Best of 2015: Opal 28, Silcox Hut at Timberline Lodge & Sunriver Resort

Silcox Hut at Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood)

BEST INTIMATE VENUE & BEST ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT

BEST INTIMATE VENUE

PORTLAND

Opal 28

Claim to fame: A warm, cozy boutique bi-level event space with rich history and a vintage feel.

Take it from a pro: “Venues often look and feel very different in the evening,” says owner Margot Feves. “Most site visits are during the day, so if you can schedule a time to see the space at night, you might find it more or less charming.”

 

STATEWIDE

Silcox Hut at Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood)

Claim to fame: A storybook-style venue with rustic charm.

Take it from a pro: “Sometimes we have couples that ski or snowboard into the ceremony,” says director of sales Tammy Villali. “It’s a pretty cool way to make an entrance!”

 

BEST ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT

STATEWIDE

Sunriver Resort (Sunriver)

Claim to fame: Nestled in the midst of the high desert, Sunriver Resort boasts elegance, privacy and views as far as the eye can see.

Take it from a pro: “Think about your guests’ experience all the way through the event,” says director of catering Sheila Shelton. “Guests will appreciate thoughtful touches like comfortable chairs, a well-detailed wedding website, and crowd-pleasing appetizers.”