First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma wedding photos by Fine art wedding photographer Christa-Taylor. With fashion inspired photography and just a short drive from Portland it was truly a privilege to capture this beautiful wedding at First Presbyterian Church.Read More
Romantic Vineyard wedding, Zenith Vineyard wedding The perfect venue consists of several factors when it comes to planning your perfect Portland Oregon wedding. Granted, Zenith Vineyard is a bit out of town, but that's just fine. A little drive sets the stage for the drama later. Out in wine country, sits Zenith Vineyards surrounded by beautiful hills. They even feature a horse coral and a beautiful rustic barn for your wedding photos. Factor number #1: Drama. Create a beautiful visual.
Factor #2: Comfort for your guests. Venues that are exclusively outdoors often are difficult to work with. Zenith offers both outdoor and indoor options as the night goes on.
Factor #3: Great food. I know this is probably lower on some peoples lists- but as a portland wedding photographer, I have tried some really bad catering. Zenith is definitely not one of them.
Factor #4: Great party spot. You have the drama, the comfort, the food- now you need a great party. The ballroom at Zenith is fantastic. Ideal for 180 guests its a great dance floor with plenty of room for a dj. A bit cramped for a full band, but that depends on your guest count.
Factor #5: No time limit. You know how many venues kick you out at a certain point? A Lot. Zenith knows that it's ideal client is there for the evening so they even off late-night catering options for the guests to enjoy. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, a marshmallow bar- even a whiskey and cigar bar were all cool add-ons.
Overall, having been to dozens of portland venues (and the surrounding area), i have to say this is one of my favorites. As a photographer, the light is ideal and it gets a gorgeous sunset in the vineyard up top. And who doesn't want a stunning fountain greeting their guests upon arrival? Just watch that your guests don't get too loopy and decide to go for a swim.
I have shot here on more than one occasion and I love it!