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Columbia Gorge Hotel

Hood River , OR

LOCATION

4000 Westcliff Drive
Hood River, OR 97031 US

PHONE

800-345-0931

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Molly
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.3/5.0
I loved holding my wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. It was the perfect location. Sometimes it was a little hard to get responses from the staff while we were planning but we were allowed to do whatever we wanted for the wedding (we didn’t have any extraordinary request though.) We booked the all inclusive package which we were very happy with. There is a good vendor selection all whom we liked working with. I was a little nervous about the cake because there weren’t very many good photos of their pastries chefs work but it turned out lovely and it tasted great! My only word of warning is if it’s a hot day the ballrooms AC doesn’t keep up with the number of people and the kitchen being right next door, so it was hot.
I loved holding my wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. It was the perfect location. Sometimes it was a little hard to get Read more...
I loved holding my wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. It was the perfect location. Sometimes it was a little hard to get responses from the staff while we were planning but we were allowed to do whatever we wanted for the wedding (we didn’t have any extraordinary request though.) We booked the all inclusive package which we were very happy with. There is a good vendor selection all whom we liked working with. I was a little nervous about the cake because there weren’t very many good photos of their pastries chefs work but it turned out lovely and it tasted great! My only word of warning is if it’s a hot day the ballrooms AC doesn’t keep up with the number of people and the kitchen being right next door, so it was hot. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.6/5.0
This location is one of the most beautiful places you could ever think to get married. We went through planning for almost a year and the only hiccup we had was that we ended up working with another event coordinator halfway through because our original person had been promoted. Although we worked with two different people, we were able to get the most beautiful wedding we could have dreamed about.
This location is one of the most beautiful places you could ever think to get married. We went through planning for almost Read more...
This location is one of the most beautiful places you could ever think to get married. We went through planning for almost a year and the only hiccup we had was that we ended up working with another event coordinator halfway through because our original person had been promoted. Although we worked with two different people, we were able to get the most beautiful wedding we could have dreamed about. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
We booked our wedding out of state online. We didn't get to see the venue until the day before the wedding. We were very happy with the gorgeous views of the river and the grounds. The ballroom for the reception was very pretty. We got amazing photos from the day. Our guest all loved the rooms and ground also. Everyone seemed happy with the hotel. There was some problems with the Salon charging me for services without asking on the day of my wedding and the front desk was very busy and usually understaffed.
We booked our wedding out of state online. We didn't get to see the venue until the day before the wedding. We were very Read more...
We booked our wedding out of state online. We didn't get to see the venue until the day before the wedding. We were very happy with the gorgeous views of the river and the grounds. The ballroom for the reception was very pretty. We got amazing photos from the day. Our guest all loved the rooms and ground also. Everyone seemed happy with the hotel. There was some problems with the Salon charging me for services without asking on the day of my wedding and the front desk was very busy and usually understaffed. Read less
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rylee
Wedding:
9/3/2012
4.6/5.0
We got married at the columbia gorge hotel this year and the wedding was truly amazing. This venue is beautiful and means so much to my husband and I. The hotel staff, the catering staff, and the event staff were all very helpful and friendly. The food was wonderful and the wait staff was so so patient and friendly to myself and guests. They helped set up and take down everything. We had a few different people who really helped before and the day of the wedding. Kim was there to help coordinate things before the wedding. She was so wonderful and a delight to be aroundd. The day of the wedding we had Trina helping us coordinate and she was wonderful. Very friendly and professional. This is an incredible place to be married. They truly went out of their way to help make it perfect for us.
We got married at the columbia gorge hotel this year and the wedding was truly amazing. This venue is beautiful and means Read more...
We got married at the columbia gorge hotel this year and the wedding was truly amazing. This venue is beautiful and means so much to my husband and I. The hotel staff, the catering staff, and the event staff were all very helpful and friendly. The food was wonderful and the wait staff was so so patient and friendly to myself and guests. They helped set up and take down everything. We had a few different people who really helped before and the day of the wedding. Kim was there to help coordinate things before the wedding. She was so wonderful and a delight to be aroundd. The day of the wedding we had Trina helping us coordinate and she was wonderful. Very friendly and professional. This is an incredible place to be married. They truly went out of their way to help make it perfect for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.1/5.0
I was recently married at Columbia River Gorge, and despite having the best day of my life, this vendor had multiple aspects about the way they take care of Brides and Grooms that I would have like to know prior to one of the most important days of my life. I hope this review is helpful, and that you consider a different venue when choosing your special day.

1. Horrible Event Manager. Columbia River Gorge Hotel (CRGH) has been ranked in one of the top 10 places to get married in the world by some. With its breath taking views, blush landscapes, and unbeatable location, this venue has the potential to be just that. However, I would say that Trina, their event manager, is holding the venue's potential at bay. Not only was Trina unprofessional with her delayed email correspondence, she lacks knowledge about her staff, the venue's amenities/resources and your personal contract. Multiple times during our wedding planning experience, Trina did not know basic questions about the hotel, such as the number of wine glasses she had available, number of chairs, or the size of the hotel's dance floor. In addition, Trina neglected to look at our contract multiple times and charged us for "upgrades" that were never communicated until a few days prior to our bid day. CRGH even went as far as asking me for final payment 1 hour before I was about to walk down the aisle. Imagine, I was in my wedding gown! Surrounded by friends and family, and they demanded payment before "we could proceed." As a side note, we were on time and very respectful about payment, we did not miss a beat in the payment process. In addition, we had to pay the alcohol bill to pay at the end, and we thought we would pay any additional charges after (like most venues do) at the end of our event so that we could enjoy our day prior to such a joyful moment. Believe me, as a bride, you want to feel safe with your venue. They do not create or foster this for you. Trina was by far, my biggest complaint of CRGH.
I was recently married at Columbia River Gorge, and despite having the best day of my life, this vendor had multiple Read more...
I was recently married at Columbia River Gorge, and despite having the best day of my life, this vendor had multiple aspects about the way they take care of Brides and Grooms that I would have like to know prior to one of the most important days of my life. I hope this review is helpful, and that you consider a different venue when choosing your special day.

1. Horrible Event Manager. Columbia River Gorge Hotel (CRGH) has been ranked in one of the top 10 places to get married in the world by some. With its breath taking views, blush landscapes, and unbeatable location, this venue has the potential to be just that. However, I would say that Trina, their event manager, is holding the venue's potential at bay. Not only was Trina unprofessional with her delayed email correspondence, she lacks knowledge about her staff, the venue's amenities/resources and your personal contract. Multiple times during our wedding planning experience, Trina did not know basic questions about the hotel, such as the number of wine glasses she had available, number of chairs, or the size of the hotel's dance floor. In addition, Trina neglected to look at our contract multiple times and charged us for "upgrades" that were never communicated until a few days prior to our bid day. CRGH even went as far as asking me for final payment 1 hour before I was about to walk down the aisle. Imagine, I was in my wedding gown! Surrounded by friends and family, and they demanded payment before "we could proceed." As a side note, we were on time and very respectful about payment, we did not miss a beat in the payment process. In addition, we had to pay the alcohol bill to pay at the end, and we thought we would pay any additional charges after (like most venues do) at the end of our event so that we could enjoy our day prior to such a joyful moment. Believe me, as a bride, you want to feel safe with your venue. They do not create or foster this for you. Trina was by far, my biggest complaint of CRGH. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.0/5.0
We fell in love with how beautiful this place is and luckly we were able to get the date that we wanted. Trina was very helpful with everything. The food was wonderful. Our complain was that the AC in our room did not work very well and on our day it so happen to be a very hot and humid day. We also didn't realize the wedding reception had an end time of 1100pm, guess we should have read the contract better.
We fell in love with how beautiful this place is and luckly we were able to get the date that we wanted. Trina was very Read more...
We fell in love with how beautiful this place is and luckly we were able to get the date that we wanted. Trina was very helpful with everything. The food was wonderful. Our complain was that the AC in our room did not work very well and on our day it so happen to be a very hot and humid day. We also didn't realize the wedding reception had an end time of 1100pm, guess we should have read the contract better. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/24/2012
4.8/5.0
Such a gorgeous location!!! Trina helped get everything together. Wonderful cheesecake for our wedding cake and food was amazing!!! There was a couple little problems with the rooms being booked, but ended up getting fixed up:) everyone absolutely loved it there!!! I couldn't have been happier!
Such a gorgeous location!!! Trina helped get everything together. Wonderful cheesecake for our wedding cake and food was Read more...
Such a gorgeous location!!! Trina helped get everything together. Wonderful cheesecake for our wedding cake and food was amazing!!! There was a couple little problems with the rooms being booked, but ended up getting fixed up:) everyone absolutely loved it there!!! I couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
CGH stepped in to save my wedding from The View Point Inn fire with only 5 days to plan and execute a ceremony and reception. They did fabulous and handled this frazzled bride with grace.
CGH stepped in to save my wedding from The View Point Inn fire with only 5 days to plan and execute a ceremony and Read more...
CGH stepped in to save my wedding from The View Point Inn fire with only 5 days to plan and execute a ceremony and reception. They did fabulous and handled this frazzled bride with grace. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.8/5.0
We had a fabulous experience working with Kim Bosch and the Columbia Gorge Hotel for our August 2010 wedding.

The hotel and grounds are amazingly beautiful. You couldn't ask for a better backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Those of you unfamiliar with Hood River and the Gorge will be blown away! We had our ceremony outside and reception inside in the ballroom.

In terms of planning, we had nothing buy positive experiences working with Kim, their onsite point person. She really helped steer the direction in terms of menu planning and timing of events. She even ran our rehearsal as our officiant was unable to attend. She went above and beyond and we really appreciated it.

In terms of food, it was amazing! Having the tasting beforehand and being able to meet the chef was really helpful. There was flexibility with the menu and appetizers which we appreciated. Everyone raved about how great everything tasted. In terms of wine and beer service, they kept on 'running out' of different things. Our signature cocktails we designed for the event started out great, but eventually became vodka and whatever mixer was on hand. We would've liked to see a little more organization behind the bar, but to be honest no one was really lacking in terms of alcohol!

Overall, we had an amazing wedding and would highly recommend the Columbia Gorge Hotel as a venue for your ceremony and reception.
We had a fabulous experience working with Kim Bosch and the Columbia Gorge Hotel for our August 2010 wedding.

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We had a fabulous experience working with Kim Bosch and the Columbia Gorge Hotel for our August 2010 wedding.

The hotel and grounds are amazingly beautiful. You couldn't ask for a better backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Those of you unfamiliar with Hood River and the Gorge will be blown away! We had our ceremony outside and reception inside in the ballroom.

In terms of planning, we had nothing buy positive experiences working with Kim, their onsite point person. She really helped steer the direction in terms of menu planning and timing of events. She even ran our rehearsal as our officiant was unable to attend. She went above and beyond and we really appreciated it.

In terms of food, it was amazing! Having the tasting beforehand and being able to meet the chef was really helpful. There was flexibility with the menu and appetizers which we appreciated. Everyone raved about how great everything tasted. In terms of wine and beer service, they kept on 'running out' of different things. Our signature cocktails we designed for the event started out great, but eventually became vodka and whatever mixer was on hand. We would've liked to see a little more organization behind the bar, but to be honest no one was really lacking in terms of alcohol!

Overall, we had an amazing wedding and would highly recommend the Columbia Gorge Hotel as a venue for your ceremony and reception. Read less
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bridezilla08
Wedding:
8/31/2008
1.9/5.0
I made the mistake of using the wedding planner from this hotel to help plan for a different venue. I heard wonderful things about the planning at hotel events, but was really disappointed with the service I got for the money. The main planner sent her assistance who really didn't listen to my plans and didn't do what I asked her to. She bothered my husband with trivial questions right before the wedding. Luckily I had a cousin who went up to make sure that things went well (and they did). I should have paid her the money instead. We also had a lot of family stay in the hotel and it was a lot of money for a hotel that was only OK.
I made the mistake of using the wedding planner from this hotel to help plan for a different venue. I heard wonderful Read more...
I made the mistake of using the wedding planner from this hotel to help plan for a different venue. I heard wonderful things about the planning at hotel events, but was really disappointed with the service I got for the money. The main planner sent her assistance who really didn't listen to my plans and didn't do what I asked her to. She bothered my husband with trivial questions right before the wedding. Luckily I had a cousin who went up to make sure that things went well (and they did). I should have paid her the money instead. We also had a lot of family stay in the hotel and it was a lot of money for a hotel that was only OK. Read less
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