These locations are great for weddings with more than 30 guests.
Beautiful locations for your micro- wedding with 30 or fewer guests
These locations are best for intimate elopements (about 5 people)
Do you prefer a spectacular cliffside spot for your ceremony? Check out these North coast locations!
Cannon Beach is one of the most popular locations on the Oregon for your wedding with more than 25 guests. There are several areas to have a larger wedding. I recommend using the Surfsand Reort. They will set up a beach wedding for you and they offer two indoor locations for your reception.
Pacific City is one of the most picturesque and popular locations for a beach wedding. I recommend using the Pelican Brewery for weddings with more than 20 guests. They have a beautiful ceremony space right on the beach with an amazing view. They also have an indoor reception area.
Other locations include the top of the sand dune or the red sandstone coves at the cape (best access is a low tide of 4 ft or less)
I love Rockaway beach for a larger wedding because it is a lesser-known and much less populated beach than Pacific City or Cannon Beach. The only downside is there is no venue for your beach wedding so it will be up to you to arrange for the rentals.
Seaside Beach is just North of Cannon Beach and can be a great option if you are staying in Seaside because your guests can easily walk to the beach for the ceremony. The downside is there is not a beachfront venue but there is plenty of lodging available and a few indoor venues for your reception.
Del Rey beach is located North of Seaside and close to the town of Gearhart. I love this location because you are allowed to drive on the beach so you can bring chairs, an arbor, etc. right to the location of your ceremony. Make sure to get a permit from the State Parks Dept first.
Hug Point is one of the most popular and diverse micro-wedding locations on the north Oregon Coast but remember to check the tides on your date. Keep in mind that during the months of May - Sept parking is hard to find between the hours of 12-6pm!
I love Chapman Beach for a micro-wedding. It is located on the Northern end of Cannon Beach in a residential neighborhood, and is much less crowded that Cannon Beach. Permits shouldn't be a problem and there is usually plenty of street parking for a small group.
Known as the location for movies like the Goonies and Twilight, Ecola Park is a popular spot because of its stunning overlooks of Cannon Beach, ts easy walkability, gorgeous forested areas and large parking lot.
Located between Cannon Beach and Hug Point, Arcadia Beach is known for beautiful rock formations and beautiful sandy beach. The parking lot and public restrooms are also easy to get to.
This beautiful section of Arch Cape beach is only accessible during the late summer at low tide. The main part of Arch Cape beach is also a great spot because it's less populated and easy to get to.
A hidden gem at the foot of Ecola State Park, Indian Beach has a long sandy beach and a gorgeous wooded overlook (perfect for an elopement)! There's also a large parking lot, and a public restroom, Access the beach at low tide (4ft or lower).
One of my absolute favorite spots for a smaill elopement, Neahkahnie Mountain is known for rock formations that resemble ancient ruins and cathedrals dating back 15 million years!
This breathtaking cliffside elopement spot is best accessed during the dry season because there is a slippery downhill slope. Make sure to wear your hiking boots!
Known for its historic tunnel built into the basalt rock, Oceanside and Tunnel Beach (accessed at low tide) are one of my favorite hidden gems on the Oregon Coast. You may find you are the only people on the beach!
Easily the most popular and diverse location for an intimate wedding. During the summer months the parking lot fills up between approx 10am - 5pm.
Breathtaking rocky backdrops and red rock coves, plus a 250 ft sand dune with spectacular views make this location one of the most popular on the Oregon Coast.
This gorgeous private forest is available by reservation only. Includes a magical forest garden and a creekside yurt. Great choice if you prefer a forest ceremony.
Hug Point Cliffside
Photo: Tori Osteraa
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