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Oaks Pioneer Church

Portland, OR View map
4.6 out of 5 rating
19 reviews

About

Oaks Pioneer Church is a beautifully restored unique venue, ideal for intimate weddings with fewer than 75 guests (excluding wedding party). It is situated in the Sellwood Neighborhood next door to Sellwood Park overlooking the Willamette River. It has a pipe organ for use with weddings and other celebrations as well as a spacious changing room, restroom, and some limited clothing storage. We are handicap accessible. Please visit the church website at oakspioneerchurch.org to view the interior of the church as well as see photos of the exterior and gardens.

The church adorns the bluff above Old Oaks Park and the Willamette River. We are nestled among meticulously kept grounds with a rose garden, rhododendrons, Japanese maples, and magnolias, all shaded by towering oak and elm trees. A brick-lined, pebblestone pathway guides guests through the main doors and into the church’s high ceiling interior. Stunning wood craftsmanship reaches from floor to ceiling with antique brass chandeliers adding a warm glow to the ambiance. Stained glass windows are an elegant backdrop to the raised alter, and a period pot-belly stove in the back corner of the little church warms the space on cooler days and evenings .

Oaks Pioneer Church is non-denominational and welcomes all visitors regardless of race, gender, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

The church is community owned and operated by the Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) and proceeds from the church go directly to the building's maintenance and community efforts. SMILE also owns and operates the nearby SMILE station.

The SMILE Station was the original fire station in the small city of Sellwood, Oregon, before it was annexed into the greater Portland city limits. The Station has been updated and modernized with a commercial-class kitchen and tables and chairs to accommodate 100 guests for receptions, meetings, and a variety of celebrations. Food and alcoholic beverages are permitted on the site. It's a perfect venue for wedding receptions, located about four blocks from the church.

For more information about our services, please call our business manager at 503.233.1497. We look forward to answering any questions you have!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$500

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?

$350

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

$350

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

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What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
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    Melissa G. Married on 07/18/2020
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    Beautiful church for a ceremony

    We were so lucky to have found this beautiful church. It was perfect for our small ceremony. We had a zoom wedding and a few people there with us. They just got WiFi and it helped us put on the zoom to share with all of our loved ones who weren’t able to attend.
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    Amy Married on 09/29/2019
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    Fairytale dream come true!

    This church was everything that me and my spouse could ever dream of. Was absolutely stunning, I felt like a princess in a storybook as I walked down to the love of my life!

    Oaks Pioneer Church's reply:

    We love this so much!! Thank you and all of us here at OPC wish you a long life of love and happiness!
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    Arjorie Married on 01/12/2019
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    Perfect Venue

    We met with Lorraine and actually found our officiant at the same time! This chapel is BEAUTIFUL! We can't wait to tie the knot on Jan 12 2019 💒

    Oaks Pioneer Church's reply:

    And we are thrilled that you have chosen us! We are excited to have you here! Thank you!

    Sincerely,
    OPC Staff
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A great little chapel for a small wedding. Nice volunteer staff.

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455 SE Spokane St Portland, OR, 97202
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Oaks Pioneer Church frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Oaks Pioneer Church in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Oaks Pioneer Church for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Oaks Pioneer Church for wedding events?

Oaks Pioneer Church offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Oaks Pioneer Church offer?

Oaks Pioneer Church offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements

What services does Oaks Pioneer Church offer for wedding events?

Oaks Pioneer Church offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What percentage of users recommend Oaks Pioneer Church and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Oaks Pioneer Church is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.5 in average response time and 4.2 in flexibility.

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