Nestled below the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, Portland, Oregon, offers couples a host of stunning natural and nature-inspired spaces for their special day. There are historic mansions, quirky amusement park and arcade settings, beautiful ballrooms, award-winning hotels, romantic estates, and upscale country clubs.
1.The West End Ballroom
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The West End Ballroom is a 1920s event space in downtown Portland’s West End. It’s the perfect marriage of rustic chic and modern technology. There is a computer-based lighting system and state-of-the-art sound system. They have two ballrooms, the lower one is a stylish yet simple space for ceremonies. The upper ballroom is for receptions and boasts high ceilings, abundant windows, hardwood floors, and a simple, clean design. The venue accommodates up to 200 guests. The West End also provides two outdoor areas – a balcony and an alley patio. Rentals are for 10 hours, providing plenty of time for setup and cleanup.
West End Theater, 1220 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-34-27-14-15
Eco-conscious couples will be happy they found the LEED certified Ecotrust for their wedding celebration. This venue is the perfect ambiance for rustic, country, urban, and casual-themed weddings. Couples can choose to host their entire event from wedding ceremony to reception on the rooftop garden terrace with views of the city skyline. Alternatively, the conference center one floor below the rooftop terrace features an entirely brick interior, an open exposed-beam ceiling, a large wood dance floor, windows that open wide to the outdoors, and space for 10 to 200 guests. Couples can also combine the spaces to use the conference center, atrium, and rooftop terrace. Approved caterers are committed to sustainably sourced ingredients.
721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-27-62-25
3.Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
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Couples wanting to host a contemporary ceremony and reception for fewer than 110 wedding guests will want to consider the sophisticated, urban Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland as an option. Their signature venue is Pinot Blanc A and B, which can be rented separately for intimate weddings of 60 or fewer guests or together for a wedding of 110 seated dinner guests. It has neutral walls and a tray ceiling with recessed lighting, carpet in muted shades, and a white dance floor in a ballroom-style space. The wine cellar is an alternative venue for up to 63 guests in a restaurant-style space.
422 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-28-12-12
Union/Pine is located in a 10,000-square-foot former warehouse turned urban chic event space. The signature event space is Union/Pine and features a large open space that can be divided into smaller areas that include a living room, a middle bar, and a back room suitably sized for receptions with plenty of room for seated dinner and dancing. The main space is 5,000 square feet and accommodates 150 seated guests. There is a comfortable lounging area with wood flooring, and a dramatic reclaimed wood bar. In the back area, the floor is polished concrete, and string lighting dazzles overhead. There is a green room for pre-wedding preparations that doubles as a VIP area for a band or DJ.
525 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +97-12-54-43-95
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Castaway Portland is an award-winning wedding venue near the Willamette River in the Pearl District. The 1929 former rope warehouse turned meticulously restored event space features 14-foot-high ceilings of exposed wood beams with pendant and string lights, a polished concrete floor, potted trees, and large wraparound sash windows. An outside patio with garden space is also available. The versatile 10,000-square-foot space scales to fit any size event with a maximum capacity of 400 seated dinner guests or 700 standing guests, including the patio area. The space also features gorgeous Fremont Bridge views and an industrial catering and kitchen area.
+503 224 4898
1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: 323-928-2888
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Alberta Abbey is northeast Portland’s tony performance and event center. The modern auditorium has theater seating for 400 (250 on the main floor, 150 in the balcony). The neutral color palette and several windows give the space plenty of light and offer a blank canvas for the couple’s imagination. Extras include a lounge area, coat room, foyer, green room for entertainers, and kitchenette. The 2,000-square-foot ballroom features an 800-square-foot raised stage, gleaming maple flooring, neutral décor, a catering kitchen, and a lobby. There is a modern bridal suite with contemporary furnishings and lighting, and a private bathroom for pre-wedding preparations.
126 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-38-97-70-73
7.Columbia Edgewater Country Club
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The 1925 Columbia Edgewater Country Club is an ideal indoor/outdoor space for traditional and classic weddings. Situated on an expansive and lush championship golf course, a wall of windows open from the ballroom onto an attached deck, allowing guests to appreciate the beauty of the natural setting. Ceremonies may be held either on the front lawn or in the ballroom. Sunset weddings are particularly lovely as guests can enjoy pre-dinner cocktails on the deck in the cool evening air with the smell of fresh grass before a night of dinner and dancing. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 seated dinner guests. All the details are handled by their experienced events and catering manager.
2220 NE Marine Drive, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-85-83-54
© Abernethy Center
For couples looking for the ideal setting for a romantic outdoor wedding or a traditional indoor wedding, the Abernethy Center can accommodate both, and do it with style. Outdoor ceremonies can be held at Abigail’s Garden or the Veiled Garden. Both have brick patios and white gazebos tucked into landscaped areas surrounded by trees and shrubs. They offer a level of privacy not often found at outdoor ceremonies. Abigail’s Garden is the more formal of the two. A reception tent is set back from the ceremony space. It’s surrounded by lush landscaping and has a checkerboard dance floor and seating for up to 300 guests. Abernethy Chapel and the ballroom are simple, classic spaces for indoor weddings seating 280 guests.
606 15th Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-37-22-94-00
© Elysian Ballroom
The Elysian Ballroom is the crown jewel of this historic Pythian building in downtown Portland. The fifth-floor venue features Italian Renaissance architecture and décor with cathedral ceilings, antique gold chandeliers, polished hardwood floors, and a curtained stage. There are two suites where the bride and groom and their respective parties can prepare for the ceremony, and a lounge for pre-dinner cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. The ballroom can accommodate up to 220 seated dinner guests. Customized catering and bar service are provided. Reception music, dancing, and merriment must end by 1:00am. Set-up and break-down are provided by the Elysian.
918 SW Yamhill, 5th Floor, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-37-05-63-08
10.Gray Gables Estate
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No matter what type of wedding couples plan to host, from lavish and traditional to rustic and natural, Gray Gables Estate has a venue on the property that will perfectly pair with that vision. The garden features lush landscaping, concrete patios and walkways, gorgeous water features, and – for evening ceremonies – romantic lighting. It can accommodate 300 guests. The Manor House Lawn also accommodates 300 guests. The space is shaded by century-old chestnut trees, while the house’s turn-of-the-century architecture provides the ceremony backdrop. The Rustic Koi Pond space seats 200 ceremony guests and is set amidst a natural wooded area with a gazebo, koi pond, waterfall, and stream. The ballroom is an opulent space with Swarovski chandeliers, a fireplace, large windows, and a hardwood dance floor.
3009 SE Chestnut Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-36-54-04-70
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Lakeside Gardens is a spacious venue for the couple hoping to host their wedding ceremony outdoors. Highlights of the natural area include towering cedar and weeping willow trees, serene lakes, fountains, a wisteria-covered gazebo, and lush garden landscaping on 7 enchanting acres. An elegant waterfall cascades into the lake as swans glide past. No matter the season, this is a romantic and memorable venue. Larger receptions may be held in the Terrace Room with a wall of windows, an arched ceiling, and a wall of mirrors reflecting the beautiful outdoors. It accommodates up to 240 dinner guests. Intimate receptions may be held in the Fireside Room with its stunning marble and oak fireplace. Things to Do in Portland
16211 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-37-60-60-44
12.Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
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The historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion is the perfect amusement park location for a whimsical wedding ceremony and reception. Besides the charming pavilion, which was built for dancing, couples can add other fun amenities to their big day like park rides, roller skating, and putt-putt golf. Even without the add-ons, the pavilion offers Cinderella-style charm with its historical photos, carousel horse, hardwood floors – perfect for dancing – and neutral décor. The space accommodates 300 seated dinner receptions with plenty of room to dance. It also features a kitchen, built-in bar, and bride’s room for pre-wedding preparations. The affordable rental price includes tons of amenities.
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-06-40-24
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© Opal 28
Built in 1908, Opal 28 is a delightful indoor/outdoor space for vintage and intimate weddings. There are two great rooms, one with a built-in bar, and a two-level outdoor private patio. The entire space is 2,600 square feet. The elegant main room features glorious tile flooring, a concrete feature wall, a brick wall with antique doors and numerous windows, and two neutral walls – one with the built-in bar. Seated ceremonies on either the outdoor patio or in the main room accommodate 70 guests. Seated wedding dinners can host 60 guests indoors or outdoors or 125 guests for cocktail-style receptions. There are four overnight accommodations for rent on the upper floor.
510 NE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: +97-15-44-73-24
14.Paragon Restaurant & Bar
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Paragon Restaurant & Bar is located in the hip and fashionable Pearl District of Portland. The former warehouse district turned lively shopping destination is the perfect home for this intimate wedding venue. Couples may buy out the entire space or rent the Banquet Room, Gallery Room, or Upper Dining Room separately. The three spaces can accommodate up to 20 guests, 100 guests, and 35 guests, respectively. The Gallery Room has private entrances, outdoor patio access, a dedicated sound system, and a private bar. Flexibility, personalization, and dedicated staff are strong points here. The ambiance is a fusion of art gallery and urban alehouse, perfect for the modern urban couple hosting a small ceremony and reception.
1309 NW Hoyt at 13th, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-38-33-50-60
15.Portland’s White House Bed & Breakfast
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Portland’s White House Inn will have couples feeling like they tied the knot in the most prestigious spot in town. This historic wedding venue is a stately edifice reminiscent of the actual White House in Washington, D.C. Once a summer home and built in 1911, the White House Inn is the perfect venue for an elegant or traditional wedding theme. The Mediterranean revival architecture features 14 columns, a circular driveway with fountain, and beautiful gardens. Inside, high ceilings, a grand ballroom, hand-painted murals, and exceptional details give this venue a presidential feel. Elegant guest rooms are available for the new couple, the wedding party, or out-of-town guests. Ceremonies and receptions can be held indoors or outdoors and can accommodate up to 100 guests. They schedule 4-hour ceremony/reception blocks between noon and 7:00pm. The rental fee includes tables, chairs, and linens. Catering is in-house.
1914 NE 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-87-71-31
16.The Atrium at Montgomery Park
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The Atrium at Montgomery Park is a historic urban landmark overlooking the city’s beloved Forest Park. This exquisite venue features a dramatic nine-story glass ceiling and a black and white terrazzo tile floor. Endless windows flood the space with light and provide panoramic park views that lend it an outdoor ambiance. The Atrium is grand in size and sophisticated in style. It can host up to 400 seated guests for both the ceremony and the reception. Cocktail-style receptions accommodate up to 1,200 guests. It also features a stage, dance floor, and dressing areas for the bride and groom. Exclusive catering and alcohol are arranged through The Atrium.
2701 NW Vaughn, Suite 210, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-28-72-75
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17.The Bossanova Ballroom
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The 1901 Bossanova Ballroom is located in Portland’s Arcades – historical buildings on East Burnside where the upper floors are above the sidewalk. This vintage location will work for a range of couples from classy to edgy. The signature ballroom is 11,000 square feet in size with two bars and can accommodate 750 seated wedding dinner guests. It features two levels, a large stage, bride and groom dressing rooms, and a billiards/arcade game room. There are tray ceilings with pendulum lighting and ceiling fans, a gleaming wood floor, neutral décor, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. This venue provides in-house catering, but also allows couples to bring their own caterers.
722 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-06-76-30
18.The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
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This stunning wedding location is perfect for indoor or outdoor weddings. The Promenade, their signature outdoor venue, is a hardwood deck over the Willamette River. Couples can exchange vows in front of up to 130 seated guests here. The Great Hall is the elegant indoor wedding space. Ceremonies and receptions can accommodate 200 seated guests. It features large windows with river views, a vaulted ceiling, a hardwood dance floor, and neutral décor. An adjacent deck can accommodate seated dinner overflow or serve as a pre-reception cocktail area large enough for 200 standing guests. Couples can go smaller with the Garden Patio, or larger with the Riverfront Amphitheater.
320 Oswego Pointe Drive, Lake Oswego, OR, Phone: +50-34-27-14-15
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19.The Heathman Hotel
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The Heathman Hotel is a boutique hotel in downtown Portland. This elegant award-winning 1927 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Heathman has eight flexible spaces, some of which can be combined for larger affairs. The Opus Room can host an intimate wedding ceremony before 20 seated guests. The Symphony Room is slightly larger and features a fireplace. The Opus/Broadway/Symphony rooms can combine to create a single luxurious space that hosts up to 150 seated dinner reception guests with an adjoining mezzanine. The hotel offers a dedicated wedding planner and catering by Headwaters at the Heathman – their signature restaurant.
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-41-41-00
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20.The Laurelhurst Club
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The Laurelhurst Club is a 1912 historic venue on the edge of charming Laurelhurst Park. This beautiful space features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, paneled walls, a grand fireplace, and lots of windows. It also provides couples with a mezzanine reception level and bride and groom rooms. Outdoor ceremonies may be held on the West Lawn. The adjacent park with its century-old trees and lovely pond provides lots of interesting places for taking memorable wedding photos. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Couples who thrive in a DIY venue will love the Laurelhurst Club, where they can choose their own vendors and make the space as simple or as elaborate as they wish.
3721 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-35-00-15
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21.The Leftbank Annex
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Couples with a penchant for sustainability will find their dream wedding location at The Leftbank Annex. This high-style venue is raw industrial meets high tech. The bones of the venue create a sleek urban vibe with concrete, brick, wood, and steel elements. It can also be dressed up with endless possibilities for the couple with a transformative vision. Numerous windows on two sides flood the space with light, or give a romantic feel at night. The Greatroom can accommodate up to 933 guests with additional space for 81 guests in the adjoining mezzanine. There is also a green room for pre-ceremony bridal party preparation, and/or a private space for the reception band.
101 North Weidler, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-39-28-64-37
22.The Old Church Concert Hall
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The 1882 Victorian Old Church will appeal to couples looking for a classic, romantic, vintage, or urban chic wedding theme. It features soaring cathedral ceilings with stunning chandeliers and intricate stained-glass windows. The historic venue is located downtown in Portland’s West End. Sanctuary pews are made of hand-carved fir and arranged in a semi-circle facing the altar with a central aisle for the bride’s entrance. The Old Church can accommodate 300 seated guests at the ceremony. The reception hall can host 80 plated dinner guests or 150 guests for a buffet-style reception. There are two dressing rooms for pre-ceremony primping.
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-22-20-31
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Couples planning a Portland wedding for 100 guests or fewer, will want to put Hotel deLuxe on their shortlist. This wedding ceremony and reception site offers three venues. The Screening Room is a 1,240-square-foot space that can accommodate 65 guests for a seated dinner or 100 guests for a cocktail-style reception. Couples can plan for their ceremony with a cocktail hour in a coordinated space, followed by dinner and dancing in the same space. An alternative is holding the ceremony in the Screening Room but hosting the reception in Gracie’s Restaurant, a romantic space with lavender and green décor. A third option is the top floor of the adjacent parking garage, which is a blank slate.
729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-32-19-20-94
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Urban Studio is a sleek, modern wedding venue in Portland’s Pearl District. Once a neglected warehouse district, the reimagined neighborhood is having a renaissance. Urban Studio is a corner building, where its original warehouse features, like an open floor plan, expansive windows, and exposed ceilings, now offer an urban chic ambiance. It also has an octagonal balcony over the bar, slate floors, and glass garage-door walls. The space is completely customizable to fit each couple’s dream plan. Urban Studio can accommodate 170 guests for the ceremony and a seated dinner reception, or 300 guests for a cocktail-style standing reception.
935 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-38-60-02-03
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Couples looking for a wedding venue for their romantic or vintage-themed wedding will be happy to have found Victorian Belle. The 1885 mansion is a historic landmark with opulent décor and lush gardens for either indoor or outdoor weddings. Outdoors, ceremonies take place under a beautiful white-roofed gazebo with fairy lights among gracefully landscaped surroundings. The outdoor space can accommodate weddings of up to 400 guests. The Victorian mansion has gleaming wood floors, antique furnishings, and great attention to detail. It can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions of up to 125 guests. A bridal suite and groom’s quarters are available.
1441 McClellan Street, Portland, OR, Phone: +50-39-70-02-13
25 Best Portland Wedding Venues
- The West End Ballroom, Photo: The West End Ballroom
- Ecotrust, Photo: Ecotrust
- Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland, Photo: Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
- Union/Pine, Photo: Union/Pine
- Castaway Portland, Photo: Castaway Portland
- Alberta Abbey, Photo: Courtesy of monoliza - Fotolia.com
- Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Photo: Courtesy of pkazmierczak - Fotolia.com
- Abernethy Center, Photo: Abernethy Center
- Elysian Ballroom, Photo: Elysian Ballroom
- Gray Gables Estate, Photo: Gray Gables Estate
- Lakeside Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, Photo: Courtesy of mikola249 - Fotolia.com
- Opal 28, Photo: Opal 28
- Paragon Restaurant & Bar, Photo: Paragon Restaurant & Bar
- Portland’s White House Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Portland’s White House Bed & Breakfast
- The Atrium at Montgomery Park, Photo: Courtesy of photographykc - Fotolia.com
- The Bossanova Ballroom, Photo: The Bossanova Ballroom
- The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, Photo: The Foundry at Oswego Pointe
- The Heathman Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of photographykc - Fotolia.com
- The Laurelhurst Club, Photo: The Laurelhurst Club
- The Leftbank Annex, Photo: The Leftbank Annex
- The Old Church Concert Hall, Photo: Courtesy of jerdad - Fotolia.com
- Hotel deLuxe, Photo: Courtesy of photographykc - Fotolia.com
- Urban Studio, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- Victorian Belle, Photo: Victorian Belle
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