Weddings at The Oregon Garden

Overlooking the Willamette Valley, The Oregon Garden is a beautiful, serene destination venue perfect for your special day, be it a wedding, commitment ceremony, elopement or vow renewal. Located just minutes east of Salem and an hour south of Portland, this Oregon wedding venue showcases 20 specialty gardens, providing beautiful backdrops for your ceremony, reception and wedding photography throughout 80 peaceful acres. Our property features manicured gardens, whimsical forests and a refurbished barn, meaning you’re sure to find a space to make your day magical!

Read on for more information about our venues and some of our Frequently Asked Questions. Want to talk to our team about your special day? Click the button below to submit an inquiry!

Salem Silverton wedding venue at The Oregon Garden

Our Venues

Garden Green & Grand Hall

2024 Pricing: $3000 – 4500 | Capacity: 400 | Available year-round

Photo credit: Keely Kohl Studios

This popular combination features an outdoor location for your ceremony with a large indoor facility for the reception. It is available for booking in all seasons. Use of the Grand Hall, located in the J. Frank Schmidt Jr Pavilion, means a built-in backup plan if the weather doesn’t cooperate on your special day. The Grand Hall features a rustic open space perfect for dancing, dinner, and all your wedding’s memorable moments. This indoor space is large enough to accommodate your ceremony if weather requires. 

Located just across from the Grand Hall, the Garden Green features a stunning view overlooking Oregon’s Willamette Valley, with a backdrop featuring an arbor with climbing roses and overlooking the Rose Garden. Surrounding your ceremony is the Peace Garden and a koi pond. For fair-weather weddings this area is often the location of your outdoor ceremony. 

Market Garden & Bosque

Pricing: $6000 | Capacity: 200 | Available July – August

Two of our most unique and stunning locations pair together for an entirely outdoor wedding venue at The Oregon Garden. 

Begin your special day in the Silverton Market Garden, a semi-formal garden inspired by French garden design. In the spring and summer, lawn areas are bordered by annuals in bloom. The aptly-named Wedding Garden features a breathtaking arbor of grapes and hops that provides a backdrop for your ceremony.

For your reception, you wedding party will move to the Bosque, which features serene reflecting pools and 40 mature Pacific Sunset maples. The Bosque has room for seated dining, dancing and an amazing view of the sunset and hills across the valley.

Discovery Pavilion in the Rediscovery Forest

Pricing: $1500 | Capacity: 80 | Available May – September

Enjoy an intimate and truly Pacific Northwest experience when you get married in our doug-fir-filled Rediscovery Forest! The Discovery pavilion is a rustic open-air structure that can be partially closed to offer some protection from weather. Nestled among the trees with an adjacent small clearing, this woodsy space is perfect for more intimate weddings and elopements. Includes transportation for guests within the Garden.

Elopement at The Oregon Garden

Pricing: $250 | Capacity: 20 | Available year-round

The Garden is home to many other beautiful spaces that are suitable for shorter and more intimate events. These include the Sensory Garden, Northwest Garden and Conifer Garden. We offer a simple flat rate that admits you and your guests to the Garden for the beautiful wedding of your dreams. Please let us know how we can help you realize your perfect day with us at The Oregon Garden!

FAQs

What is included in venue rental?

Your venue rental includes the following:

  • 12 hours of access to your venue, from 10am to 10pm.
  • 1 hour of rehearsal time prior to your event.
  • Set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs.
  • Admission for your guests to the entire Oregon Garden.
  • A one year membership to The Oregon Garden, including rights to take photos inside the Garden.
Do you provide catering services? Can I use an outside caterer?

The Oregon Garden does not have an in-house catering service. However, we work closely with a number of approved caterers who are familiar with our property and have shown our clients top-tier service time and time again. We do require that our clients choose from one of our existing approved caterers. We are confident you will find someone who suits your needs on our list.

Do you provide linens/silverware/etc?

No, the Garden does not provide linens, dinnerware, silverware or any other kind of decor or service items. All of our approved caterers are able to provide linens, dinnerware and silverware. We are also happy to recommend some of our favorite local rental companies, who have a wide selection of decor, alternative table and chair options, barware, etc.

Do your venues include getting ready space?
  • Our Grand Hall includes two indoor rooms which serve as getting ready space.
  • Our Garden Green rental includes access to our Fire Safe House as a getting ready space.
  • Our Discovery Pavilion does not include a getting ready space.
Can I extend my venue rental?

You may extend your venue rental an additional hour to 11pm for an additional $250, subject to availability. Note that all music must end by 10pm due to Marion County Noise Ordinance regardless of event end time.

What are your policies surrounding alcohol?

We want our clients to have a fun and safe celebration! We require any third party alcohol providers to supply us with a copy of their OLCC license and proof of liquor liability insurance. Any and all individuals serving alcohol must provide copies of their Alcohol Server’s Permit. We reserve the right to remove guests or terminate any event where overconsumption or bad behavior becomes dangerous or disruptive, without notice or refund of any kind.

What are your policies surrounding decorations?

The Oregon Garden is a fully functioning public botanical Garden, home to a plethora of wild animals and beautiful plants. As such, we do not allow any decor that could impact the quality of our grounds, wildlife or buildings in any way. We do not allow the use of balloons, bird seed, rice, confetti, fake flower petals or sparklers. We do allow the use of glowsticks, bubbles, fiber optic wands and real flower petals. We’ve seen it all – ask us for suggestions on how to make your day amazing! Please refer to your contract or inquire for more details about our full policies surrounding decor and use of your venue space.

Who is responsible for trash?

The client is responsible for ensuring all trash, including any and all decor items, are removed from the venue space no later than the event end time. All of our approved caterers are excellent about disposing of their own trash and ensuring you have less to worry about at the end of the evening!

What is required to secure a date?

We require a signed venue rental agreement and 50% deposit to secure your date. The remainder of your venue rental fee, a $1000 security deposit and proof of event insurance are due two weeks prior to your event date. Venue rental fees are non-refundable, but may be applied toward a future event date in the event your original date must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Thank you to Jamie Rae PhotoHolland Studios, Tekoa Rose Photography and Sweet Life Photography for allowing us to showcase their beautiful photography. 

Our event team would love to talk to you about how we can help you realize your dream wedding at The Oregon Garden. You can reach us at events@oregongardenfoundation.org or 503-874-4303.

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