Portland Spirit Cruises & Events

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About Portland Spirit Cruises & Events

Portland Spirit Cruises & Events, a breathtaking wedding venue in Portland, offers couples a unique experience for their engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or elegant ceremony and reception. In the business since 1994, you and your guests will love a wedding on the water.

Facilities and Capacity
The Portland Spirit has two levels, built-in marble dance floor and an open air viewing deck. It can accommodate up to 300 guests for your ceremony and 400 for a reception. Another option is the Willamette Star, an elegant venue space with a cherry wood interior, sound system, piano and two viewing decks. This space can hold 100 guests for your ceremony, and 120 for the reception. A more intimate space is the Crystal Dolphin, a luxurious vessel for a 50-person ceremony and 80-person reception. Finally, the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler provides the authentic riverboat experience, accommodating a maximum of 200 people.

Services Offered
Wedding packages include many amenities, including the cruising time, delivery and setup, catering options, planning and coordination and more. Depending on the package and venue space, services and items include:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Tables


Cuisine
With fresh ingredients and creative, delicious menu options, your food needs will be taken care of at Portland Spirit Cruises & Events. You may choose from serving styles such as buffet, cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, plated and servers. The catering team and chefs will create anything ranging from seafood to salad, meats, vegetarian options and so much more.

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8 Reviews for Portland Spirit Cruises & Events

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Krista Hubbard · Married on 08/17/2019

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    Best Venue and Staff Ever!!

    We had an absolute perfect wedding and everything was so incredible! We can’t thank The Portland Spirit enough for all they did to help put this together for us! We just got married this Saturday August 17th and we already love reliving our memories and can’t wait to go on a cruise again one of these days! Our ceremony was on the top deck and dinner and dancing on the middle deck and everything was gorgeous!!! Beautiful clean boat and great view of the Waterfront!

    Far and above our expectations to use the Portland Spirit. The whole staff was so nice, efficient and helpful to all of our guests. The food was delicious and all of the coordination was amazing. You will be so thankful if you use the Portland Spirit because the staff on the boat made this event seamless! And the captain was our officiant and he is amazing!! What a wonderful memory with him and he even let us drive the boat when we went up to sign our license!

    All of our guest kept telling us this was the most fun wedding they have been to and how cool it was to be on a cruise! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using The Portland Spirit!! They are so inclusive so the money goes to so many things and you will get an amazing staff to help you.

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    Lisa · Married on 07/29/2017

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    We had an absolutely wonderful wedding experience with the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. The event coordinator and crew went truly above and beyond to give us an incredible day. I really can not say enough good things about them. Plus, the scenery and food were great! I don’t have any scenery pics on my phone but if you know the Columbia Gorge, you can imagine!

    Sent on 12/21/2017

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Portland Spirit Cruises & Events FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 16.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Boat/Yacht, Historic Building, Restaurant, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November

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    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Steady State Studios
    Steady State Studios Wedding Videographers

    Unbeatable venue for scenery, friendly and helpful staff, and overall excellent memories. Few places can rival the novelty and plain fun of a huge sternwheeler as it drifts down the Willamette. Check this place out!

  • Crystal Lilies
    Crystal Lilies Wedding Florists

    There is no place in Portland where you can get the attention to detail and the experience you get with the people at the Portland Spirit. If you party is small or large, they will give you the attention and follow thru found no where else. For many years we have enjoyed working with the Portland Spirit and know that they care about their brides. Every event with them if different, because of the Portland you will see as you go down the river with them on your event. We would suggest the Portland Spirit to Brides looking for that once on a lifetime wedding.

  • Alyssa Jul Photography, LLC
    Alyssa Jul Photography, LLC Wedding Photographers

    A fleet of amazing venues for ceremonies and receptions - We've worked on The Portland Spirit Cruise Ships for numerous weddings and have been impressed at each one!

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  • 110 SE Caruthers Portland, OR, 97214 See on map
    503-564-1854 (Phone number)
    8002243901 (Other Phone Number)
    5032319089 (Fax Number)

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