13 Small Wedding Venues Oregon Couples Need to Visit

If an intimate celebration is calling your name, read up on these Pacific Northwest venues.
Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
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Rachel Kashdan
Rachel Kashdan - The Knot Contributor.
Rachel Kashdan
The Knot Contributor
  • Rachel is a freelance writer and contributor to The Knot.
  • Prior to working as a freelance writer, Rachel was a staff writer at Boston magazine covering home design and weddings.
  • Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
Updated Apr 18, 2024

A small wedding and an Oregon setting go together like cake and champagne. Need proof? Look no further than these 13 small wedding venues in Oregon. Their styles are diverse, and their locations–from Portland to Bend to the Oregon Coast are varied too, but you can count on the fact that venues for parties of 50 guests and fewer are plentiful in the Beaver State. These venues shine in all four seasons, though with so many spots that showcase the state's natural beauty, you might consider a spring, summer or fall Oregon wedding to make the most of the outdoors. Get ready to add these venues to your intimate wedding venue must-visit list.

Stein-Boozier Barn in Wilsonville, Oregon

Stein-Boozier Barn is all about rustic charm. Just 20 minutes south of Portland, the venue is surrounded by trees and lawns, making for a private and peaceful setting. The barn, which was built in 1901, features high ceilings, twinkle lights, a bar and sliding doors that offer views out to a creek. The venue also has a large outdoor patio where you can host cocktail hour or set up rows of chairs for an outdoor ceremony in front of the barn.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 96 guests

Richey Road Event Venue in Gresham, Oregon

For a setting with a swanky backyard wedding feel that's not actually a backyard, Richey Road Event Venue does the trick. The venue, located about 15 miles east of Portland, features four bedrooms and a well-appointed kitchen inside, and outside you'll find gorgeous grounds that'll impeccably host every part of your wedding weekend. The property includes a stone patio with an outdoor gas fireplace, a hot tub, flower gardens and an eye-catching water feature with a miniature waterfall.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Opal 28 in Portland, Oregon

With its homey-yet-refined feel, Opal 28 is the perfect small Portland wedding venue. The building, which was constructed in 1908, features two event rooms and a cozy and secluded patio, all just a ten minute drive from downtown. The versatile venue also provides in-house catering and custom menus with items ranging from tacos to teriyaki tofu and a built-in, full-service bar offering beer, wine and spirits.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Wilson Farm Events in Boring, Oregon

Wilson Farm Events is an enchanting bucolic setting for small affairs nestled between Portland and the Cascades. The historical working family farm has several secluded spots to utilize on your wedding day, including an a-frame hut where you might hold your first look, a meadow with a stone cottage that doubles as a photo-worthy ceremony backdrop, and a timber pavilion to host your reception.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50 guests

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Whitewater Weddings in Walterville, Oregon

This family farm-turned-event-venue is the quintessential rural retreat for couples craving a peaceful wedding set in nature. Just 30 minutes east of Eugene, Whitewater Weddings is a 100 percent outdoor venue with multiple sites to take advantage of on your big day. Get ready in the renovated 1940s farm building before swapping vows beside the river or in the forest. Then dance the night away under the stars–or under a rented tent–out on the farm fields. Plus, in addition to their standard wedding packages which accommodate up to 120 guests, Whitewater Weddings also offers microwedding packages for weddings of up to 30.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pelican Brewing Company in Pacific City, Oregon

Pelican Brewing Company is the ideal small wedding venue for celebrations on the Oregon Coast. The beachfront brewpub is located within the Cape Kiwanda Natural Scenic Area in northwest Oregon, and the venue truly showcases the spectacular setting. Hold your ceremony in the sand beside the Pacific, then head inside the brewery's oceanfront reception room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, for dinner and dancing.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 82 guests

Blockhouse PDX in Portland, Oregon

Green-thumbed couples looking to tie the knot with a select group of loved ones should look to Blockhouse PDX. The venue, located within a Portland nursery, features a bright, airy event room, complete with an open kitchen where you can host the ultimate dinner party for up to 50 guests. Looking for additional space or for more of an indoor-outdoor feel? Just open up the room's glassy bay door that connects to a furnished patio surrounded by plants.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Ghost Hill Cellars in Carlton, Oregon

Host your small celebration at Ghost Hill Cellars, a gorgeous vineyard located in the Oregonian countryside between Salen and Portland. The property boasts a newly constructed taproom and rustic-chic event space, which features towering ceilings, a built-in bar and large windows with views out to the property's acres of rolling hills and vineyards. The taproom also has a large outdoor patio which can be used for any and all parts of your special day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50 guests

Loloma Lodge in Blue River, Oregon

Book a glamping wedding weekend with your nearest and dearest at Loloma Lodge, a wooded property along the McKenzie River. With a full takeover you'll have access to the 1930s lodge, which can house you and your wedding party, as well as four riverside cabins for your guests. Recite your vows beside the river or in the gardens, then dance and dine out on the property and finish the night with s'mores around the campfire.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 125 guests

Campfire Hotel in Bend, Oregon

Host a laid-back campground-inspired fete at Campfire Hotel, located on the edge of the Cascades and the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. The hotel offers abundant outdoor fun for small celebrations. Get married poolside with up to 50 friends and enjoy cocktails by the ten-foot fire pit. Then head inside the event space for dinner and dancing or utilize the grounds. Finally, close out the night with a relaxing dip in the hot tub with your pals.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, Oregon

Treat yourself and your guests to peak relaxation at Lithia Springs Resort in southern Oregon. The hotel, which encompasses 38 units, features a luxe spa, heated outdoor pool and wine tasting garden, plus a landscape dotted with trees, flowers, fountains and koi ponds. Have your ceremony on the lawn in front of the gazebo or in the garden and then hold your reception in the meadow or out in the courtyard.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150 guests

The Griffin House in Hood River, Oregon

When it comes to small wedding venues, it doesn't get more scenic than The Griffin House, a 120-year-old cliffside property overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. At the Griffin House, ceremonies take place on the cliffs above the Gorge, and the property has several lawns and stone terraces where you can host cocktail hour or small reception. The venue offers couples their ultra-chic furniture collection for your event, as well as use of the main house, which can accommodate up to 20 guests for overnight stays.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Applegate Ranch in Grants Pass, Oregon

Applegate Ranch hosts small celebrations with rustic flair and outdoor appeal in Oregon wine country. The ranch features a pristine ceremony walkway with a built-in arbor surrounded by trees as well as a covered open-air reception space with a string-lit deck perfect for dancing or enjoying cocktails. Applegate Ranch also provides guests with in-house planning services and a recently updated getting-ready suite as well as a lounge and bar.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150 guests

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