A Legacy of Romance & Charm
The Perfect Venue to say, "I Do"
At the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa we make planning your big day as stress-free as possible. Teresa Ellifritz, our on-site wedding coordinator, has been planning weddings for over 15 years and she absolutely loves what she does. From the beginning stages to finally the wedding day, she works with brides and grooms to ensure every detail of their special day ends with cherished memories for a lifetime.
Our venue is an all-inclusive site for catering, staffing, setup and breakdown that is all handled by our staff. We also have a list of preferred providers for photography, flowers, and wedding cakes, vendors we know and trust, to make your wedding memories as special as you envision them now. We believe that your wedding day is special, so we host just one wedding a day. This allows the freedom to move your event from out outdoor setting to our indoor spaces should inclement weather suddenly occur!
The Columbia Gorge Hotel is a registered National Historic Site and has a dramatic cliffside setting on the Columbia River, in the beautiful Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. This beautiful destination wedding location is surrounded by seven acres of magical grounds with manicured lawns, gardens, ponds and bridges, and a creek that runs through the property that ends in our dramatic, privately-owned 208-foot Wah Gwin Gwin Falls!
Located just 45 minutes from Portland International Airport, our 40 guest rooms, onsite restaurant Simon’s Cliff House, Valentino Bar, and Remedease Spa, allow for you and your guests to relax, dine, and enjoy their stay here. For your wedding, you can reserve blocks of rooms for your guests at set prices, so everyone you love can plan to be here together.
If you enjoy the outdoors then a Summer or Fall wedding in the Columbia Gorge and Hood River area allows you and your guests opportunities to wind surf, mountain bike, white water raft, paddle board, kayak, fish, and hike in some of the world's most renowned locations! The Hood River Valley Fruit Loop is famous for it's delicious seasonal fruits and u-pick. There are also many wineries, cideries, and breweries to enjoy.
Whether you are looking for a romantic, classic feel or an outdoorsy, natural vibe, the Columbia Gorge Hotel is an ideal place to create the wedding of your dreams.
We are always available to give you a tour of our grounds during the week as well as on weekends so if you think you can see yourself saying, “I do” while overlooking the stunning scenic beauty of the Gorge, call Teresa at 541-387-5421 to make an appointment. We would love to host your special day!