If you have yet to have the pleasure of visiting Portland for yourself, you might not be aware of just how many incredible wedding venues the area has to offer. There is something for everyone here, no matter your taste or style. As an Oregon wedding photographer, I’ve discovered that a few of the most noteworthy Downtown Portland Wedding Venues are Ecotrust, The Arc Light Venue, The Evergreen, and Blockhouse PDX. Each of these spots offers glimpses of what makes the city of Portland so special. Between the mountains, dense forests, deep rivers, and city skylines, Portland truly has it all.
Starting off with one of my personal favorites, the Ecotrust (the venue pictured in this post) is a venue that channels an industrial vibe with rich wood and brick elements. This space can accommodate both intimate and large weddings, making it ideal for groups of any size. Guests can appreciate the impeccable architecture while enjoying the cozy feel Ecotrust managed to create. On top of that, Ecotrust donates 100% of the proceeds from your venue rental to non-profit initiatives. Now that’s a contribution you can feel good about.
The Arc Light Venue
The Arc Light Venue is a truly sophisticated space, rich in history and character. It has an industrial feel but still has warm elements, such as exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. A third-floor loft overlooks both main rooms providing an open feeling while also allowing guests upstairs access during speeches or music performances on the stage below. If you’ve ever pictured yourself dancing your wedding night away in a grand ballroom, this is absolutely the venue for you.
Solidify your love story in the heart of the city at The Evergreen. Centrally located in downtown Portland, just west of the Willamette River, lies this hidden gem of a venue. The exterior of the building embodies a moody charm that You and your guests will enjoy the evening in the main hall, which is beautifully curated with sky-high ceilings and authentic industrial vibes. This venue is incredibly dynamic as it can accommodate a wide variety of styles, including modern, eclectic, or classically romantic. They have several rooms available for rent within the venue itself, including a wedding suite, so that you can customize the experience to perfection.
Blockhouse PDX is an inviting and secluded event space located in the lively Pearl District. The large outdoor patio, spacious interior and versatile layout make it a great place for an intimate reception or an extravagant party. The setting of this venue is within a nursery, which gives a whimsical yet intimate feel. You and your guests will dine in the middle of fairy-lit trees and lush greenery. This space is perfectly suited for the couple seeking modern elegance.
Want more wedding venue inspo? Check out this post about my favorite Oregon Mountain Wedding Venues here!