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Ellen

and

Chris

Q & A

Will transportation be provided?

On the day of the wedding a shuttle to and from the venue will be provided for all guests. The venue does not allow guests to drive themselves so please plan to take the shuttle. We will have various pick up points based on where guests are staying.

Schedule coming soon!

Where should we stay?

The Columbia River Gorge is a national scenic area splitting Oregon and Washington. Our wedding is on the Washington side, but you can stay in either WA or OR. We'd suggest staying in one of the following towns:

  • Hood River, OR: A cute town with shops (no sales tax in Oregon!!), restaurants, breweries, and wineries. If you are able to snag a hotel or short term rental here it would be our top recommendation because there's the most to do.
  • Cascade Locks, OR: Small town along the river with great breweries and restaurants all within walking distance.
  • White Salmon, WA: Another charming small town right across the bridge from Hood River. Downtown has some fun wineries, breweries, and restaurants.
  • Stevenson, WA: This is where the wedding will be! Another great option with a wide variety of places to stay.



Please note there's a small toll fee to cross the bridge from between the OR/WA side. More details can be found here.

The Gorge is a popular summer destination so we recommend booking your stay as soon as you know you're able to attend. Recommendations for places to stay in the accommodations section.

Can we bring our kids?

As much as we love your kids, this is an adult only celebration (with the exception of Chris' nephews and niece who will be participating in the ceremony). Please use this night for a fun date night without your child. Our wedding is strictly RSVP only and we will only be able to accommodate those listed on your invitation. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.



While our wedding is for adults only, the Gorge is a great place for families! If it works for your family we encourage you to bring your children to enjoy the weekend. We're looking into childcare recommendations in the area for the night of the wedding and will keep this section updated.

What should I wear?

Cocktail attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. We would love for you to dress up and have fun with us!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • The ceremony and cocktail hour will be outside and you may encounter various terrains so plan your foot wear accordingly.
  • The gorge is known for it's breeze - if you are easily chilled, consider bringing an extra layer for our time outdoors.

What are things to do in the area?

We will add to this as the date gets closer, but in the meantime our venue has some great recommendations if you're looking for things to do in the area!