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Reception
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$2,500 starting price

About

The contemporary and welcoming Ford Alumni Center, located at the edge of the University of Oregon campus, provides a unique setting for your wedding and reception. Nature-inspired decor features, combined with sustainable building practices and mixed-media artwork crafted by native Oregonians, create a warm and dynamic space for gathering with loved ones.

For your special day, the use of the full building would be yours, including the bright & airy atrium, a ballroom equipped with built-in lighting and sound options, a garden courtyard & lawn, and multi-purpose gathering spaces that allow for broad and varied use, like a bridal getting-ready space, signing marriage certificates, and the first look.

For the Duck alum couple, or any happy couple looking for an in-town, versatile, and spacious option, the Ford Alumni Center can offer a customized experience to share with your family and friends on your wedding day.

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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?

$2,500

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?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Government Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
November
December
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Lindsey M. Married on 05/27/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding dream come true!

The Ford Alumni Center offered a polished, elegant space for our wedding, complete with an organized, professional and friendly staff who put our wedding planning stress to ease. We loved the flexibility to have our ceremony outdoors in the courtyard and then move the festivities indoors for the rest of the evening. The facility is sparkling clean and doesn't need much decor to create a stunning ambience. Loved the light and bright feeling and we have some amazing photos that incorporate the beautiful architecture. Extra bonus for University of Oregon grads: how fantastic to get hitched at your alma mater!
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Kristen Married on 08/29/2015
5 out of 5 rating
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Ford Alumni Center. The building is breath-taking and, both being UO alums, it fit us perfectly. We primarily worked with Shawn when coordinating all the details for the wedding. He was extremely responsive via email and always available for phone calls and meetings as needed. This was key for me because I planned much of the wedding from Chicago with the help of my mother-in-law who lives in Eugene.

Shawn had tons of great ideas and was extremely helpful about getting all the sound and lighting equipment needed for the wedding. He was patient and really engaged with the vision we had for the wedding. He was also honest and upfront about any limitations (there were very few) that the venue or his staff had in regards to what we envisioned.

As the week of the wedding approached, Shawn kicked into high gear with us, agreeing to meet with us last minute to discuss a back-up "in case of rain" plan 5 days before the wedding. At the meeting, Shawn was attentive and more than willing to put our plan into action at the last minute, agreeing to let us hold off on making a firm decision until the morning of the wedding. Shawn and his staff seamlessly helped us work out all the kinks for the new indoor plan and were on hand to help us hang decorations and set up.

On the day of the wedding, Shawn and his staff had a brilliant idea to keep the curtains in the ballroom lowered so that guests wouldn't be able to see what awaited them while enjoying the ceremony in the atrium. As the ceremony ended and guests started to look around wondering what was next, the staff slowly raised the curtains and opened the ballroom doors, revealing the room for the guests. It was very dramatic and beautiful and such a great way to transition from ceremony to cocktail hour/reception.

I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with or a better venue for our wedding. I would highly recommend Shawn and his crew.
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Isaiah Truong
Isaiah Truong
Program Manager, Events & Operations

Proud Oregon alum (Class of 2017).

I've been managing events for the Ford Alumni Center on an interim basis between December 2021 and February 2022, full-time basis since March 2022!

I've seen it all - weddings, Quincea帽eras, high school proms, fundraising dinners, board meetings, holiday parties, celebration of lives, formal dances & galas, luncheons, conferences, athlete hospitality, and other large meetings.

*events in bold are our most common events

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
University Catering & Conferences University Catering & Conferences Wedding Caterers

A beautiful venue for the bride who wants a modern feel to her special day.

Erik Bishoff Photography Erik Bishoff Photography Wedding Photographers

The Ford Alumni Center is a stylish new venue for events and weddings here in Eugene. The state-of-the-art ballroom and lobby are beautifully detailed with a modern interior that outshines its already-shiny exterior. Being in this building at night is a real treat. I can also say that the staff is professional and accommodating. I had the privilege of Photographing a Bat Mitzvah here recently (January 2013) and everything went swimmingly. (and the food was great too!)

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