A Merry Matrimony — Simply Events + Balch Hotel

Over the winter Simply Events partnered with the Historic Balch Hotel! We are very pleased to be the exclusive wedding coordinator for all Balch weddings!  We look forward to our blossoming friendship with The Historic Balch Hotel!

Located just 20 miles south of The Dalles, in Dufur, OR, the hotel is surrounded by rolling hills, fields of green, and rustic charm. It is an amazing venue for weddings and events with its beautifully landscaped gardens, sweeping views of Mt. Hood and old town charm. A wonderful benefit… you and your guests can all stay under one roof in the 18 guest rooms.

 The Balch Hotel opened its doors in 1907, advertising “ hot and cold water, electric lights, and steam heat”, all very luxurious for the time. While it maintains its elegance and luxuriousness today, it focuses on relaxation; taking you back to a time with little distractions. There are purposefully no TV’s in the rooms. The Balch Hotel is a perfect match for Simply Events, keep life simple and you will realize the beauty of it.  

The Historic Balch Hotel


Today Dufur thrives on its tourism and farming, bringing hundreds out for its Annual Summer Threshing Bee. When you come to town you do not want to miss Kramer’s Market, filled with all the homemade southern comfort foods you wish you could cook.

Hillary Hilden is the lead wedding coordinator from Simply Events.  She looks forward to helping brides plan their special day at the Balch.  Dufur is the perfect wedding location, besides the breath-taking mountain and field views it is an activity haven. Everything from biking, running, rafting in Maupin, or heading to the Gorge for more adrenaline water sports.

We have amazing weddings planned this year and can’t wait to share more photos. The count down is on for our brides and grooms to say I Do!


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