Weddings

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Your Wedding...
It’s the single event that begins the rest of your life, so you want it to be incredibly wonderful, it’s a memory you’ll cherish forever.

Lakeside Gardens is situated on seven acres and was created with you in mind. Weddings are our specialty. As you turn down our driveway it is as if you have just entered into another world. A world of enchantment and romance. Lakeside Gardens blends tall cedars, weeping willows, fountains, gazebos and lakes surrounded by a garden paradise. Swans glide across the water. A waterfall gently cascades into the lake. It’s a place of magical beauty. 

Lakeside gardens is designed especially for weddings. It features a private brides room with comfortable furnishings and full length mirrors. The masculine grooms room also offers privacy for changing clothes and casual lounging. A knowledgeable event coordinator will work with you from the beginning of your relationship with us through the last hugs and good-byes.

Indoors and out, Lakeside Gardens is picturesque perfection for your wedding day. Each season has its beauty here, from spring’s early blush of pinks and yellows to summer’s exuberant flower gardens, fall’s rich autumnal hues, and finally, winter’s enchanting evergreens.

Evenings at Lakeside Gardens are gorgeous year round. At night, the grounds twinkle with lights lining the bridges and outlining the roof. White landscape lights encircle the lakes and charming outdoor lamps light your way for a romantic nighttime stroll.

During the warmer months, you may choose to marry outside at the Upper Gazebo. You’ll proceed through a pretty white pergola, blanketed in sweetly scented wisteria, to the gazebo. Hanging baskets of flowers and beds of blue salvia and pink begonias adorn the gazebo. 

At any time of the year, you may also exchange vows in the terrace Room which can accommodate up to 240 guests seated. Your ceremony can be held under the arched ceiling, overlooking the Upper Lake. Mirrored walls provide lovely panoramic views of the lake. 

Please make your reservations as early as possible as dates fill up quickly. We recommend one year to six months in advance, particularly for a summer evening wedding. Enjoy Portland’s garden paradise on your wedding day and watch your dreams come true!

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Your Reception...

Lakeside Gardens schedules events year round. As you wind down Lakeside Gardens magnificent drive, a stunning view of lakes and fountains, meandering paths, charming wooden bridges, flower gardens and gazebos greets you. Swans glide across the water. A waterfall gently cascades into the lake. It’s a place of magical beauty.

At the bottom of the drive sits the Grande Estate, a welcoming wedding facility that accommodates 240 guests for a hors d'oeuvre buffet reception or a dinner buffet reception. You’ll love the Terrace Room with its hardwood stage that doubles as a dance floor for your reception. The Terrace Room also has a graceful 17-foot arched ceiling and floor-to ceiling windows. Mirrored walls reflect views of the Upper Lake, tall cedars and weeping willows which brings the outdoors in. The room spills open to a lovely open-air terrace that sits at the water’s edge.

The adjoining Gazebo Room allows your guests to comfortably mingle and enjoy the lake, garden and gazebo views. In this room, guests will also admire your scrumptious wedding cake. A fountain on the lake provides a pretty backdrop for your cake-cutting photographs. And your spectacular buffet will seem all the more beautiful with the shimmering Upper Lake in the background. The Gazebo Room spills out on to a patio that accommodates additional lakeside seating.

The Fireplace Room adjoins the hardwood stage and Gazebo Room. This is the perfect room for smaller intimate weddings with its magnificent fireplace and marble and oak surround. This is where our black ebony baby grand piano resides. The piano is on casters and may be moved to the Terrace room via the hardwood stage if requested for your event.