Now that you’ve figured out WHO and WHEN, it’s time to figure out WHERE to have that most important ceremony of your life. You’re a city girl, and the idea of trying to stage a wedding outdoors in Portland, Oregon’s notoriously rainy weather holds no appeal for you at all! So we’ve come up with Portland’s top 5 wedding venues for a unique, urban wedding. Here they are (in no particular order):
Voted Oregon Bride Best of 2016 and 2017 // BRIDES Best Venue of 2017
Castaway Portland is by far the largest of our Top 5 Portland wedding venues, with a staggering 10,000 square feet! Near the Willamette River at the edge of the Pearl District, this 1929 warehouse was restored to its original glory in 2007 and now serves as one of Portland’s most awarded venue spaces. It features 14′ foot ceilings, exposed wooden beams, striking sash steel windows and an outside patio with available garden space.
Castaway Portland can accommodate 400 guests seated, 700 standing and 1,000 if you utilize both the indoor and outdoor options. With unique wrap-around original steel sash pane windows and stunning views of the Fremont Bridge, Castaway Portland provides a breathtaking experience.
Castaway Portland is there to help with the fine details of your day. They will guide you through the planning to ensure your day unfolds exactly how you want it to. You can expect the following services:
- Bridal suite
- Catering services
- Event rentals
- Wireless Internet
Contact: (503) 224-4898
Union/Pine’s most popular features are its beautiful wooden bar and its unique sunken “living room.” Of all the venues featured today, Union/Pine is the most client-friendly when it comes to décor guidelines and open catering and vendor policies. So keep it simple or dress it up: Union/Pine has great bones. Couples are able to make their special day represent their tastes in every way.
Union/Pine’s central SE location is blocks from I-84 and I-5 and a bridge away from downtown. It is set to host any size gathering up to 292 standing or 130 seated with several custom layout alternatives.
Contact: (971) 254-4395
THE EXCHANGE BALLROOM
The Eastside Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop offer stunning views, modern amenities, and parking with the planning support of an experienced event team. The Exchange Ballroom is a perfect blend of contemporary design with historic character and boasts amazing views of downtown Portland. The venue embodies the Portland vibe with a clean and modern aesthetic; a perfect blank canvas to do what you want in terms of décor, color, lighting and theme to create a stunning event. The Main Foyer is a modern space with exposed old growth timbers and plenty of natural light. Located in the Central Eastside Industrial district, the Exchange Ballroom is centrally located with easy access for both driving and/or public transport.
The ballroom includes 300 black Chiavari chairs, 30 – 60″ round tables, 12 – 36″ tall bistro tables, 1-48″ round table, coat racks, AV capabilities, Wi-Fi, and (7) 6′ x 5′ mirrored walls are designed to separate the Ballroom into staff and guest areas.
With over 6,200 square feet of space, the Ballroom is a blank slate for your wedding. For a seated wedding reception only it can seat 250. For a ceremony and seated reception, it can do 225. These numbers are all dependent upon food service style and your desired venue layout.
The Treasury Ballroom has been freshly renovated in simple bright modern lines to accent its historic elegance. It boasts 6100 square feet of uniquely elegant atmosphere for your event, with its historical facade, modern interiors, and downtown Portland location.
Vibrant Flowers provides innovative and unique event décor from conceptualization to installation. Their designers merge floral, color, lighting, texture and staging to bring each client’s vision to life.
Flower Services: Bridal & Bridesmaid Bouquets, Corsages & Boutonnières, Wedding Table Centerpieces, Aisle & Pew Décor, Arches & Altars
A contemporary event space at NW 10th and Davis.
Inside Portland’s Pearl District, Urban Studio’s historic corner building has been a staple since the early 1900s when it was occupied by the Denby Motor Truck Company. Light and airy, large windows face the bustling streets of the trendy Pearl District. The space maintains some of its former warehouse features with its large windows, exposed ceilings, and an open floor plan. A garage door opens to the sidewalk on NW 10th Ave with the Portland Streetcar just steps away.
Each of these unique Portland wedding venues is extremely popular and sought-after, so best contact your favorite now. Have a beautiful and extraordinary wedding day!
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