Celebrations come wrapped in many shapes and sizes. We prefer ours small and intimate. China Beach Retreat is the perfect location for a very memorable, intimate occasion. A strong sense of serenity pervades here. The vast, seasonally changing landscape, formed when bay, river and ocean merge, has a mesmerizing effect on the viewer, while it provides a gathering place for wildlife and waterfowl.
Your wedding should not be a hassle. It should be a moment of tranquility and commitment. That is what we would like to provide for you, and we believe we can, at China Beach.
Joy finds expression in many ways. We can interpret yours with elegant food, fine Northwest wines, flowers, and amenities. Our staff is friendly, and the property speaks for itself [photos]. The front yard is a haven for wildfowl, hawks and eagles. A family of otter lives in the slough that snakes across the estuary, just a stone’s throw from the craftsman-style house. The morning sun rises over the Columbia River and the vista is alive with rays of yellow, gold and quicksilver. From either of our two upstairs rooms or the honeymoon suite, a couple can contemplate the dance of light, the lunar swing of tides, a circus of rich color, and the phases of the moon.
The Main House at China Beach houses three couples, and the Audubon Cottage will accomodate one couple. If you are planning a larger event please visit the Shelburne Inn website where we can accomodate a larger group. The Shelburne Restaurant has a long standing tradition of serving fresh local ingredients innovative and elegant preparations. The Shelburne Restaurant can cater your intimate gathering at China Beach or a larger gathering located at the Shelburne Inn. for over 35 years owners David Campiche and Laurie Anderson have hosted many wedding celebrations and will assists you in orchestrating your own unforgettable event.
Discounted group and business rates are available for lodging and dining at China Beach. The lovely craftsman house can accommodate small retreats of up to twenty persons. Larger space is available at our sister property, The Shelburne Inn. Between the two establishments we can sleep up to 36. A Pacific Northwest power lunch can be catered during your meeting. The environment and quiet are invigorating, the service, efficient and low-key. Services include bottomless cups of coffee or tea and cookies at snack time. Office and AV equipment is available for a fee. Call soon to schedule your much-needed retreat at China Beach. Meetings & Retreats also at the Shelburne Restaurant.
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