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.  Packages can be customized for any group size and need. A catered reception can also be added to these packages.

Weddings of 31-150 people can be accommodated in a tent in the fenced 1 acre yard west of the Keeper’s home from May through October.  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.

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
Weekends in May through October 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.


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. If it’s not on our list, we will help you find it.


Wedding and Reception Set Up
The Heceta 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 Lighthouse B&B offers catering services for those interested in some of the finest cuisine to be found on the Oregon Coast. Head Chef and owner, 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 Lighthouse B&B caters wedding receptions for up to 150 people—menus and cost vary depending upon the season and your menu choices. There is a catering minimum of $2000.00.  Most of our catered events average $55-$70 per person. This minimum price includes all catering items for up to 30 guests. For parties of 31-150 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 are $20/ 750ml bottle of wine, $3/ 22oz beer and $2/ 12oz beer.

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 Heceta Lighthouse B&B 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.


Rental Necessities
All events with 31 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, which we will arrange for you.

Required rentals for parties of more than 30 people:
 Tent
 Side walls
 Tables
 Chairs
 Heater and accessories
 Lighting
 Glass ware 
 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.

Reception Rental Supplies and DJ services:  The wedding party agrees to pay 50% of the balance for rentals as a non-refundable deposit on all rental items to secure them for the rental date.  Payment in full is due 60 days before the event. If the wedding party cancels event or rentals for the event, the deposit will not be returned.  If the wedding party cancels individual items (i.e. DJ, Dance floor, stage) from the rentals list within 60 days of the event, a refund for those items will not be issued.


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.  All packages are customizable to accommodate any party size and need.   Lodging, Catering and other additions are available at additional cost.  Just ask!

 

The Sparkling Fresnel Package: 

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

  • Bouquet
  • 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

  • Bouquet
  • 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

  • Bouquet
  • 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

  • Bouquet
  • 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 Menus

Heceta Lighthouse B&B will work with you on a customized menu for your event.  Below are just a few examples of menus from this last summer.

SAMPLE 1

Appetizers

Oregon Artisan Cheeses -

Face Rock Cheddar, Willamette Valley Farmstead, Rogue Creamery Blue,  rice crackers, spiced nuts, wildflower honey, seasonal fruit

 Chef's Canapés -

Passed hors d'oeuvres including Oregon Dungeness crab cakes, a vegetarian (gluten free), and a meat component left to the creativity of chef and seasonal ingredients

Salad

Flowering Beet Salad -

Arugula, sherry vinaigrette, herbed chevre,  candied walnuts, pickled fennel, Balsamic gastrique

Entrees

Cedar Plank Chinook Salmon with chermoula

Grilled Draper Valley Chicken Breast with apricot & mustard seed chutney

Gathering Together Farm Vegetable Mélange

heirloom tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, light basil vinaigrette

Saffron Rice Pilaf with pistachio, mushroom, fresh herbs

 SAMPLE 2

Appetizers

Oregon Artisan Cheeses

Willamette Valley Farmstead, Rogue Creamery Blue, River’s Edge Chevre, Face Rock Cheddar, water crackers, spiced nuts, wildflower honey

Chef's Canapés

Three passed hors d'oeuvres including a vegetarian mushroom, and seafood components left to the creativity of chef and seasonal ingredients

Salad

Pacific Salad Rolls

marinated tofu, fresh basil, mint, peanut sauce, cucumber relish

Soup

Vegetarian Pho Consommé with shitake dumplings

Entrees

Seared Ahi Tuna on mixed Asian greens with fried garlic

Flat Iron Steak, medium rare, with chermoula

House-made Yakisoba 

baby spinach, shitake mushrooms, sesame, scallions

SAMPLE 3

Appetizers

Oregon Artisan Cheeses

River's Edge Chèvre, Rogue Creamery Blue, Face Rock Cheddar, Willamette Valley Farmstead, water crackers, artisan sourdough, spiced nuts, wildflower honey

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic gastrique

 Chef's Canapés

An assortment of passed hors d'oeuvres including vegetarian, seafood and savory components left to the creativity of chef and seasonal ingredients

Salad

Heceta Head Caesar

Romaine hearts, parmesano reggiano, crouton

 Entrees

Certifed Angus Flat Iron Steak, grilled medium rare with chimichurri

Seafood Sofrito

Penn Cove mussels, Manilla clams, wild Mexican prawns, and Pacific halibut, smoky Spanish tomato sauce

Tagliolini

Fresh egg ribbons pasta, fresh herbs, sea salt

Gathering Together Farm Roasted Vegetables

Selected from the farmer’s market for your table

Portland French Bakery Artisan Sourdough

SAMPLE 4

Appetizers

Oregon Artisan Cheeses

Rogue Creamery Blue, River’s Edge Chevre, Face Rock Cheddar, Willamette Valley Farmstead, rice crackers, spiced nuts, wildflower honey

Seasonal Fruit with White Chocolate Frangelico cream

Chef's Canapés

passed hors d'oeuvres including a seafood, vegetarian, and  meat component left to the creativity of chef and seasonal ingredients

Salad

Flowering Summer Salad

mixed greens,  cucumber, grape tomato, carrots, edible flowers, blood orange vinaigrette

 Entrees

Grilled CAB Flat Iron Steak with chimichurrii

 Seafood Paella

Manilla clams, Penn Cove mussels, wild Mexican prawns, halibut, sweet corn

Gathering Together Farm Vegetable Mélange

heirloom tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, light basil vinaigrette 

Roasted Fingerlings with fresh herbs, evoo, sea salt

SAMPLE 5

Appetizers

Artisan Cheeses

Manchego, Face Rock Cheddar, Willamette Valley Farmstead, River's Edge Chèvre, rice crackers, spiced nuts, quince paste, wildflower honey

Alder Smoked Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Apricot sauce

 Chef's Canapés

An assortment of passed hors d'oeuvres including vegetarian, seafood and savory components left to the creativity of chef and seasonal ingredients

Salad

Beet Salad

Arugula, sherry vinaigrette, candied walnuts, pickled fennel, Balsamic vinaigrette, Rogue blue cheese

 Entrees

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Preserved lemon and prunes

Seafood Paella

Oregon Dungeness crab, weathervane scallop, Manilla clams, Penn Cove mussels, halibut and chicken sausage

 Saffron Rice

Roasted Vegetables

"Wow...That's all I can say about the AMAZING menu you created for our Sept 16th wedding at the B&B.  Our guests were blown away and many commented that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding, and we must agree.  I still dream of the curried scallops and crave them!  Thank you so much to everyone involved in our mouth watering meal!  Many thanks, Jenn & Jeannine"

 

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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 2016’s Celebration was blessed with excellent weather!  Visit us in 2017 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!  The State Park will have the lighthouse open as well, so bring your flashlight.... and rain jacket, just in case.

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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.

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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