Weddings

Very special couples have chosen the Heceta Lighthouse B&B as their wedding destination and we are happy that you are considering us for your special day. The 123-year-old Lighthouse and Keeper’s Home offer amazing views of the Oregon Coast and at the same time it is a home where family and friends can feel comfortable and relaxed. Although every couple has been lured to Heceta Head for these reasons, each wedding we have experienced has been unique.  We appreciate each family’s diversity and look forward to joining in your celebration!

We have created our wedding packages to fit the needs of couples who would like to arrive on the day of their wedding and have all their planning completed for them.  Wedding packages are available for groups up to 30 people and offered year round.  A catered reception can also be added to these packages.

Weddings of 30-200 people can be accommodated in a tent in the fenced 1 acre yard west of the Keeper’s home.  The price of these weddings at Heceta Lighthouse B&B will vary depending on the date of the wedding, the type of wedding you choose, and the number of guests attending.

Along the way to the big day we will be here to answer any of your questions, offer advice and help you find all of the resources you need for your wedding planning.  Our vendor list will be extremely valuable for it has saved many couples a lot of time and energy finding the best local services.  If it’s not on our list, we will help you find it.

Here is a link to our Facebook wedding album. Please contact our event coordinator, Misty Anderson at misty@hecetalighthouse.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The Details
The Heceta Lighthouse B&B can provide wedding service for small intimate ceremonies and for larger groups for a gala event. Inside the Keeper’s House we are able to host a sit down dinner for up to 30 people. A canopy tent can be placed within the fenced acre next to the Keeper’s House to accommodate 30 to 200 for a sit down dinner. Weekends during our peak season usually require an agreement to hold the ceremony and catered reception with the whole house rented. A ceremony only option can be arranged when our calendar permits and we do have wedding packages available for ceremonies with 2-30 guests.


Wedding Consulting
The Heceta Lighthouse B&B staff will assist in the planning and set up on your wedding day. We provide prior services such as wedding consultations, as well as day-of services, such as a wedding day facilitator and assistance with set-up. We will provide resources and advice for each phase of your wedding planning.
Our vendor list offers an extensive and diverse group of professionals, all who have proven to be the best in the area. Whether you are looking for flowers, music or the perfect cake, this list will save you considerable time and offers the best local services.


Wedding and Reception Set Up
The Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B staff will be responsible for catering set up and clean up and will assist the wedding party with other details. Special decorations, flowers, and place settings are your personal touch and may be provided by family or outside vendors.


The Ceremony
There are several options for the location of your wedding ceremony at the Lightstation. You can choose to have your ceremony at the Keeper’s
House on the west lawn, where the sun sets each night behind the rocks and the lighthouse stands watch. Others find the parlors in the Keeper’s House an intimate atmosphere to exchange vows. Special arrangements can be made with Oregon State Parks to have your ceremony at the beach below, and groups of ten people or less can choose a ceremony next to the Lighthouse. To obtain a permit or ask further questions about wedding ceremonies on the beach or lighthouse tower grounds, email heceta.h.lighthouse@state.or.us or call 541-547-3416.


The Wedding Feast
The Heceta Head Lightstation offers catering services for those interested in some of the finest cuisine to be found on the Oregon Coast. Head Chef, Michelle Korgan, along with her staff, prepare all foods using only the most local, freshest ingredients handpicked from local farms and artisan purveyors. Michelle’s mix of regional influences, world traveling, and 25 years of cooking
experience are yours to create a memorable meal.
For parties of 30 or less we can provide a plated meal. For guest lists that are more than 30 people we can provide either family style or buffet dinner options.
The Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B caters wedding receptions for up to 200 people—menus and cost vary depending upon the season and your menu choices. There is a catering minimum of $2000.00 or $40.00 per person.  Most of our catered events average $50-$60 per person. This minimum price includes all catering items for up to 30 guests. For parties of 30-200 all dishes and flatware must be rented, as well as other necessary rental items listed below. All catering at the Heceta Lighthouse B&B is done exclusively on site, with the exception of cakes, which are made and delivered by a variety of nearby specialty bakers and served by B&B catering staff.


Beverages

Our wine list is regional, gathering the best varietals from Oregon, Washington and California. We can also special order most beer and wine. Please do not hesitate to request a beverage that is not on the list. We will be happy to try to find it for you. You are welcome to provide your own beer and wine for your event. Corkage fees of $21/ 750ml bottle of wine and $5/ 12 oz bottle of beer will be applied.

A 21% gratuity on all catering and beverages will be applied.


Bed and Breakfast Rooms
Catered wedding and reception reservations require rental of the 6 bed and breakfast rooms on the day of the wedding. We do not require a two night stay for a Saturday wedding but we do highly recommend renting at least a few of the rooms the night before so that you may have an early start on your wedding day. For smaller groups or ceremony only options you may be able to limit the number of rooms rented.  This will depend on the day and time of the wedding. The Keeper’s House can accommodate up to 15 guests for over night lodging . The Bed and Breakfast rates vary depending on season, day of week, and are based on double occupancy. Contact Misty at misty@hecetalighthouse.com to discuss rates and availability. The online calendar does not reflect what dates are available for weddings.


Site Fee
A site fee is charged for any event to take place at the Lightstation beyond hosting guests at the bed and breakfast. This fee is based on the number of guests attending. Site fees are already included in our Wedding Packages.
Gratuity is due the day following the event.


Rental Necessities
Inside the Keeper’s House, we can accommodate 30 guests for a sit down catered event . All events with 30 or more guests must be held on the west lawn in a tent. Any catered event with more than 30 guests will require rental of the items listed below. For information on rentals call Destination Events in Eugene, 866-345-4476.

Required rentals for parties of more than 30 people:
 Tent
 Side walls
 Tables
 Chairs
 Heater and accessories
 Lighting
 Glass ware (for any beverages besides coffee, tea or punch)
 Table clothes
 Napkins
 Dishes and flatware 

Rental Extras:
 Dance floor
 Extra Tables for any vendors (Band, Photographer, DJ)
 Extension cords for lights, music etc.
 Decor (ex. Mirror table toppers)
 Coat rack
 Booster Seats or High Chairs
 PA system for Wedding Ceremony
 Sound system for Reception


Cancellation policy
Room Cancellation Policy: Accommodation Fees are due at the time you make the reservation. If you cancel or change your room reservations at any time, there is a $25.00 fee per room. If you cancel or change your reservation within six months of your event, we will refund fees paid if we are able to re-rent the room.
Wedding Site Cancellation Policy: Fees are due at the time you make the reservation. If you cancel or change your wedding date the site fee is non-refundable.
Catering Cancellation Policy: Fees are due one month prior to the wedding date. If you cancel within one month of the event, the catering fees are not refundable.

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Wedding Packages

We have created our wedding packages to fit the needs of couples who would like to arrive on the day of their wedding and have all the planning completed for them.   The prices for the packages below are designed for couples having an intimate ceremony for up to 30 guests.   All packages include chairs with set-up and removal, a room to get ready in, a bathroom on the second floor of B&B for wedding guests, 3 hour site use, and scheduling and pick-up of all items included in the package.  Coffee, tea, and water are included.   Lodging, Catering and other additions are available at additional cost.  Just ask! 

 

The Sparkling Fresnel Package: 

2-14 people $2300, 15-30 people $2900

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Grooms Boutonnière
  • Wedding Cake                                                                              
  • Officiate
  • Photographer – Site time, 3-4 hours
  • 11 x 14 Wedding Photo - unframed
  • Sparkling wine toast for wedding guests
  • Gift Certificate from Ona Restaurant & Lounge - $50/$100
  • Limousine Ride from Heceta Head to Restaurant and Back for 8-10 people

 

The Lightkeeper’s Dream Package: 

2-14 people $1750, 15-30 people $2200

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Grooms Boutonnière
  • Wedding Cake
  • Officiate
  • Photographer – Site time, 3-4 hours
  • 11 x 14 Wedding Photo – unframed

 

The Tender Rose Package: 

2-14 people $1600, 15-30 people $1850

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Grooms Boutonnière
  • Photographer – Site time, 3-4 hours
  • 11 x 14 Wedding Photo - unframed
  • Officiate

 

Cape Creek Elopement Package:  2-14 people $1250, 15-30 people $1500

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Grooms Boutonnière
  • Officiate

 

Site Use Only: $1050 for up to 30 people for 3 hours.  Includes chairs with set-up and removal, a room to get ready in, and a bathroom on the second floor of B&B for wedding guests.  

 

Fee Schedule and Cancellation policy

Payment in full is needed to secure your reservation. By submitting payment client agrees to the terms of this cancellation policy. 

Wedding Package Cancellation Policy: Fees are due at the time you make the reservation. If you cancel or change your wedding date, the package is non-refundable.

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Sample Menu Items

Crowd Pleasers

Fresh Local and Tropical Fruits ~ White Chocolate Frangelico Cream
Fresh Harvest Vegetable Crudités ~ Sun-dried Tomato Aioli
Oregon Artisan Cheeses
Tillamook 3 Year Vintage White Cheddar, Willamette Valley Eola Jack, Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue and Juniper Grove Chevre served with artisan breads and water crackers
Baked Brie En Croute
With savory roasted Oregon hazelnuts
Sirloin Bruschette
Marinated and grilled choice sirloin thinly sliced and served on baguette with a creamy horseradish, Roma tomatoes, and fresh basil
Hot Artichoke and Parmesano Reggiano Spread
James Beard’s Stuffed Mushrooms
Bay Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
Drizzled with a mango passion fruit sauce


Oregon Coast Favorites

Oregon Bay Shrimp Alliade
An Oregon bruschetta! With fresh Roma tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and garden Italian parsley served on lightly toasted crostini with fresh chives
Oregon Lox or Smoked Salmon Plate
Small breads, shaved red onion, cream cheese with cracked black pepper and capers
Oregon Bay Shrimp or Dungeness Crab Mousse
Served in puff pastry or on cucumber crudités
BBQ Yaquina Oyster
Drizzled with shallots and brown butter.


The Adventurous Palate


Seviche Scallops and Oregon Bay Shrimp with Avocado
Served with fresh tortilla chips, Pico de Gallo, and two salsas
Oregon Apple Purses
Pastry stuffed with Fuji apple, proscuito ham and Juniper Grove gruyere cheese
Thai Prawns Sate with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
Pacific Salad rolls
(Vegetarian, Hoisin duck, or Oregon Bay Shrimp) with a Spicy Peanut and Plum sauce
Petit Beef Wellington
With shiitake duxelles and an Oregon wasabi cream
Oregon Dolmathes
Grape leaves stuffed with wild rice, toasted Hazelnuts and Oregon blue cheese served with an Oregon berry vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil


Salads


Yachats Summer Greens
Lightly dressed in citrus, fresh oregano and blood orange oil and tossed with carrots, Jicima and Gruyere cheese
Heceta Head Lightstation Caesar
An eggless Caesar with extra virgin olive oil and fresh Parmesano Reggiano
Miso Dream Salad
Yachats greens with a tangy and rich miso dressing, fresh strawberries, roasted hazelnuts and shaved red onions
Mediterranean Salad
Crisp Romaine, Heart of Palm, Roasted Red Peppers, Kalamata olives, Parmesano Reggiano
Celery Root Salad with a creamy Artichoke Heart dressing
Spinach Salad with a Mango Chutney dressing
Accompanied by shaved red onion, tangerine, roasted Oregon hazelnuts and blue cheese or feta


Hand Made Ravioli


Oregon Dungeness crab Ravioli
With a saffron scented tomato cream
Oregon Wild Mushroom Ravioli
with a white wine and heavy cream reduction
The Chef’s Seasonal Favorite
This ravioli is made with the freshest garden vegetables and or meats and local cheese and paired with a sauce that compliments the goodies inside!


The Sides


These dishes are very versatile and can be altered to compliment the theme of the rest of the meal. Here are some accompaniments the chef used this past year.
Seasons Peak- The Chefs Favorite
The chef keeps a close tie to the gardening community. She can choose what is at the peak of the season and prepare it in a way to compliment the rest of your meal.
Wedding Broccoli
A family favorite and a crowd pleaser too!
Fresh Garden Beans
Tossed in garlic and Oregon hazelnut oil, served room temperature
Morning Glory Farm Fire Roasted vegetables with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
South American Cous Cous
Scented with chipotle peppers and pineapple juice and served with fresh Roma tomatoes, scallions and cilantro
Wild ginger Basmati
Fancy Mashed Potatoes
Mashed with heavy cream, fresh herbs and roasted garlic
Roasted Baby Potatoes
Rolled in fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil.
Creamy Risotto with Parmesano Reggiano, Asparagus and toasted Hazelnuts


Entrees


Heceta Head Garden Herb Chicken
Mesquite grilled and served with a roasted tomato and Rosehip Chutney
Tenderloin Broshette with a Chimchurri Sauce
Served Medium rare and accompanied with this Argentinean sauce that also blends well with fresh vegetables and baby potatoes
Lamb Tenderloin Broshette
Marinated in Merlot and served with rose hip chutney and cool Riata. Wild Ginger Basmati is excellent with this dish.
Pork Tenderloin Encrusted in Fresh Oregano and Rosemary
Sauced with a Balsamic cream reduction
Grilled Local Salmon with Lemon and Sweet Onion
Served with an Oregon Chardonnay Cream
Grilled Local Halibut with an Arugula and Toasted Hazelnut Pesto
Grilled local Albacore Tuna
With a spicy cucumber relish
Tender Chicken Breasts with a lemon caper sauce and fire roasted mushrooms
Egg Plant Moussaka
Wild Morel Mushroom Lasagna
With Fresh Spinach and topped with Morel Béchamel
Savory or Vegetarian Knish
Choose ingredients with the Chef which are rolled in pastry and baked. Knish is a savory strudel.
Heceta Head Sea Shells
Oregon bay shrimp, Oregon dungeness crab,bay scallops, fresh ricotta, Romano cheeses, garden basil and parsley topped with a light saffron cream

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Special Occassions

We coordinate and host a variety of events:

  • Special birthdays and Anniversary parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Holiday Parties
  • Annual friend’s get-togethers: we have several groups that come to
  • Heceta Head annually just to hang out.
  • Business parties and meetings
  • Luncheons
  • Retreats

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Christmas

Come one, come all to Heceta Head Lightstation’s Victorian Christmas Open House!

December 2017’s Celebration was blessed with excellent weather!  Visit us in 2018 to create more family memories:

Doors will be open to the public from 4-7 pm December 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th.

Enjoy the majesty of the beautifully decorated Keeper’s House! Each evening local musicians will perform your holiday favorites while local sponsors provide warm drinks and goodies! Santa Claus will also make a special appearance each evening.

Shuttle service from the state park below will be available. There is a $5 day use fee required for parking, admission to Keepers House is free.

Heceta Lighthouse Gift Shop will be open for those last minute gifts, and why not treat yourself too while you are there!

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Lightstation Birthday Party

Heceta Lighthouse B&B honors the Heceta Head Lightstation first order Fresnel Lens first day of light with a birthday party each year!

Heceta Head Lightstation is now 123 years old. Join us each year on March 30th from 4 to 7 pm to celebrate the Heceta Head Lighthouse shining its light everyday upon the Oregon Coastline.

Birthday Party sponsors will be providing warm drinks and cupcakes. Dedicated vendors will donate food and activities!  Local musicians will perform at the historic Keeper’s House. State Park and USFS interpretive docents will be giving tours of the lighthouse and light keeper’s home, and informative talks about this gorgeous coast line.

Bring your camera to have your photo taken on the front porch with the lighthouse in the background to commemorate this fun community supported family event.  The Gift Shop will also be open and newly stocked with amazing souvenirs and informative books and videos.  Bring your lighthouse passports to be stamped!

Entry to the Keeper’s House is free but donations are gladly accepted.  Parking is available at the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic View Point, just below the Keeper’s House, and NW Adventures Quest will shuttle visitors from the park right to the front door.  Or enjoy the beautiful spring walk up from the beach to the festivities. Parking at the viewpoint is $5.00 per vehicle.

You can support the Restoration of the Lightstation and the Birthday Party events by entering the raffle. Win a free night’s stay at the Bed & Breakfast as well as great prizes from local artists and businesses.

Help us celebrate year after year of Heceta Head Lightstation!  If you would like more information please contact the Heceta Lighthouse B&B at (866) 547-3696 or keepers@hecetalighthouse.com.

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