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I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. Oregon is hands down one of the most epic places to elope on the West coast.
Oregon literally has everything you could ever imagine – eternal beauty, the most awe-inspiring and epically diverse landscapes, cozy-coastal towns, hipster vibes, grape-spotted hills, a food scene deserving of a crown, and endless adventures around every corner.
The magical, lush, green wonderland is the perfect elopement destination for couples who are experience enthusiasts, obsessed with being outdoors, and who get stoked on epic landscapes, natural wonders, and endless opportunities for adventure.
If you’re trying to decide if Oregon is the right place for your intimate elopement, you’ve come to the right spot! Below, I’ve outlined all the reasons why this Pacific Northwest state is a freaking rad and why you should elope in Oregon.
Oregon rewards all who venture out and explore its land. If your elopement adventure involves a coastal hike, windsurfing, snowshoeing, or a full-on backpacking trip, Oregon is the place for you. Oregon welcomes all sorts of adventure. No matter what you’re interested in there’s something fun for everyone.
From rocky coastal beaches, dense forests, desolate deserts, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains, Oregon has an abundance of landscapes to choose from for your big day.
Eloping in Oregon allows you to pick your favorite scenery, and your favorite season. Oregon might be known as the rainiest state in the US. However, it does take the win for the best spring and summer in the PNW. Fall and winter are equally as beautiful (although slightly cooler) in their unique way. No matter what time of year you choose to elope in Oregon, the seasons will not disappoint.
The Columbia River Gorge is one of my favorite locations for elopements, weddings, and couples’ sessions in Oregon. The Gorge has endless rolling hills, jaw-dropping views of the Columbia River, and happens to be GORGEous, any time of year.
It gets better. This stunning location is only an hour from Portland. Which means you can stay in Oregon’s most iconic city and elope in a phenomenal place!
This photo was taken at The Griffin House. It’s one of my favorite venues in the entire world.
If rock climbing is on your elopement itinerary, you must consider Smith Rock State Park. It’s a rock climber’s paradise! Rock climbing, not your jam? The park offers plenty of hiking trails and epic views of the deep river canyons.
Famous for its incredible coastline, rugged cliffs, haystack rocks, and quaint tourist towns. The Oregon Coast offers the most stunning, diverse views for your intimate elopement, and plenty of intimate locations to stay.
If you travel down to the southern region of the Oregon coast, you’ll be greeted by a completely different landscape – the impressive redwood groves. There are a variety of hiking trails to choose from and plenty of spots for your intimate ceremony. Depending on your fitness level and desire for adventure, there’s something for everybody here!
Mount Hood is Oregon’s most stunning and iconic mountain. With its famous snow-capped dome, it’s the perfect location for couples who to adventure together. You could spend the morning on a scenic sunrise hike or go night skiing in the evening. The possibilities are truly endless on Hood. Learn more about Oregon’s most iconic mountain here
In short, Crater Lake National Park is the ultimate adventurer’s playground. The stunning alpine lake stretches across 20 square miles and is the deepest lake in the US! The lake is rich in natural history and endless outdoor exploration. Depending on the time of year you visit, you have the option to hike, snowshoe on the crater’s rim, or take a dip in the bluest alpine waters. You really can’t go wrong here.
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