Hear tales of love and wedding wisdom
Of course we intend to honor your individual dreams and desires when planning your big event, and we thrive off personalizing every wedding in creative and beautiful ways. That said, we thought you might like to borrow some ideas from couples who’ve gone before you in this big planning game. Get to know our Kimpton RiverPlace romantics—learning stories about how couples met, why they chose our Portland waterfront wedding venue and how they went about pulling off the biggest party of their lifetime. If you wish, simply consider these helpful tidbits and pearls of wisdom for your “something borrowed.”
Evi & Michael
This California-born groom and Finnish bride gathered guests from all over the globe for their informal, alfresco celebration at our welcoming Portland venue. The couple wove together Scandinavian traditions, their own musical tastes and memories old and new to create a magical evening.
Lindsay & Bruce
Although the sparks first flew for these two lovebirds in 8th grade, the flames continue to gleam. Lindsay and Bruce call their wedding celebration more fun than they could’ve ever anticipated, combining a dreamy courtyard ceremony with a lively, dance-centric reception.
Machi & Theresa
This American-Japanese wedding celebration proved that love knows no borders—and that modern technology is truly an amazing thing. The couple planned the event from abroad, realizing their dreams of marrying in an intimate, open-air space in a convenient location.
Eric & Olga
Having been from different parts of the world (Olga from Russia and Eric from Washington state), this couple proved that distance is no barrier to love. Eric and Olga desired a wedding location in the heart of Portland where their guests could stay onsite, and Kimpton Riverplace Hotel provided just that.
Erin & Brandon
When this karaoke-loving duo had their venue back out three weeks before the wedding, they had to switch to plan B—and fast. Thankfully, Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel came to the rescue, and a beautiful wedding materialized; the couple deems the day “perfect.”