Wedding Planning Details
We thank you for considering Wonser Woods Estate as the venue for your special day!
Our 14,000 sq. ft. facility is situated on 622 wooded and stream fed acres in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range creating an ideal setting for your special day.
Choose from a wedding in the expansive outdoors under the beautiful arbor shaded by wisteria where we can accommodate up to 300 guests, or use the spacious “Great Room” with floor to ceiling windows to handle your special indoor event with up to 100 guests any time of year. For smaller weddings, 50 or less, huddle by the shore of Clear Creek or maybe you’ll just pick a spot in the enchanted Wonser Woods.
The Great Room offers a stunning view through the expansive bay windows with the city of Portland in the distant hills. Alternatively, the garden arbor is an ideal location to tie the knot and celebrate your special day. Keep the kids busy outdoors playing horseshoes, bocce ball or take a walk to the pond. Dance the night away under the wide open country sky or roast marshmallows and tell stories around our outdoor fire pit. A perfect way to end the day.
Farmland is the backdrop and timber beyond that with the Great Willamette Valley off in the distance. Wonser Woods Estate is unmatched in style and reflects the bounty and beauty of Clackamas County making it the perfect setting for your special day.
You and your guests will delight in staying in any of our 5 beautifully appointed luxury rooms featuring stunning views, Jennifer Adams sheets and freshly decorated rooms. The Grand Fir suite is over 1,400 sq. ft. with its own Jacuzzi, sitting room with fireplace and private deck with magnificent views of Mount Hood in one direction, and the City of Portland in the other.
Brides and grooms will prepare for their event in their own separate and very private spacious rooms while enjoying a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Take advantage of our Timber Room for dancing and playing pool, foosball or a game of friendly cards. There’s a 75" big screen TV, a bar and a separate wine room for intimate gatherings and wine tasting events.
Wake to a gourmet home cooked breakfast, utilizing much of the produce grown right on the farm tailored to your specific needs and diet.
On our grounds you will find over 15 miles of hiking trails situated in over 500 acres of wooded Douglas fir forest, over 1 mile of access to Clear Creek for fishing steelhead and salmon, hiking, trails to K Falls, our own personal hidden waterfall and access to 2 other un-named creeks.
Let our experienced team assist you from start to finish with your planning to ensure your vision becomes a perfect day. We welcome the opportunity to better acquaint you with our property. Please contact us to arrange a time to tour the property and begin discussing details!
General Event Information
Preparations and Coordination
We will be available to assist with details relating to catering choices, event setup and timing and will also be onsite the day of your wedding to ensure a flawless event. Additionally, we request that you secure your own Wedding Coordinator to oversee your event planning and to be available the day of the wedding to facilitate the details. Wedding coordinators must be preapproved by us. Please refer to our Preferred Vendors list for wedding coordinators we have already approved. Your Wedding Coordinator must be available to perform the following duties: Provide an accurate timeline for the event day at least two weeks in advance of the wedding day; Coordinate all aspects of the rehearsal and ceremony (if held at Wonser Woods Estate); Work with all hired vendors (florist, rental companies, officiant, photographer, musicians, etc.) to oversee all event particulars and ensure appropriate timing. We do not employ officiants, florists, decorators, photographers or musicians. Please refer to our Preferred Vendors list for recommendations.
Secure the Date
Once you have selected the date for your special day you will be presented with a contract that outlines the payments and deposit schedule. You will be required to make a fully refundable deposit of $500 plus 25% of the cost of the wedding package you choose for your initial payment to save your date. The remaining payment schedule will be outlined in your contract.
Confirmation of Attendance
We must be notified of your final guaranteed guest count no later than 7 calendar days prior to the wedding date.
If you would like to provide your own caterer here are our expectations: Our kitchen is not available for your use. We do not have cooking, warming or refrigeration capacity. We will set up and tear down tables and chairs. Your caterer will be responsible for: • Linens, plate ware, silverware, glassware • Food service • Alcohol service with OLCC licensed server and alcohol rider on event insurance policy • Cake service • Clean up • Garbage removal. We fully expect that the venue will be returned to us in the condition that it was received by you. There should be no additional cleanup needed by Wonser Woods Estate. All of the above will be provided for you if you choose to use one of our preferred caterers.
You may choose from our list of Preferred Vendors or use your own for your wedding cake. Our cake-plating fee is $3 per person only if we are required to serve, bus or do cleanup.
Every room in the Inn will be held for your use the day of your event. You will be required to go online and use our reservation system to officially reserve each bedroom. Available to the bride and groom as part of the wedding package purchased is the spacious and luxurious Grand Fir Suite with king bed, sitting room, patio and Jacuzzi along with one of the most glorious views of Mt. Hood in the country. The Noble fir (king), the Cedar (2 queens), the Doug fir (2 queens) and Hemlock (king) rooms will be available for other guests in your party. Breakfast is included for all as part of the package.
All weddings will have use of our 30’ x 60’ patio which is covered by tent to shelter from sun and rain. Indoor facilities are also available, if your crowd fits, should the weather turn sour. We also have a large nearby barn that we can duck into if you prefer that option.
Signs, banners and displays may not be erected or displayed in any part of the property without our prior approval; once approved, these items must be free-standing (without attachment to walls, ceilings or floors). All tabletop candlelight must be contained in glass.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission regulations require that we provide a bartender to dispense all alcoholic beverages. Additionally, our alcoholic beverage license requires that our staff request proper identification (photo ID) of any guest of questionable age and refuse alcoholic beverage service if the guest is either underage or proper identification cannot be produced. Service will be refused to any guest who in our staff’s judgment appears intoxicated. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Our policy is to permit hard liquor to be served for only a signature drink should you have one after which time only beer and wine may be served.
You are expected to provide your own music if so desired. All music must be terminated at 9:45 pm. This rule is strictly enforced. All guests not spending the night should be off the property by 10 pm.
The Morning After
A home cooked country breakfast will be available for all overnight guests and is served between 8:30 and 10 am.
We reserve the right to inspect and control all weddings. Liability for damages to the premises will be charged accordingly. The host of the wedding is held responsible for personal property or equipment brought on premises.
You will be required to provide insurance to cover your event. Please ask us about vendors if you need one. This is generally not expensive and offers good protection for everyone.
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