Hold a wedding in a former Catholic elementary school? Amen to that! - and we promise, no one will rap your knuckles with a ruler for bad behavior. In fact, we encourage you to dance in the hallways, drink on school property, laugh out loud in classrooms and more.
Built in 1936 as the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, this hotel is a gem unlike any other, offering comfortable and modern guestrooms, an onsite brewery, a year-round soaking pool, quaint small bars and more. After your big event, guests can enjoy the entire property, taking in the original artwork, stopping for a glass of wine or a pint of ale, gathering together in any number of cozy spots including hidden rooms. We even have one cottage that accommodates up to 10 where you can host an entire wedding party.
The Old St. Francis School is one of the most charming venues in all of central Oregon - it will leave you and your guests with wonderful memories.
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Danielle Keefe · Married on 06/29/2019
I could not have asked for a better venue than McMenamins Old St Francis. They were incredibly helpful in guiding me plan, flexible with our reception vision and affordable. The location was perfect since our guests have never been to central Oregon and the location's uniqueness allowed our guests to have a memorable experience.Sent on 07/26/2019
Stephanie Marshall · Married on 06/15/2019
Attentive Service and Attention to Details
Lauri at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, Oregon helped put together a special reception for our wedding on June 15, 2019. She worked closely with us to make sure every detail was covered and was very flexible with the ever changing head count! The room was amazing, the food was delicious and our guests had a great time! What a relief to know that it was all in her hands the day of the wedding, so I could focus on the ceremony and know that when we got to the reception, it was all going to be great! Thank you so much! Stephanie and Frank WoodSent on 07/06/2019
McMenamins Old St. Francis School's reply:Thank you Stephanie and congratulations! It was such a joy to work with you and Frank. The wedding reception was beautiful, your family had a great time, and our staff really enjoyed working with you. And the flowers...wow! Absolutely gorgeous.
Megan Newton · Married on 02/12/2019
Magical day at McMenamins in Bend
The event staff at McMenamins is top notch! The venue itself could not have been a more magical spot to hold my sons wedding. The space was perfect, the vibe of the room/property was so cool and the value was great!!! Highly recommend!!!Sent on 02/12/2019
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McMenamins is a fun and hip setting for your Wedding - in the center of Bend. With some some garden courtyards for a small affairs. In the winter have a cocktail as you warm up around one of their outside fires. Mary Ellen Deckelmann - Wedding Officiant - Weddings with Heart/Elope Bend
McMenamins in Bend is a great place for a wedding. Their pricing is very competitive and the staff is awesome!
McMenamins in general are some of the most uniquely beautiful locations for a wedding and in Bend, Old St. Francis School is no exception! Many fantastic locations to photograph a wedding including the drop dead amazing soaking pool! Take into consideration that it is within walking distance of downtown and that there are accommodations for your guests on site and this is a true winner in our book!!