January 19, 2023
Looking for an epic view? House on the Metolius Wedding Venue is the place for you with a view of a lifetime. From the Metolius River to Mt. Jefferson, you can enjoy picturesque sceneries from almost anywhere on the property. There are two primary wedding sites, the lawn at the Main House and the meadow by the Metolius River, with both indoor and outdoor spaces available for a cocktail party and reception. House on Metolius Wedding Venue works very closely with its network of preferred caterers and suppliers to give you the most professional and successful experience.
*images pulled from websites and google search to showcase locations, not all/sometimes any were taken by Emily Vandehey Photography*
The Main House can host either indoor or outdoor events with its connected lawn looking directly over the river. If indoors, the Grand Room features a breathtaking river view through big picture windows and is perfectly designed for small, intimate weddings.
The Meadow features a gorgeous outdoor patio and a freshly manicured lawn looking directly over the river.
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Looking for a summer camp vibe for a fun, family camping get away with a romantic twist? You found it! With private, spacious areas, yard games, and canoes, there’s no reason to go all out with decor or an archway. The House on the Metolius wedding venue is all of that and more with 360 views and a lakeside feel. Lightly styled with soft sages, khaki, and a Gigi Pip hat, this intimate venue is perfect for a small weekend getaway celebration.
All Day Adventure Elopements start at $5000
Tiny Weddings start at $4000 for 5 hours
Full-Size Weddings start at $5500 for 8 hours
Based in the stunning high-desert of Bend, Oregon, AE Creative is a full-time paper goods, planning, design, and installation collective; available for local, destination, and travel events! These ladies take an incredibly fresh approach with their techniques and are sure to think of every detail from logistics, to design, guest experience to execution. Not only is this team going to put your dreams at the forefront of their performance, but they are also going to bring your vision to life in a sustainable and eco-conscious way!
Their service style is relaxed and calming so you don’t have to worry or stress about any of the day’s details. This team’s passion for their work truly shines through at each event as they are certain to bring the fun to the party. AE Creative sees and values unique experiences and believes your wedding day should be a reflection of your love and affection for each other. Forewarning; the token question their team will ask you is “what will your guests learn about you from your day?” They ask this question because if your guests are able to learn something new about you as a couple, make a new connection, and relate feelings when they walk away from your day, the experience ends up being that much more memorable for all who attend!
If you are in need of a style and design guru led by an intentional, creative, authentic bad a**, look no further than Megan, owner, and creator of Curated Mess Company. Megan is a true romantic who looks to surround herself with beauty in any situation. Her passion is to host love and authenticity in each event she plans and to curate the most inviting, moving, and captivating spaces in doing so. This woman truly makes magic happen. She is unique, kind, genuine, and will literally bring your dreams to life right before your eyes with her warmth and nurturing demeanor. She was truly meant to create spaces for those to Love in. Based in Bend, Oregon, Megan has many talents and a custom package to fit any need you may have for your special day.
Professionally Crafting intimate, one-of-a-kind, and high-end weddings, stateside to abroad, Mae & Co. is ready to make you drool over their visions. This team specializes in creating purposeful, unique, timeless events for each of their couples all across the globe. Mae & Co. are pros at curating personal, luxurious, captivating, and intentional designs while always making sure their clients have the time of their lives. It is obvious in their work how much love they have for not only their jobs but their clients! You can sense how special it is for them to create the day of your dreams and truly bring the entire “feel” of the day together seamlessly while giving you all of the support you need. Depending on your style, vision, and personality, this team has every service to make your dreams a reality.
Looking for a stress-free, magic-making, outdoor-loving team? Look no further than Emily and her team at Ponderosa Planning! Located in Bend, Oregon, Ponderosa Planning takes a sustainable, authentic approach to their event planning and management strategy. This team is committed to curating a day that is truly a representation of YOU and YOURS, no matter where you are in your planning process! Ponderosa Planning is passionate about you being a guest at your own wedding instead of having to stress about the details – they endorse investing wisely and enjoying your special day to the fullest! Emily and her team will cater to your needs and create a custom package that fits each detail of your dream day. From intimate elopements to grand ceremonies, this team has you covered from all angles.
Founder of Edge Hair & Makeup, Lori Marshall, has been a licensed esthetician since 2003 and found her passion for weddings in 2010. Her goal: to see the joy on her clients face when they see their finished look! Lori loves knowing she is an integral part of your big day and wants to be sure you look and feel like the queen you are. Voted “Best of” by Oregon Bride Magazine from 2012 – 2020, Lori has assembled a dream team of hair and makeup artists with precision skills and eyes for detail. To learn more about this incredible team, just read the reviews their brides have left! You won’t doubt for a second if you choose them to style you and your tribe on your special day.
Looking for a true Orgonian girl to rock your wedding day look? Look no further than Kelsey at K&Co Bridal and Hairstyling. A born and raised high desert, Oregon girl, Kelsey has dedicated herself to learning everything there is to know about hair over the last 10 years. Her goal is to always provide the best possible service to her clients so she continues to study others in the field and stays up on the latest trends and new techniques. Sound like Kelsey might be the one for you? Check out her website at K&Co Bridal for details and examples of what her talented hands and mind are capable of!
With 13 year of wedding industry experience, Heather comes into your day ready to crush and make you feel like the absolute best version of yourself. She has created a dream hair and makeup team that specializes in soft/natural looks with that touch of glamor a bride deserves on her special day. For ideas, inspiration, or just to literally gawk at their talent, check out her instagram at Central Oregon Bridal Beauty
The mission? Simple. To provide high-quality street food at an affordable price and in a sustainable way! El Sancho has made quite a reputation for themselves in Bend, Oregon, and surrounding areas. With multiple locations, private event taco carts, and food that will make you dance in your chair, El Sancho will bring the mouth party to each and every one of your guests! Regardless of your guest count, these taco connoisseurs have 3 different options for you to bring the flavor to your celebration
Take advantage of one of Bend’s hidden gems with Picturesque views! With Curbbq’s mobility they can literally make any beautiful backdrop your dream reception! With options to serve right out of the truck or Buffet style this team will customize your menu to reflect your budget, style and most importantly, tastebuds. With more offerings than just barbecue, Curbbq has beautiful fruit displays, appetizer platters, complete salad bar, and a mobile carving station. Have a special family recipe that’s important to your day? No problem, this team welcomes family recipes or special requests to ensure your event is exactly what you want it to be.
Slinging pies around Oregon for over 9 years, The Pizza Cart is Central Oregon’s Pizza Oven On Wheels! This team specializes in 10” thin crust personal artisan pizzas, always making their dough from scratch using less than 7 ingredients and sourcing locally grown, organic products whenever they can. The heart of their operation is their locally designed and built cob oven when at its peak, allows the team to crank out over 90 pizzas an hour! WOW! With their dynamic team, delicious ingredients, and passion for ‘za, The Pizza Cart team will amaze your guests with their diverse backgrounds, caring personalities, and of course, crushing pizza-making skills!
Snow, sun, rain or wind, Bend Oregon has an option with a dream backdrop for your wedding day, regardless of what Mother Earth has in store.
While spring tends to come a little late in Central Oregon, come April, wildflowers begin to bloom in the Badlands, mountain bike trails start to open up near town, and rivers start to rise. Be prepared for all kinds of crazy weather in the spring, from snow to sunshine to high winds and rain, Mother Nature is all about the unpredictability of this beautiful season while she brings back the green and lets the waters rise.
Summer days in the high desert mean exploring the outdoors, enjoying the breathtaking views, and of course, kicking back with a refreshing drink. These hot, sunny days are the perfect opportunity to grab your tribe and float in the cool waters of the Deschutes River, explore the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway, and relax on the incredible patios the brewery’s have to offer
The shorter days of fall are lit up by brilliant yellow, orange, and red leaves on the trees covering Southern Oregon. Solitude is easy to come by, and layering is highly recommended as cool shadows will most likely cast a chill. Sip a Bend ale by the warmth of a fire pit while the sunset creates a once in a lifetime backdrop behind the Cascades.
Locally owned and committed to crafting the highest quality products along with best-in-class service, Sunriver Brewing Company is one brewery hosting 3 pubs across Oregon for your pleasure. Their brewers’ dedication to crafting and experimenting with quality ingredients, makes for award-winning, consistent, quality craft beer to enjoy year-round and state-wide. With pubs located in Sunriver, Galveston, and Oakway, this brewery will satisfy your tastebuds, not only with their delicious beer but with a variety of artisanal high-quality food as well. If you’re around for a few days and want to explore, go grab a pint and enjoy the staff at any of the Sunriver Brewery pub locations!
3 dudes, 1 mindset – Brew Beer, Drink Beer, & Have Fun doing it! 10 Barrel Brewing Co. came to life in 2006 with one main goal, to make killer beer and enjoy the process. These guys have created an empire and their culture hasn’t changed in the slightest. With locations in Bend and Portland Oregon, as well as Boise Idaho, and Denver Colorado, this team is ready and waiting for your arrival. Take a day, have an adventure, and drink some quality beer with the staff and patrons at 10 Barrel Brewing Company!
Established in 1995 at Mirror Pond off the Deschutes River, Bend Brewing Company is the second oldest brewpub in all of Oregon. Their rich history will have you at the edge of your seat while you sip their award-winning craft beer and munch on some savory snacks. The beer will get you in the door but the friendly service and comfortable atmosphere will have you lingering for hours on end. It’s the perfect place to spend the day enjoying a laid-back atmosphere, catching up with friends, watching your favorite sports, and of course, drinking their highly-acclaimed beer!
With a belief that good beer brings people together, Gary fish established Deschutes Brewery in downtown Bend Oregon back in 1988. The oldest brewery in Oregon, Deschutes is named after the iconic waterway flowing through the town of Bend. Fish’s goal was to bring the community together; to build a place where friends, family, and strangers could get together over some delicious food and hand-crafted beer. Originally opening a small, locally run brewery, Deschutes now operates nationwide and sells more than 225,000 barrels of beer each year! Through the expansion, the brewery has maintained quality and individuality, remaining a staple in the Oregon community and a “must-visit” place for those near and far.
Crafting brews that are uniquely Oregon and uniquely worthy, is Worthy Brewing Company’s year-round goal. This company creates seasonal and staple beers for your enjoyment through any season or life event. Founded by Roger Worthington in 2012 and opening its doors to the public in February of 2013, Worthy Brewing is always one of the top breweries in Bend. This brewery not only cares about the beer they make but the community they are a part of! Worthy is a sustainable, solar-powered brewery, looking out for Earth First, and brewing your favorite beer second. Worthy Brewing Co. will deliver on high-quality craft beers and exceptional guest experiences.
I hope this has inspired you in your Central Oregon Wedding planning journey! When I say this is my favorite place in the PNW I mean it because there truly is something so magical about it. That’s why it holds one of the seven wonders of Oregon in it. Many couples’ attraction of the area leads them to plan yearly trips to try new breweries, hikes and even the river floats as concerts take place in the Old Mill District. You truly will be amazed at what we can do as vendors to make your wedding day dreams come true when you pick from the lists provided here. If you have read this and are ready to move the needle in your journey please fill out one of my forms here so we can start to dream together!