The Pacific Northwest has so much to offer; in one day you can go from the mountain to the city and to the coast. There’s not a lot of places in the world that you can do that! Which makes sense why people travel not only from all over the country but from all over the world to enjoy the beautiful sights and views that the PNW has to offer. Northwest is best, after all!

So if you’re looking to elope and get married in the great outdoors of the Northwest and don’t know where to start, don’t worry! I gotchu. These are 10 of the Best PNW Elopement Locations in Oregon and Washington that you wont want to miss.

Make sure you scroll down to the end of the post for my PNW elopement packages and pricing!

10 Best PNW Elopement Locations


1. Crater Lake

A volcanic crater in Central Oregon, what’s not to like? You get incredible lake views surrounded by a forest, it’s the perfect location for a camping elopement!

2. Snoqualmie

Nothing like some snowy mountains in the background for some epic views. Ideal if you’re looking to go snowboarding or skiing after your nuptials.

Snoqualmie Pass Adventure Elopement by Marcela Garcia Pulido Portland Wedding Photographer


3. Smith Rock

Desert sunsets are some of my favorite things in the world to bear witness to, and even more when there’s granite cliffs involved! The views at this place are absolutely stunning.

4. Olympic Peninsula

A mixture of rainforest and that moody PNW coastal vibes makes for some super stunning and moody elopements.


5. The Painted Hills

Who knew Oregon had such stunning desert views? The Painted Hills have a beautiful rust-colored palette that juxtaposes nicely against a white dress and tux.

6. Mt. Hood

Classic Oregon views from Portland, Oregon. Depending on the season you can either go for the snowy and dreamy Winter elopement or surround yourself with wildflowers in the Spring!

7.  Mount Rainier

An epic mountain with wildflowers in the Spring and fun in the snow for the Winter!

8. Cape Kiwanda

A classic Oregon coast spot with a sand dune and a rust-colored landscape next to the sea, perfect moody vibes.

by Marcela Pulido Photography

9. Alvord Desert

Who knew we had a desert in Oregon?! Well the Alvord Desert is an incredible minimalist landscape to best bring the focus on you and your boo thang.

10. Columbia River Gorge

There’s an endless supply of stunning locations within the Columbia River Gorge. If you want waterfalls and epic views then the Columbia River Gorge is your perfect PNW elopement location!

PNW Elopement Packages

Are you ready for an adventure?! Then let’s gooooooo!

My elopement packages start at $2000 for two consecutive hours of coverage on location with full day rates available too! All of my collections include a complimentary consult, personalized location scouting to find the best and ideal spot for your ceremony, and custom timeline building to ensure we get the best and dreamiest light available! After all, I’m here to make your elopement dreams come true.

So hey, I’m Marcela! I’m a Portland wedding and elopement photographer based in Oregon. I spend most of my free time enjoying and exploring all of the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I would love it if you joined me on an adventure!

So let’s chat so I can create a custom quote and package that’s tailored to fit your needs.

Click here to reach out and book your PNW elopement photographer now!


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