6 Best Bend Oregon Wedding Venues

photo by Mioara Dragan Photography

Bend Oregon is home to many amazing wedding venues and photo locations to host your ceremony and reception. Here are my top 6 favorite Bend Oregon venues for the perfect wedding day! You really can’t go wrong with any of these. I chose them based on visual aesthetics, accessibility, photo opportunities and ease of planning.

White Aspen Creative | Best Wedding Venue in Bend Oregon

photo taken from website of White Aspen Creative

White Aspen Creative - Bend Oregon Wedding Venue

Looking for the perfect Bend Oregon wedding venue? Look no further than White Aspen Creative. This luxurious and sophisticated space is catered to couples in search of a chic, modern venue that provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With exposed overhead beams, crisp white walls, and a stunning blank slate for creative, curated wedding designs, White Aspen Creative is the ultimate choice for couples seeking a unique and memorable event experience.

Since 2017, White Aspen Creative has been making wedding dreams come true, with a range of packages to accommodate intimate ceremonies, themed celebrations, and receptions for up to 125 guests. From all-inclusive elopement packages to reception-only options, this Bend Oregon wedding venue has something for every couple.

The team at White Aspen Creative is passionate about providing an unforgettable experience for every couple. Whether you’re looking for a rustic, woodsy design or a modern, elegant aesthetic, this venue is sure to meet and exceed your expectations. So if you’re ready to tie the knot in style at one of the best Bend Oregon wedding venues, look no further than White Aspen Creative.

Best Bend Oregon Wedding Venue - The High Desert Museum

photo taken from website of High Desert Museum

The High Desert Museum - Bend Oregon - Wedding Venue

Of your many options for wedding venues to choose from in Bend Oregon, The High Desert Museum is one of the very best! If you are a nature lover, art appreciator, and love cozy rustic cabin vibes, this is the spot! 

Nestled on 135 forested acres, this museum exudes warmth, elegance and homey decor with its stunning wood, stone and glass architecture. This location serves as a wonderful place for your guests to enjoy fine art, and priceless artifacts, and potentially wildlife! This atmosphere is like no other. 

The High Desert Museum offers a variety of spaces for your ceremony and reception, ranging from stately Exhibit Halls to versatile outdoor areas. Each space is imbued with rustic elegance, making it the perfect setting to say “I Do”. All of that paired with its very own bar and catering services makes it the perfect place to host a PNW wedding day!

The High Desert Museum has been voted the Best Museum and Arts Venue outside of Portland by Oregon Bride Magazine. So if you’re looking for a unique space, away from the city life, this venue is a wonderful choice. Booking rental prices range from 2K - 4.2K and include a minimum of 6 hours to celebrate your love in style. So if you’re looking for an elevated definition of rustic elegance for your wedding day, look no further than The High Desert Museum!

Brasada Ranch - Best Bend Oregon Wedding Venue

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Brasada Ranch - Bend Oregon Wedding Venue

This award winning captivating venue is perfect for those who dream of the country life. With a blend of modern rustic and high desert landscaping with views of the Cascade Mountains, choose from their iconic barn, spacious range lawn, Trestle bridge, and more. These unique locations provide the canvas for a wedding day your guests will never forget. 

Their culinary team is happy to co-create the perfect wedding menu with you featuring ranch-to-table dishes using only the very best of the season provided by their many partner farms, ranches, orchards, and wineries. 

The Aspen Hall - Bend Oregon - Wedding Venue

Aspen Hall is a beautiful wedding venue located just a stones throw from Shevlin Park. Complete with ceiling beams, wood framed windows, and a large wood-burning fireplace (my fave!) adds a touch of rustic charm, making it the perfect venue for a wedding. Their spacious kitchen makes it easy to prepare and cook meals for large groups and the doors open out onto a beautiful patio, towering pines, grassy lawns, and Shevlin Pond. Despite its peaceful, nature immersed location, Aspen Hall is only 4 miles from downtown Bend making it convenient to run and grab whatever you need should there be an overlooked necessity.

Aspen Hall comes equipped with 150 black folding chairs and 25 folding banquet tables, making it easy and efficient to accommodate your guests. The masonry fireplace is available for use during non-summer months (Nov - Mar) and the fishing pond is perfect for those 17 years and under. (Restricted to younger anglers to limit competition.)

Reservations must be made by an adult aged 21+ and can be made up to 18 months in advance and no less than 7 days in advance. Up to 150 guests may be accommodated per wedding reception.

Read their full rental packet info here. 

Tetherow Resort - Bend Oregon Wedding Venue

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Tetherow - Bend Oregon - Wedding Venue

This central Oregon luxury wedding venue is located just a 7 minute drive from downtown Bend Oregon.  Tetherow is a gorgeous location fit for any luxury wedding. Their rustic, refined, warm and relaxing atmosphere perfectly complements any event from black tie formal to modern casual.

Tetherow offers a range of amenities and activities to help you and your guests fully immerse yourselves in the beauty of Oregon. From customized meals and group yoga, to pampering and wine flights in their cabanas, they have everything you need to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. Not to mention their photogenic decor and abundance of spots to take great photos!

Another highlight is their stunning location equipped with jaw dropping panoramic views of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade peaks. Their breathtaking vistas serve as the perfect setting for your ceremony, whether you choose a simple outdoor ceremony or opt for an elaborate bridal arch.

Tetherow’s creative menus, artful presentation, and professional staff will help make your wedding day truly exceptional. Whether you choose one of their club favorites or customize your menu to fit your preferences, they work hard to ensure every aspect of your wedding day is absolute perfection. 

photo taken from website of Pronghorn Resort

The Pronghorn Resort - Bend Oregon - Wedding Venue

Looking for a wedding experience that simultaneously feels like a luxury retreat? Look no further than The Pronghorn Resort in Bend Oregon! 

Tucked into the picturesque backdrop of Bend Oregon, Pronghorn is the perfect destination with sophisticated ceremony locations, modern sound capabilities, and locally inspired catering. Pronghorn is the ideal choice for a high-end luxury wedding experience that takes care of everything so that all you need to focus on is having the best day ever and spend quality time with your loved ones.

When it comes to weddings, Pronghorn is truly unparalleled. With photogenic views stretching for miles, luxurious amenities, and processional services, they provide an amazing wedding experience for you and your guests. From the exceptional venues with unforgettable views of the Cascade Mountains and unique high desert landscaping, to the culinary expertise of their chefs, luxury lodging, spa, Pronghorn Resort has everything you need to make your wedding day perfection.

Their site fee for weddings includes a dedicated day-of wedding coordinator, a complementary menu tasting for the bride & groom, reserved ceremony rehearsal space, professional banquet staff, tables for gifts and place cards, white linen, china, glassware and silverware, white chairs for your ceremony, water stations with specialty infused water, a complimentary bridal suite for the night of your wedding, champagne and strawberries in the bridal suite. With all of these amenities included, you can rest assured that your wedding at Pronghorn will be absolutely exceptional!

bend oregon wedding venue - pronghorn resort lava cave reception photo

photo taken from website of Pronghorn Resort

** I cannot end this section without telling you about the coolest spot on Pronghorn Resort’s site to host your wedding ceremony and reception: the natural Lava Cave! 

Surprise your guests with an unforgettable experience by hosting your wedding in Pronghorn’s ancient Lava Cave. This one-of-a-kind wedding location will wow your guests with its out-of-this-world-atmosphere. The natural acoustics of the cave makes it an ideal location for a wedding. Hosting your event at Pronghorn’s Lava Cave would certainly be an experience your guests will always remember!

About the author:

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Hey Friend! Thanks for sticking around till the end of this article. My name is Mioara (pronounced Me-Aura), and although I’ve checked out all of the spots I mentioned, I haven’t yet had a chance to shoot any weddings there but I am happy to provide galleries to similar locations. You can check them out here, here, and here. I am still new to Bend, Oregon, but don’t worry, I’ve been photographing couples for over a decade now and I’m confident I will find the best lighting in any situation!

A little bit about myself - I’ve been a full-time photographer for thirteen (!!) years, specializing in luxury weddings, branding & lifestyle photography. I started off as a fashion photographer, but nothing compared to photographing real people and their unique stories and that is what inspires me the most! I’ve recently relocated here from Michigan to be with my love and we now own 5 acres of land in the heart of central Oregon. If you’re on the hunt for a chill, fun, luxury wedding photographer for your Bend, Oregon wedding, I would be delighted to help!

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If you’re interested in booking me, we’ll start with a Discovery Call and chat about your photography needs and expectations. Based on that convo, I’ll put together a custom proposal just for you. I won’t try to sell you on anything you don’t need - I’m all about keeping things simple and straightforward. My wedding photography services are tailor made to fit your unique needs and budget, with options ranging from a few thousand dollars to up to $8,000. My Collections are all super versatile and flexible to include extras like an engagement portraits, one-week rush delivery service, additional hours, custom fine art wedding album, prints, and more. 

Sound good? Great! Just fill out my contact form, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

I’m super stoked to hear from you and help make your wedding day and photography experience truly amazing! ♥︎



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