Weddings & Celebrations

A stunning, vintage backdrop for your memorable day!

The Balch is an elegant venue nestled in the foothills of Mt Hood, brimming with historic charm and romance.

The Balch Hotel is an award-winning, historic, 20-room boutique inn centrally located in Dufur, Oregon, where the Columbia Gorge meets Oregon's High Desert. Experience the expanse and simplicity of the country on grounds that boast towering pine and fir trees, open spaces, a soothing pond, and breathtaking panoramic views. With over 300 days a year of sunshine, it's a destination getaway on the sunny side of Oregon.

We know that choosing a venue for your big day is one of the biggest decisions you will make, and one that sets the stage and atmosphere for your whole event. Thank you for considering the Balch! Interested in scheduling a tour? Click below and let's start planning your best day.

Weddings, Historic Balch Hotel

Our Packages:

  •    ELOPEMENTS   
  •    THE CLASSIC   


Starting at $1,180

Tie the knot with a tight-knit group of up to 8 of your dearest family and friends. A more casual, spontaneous, and minimalist choice, but no less magical! Tuck away in the vintage parlor with exclusive use of that charming space, along with a parcel of our outdoor grounds.


THE Classic

Starting at $3,020

The day is yours, and so is the ENTIRE hotel! For one day and night, we close to the public and focus only on you and your special experience, with up to 100 guests included (with the option to add more.) The whole property and expansive grounds are yours alone, along with guaranteed accommodations for up to 40 of your guests (20 rooms).



Starting at $4,215

Don't rush one of the most important events of your life. Upgrade the Classic package to reserve the whole property for TWO days and nights, including full use of the grounds and all 20 guest rooms for both nights. Use this added time to relax into the experience, have more time to prepare, hold your rehearsal dinner, or connect more deeply with your closest family and friends staying on site.

Panoramic Views

We offer more than an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, in a park-like setting with brilliant natural color and stunning views. Our sunken flagstone patio with a mountain view is perfect for dancing the night away.

Romantic Vintage Interiors

Elegant, timeless interiors create a photography backdrop that reflect your unique style and personality. Our parlor, lobby, and 20 guest rooms are charming, with 1907 character, each individually furnished with period antiques.

All Packages Include...

8 Hours of site use per day (6 for elopements), our team's time to support you from start to finish, an ample supply of tables & chairs, a two hour rehearsal, the Honeymoon Suite, and more! Download our Wedding Guide for full details.

Exclusive Use of the Hotel

We're all yours! We have guaranteed accommodations for 40 of your guests (20 rooms) in both the Classic and Double packages. Accommodations are priced separately from site use, and never due at signing. You can choose to have your guests book individually rather than cover this required cost upfront.

A La Carte Food & Beverage Service

The Balch does not have catering or bar minimums. You can create a memorable meal with our culinary team or bring in your own caterer. We particularly enjoy creating signature bar menus with our groups, and as an incentive, offer discounts on site use for those who meet a minimum on beverage service.

Outdoor Capacity

We have had fantastic outdoor events with as many as 220 guests. Our sweet spot is around 75 - 100 guests. We are traditionally an outdoor venue, although intimate elopement ceremonies work well indoors. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, odds are in your favor for a gorgeous outdoor event.


40 South Heimrich Street

Dufur, Oregon 97021




(541) 288 - 1131


What guests are saying:

“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.”

Zinnias in wines bottles, wedding at the Balch Hotel


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