Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

Mt. Hood



People from all over the world come to the Columbia River Gorge to make their vows - and who can blame them? A rugged gorge chiseled by history, river and time affords a spectacular backdrop to special events – especially your special wedding day. Nestled into 54 acres of grounds, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum offers a panoramic vista of the Columbia River and surrounding landscape – truly a picturesque setting waiting to compliment your unforgettable nuptials. Talk about a breathtaking space! The Meyer Memorial River Gallery creates a memory from the moment you step inside. The raw timber columns and basalt rock walls perfectly frame the 30 foot wall of windows, while views of the rolling Klickitat Hills and the Columbia River complete the space. The River Gallery is a perfect blend of rustic charm and stunning elegance. Celebrate with your close family and friends for a small intimate affair or a lively large celebration.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Mountain


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00 PM. Events start after Museum closes and must end by 1:00 AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,750 to $3,200 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. A security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is estimated at between $4,900 and $12,522 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
$50 license required for liquor