10 Oregon Elopement Ideas

Oregon can be a dream come true for adventurous couples seeking a unique elopement experience. From cascading waterfalls to dense forests and coastal wonders, Oregon offers a wide variety of picturesque settings for an elopement. Here are 10 Oregon elopement ideas:

  1. Multnomah Falls: One of the most iconic waterfalls in Oregon is Multnomah Falls. Exchange vows against the backdrop of the cascading water, creating a truly magical and timeless moment or add it to a day of waterfall chasing during your elopement. For an added touch, consider visiting at sunrise or sunset to capture the falls in the most mesmerizing light and to avoid crowds.
  2. Smith Rock State Park: Towering cliffs and deep canyons of Smith Rock State Park offers a breathtaking backdrop in Oregon that is different from the lush waterfalls and coasts. Visit Oregon’s high desert for a unique elopement day experience.
  3. Cannon Beach: Say “I do” with your toes in the sand as you elope at Cannon Beach. The iconic Haystack Rock serves as a majestic background, while the crashing waves provide the perfect background music to accompany your vows. After the ceremony, explore the charming coastal town of Cannon Beach for a cozy celebration.
  4. Crater Lake: Elevate your elopement by choosing Crater Lake as your backdrop. Exchange vows overlooking the mesmerizing deep-blue waters of the lake, surrounded by the epic surrounding cliffs.
  5. Wine Country: Escape to Oregon’s renowned wine country for an intimate elopement surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills. Share a toast with locally crafted wines and taste delectable farm-to-table meal in a rustic winery setting.
  6. Mount Hood: Whether you opt for a scenic ceremony at Timberline Lodge or a more adventurous hike to Mirror Lake, the panoramic views and crisp mountain air will create lasting memories.
  7. Hot Air Balloon Over Willamette Valley: For a whimsical and romantic elopement, consider taking to the skies in a hot air balloon over the picturesque Willamette Valley. Toast to your love with champagne as you enjoy panoramic views of vineyards, orchards, and the Cascade Mountains. **Bonus** – visit during tulip season and stop by a tulip farm to build your own bouquet!
  8. Treehouse Airbnb: For a whimsical and intimate elopement, consider eloping in one of Oregon’s enchanting treehouses. High above the forest floor, exchange vows surrounded by the rustling leaves and serene sounds of nature, creating a fairytale-like atmosphere. Then celebrate after with a catered dinner and desert!
  9. Astoria Column: With its stunning views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, the Astoria Column provides a unique and easily accessible elopement spot. Walk the spiral staircase to the top for a panoramic ceremony with a touch of historical charm.
  10. Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Tour: Head out on a waterfall tour along the Columbia River Gorge, exchanging vows at your pick of different enchanting locations. From Latourell Falls to Wahkeena Falls, this adventure will not only provide stunning photo opportunities but also an easy adventure for your elopement celebration.

I hope these 10 Oregon elopement ideas has inspired you while you’re planning your elopement! With its diverse landscapes and natural wonders, Oregon offers a ton of options for couples seeking an intimate elopement experience. Whether you opt for an adventurous day or a chill celebration, the beauty of Oregon will undoubtedly create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Choose one of these unique ideas and make your Oregon elopement an unforgettable chapter in your journey together.

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Wedding Photographer, Jessica Lauren, holds her camera as she sits in a brewery holding a drink


My name is Jessica and I am the dreamer behind Jessica Lauren Photography! When I’m not behind the camera I love spending time with my dog hiking, out on my paddle board, or getting some quality time with my husband while we explore local events. I love spending time on the coast no matter which side of the U.S. I’m on and I’m always chasing that perfect sunset.