Kinsman Hall, adjacent to the church proper, serves as an ideal backdrop for elegant receptions. This Victorian-style ballroom with its brass chandelier, hardwood floors, 25 foot ceilings, stained-glass windows, grand piano and antique furniture, accommodates 150 guests for a standing buffet or 80 seated at tables. We provide the setup and removal of tables and chairs. You may choose the caterer and musicians of your choice. If you are wanting to serve alcohol at your event please see below.* Click here to view a diagram of Kinsman Hall, including some possible table arrangements.
Reception rentals include:
* 85 folding chairs
* 11 X 6 foot banquet tables
* 9 X 48″ round tables
* Grand piano
* Kitchen facilities
* Two 100-cup and one 30-cup stainless steel coffee makers
* Bar sink in Kinsman Hall
* 2 punch bowls (under coffee urns)
Note: Linens and table wear not provided.
*The Old Church has strict alcohol policies in place and is in compliance with OLCC and Oregon state laws. The Old Church has excellent insurance coverage for events, however we can’t take high exposure risks when we are not in control of the event. Most venues do not allow outside concessions or bartenders because of the added liability risk. We do allow outside catering/bartenders but we require that any group selling/serving alcohol at a public event have the following in place:
There are 3 things required when selling alcohol at a public event at The Old Church and we will need copies of the following:
1. Special event license obtained from OLCC when event is open to the public. If this is a private closed event you will not need this.
2. Certificate of Liability Insurance listing The Old Church as additional insured and stating the date of event. Liquor liability of $1,000,000. Applies to both private and public events.
3. OLCC licensed servers with current permits must serve. We will ask to see server’s cards day of event. Applies to all events.
If you are using a licensed caterer they often have all of this in place and we ask that you have your caterer or bartending service send us a copy of their liability insurance.
Alcohol and Food Policy: Service of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine only) may be made only under the auspices of an OLCC licensed server. If you are charging for wine/beer you must obtain a special event license through the OLCC, as well as acquire a Certificate of Liability Insurance listing The Old Church Society Inc. as an Additional Named Insured. The certificate should describe the event and specify the scheduled date. By law you must have food items accompanying alcohol being sold. No large beer kegs and no hard liquor allowed. A standard $50 (for parties up to 50 people) or $100 (for over 50 people) reception fee is charged if food or drink is served. A higher fee applies for full receptions with a large set up. Please see our Event Rates. No food is allowed in the auditorium.