Marrying in Portland, Oregon, calls to mind craft-beer toasts and food-truck receptions, and perhaps the bridal couple strolling down the aisle in matching flannels. But there’s also a very glamorous side to weddings in this epicenter of hip.
Consider Hotel deLuxe. Film buffs love the boutique retreat for its screening events, corridors lined with movie stills and studio shots, and mirrored-and-gilded public rooms that are an homage to Hollywood’s golden era. And now couples who book their weddings here can arrive in true Tinsel Town style, courtesy of the hotel’s vintage 1966 Rolls-Royce. The Silver Cloud III touring limousine—with a proper chauffeur, of course—can be your wedding-day transport for a mere $300. And if you want to kick off married life rolling through the territory like a couple of Hollywood heavies, the hotel’s experts will happily put together a romantic driving route; Jeeves can take you out to the coast, up to Mt. Hood, or to watch the windsurfers at Hood River.
Back at the hotel, both Gracie’s restaurant and the Screening Room event space are fine spots for smallish weddings (ideal if your guest list clocks in at 100 or less), while up on the roof you’re invited to bring in tents, food carts, and a cast of thousands (well, hundreds). And after your guests have satisfied themselves with gorgonzola ravioli and northwest fish stew, they can repair to the hotel’s Driftwood Room, which has been serving thirsty Portlandians for generations. Retro before retro was even a thing, the low-lit lounge specializes in such cocktails as the Richard Burton (absinthe, bourbon, sweet vermouth, and grand mariner) and champagne-based sips like the Roman Holiday. And if anyone insists, they’ve got pilsner on tap.