Ilwaco, Washington is located at the mouth of the Columbia River. Ilwaco offers great dining, antique stores, unique shops, art galleries, and a museum. Lewis and Clark State Park, along with lighthouses, beaches, and trails, are all located close to town. More information on Ilwaco.
China Beach Retreat
222 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco
China Beach is located on the Long Beach Peninsula between the Port of Ilwaco and Cape Disappointment State Park. The Craftsman cottage features views of the tidelands through large glass windows. The Main House at China Beach provides overnight accommodations for three couples. The Audubon Cottage accommodates one couple. China Beach makes a lovely setting for an intimate wedding, small retreats, and other events.
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 Lake St Se, Ilwaco
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum houses permanent and special exhibitions which relate to the area’s history. The museum hosts events such as the recent Valentines Day Dance with 60 people in attendance and the Silent Auction and Fashion Show. Group tours are available.
Inn At Harbour Village
120 Williams Ave Ne, Ilwaco
The Inn at Harbor Village is a converted 1928 chapel that serves as a Bed and Breakfast and event center. The facility has ten guestrooms and an elegant parlor. The chapel seats up to 120 guests and the banquet room accommodates up to 90 guests. A tent can be used for larger gatherings.
North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment State Park
North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park is a red and white lighthouse that sits on a cliff high above the ocean. The scenic lighthouse and grounds makes a unique and picturesque setting for small wedding ceremonies. The interior can accommodate 6 people. The exterior can accommodate 20 people. The nearby North Head Light Keepers’ Residence is available for overnight rental.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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