Where to Elope in Oregon – Elopement Location Guide

Where to elope in Oregon

Don’t know where to elope in the PNW?… There are so many amazing places in the Pacific Northwest to elope and Oregon has a ton of magical spots to choose from. Cannon Beach, Smith Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge, Crate Lake National Park… the list is endless! Let me show you four different spots that I think are PERFECT for an Oregon elopement.

1. Cannon Beach: Haystack Rock & Dreamy Sunsets

Nestled along the ruggedly beautiful Oregon coast, Cannon Beach stands as a testament to raw, untamed beauty. Picture yourself exchanging vows against the iconic Haystack Rock backdrop, with the symphony of crashing waves serenading your union. The sweeping stretches of sandy beaches and dramatic seascapes offer an ethereal setting for a coastal elopement unlike any other.

Why Elope Here: Cannon Beach embodies a poetic blend of tranquility and drama. Its natural grandeur, with its windswept shores and sunset-drenched horizons, sets the stage for an intimate and breathtaking ceremony.

2. Smith Rock State Park: Dramatic Landscapes

When choosing where to elope in Oregon couples who want adventure and dramatic landscapes, Smith Rock State Park stands tall as a haven for elopements. Towering cliffs, the meandering Crooked River, and the rugged terrain provide an unparalleled backdrop for an adventurous ceremony. Whether exchanging vows atop the scenic ridges or amidst the golden hues of sunset, this location promises a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Why Elope Here: Smith Rock offers a distinct blend of rugged beauty and adventurous spirit. For couples seeking an elopement infused with adrenaline and breathtaking vistas, this geological wonderland delivers an unparalleled setting.

**Bonus** – You can bring your dog!

Where to elope in Oregon

3. Columbia River Gorge: Waterfalls & Dramatic Cliffs

Venture eastward to the Columbia River Gorge, a picturesque canvas painted with cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and dramatic cliffs. This iconic region presents an array of scenic vistas, including the majestic Multnomah Falls and the scenic overlooks along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Imagine declaring your love amidst the misty veil of a waterfall or overlooking panoramic views that steal your breath away.

Why Elope Here: The Gorge exudes a magnetic charm, offering diverse landscapes within a relatively compact area. From verdant forests to awe-inspiring waterfalls, couples seeking variety and natural grandeur will find their dreams fulfilled here.

4. Brookings: Natural Bridges’ Serenity

Enter the enchanting realm of Brookings, home to the ethereal Natural Bridges. Carved by the relentless ocean waves, these natural arches create a captivating backdrop for an intimate elopement. Imagine exchanging vows against the sounds of crashing waves and among the picturesque rock formations, painting an unforgettable tableau of romance and natural beauty.

Why Elope Here: Natural Bridges in Brookings offers a secluded haven, where the rhythmic waves and stunning rock formations create a serene atmosphere for a deeply intimate and unique elopement experience.

Where to elope in Oregon - Latourell Falls

I hope this helped you narrow down where to elope in Oregon. There are so many more places not mentioned here, and if you’d like help planning your Oregon elopement I would love to chat with you! Reach out to me here.

More Oregon Elopement Resources:


Read the full Oregon elopement guide here

See an Oregon waterfall adventure session

Read about S&K’s Cannon Beach elopement



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.