Portland’s unique landscape of rivers and mountains, along with the region’s relatively mild climate means that it’s a dreamy place to get married outside. Outdoor wedding venues in Portland, Oregon range from formal golf courses to romantic vineyards, elegant gardens, and even waterfront hotels. If you’re planning a wedding in PDX and thinking about getting married outside, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Oregon.
Here are seven beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Golf Club
With views of the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Hood, and surrounding vineyards, the Oregon Golf Club is a truly scenic venue in the Willamette Valley. The venue, located less than 20 miles from downtown Portland, is easily accessible for city dwellers looking to get married in a rural setting. The Oregon Golf Club has plenty of charm and natural beauty, including a Scottish-style clubhouse and a picturesque rose garden, which is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies. A reception pavilion at the venue features 23-foot ceilings draped in romantic white chiffon, accented with crystal chandeliers and picture windows offering mountain views. The Oregon Golf Club has space for up to 430 guests and will provide basic rental items, such as china, glassware, and linens. Catering is also provided by the venue.
Lewis & Clark College
This private liberal arts college offers exquisite backdrops for outdoor weddings in Portland, Oregon. The Estate Gardens, a gorgeous area featuring a reflection pool and stone terrace surrounded by mature trees, is arguably one of the most elegant spots in all of Portland. It’s only available for select dates between May and September, so consider yourself especially lucky if you’re one of the few couples to say “I do” in this unique spot. Lewis & Clark College also has a campus chapel, pavilion, and banquet hall that are available for weddings.
Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard
The PNW is home to numerous wineries and vineyards, and it’s no surprise that they make gorgeous settings for your big day. Beacon Hill Winery is a 44-acre venue in Gaston, about an hour west of downtown Portland. Choose from six event spaces, including a spacious lawn overlooking the vineyards, an English garden, or a cozy banquet room complete with a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Beacon Hill Winery can accommodate up to 200 guests. Two rental cabins at the venue are perfect for staying overnight with your family or wedding party.
If you’re looking for an outdoor space in downtown Portland, this modern venue in the Pearl District is a must-see. Castaway Portland is an industrial-style space on the bank of the Willamette River with 10,000 square feet of open space that’s ideal for any couple in search of a totally customizable venue. The building features 14-foot ceilings, exposed wood beams, original steel pane windows, and an outdoor area overlooking the Fremont Bridge. Castaway Portland can accommodate 400 people for a seated reception, or up to 1,000 if you combine the indoor and outdoor areas. The venue has dressing rooms, an industrial kitchen/catering area, and is fully equipped with a sound system. Chairs and tables are supplied in-house.
Arrowhead Golf Club
Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla is a lovely location for couples planning a classic wedding in the Portland area. This elegant venue offers quintessential PNW views from almost anywhere in the property, including the ceremony lawn. If you’re looking for a venue that will provide nearly everything you need for the big day, you’re in luck. The event coordinators at Arrowhead Golf Club will help finalize every last detail of your wedding, from decor to day-of management, prep, and breakdown. Catering and bartending, along with basic rentals (tables, chairs, linens) are provided by the venue. Arrowhead Golf Club can host weddings year-round with up to 300 guests.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
If you want to stay in the heart of the city, Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is another outdoor wedding venue in Portland, Oregon with fabulous views. This boutique hotel has an updated rustic lodge vibe, with mid-century modern accents, colorful artwork, and cozy furnishings. The hotel’s location along the Willamette River makes it the perfect place for a waterfront ceremony in PDX. The riverfront courtyard features bistro lights and accommodates up to 150 guests. Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel also has indoor event spaces, including two ballrooms and several dining rooms. Catering is provided through the hotel’s restaurant, along with basic linens and a dance floor. Relax pre- or post-wedding in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms, which are bound to impress your guests if they stay onsite. We suggest splurging on a marina view suite (featuring a fireplace and full kitchen) if you’re planning to stick around for a few days.
Leach Botanical Garden
Couples hosting a wedding on the smaller side will want to check out the Leach Botanical Garden in southeast Portland. This wedding venue has a max capacity of 85 guests, making it one of the best intimate outdoor wedding venues in Portland, Oregon. The outdoor ceremony space is surrounded by lush trees and features a wooden pergola at the altar, with market lights strung across the courtyard. After the ceremony, head to the nearby open-air terrace for your reception, or an adjoining manor house if you prefer to be indoors (or in case of rain). After the gardens close to the public (typically at 4 p.m.) your guests will have private use of the property.