When you are planning your wedding in Central Oregon, it is more than likely that you’ll want to showcase the epic beauty that defines the area. The following Top Central Oregon Outdoor Wedding Venues are places that the Ashlings have recently performed that highlight the natural environment.
Skyliners Lodge near Tumalo Falls
One of my favorite “low-key” wedding venues in Bend, Skyliners lodge is about a fifteen minute drive from down out towards Tumalo Falls. A favorite with recovering raft guides, the backdrop for the ceremony is Tumalo Creek nearby and Tumalo Mountain in the distance. The lodge itself can seat about 100 or more, but ideally dinner would be outside under a tent in a hardened surface to the right of the lodge. The price is right on this one, and although the managers frown on it a bit, having a few friends set up tents in the surrounding woods could be one option for accommodations nearby, as well as three luxurious cabins nearby on Tumalo Lake.
I can’t say enough about this place. You know when you walk into a business and everyone working there seems guenuily happy and well-cared for? This is the vibe here. It is the perfect place for couples who are willing to spend some money to have everything done right. Stunning views of the Cascade Mountains will create a great backdrop for photos, and the well-maintained grounds are just right for outdoor receptions.
Suttle Lake is quintessential Oregon at it’s best. Although it is just minutes off Highway 20, it still feels secluded. This is a great choice for those with friends and family in both Bend and Portland as it is in-between the two. These guys are pros at running weddings, and the large lawn overlooking the oval shaped lake looks like it was made for ceremonies and receptions.
Who doesn’t want to get married on the banks of the Deschutes River? The ceremony area is on lush green grass overlooking the river surrounded by old growth pine trees and volcanic rock. Then move the reception to one of the patios also overlooking the river or in one of the large conference rooms. There’s plenty of room for the whole family to stay at the resort.
Named for the Three Sisters Mountains in the distance, the vineyards also offer breathtaking views of Smith Rock. Accenting the perfectly manicured property is a pond and waterfall. A great spot for those looking for elegance and country charm.