McMenamins Kennedy School is a wedding venue located in Portland, Oregon. This historic event space was built in 1911 and was once highly praised for its one-story architecture, which was considered quite original at the time. When holding your celebration here, you are guaranteed a memorable experience that you can treasure for many years to come.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue offers an array of indoor and outdoor event spaces to host your special day. The Gymnasium is a gym that has been converted into an ideal site for all kinds of celebrations, seating up to 112 guests. Here, you will find eclectic lighting, an expansive dance floor, and an accessible courtyard. The Gymnasium Courtyard is a lovely spot to say “I do” while enjoying the fresh air, and it can also accommodate up to 112 people. If your wedding calls for a more spacious area, the Movie Theater ensures a truly one-of-a-kind setting and room for up to 200 guests. This space features fixed seating in a theater style, with tables and comfortable couches and chairs for a cozy atmosphere. For smaller events, couples can use either the Mina Parsons Room or the Martha Jordan Room, both having space for 40 guests each.
McMenamins Kennedy School is able to provide event space for weddings and other special events of varying sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand affairs. The venue’s dedicated staff strives to offer each couple an unforgettable event that is as stress-free as possible. Your out-of-town guests will appreciate the on-site accommodations of 57 guestrooms, which were once classrooms, that are available to enjoy after dancing the night away.
Couples booking their celebration here can avail of a wide range of delicious on-site catering options. The skilled catering team is happy to accommodate special dietary restrictions, ensuring that you and all your guests can enjoy your wedding feast. The venue offers numerous McMenamins handcrafted ales, wines, and spirits. In addition, catering services here include the following services and items:
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44 Reviews for McMenamins Kennedy School
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Marie B. · Married on 02/22/2020
Wonderful wedding reception
The planning was made easy for us. The space was beautiful. Food and beverage was delicious.Sent on 03/09/2020
Katie · Married on 09/28/2019
We love this place!
This place is perfect for those who are so over the fluffy white generic weddings and are looking for something special they will never forget!Sent on 10/02/2019
Elise M. · Married on 05/10/2019
perfect wedding in a beautiful setting
cannot recommend this place enough! my wedding was truly perfect because of the venue, staff and everything that went on during the planning process and on the actual wedding day! the edgefield coordinator, tyson, was a dream to work with: always available for questions, suggestions and 100% transparency until the very end. the venue was beautiful, staff was attentive, friendly, and could deal with any minor mistakes that always end up happening. the food was delicious, hotel was clean and everything was set up according to the wedding day plan (reception/ceremony). we also used an outside day of coordinator and a photographer from their referral list and they were awesome as well! it's so easy to have the catering, reception, ceremony, and rehearsal dinner at one place and to be able to stay there as well! do yourself a favor and have your wedding here, you won't regret it!Sent on 10/23/2019
I always look forward to events at the Kennedy School. The staff is very accommodating, and the venue space is organized and has a beautiful outdoor patio for ceremonies.
McMenamins Kennedy School is an easy place to be married - it's easily accessed by public transportation, provides a hotel for guests to stay at, provides several possible venues. Great location, ease of getting there, and, hey, we live in walking distance - so having Your Personal Ceremony as your officiant works great!
This venue is another popular wedding venue in the McMenamins deck of cards. Their gym is usually where most receptions take place. It hold about 110 to 120 people seated with room to have the ceremony and cocktail hour outside in a really cool courtyard. The ambience and staff is what make this place great. Don't be fooled by the restaurant menus. They have a lot more to offer if you are having a wedding here. You also get a lot for you money at the Kennedy School. They have a movie theater, a soaking pool, several restaurants, and even a hotel all on premise. All, your friends and family can stay at the hotel after your wedding reception ends so no one needs to drive home. Before you leave this place, make sure you hit up the boiler room, it's quite a treat.