There’s no doubt that choosing a venue for your wedding day will be a tough decision. You want a wedding venue that will set the vibe for the whole day and that you wholeheartedly believe was made for you both. So if you’re unsure where to find the perfect venue for you, here’s a list of the best Portland Oregon wedding venues that I’m sure you’ll love!
Castaway Portland was originally a warehouse built in 1929 but was restored in 2014 and made into one of the best indoor wedding venues in Portland! Located at the edge of the Pearl District, right near the Willamette River, Castaway Portland has the most gorgeous features. This includes 14-foot ceilings, exposed wooden beams, steel windows, polished concrete floors, a full catering kitchen, and even an outdoor covered patio! Castaway Portland has a total of 10,000 sqft of wide open space so there’s no need to worry about cutting your guest list short! This amount of space allows 400 seated capacity, 600 standing, and 900 if you use both of the indoor and outdoor spaces!
The Evergreen PDX used to be a Portland Police event space until 2015 when a couple named Kurt and Heather took over it. They did tons of renovations, sparing no expense and making sure that there were no compromises made. They included world-class aesthetics, acoustics, audio-visual systems, lighting, and amenities.
The venue is laid out in three different sections: the entry space, the main space, and the mezzanine level. It holds a total capacity of 550 guests, with 445 on the main floor and 105 on the mezzanine. But what makes The Evergreen PDX one of the coolest Portland Oregon wedding venues, is the Loyal Legion. This is one of Oregon’s premier beer halls, with 100s of the best Oregon beers on tap – the largest selection in the country! If you utilize Loyal Legion on your wedding day, you can have an additional 220 guests. There’s also an onsite wedding suite so that you don’t have to worry about booking another getting-ready space!
Union/Pine was originally built in 1960 by the first female architect in the State of Oregon, Margaret Fritsch. It actually has two completely separate spaces: Main Venues and The Loft. The Main Venue has a sunken living room, bar area, and an open back room. So you can have an intimate wedding here that doesn’t feel too big. Or you can have a large wedding with up to 300 guests and you’ll have plenty of space! The Loft is located on the second floor and is 3500sqft, perfect for very intimate weddings with up to 40 guests. You can really make your wedding day your own here, with the several custom layout options to choose from.
This historic, Victorian-style mansion was built in 1885 as a wedding present from David Cole to his bride. Then, it was converted into an event venue in the 1990s. Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Portland, Victorian Belle Mansion is a beautiful modern romance private estate venue with a little more of a timeless vibe. They have in-house catering that they take much pride in and believe that the cuisine their guests experience must be as exceptional as every other aspect of the wedding day!
Located between Gresham and Happy Valley, Lakeside Gardens sits on 7 acres of beautiful green land. It features tall cedars, weeping willows, and scenic lakes surrounded by a garden paradise. Not only does this venue look beautiful in the daytime, but it also looks gorgeous at night. When the sun sets, the venue is covered in romantic string lights lining the bridges and roof, along with white landscape lights around the lakes. Most ceremonies are held outside at the Upper Gazebo, surrounded by handing baskets and beds of flowers! Lakeside Gardens also includes a Honeymoon Suite on the property that you and your love can stay in. Or if you want to have a few family and friends stay there at your convenience, you have that choice too! They also offer in-house catering as well as bar facilities to take advantage of!
If this venue is for you, they highly recommend reserving the space anywhere from 6 months to a year before your wedding date. If you’re having a summer wedding, then the sooner you book, the better! Summer dates fill up very quickly!
Rossi Farms is Portland’s oldest historic farm venue. It’s located within city limits but it’s secluded enough in the countryside to make your wedding feel private and tucked away from the metropolitan part of Portland. It has a flexible indoor and outdoor space for all kinds of wedding events. Plus, it holds up to 300 guests! The Grand Lawn is where most ceremonies take place, with plenty of room for guests plus a romantic string of light for moody evening festivities. Other amenities include 2 vintage homestead homes that are available for getting ready. You can also have a one-hour rehearsal dinner the week of your wedding which is included in the package rate!
If you love beautiful mountain scenes, then Rossi Farms also has stunning views of Mt. Hood! I have no doubt that you’ll have a magical wedding experience here!
Although it’s not technically a venue, Hoyt Arboretum has multiple outdoor spaces near Downtown Portland that I’m sure will be the perfect space to say your vows! These spaces include the Redwood Deck, Stevens Pavilion, Wedding Meadow, and Stone Circle.
Redwood Deck is one of the most photogenic places located in the arboretum. It’s surrounded by their towering collection of redwood trees and overlooks Johnson Creek. Despite being close to the city, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the forest! It holds up to 40 standing guests and 25 seated, which is perfectly suited for intimate weddings or elopements.
A more popular spot for weddings is Stevens Pavilion. This has a larger capacity, with a guest count limit of 100. Best of all, this spot has an iconic A-frame structure that many couples love!
Wedding Meadow is a beautiful, grassy space surrounded by conifers and white-blooming shrubs and flowers. The guest capacity is also 100 guests, but you can rent it in conjunction with Redwood Deck!
Stone Circle is perfect for small ceremonies for couples who want to feel like they’re deep in the woods, but also with the convenience of a city park. This secluded ceremony spot is amidst the arboretum’s global tree collection, surrounded by towering conifer trees. The capacity here is 40 people, with a rental time block of 2 hours.
Blockhouse PDX is a unique Portland wedding venue tucked away inside Pomarius Nursery. This garden venue was purposely designed with intimate events in mind. Built around a chef-inspired kitchen, they put an emphasis on sharing a good meal with your favorite people on your most special day! It features a furnished outdoor patio that you can utilize, which includes an option to use a covering year-round, so no need to worry about the rain! There’s a guest capacity for up to 60 seated guests, 75 standing, and 120 if you add the Pomarius Nursery Orangerie.
Opal 28 is one of those Portland Oregon wedding venues that has everything you could ask for! It features vintage indoor and outdoor spaces, optional overnight accommodations, and an in-house private chef! The chef will work with you to create a custom menu based on your likes and dietary needs. But even just the sample menu sounds delicious!
You can hold up to 100 guests for a standing ceremony and cocktail-style reception. And not only that, the venue holds 75 guests for a standing ceremony on the patio and 50 for a seated ceremony and dinner in the Main Room.
Their other amenities include a full-service, a built-in bar, and 4 Airbnb rooms that you can book!
If you’re a wine lover or you want to have your ceremony in a winery, then Cooper’s Hall is the perfect venue for you! Located in Central Portland, Cooper’s Hall is a modern winery, taproom, and event space that also specializes in hosting small weddings! You have the option to choose two different spaces for your ceremony. The first is the flagship urban winery that can host larger ceremonies. And the second is the CH Northeast which has a capacity for around 70 guests.
Along with the two ceremony spaces, they offer in-house planning for all events booked at either venue. For instance, every couple who books their wedding day is invited to a food and wine tasting 2-6 weeks before their wedding date! Here, you can sample the wine selections from the current farm-to-table menu!
For couples who aren’t afraid to go all out for their big day, Hotel deLuxe is the venue for you! It channels the romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood with beautiful Art Deco-inspired decor. They have multiple indoor spaces that range in maximum guest capacity. This means you have the option to have a lavish event or keep it a bit more intimate. In addition, the executive chef, Ben Waterman, will create a custom culinary experience that will wow you and your guests! And you can also host your wedding at their award-winning hotel restaurant, Gracie’s!
The Juniper is a combination of two different hotels serving as wedding venues. First is Juniper NEXT, a modern, urban space with gorgeous views of Downtown Portland. It features a blank slate Arium ballroom that can be transformed into whatever your heart desires. There are floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing light to brighten up the room, and a secret garden. Best of all, its capacity holds up to 175 seated guests and 300 guests for cocktails!
The second is Juniper original, which gives more of a party vibe. Lined with lush bamboo, crystal chandeliers, and a two-tiered stage, Juniper Original is perfect for couples who want to dance the night away with their favorite people.
Last but not least, is the Dream Box, an intimate space at Juniper Original. This is a chill lounge area that will give you and your guests the opportunity to hang out and have fun!
Located in the heart of Downtown Portland, The Porter Hotel is a very chic wedding venue offering lovely spaces. It features two ballrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a rooftop that offers views of the city skyline and the Willamette River. You will love the ultimate private dining experience with custom catering provided by Terrane Italian Kitchen and Bar. On top of that, there’s the Pendleton Patio, a 1775 sqft outdoor space, with a built-in bar accommodating up to 195 guests. It also has access to the adjoining indoor space!
Choosing where to have your ceremony is no joke, so I hope this list of the best Portland Oregon wedding venues was helpful in your decision! I’m always excited to capture weddings and elopements so if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your ceremony, I’d love to chat with you. Lock in your ceremony date by filling out my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. And for more wedding venues that are all around Oregon state, check out the best intimate wedding venues in Oregon.