The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most scenic and beloved destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Year-round people flock to the gorge for world class fishing on the Columbia River, hiking, rafting and just plain relaxation.
If you’re planning to have a Columbia Gorge wedding, spring is one of the best times of year to do it. Here are some of the things we love best about a spring wedding in the Gorge:
April Showers Bring May Flowers
In the spring, wildflowers and fruit tree blossoms are in peak form. Delicate pink and white blossoms, vibrant reds, lush violets and buttery yellow flowers dot the landscape and dazzle the eye. Everything is green and lush. As a bonus, melting snowpack gives waterfalls an extra boost. In summation: it just doesn’t get more beautiful than the Columbia River Gorge in spring.
After the chill of winter but before summer turns the heat up: spring offers you the perfect mix of blue sky and mild temperatures. This can be an especially helpful thing if you are concerned about any members of the bridal party or guests who are sensitive to hot weather and strong sun. A tented wedding venue will ensure that any last minute sprinkles pose no problem and some spare shawls will keep guests cozy if temperature dip after the sun goes down.
Availability and Deals
Summer can be a boom time for the Gorge – you may have an easier time booking your outdoor wedding venue and wedding accommodations earlier in the season. A lot of places will book up months in advance and this may be the difference between getting the outdoor venue you want when you want it – as opposed to waiting a year. Plus, many places will offer sweet early season deals to entice visitors ahead of the summer season.
Some of the Best Seasonal Foods of the Year
While summer belongs to strawberries and tomatoes, many of the best seasonal foods hit their peak in spring. To name a few: asparagus, spring onions, artichokes, swiss chard, baby lettuces, carrots and lots and lots of peas!
Spring into Something New
What better time of the year to start your married life together than spring? The season of renewal and birth is universally acknowledged as a time for new beginnings. There is a special energy and joy to being outside after the long winter months and this can add to the overall energy of your wedding day.
If you plan on having a spring wedding in the Gorge, be sure to tour Gorge-ous Weddings at Wind Mountain Ranch. With multiple ceremony locations, wedding party accommodations, and a tented space, it makes the perfect place for a Gorge wedding.