Today we’ll be enjoying a venue walkthrough of the lovely Wonser Woods Estate, in Estacada, Oegon and our tour guide is Mark Wonser. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about your venue:

Wonser Woods Estate is a unique setting for any special event or getaway. Whether it is a romantic weekend for two, a 300 person outdoor wedding, an Executive Board Retreat, a Family Reunion or any special function this is a venue you are sure to appreciate. Situated on a 622 acre working tree farm, the pristine views of the surrounding area and peaceful setting make it a one of a kind destination. Along with its exclusive setting Wonser Woods Estate has 5 guest rooms to offer for your convenience. Ranging from the 1400 square foot Grand Fir Suite to our 240 square foot Cedar double queen room you are bound to savor your time here.

Read the full interview after the cut!

What makes your business unique?

The many activities available in the area can be a welcome break from your meetings or an additional outing for your celebration. Relax with a book in the library or on the porch with Mt Hood in the (close!) distance. Take a hike along several miles of Clear Creek that run through the property. Find the beauty of the hidden waterfall named “K Falls.” Hike in the woods or farm fields or fish for trout, steelhead, and salmon without leaving Wonser Woods. You can fish the Clackamas River only a few miles away or simply sit and watch the sunrise over Mt. Hood or the sunset over Portland’s city lights from the estate’s comfortable chairs on the wrap around porch. No matter what you choose to do (or not do!), you are bound to leave refreshed and wanting to schedule your next visit.

Photo Credit: Jenni Kupelian Photography

Do you target any particular niche?

We cater to those needing a break from the noise of the city. Retreat to our country elegant estate and discover the natural peace of your own heart. Special accommodation to Portland’s Rainbow community.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

We love meeting the people and hearing the life stories of those who come to stay with us. We also love working and playing outdoors. Our 622 acre tree farm lends itself to a peaceful serene lifestyle that we love to share with our guests.

How do you help couples customize their weddings?

Every wedding is unique and special at Wonser Woods Estate and we assist from start to finish to make sure our bride’s vision turns into a perfect day. There are no cookie cutter rushed weddings here. We want this to be an unforgettable day that is especially remembered for the love that went into it.

Do you have any funny stories about a past wedding or event?

We don’t know what was said. The bride and groom can’t remember. But a picture speaks a thousand words. Whatever it was the entire wedding party was laughing hysterically as vows were being spoken. Don’t you wish you were a bug on the wall?

Photo Credit: Geoff Safcik Photography

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

We have learned that there is nothing more special than 2 people madly in love committing the rest of their lives to each other. It is such an honor to be part those special days.

Photo Credit: Geoff Safcik Photography

Any tips for brides on the hunt for a venue?

This day will be as special as you make it. Choose the venue that finds a place in your heart.


Thanks Mark! For more information about Wonser Woods Estate, LLC, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

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