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The Ultimate Guide to Oregon's Top Wedding Vendors.
By: 
Katie Ringhand
Oregon Bride's Best Of 2020 Winners
The results are in! These vendors are the BEST OF THE BEST in the Oregon wedding community, voted by our readers. Find your dream wedding vendor from this discerning list of creatives that are sure to transform dreams into a reality. Thank you to our sponsors: Event Team Entertainment, Flowers By Alana, Moving Pictures, Portland Makeup & Hair, Vintage Meets Modern, Urban Venues PDX and Bridgewood Event Rentals. 
 
Check out our Editor's Picks here!
 
And the winners are...
 
BEST CATERER 
Portland
Known for: Serving the Pacific North West with delicious, eye-catching delicacies of the highest quality. 
  
Outside Portland
Known for: Fresh and locally-sourced ingredients create gourmet fare and an above and beyond experience.
  
Best Catering Outside Portland: Bowtie Catering Co. (Joshua Rainey Photography)
 
BEST CAKES 
Portland
Known for: Woman-owned business with impressive culinary baking and pastry credentials, who never compromises on taste or technique. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Strikingly beautiful wedding cakes, fruit or cream pie tables, and a smorgasbord of other delicious treats (éclairs, truffles, macarons and more) that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 
  
BEST INVITATIONS 
Portland
Known for: Custom stationery and luxe invitation suites personalized to each couple.
   
Outside Portland
Known for: Custom invitations, signs and even modern calligraphy workshops to teach brides the basics of the art of lettering. 
 
Best Invitations Outside Portland: My Fair Letters (Vera Gayazov Photography)
  
BEST DRESS DESIGNER 
Portland
Known for: Locally designed romantic and ethereal wedding gowns, sold at The English Dept. in Northwest Portland, as well as at boutiques around the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 
Finalist: Claire La Faye
 
Outside Portland
Known for: A visionary with a gift for designing eye-catching couture, drawing inspiration from art, history, culture and more.
Finalist: Bella Brides 
 
Best Dress Designer Outside Portland: Vouture (Mory Borden Photo)
 
BEST DRESS SHOP 
Portland
Known for: Owned by a husband and wife who provide comfortable private bridal suites, a knowledgeable staff and a showroom filled with breathtaking gowns. 
   
Outside Portland
Known for: An impressive collection of bridal gowns, tuxedos and formal clothing. 
 
Best Dress Shop Outside Portland: Bella Brides 
 
BEST FORMALWEAR
Portland
Known for: A simplified, hassle-free, tech-savvy way to outfit your wedding party. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: An impressive collection of bridal gowns, tuxedos and formal clothing. 
 
Best Formalwear Portland: The Black Tux 
  
BEST MOTHER-OF-THE-BRIDE DRESSES
Portland 
Known for: A wide array of fashion-forward looks to accommodate any size or price point.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: A wide array of fashion-forward looks to accommodate any size or price point.
  
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP 
Portland
Known for: A highly talented team of artists and stylists providing personalized looks to each bride.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Hair styling that can accommodate any length or texture, together with airbrushing or the traditional application of makeup either on-site or in the Edge salon. 
Best Hair and Makeup Portland: Olivia Hawthorne Beauty (Deyla Huss Photography)
 
BEST CEREMONY MUSICIANS
Portland
Known for: Two complete sound systems, charismatic DJs and great music that can make even wallflowers want to hit the dance floor.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Upbeat, original music as well as new renditions of classic hits that will have people on their feet and moving all night long. 
 
BEST DJ  
Portland
Known for: Legendary entertainers who bring elegance and party to your wedding.
  
Outside Portland
Known for: A team of talented DJs making a seamless transition for one song to the next for every stage of your reception. They play only what you want to hear throughout your night. 
 
Best DJ Portland: Event Team Entertainment (ANIKO)
  
BEST RECEPTION BAND
Portland
Known for: High-energy music that’s sure to get the party going, featuring hits from all eras by a four-person band.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Upbeat, original music as well as new renditions of classic hits that will have people on their feet and moving all night long. 
Finalists: Rogue SuspectsWe Three
  
Best Reception Band Portland: Hit Machine (Waz-Mix-Pix)
  
BEST AUDIO VISUAL COMPANY
Portland
Known for: Offering exquisitely lighted milieus, with choices ranging from pin spotting and custom patterns to simple up lighting and stringlights. 
  
Outside Portland
Known for: A team of talented DJs making a seamless transition for one song to the next for every stage of your reception. They play only what you want to hear throughout your night. 
  
Best Audio Visual Company Outside Portland: Flip Flop Sounds 

 

BEST HOTEL/RESORT VENUE
Portland
Known for: A contemporary hotel with a chic design and original art in every room. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: The only LEED Gold–certified resort in Oregon is enhanced by its rustic landscape, breathtaking views and five award-winning venues. 
 
Best Hotel/Resort Venue Portland: The Nines 
 
BEST OUTDOOR VENUE
Portland
Known for: Variety of indoor and outdoor venues that capture the breathtaking Columbia Gorge views during all seasons.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Sweeping views of mountains, lakes and meadows with more than 120 guest accomdations. 
  
Best Outdoor Venue Portland: Skamania Lodge (Petar Marshall)
 
BEST COUNTRY CLUB/GOLF COURSE VENUE   
Portland
Known for: The newly built Rose Pavilion, which features high ceilings and grand windows that offer flattering views of the garden and well-manicured grounds. 
  
Outside Portland
Known for: Panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and its serene, picturesque setting, which invites guests to share your special day on a private island, in a castle-like edifice or on a large lawn.
  
Best Country Club/Golf Course Portland: The Oregon Golf Club (ANIKO)
 
BEST HISTORIC VENUE
Portland
Known for: A space filled with historic character and top-of-the-line amenities.
   
Outside Portland
Known for: A charming 90-year-old schoolhousesurrounded by landscaped gardens and hazelnut orchards. 
  
Best Historic Venue Outside Portland: The Old Schoolhouse (Pixy Prints)
 
BEST INTIMATE VENUE
Portland
Known for: Elegant style in a historic 1908 building in Northeast Portland. Opal 28 boasts a variety of intimate gathering spaces and architectural features that include exposed brick, cement accents and a charming outdoor terrace.
Finalists: BlockhouseCoopers Hall
  
Outside Portland
Known for: In the heart of Central Oregon, you will find this unique and romantic forrest destination.
  
Best Intimate Venue Outside Portland: Five Pine Lodge (Mary Berrien Photo)
 
BEST URBAN VENUE
Portland
Known for: A sophisticated warehouse restored in 2007 that features high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and an outdoor patio.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Contemporary and urban-industrial design, with ample capacity and several unique spaces to choose from. 
 
Best Urban Venue Portland: Castaway (Dawn Photo)
   
BEST WINERY VENUE
Portland
Known for: A mid-20th-century Quonset hut featuring farm-to-table feasts, specialty cocktails and handcrafted wines. 
Finalist: Maysara Winery 
  
Outside Portland
Known for:  A beautiful site in Central Oregon with sweeping views of the immense surrounding nature.
 
Best Winery Venue Outside Portland: Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards 
  
BEST TRANSPORTATION
Portland
Known for: Sustainably-powered shuttles to transport your bridal party and guests.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: A 35-foot red trolley with sleek wooden benches. 
Finalist: ecoShuttle
 
BEST RINGS
Portland
Known for: An ever-changing collection of artisan-crafted pieces, featuring a variety of stones and metals to suit many tastes. 
   
Outside Portland
Known for: A personalized shopping experience and a carefully curated collection of fine and fashion jewelry from exclusive designers, both local and from around the world. 
 
Best Rings Outside Portland: Saxon's Fine Jewelers (Gwen Shoemaker Photography)

 

BEST FLORIST 
Portland
Known for: Exceptional arrangements for centerpieces, venue decor and bouquets.
  
Outside Portland
Known for: Elegant, textural, organic arrangements and bouquets. 
 
Best Florist Portland: Blum Design in Floral (Erich McVey)
   
BEST WEDDING PLANNER 
Portland
Known for: Ensuring that you get hitched without a hitch, with services ranging from full-service planning to day-of coordination and everything in between. 
  
Outside Portland
Known for: Designing beautiful settings that are unique to each couple and reflect their love.
 
Best Wedding Planner Portland: Bridal Bliss (Sweetlife Photography)
 
BEST OFFICIANT 
Portland
Known for: Creating an incredibly personal, meaningful and memorable experience for all couples. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: A charming British accent, calming presence and sense of humor that put couples at ease as they take their vows.
  
Best Officiant Portland: Melissa Coe Ceremonies 
   
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
Portland
Known for: Elegant, personality-filled photography that captures each couple’s essence, combined with the experience and expertise to keep the day running smoothly. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Capturing all the fine details and moments that you won’t want to forget. 
 
Best Photography Outside Portland: Hazel Eye Photography
   
BEST VIDEOGRAPHER
Portland
Known for: Wedding videographer focused on preserving your wedding day through gorgeous storytelling.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Creating authentic and artistic wedding films with expertise and only the highest-quality, professional-caliber equipment. 
 
Best Videographer Portland: Goodco Studios 
    
BEST PHOTO BOOTH
Portland
Known for: An assortment of fun backdrops and props that will add an extra layer of levity to your celebration. 
  
Outside Portland
Known for: A shiny, ruby red 1971 Volkswagen bus turned rental photo booth, whose presence lends a touch of nostalgia to your event.
 
Best Photo Booth Outside Portland: Bend VW Photo Bus (Jamee Lynne Photography)
  
BEST RENTALS 
Portland
Known for: Find the largest selection of quality and gorgeous rentals for any wedding design.
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Offering everything from tables to trunks to tepees to help complete any wedding scene. 
  
BEST BOUTIQUE RENTALS  
Portland
Known for: Collections in which every piece is either custom-created or curated to satisfy and elevate your style. Items like a Northwest walnut round table or the bar cart from the Marie Antoinette lounge look add a touch of class. 
 
Outside Portland
Known for: Hundreds of items to rent at reasonable rates, from vintage tables and chairs to teacups, goblets and Mason jars. 
 
Best Boutique Rentals Portland: Vintage Meets Modern (Bethany Small Photo)
  
BEST NEW WEDDING VENDOR
Portland 
Known for: Contracts, invoices, and payments all in one place for wedding and event professionals.
  
Outside Portland
Known for: This fun renovated vintage camper rental is an exceptional addition to your big day.
 
Best New Wedding Vendor Outside Portland: 3 Birds Caravan Co. 
 
BEST ALL-AROUND VENDOR
Portland
Known for: From elopements to full-service weddings, this incredible team will provide you with effortless wedding planning.
  
Outside Portland
Known for: Designing beautiful settings that are unique to each couple and reflect their love.
 
Best All-Around Vendor Outside Portland: The Indigo Bride (Danielle Gillett Photography)
 
 
 

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