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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

When it comes to wedding planning, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is where you’ll be getting married. Choosing a venue can be influential for your entire celebration, from decor options to seating arrangements to catering decisions—and even your wedding date. If you’re tying the knot in Salem, Oregon, there are many great local wedding venues to choose from. From picturesque vineyards to historic buildings, this guide aims to help jumpstart your planning process.

Deepwood Museum & Gardens

Exchange your vows within the lush gardens of Deepwood Museum & Gardens, who rents the historical estate and covered court area for events like weddings, receptions, and other celebrations. Managed by Friends of Deepwood, renting these spaces supports the park and historic museum in their preservation of Salem history. The gardens are an idyllic setting for an elegant outdoor wedding, offering beauty and privacy.

The Reed Ballroom

The Reed Ballroom—within the Reed Opera House—combines historical elegance with modern amenities and offers a unique setting for your wedding. Set in a building from the 1870s, this recently renovated venue features stunning light fixtures, tall windows, and original brick walls, creating a regal atmosphere for your wedding ceremony or reception. The Reed Ballroom also offers services like catering, photography, and hairstyling to ensure a seamless experience on your big day.

Eola Hills Wine Cellars

Eola Hills offers two beautiful venues for Salem weddings: The Legacy Estate Vineyard and the Wine Cellars Winery Barrel Room. The Legacy Estate Vineyard boasts a vast lawn with a spring-water lake and panoramic views of the Willamette Valley, providing a breathtaking outdoor setting. The Winery Barrel Room features a grand indoor space and private garden, perfect for a wedding atmosphere in the middle of Oregon wine country. Both venues promise a magical wedding day experience with the support of Eola Hills’ experienced team and delicious wines.

Illahe Hills Country Club

Offering both indoor and outdoor venue options, Illahe Hills Country Club is known for its impeccable service and stunning golf course views. From the ballroom to the outdoor pavilion, Illahe Hills is a great spot for a sophisticated wedding ceremony or reception. Their experienced event professionals are dedicated to planning and executing each detail to perfection.

Salem Convention Center

The Salem Convention Center has multiple versatile event rooms that can accommodate weddings of various sizes and styles, from intimate gatherings of 25 to grand celebrations of 500 (yes, 500) guests. With modern amenities, customizable catering options and beverage service, and a dedicated team to assist with every detail, the Salem Convention Center promises a memorable experience for couples and their guests. Plus, as an indoor venue, you won’t have to worry about questionable Willamette Valley weather!

Log House Garden at Willow Lake

The Log House Garden at Willow Lake, a family-owned venue in Keizer, Oregon, offers a picturesque outdoor setting for weddings. This venue is celebrated for its beautifully landscaped gardens, featuring a variety of ornamentals, annuals, and perennials that provide a vibrant and colorful floral backdrop for any celebration. With a commitment to helping clients create perfect and lasting memories, the Log House Garden is a great choice for those looking to tie the knot in a gorgeous garden setting.

Willamette Heritage Center

The Willamette Heritage Center, located in downtown Salem, offers a historic and picturesque venue for weddings and events. This five-acre site features 14 buildings and homes on the National Register of Historic Places—including the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill—and is surrounded by a rich landscape and mill stream (complete with ducks). Enjoy great customer service, wedding planning assistance, catering options, a convenient location, and other amenities. Renting one of their venues supports the Willamette Heritage Center’s commitment to showcasing Mid-Willamette Valley history through the museum and community events.

Cubanisimo Vineyards

Cubanisimo Vineyards offers a stunning venue for Oregon weddings, with breathtaking views of the Willamette Valley, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Hood. They can accommodate up to 200 guests outdoors, providing a beautiful dance area, palm trees, and a small pond. The venue supports both the ceremony and reception, with amenities including tables and chairs for up to 100 people. Get ready to say your “I do’s” and then dance the night away!

Zenith Vineyard

Zenith Vineyard offers a comprehensive wedding experience, including a private bridal salon, grand ballroom with 20-foot ceilings, beautiful guest amenities, and long patio with views of the vineyard. They provide flexible catering options and on-site food prep in a professional kitchen, and your group gets exclusive use of the venue for the day. With ample parking, an included sound system, and tables and chairs for 300 people, their team is ready to help you pull off your wedding day with no hitches.

West Hills Vineyards

Nestled in the scenic hills of West Salem, West Hills Vineyards provides a romantic backdrop for your special day. With an existing Pavilion venue and new Vineyard Chapel opening in June 2024, West Hills Vineyards is dedicated to turning your dream wedding into a reality.

As you start the journey of wedding planning, consider choosing a venue in the beautiful Salem, Oregon. From the charm of local vineyards and gardens to the elegance of historical sites, there’s a variety of wonderful venues available in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Congratulations on your engagement, and happy planning!

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