Katherine and Jeremy wanted to elope somewhere in nature with a beautiful view of Mount Hood, but they also wanted their family to join them. The challenge was to find views of the mountain without too much hiking and bush whacking. Immediately I thought of Timberline Lodge for their intimate wedding adventure. Timberline Lodge itself has beautiful views of the mountain and there are several easy hiking trails right off the back patio.
I arrived a few hours before sunset at the cute Airbnb cabin they rented in Government Camp. After meeting their friends and family we caravanned up to Timberline Lodge and picked an easy trail up to a gorgeous view point. Mount Hood was obscured by a stubborn cloud most of the day, but the alpine mist and burst of sunbeams made it beautiful anyway!
The wedding ceremony was simple and sweet. We ran around the trails for awhile taking photos while their family walked back to Timberline Lodge for cozy fireside cocktails. I love when I get a chance to photograph weddings like this!
Planning A Timberline Lodge Wedding
If you’re also planning a wedding or elopement at Timberline lodge there are a few things you’ll want to consider first.
What is the best time of year for a wedding at Timberline Lodge?
Planning for the weather correctly is very important for a wedding on Mt Hood. This intimate wedding took place in mid-August. The weather was lovely and the temperatures were in the low 70s. By August most of the snowpack has melted away and you don’t have to worry about hiking around on icy trails. August and September are arguably the best months for a wedding at Timberline Lodge.
Are there any winter wedding venues on Mount Hood?
Yes! There are several options for winter weddings on Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge being one of them! Timberline also rents out one of their ski huts for winter weddings. Silcox Hut is an adorably cozy stone building with a roaring fire and only accessibly by snow cat.
Renting a woodsy cabin on Airbnb is another great option. There are several wonderful properties near Timberline Lodge that would be beautiful wedding venues.