top of page

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Oregon City countryside, Brightwater stands as a testament to the power of passion and perseverance, boasting a unique legacy unmatched by any other venue. Through the ages, it has been crafted with boundless love and tireless devotion, echoing with the whispers of the past and the enchantment of the present.

Click here to read the full love story of the original homesteaders, Christian Friederich and Marie Louisa Vonderahe, and how Brightwater is truly meant to be a place where loves journey begins!

Frederick Barn

The Brightwater Love Story

The stunning field overlooking the pond

The property

Brightwater is over 10 acres of rustic landscape with a four-acre lake, a pathed forest, and two beautiful barns.

The upper barn is perfect for hosting smaller events or utilized as a dressing area for the bridal party. It has two large sliding barn doors that open up to the concrete patio overlooking the ceremony field and pond. There is an ADA bathroom, a large bar with a commercial refrigerator and freezer, a seating area, a private-entrance dressing room with large mirrors and high top chairs, two concrete ADA parking spaces, and a graveled parking area for vendors. 

The lower barn has large garage doors that open up to overlook the beautiful lake. It is large enough to host the ceremony and reception with a quick changeover in between, depending on the size of your event. There is also a catering prep area, an outdoor space for a food truck, and two ADA bathrooms. 

The Owner

Mark Herkamp your host and owner

At Brightwater, we specialize in making your wedding dreams a reality. This venue is dedicated to creating unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. Mark, the owner, put his heart and soul into the venue's design, taking years to handcraft a location that perfectly complements the picturesque natural landscape.

bottom of page