In an area as scenically blessed as
Portland, wedding venues are seemingly everywhere and anywhere. And it's nothing but true.
However...it must be noted that there are significant differences between scenic wedding spots
and terrific wedding venues. Genuine Portland
wedding venues are designed to handle a variety of different crowd
sizes, food requirements, and entertainment needs
within an atmosphere unique to their placement
and constuction. By and large, they will host both
the wedding reception as well as the earlier ceremony.
Still...not everyone wishes to wed where
they'll later celebrate. Oftentimes, there exists a spot special to the couple which might
never be a consideration for a proper reception, yet holds precisely the spirit desired for
exchanging "I Do's" Such a place may be personally important to the bride and groom--where they
met or agreed to be engaged... On the other hand, it might be somewhere a little quirky like
the extinct volcano (that's right) which is pretty Mt.
Tabor. There is something to be said for starting off
marriage in a (former) fire pit...
Naturally, if you are considering any such
spots for a small ceremony, you would do well to look into the possible need for permits or the
like. Portland Wedding Venues suggests strongly that you consult your local Parks and
Recreation, or other relevant offices prior to planning any event.
That being said, we also want to celebrate
some of these would-be wedding venues as magnificant opportunities for Portland wedding photographers. Again, these
might not be places which would serve for a full scale wedding, but they offer the possibility
of genuinely intriguing, artful images of your Day--which is precisely the very best
sort of wedding photography.