When Out-of-the-Ordinary is Absolute Perfection: 8 Unique Portland Wedding Venues

Want to host your big day in a historic ballroom? Perhaps you’re leaning toward industrial chic…or maybe you’ve got your heart set on a gorgeous garden. If it’s an out-of-the-ordinary place you have in mind, Portland is home to some truly unique wedding venues. Here are just a few for your exploring pleasure…


McMenamins | Grand Lodge

Forest Grove, Oregon

Style: Historic lodge on acres of manicured grounds
Fab Feature: Tie the knot under a natural altar of towering redwoods, then host a colorful reception in the welcoming and eclectic Children’s Cottage.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Lakeside Gardens

Portland, Oregon

Style: Serene garden paradise in downtown Portland
Fab Feature: Great views are guaranteed for both outdoor ceremonies beneath the lakeside gazebo, and indoor ceremonies in front of the Ballroom’s wall of windows and gracious veranda.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hoyt Arboretum

Portland, Oregon

Style: Gorgeous nature preserve with miles of hiking trails
Fab Feature: After a ceremony held on the Redwood Deck under towering redwoods and sequoias, enjoy an alfresco reception in the open-air A-frame Stevens Pavilion, nestled in a grove of Douglas firs.

Catering: BYO
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: $ • $$

McMenamins | Kennedy School

Portland, Oregon

Style: Re-imagined vintage-chic 1911 schoolhouse
Fab Feature: Unique spaces abound here, from the two-story, steampunk Boiler Room to the Gymnasium, with its soaring ceiling, rows of skylights, multipaned windows, and original vintage flourishes.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

McMenamins | Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Hillsboro, Oregon

Style: Hip, rural vintage vibe
Fab Feature: Embrace the playful mashup of a historic Italianate roadhouse, a weathered domed barn, and woodsy acres—all aglow in dappled Oregon sunlight.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

World Trade Center Portland

Portland, Oregon

Style: Iconic and beloved skyscraper
Fab Feature: The Sky Bridge Terrace has a serious “wow” factor, with glass-paneled walls that provide bird’s-eye views of the Willamette River and Waterfront Park.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Rooftop Terrace and Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center by Ecotrust Event Spaces

Portland, OR

Style: Industrial-chic
Fab Feature: The rooftop terrace is great for a wedding ceremony, with its central fireplace, native-plant border, and panorama of the city skyline.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Portland Spirit Fleet

Portland, Oregon

Style: Romance on the water
Fab Feature: Downtown Portland cruises include city sights and lights, while riverboat cruises enjoy the scenic Columbia Gorge as a backdrop.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

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