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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Wedding dream come true!
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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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, Quinceañeras, 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
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A beautiful venue for the bride who wants a modern feel to her special day.
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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