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. Couples may accommodate 400 guests seated, 700 standing and 1,000 if you utilize both the indoor and outdoor options. With wrap-around original steel sash pane windows and stunning views of the Fremont Bridge, Castaway Portland provides a breathtaking experience.
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:
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Kate · Married on 08/29/2014
Castaway is great on about a hundred different levels. A few things I love:Sent on 09/01/2014
* The polished concrete floor
* The picture-perfect lighting
* The high ceiling
* The private room in back (for getting away from the crowd)
* The service and flexibility
* The fact that it used to be a bronze casting studio
They provided me with a floor plan, detailed contracts ... basically everything I needed to get ready for the wedding. And when I walked in day-of, it was even better than I'd expected. A wonderful event space for those who want something fresh, open, and more modern than a ballroom.
Robin Lee · Getting married on 11/05/2019
Love the space!
Castaway was the first venue we toured when looking for wedding venues, and it was love at first sight. We loved the openness and the ability to make the space our own and the large windows that let in lots of natural light. The back patio was the cherry on top as we were looking for an indoor/outdoor venue.Sent on 05/19/2019
We worked with Paige as we were planning our wedding, and she made wedding planning easy for us. At our first meeting, she was able to whip up a floor plan as we were talking and even altered it several times for us leading up to the wedding. She was such a pleasure and joy to work with and made the day seamless.
The best part of Castaway - the outdoor space was the perfect place to surprise our guests with the Wedding Llamas! The blue wall is the perfect backdrop and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding at Castaway.
Ellen · Married on 07/06/2019
Castaway and Blockhouse
We picked the Castaway for our venue, and used Blockhouse and Pomarius nursery for our ceremony and cocktail hour. It was the perfect blend of botanical and NW industrial, which is just what we were looking for.Sent on 07/18/2019
The staff at Castaway are friendly, professional and highly communicative. We really enjoyed working with them over the last year and would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
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.
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.
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.