In my life my most favorite childhood memories include growing up here on our magical small family farm, dancing wildly at weddings with my family and welcoming new babies into the world. These days here on the farm most Saturdays and Sundays we are hosting hopeful, engaged couples who are wanting to see Hood River Valleys premiere wedding venue that stands in the heart of our orchard. We have had friends of our farm, ask us for decades if they could get married here because they consider our farm a special place in their hearts. So last year, at the persistent urging of a dear friend of mine, I took the plunge and started the process of the lengthy application and walked around to all my neighbors homes to ask them how we could host weddings in a way that would be honoring to their adjoining farms as well. I am so over the moon because our wedding application was approved and we can host weddings here at Mt. View Orchards. My dream of big harvests and farm to table weddings is now coming true!
So one evening over dinner, I was sharing with my dear friend, Marla Cyree that I have been thinking about giving away a free wedding on the farm this summer. I explained that I am meeting some lovely couples, with big love for one another but do not have a big wedding budget therefore they are struggling to find the venue of their dreams. She agreed that it would be so wonderful to throw a Wedding Giveaway on the farm and she would be willing to donate her services and be the photographer!!!! There are not enough kind words to describe how much I adore her pictures. She is my fave for sure, hand down.
Lately, we have been busy booking weddings for this coming summer and the Summer of 2017 but if you are newly engaged and still looking for a venue and would love to get married in an orchard meadow at the base of Mt. Hood this summer, I strongly urge you to apply at the 2016 Wedding Giveaway on Simply Splendid's site. We have already read through some beautiful applications thus far and are deciding on who will receive this giveaway this month. Here's your chance to have the weddings of your dreams because one of the philosophies of our farm is to be exceedingly generous and we want to always be known for being a farm that is welcoming to everyone.
ABOUT SIMPLY SPLENDID
Marla Cyree of Simply Splendid is an Oregon wedding photographer who specializes in film and shoots from the heart with a timeless, fine art, editorial style. A hopeless romantic who believes love conquers all and pinches herself every time she gets to partner with a couple on the biggest day of their lives to create imagery that captures the truest essence of that beautiful day. She has a strong affinity for gorgeous authentic color, stunning black & whites, and making photographs that stand the test of time.
Marla lives in Portland with her family and takes full advantage of the vast treasures the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including all the amazing food, delicious drinks, and beautiful scenery available. Mt. View Orchards is one of her favorite places in the PNW and she’s overjoyed about partnering with them for this wedding giveaway!
ABOUT MT. VIEW ORCHARDS
Mt. View Orchards is a third generation family farm established in 1974. Mt. View’s fifty plus acres are nestled at the northern base of Mt. Hood. The orchard was planted over a hundred years ago and today, most of the original fruit trees have been replaced many times over, with one exception. Right at the heart of the orchard, just alongside the Orchard Meadow, stands a row of century old Golden Delicious trees, which continue to produce some of the sweetest apples in the region year after year. Our “Golden Row” symbolizes the blessing we wish for every Mt. View Orchards wedding; that the union of two hearts, families, and futures would grow strong and be fruitful for many years to come.
2016 unveils the new Mt. View Orchards Wedding Meadow, a one of a kind wedding venue in the Hood River Valley of Oregon. Framed by a stunning view of Mount Hood and surrounded by over 100 varieties of beautiful fruit trees, the Orchard Meadow is a truly magnificent site for your big day.
Mt. View Orchards, Orchard Meadow Wedding Venue
- 12 Hours Availability of Site
- Epic panoramas of Mt. Hood and Hood River Valley
- Includes Beautiful Wooden Tables and Benches for up to 160 Guests
- Expansive Lighted Dance Floor
- Covered Open Sided Wooden Beam Reception Barn
- $8,300 Value
Photography Package from Simply Splendid
- 8 Hours Wedding Day Photography, expertly photographed with film and digital
- Complimentary Engagement Session
- High Resolution Files Delivered Via Private Viewing Gallery
- $4,250 Value
A total package value of over $12,000, yay!
Why such a phenomenal prize?
Mt. View Orchards Orchard Meadow wedding venue is a new wedding venue positioned perfectly in a century old working orchard. Owners Katrina (Mt. View Orchards) and Marla (owner of Simply Splendid) have been friends and mutual supporters for over 6 years and are excited to introduce Orchard Meadow to couples as a most unique and beautiful wedding venue. YOU could be the recipient of this fantastic giveaway! Please head over to the 2016 Wedding Giveaway to share your love story with us. Rooting for you all, xoxo your grateful farmer, Trina