Beautiful Oregon Destination Weddings

Over the last five years, we’ve seen a steady increase in Oregon destination weddings, welcoming couples from all over the U.S. and even Australia seeking a unique and beautiful spot to say “I do.

The term “destination wedding” may conjure images of sun-soaked beaches and far-flung locales to some readers. But growing interest in domestic travel and pandemic restrictions mean today’s couples are looking for magical locations inside the U.S. no passports or quarantines required.

After all, the purpose of a destination wedding is to escape the stress of everyday life, spend quality time with people you love, and celebrate your marriage in an amazing location. You don’t have to travel far to achieve these things. It can be just the two of you, a select handful of family and friends, or enough guests to constitute a bona fide week-long family reunion or vacation.

Shelby & Connor’s Abernethy Destination Wedding, Photos: Roth Photography

Destination Love

Married in Oregon!

Oregon is known for beautiful scenery with unique ecosystems and spectacular natural phenomena, like Mt Hood, Cannon Beach, Columbia river gorge, Willamette Valley wine country, Crater lake, and the list goes on. Your guests will be astounded by the scenery and happily surprised to discover it doesn’t actually rain as much as stereotypes insist. People fall in love with Oregon for the fresh air, gorgeous views, and year-round recreation. Visit to learn more.

Your Oregon Destination Wedding Venue

Abernethy Center’s full-service packages are ideal for couples planning from a distance. An Abernethy Event Specialist partners with you every step of the way with virtual appointments that translate your unique vision into reality on the wedding day. We have a network of experienced Oregon wedding partners from florists to photographers, cake bakers, and more that can fulfill any wedding style, from easy and natural to over-the-top luxury.

Veiled Garden, Lindsay Blair Photo
Veiled Garden, Lindsay Blair Photo

Indoor & Outdoor Venues

Abernethy Center hosts weddings year-round with four distinct venues on our 9-acre property, including two gardens, a classic wedding chapel, and the grand Abernethy Ballroom. Couples can opt for either an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception with access to beautiful natural areas for epic wedding photos.

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Exclusive in-house Culinary & Bar Services

Our experienced culinary team is committed to providing exceptional Northwest cuisine for your big day. Our chefs have a passion for amazing flavor and beautiful presentation. Our exclusive on-site catering service allows you the freedom to choose the menu that best fits your desires and budget. All menu items are cooked fresh on-site, and a professional and courteous wait-staff will make your reception an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Accessible Location

Abernethy Center is located in the heart of historic Oregon City, less than twenty miles from Portland International Airport via I-205 South, so navigation is easy for out-of-town guests Map. There’s ample free parking at the venue and several hotels nearby, including one within walking distance.

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Recent Abernethy Destination Couples

Taylor + Brian

Shelby + Connor

Tracy + Arjav

We love hosting destination weddings at Abernethy Center.  The scenery is beautiful, proximity to lodging and air travel is ideal, and our full-service team approach makes planning your wedding from a distance seamless & stress-free.


Ready to Start planning your Oregon Destination wedding?

Smooch is the official blog of Abernethy Center. A full-service wedding and reception venue just on the outskirts of Portland in the heart of historical Oregon City, Abernethy Center has two distinct gardens, a gorgeous chapel, and an elegant Grand ballroom spread out over 9 acres. With twenty years in business, an expert culinary team, and a tremendous staff experienced in providing exceptional service, we have everything for the perfect, uniquely yours Oregon wedding. 

Abigail’s Garden —– Veiled Garden—–Abernethy Chapel—–Grand Ballroom