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These Portland area wedding venues take (and cut) the cake

Check out this list of local spots to host your special event.

A floral arch stands at the edge of a rooftop patio overlooking the city skyline with chairs set in rows in the foreground, lining an aisle.

The Nines, a luxury hotel in downtown Portland, offers views that will leave guests breathless, even before the bride walks down the aisle.

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Whether you’re getting a jump start on your holiday party planning or preparing for an upcoming wedding reception or family reunion, check out this list of rentable venues in Portland.

Note: Guest counts and rates are based on estimations and various options available on each venue’s website. Please contact venue owners to inquire about current availability and current pricing.

A room with white paneled walls and a large paned window, with wooden chairs with cream-colored cushions forming three short rows on an ornately tiled floor.

Tendue may be small in size, but it’s big on aesthetics.

Intimate gatherings

Tendue, The Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Ste. 255

  • Rate: Weekdays are $75/hour or $900/day; weekends are $85/hour or $1,020/day
  • Accommodates 24 seated, 30 standing
  • 701 sqft
  • Key features: The warehouse that houses this Parisian-inspired space is over 100 years old and is softly illuminated with plenty of natural light. Rentals include tables and seating.

Opal 28, 510 NE 28th Ave.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 50-100
  • Key features: The rental fee includes various table sizes, chairs, serving and tableware, glassware, one OLCC bartender, and surround sound for headphone jack-connected music.

The Keepspace, 1412 SE Morrison St.

  • Rate: $720-$1,200
  • Accommodates 28 seated, 50 standing
  • Key features: This ground-level private venue features optional in-house catering and bar service, outdoor lounge, fire pit, and Bluetooth surround sound. Starting Feb. 5, 2024, it will open to the public for small bites and cocktails, Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.

Blockhouse, Pomarius Nursery, 1988 NW 18th Ave.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 60 seated, 75 standing
  • Key features: This intimate and lush space includes chairs, custom wood tables, a bar, bistro lighting, and outdoor lounge furniture. Increase the capacity to 120 (and step into a botanical fairy tale) by renting the Pomarius Nursery Orangerie.

Silcox Hut, 27500 Timberline Hwy., Government Camp

  • Rate: $10,000+ for the wedding package
  • Accommodates 40 seated
  • Key features: Located a mile above Timberline Lodge (at 7,000 ft), this rustic space comes with a stone fireplace and alpine vibes. With this venue’s wedding package, catering, beer + wine, table linens, and a wedding cake are all provided.
A wedding featuring a floral arbor and seating in a circular fashion at Portland Art Museum's Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom.

The Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests for a reception.

Photo provided by Portland Art Museum

Multiple options

The Ruins, 13 Railroad St., Hood River

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 220 seated outside or 120 inside
  • Key features: Voted “Best Urban Space Outside Portland” by Oregon Bride Magazine, The Ruins offers a unique setting surrounded by the remains of a historic fruit cannery within walking distance of hotels and restaurants.

Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd.

  • Rate: Lottery, rates vary, $250 security deposit
  • Accommodates 100
  • Various sizes
  • Key features: There are four outdoor spaces to choose from — the iconic Stevens Pavilion, the small-but-stunning Redwood Deck, the spacious and partially shaded Wedding Meadow, and the quiet, forested Stone Circle.

Coopers Hall, 404 SE Sixth Ave. + 2218 NE Broadway

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 150 for ceremonies, 180 for seated receptions, or 225 for standing receptions | Coopers Hall Northeast accommodates 72 seated, 100 standing
  • 10,000 sqft
  • Key features: Choose between the former auto body shop with two-story-high ceilings (and two different event spaces) or the smaller reception space in the Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood — both come with tables, chairs, and table settings.

Horning’s Hideout, 21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd., North Plains

  • Rate: $3,550-$3,950
  • Accommodates 250-700
  • Key features: Three special outdoor venues provide the perfect settings for a dream Oregon wedding, complete with optional on-site camping for up to 80 people. Renters have their chosen space from 11 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the following day.

Abernethy Center, 606 15th St., Oregon City

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 250-300
  • Key features: This large site offers multiple venues, including a chapel with a special bell from the 1800s and beautiful outdoor garden spaces. Wedding party suites, catering, parking, restrooms, and seating are available.

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 1,000
  • 7,500 sqft
  • Key features: What’s not to love about vaulted ceilings, a chandelier, “floating” dance floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a second-story balcony? There’s also a second, smaller room with its own bar.

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

  • Rate: $3,200-$6,900
  • Accommodates 40-80
  • Key features: Choose between two outdoor sites (the East Terrace or Covered Arbor) and an indoor option (the Fireplace Room). Rental fees include market lighting, tables, and chairs.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 200-1,000
  • Key features: The art museum’s event spaces include the Kridel Grand Ballroom, Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom, and Marion L. Miller Gallery. Each space has a unique set of attributes, from neoclassical columns to a proscenium stage.
Guests watching a wedding at the Exchange Ballroom in Portland, OR

The Exchange Ballroom offers tons of natural light.

Larger venues

The Evergreen, 618 SE Alder St.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 560, or 200 for seated meals
  • 6,500 sqft
  • Key features: Rentals include the option of adding Loyal Legion for cocktail service or a full building buyout, which would boost the total seated dining capacity by 200.

Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine St.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 292 standing, 130 seated
  • Key features: Groups of all sizes will appreciate this event venue’s sunken living room, stunning handmade bar area, and open back room.

Easton Broad, 237 NE Broadway Ste. 300

  • Rate: $2,900-$4,200
  • Accommodates130-150 seated, 200 standing
  • 2,300 sqft
  • Key features: The open layout offers near-endless arrangement possibilities. Design elements include floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed wood plank ceilings, concrete floors, and a built-in bar.

Exchange Ballroom, 123 NE Third Ave.

  • Rate: Contact for pricing
  • Accommodates 300 seated, 425 standing
  • 6,200 sqft
  • Key features: The Exchange Ballroom is located within the historic Eastside Exchange Building along the Willamette River and offers stunning views of downtown Portland. Additionally, the venue partners with Vibrant Table Catering & Events to provide options for catering, floral + decor, and venue management.

What did we miss? If you know a venue that’s not on the list, let us know using this survey.

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