Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions when planning an event. The location, parking, floor plan, cost, and capacity of your event space can determine how you make all other decisions. We scoured several websites to find a consensus of the top five venues in Portland with capacity to accommodate groups of 500 or more, and we added a few runner-ups that get points for style.
THE TIFFANY CENTER EMERALD BALLROOM
1410 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
This is a 4000 sq ft space that can have multiple configurations; open, banquet, and theatre with a permanent stage. The banquet configuration has a capacity of 300, but the ballroom and theater have a a capacity of 650 and 975, respectively.
Located at the corner of 14th Avenue and Southwest Morrison Street, the Tiffany Center is a Modern/Art Deco building featuring two large ballrooms and a conference space for a range of event types. The building’s stunning entrance features a local artist’s reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, which underscores the historic 1920’s elegance of Portland’s premier event facility.
The large, arched opening is adorned with stone-carved gargoyles that add to the building’s mystique. The interior appointments of the lobby, reception rooms, and formal event rooms have been maintained with the wood paneling, lighting, and windows of the original building.
Perks include reserved parking only a block away.
MELODY GRAND BALLROOM
615 SE Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97214
At 5600 square feet in size, The Grand Ballroom comfortably seats 420 guests and can accommodate more than 800 guests for a standing reception. With it’s ornate 30 foot ceiling, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful hardwood floor, this ballroom can easily be transformed into the perfect setting for your grand occasion.
Perks include its 30 ft ceiling and banquet capacity of 650.
EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON PORTLAND WASHINGTON SQUARE
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, Oregon 97223
This is located a little further west of Portland but with more than 24,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square can cater to events large and small. Meeting organizers can take advantage of the hotel’s convenient location near Washington County corporations and business headquarters that reside in nearby Beaverton and Hillsboro.
Perks include tons of square foootage, being closer-in to coporations located in the west side, and wedding capacity for up to 800 guests.
BELMONT BALLROOM AT CROWNE PLAZA PORTLAND
1441 Ne 2nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232
This is an extremely modern 13,000 square foot space. The Crowne Plaza Portland is a flexible upscale venue for meetings and special events of all sizes and occasions. Its unique range of services paired with an award winning staff help meeting planners organize and stage exceptional events with ease.
Perks include daily meeting debriefs with itemised daily expenses to manage your budget in real-time.
618 SE Alder Street
Portland, OR 97214
With a 550 person capacity and room for a 200 person seated dinner, The Evergreen has the capacity, flexibility, and infrastructure to host any event. From its historic, restored details to state-of-the art updates, The Evergreen merges new with old, modern with classic, comfort with elegance. We’d love to be the venue for your next event!
We saved the best perks for last: The Party Place is the Evergreen’s preferred rentals vendor.
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