Vini, Vidi, Venue (“I came, I saw, I booked it!”)

February 25th, 2016 | Weddings

Wedding season is getting closer and the anticipation is palpable.

When considering how many plans must be made, a spring or summer wedding date seems almost upon us.  With a great wedding planner, there is no doubt that every aspect is being covered, but there are decisions the couple must make to get the ball rolling, not the least of which is the perfect wedding venue.

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For this feature wedding planning article, we will focus on some gorgeous locations in the wonderful Portland, Oregon area.  Those getting married in this location couldn’t have more options available to them with regard to the wedding location, from rustic to modern and from the magnificence of nature to the beauty of the city.  Your wedding planner will also have great suggestions for a venue based on their expertise and experience, but let’s look at some top contenders to get your imagination running. (Thanks to for a few of the photos and blurbs).


“The Atrium at Montgomery Park”

In the city of Portland, Oregon, this gorgeous setting was called by one, an “urban oasis.”  With a spectacular setting, this is a venue to keep in mind.

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(Credit for photo to the amazing photography artists at Altura Studio – Visit them at

“Hotel deLuxe” (Portland, Oregon)

“A contemporary tribute to the golden era Hollywood filmmaking that tastefully balances art deco and art modern styles for a mix of timeless sophistication and modern comfort. With Hotel deLuxe’s collection of vintage Hollywood photographs, sleep surrounded by the greats of classic cinema. Unparalleled.”

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“The Brickstone Ballroom” (Vancouver, Washington)

One of the great treasures of Southwest Washington, I couldn’t recommend The Brickstone Ballroom more highly.  From Brickstone: “We are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver with ample parking in our personal lot next to the building. Built in 1911 the three-story brick building is one of the most distinctive architectural structures of downtown Vancouver. It exhibits elements of Mission Revival and medieval Italian influence. Externally, the ornate brickwork, iron balconies and tall, arched windows of the second and third floors retain a high degree of integrity.”

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(Image credit to William James Photography)


“Aurora Colony Vineyards” (Aurora, Oregon)

“Service weddings throughout the local area, including Aurora, Eugene, and Vancouver. Aurora Colony Vineyards is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Portland Oregon wedding industry for 2002 years.”

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Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center” (Silver Falls, Oregon)

“Silver Falls State Park is a romantic setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Begin planning your wedding at Oregon’s most beloved state park. A National Historic Landmark, South Falls Lodge at Silver Falls State Park combines the best in mother nature with the best in human nature. Built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers in 1940-41, South Falls Lodge complements the breathtaking beauty of Silver Falls State Park with timeless park lodge style and guest services.”

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“Ainsworth House and Gardens” (Oregon City, Oregon)

“Where Elegance and Beauty are Natural. This magnificent venue provides an idyllic setting for small and medium-sized weddings throughout the year. With three separate outdoor sites as well as the Conservatory (for the reception and even the ceremony if it rains) you can pick the perfect site with full security that there will be no other event on the site during your time here.

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Wedding planning is certainly an exercise in endurance and patience, but a trusted wedding planner will take a tremendous amount of pressure off of you.  Contact We Plan It to discuss wedding venues and virtually everything else to have to do with your big day.


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