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Urban Warehouses & Beyond: Portland’s Best Wedding Venues

Forever a hub for creatives, food lovers and outdoorsy folk, Portland has a lot to offer weddings of both the local and destination variety. You can get out into the mountains and forests, or stay right in the city to show your guests what this place does best. Portland’s wedding scene offers all kinds of cool venues, ranging from modern, newly built spaces to industrial warehouses and old vintage schoolhouses. There’s an urban winery, a speakeasy space and a French chateau, just to name a few of the options. If you’re looking for a wedding spot in the Portland area, here are some of the top venues to check out.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown

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Tenduelearn more

Tendue offers a little slice of Paris in the heart of the PDX. Set atop Ford Food and Drink in the historic Ford Building, this sweet little number seats up to 14 guests comfortably or 30 for a cocktail party. The huge wall of north-facing warehouse windows makes a stunner of a backdrop for ceremonies and dinner parties alike.
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Blockhouselearn more

    This modern charmer is gorgeous for an intimate garden party wedding of up to 60 seated guests or 75 mingling. Attached is the Pomarius Nursery, which you can add on to double capacity. The industrial interior space’s rolling garage door opens right up to a lovely furnished patio too.
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    The Bindery Event Spacelearn more

    The Bindery is a large industrial warehouse located about an hour from the city, in the charming town of McMinnville. Tall ceilings, walls of windows, exposed beams and concrete floors are just a few of the highlights. Oh, and if you can find the secret door, there’s a hidden drawing room that’s the perfect place for a nightcap at the end of a long, excitement-filled day.
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    Castaway Portlandlearn more

      This Pearl District warehouse dates back to 1929 and has the towering 14-foot ceilings, exposed wood beams and industrial steel windows to prove it. Castaway hosts up to 400 seated guests for a sit-down wedding or up to 1,000 for a cocktail party that spills out to the enclosed courtyard.
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      West Portland

      Portland, Oregon
      A fresh space that’s flooded with natural light, West Portland suits weddings of up to 100 guests. Run by Bar West, the cocktail program here is legit and the seasonal, local dining is top notch too.
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      Yale Union

      Portland, Oregon
      Windows, windows, windows. This centrally located, massive warehouse was made for light-filled weddings with a big guest count. Set-up long feasting tables down the center of the room to maximize the window to guest ratio. 
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      The Evergreenlearn more

      This gorgeous century-old ballroom space in Buckman is attached to a beer hall with 99 taps. Design highlights of the venue include huge ceilings, bay windows, exposed concrete and an original maple dance floor. The Evergreen hosts weddings of up to 550 guests.
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      The Old Schoolhouselearn more

      Surrounded by orchards, vineyards and beautifully landscaped gardens, this old schoolhouse offers a gorgeous setting for a wedding of up to 320 guests. The historic schoolhouse dates back to 1928 and has been carefully restored, giving the whole place a classic yet clean vintage aesthetic.
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      Union Pinelearn more

      With its rustic wood floors and handcrafted design, Union Pine is just the kind of place where we’d love to see a speakeasy style wedding. The venue exudes that wonderful, cozy feeling you get in a place with lots of hidden nooks and surprise spaces. There’s even a loft upstairs.
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      Coopers Halllearn more

      This winery and taproom doubles as a rad wedding spot for couples who have a vision of being surrounded by wine barrels on their wedding day. Coopers Hall is an industrial space with huge ceilings and lots of windows, a space that can easily suit a wedding of up to 225 guests.
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      Nordia House & Broder Cateringlearn more

      The unexpected Nordic design of this timber-and-glass wedding spot is sure to excite all 200 of your wedding guests. Tucked into the woods of SW Portland, the property feels completely secluded and surrounded by trees. Here, you can host a ceremony outdoors and head inside for a reception in a space that’s modern, minimal and fully embracing of its gorgeous surrounds.
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      Opal 28learn more

      Gather with up to 125 guests at this charming vintage home that dates back to 1908 and you’re sure to be in for a rollicking good wedding time. Opal 28 is an open plan space that comes with everything you need to host a gorgeous events, including a lovely courtyard and three one-bedroom apartments for overnight guests.
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      Jacobsen Saltlearn more

      If you’re inviting guests from near and far and want to introduce them to the best of Portland’s buzzing artisanal culinary scene, Jacobsen Salt is the perfect venue for you. The well-known local business calls this gorgeous industrial building with whitewashed brick walls and tons of natural light home, and you can call it your wedding home whether you’re planning a feast for up to 250 guests or something small with just 20-30 of your nearest and dearest.
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      The Aerie at Eagle Landinglearn more

      Head on out to Happy Valley, just 20 minutes’ drive from Portland, to find this French chateau style venue on a golf course. The Aerie offers a beautiful ballroom with vaulted ceilings, a large marquee tent, a couple of manicured garden gathering spaces and a grove of trees, all of which work well for weddings with a very local feel.
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      ENSO Winerylearn more

      A barrel room and a tasting lounge complete this cool urban winery that’s just the right size for a seated wedding of 40 guests or up to 120 for a cocktail style welcome party or rehearsal dinner. An old garage space with good bones, ENSO Winery has some gorgeous details that include a vintage mural, exposed brick walls, an Edison light installation and a disco ball.
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      The Loft at 8th Avelearn more

      This modern, industrial space in SE Portland seamlessly blends mixed-uses spaces that range from living room-like tasting rooms to an annex with concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that lead out to a green patio. The entire venue can host a wedding of up to 875 guests, and you can easily utilize the smaller spaces to create a more intimate occasion.
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      The Colonylearn more

      You’ll find this gorgeous red-brick and black-shutter colonial building in Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood. The Colony hosts weddings of up to 450 guests in a space that’s timeless, minimalist and easy to transition into whatever your wedding vision requires. You’ll also find two fully furnished apartments and a vintage RV that can be rented with your wedding. 
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