February – ‘tis the season for Romance – and if you are so lucky, planning that perfect wedding.
The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country. Couples and their guests come from all over to exchange vows in one of the most spectacularly beautiful outdoor wedding venues in the area, which we are lucky enough to call our home.
Planning the perfect celebratory day of love requires creativity, mega-attention to details, and most importantly, an ideal location.
Perhaps we’re biased, but what place could be more magical than by a river?
We are excited to share a very cool, newly discovered location, near Wet Planet, and right on the White Salmon River. Situated on the banks of the scenic White Salmon, the Tin Roof Barn offers that magical ambiance, setting the scene for a special day of bringing together family and friends. Nestled within the rolling hills, apple orchards, and green pastures of the river valley, the barn has maintained its turn of the century rustic authenticity and charm.
With its outdoor spaciousness and greenery, as well as all the amenities and impeccable touches to create an extraordinary event, the Tin Roof Barn offers a dreamed of destination for weddings.
Having grown up on the farm, local owner Kelly Regan (Smith) takes pride in being able to offer the barn to those planning their special day. She becomes as teary-eyed as anyone, watching the father walk the bride down the aisle, or taking in all the little moments and efforts that bring a day together.
PS – When she doesn’t get teary-eyed over romantic moments at her barn, Kelly works full time as a pilot for the National Guard and American Airlines. She is one of 3 sisters who all became pilots, and are the pride of the valley:
Inspired by the River
Inspired by the river, before taking the plunge into wedded bliss (or after), what would be more symbolic than taking the plunge by rafting over Husum Falls on the White Salmon itself?!
Just down the road (or river), a symbolic plunge over Husum Falls also forms the perfect, fun icebreaker to kick start the wedding festivities. Who doesn’t love photos of your in-laws sporting fashionable wet suits and helmets as they re-surface through the frothy rapids? Priceless! Smiles and laughter are guaranteed during the already memorable festivities for friends and family. With fun and exciting rapids, continuous whitewater, and surreal natural beauty, there is something for everybody of all ages, and quality bonding time to boot.
After the rafting event, and working up a healthy appetite, many groups enjoy staying longer and socializing, comparing hilarious notes about their rafting trip. Often we provide a privately catered BBQ event, with a much appreciated cold beer or glass of wine. All food and beverages at The Wet Planet Café and Grill are farm-to-table and locally sourced, from our fantastic neighboring farms, breweries, and wineries.
A perfect wedding begins with the perfect location. Wet Planet and Tin Roof Barn, both located on the White Salmon River, are exactly that, and we would be thrilled to help you organize! Give us a call at 1-800-306-1673 to let us help you make your dream wedding a reality!