comfortable couches and chairs for the downtime before the ceremony. We held our reception in the ballroom, which is adorned with breathtaking crystal chandeliers. The venue is very flexible when it comes to softening the space with long, draped chiffon. We chose to have this hung along the back wall of the venue space and it was perfect. The venue also coordinates all linen rentals, which was super helpful for us.
All in all, we were obsessed with our venue before the wedding, but we're even more obsessed after. Thank you SO much to the wonderful staff at Gray Gables for giving us our dream wedding day!
Tracy · Married on 10/14/2018
Everything was perfect
This venue went above and beyond to make the day perfect. No stress at all. It was so beautiful.The food was amazing. Each meal was perfect and the guests loved it. The service was beyond exceptional. They did an amazing job. Any requests we had were taken care of immediately. Such a fun night.Sent on 12/05/2018
Teryan · Married on 10/07/2018
Sam is our contact at Gray Gables and I completely love working with her! She has helped us in selecting other vendors and has been available nearly 24/7 to answer any questions whether they are specifically about the venue or just opinions for our wedding overall! She helped us get our parents involved in the planning process during one of our consultations and aided us in our day of timeline and everything I have asked of her! LOVE this venue and their staff!Sent on 01/14/2018
Cathleen · Married on 11/04/2016
What a great experience! Beautiful venue and great food! Jennifer also help keep my wedding run smooth.Sent on 11/20/2016
Lynne · Married on 09/10/2016
In a word - Perfect! Our son and his beautiful bride were married here on Sep 10, 2016 and the venue was beyond anything I could have imagined... Both the Bride and Groom visited a year earlier and picked Gray Gables over four other venues, they were able to have a taste of their menu and go over everything with Samantha before they left to go back to Boston. During the last year, they put everything in place with Samantha guiding them the entire way. The wedding day was gorgeous and the gardens were the perfect setting for the guests to wander in before the wedding. The ceremony was held outside and the reception in the stunning reception hall. EVERYTHING went like clockwork! They guys had a great time before the wedding in the groom's room and I visited the bride in the beautiful rooms in the old house. The buffet was delicious, so many of the guests commented on the great food, and especially the service of the staff. All we had to do was get ourselves ready - Samantha and her staff took care of everything else! We could not have imagined a more perfect day, beyond anything I was expecting - we just relaxed and enjoyed family and friends, just the way it should be! Thank you, Samantha and your staff, you are exceptional...Sent on 10/01/2016
Amanda · Married on 09/03/2016
From day one of booking this venue to the end of my wedding Jen and her team did an amazing job. With this venue you don't only get the amazing location, history and picturesque appeal you also get an amazing team that will guide you. Jen is not just one of the owners of the venue she also is your coordinator, can be your florist and since she renewed her own vows at Gray she can be your guru.Sent on 09/26/2016
I used Jen's advice and it made the process easy. Within the first two months of wedding planning I had a DJ, photographer and leads for cake places and hair. I knew I would use her as my florist as everything was already so seamless. The catering was done in house at Gray and my guests are still raving over how delicious the food was.
As far as meeting up with Jen she worked with my busy work schedule and my parents. If an appointment time didn't work out she found another way to make a meeting happen. When it came to the place settings she brought ideas from an outside vendor in to see what I liked best.
On the day of the wedding we had food provided from Gray Gables while we got ready in the amazing bridal house. The guys also had snacks brought over to them in the fun revamped carriage house. The decor and flowers were absolutely stunning. If we needed something the staff was on top of it. My husband and I still can't get over how perfect our wedding turned out. Wedding planning can be stressful so picking a venue that makes things easy is well worth it. With Gray Gables you don't just get a pretty place you also get the owners of the venue that truly are invested in creating your perfect day.
Sara · Married on 06/04/2016
You will not regret booking with Gray Gables. Samantha was our coordinator, and took care of EVERYTHING! They are true experts and made our planning process effortless. Gray Gables Estate was my dream wedding venue. The grounds are immaculately kept, and they offer both a bridal suite and a groom's room complete with a pool table and bluetooth speaker system. The property offers to many picturesque settings, like hidden gazebos, and a koi pond. Our photographers were amazed at the opportunities for photo backdrops, and all the guests were raving about what a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere it was. We had the opportunity to do a menu tasting with the chef, and we were totally blown away. This venue offers absolutely everything. I mean everything from a steamer in the bridal suite to custom requests for your special day. They have not overlooked a single detail and it shows. Our experience was absolutely perfect.Sent on 08/08/2016
User4681543 · 2+ years ago
I cannot say enough good things about Gray Gables! Sam was our wedding coordinator (comes with booking with them) and she was AMAZING! Sam and all the staff made sure our wedding ran smoothing and perfectly! We even had to move from outside to inside due to the weather and that didn't phase Gray Gables! Beautiful location, wonderful staff, and great food! Can't go wrong here!Sent on 05/30/2016
User4739659 · 2+ years ago
Having just had our daughter's wedding at Gray Gables, I can say that our decision to utilize this venue was absolutely the best choice. First, the venue is beautiful. Regal but with beautiful character. At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted to even go look at it because I was afraid of what it would probably cost. Once my daughter and I saw it, we fell in love and the pricing was more reasonable than I expected. I loved the fact that I had choices in regards to catering and I was not required to utilize specific vendors. In addition, I found that Gray Gables is so beautiful that I didn't need to go overboard on decorating...and in my opinion, it would have looked overdone if I didn't let the natural beauty of the venue show. I was thrilled with the flexibility and helpful service I received from Samantha. Most of the process was smooth, but the few "bumps" in the road we hit, Samantha handled with poise and grace and she helped me through all of it. I cannot recommend Samantha and Gray Gables enough. I was incredibly happy with everything and have no complaints.Sent on 02/29/2016
Serena · Married on 10/17/2015
Absolutely love the team at Gray Gables. They take the stress away from wedding planning and help to create a magical fairy tale wedding. They have been so accommodating in making our dreams fit into our budget. I cannot wait for our special day!Sent on 02/23/2015
User4561180 · 2+ years ago
I'm speechless! My wedding was absolutely PERFECT, MEMORABLE, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC!!!!!... All thanks to Jennifer Agard. She was so helpful, calming, organized, attentive, on-the-ball. She made my wedding FLAWLESS. I couldn't have been happier with the results. It was everything I wanted and more. The whole team working on my wedding was really great.. Jennifer, her assistant, bartenders, even the limo driver!! They really did me proud. I don't have a single complaint about anything! Everyone loved my wedding and told me how beautiful Gray Gables was and how nice and helpful all the people were. I went with all of Jennifer's vendor recommendations and it took the stress out of most of the planning and everything was better than I could have imagined. I am so glad that my husband and I got married there and I would highly recommend Gray Gables and Jennifer to anyone. I had an evening wedding and when the sun went down and all the lights turned on in the gardens it was a breathtaking. My wedding really turned out to be a heart-stopping dream come true.Sent on 10/26/2015
Samantha · Married on 09/12/2015
Samantha was our wedding coordinator - she did an amazing job making sure the day went smoothly. The day of the wedding she took care of all the details so I didn't have to worry about a thing. Since we booked the venue she was always responsive to our calls and emails. She took great notes on what were expecting and help make sure that we stuck as close to the timeline as possible. They are very accommodating when it comes to bringing in outside vendors, which was a great option to have.Sent on 10/02/2015
The venue as a whole was perfect! There was ample space for the bride and bridal party to get ready. The pool table in the grooms room was a great addition for the grooms men. In addition to that, there are so many areas within the venue to take pictures - especially at night, the lighting is breathtaking.
You are in great hands with Samantha and Jennifer.
Christina · Married on 06/28/2015
We just had our wedding at Gray Gables and it was a wonderful day. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. You wouldn't think this gem could exist behind a U-Haul building, but it does! We got married on the front lawn (no street noise!) and had our reception on the side/back yard area.Sent on 07/08/2015
Jennifer is a wonderful wedding coordinator. She answered all our questions and helped so much with planning, layout design and coordinating with other vendors.
Gray Gables also has partnerships with other great vendors in the area, which is an awesome way to learn about other vendors and save some money.
Great venue and I definitely recommend it to others!
Anna · Married on 05/23/2015
Yes, the venue is gorgeous and offers the best of both indoor and outdoor locations, but Samantha and the rest of the Gray Gables Estate team are tops when it comes to responsiveness, thoroughness and attention to detail. I thought planning my wedding as an out-of-state bride was going to be a nightmare, but Samantha made it stress free and worked to meet our budget. Mezzaluna caterers did a fantastic job on food and service, and we received many compliments from guests. We opted for a one-entree buffet meal and served late-night snacks. As newlyweds, we chose to eat privately in the cozy dining room of the main house. Servers prepared our plates and brought them to us. It was a perfect time for us to relax and talk about the ceremony before heading back into the fray. I also decided on the day of the wedding to do the sparkler send off and Samantha's response, "no problem." It can't be said enough how great the Gray Gables planning team is to work with. Three months later, people are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding.Sent on 08/31/2015
Christina · Married on 09/01/2013
We got married on September 1st at Gray Gables and could not be happier with our experiences with the venue and with Barb! We have heard from several of our friends and family that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! The venue and Barb are really to thank for this.Sent on 10/02/2013
When we arrived at Gray Gables we were stunned at how naturally beautiful the venue was. It took our breath away. If you want to have an outdoor Oregon wedding we would highly recommend Gray Gables. When we arrived for our wedding, the grounds were absolutely perfect. The ceremony area can accommodate a large or small crowd and was perfect for our guests. The reception area is twenty feet from the ceremony and provides a seamless transition from ceremony to cocktail hour. Our guests were very pleased with how easy the layout of everything made things. Even though we were going to get married out of state we hadn't really thought of hiring a wedding planner. Barb Abalan was our wedding planner and day of coordinator. She was absolutely amazing to work with. Because we were planning from so far away, it was great to have Barb to help us take care of any issues that popped up. She is sweet, caring, and really thought of everything. We couldn't have imagined someone helping us as much as Barb helped us. She has done so many weddings and it shows in her preparation and attention to detail. Barb coordinated and worked with all of our venders on our behalf. It's impossible to have a perfect wedding but our experience at Gray Gables was about as close to perfect as one can be. The prices were very reasonable when compared to other places and the value was unmatched. We would have easily spent thousands of dollars more at other places just to get the benefits that were already included in our package at Gray Gables. Barb really helped us work within our budget and made the entire experience very stress free. We would highly recommend getting married at Gray Gables!!
-Christina and Ben
Stacey · Married on 07/20/2013
My daughter was married at Gray Gables on July 20th. We were very pleased with the venue and especially pleased with Barbara (our wedding coordinator). The whole event went smoothly. There were no problems at all that we were aware of. Barbara kept things moving along at the correct pace and we had plenty of time for everything. The venue is beautiful and the service was great. I was impressed that so many things are included in the price. It took quite a bit of the stress off to know that I didn't have to plan everything. The food was great at the reception. When it was time to pack up our things, we found that Barbara had already done a lot of it and the left over food was packaged up and ready to take home. We didn't have to ask at all, it was done. I would recommend Gray Gables to anyone!Sent on 09/09/2013
C · Married on 12/12/2012
My daughter got married yesterday, 12/12/12, at Gray Gables Estate in Portland, OR.Sent on 12/13/2012
The weeks an months preceding, have been hectic, and exhausting, as we try to iron out the details, and finish little wedding projects.
As crazy as everything has been, we got to Gray Gables, and all my anxiety, concerns, and panic disintegrated. The wedding planner, Barb, took over. I could be such a bug part of the wedding, and enjoy the ceremony, the food (excellent, by the way), and spend time visiting with guests. It really was a wonderful night, a night we'll always remember, and there is no place, that could be a more beautiful setting for a wedding. Even in December, the guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was, and how amazing the services, the venue, the whole environment was.
I would definitely recommend, to anyone, looking for a romantic, beautiful place to have a wedding go to Gray Gables. Meet with Barb, look at the grounds, some photographs of past weddings, and you'll know, you have found the perfect place to have a wedding! And, not only will it be an unforgettable night for you, but for everyone who attends as well.