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8 Unique Vendors & Venues for your Next Event

8 Unique Vendors & Venues for yourNext Event

Are you planning an event and deciding between multiple vendors and venues? Look no further! We have compiled a list of eight notable and unique Bravo clients who provide either an impressive venue or terrific vendor services! If your event is in the Pacific Northwest (especially Central Oregon, the Oregon coast, or the Portland area), then these vendors and venues are a great option for you!

All eight of the clients mentioned in this blog post will be at our upcoming Bravo Live Show 2016! Don’t miss out – if you are an event planner or industry professional, register and reserve your FREE tickets today!


1. Nineteen27 S’mores

Nineteen27 S’mores is a young catering company owned by couple James and Elise Kelly. The company provides catering packages with a variety of homemade graham crackers, marshmallows, and spreads along with an adorable rustic canopied cart that they bring to your event. Graham cracker flavors range from honey, cocoa, and cinnamon to lemon thyme, and crushed almond and honey. Their handcrafted square marshmallow flavors include birthday cake, caramel swirl, chocolate, cinnamon, espresso, and vanilla. Holiday favorites include apple pie, gingerbread, pumpkin pie, spiced cranberry, and peppermint. They even have tea infused and seasonal fruit options! Finally, their spread flavors range from classics like bittersweet fudge, creamy peanut butter, and salted caramel to more unique spreads like white chocolate and whipped cream cheese. Drooling on your keyboard yet? S’mores are a great dessert alternative to the typical dessert options offered at weddings and other special events. Guests will love celebrating this American tradition, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t enjoy a good old-fashioned s’more!


2. Reedville Catering

Reedville Catering is unique in that it strives to provide the best and most fresh North West ingredients that are uniquely prepared and tastefully presented. They offer full catering services for breakfast and brunch, hors d’oeuvres, casual buffets, entrees, accompaniments, a BBQ menu, dessert selections, and beverage services. Need help with the set-up, rentals, and staffing? Reedville Catering has you covered! Their staff is courteous, professional, and efficient and able to whip up whatever dream menu you desire at your wedding or event. Sounds like a win-win to us!


3. ICEovation

Flowers are pretty on a table, but are you looking for a more unique and extravagant centerpiece? Consider an ice sculpture! ICEovation provides custom hand-carved ice sculptures for any event. James Stugart is the famed ice artist. After perfecting his skills over many years, he won a gold medal at the World Ice Art Championships and his ice carving company has been successful ever since. The company prides itself on their ability to carve almost any object – whether it’s fruit, animals, letters, robots, or even an interactive sculpture such as play sets for kids birthday parties, ICEovation can bring whatever you imagine into reality! Of course ice doesn’t last forever, but the memory of an awesome ice sculpture will stay with guests far past your event.


4. Double Decker PDX

Double Decker PDX isn’t just your regular tour bus. It is Portland’s only luxury double-decker charter limousine service that provides a historic vehicle with contemporary amenities. Whether you’re driving out to the scenic wine country on a tour of Oregon’s vineyards, celebrating a friend’s birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party on an excursion through downtown Portland, or traveling down I-5 to cheer on your favorite team, the company provides an awesome double-decker experience with transportation to virtually any event. Next time you’re planning an event and need transportation (especially when alcohol will be involved), consider this unique red bus for a wedding, corporate event, prom, or pub crawl!



5. iFLY Portland

iFLY Portland could technically be considered a venue and a vendor. They provide meeting and conference rooms with projection screens, TVs, and full catering services, as well as an amazing indoor skydiving experience in a 1400 hp vertical wind tunnel all in one facility! iFLY is great for team building activities, team outings, or sales events because they have everything from conferencing facilities, catering, and transportation. Attend your corporate meeting, then prepare yourself for an incredible adrenaline rush in true free fall conditions. Forget the old go-karting or mini golf company activities, iFLY has taken over the scene!


6. Portland Spirit Cruises

How does enjoying a party or event, sightseeing, and cruising down the Willamette River in a yacht all at the same time sound? It sounds pretty epic to us! Portland Spirit Cruises & Events provide a unique and memorable experience for your event, as well as catering services, bartenders, a full-service bar, and more! Hire a DJ and you’ve got an awesome company party, wedding, or special occasion in the works. Choose from their extravagant fleet for the boat that fits your events’ needs best: The Portland Spirit (the largest boat, accommodating up to 400 guests), the Willamette Star, the Crystal Dolphin, the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, and the Explorer (the smallest of the fleet, accommodating up to 35 guests). Guests will appreciate the memories and enjoy breathtaking views, especially when the sun goes down and the Portland cityscape lights up the sky.


7. Black Butte Ranch

Surrounded by tall trees, a rustic country feel, and natural beauty, Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon is a gorgeous venue for any occasion. They offer an unparalleled mountain backdrop and farm-to-table catering for weddings and abundant amenities and custom accommodations for corporate events. With indoor and outdoor ceremony and event space available, virtually any theme and event set up are possible! Black Butte is a great family-friendly resort as well – enjoy horseback riding, white water rafting, golfing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, bike riding, a trip to their full-service spa, and more while residing in one of their 120 vacation homes, ranging from private lodge rooms and 2-3 bedroom condos to comfortable cabins and spacious custom homes. No matter the occasion, this Central Oregon Cascade destination is a relaxing oasis for people of all ages.


8. Surfsand Resort

We’ve saved one of the best venues for last – Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located along the Oregon Coast. They offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space, 95 guest rooms, and only 12 steps to the beach. Plan your perfect meeting, event, or company retreat at either their Surfsand Ballroom, the Haystack Gardens, or their Surf View Deck. After your corporate event, take time to relax at the fitness center, sauna, or heated indoor pool. Enjoy the view of historic Haystack Rock from your beachfront studio or suite. And don’t forget – the beach is only a few feet away from Surfsand Resort’s front doors!


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