The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Bend, Oregon Wedding Venues

February 29, 2024

For couples looking for a wedding venue surrounded by the Cascade mountains, old-growth pine forests, and Oregon high desert, a Bend, Oregon wedding venue might be the perfect destination to say your “I Dos.”

Here are my top five favorite wedding venues near Bend, Oregon (click below to jump to that venue):

Join me as I explore everything these luxurious Bend, Oregon, wedding venues have to offer and share some of my favorite captures from a recent Sunriver, Oregon, wedding.

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Sunriver Resort

The Sunriver Resort wedding venue captures the allure of Oregon’s high desert, complete with indoor and outdoor venues. All venues at the resort are next to Little Sun River and a towering pine forest with expansive views of Mount Bachelor and the Cascades.

Together, the Great Hall and Mount Bachelor Lawn create a captivating indoor-outdoor ceremony and reception space for up to 350 guests. The Lawn overlooks the resort’s golf course with a scenic backdrop of Mt. Bachelor.

The iconic Great Hall indoor venue offers two floors of event space complete with high-beam timber ceilings, river-rock fireplaces, and a floating spiral staircase. The Fireside Room is tucked inside the Great Hall and caters to small weddings of up to 30 guests.

The Homestead Lawn and Heritage Room are perfect for intimate weddings of up to 80 guests. You and your guests can enjoy stunning views of Mt. Bachelor and a beautifully landscaped area surrounded by pine and aspen trees. 

Alternatively, the Caldera Springs Lake and Lakehouse can host up to 32 guests and offers a more private location with a beach, patio, firepits, and fireplace.

Couples can pair Sunriver Resort’s new outdoor venue, Besson Commons, with the Cove Meadow to host an outdoor wedding of up to 350 guests. This venue is ideal for creating a more casual wedding experience.

Amenities at Sunriver Resort

This Bend, Oregon, wedding venue offers many different amenities to host a memorable wedding.

  • Wide range of on-premise guest accommodations, including vacation rental homes, condos, cabins, and luxurious honeymoon suites
  • Private space for your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and bridal suites
  • Wheelchair accessible with guest parking and shuttle services
  • Offer various event services, including event planning, in-house bar and catering, and lighting and sound services.
  • Event rentals include a dance floor, photo booth, audio equipment, chairs, tables, lighting, and tents
  • Hair, makeup, nail, and massage services are available through their onsite Sage Springs Spa
  • Guests can enjoy luxurious amenities like the spa, the championship golf course, and farm-to-table dining experiences

Tetherow Resort and Golf Club

Tetherow is a modern wedding venue in Bend, Oregon, located near the city. Its countryside setting offers scenic views no matter the venue you choose, creating an elevated and relaxed atmosphere.

This Oregon wedding destination offers beautiful indoor and outdoor venues for up to 250 guests. Tetherow’s indoor spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the manicured landscaping, lush greenery, and golf course views.

Tetherow’s Event Pavilion offers flexible spaces for weddings of all sizes and boasts modern touches like retractable glass doors opening to panoramic views of the Cascades. Step out the backdoors of the pavilion to access the ceremony lawn that can host up to 200 guests.

Following your ceremony, you can open the pavilion’s glass doors leading to the outdoor patio to create an indoor-outdoor reception space. This way, guests can move in and out of the event space and enjoy the outdoor fire pit and seating area.

Couples can also choose to have their ceremony on the manicured clubhouse lawn. This area provides incredible views of the Deschutes National Forest and the fairways, complete with the Cascade peaks in the distance. 

Amenities at Tetherow

Tetherow offers a range of amenities for a spectacular Bend wedding.

  • All-inclusive packages and wedding planning services to make the planning process a breeze
  • In-house bar services, complete with bartenders, signature drinks, and a cash or open bar
  • In-house catering options, including buffet, plated, hors d’oeuvres, and a cocktail reception
  • Wheelchair accessible with guest parking and shuttle services
  • Offer various event services, including lighting/sound, set-up and tear-down, flatware, glassware, and more
  • Stay onsite in their luxurious hotel rooms or various vacation rentals
  • Enjoy heated pools and hot tubs, Tetherow’s 18-hole golf course, miles of trails, and several restaurants
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Black Butte Ranch

Black Butte Ranch is located near Sisters, Oregon, and combines 1,800 acres of natural beauty with versatile event spaces for an unforgettable wedding experience. With farm-to-table catering and a long list of luxurious amenities, this Oregon wedding location has been a coveted venue for many decades.

Couples can exchange their vows at one of two idyllic lakeside locations: beneath the cluster of Aspen trees or against the backdrop of the snow-capped Sisters Mountains. After saying “I Do,” your cocktail hour will seamlessly unfold on the expansive deck of the Lodge. 

Nestled among a Ponderosa pine forest, the new Lodge at Black Butte Ranch offers 3,000 square feet of private indoor and outdoor event space and views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mount Washington. The space is designed with flexibility in mind, featuring movable walls to accommodate events to transform it into your dream reception space.

Your wedding celebration will continue with your reception in the Lodge event space, where floor-to-ceiling windows reveal an unobstructed panorama of the meadow, lake, and mountains beyond as a backdrop for dinner and dancing.

Amenities at Black Butte Ranch

This Oregon wedding venue provides an array of amenities for you and your guests to take advantage of.

  • Private event space for your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, and sendoff brunch
  • A dedicated team of event coordinators, banquet staff, and bartenders
  • Provides tables, chairs, linens, napkins, and dinnerware
  • Venue rental also includes a dancefloor, umbrellas, deck heaters, and a fire pit
  • Guests can enjoy 27 miles of paved paths for hiking and biking, golf courses, the spa, outdoor pools, and horseback riding
  • Over 120 luxury vacation homes, including large homes, condos, and budget-friendly accommodations

Juniper Preserve

Juniper Preserve is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Bend, Oregon, wedding celebration amidst the ancient Juniper forest’s beauty and the Cascade Mountains’ picturesque views. This venue offers endless photo opportunities, including the Lava Cave, Ghost Tree Forest, and Nicklaus Golf Course Waterfall.

Their most popular outdoor venue is Spirit Island, a private island with 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range. The island even has a bridge where the bride can make her grand entrance.

Their 13,000-square-foot event lawn is ideal for larger weddings of up to 250 guests. The lawn accompanies their event island and is perfect for an outdoor reception, cocktail hour, or a casual ceremony.

Couples looking for a unique setting for their intimate wedding can exchange vows in the ancient Lava Cave, which offers natural acoustics and a unique ceremony space for up to 100 guests.

Chanterelle Ballroom is Juniper Preserve’s largest indoor event space. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor patio, and a fire pit, ideal for receptions, rehearsal dinners, or day-after parties. Fireside is a smaller indoor space with an elegant foyer suitable for elopements and rehearsal dinners and a seating capacity of up to 30 people.

Amenities at Juniper Preserve

This venue has luxurious amenities and professional services to make your dream wedding come true.

  • Several different packages depending on wedding size
  • Venue rental includes a reception and ceremony site, professional banquet staff, free tasting and overnight stay for the newlyweds, chairs, tables, linens, napkins, and more
  • Offer parking and shuttle services for you and your guests
  • In-house catering and bar
  • Various event services such as event planning, rentals, and set-up and take-down
  • Modern guestrooms at the Juniper Lodge and spacious vacation rentals for your guests
  • Guests can enjoy the spa, Pronghorn Golf Club, heated pools and hot tubs, and more
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Brasada Ranch

Framed by the Cascade Mountains and the allure of the Oregon high desert, Brasada Ranch blends rustic charm and luxury. With indoor and outdoor venues accommodating up to 200 guests, the Ranch provides a picturesque setting for large and small weddings.

The Barn is an indoor-outdoor venue perfect for your ceremony and reception. Its grassy terrace and spacious customizable interior harmonize modern amenities with rustic elegance. You can dine under the stars or dance the night away indoors after enjoying dinner on the lawn.

Their largest outdoor venue is the Range Lawn, with panoramic Cascade mountain views and multiple fire pits. The Lawn serves as a picturesque ceremony or reception venue for weddings of all sizes.

Trestle Pond is a lush oasis in the high desert with reflective views and a cool breeze, providing a perfect backdrop for summer weddings. Following your pond-side ceremony, mingle on the Lawn and continue the celebration with an indoor reception in The Barn.

The Trestle Bridge was once an old irrigation trestle, adding a touch of character and history to the Ranch. You can enjoy cocktails and dinner while taking in views of the high desert and surrounding mountains—it’s also a unique backdrop for your wedding photos!

Amenities at Brasada Ranch

The Ranch offers many fantastic amenities to couples and their guests.

  • Ranch-to-table catering and in-house bar and bartender
  • Your venue rental includes an event planning manager, set-up and tear-down, tables, chairs, linens, serving ware, votive candles, a private tasting appointment, and a complimentary wedding night stay in a Ranch House room
  • On-site guest accommodations, including modern bungalows, rustic-chic cabins and guestrooms, and Ranch House rooms and suites
  • Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, get treatments at Spa Brasada, play a round of golf at Brasada Canyons’ 18-hold golf course, and horseback ride on Brasada Trails
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Planning Your Bend, Oregon Wedding

Wedding destinations in Bend, Oregon, offer couples the best of both worlds with the romance of the Oregon high desert mixed with the quintessential Pacific Northwest forests and mountain ranges.

Are you looking for a Bend, Oregon wedding photographer? I’d love to help capture your wedding day. Contact me to learn more about how I can preserve these special memories for you to cherish forever.

Need inspiration for your upcoming Central Oregon destination wedding? Look through the rest of my captures from a wedding I photographed at the Sunriver Resort in December 2023.

A few Bend wedding vendors I worked with for this Sunriver Wedding:

Venue: Sunriver Resort

Florist: Blomstra Floral Co.

Hair & Makeup: Kayla Nicole Beauty

Rentals: Curated Event Rentals

Wedding Attire: a&be Bridal Shop

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