My home state of Oregon has something for everyone! This beautiful state has towering waterfalls, long stretches of golden coastline, dramatic deserts, and alpine lakes, among so much more. If you’re looking for the perfect adventure location for your elopement, you’ll find just the spot in Oregon.
No matter what you’re looking for, here is my complete guide to Oregon elopement locations, from stunning mountain peaks to serene alpine lakes to riverside whitewater rafting, and beyond!
Oregon is one of the most beautiful states on the West Coast (and my home!), and the stunning scenery makes it the perfect elopement destination! If you’ve never visited Oregon, toss out any preconceived ideas of what Portland and Oregon look like. Oregon has so much more to offer than just Portlandia, from rolling sand dunes to mountain peaks and beyond. If you’re considering eloping in Oregon, or even thinking about it, read on to learn more about what Oregon has to offer!
Okay, okay, so when you think of Oregon…you probably think of waterfalls. But that’s one preconceived notion you CAN keep! Oregon (especially the Columbia River Gorge!) has some of the most breathtaking waterfalls that top my list for my favorite Oregon elopement locations for my couples. Here are some of my favorites:
Oregon’s coastline is one of my favorite parts of the state! There are so many elopement locations along the state’s coastline, from the popular Cannon Beach to other less crowded (but equally as pretty!) spots. No matter where you pick, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views and some cool spots to eat or spend time with family. Here are some of my favorites:
If you’ve dreamed of getting married near a lake, Oregon has plenty of options for lakeside elopement locations. There’s Crater Lake National Park, of course, but lots of alpine lakes and serene spots as well for a serene, romantic spot.
Eloping in the mountains can be a much more private way to say your vows and start your life together. Oregon has some stunning mountainside spots tucked away no matter your hiking skills. Take a look at some of these:
Most people don’t think to get married next to a river, but Oregon offers some awesome spots to say “I Do” for your special day. Plus: did someone say white water rafting elopement?! Eloping by a river can be a great way to add some fun and excitement into your wedding day. Here’s what I would recommend:
Many couples have no idea that Oregon offers some stunning high desert elopement spots. Couples will flock to the coastline or the mountains, but Eastern Oregon has dramatic desert landscapes for all types of elopements.
Oregon has everything for the adventurous minded souls! When you’re planning your Oregon elopement, consider adding in some fun activities to do while you’re enjoying your elopement.
The specific requirements for your legal wedding will depend on the county you will get married in. Here’s what you need to think about:
If you need any help figuring out your wedding logistics, don’t hesitate to contact me!
You can visit Oregon year-round, but the weather is best in the spring, summer and fall.
Oregon’s largest airport is Portland International Airport (known for their quirky green carpet!), but there are a number of smaller airports that may be closer to your final destination. There are several airports like Eugene, Salem or Medford.
There are plenty of incredible Airbnbs around the state, too, for the most romantic and secluded one-on-one time together as a new couple. Here are a few of my favorites:
Oregon is an absolute goldmine for elopement locations and adventures. You’d be hard-pressed to find another state that has as much diversity in terrains and outdoor adventures available for incredible photos of your epic elopement. Oregon elopement locations are seriously endless.
I’ve lived in Oregon for 5 years now, and have loved every second of traversing every last crevice of it. With me, you get the keys to the kingdom as far as epic Oregon elopement locations go. I can help you plan your wedding ceremony in the Redwoods, take you kayaking down a turquoise river, and take sunset portraits of you on the insanely beautiful Oregon coast ALL. IN. THE. SAME. DAY. Yes, Oregon is that epic.
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