Leach Botanical Garden

My husband and I got married at Leach Botanical Garden last October. It was the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding! The three things we were hoping to find were: 1.) the ability to have our wedding ceremony and reception in the same place 2.) the flexibility of hiring our own caterer 3.) a naturally beautiful setting so that we could have a simple yet elegant wedding without the hassle and expense of buying lots of flowers and decorations Leach Botanical Garden made this all possible! We loved how it offered a stunning outdoor location while still being intimate enough for a private gathering. It was also reassuring to know that somebody was on site in case something went wrong, though we also appreciated that they didn't interfere with our event at all. I honestly have only wonderful things to say about our wedding experience at Leach. The staff were wonderful to work with from the first day I contacted them, to giving our deposit back after our wedding. To top it all off, the natural beauty makes it a wonderful location for wedding photos! It will always be a very special place that we will return to.leach botanical garden 1My husband and I got married at Leach Botanical Garden last October.  It was the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding!  The three things we were hoping to find were:1.) the ability to have our wedding ceremony and reception in the same place2.) the flexibility of hiring our own caterer3.) a naturally beautiful setting so that we could have a simple yet elegant wedding without the hassle and expense of buying lots of flowers and decorationsLeach Botanical Garden made this all possible!  We loved how it offered a stunning outdoor location while still being intimate enough for a private gathering. It was also reassuring to know that somebody was on site in case something went wrong, though we also appreciated that they didn't interfere with our event at all. I honestly have only wonderful things to say about our wedding experience at Leach.  The staff were wonderful to work with from the first day I contacted them, to giving our deposit back after our wedding.  To top it all off, the natural beauty makes it a wonderful location for wedding photos!  It will always be a very special place that we will return to.leach botanical garden 2You Might Also Consider Ad Katayama Framing 3 reviews 8.9 Miles away from Leach Botanical Garden Melanie F. said “I've been by Katayama for a couple different jobs. Both turned out fantastic! They have a really unique mix of artists who seem to be able to pull off almost anything and everyone I've interacted with has…” read more in Art Galleries, Framing Ad Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’okoa 7 reviews 13.1 Miles away from Leach Botanical Garden Betty S. said “I signed up for hula at this school as a method of excercise. Having had some knee surgery, I needed to strengthen my muscles in my thighs, and thought this would be a way to ease into it. Much to my…” read more in Dance Schools, Dance Studios, Performing Artsleach botanical garden 3Twice I wandered the shady woods of Leach Garden, imagining little creatures rustling among the ferns. Twice I sipped champagne by the stately home, bored with the small talk of strangers. Twice I cried during the wedding vows, awed and fearful at the same time. The similarities end there. One marriage ended before it began, with the new groom rustling among the ferns with some woman in a purple dress. The second marriage is still going strong, with lots of joy and lots of cats. Leach Botanical Garden has seen many, many weddings in the meantime and it is truly a lovely spot for nuptials. However, you don't have to tie the knot to enjoy the grounds. They offer tours, classes, and a legendary plant sale. Get there around 3 on a Saturday afternoon and I promise there'll be leftover cake — and maybe a few tipsy amorous wedding guests.leach botanical garden 4Twice I wandered the shady woods of Leach Garden, imagining little creatures rustling among the ferns. Twice I sipped champagne by the stately home, bored with the small talk of strangers. Twice I cried during the wedding vows, awed and fearful at the same time.The similarities end there. One marriage ended before it began, with the new groom rustling among the ferns with some woman in a purple dress. The second marriage is still going strong, with lots of joy and lots of cats.Leach Botanical Garden has seen many, many weddings in the meantime and it is truly a lovely spot for nuptials. However, you don't have to tie the knot to enjoy the grounds. They offer tours, classes, and a legendary plant sale.Get there around 3 on a Saturday afternoon and I promise there'll be leftover cake — and maybe a few tipsy amorous wedding guests.leach botanical garden 5We had our wedding at Leach and it was absolutely the PERFECT venue!! The staff was very helpful in accommodating us. The location is beautiful and created the ideal atmosphere. The only issue is the parking situation, which confused some of our guests. However, one of the staff members leapt into action to help direct people. Leach has recently relaxed their liquor and noise restrictions, so take any older reviews with a grain of salt. This is an amazing venue for a small-to-medium wedding.leach botanical garden 6We had our wedding at Leach and it was absolutely the PERFECT venue!!  The staff was very helpful in accommodating us.  The location is beautiful and created the ideal atmosphere.  The only issue is the parking situation, which confused some of our guests.  However, one of the staff members leapt into action to help direct people.Leach has recently relaxed their liquor and noise restrictions, so take any older reviews with a grain of salt.  This is an amazing venue for a small-to-medium wedding.leach botanical garden 7Leach Botanical Garden Unclaimed This business has not yet been claimed by the owner or a representative. Claim this business to view business statistics, receive messages from prospective customers, and respond to reviews.leach botanical garden 8Ad Owen Roe 6 reviews Kristi C. said “You probably wouldn't guess by the metal exterior building in a slightly industrial looking area that you'd be in for a treat once you've walked into the tasting room! Friendly folks and really good wines.…” read more in Wineries Ad Columbia River Gallery 5 reviews 8.6 Miles away from Leach Botanical Garden Kellie B. said “Don't let the name fool you, they offer other services than just the sale of art, (tastefully chosen) and they greet you the second you walk in the door. Pleasant atmosphere without being pressured to make…” read more in Photography Stores & Services, Framing, Art Galleriesleach botanical garden 9Ad Columbia River Gallery 5 reviews 8.6 Miles away from Leach Botanical Garden Kellie B. said “Don't let the name fool you, they offer other services than just the sale of art, (tastefully chosen) and they greet you the second you walk in the door. Pleasant atmosphere without being pressured to make…” read more in Photography Stores & Services, Framing, Art Galleriesleach botanical garden 10Ad Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’okoa 7 reviews 13.1 Miles away from Leach Botanical Garden Betty S. said “I signed up for hula at this school as a method of excercise. Having had some knee surgery, I needed to strengthen my muscles in my thighs, and thought this would be a way to ease into it. Much to my…” read more in Dance Schools, Dance Studios, Performing Artsleach botanical garden 11Leach Garden is like a fairy woodland. It is magical. We held an intimate wedding here a couple of weeks ago and it was heaven. Barbara, our contact at the garden, was extremely helpful. All of our guests kept gushing about how beautiful and perfect the garden was.leach botanical garden 12Just found the garden while doing a search for things to do in Portland. Figured it wasn't too far away and felt like a walk. I was kind of expecting more of a formal looking garden as I couldn't really tell what it was like from their website or the existing pictures here on yelp. Was pleasantly surprised at the types of “foresty” trails that wind around amongst the tall coniferous trees. The forest floor in many areas is carpeted in clover on each side of the trail with interpretive signs telling you what all the plants and trees are. You can leisurely walk the entire garden in probably 30 minutes if you're walking fast but we probably took about 2 hours as it was our first time there and enjoyed looking for crawfish walking around in the stream that runs through the garden, reading up on the plants, and spending a little time in the manor learning about the history of the couple that made the garden, the current management, and other history. What a great little gem in the area. We'll be going back on our yearly visit to the area.

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