Ponzi Vineyards is a beautiful setting. We imagined ourselves married among the grape vines. When you get married at a vineyard you have to buy cases of wine. We're not big wine drinkers and the more we looked at the cost and the reception area, the more we decided this wasn't the place for us. It was too formal for us. We are not formal.
Oak Knoll Winery is less formal, outside and the reception would be in a converted barn. Again, you have to buy cases of wine. Although this location was pretty, it just didn't speak to us.
Possibly Mt. Hood, it has such a great a view. We drove up one weekend and thought, although it's beautiful, it's a long drive and when have we ever gone to the Mt.? We're not Mt. people.
McMenamins Edgefield is a great location too. Lots of Portlanders like McMenamins. We really liked the location and thought, maybe this is it. Until a plane flew overhead and lots of people walked by. The McMenamins grounds are open to the public.
We finally found the perfect location, Cannon Beach. We're beach people, not Mt. people. The beach is relaxing and casual like we are. We weren't limited to one vendor like you would be at vineyards and McMenamins. It's just as long a drive for our guests as Mt. Hood is but people love the beach and could use the wedding as an excuse for a long weekend and enjoy it with their family.
How many locations did you look at before deciding on THE place?
Where did you get married?