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First Presbyterian Church

Portland, OR View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
12 reviews
Up to 1,000 guests

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Up to 1,000 guests

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.

Amenities Included:

-Organ and Grand Piano Available

-Use our Pastor or Yours

-Organist/Music Consultant

-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

-Gift Table

-Kneeling Bench Available

-Pulpit Available for Readings

-Adjacent Parking Garage

-Walking Distance to Downtown Hotels

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?

$900

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

$900

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

Yes

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

$1,600

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

$1,400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1000

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

12 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Sam H. Married on 01/01/2022
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    Dream Day in a Historic Setting

    The wedding coordinator at the venue was very professional and in constant communication with us and our planner. He definitely takes personal joy in making this beautiful venue perfect for the wedding day. Definitely chip in the extra $$$ for an organist. This organ is huge and powerful. It adds quite a lot to the atmosphere.

    First Presbyterian Church's reply:

    Hello Sam, it was a pleasure helping to make your wedding memorable. You and Jaimie, your wedding planner and families were wonderful to work with. Of course I totally agree with your recommendation to have our organist play at weddings as it adds so much elegance along with the beautiful sanctuary. Thanks for the nice review.
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    Katie W. Married on 08/03/2019
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    Beautiful Church

    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

    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!
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    Elizabeth Married on 01/07/2017
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    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!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Sweetlife Photography Sweetlife Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

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1200 SW Alder Street Portland, 97205
5032287331
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