13 Portland Wedding Venues With Historic Cred

Established in 1843, Portland has a rich past that’s been beautifully preserved in a variety of unique historic buildings. Fortunately for us, many of these architectural gems now host weddings and other special events. And whether you’re a fan of Victorian splendor, industrial chic, or European flair, each of the following venues offers an opportunity to step back in time.


Baker Building

Portland, Oregon

Style: Vibrant, industrial-chic historic storefront
Fab Feature: The multi-use ballroom has an 18-foot ceiling with industrial-inspired lighting hung from exposed rafters, and an absolutely gorgeous wood floor.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Opal 28

Portland, Oregon

Style: Versatile, vintage event space in historic Laurelhurst
Fab Feature: Formerly a turn-of-the-century mansion, the venue's upstairs floors boast four elegantly restored 1-bedroom apartments, providing overnight accommodations for up to 16 guests.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Evergreen

Portland, Oregon

Style: Bright and airy urban venue, lovingly restored with state-of-the-art upgrades
Fab Feature: Their built-in technology is the best in Portland, with a remarkable, concert-ready VOID sound system and a 140-light, fully customizable lighting system that will take your party to the next level.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

University Club of Portland

Portland, Oregon

Style: Sophisticated Tudor-style social club
Fab Feature: The entire clubhouse is yours for the day, including the 1st-floor lobby for hosting cocktails, bridesmaid and groomsmen rooms, the main dining room, and lots of private gathering areas.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Nines Hotel

Portland, Oregon

Style: Luxury hotel with chic and cheeky details
Fab Feature: Cool modern paintings and sculpture by local artists give the hotel's common spaces a creative vibe, and even the guest rooms feature fun, tactile décor—plus your event and stay earn Starpoints as an added bonus.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Hotel Vintage Portland

Portland, Oregon

Style: Romantic 1894 hotel with first-class service and amenities
Fab Feature: Soak up the historic elegance of the Pazzo Cellar's original brick walls, coved ceiling, and wine casks, or embrace Portland's lively present with the Pinot Blanc Room’s walls of windows overlooking the city's main avenue.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Ainsworth House and Gardens

Oregon City, Oregon

Style: Romantic setting with a beautiful, historic house and landscaped grounds
Fab Feature: Saying "I do" beneath the towering Ponderosa Pine—it's over 200 years old!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Gray Gables Estate

Portland, Oregon

Style: Turn-of-the-century manor house and grounds
Fab Feature: A variety of gorgeous event sites include lush gardens with water features, the tree-shaded Manor House Lawn, and a light-filled ballroom with sparkling Swarovski chandeliers.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Benson Hotel

Portland, Oregon

Style: Elegant, opulent
Fab Feature: This historic 1913 hotel showcases the stunning architectural details of its era, but has also been upgraded with lots of modern amenities.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Castaway Portland

Portland, Oregon

Style: Industrial chic
Fab Feature: This former 1929 refinery has an inviting main room, and comes with an outdoor patio—plus the option of renting the neighboring Versailles Garden (filled with European statuary and a greenhouse) or the nearby Pomarius Nursery.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

McMenamins | Kennedy School

Portland, Oregon

Style: Vintage turn-of-the-century
Fab Feature: You can stay overnight in classrooms that have been transformed into guest rooms!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Sentinel Hotel by Jake's Catering

Portland, Oregon

Style: Ornate, grand, romantic
Fab Feature: The Heritage Ballroom will wow your guests with its high ceiling, elegant white pillars, and elaborate décor, while the Grand Ballroom boasts curved ceiling panels and a gold color scheme.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Victorian Belle

Portland, Oregon

Style: Landmark 1885 Victorian
Fab Feature: The mansion (a wedding gift for Daniel Boone's great granddaughter) presides over 2.5-acres of gardens that include a lawn for receptions and a pavilion-like gazebo for al fresco ceremonies and parties.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


Venue: The Heathman Hotel Portland

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