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Oregon Coast Hosts Wedding and Bridal Show


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Secrets of the Season

Oregon Coast Hosts Wedding and Bridal Show

Image courtesy Don Frank

(Seaside, Oregon) – It is one of the coast’s fastest growing business areas, yet still a bit of a secret to many.

Who doesn’t want to get married at the beach? That’s what organizers of the Weddings at the Beach Bridal Show are well aware of, as they’re gearing up for this display of over 50 wedding services on the north Oregon coast – set for March 17 in Seaside.

The event will be held at the Seaside Convention Center, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in the penthouse restaurant and bar - for a casual meal or a candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including a decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to one-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Hotel include wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and a year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive, gorgeous wedding possibilities. 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com

Brides, grooms, and families can find everything they need to host a wedding at the beach including caterers, venues, flowers, photographers, gifts, jewelry, and much more. All guests will be eligible for a drawing for prizes and gifts, including overnight accommodations. Sponsors of the event are Bravo!, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce and Seaside Chamber of Commerce.

Oregon's coastline is nationally recognized for its unique beauty and offers a magical setting for any marriage ceremony or honeymoon. With activities for people of all ages, the coast is the perfect place to have a wedding and enjoy time with family and friends.


The Weddings at the Beach Bridal Show is bringing together quality businesses from Pacific City all the way to Long Beach. It is the finest collection of wedding providers ever assembled for a show on the coast. This exhibition is for brides, grooms and families who want to have the wedding of their dreams come true, but at the beach.

A large and varied roster of services from the north coast will be on hand. Spas, wedding officiants, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, venues and almost any other detail you can imagine will be showing off what they can do for that day of a lifetime.

The majority of the businesses and services are from Cannon Beach, Seaside and Astoria.

Specializing in coastal weddings

Spas present at the show will be Day Spa on Broadway, Grace Body Essentials and Take Care.

Photographers include Alderbrook Imaging, Bemus Photography, Don Frank Photography, Frank Lynch Photography and Sawaya Photography.

The deserted - and rather mysterious - southern end of Cannon Beach

Wedding officiants include Pat Durkin, Rev. Ann Robben Dott and “Your Wedding At The Beach - Rev. Barbara Beach.”

Florists on hand will be Basketcase Fresh Flowers, Flowers by Laurelwood (from Astoria), and Seaside’s Natural Nook Flower Shop.

Bakeries will include Bellisamo, Cannon Beach Bakery, North Coast Cake Works and Robin Carey Cakes.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. Oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms are pet friendly.523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Venues displaying their possibilities for the perfect wedding setting will be Best Western Ocean View Resort, Kelly House at Gearhart Resort, Nehalem Bay Winery, Pacific City’s Pelican Pub & Brewery, Seaside’s own Shilo Inn Suites Oceanfront Hotel and the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach.

Desert makers include Baked Alaska, Espresso Volare, Fulio's and North Coast Chocolate Fountains.

For gifts, Pure Romance, Country Crafters, Mise En Place and Pampered Chef will be present.

John Chapman, from Seaside, will be the sole DJ present.

Wedding planners and chambers on hand will be Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau and the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. For more wedding planning as well as invitations, Natural Nook Flower Shop will be showing its wares as well.

Wedding guides at the show will be Bravo. Other businesses that deal with video or invitations include Imagewise Productions, Holly McHone and Invitations by Jaime Kae.

For more information contact Tracy Abel at the Cannon Beach Chamber, 503.436.2623 ext.3; or contact 503-738-5332

Weddings at the Beach Bridal Show
Seaside Civic & Convention Center
415 First Avenue, Seaside, Oregon
March 17, 2007
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.

A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

Arch Cape Property Services. Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies, depending on the home: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.


STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com


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