First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is open to the public as a unique treasure nestled in the heart of downtown Portland. With its exquisite Victorian Gothic inspired architecture, it is a must-see wedding venue! Built in 1890, it is one of the oldest and largest churches in Portland. The hammer-beam trusses, original hand carved pews, Povey stained glass windows, and magnificent Jaeckel pipe organ provide the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding ceremony.
FPC is also available for wedding receptions. We offer two reception spaces-an indoor meeting hall and an outdoor plaza. Our beautiful and picturesque plaza is an exceptional location for a rehearsal dinner or outdoor reception with the cityscape as its background. Whether you desire a small garden party or a larger lavish affair, this urban chic venue is perfect for your wedding reception.
-Organ and Grand Piano Available
-Use our Pastor or Yours
-On-site Event Coordinator for Rehearsal and Ceremony
-Complimentary Ceremony Rehearsal
-Four Candelabras Available (Two Pyramid and Two Spiral; Candles/Lighter Included)
-Two Dressing Areas (Bride/Groom Rooms)
-Altar Table for Unity/Memory Candle
-Guest Book Table
-Kneeling Bench Available
-Pulpit Available for Readings
-Adjacent Parking Garage
-Walking Distance to Downtown Hotels
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11 Reviews for First Presbyterian Church
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Katie White · Married on 08/03/2019
First Presbyterian was a beautiful location for our August wedding! The planning process was straightforward and everyone was great to work with. At one point, we made a mistake with our event insurance. The FPC team was quick to reach out and they were understanding and patient as we quickly resolved the issue. For the rehearsal and the day of, Bill was incredibly thorough and made sure everything was ready to go. We love all of our photos in and around the church, it is a stunning location. Thank you, First Pres, for helping make our day so special!
Photo credit: Olivia Strohm Photography
Sent on 09/16/2019
First Presbyterian Church's reply:Hi Katie and regards to Andrew; I hope this finds you both doing well. It was a real pleasure meeting you and both families and a delight to help out with your wedding at First Pres!
Elizabeth · Married on 01/07/2017
This church is GORGEOUS! As I was being married in the winter, I knew that I wanted to be married in a setting that would be great for indoor pictures! The staff was so easy to work with and so helpful! I am so thankful I picked out this church!Sent on 03/03/2017
Kelsey · Married on 07/03/2015
Travis was so wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process. He was flexible with meetings and our adjusting our rehearsal time to accommodate bride and groom, which was really appreciated. First Presbyterian Church is stunning and worth every penny.Sent on 07/07/2015
The only thing I would provide feedback on is because the church does not have AC, it dawned on me that we were faced with a 100 degree weather day (more rare than not in Portland) and there weren't many resources or recommendations for companies to bring in portable units as the church was extremely warm. I think it would be great to include just a reminder in informational packets that the church does get warm and has limited capability for AC units so guests can plan well in advance for these 85+ degree days in summer!
We had the pleasure of working with Travis Hulse, Event Manager at First Presbyterian Church, at a recent wedding we photographed. Travis was extremely helpful, accommodating, kind, and professional. He met with us a couple of weeks before the wedding to show us the church and recommended areas available for photography, and he was present on the wedding day making sure that things ran smoothly. First Presbyterian is the most beautiful church we have shot in, and Travis felt like a true partner in what we were trying to accomplish through our photography. We can't wait for our next wedding there!