Wedding Venue Guide for Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon is one of the most popular places to get married because of its natural beauty and variety of venue choices. Check out our guide to the top 10 best venues in Portland below.

Wedding Venue Guide for Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon is one of the most popular places to get married because of its natural beauty and variety of venue choices. Check out our guide to the top 10 best venues in Portland down below.
Host a gorgeous wedding at the Peninsula Park, which has a fountain, rose garden and reservable pavilion. The quiet atmosphere of this outdoor area can make for a peaceful, intimate wedding. There are over 5,000 different roses in the garden, so you have a great variety of backdrops to choose from for wedding photos.

Peninsula Park is open from 5 a.m. to midnight, while the rose garden is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The nearly 17-acre park is taken care of by a group called Friends of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden.

Distance from Piedmont Vacation Rental: 10-minute walk or three-minute drive

The Village Ballroom is a historic venue that's great for big weddings of up to 299 people. Built in 1909, the ballroom has a bar and greeting room, along with tall windows and 100-year-old wood flooring. The rented room comes with tables, chairs and a built-in sound system.

What makes The Village Ballroom extra special is that, when you book with them, your event also benefits a local charity who has partnered with the ballroom.

Distance from our rental: 13-minute walk or three-minute drive

3. Polaris Hall (once known as the North Star Ballroom)

In a brick building, the Polaris Hall is a stunning wedding venue with over 4,500 square feet of space for you to use. Enjoy the vintage, elegant look of the building's hardwood floors, 15-feet ceilings, warm colors and theatrical lighting. This venue is great for larger weddings of up to 180 people.

You'll have access to these rooms in the building when you book:
  • Main ballroom
  • Bar/salon
  • Dressing room
  • Spacious cafe room/kids room
  • Kitchen and catering prep room


You can also listen to a DJ or live band perform on stage while your guests mingle in the spacious building.

Distance from our rental: 17-minute walk or four-minute drive
The Kennedy School has a variety of rooms to choose from to match your wedding preferences. The two main rooms people use for a wedding are the gym and the gym courtyard. You can invite up to 200 guests for your wedding at this venue. This quaint, beautiful building once served as a school — hence the name — so many of the rooms once served as classrooms.

The venue also offers elopement to-go packages.

Distance from our rental: Six-minute drive
If you're looking for an industrial backdrop, then host your wedding at The Leftbank Annex. This pre-war building has over 14,000 square feet of space for you to use, along with large windows and high ceilings. You can rent the Greatroom, the Mezzanine and the Clubroom. The rental comes with furniture like mobile bars, six-foot tables, office chairs (Clubroom only) and more.

Distance from our rental: Seven-minute drive
This venue is a restored mansion with historic decorations and a luscious, manicured garden. The house is in wonderful condition, so your guests will surely be impressed when they tour it.

Distance from our rental: 10-minute drive
Cooper's Hall Winery and Taproom has vintage wine and an inviting atmosphere to make for a wonderful wedding night. Although the taproom is closed, you can still enjoy tasty wines at Coopers Hall (up to 150 guests), CH Northeast (up to 72 seated guests) and Black Door (up to 36 seated guests).

Distance from our rental: 12-minute drive
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Union/Pine is an open venue, allowing for dancing, games and mingling inside the at least 60-year-old warehouse. Around 10,000 square feet in size, the warehouse has two spaces for weddings: the Main Venue and the Loft. The Main Venue has a "sunken living room," bar area and open back room. The Loft is a smaller space that's great for intimate weddings.

The venue has room for up to 292 people if they're standing (if they're sitting the max is 130).

Distance from our rental: 15-minute drive
Castaway Portland is a modern wedding venue with unique, urban backdrops. Housed in a warehouse, the venue has 14-foot ceilings, wooden beams, steel windows and an outside patio for lovely photos. The 10,000 square feet warehouse can accommodate up to 250 guests, though if you include the patio and outdoor space, it can accommodate up to 350 guests.

Distance from our rental: 17-minute drive
Right by Horning Reservoir, Horning's Hideout is surrounded by forestry and has an amphitheater and golf course. You can host your wedding at the Lakeside area (up to 350 people), the Creekside area (up to 250 people) and the Stage area (up to 700 people). You'll see peacocks walking around the venue.

Distance from our rental: 40-minute drive

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Conclusion

Portland has a variety of event spaces to match what you're looking for. Stay at the Piedmont Vacation Rental to have easy access to these event spaces and the rest of what Portland has to offer.