Celebrate at the Balch

The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

Celebrate at the Balch

The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

Celebrate at the Balch

The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

Celebrate at the Balch

The Perfect Place to Tie the Knot

Columbia Gorge Wedding Venues and Special Events

Destination weddings close to home

We love to pamper our brides, grooms, and guests. Customer service is what we hang our hat on. Are you in love with the idea of an outdoor wedding but fearful of the weather? No need! In Dufur Valley you'll enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. That makes us the Sunniest Wedding Location in the Gorge!



“I just wanted to tell you folks what a great job I feel you did with the wedding. You have such a beautiful place and you really have a good handle on things and know how to run activities and keep things flowing smoothly. It was a great day to watch my son marry the love of his life, I appreciated all your help and guidance that you gave the kids. Keep up the good work.” - Gary Beauchamp


"Convenient Gorge location and a destination wedding feel." - Jay & Jen


Enjoy a "destination wedding" feel while staying in Oregon! We're conveniently located only 1 hour, 45 minutes from Portland and 2 hours from Bend. With 18 guest rooms you can have your most favorite people stay overnight. Fun stories emerge over your catered breakfast the next morning!

Call 541.467.2277 or email Weddings@BalchHotel.com to schedule your appointment and start planning your wedding or your secret elopement getaway!

 What Makes the Balch Stand Out from Other Venues?

At the Balch we know your wedding day is one of the most important events in your lifetime. It's not only a time to marry the one you love but a time to bring together your nearest and dearest.

You are creating memories for your families and friends that they'll cherish for generations to come. We create the backdrop for you to capture these memories on film while creating lasting experiences and stories that will be told and reminisced about in the future. We're not corporate - we're personal.

Whether your guests fill all the rooms or not, you'll have full privacy of the hotel and grounds on your special day.

 You Can Easily Personalize Your Wedding, Elopement or Event

We love the individual styles, personality, and personal touches that our brides and grooms bring to their day. Certainly we have a structure for you - it makes your personalization easier! We have created the palette on which you can paint.

We encourage you to add meaningful touches, from antique linens to a Frank Sinatra tribute band!

We Hang Our Hat on Hotel and Wedding Reviews

We are a wedding venue AND a hotel. As such we know that the best advertising you cannot buy is that of a kind word and recommendation. Our reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Wedding Wire are great places for you to sneak a peek at us. Voted Best Venue by our customers on MyWedding.com in 2013!

Why aren't at the top of the Wedding Wire listing? 1) We let our guests do the talking; we're not buying our way to the top. 2) We want to spend money where it matters most to you; like continued investment in our beautiful grounds.

 Loads of Sunshine for your Event, Wedding, or Hotel Stay!

Imagine living in an area with over 300 days of sunshine each year. That's Dufur!

Your guests will marvel at the beauty of Oregon during their drive to the Balch. Rolling hills, open spaces, panoramic views, and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are just some of the highlights. 

Come see for yourself!

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