Columbia Gorge Wedding Venue and Special Events
Destination weddings close to home
We love to pamper our brides, grooms, and guests. Rated #10 Top Fan Favorite Destination in Oregon*, and #1 in the Columbia Gorge*, (according to Google, TripAdvisor and Yelp) you can expect an awesome guest experience with world class customer service.
If you're looking for historic character and vintage charm in a rural setting, we make a sweet unique destination wedding location.
Are you in love with the idea of an outdoor wedding but afraid of rain? 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 in rural Oregon! We're conveniently located only 1 hour, 40 minutes from Portland, 3 hours from Seattle and 2 hours from Bend.
With 20 guest rooms you can have your closest friends and family stay overnight. The joy continues over your catered breakfast the next morning!
Call 541.467.2277 or email Weddings@BalchHotel.com to schedule your tour and start planning your wedding or your secret elopement getaway!
What Makes the Balch Different?
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.
Create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Ones your family and friends will reminisce about for generations to come.
You'll have a stunning backdrop: a boutique historic hotel all to yourselves as you experience these memories in the making.
We're not corporate or cookie cutter: you won't be double or triple booked with other weddings. Your experience here will be personal.
Depending on the package you choose, you'll have full privacy of the hotel and grounds on your special day.
Personalize Your Wedding or Elopement
The individual style and personal touches are what make your day. Here's the palette on which you can paint.
To give you some structure--and make your personalization easier--we've created packages so we don't have to recreate the wheel. Email or call to get our Wedding Planning Guide and package info.
From there you add meaningful touches, from antique linens to a Frank Sinatra tribute band!
We are a hotel AND wedding venue. And when you have your wedding here, you get both. All to yourselves.
Our Reviews Speak For Themselves
As a boutique historic inn we've consistently garnered the best advertising you can't buy: word of mouth and online recommendations.
We rank #10 in Oregon's Top 100 Travel Destinations. We're #1 in the Gorge.
Voted Best Venue by our customers on MyWedding.com!
Why aren't we at the top of Wedding Wire or other wedding sites?
You're not a bride or groom who wants glitz and glam. you're looking for something smaller, more intimate and affordable. Maybe even quirky or rustic.
We don't do 50 or 100 weddings a year, so we're not paying to play on those big (expensive) sites. Weddings can be a racket, but not ours.
Loads of Sunshine for your Event, Wedding, or Hotel Stay!
Imagine over 300 days of sunshine each year. That's Dufur!
Your guests will wonder at the beauty of Oregon during their trip to the Balch. Rolling hills, open spaces, panoramic views, open the mind, cleanse the spirit and uplift the heart. We're where the Columbia River Gorge meets Oregon's High Desert. It's breathtaking!
Your Next Step.
Come see for yourself! Email Weddings@BalchHotel.com OR call 541.467.2277 to set up a tour or receive the Balch Wedding Guide and Package Information.