"We almost missed Gorge Crest as an option because it's on the Washington side of Hood River but I am so, so grateful a friend suggested it. Honestly, picking Gorge Crest for our venue may have been the easiest decision of the entire wedding. You walk onto the grounds and immediately see that everything is perfectly maintained and intentionally designed to make your day easier. The view of Mt. Hood is unreal on a clear day and, even if the mountain view is obstructed, the view of the nearby gorge and distant ridges are there and it is stunning. Working with Ronda is effortless, Heather is a phenomenal coordinator, and Celilo Restaurant operates like delicious, delicious clockwork. The get-ready area upstairs is large and really comfortable even for large groups with a kitchen for breakfast/lunch. The barn is beautiful, the grounds are flawless and there's even an area of the trees with hammocks and string lighting. It's just... it's so cute. Go see it then book it for your wedding."
"Gorge Crest Vineyards is AMAZING. The view of the mountain is breathtaking and the grounds are beautiful. I loved how there was so much space for our guests to explore at our wedding. I thought nobody would use the horseshoes down by the wildflowers, so I had lawn games set up by the reception space. But people played horseshoes on and off all night! When my husband and I were heading down to the vineyard to take sunset photos I found some friends sitting down by the pergola drinking post-desert coffee and enjoying the view. Kids ran around in the hammock area and people commented on how pretty the twinkly lights in the wooded paths were! Gorge Crest has so much natural beauty and the grounds are very well designed and maintained."
"Ok, Gorge Crest is outrageously beautiful!!! But that's no secret. If you are considering booking your wedding here, I can certainly recommend it. Our wedding was May 6, the first of the season. While rain, dead grass, and rusty staff were all possibilities, we were burdened by NONE of those things. In fact, after a brutal winter in the pacific northwest, the team at Gorge Crest went above and beyond to get the grounds groomed and up to snuff in time for our big day. We have received countless compliments about how beautiful the setting of our wedding was (even people who only saw pictures have expressed this). Our wedding was truly magical, and I don't believe this would have been the case had we chosen any other venue!!"