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Cannon Beach is a Place to Celebrate
Published: 01/05/2014  Updated: 01/24/2015
There's no better destination for a romantic escape, a special celebration or a gathering of friends and family. Cannon Beach, Oregon provides the perfect setting for great getaways and group events.
Photo by George Vetter

Whether you're planning a romantic retreat, girlfriends' getaway, a wedding or a group function, Cannon Beach provides all of the services needed to make your visit unforgettable.

Take a romantic stroll on the beach, indulge in an intimate dinner, watch the sun set into the Pacific or celebrate with your closest friends. Cannon Beach is one of the Northwest's favorite getaways for romance or to celebrate a special occasion. With the Oregon Coast's best selection of ocean view lodging options, Cannon Beach is the perfect place for your romantic retreat, girlfriends' getaway or group function. There's no better setting for a perfect wedding or renewing of vows, but whatever you have to celebrate, Cannon Beach is guaranteed to make your occasion special.

Celebrate in style with a room at some of the top luxury inns on the Oregon Coast or find a perfect view at several comfortable oceanfront resorts. Curl up by the fireplace or watch the sunset from your private balcony. Cannon Beach offers more oceanfront lodging options overlooking iconic rock formations on the Oregon Coast than any other coastal community.

There's no better place for a romantic stroll than the wide sandy beaches of Cannon Beach. Watch the sunset at Haystack Rock or set out for uncrowded beaches north or south.

Several Cannon Beach restaurants are the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion. You'll find fine dining, outstanding wine selections and tempting desserts for a dining experience to remember.

Enjoy a cozy cuddle around a crackling beach fire with your feet in the sand and the sound of the surf serenading. Toast to your future or wish upon a star.

Treat yourself to a massage or spa pampering at Cannon Beach Spa, Elements By the Sea Spa or Sundance Wellness Center. Several resorts also offer in-room massage or massage rooms where you can book a relaxing escape or a couples massage.

It's easy to have flowers, chocolates, champagne and other gifts waiting in your room for your arrival. Many hotels offer romance packages that include these, and other options, even an extravagant scattering of rose petals on the bed.

Cannon Beach is sure to be a destination that will be enjoyed by every member of your group or family and you'll find all of the necessary facilities and services required for groups of 20 or 200. Smaller groups can often be accommodated by vacation rental homes. Many Cannon Beach hotels and restaurants offer meeting and banquet rooms for special events with catering and other group services available. Some of the most popular group facilities include: Surfsand Resort: The Surfsand Ballroom can accommodate 200 in nearly 3,000 square feet with commercial kitchen and catering services. Haystack Gardens: A popular venue for weddings or post-wedding celebrations with park-like gardens and catering from the Wayfarer Restaurant. Tolovana Inn: Features 1,200 square feet of meeting space that can comfortably hold 160, and there is on-site catering available or use of a full kitchen. Hallmark Resort: Offers meeting rooms for 25-105 for banquet seating or 35-140 for theater style. Cannon Beach Community Hall: The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce offers rental of the Community Hall located downtown next to the Information Center and City Park. The hall accommodates up to 125 people and features a kitchen, deck and fireplace. Public parking is available nearby. For information, call (503) 436-2623. Sundance Event Lodge: Located at Sea Ranch Resort, the Sundance Event Lodge offers year-round meeting space including 2,260 square feet accommodating over 100, with features including a warming kitchen, garden area and Wi-Fi.

The exchange of vows at the seashore, accompanied by coastal breezes and sounds of the surf, is the ultimate in romance for many bridal couples and Cannon Beach offers all of that and more. Cannon Beach has many amenities and services to help you plan an event, whether it is for two or 200. The same people who can help plan a wedding celebration are also on hand to help you with all of your other celebration needs. There are florists, professional photographers, caterers and great places for parties in and around Cannon Beach.

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