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About Polaris Hall

Formerly North Star Ballroom, now POLARIS HALL. Elegant vintage charm in gorgeous 1930s ballroom.

Polaris Hall, a versatile and historic wedding ceremony and reception space in Portland, Oregon, is a charming and elegant space for your important day. As a 1930s style ballroom, the venue offers a unique and vintage feel with incredible indoor spaces.

Facilities and Capacity
With 4,000 square feet of total event space, Polaris Hall provides options for all rooms including the grand ballroom, salon/bar, warming kitchen, prep room, kids room, and dressing room. The maximum seating capacity for the venue is 200 guests. The ballroom features beautiful 14’ ceilings as well as maple floors, soft interior colors, and vintage decor.

Services Offered
Polaris Hall offers many services to help create an incredible day. The ballroom provides a stage, sound system, and theatrical lighting. The entire venue also has central heating and air conditioning as well as being ADA accessible. Their services include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • In-house bartending service
  • Options for outside catering or self-catering (food only)
  • Set-up and break down of tables/chairs
  • Trash/recycling receptacles on-site
  • Ample street parking
  • Options for event host
  • Events can go as late as midnight

Polaris Hall is conveniently located in the Mississippi/Alberta arts neighborhood, near the I-5 freeway. It is minutes away from Downtown Portland, Convention Center, and Jantzen Beach hotels.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Portland

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10 Reviews for Polaris Hall

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Polaris Hall was the perfect wedding venue for my daughter. We really appreciated how easy it was to work with Leslie, how quick she was to respond to questions and help us (we were extra pesky because my daughter was out of the country, so there was a lot of back-and-forth during planning).

I appreciated how upfront the costs were. Every other place we visited had hidden fees (for lights, for music, for outside catering, you name it). We had toyed with the idea of self-catering (so glad we didn't do that!), so it was really nice that we could reserve a spot and decide later about catering. We did end up adding two hours to the 8-hour rental, which gave the caterers plenty of time, and also meant it was easier for us to get in before the off-site ceremony to do a little decorating (twinkly lights on tables, flowers...)

For the party, the layout is great. The kitchen is much bigger than many of the sites we visited, so the caterers like it (and if we had self-catered, it would have been a godsend). There are three extra rooms downstairs, the bar room, and the hallway--it made for a much more pleasant party. People who needed a quiet break could retreat to quiet spaces, and come back into the ballroom for cake or a little dancing.

The ballroom is really quite lovely--our party started at 6 PM. When we arrived, sunlight was streaming in through the second-story ballroom windows. As the sun set, the chandeliers gave off a soft light. It was really just lovely.

Our only complaint: We really wish they'd kept the old name, North Star Ballroom!

Profile Picture Giovanna, 4/21/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Leslie is wonderful to work with! North Star is a cute place at a great price, when looking for venues so many we found charged corkage fees for bringing in your own alcohol on top of the already high price of the venue itself, but North Star Ballroom doesn't have any of those weird hidden costs. They provide tables and chairs which they set up and break down, and Leslie was really flexible with us coming to see the venue a few times before the wedding and having our rehearsal at the venue.

Profile Picture Aly, 9/10/16, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Indoor

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Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

Polaris Hall FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Elegant, Unique, Vintage
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Clean Up
Set Up
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Wheelchair Access


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Ballroom and all available rooms

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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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Non-Saturday Discount

$400.00 Value | Promo Code: NONSAT
$400 off of our regular rate for any non-Saturday, year-round.

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635 N.Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217   See On Map
503-240-6088 (phone)
Polaris Hall is a wedding venue from Portland, Oregon servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Portland, Vancouver, and Clackamas. Polaris Hall is a professional ceremony and reception venue that has been part of the greater Portland wedding industry since 1999 specializing in all event types.