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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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!