Here comes the bride! The most popular months to get married in the United States are June, September and October. So, it’s no surprise that the Tualatin Valley is filled with the sound of wedding bells all throughout the summer and fall. For an everlasting love, many love the idea of getting married in an everlasting place.
Cue, the Old Scotch Church. For over a century, lovebirds have chosen this spot along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route to say their “I-dos” for forever and more. The stunning piece of architecture is one of the oldest continuously-used churches in Oregon, dating all the way back to 1873. Back in the 19th Century, the church’s membership was predominately made up of settlers from Aberdeenshire, west of Aberdeen, Scotland. This makes sense as the lushness of the Tualatin Valley may have elicited a similar feeling to the settlers’ homeland. Today, the Tualatin Plains Cemetery on the church grounds serves as a final resting place for these original church members, including the famous pioneer Joseph Meek. But the spirit of the Oregon pioneers lives on at the Old Scotch Church as it is still used for Sunday services—and weddings, too!
While the church only holds wedding ceremonies for its members today, it’s a downright romantic spot to visit anytime—wedding or not. We’ve heard so many wonderful, joyous memories of decades-old marriages starting at the Old Scotch Church. That’s a lot of love and visitors feel it when stopping by for a scenic pit stop during a day of wine tasting along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route. In fact, the church is a perfect resting spot between Tualatin Estate Vineyard and Helvetia Winery. A mix of wine, history and time with loved ones makes for an unforgettable getaway.
Did you get married at Old Scotch Church? If yes, then contact us! We’d love to feature your wedding day story on the blog.