Oregon Elopement Locations

A curated list of the most popular, picturesque, and unique elopement locations in the state of Oregon.

Where to elope in Oregon

Oregon is one of the top elopement destinations in the country, for good reason. There is a wide range of venues and nature areas both in the city and surrounding area. Here are a few favorite locations to have a small wedding.

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Portland Elopement Locations

Mt. Tabor Park – Great views, easy parking, and within the city limits. You can share vows, take photos, and go grab a great dinner within a few block radius.

Washington Park – Nestled into the hills of SW Portland, featuring towering redwoods and Douglas firs. There are many trails to explore, allowing you to find just the right spot.

City Hall – In the heart of downtown, getting married at City Hall is quick and painless. There are nearby parks for quick post-wedding photos.

Cathedral Park – Underneath the St.Johns bridge is a beautiful park with gorgeous views of the Willamette river and Forest Park.

You can also reach out to your favorite restaurant, winery, or coffee shop. Many are able to host private events in their space.

Booking and Permit Information for Portland Parks and Nature Areas

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has 200+ parks, gardens, and picnic areas that may be reserved for weddings and/or receptions.

A permit must be obtained for any legal union ceremony in a public park when guests are invited. This includes ceremonies consisting of more than the couple, officiant, and two witnesses.

For more information and to reserve a location, here is the Parks and Recreation website for weddings and events.

Best Places to Elope in Oregon

Wahclella Falls – A truly stunning waterfall at the end of a one mile hike. This is the most popular spot in the area, for good reason.

Oregon Waterfall elopement locations: Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, Proxy Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and more.

Columbia River Gorge – Pick any of the hundreds of scenic hikes, from the Oneonta Gorge to Hood River. Don’t forget about the Washington side, like Dog Mountain or Cape Horn.

Mt. Hood – Either the Silcox Hut , Crag Rat Hut, or Timberline Lodge are great. There are many lakes with views of the mountain like Lost Lake or Trillium Lake.

Crater Lake – One of the most picturesque locations in all of Oregon, a volcano basin filled with crystal clear water.
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Oregon Coast Elopement Locations

Cannon Beach – There are many spots in/near this popular coastal town. Hug Point, Indian Beach, Haystack Rock, Short Sands, and more.

Pacific City – Another gorgeous coastal area featuring Cape Kiwanda nature areas sand dunes and rock formations. Pelican Brewery offers wedding reception packages.

Astoria – This lovely fishing town will capture your heart, you’ll soon see why it’s a top pick for elopements.

Further South – Great locations for photography like Lincoln City, Depot Bay, Yaquina Head, Yachats, and Bandon.

Mid-week elopements at larger venues

You can also check out my post with the top wedding venues in Portland, many also offer smaller mid-week elopements.

AirBnB’s You Can Stay At

I made a curated list of my favorite AirBnB’s in Oregon.

Elopement locations elsewhere around the West

A few other favorite locations, if you want to get outside of Portland: