“We absolutely LOVED the Old Church! It’s so stunning, unique and perfect for couples who like the traditional feel of a church wedding but aren’t themselves religious (the venue is completely secular).” — Kelly, Wedding Wire review, November 2015.
Simple and classic, The Old Church is an elegant and flexible wedding venue, whether you’re looking for timeless romance, urban glamor, or vintage chic. This 1882 Victorian-era jewel offers cathedral ceilings, dramatic chandeliers, and stunning stained-glass windows. Located in the West End cultural district of downtown Portland, we are within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and other historic and cultural attractions for your out-of-town guests. We were honored as a finalist for Oregon Bride Magazine‘s Best of 2017 in the Historic Venue category.
Below you’ll find links to documents to help you learn more about weddings at The Old Church:
- Ceremony and Reception Rates and Times
- Reception Policies
- Alcohol Policies
- Overhead Layout and Amenities Checklist
- Numbered Seating Chart
- Preferred Vendors
- Organists and Pianists
- Recommended Officiants
- Parking Information
- Reception Clean-up Policies and Guidelines
Our new heating and air conditioning system keeps the space comfortable year-round, and a recent interior painting project highlights the beauty of the vaulted ceilings and provides a perfect backdrop for your ceremony. We are also wheelchair accessible. We tailor the space to make your wedding ceremony and reception personalized and unforgettable. The Old Church operates as an independent nonprofit and maintains no religious affiliation, so you can select the officiant of your choice. The hand-carved fir pews, which seat 300 and are divided by a 30-foot-long center aisle, form a semicircle around the ample altar area. The reception hall hosts sit-down receptions for 80 guests and casual buffet receptions for 150. The wedding party has access to a dressing room with ample mirrors and a beautiful adjoining Victorian parlor, furnished in period antiques. A second dressing room is on the lower level.
We encourage you to stop by and take a look at The Old Church. We’re open Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 3pm, or contact us to set up a tour outside of normal business hours. Just email us or call 503.222.2031 for more information.
Ceremony Rental Includes:
- Grand piano
- Two 9-candle candelabras (candles not included)
- Two dressing areas
- Altar table suitable for unity candle
- Guest book table
- Gift table
Reception Rental Includes:
- Grand piano
- Kitchen facilities
- Ten 6-foot banquet tables; ten 48-inch round tables
- Eighty folding chairs
- Two 100-cup stainless steel coffee makers
- Wet bar in Kinsman Hall
- Three punchbowls and ladles
- Linens and tableware are NOT provided
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