Weddings at the Wallowa River Camp Resort

 

Weddings are a special time for you and your family, and we want to do everything that we can to make it as worry free as possible for you.

Our favorite location for a wedding is at the Wallowa River Camp Resort #35. Many families have found this location to be perfect. The grounds of this magnificent home are full of mature landscaping with beautiful trees, blooming flowers, and over an acre of maintained yard. The other 4 acres are wild grasses as well as access to the Wallowa River. Whether you choose to have your wedding in the freshly mowed green grass by the home, or the wild grasses that border the Wallowa River, this is the perfect place for your wedding.  

Our wedding rate is based upon the number of people attending your event. We are perfectly set up for 150 or fewer Guests. You are welcome to bring shade tents to extend your wedding area.  We do require a wedding contract for your big day, but if you have something "out of the box" for your big day, please just let us know.  We love "out of the box" events!   

A dressing cabin is located on the 1 acre manicured yard.  This adorable cabin is perfect for the bride or the groom and their crew to get dressed in for your big day!  While there is no electricity or plumbing, the cabin provides you with plenty of space and will make the perfect place for pre-event photos.  

Many brides use the main house for members of their families.  The beautiful, sprawling home can accommodate 30 of your overnight guests. The main floor unit is a 3+ bedroom, 3 bath home with sleeping in the family and living rooms. Enjoy a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the living room and a wood stove in the family room. Private wrap around deck with a sweeping view of the Wallowa Mountains. Downstairs is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath with an additional kitchen, living room and dining room with French doors that open onto a patio. Another floor to ceiling stone fireplace for your use. There is also a bunk room (all under the same roof) that has an additional full bath and pine bunk beds that can accommodate 14 more people with 2 of the lower bunks being double sized beds. As you can see, this floor plan enables you to all be together for your magical day!

A perfect arch with the perfect view!  The arch is not moveable, but we have found that the location is perfectly placed to provide plenty of seating and will provide the best backdrop with a stunning view of the Wallowa Mountains.  

Everybody wants to get their dance on after the big event, so enjoy the permanent dance floor.  

And for those that just need a little more to do on their big day, partake in one of the many yard games provided!  Try your hand at yard jenga, yard tic tac toe, or be extra adventerous and join in the fun at the sand volleyball pit or toss a shoe at the 2 horse shoe pits!  

Also included in your rental costs are Lifetime tables and chairs for your use for your big day!  You may use the 20-60 inch round tables and/or 13-8 feet oblong tables, and 150 folding plastic chairs.  If you need white linens, we also offer rentals of these  at $9/table.  If you are having the wedding elsewhere, and you want to rent our tables and chairs, we do offer them for outside rentals and can deliver to your location for a $75 delivery fee and a .50 cent mileage charge for delivery and pick up.


 

We have found a few resources for your big day which might help you in your planning a destination wedding at the Wallowa River Camp:

Wedding Planners:

Gail Hillock specializes in small events.  You can contact her at 541.426.4264 or email her at [email protected]  

Cindy Brink is available to make your day perfect!  You can contact her at 541.398.0056. 

Cakes/Cupcakes:

Oh my....Eva makes some of the most delicious cupcakes at Sugartime Bakery. We have personally used Eva for cupcakes for fundraisers, year end basketball parties, and a girls weekend!    Eva excels in customer service, meeting a deadline, and putting a bride at ease when she has so many things to tick off of her to-do list.  Contact Eva at 541/426-0362 for a consultation.  

Photographers:
 

Shana Bailey recently photographed Lois and Justin, a super sweet couple at the Wallowa River Camp.  She did an excellent job of capturing their spirit.  I didn't have the pleasure of knowing their pre-love story, but you can tell my looking at them that they just genuinely enjoy being around each other.  Very sweet!  

Amy McCall was lucky enough to photograph a local girls wedding at the Wallowa River Camp.  Emily grew up in Joseph and her groom Casey has ties to this community as well.  Their wedding was stunning.  The perfect mix of both of them, and showed their total adoration for each other.  

Tana Photography captured Ellie and Jay's wedding perfectly too!  These cute "kids" are locals as well and their wedding was Pinterest perfect!  Their wedding was held down by the Wallowa River so their atmosphere was just a little different, but different in so many good ways!  

Andrea Wesche of Ezra Photography is based in Orofino, Idaho, but has strong ties to our beautiful Wallowa County.  Andrea is a Wallowa County native, and one of the best babysitters that our family used! HA!  Andrea is a good "kid" with a sharp eye for detail but brings a lightness to your day. 

Leon Werdinger Photography is very familiar with the River Camp as HE got married at the River Camp too!  He has taken many local weddings and his pictures are sentimental and fun!

Amberlee Harder with Perfect Moments Photography takes some of the most unique photos!  I love how she sees everything outside of the box.  Her photos are heartfelt and perfectly capture the bride and groom and their families.  

 

Caterers:

Beth Gibans of Backyard Gardens & Catering  http://backyardgardensjoseph.com/

Diana Wortman at Chuckwagon Sisters http://chuckwagonsisters.com/

Liz and Randy Garnett www.appleflat.com 

 

Florists/Nurseries:

Grande Scapes Nursery is located in La Grande, Oregon, just a short hour and a half away from Joseph.  Contact Rex for flowers, shrubs, or trees for your event.

Enterprise Flower Shop is our local florist located in Enterprise.  They have many books available and will help you find the perfect flowers for your big event.  

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