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Weddings at the Columbia Gorge Hotel

At the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa we make planning your wedding as stress-free as possible.
From the beginning stages to the big event, we work with couples to ensure
every detail of their special day ends with cherished memories for a lifetime.


Photo by Rachel Haylie Photography

Photo by Sikora Photography 

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Photo by Rachel Haylie Photography

Photo by Marina Lopuga

Historic Venue

The Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa 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!

Prime Location

Located just 45 minutes from the Portland International Airport, and within just 10 minutes from downtown Hood River and wine country, 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 all Hood River has to offer. With your wedding you have the option to reserve blocks of rooms for your guests at set prices, so everyone you love can plan to be here together.


Beautiful & Scenic Area

If you enjoy the outdoors then a Summer or Fall wedding in the Columbia River 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 its delicious seasonal fruits and u-pick. There are also many wineries, cideries, and breweries to enjoy and have a day wine tasting with your bridal party.

Photo by James Morden


Photo by Ashley Cook Photography 

Photo by Till Death Do We Adventure 

Photo by Rachel Haylie

Photo by Till Death Do We Adventure 

Photo by Jen Jones Weddings


Point Lawn

Nestled overlooking the magnificent Columbia River, our Point Lawn is perfect for the couple seeking a scenic Pacific Northwest experience.  During April tulips surround this site and add a beautiful glow to the amphitheater, followed by the fantastic daffodils in May and the blooming of the Cherry Blossom during the Summer months! This space comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests.

Photo by: Ashley Cook Photography

Front Lawn

Is your guest list on the larger side? Phelps Creek flows right next to our Front Lawn into our Wah Gwin Gwin Waterfall! Dance the night away and enjoy just one piece of our expansive seven acres!

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West Lawn

(Currently unavailable for the 2024-2025 wedding seasons)

Outfitted with space and outlets for a dance floor and a DJ, a cozy location for a Satellite Bar and shaded by the surrounding Fir Trees overlooking the water over towards the Washington side of the Gorge, our West Lawn is ideal for the perfect Wedding Reception! The West Lawn can accommodate up to 175 guests, seated.

Photo by Till Death We Do Adventure

Benson Ballroom

Looking for a beautiful indoor reception location? Then the stunning Benson Ballroom is for you! Our ballroom can comfortably host up to 110 guests with stunning views of the Columbia River, and an ideal location right next to our 208 foot waterfall, the Benson Ballroom transforms your wedding day into a fairy tale setting.


Ready to Say, "I Do"?

Whether you are looking for a romantic, classic feel or an outdoorsy, natural vibe, the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa 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, submit an inquiry form. We would love to host your special day!

Preferred Vendors

Cake Creation

Columbia Gorge Confections


Trellis Flowers
Lucy’s Informal Flowers
Tammy’s Floral

Marriage License

Hood River County


Dane Casperson
A Beautiful Union
Emma K Films 
B. Sweet Imagery
Wildwood Wedding Films

Hair & Makeup

Blossom & Beauty
Gorge Brides
Katya Lapierre
Subi Salon


Mr. Elive Productions
Gorge Music
Blue Wave Band
Ukulele Weddings


Jen Jones Weddings
Monroe Photography
Rachel Haylie Photography
Gorge-Us Photography
Blaine & Bethany Photography
Megan Gallagher Photography

Ministers & Wedding Officiants

Carroll Myers
Sally Houlden

Event Planners

Beyond the Date
Alston Mayger Events
Union Event Co