If you’re thinking about eloping in Oregon, you’ve come to the right place! Oregon is an incredibly amazing state to have your elopement. But if you’re undecided on which spot to say your vows, I’ve created a list of the best Oregon elopement locations to choose from. Whether you love the mountains, rivers, the ocean, or the desert, I have no doubt that you will find the perfect place to marry your partner!
The Oregon Coast has 363 miles of beautiful scenery that will charm you. If you love sandy beaches, long hiking trails, and being surrounded by wildlife, The Oregon Coast is the ideal place to have your elopement.
The best time of year for a hot summer elopement day is between June and September. Temperatures can reach the 80s and there’s a slim chance of rain. But if you want to explore more the coast, spring and fall time is just as beautiful.
Ecola State Park has it all. Its 9 miles of coastline, long trails through the lush forest, and views overlooking the Pacific Ocean are just a number of things it has to offer. After exploring Ecola State Park on your elopement, I would highly recommend a nice stroll around Cannon Beach and having a delicious lunch and drink. Then, ending it off at Hug Point and Manzanita at sunset.
Cape Kiwanda is one of the best Oregon elopement locations for admiring the ocean while saying your vows. It’s lovely to visit here in the morning when the tide is low and then hang out in Pacific City. Afterward, if you’re up for a 4.3-mile adventure, go on a hike at God’s Thumb Trail.
Neptune State Park has beautiful views from the cliff overlooking Cummins Creek. On your arrival, you could stay over at a cute tiny house and then try out some amazing seafood in Newport. Later, check out Devils Punchbowl for a chance to whale watch! Afterward, have a stroll through Cape Perpetua before arriving at Neptune State Park for a sunset picnic.
Coos Bay has stunning views of the Oregon shore. It also has three state parks connected by a network of hiking trails: Sunset Bay, Shore Acres, and Cape Arago. Once you’ve hiked along these state parks, head over to Bandon Beach for a beautiful sunset.
For a mini road trip across the state line, have a day’s drive along the coast starting from Gold Beach. At every beautiful spot you see, have a stopover and enjoy the scenery until you reach Crescent City, CA. Make sure you don’t skip out on Samuel E Boardman State Park and Jeremiah Smith Redwood State Park!
If you want to be more in one with nature, inland Portland has gorgeous scenic areas where you can elope. If you want to enjoy the hot summer sun, plan your elopement day between mid-June and late September. Spring (March, April and May) is also lovely but be prepared for scattered rain showers! For fewer crowds and vibrant scenery, fall is a beautiful time to elope in inland Portland.
Start your elopement day by waking up in a beautiful hotel in downtown Portland such as the Woodlark. Or opt for a cute Airbnb around Hood River. If you love roaring waterfalls and pretty wildflowers, adventure at Latourell Falls. And if you’d like a more private area to say your vows, Wahclella Falls is an ideal place. For adventurous couples who love a hiking challenge, Dog Mountain is amazing for some of the best PNW wildflower views in spring.
Mt Hood is a stunning place to elope all year round. If you want to feel like you’re in a winter wonderland, eloping here in the wintertime is perfect. Plus, there are fewer crowds! But if you want to elope in a warm climate, early June to late August is the best time of year to do so.
Stay over at a cozy cabin or at the Timberline Lodge for close access to mountain activities. The Magic Mile Skyride at Timberline Lodge is an incredible snowboarding and skiing destination where you’ll have the most fun! To experience a beautiful sunrise or sunset, head over to Trillium Lake where you could also go skiing and canoeing. Later, have a hike around Mt Hood National Forest and to Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint for gorgeous trails sounded by nature.
Central Oregon has a range of amazing places to choose from for your elopement. To explore more of Central Oregon with a little less crowds, eloping here in the fall and spring is the best!
For an adventure elopement, start your day in the Mount Jefferson wilderness and backpack to Russel Lake. Or, stay in Bend over the weekend to roam around town and hang on the river. Head over to Smith Rock in the morning for hundreds of acres of desert rock terrain. And if the highway is open after winter, visit Sparks Lake later in the day for beautiful mountain views. Williamette and Deschutes National Forest are also incredible Oregon elopement locations, with awesome waterfall trails and miles of scenic backdrops.
For endless scenes of mountains, forests, peaks, and lakes, get a cabin nearby Crater Lake or opt for an RV. Have a walk along Rim trail then hang out in Umpqua National Forest to check out the hot springs and beautiful waterfalls.
There are tons of other beautiful waterfalls in Central Oregon too. One of my favorites is Proxy Falls. Stay over at Sisters or an Airbnb in the words before traveling down when the highway is open after winter. To avoid big crowds, visit in the morning and during the week.
The Wallowas is an absolute gem of a location that’s kept on the down-low. All you need to know is that there are tons of mountains, desert landscapes, lakes and everything to feast your adventurous souls away from the hustle and bustle.
Now you know the best Oregon elopement locations to choose from! If you’re looking for a photographer for your elopement, check out my Oregon elopement packages below and let’s get in touch!