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Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and being the 9th largest state in area, Oregon is an excellent choice for a wedding whether you are a native planning a wedding in your hometown or one of the many couples planning destination weddings.  The state of Oregon boasts a very diverse landscape with many waterfalls, dense forests, mountain ranges, beautiful coastline and even high desert in a good part of the Easter portion of the state.  

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There are many areas and venues throughout Oregon that are excellent choices for your wedding.  If you are planning a wedding on the coast of Oregon, there are many seaside rentals available if you plan ahead as well as state parks that are wedding friendly and make excellent choices for outdoor weddings.  One of the more unique seaside locations for a wedding  is Haceta Head Lighthouse.  This 118 year old Lighthouse offers spectacular views of the coastline while also offering a very comfortable homelike feeling where your guests will feel comfortable and relaxed.  

Central Oregon also offers many excellent locations and venues for your wedding. You can find all types of venues that are suitable to host your wedding from beautiful wineries to five-star resorts and everything in between.  With such diversity, you can rest assured that you can plan your wedding in Oregon during any time or season of the year.  There are many different resorts located in Central Oregon which include FivePine Lodge at the base of the Cascade Mountains or the Seventh Mountain Resort which is located in the Deschutes National Forest.  

With Central Oregon being home to many large metropolitan cities, shopping for all the items on your wedding checklist will be a breeze. There are many vendors available from wedding planners to bridal shops where your can shop for many different styles of wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses.  Of course, you will also want to find vendors for your wedding flowers as well as tuxedos for the groom and his groomsmen which you will also be able to find with ease.  

If you are looking for a venue in the capital city of Salem, the historic Elsinore Theatre is an excellent choice for a unique wedding location.   Portland, which is the largest city in Oregon, is also a popular location for weddings.  If you have chosen Portland as the city you wish to be married in, there are numerous choices.  Gray Gables Estate offers all inclusive wedding packages that "include everything but the dress." There is also the Queen Anne Victorian Mansion that is another unique and beautiful location to host your outdoor wedding.  They offer a beautiful gazebo that can be decorated to suit your taste as well as a firepit for everyone to relax by during your reception. 

While all the venues and vendors mentioned above offer their own unique options, there are many others throughout the state of Oregon that are also sure to be able to fill all your wedding day needs.  

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