The Ruins at the Astor An Astoria, Oregon Venue

The Ruins at the Astor in Astoria, Oregon.

If you are searching for a wedding venue that is unique and experiential, check out The Ruins at the Astor in Astoria, Oregon may be just what your looking for.

Back in August, I was lucky enough to be a part of a styled shoot at The Ruins at the Astor. (If you don’t know, a “styled shoot” is essentially a faked wedding for the sake of photos, so it’s like make believe and dress up, with real stuff.) It was an amazing day!

The venue is a wonderful old ballroom in downtown Astoria, Oregon – “shabby chic” style at it’s finest. There is so much character everywhere you look. The grandeur of yesteryear is still there, but also, there’s a reason they call it “The Ruins” at the Astor. I don’t know how they make peeling paint and crumbling plaster look so good, but they do! Jamie Wertman was a beautiful “bride”, modeling a breathtaking gown, courtesy of Charlotte’s Weddings and More, along with a ring from MiaDonna Portland. Her hair and makeup were done by The Union Knot, and the flowers for the event came from Bloomin’ Crazy Floral. Under the Veil coordinated everything, and NW Event Rentals and The Party Pros supplied the decorations and reception items, including everything from candelabras to dinnerware. The cake from the Next Dimension Bakery was astounding, and mimicked the colors and architecture of The Ruins.

It was a great day in a great space. So, if you’re looking for someplace for your wedding and/or reception, and are thinking you want something a little “different,” The Ruins may just be your spot. And I have to say that all of the other vendors that I worked with that day were great. Everyone was very professional and I had a good time working with all of them.

The gorgeous dress from Charlotte’s Weddings and More,  Ring by Mia Donna

The gorgeous dress from Charlotte’s Weddings and More,  Ring by Mia Donna

The gorgeous dress from Charlotte’s Weddings and More, Ring by Mia Donna

Lovely Work by The Union Knot

Getting ready with the Union Knot The crew from The Union Knot a full-service bridal salon

Gorgeous Flowers by Bloomin’ Crazy Floral

Gorgeous Flowers by blooming crazy of Astoria Oregon

Beauty to be found in the Ruins. 

Shabby Chic Beautiful Bride, At the, Ruins at the Astor in Astoria Oregon

Shabby Chic Beautiful Bride, At the, Ruins at the Astor in Astoria Oregon, Dance

Shabby Chic Beautiful Bride, At the, Ruins at the Astor in Astoria Oregon

 Cake by Next Dimension Bakery

Wedding Cake, by next dimension bakery

The Ball Room at the Astor is dramatic! The Ruins at the Astor, White dress, ballroom in Astoria Oregon

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