A Portland wedding promises romance, enchantment, and elegance wherever the celebration takes place. A relaxed city full of quaint charms, Portland is a perfect setting for tying the knot – whether you and your fiancé are nature lovers, cultural buffs, or diehard romantics.
Planning a Portland Wedding: Weather Considerations
The most popular months for weddings (June, July, and August) couldn’t be more ideal in Portland. The city enjoys beautiful, sunny days with very little rainfall and temperatures in the upper 70’s. Winter is the rainiest season in Portland, when temperatures drop into the mid 40’s and almost reach freezing in the evening.
Planning a Portland Wedding: City Highlights
Aptly named “The City of Roses”, Portland’s most treasured attractions are lush, fragrant gardens that spread across the area. Point your out-of-town guests to the elegant Japanese Garden and make sure their visit doesn’t end without a trip to the astoundingly beautiful International Rose Test Garden.
A trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without a sampling of some of the city’s fine breweries. Recommend your favorite brewpubs to your wedding guests and consider serving a selection of these local brews at your reception, especially if you’re expecting a lot of out-of-town visitors that are unfamiliar with Portland’s large assortment of beverage offerings.
Families with children attending your wedding will enjoy the Oregon Zoo, where a train ride will take them to the International Rose Test Garden and the little ones can release some energy in the Rose Garden Children’s Park.
Planning a Portland Wedding: Tips and Ideas
Portland is an easy city to navigate with a wealth of public transportation options. Still, your out-of-town guests may feel more comfortable if you can recommend hotels and restaurants that are in close proximity to your wedding location. A quick guide to the MAX light-rail could be helpful to visitors that need to travel around Portland before or after your wedding.
Links: Leach Botanical Garden http://www.leachgarden.org