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Eliot Center at First Unitarian Church

Portland Wedding Venue
1011 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Contact: Event Sales
Phone: 503/228-6389 x412

Why We Like This Place

• The historic Eliot Chapel adds a sense of reverence to your joyous ceremony. Enhanced by a long, dramatic center aisle, this graceful setting features a high barrel ceiling and tall arched windows that allow natural light to stream in.

• Architectural details up the charm quotient. Great touches, like French doors topped with fan windows, wainscoting and a fireplace make the intimate Channing Room a winner for smaller ceremonies or receptions.

• The outdoor courtyard or adjacent two-story atrium are lovely spots to lift a glass of bubbly. Yes, you can offer your guests alcohol at this church venue, as well as take control of the menu by choosing any caterer you like—or by doing the cooking yourself!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 40

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 180
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 40
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 40


  • Max. Seated: 700

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $300–600 deposit, based on whether you are booking a ceremony, reception or both, is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 90 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $550–2,050.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg

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