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Castaway Portland

Portland, OR View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
40 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

An original wedding reception venue in Portland, Castaway Portland is the perfect blank slate for your special day. Couples have been able to transform Castaway exactly how they wanted in order to reflect their unique personalities. Built in 1929, Castaway is located at the edge of the Pearl District nestled near the Willamette River.

Facilities and Capacity

Castaway is a 10,000 square foot venue with options for indoor and outdoor space. For an indoor ceremony and reception, we can accomodate up to 250 guests, and with the addition of the outdoor space for ceremony, we can accomodate up to 350 guests. For reception only, we can accommodate between 300 to 400 guests. With wrap-around original steel sash pane windows and stunning views of the Fremont Bridge, Castaway Portland provides a breathtaking experience.

Services Offered

With incredible service and flexibility, Castaway Portland is there to help with the fine details of your day. They will guide you through the planning to ensure everything is perfect and just how you wanted! Couples can expect the following services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs/tables
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Projector
  • Wireless Internet
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,300

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November

40 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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  • Grant
    Grant B. Married on 10/07/2020
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    Beautiful Venue and Incredible Team

    We could not have been more pleased to work with the incredible staff at Castaway.

    My partner and I toured Castaway before the pandemic and were thrilled to use their beautiful venue. Like many couples, we sadly had our plans dashed due to the pandemic. Castaway's staff and management were incredibly helpful and supportive as the pandemic unfolded and completely supported our decision to cancel our reserved date and instead hold a small ceremony at home with immediate family.

    The Castaway venue is a special place and is managed by a group of dedicated people who care about making sure their clients have an incredible experience. I highly recommend it for any future events, large or small.
  • Sarah
    Sarah G. Married on 12/28/2019
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    The Perfect Venue!

    Castaway is just the best! We had the most beautiful wedding (and rehearsal dinner at Blockhouse) and we could not have asked for better people to work with. Emily was so responsive and had all the answers!

Awards

  • 40
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alexis & Kevin
    181 photos · 01/04/2020
  • Riley & Garrett
    29 photos · 08/18/2018
  • Meg & Ken
    27 photos · 07/27/2018
  • Lizzy & Jeremiah
    35 photos · 07/01/2018
  • Robyn & Gabe
    12 photos · 10/22/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Danielle Caldwell Events Danielle Caldwell Events Wedding Planners

Castaway Portland is such a fun venue to work with. Although industrial, it transforms into whatever your vision may be. I love the opportunities I get to use the space because the canvas always turns out different but always elegant.

Stumptown DJs Stumptown DJs Wedding DJs

This is an awesome venue in the heart of Portland's Pearl District. We have DJ'd here several times. It's pretty cool that client's can do so much with this space. They can have their ceremony inside or out and have a cocktail hour inside or out. There's a gorgeous view of the Fremont Bridge from this space and lots of other cool photos in and around the building's property line. The space itself is very industrial with all the modern amenities that one would need in venue space. There are very nice rest rooms facilities and a nice dance light system preinstalled. We love to work here and we're sure you will love having your wedding here as well.

Sightglass Photography Sightglass Photography Wedding Photographers

Castaway is one of my favorite venues in the Portland area, and I've had the pleaser of shooting there twice! on both of these they have been very accommodating to me and the rest of the venders. Castaway is also a very versatile space, as I've come to find during the times I was there. The first was for a wedding back on 10/18/15. It was a relatively bright day and they, and they had the lights down low to create this wonderfully romantic and moody vibe. Those factors made it harder to take photos, but also made for very rewarding and beautiful high contrast photos. The second event was for a Kickstarter party on 02/12/16, this time they did a great job to accommodate the industrial feel that the client was going for. And a very unique feature of this venue (due to its industrial style) is that you can have something like a food cart pull right up along the side of the space, as well as have venders actually pull right into the middle of the space. A word to other venders: If you are one that has a lot of stuff to bring in, you will love how accessible the space is. And specifically to photographers and videographers: if it's bright outside be ready to work with a lot of contrast, as the space is generally pretty dark as artificial light goes.

Map

1900 NW 18th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209
5032244898
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Castaway Portland frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Castaway Portland?

Castaway Portland includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Castaway Portland in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Castaway Portland for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Castaway Portland for wedding events?

Castaway Portland offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Castaway Portland offer?

Castaway Portland offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Castaway Portland offer for wedding events?

Castaway Portland offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Castaway Portland have available for wedding events?

Castaway Portland offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Castaway Portland and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Castaway Portland is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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