Blockhouse is a romantic and scenic event space located in Portland, Oregon ideal for more intimate gatherings. Whether your wedding vision is an elegant ceremony of 60 wedding guests or a cocktail style reception, their staff can cater to any style and theme. Blockhouse is built around a chef-inspired open kitchen and guarantees amazing meals. This venue boasts an open garage-style door that illuminates the interior with tons of natural light. It also features a rustic tin-wall exterior, a greenhouse filled with houseplants, and a minimalist feel that results in gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing photographs. Their talented staff of coordinators and servers can assist with decorating the space and encourage couples to use many of their decor items available on-site, such as string lights, cozy furniture, and spacious facilities.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue boasts two distinct facilities, including a quaint indoor space and a spacious outdoor space. Their indoor facility can hold a capacity of 60 seated wedding guests and 70 standing guests. Couples can take advantage of their outdoor patio and nursery space that conveniently opens and connects to the interior. Combined with the outdoor space, this location can hold a maximum capacity of 120 wedding guests. Their outdoor space can accommodate any climate, with the venue providing state-of-the-art heaters for colder weather if necessary.
In addition to ceremonies and receptions, this venue is available to host a couple's bridal shower, engagement party, elopement, and/or rehearsal dinner. Their services include setup, cleanup, a variety of event rentals, sound equipment, lighting, and WiFi. Event rentals include centerpieces, chairs, furniture, four-foot custom wood tables, barware, glassware, and select decorations. They also offer parking, valet, shuttle access, and wheelchair access. An experienced event coordinator is provided on-site to assist with a smooth and efficient day. Rehearsals are included with all packages.
Blockhouse boasts an open kitchen for guests to be a part of the meal prep experience. Their full bar services include bartenders, a champagne toast, house wine, a signature drink, an open bar, and more. While they offer in-house catering, they also welcome outside caterers. They also provide a list of trusted catering companies, including licensed private chefs and a variety of restaurants.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Emily · Married on 09/01/2019
Hidden gem of a venue
I can not say enough about the staff and the venue at Blockhouse PDX - their level of professionalism was outstanding, and they worked so well with our other vendors to make the whole planning process smooth for me. The venue was absolutely perfect for our 30-person wedding, and I loved that we were in a garden rather than being drowned out by a traditional ballroom. It was the perfect space for our intimate wedding, and I could not have asked for a better place to get married.Sent on 10/02/2019
Jacob Nigro · Married on 08/03/2019
Perfect venue for an intimate celebration
Blockhouse was the perfect little venue for the small and intimate wedding that we were going for. The biggest draw was the open kitchen, which was perfect because we wanted food to play an important role in the night, Being able to see the chefs cooking and plating brought an exciting atmosphere to the night. The whole space was the right mix of modern and classic, and the space came alive once we brought our decor in. We also rented out the nursery space for the ceremony, which made such a lovely backdrop for the ceremony.Sent on 08/20/2019
Noelle · Married on 06/08/2019
Perfect Fit for Our Special Day
This venue is a dream! It was the perfect size for our ceremony (70 guests) and we were able to have a therapy llama and alpaca at our wedding, which early on in the planning process quickly became a must for me lol. Blockhouse is the perfect union of nature and modern, beautiful architecture. We could not have imagined a better venue to represent both of our aesthetics. The ability to have an indoor/outdoor space was imperative to our vision and Blockhouse delivered! Emily was wonderful to work with and was right there with me every step of the way. She was responsive and gave great guidance on how to arrange the venue to best suit our vision for the day. The bar staff were also amazing! They offered to heat up a bottle for my 8 month old nephew and were so attentive to all of the guests. I can't speak highly enough of all the staff. I would absolutely recommend Blockhouse to anyone looking to host their event - wedding, dinner, party or otherwise, in their lush, beautiful, and truly unique space.Sent on 08/12/2019