Surrounded by vines and stunning views, more and more couples are tying the knot in wine country. Why? Simply put: It is gorgeous out here.
But there’s more to it than just looks and photo-ops. The Yamhill Valley features the amenities essential to make the big day smooth and memorable, too. Selecting a venue is one of the first and most impactful decisions engaged couples must tackle; it influences vendors, budget, décor and even attire. Fortunately, this region is filled with options. From Youngberg Hill & Inn just outside McMinnville’s city limits with its stunning 360-degree views and expansive indoor/outdoor event center, to the breathtaking grounds of Maysara down the road. In the Dundee Hills, Wine Country Farms is a popular spot, and The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Having mentioned these popular spots, many more wineries offer wedding packages; it’s really a matter of taste, size and availability. Whether the venue contains a catering kitchen or not, Yamhill Valley boasts several companies that can woo guests with versatile menus covering a number of dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free and more. With fresh ingredients sourced from surrounding farms and expert chefs, finding the perfect caterer is a breeze. Need a place for your guests to stay? The number of hotels, B&Bs, inns and VRBOs has flourished over the years with the newest, The Atticus, located in downtown McMinnville. Hotel Oregon, around the corner, is one of the oldest and most unique options for lodging, with multiple bars inside the McMenamins property, along with roof-top dining. Did I mention wine? We have that, too. Some of the best in the world — making this whole destination wedding reputation possible. Of course, there’s beer here as well. Really great beer available by keg to impress those IPA-, pilsner-, farmhouse ale-loving guzzling guests. Craft micro-breweries in Newberg, McMinnville and Dundee present a thirst-quenching opportunity to add even more local flair to the whole affair. Striking flowers, talented photographers, first-rate cakes, reliable transportation and more, all can be booked for the big day in wine country.