Like many brides I know, Central Oregon's Brasada Ranch has a bit of a split personality—a little country-loving one day, and a little city-chic the next. And what's wrong with that? Take all things extravagant (spa treatments, hot tub decks, and five-star food) then surround them by dusty desert as far as the eye can see, and you get one stellar spot for a destination wedding.
Start off your rustic weekend by arriving a few days early to do as you please: Get your cowboy on at the Equestrian Center, or simply watch the cows go by from your private terrace. (No, really, see the cows here.) Once your guests arrive, bring them to nearby Bend for some fun—a meal at The Blacksmith and a rowdy beer sampling adventure aboard the Bend Brew Bus.
Come ceremony time, take your pick of breathtaking backdrops that require little to no extras since all eyes will be on you, your hubby-to-be, and the amazing views of the Cascade mountains. Maybe the coolest sight to be seen? Fiery sunsets (above) that wow every night like clockwork.
Get more details about Brasada Ranch and tips for turning it into a great destination wedding spot here.