A unique enterprise benefitting the Women’s Crisis Support Team*
Our wedding venues reflect Southern Oregon’s variety and stunning beauty. From lakes and rivers to golf courses and vineyards, we have unique sites to help make your dream wedding a reality. It all begins with generous community-minded private and commercial property owners who agree to donate their property as a wedding venue once a year. The rental fees support the Women’s Crisis Support Team.
Our 2018-2019 venues include… Private exclusive sites on the Rogue and Applegate rivers Destination wedding venues with gorgeous guest rooms and varied activities Premier golf course sites Expansive gardens on private estates A classy wildlife rescue operation with a one-of-a-kind setting A three-day glamping experience on a working ranch
What venues are available, and how can I see them?
What’s different about seeing My Special Wedding venues?
When you’re considering any venue, you’ll want to visit the property and have a good look. In most cases, a volunteer will guide you to the site and stay with you to answer your questions. We respect the privacy of private property owners who donate their homes and gardens, so we do not provide their addresses. Commercial venues have published addresses, but many prefer that we show the properties.
The smaller venues can handle approximately 60 guests with larger venues accommodating 300+.
How much do venues cost?
My Special Wedding venues are priced according to the current local market with most in the affordable $1,250 to $1,500 range, although those accommodating up to 300+ guests are more, and some venues are less.
What about the nitty gritty financial details?
Once you find a suitable venue, we require a deposit to hold the date and property. This deposit is nonrefundable. You have up to 120 days to pay the balance for the venue cost. You will be asked to provide a fully refundable cleaning and damage deposit subject to home or business owner inspection and approval. Event insurance will need to be purchased from an insurance agency. Nearly every venue requires this. See Planning Tipsfor ways to save.
What if it rains?
We advise all wedding parties to have a plan B! Reserve a large tent or other shelter, or arrange for an indoor space.
What makes us special?
We have the best variety of wedding sites for your special day, all in one place. Please visit Our Venues page or check out our free, online catalog. WCST is a non profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Talk with your tax preparer to learn whether all or part of your wedding venue costs qualify.
The wedding plan is all yours.
You choose the caterer, rental services, flowers, decorations, and other essentials. (But be sure to check our venues for things you need that may be included in the rental cost.)
Last but not least...
We are volunteers trying hard to ensure that you have a wonderful wedding venue while at the same time supporting an organization we know to be effective at assisting and sheltering domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Just as important, WCST’s youth in-school program has a compelling record educating young people to handle the pressures that, if not recognized and redirected, can result in bullying and domestic and sexual violence.
Please consider using our services first.
Wouldn’t it be great if your venue payment could help your community?
*Women’s Crisis Support Team is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention, prevention, education and safe shelter. It is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Please visit WCST’s website
Interested in donating or joining our volunteer team? Check out our Donate page or contact Cindy.