Thinking about camping for your elopement? A camping elopement at Loloma Lodge is a rad choice. It’s outfitted with cabins that you can use as a place to get ready. They also have a kitchen so you can hire a caterer that can cook a reception meal at the venue for you. Their reception area is adorable, with a fire pit, tables, and stunning views.
Loloma Lodge is an incredible choice for a camping elopement if you don’t want to sacrifice a “venue” feel and you want it to be a bit more luxurious.
About Loloma Lodge
This venue is made up of gorgeous mossy trees, and the crystal clear Mckenzie River. Along that river are four cabins that can be rented out. This is more of a glamping experience, but these cabins are adorable. They also have some A-frames around the property that are adorable for pictures (in my opinion.)
There’s gardens, a bridge, and stunning spots for a ceremony. If you want to have a camping elopement, Loloma Lodge will be able to hold your wedding ceremony and reception, give off that cozy camping feel all day long, and lodge your intimate guest list.
The Elopement at Loloma Lodge
Sam and Ryan knew they wanted to have an elopement that had all of the important wedding staples, but also wanted to keep it casual and feel like they were out camping in the woods. So, that’s exactly what they did. First, Sam and her bridesmaids got ready in matching flannels. Ryan and the groomsmen were sharing whiskey in their separate cabin
We got some getting ready photos, and then set up for the first look. Samantha was gorgeous. So was the scenery all around her. After their first look, we headed to the ceremony. Samantha and Ryan said their vows alongside the flowing river.
Next, we took some group photos and started the ceremony. The food was incredible, and we started a bonfire. For the camping elopement in Loloma Lodge, Sam and Ryan wanted their guests to be cozy. They set out a basket of blankets for their guests to grab to keep warm during the evening. The rest of the night was filled with S’mores, dancing, and stories by the fire. Everything about this camping elopement was perfect.
Things to Know About Planning an Elopement at Loloma Lodge
Loloma Lodge is about an hour outside of Bend, Oregon. It’s about two and a half hours from Portland. If you’re flying into Oregon for your elopement, you will likely fly into one of those cities. Bend is definitely closer to Loloma Lodge. It’s also filled with gorgeous sites, huge mountains, and fun activities if you decide you want to spend a day with your friends and family before or after your wedding day.
The town surrounding Loloma Lodge is quaint. There isn’t much there. So if you’re planning on spending a few extra days with any of your guests, I would recommend checking out some of the nearby locations. Again, Bend is a great one, and Portland if you want to mix your camping feel with a city feel.
This specific part of Oregon can get pretty cold at night. Even in the winter. With that being said, if you think a camping elopement at Loloma Lodge sounds better in fall weather, keep in mind it’ll get quite cold in the evening. The reception area is outside, so you’d probably want to get space heaters if you have your wedding here outside of summer.
Finally, Loloma Lodge seems to fill their calendar up pretty quickly. If you think this is where you want to have your camping elopement, reach out to them in advance! If you’re looking for a rad photographer to document your day, feel free to reach out to me!