Best Wedding Venues in Bend, Oregon {2023 List}

Bend sits nestled between the peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the high desert with lakes,  multi-use trails, and rivers to float, in the center of the state of Oregon.  Bend is a town of about 100,000 people and has so much to offer. With Mt. Bachelor ski resort just 30 minutes from town and the Deschutes River running right though downtown, Bend is surrounded by nature’s playground. No matter the season, there is always something to do here in the high desert, including hiking up an extinct volcano or exploring caves, lava tubes, shopping at many small boutiques downtown or grabbing a pint at one of many local breweries.

Located about 3.5 hours from Portland and a quick direct flight from LA or Seattle, Bend is the perfect place for your destination wedding. Here is a list of my favorite wedding venues in Bend.

Wedding Venues in Bend, Oregon

Best Venues for 2023

1.Black Butte Ranch – Gorgeous sweeping views of mountains, horses, and aspen groves just outside Sisters, Oregon. I am so excited to see the new lodge.

Bride walks down the aisle with trailing veil at Black Butte Ranch.

Couple has their first look between pine trees at Black Butte Ranch.


2. Brasada Ranch – Stunning views of the Cascades, splendid natural beauty and that iconic bridge.

Modern couple kisses under the bridge at Brasada Ranch.

3. Ranch at the Canyons – Swoon. One of the most coveted, private wedding venues hidden away near Smith Rock Park. Weddings can be held at The Stables or Old Winery Clubhouse. A definite FAVORITE.



Groom and his guys outside the tuscan inspire Ranch at the Canyons.

4. Five Pines Lodge & Spa – Intimate, unique and romantic lodge, located in Sisters, Oregon.

Couple outside cabin in Five Pines Lodge.

5. Tetherow – On the edge of the forest, minutes away from the action in town.

Couple kisses in the snow.

6. Juniper Preserve – Spectacular views of the High Desert landscape. Magical venue with ghost trees and 80,000 lava tube which is the perfect location for an intimate wedding. Formerly Pronghorn Ranch.

Now focusing on building a community focused on connection, nature, health and wellness. It’s not just about a better lifespan, but a better healthspan too. This is a place to feel alive. And there isn’t a better place to create an experience for your guests they won’t soon forget. Luxury, relaxation, sweeping views, teepee and an ancient lava cave you can book your event in.

Couple walks near ghost tree at dusk at Pronghorn Resort.

7. Sunriver Resort – Located just outside of Bend, great for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Couple poses for photos after wedding ceremony.


Looking for a more budget-friendly location or something that doesn’t have the resort vibe?  There are plenty of awesome locations in and surrounding Bend and I can help you pick the perfect location to say your wedding vows. I’d love to help you brainstorm a gorgeous setting for your intimate wedding or elopement. Maybe you are feeling adventurous and want to elope at Crater Lake or hike a mountain? Feel the mist of a waterfall or stay near town and have an urban-inspired elopement in a mountain town. Is your heart set on saying your vows against a stunning backdrop? Maybe you don’t need a wedding venue because you are choosing to elope in nature with the closest of friends and family.

Bend has it all. From breweries, floating the river, the new Campfire Hotel, or the many lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Eloping locations are endless and I can help you by scouting a location and helping you navigate the permit process as well as plan a celebration that follows Leave No Trace practices. Email me and let’s get the conversation started.


Gorgeous Intimate Wedding or Elopement Locations near Bend, Oregon.

{Also budget friendly}


1. Smith Rock State Park – Another fantastic, beautiful backdrop to say your “I do’s”.

Panoramic photo of Smith Rock with newlyweds.

2. Loloma Lodge – This spot is magical. Ferns, A-frame or mid-century cabin lodging, tucked away near the Mckenzie River. Equipped with the perfect Wes Anderson-esque woodsy A-frame cabins for your guests to stay in.

3. Campfire Hotel – Bend’s newest hotel with a campy, retro vibe with all the modern amenities including pool and Canteen bar, within minutes from Bend’s top breweries, the Deschutes River and Hayden Homes Amphitheater.

Campfire Hotel orange plastic benches at the ceremony site for a modern bride and groom. Orange and white balloons behind the groom who waits for his bride who is mid-aisle.

4. White Aspen Creative – Run by a local photographer and creative, this space is ideal for intimate weddings and can be customized to make your vision come to life.  A modern take on that “little white chapel” vibe.

Ceremony inside White Aspen Creative.

Pine trees and wedding couple. Bride's veil blowing in the wind. White Aspen Creative is located at Widgi Creek Golf Course. Great outdoor locations for portraits.

4. Hollinshead Park – Available for rent through Bend Parks and Rec. A lovely spot, particularly in spring and fall when the trees are colorful.

Blooms in Spring with wedding couple.

Wedding couple at Hollinshead Barn.

5. Aspen Hall – Cute homestead looking house, also available through Bend Parks and Rec, at Shevlin Park.

Couple near creek at Aspen Hall, Bend.

Couple standing on dock at Black Butte Ranch.

Couple standing on dock at Black Butte Ranch, just outside Sisters, Oregon.

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