Welcome to McLean House, Oregon's charming and intimate Wedding ceremony and reception venue, located only 20 minutes outside Portland in historic West Linn.

McLean House offers unique indoor and outdoor venues with all the amenities you need for a beautiful wedding experience or a successful corporate event or social gathering.

We invite you to take a virtual visit online, set an appointment to see the setting in person, and then choose this beautiful venue to celebrate your special wedding day, corporate event or social gathering.

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5 Christmas Celebration Ideas for Couples

Paris under the snow

Christmas is a hectic time of year for many of us. However, it can also be a very romantic time for couples of all ages. If you are new to your relationship or have been with your significant other for many years, take advantage of the festive season to spend some much needed quality time together. At McLean House, a popular Oregon wedding venue, we have come up with the following romantic and fun celebration ideas for couples during the Christmas season!

Shop in the City

Christmas shopping might be a necessary evil, but it can be an opportunity to spend some festive time together. Instead of heading to the mall, take a trip into the nearest city. Focus on shopping in small stores that are local to your area, which will support small business owners and your local community.

While shopping, take your significant other out for a romantic meal. Whether for lunch or dinner, there are plenty of fun and exciting restaurants to try. Take advantage of the big city vibe to enjoy people watching and the variety of decorations. The crisp, cold air and the city lights will help you both celebrate the season!

Wrap Presents Together

Once all of the presents on the Christmas list have been purchased, it’s time to wrap them up. Take advantage of this rather mundane activity to spend time together. Light a cozy fire, pour some red wine, and play Christmas music to set the mood.

Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is a wonderful cold weather recreational activity to do as a couple. Even if it isn’t cold enough in your neck of the woods, there should be an indoor rink that isn’t too far away. Consider the drive a lovely day trip! If you and your loved one would rather be outdoors, consider a hike or a snowshoe trip if you can make it to the snow.

Get Caught Under the Mistletoe

Mistletoe is traditionally a romantic plant during the Christmas season. It has small yellow flowers and white waxy berries, and comes in sprigs that are easy to hang. The tradition is that once you find yourself under a sprig of mistletoe, then you must be kissed!

Take advantage of the season and find yourself under the mistletoe with your significant other. If you don’t have any mistletoe handy, it’s time to buy a sprig or two…or one to hang on every door frame in your house.

Book a Couple’s Massage

Baby, it’s cold outside…and the perfect time to relax with a massage. Call a spa in your town to book a couple’s massage. Both of you will appreciate the break from this hectic time of year.

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Last Minute Labor Day Activities

Happy Labor Day weekend. The first weekend of September is here and the weather is beautiful on Oregon. The long weekend is a great chance to see friends and family and celebrate outdoors.

Next week is when children go back to school; so one last outing is in order. If you are planning last minute Labor Day activities, such as a overnight trip or day event consider these top Oregon Labor Day activities.

Make sure you consider all the factors this weekend, such as the weather, your travel time and your family’s budget. We suggest you take advantage of the extended weekend and go play, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money or go far away to enjoy your day.

Here are last minute Labor Day activities.


Gather your family and celebrate the last few days of summer and spend it in the outdoors. Camping is a great way to make the most of your time. Oregonians love to camp, because there are so many great parks and recreation areas.  Make sure to pick a location that is close enough to other attractions if you have small children.

Here at Mclean House & Park we are close to many natural parks and Oregon sights. Plus our own property grounds have abundant activates for your next Oregon social gathering.

Day Trips

If you don’t want to go far or you are on a smaller budget this Labor Day, consider going on a day trip. You can go to the beach Mt. Hood or even your own backyard. You can look for attractions that are close to your hometown; visit the zoo, the aquarium or even a water park.

Picnic in the Park

Packing a picnic in the park is a great way to celebrate the long weekend. Pick your favorite summer fruits and vegetables and take the family to a local park. you can visit our property as well.

Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair is located in north Salem and it is a fun thing for the entire family. The  Oregon State Fair has a lot of fun things to do stretched out over the 185-acre Oregon State Fairgrounds and is good fun for the entire family.

Summer Wedding Trends

Summer is a great time to celebrate love. It is the most popular season to get married. If you are planning a wedding this summer, check out these top-wedding trends.

Dynamic Colors

Bright hues are a must do for the summer weddings. Bright pinks, teals and oranges are in this year. But be careful; don’t try to many colors in one space. It is best to balance them out.

When planning your big day, think of sophisticated brights. Sticking with just two hues (or two plus an accent color) will keep your space balanced. Stay away from splashing color all over your reception space. To be elegant use one dynamic color for a strong statement, such as an all-pink centerpieces or bold orange table linens. Add you favorite color combos.

Easy Going Music

It’s summer which means easy listening is a must. The ambience is key to a wedding and tuning into more laid back tunes is a major trend right now? You can hire a pianist or a string trio for a more formal cocktail hour, but to really embrace the summer season, think about laid back music styles. For the reception, you can heat up the evening with steamy sultry.

Unexpected Invitations

Letter pressed invites in ivory and black will always be classic, but summer is the time to be a little more fun. Unexpected, uber-creative wedding invitation designers definitely are in season and print houses have the right color for you.

You can use colors in a new and unexpected way. Try reversing the typical invitation color scheme. Work with a designer, to have your invitation pop.

Our location the McLean House is the ideal place for an intimate wedding and reception in one location.

Visit us today, we can help make your special day perfect.

Help Support McLean Park and House

The Friends of McLean Park and House Annual Friends Drive is going on right now. Become a friend and help support the beautiful park and activities.

McLean House park is open daily to the public.

McLean House park is open daily to the public.

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