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Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront is a hotel and wedding venue that can be found in Portland, Oregon. This facility provides a tranquil setting for weddings and other occasions, though located just minutes away by car from the downtown area for added convenience. It includes a varied selection of event spaces from which to choose, a dedicated team, and a plethora of amenities for guests to enjoy.

Facilities and Capacity

No matter if your dream wedding consists of an intimate affair or a grand gala, this venue offers multiple event areas to ensure unforgettable celebrations. Outdoor ceremonies can be had on the river deck, featuring stunning views of the Columbia River that help create a memorable backdrop for events. This outside area can seat up to 300 guests. The facility’s largest option, the Grand Ballroom, supplies 18,000 square feet of event space that to-be-weds may use to make their wedding visions realities. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light to illuminate festivities of all kinds. The Grand Ballroom has space for up to 1,200 seated guests.

Services Offered

Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront can accommodate a wide range of wedding-related events, such as engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their experienced staff understands that every couple is different and works diligently to create unforgettable celebrations that flow as smoothly as possible. When booking this venue for your festivities, you’ll also have access to services that include setup, lighting/sound, WiFi, and more.


The hotel’s professional catering team delights in crafting all kinds of tasty fare to wow couples and their loved ones alike. With an extensive array of appetizers, sides, and main dishes available, to-be-weds can adapt their menus to suit their individual tastes and needs. In addition, this venue can provide numerous bar services to add to help make meals all the more special. Guests may enjoy the following and more:

  • Cash, limited, or open bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine


After a long day of celebrating, you and your loved ones can look forward to returning to the hotel’s welcoming guest rooms to relax. Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront boasts a variety of rooms to accommodate different needs, with pet-friendly options available. Rooms include amenities such as flat-screen televisions, microwaves, and others.

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Covered Outdoor
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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Bar Services
Catering Services
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly

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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

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Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor

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Michael H. Sent on 09/29/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Pandemic love 💘

Let me start by say Thank You, our wedding was wonderful and our reception was top notch!! My bride was so happy 😊
(Happy wife happy life) my family and friends were amazed at the location and view. Every thing was so nice!!!
Lisa going-green was so great. She walked us through every step, the food was prepared perfect, every single staff was like family, they went above and beyond the usual care, the price was perfect,
Shelby Sent on 12/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we wanted and then some

We first found Red Lion on the River because we were looking for just that -- a venue on the river. Specifically a hotel on the river that allows dogs. Given that our families and most of our friends were coming in from out of town we thought getting married at a hotel would be the easiest thing. We also wanted to include our beloved dog in our nuptials so we needed a place that was set up for him. Red Lion checked all of those boxes.

Lisa and her team were very responsive and accommodating through the entire process. She held my hand through all of the covid ups and downs and took every over the top request I had seriously. She's an excellent problem solver which made our day go off without a hitch.

Part of our package included a presidential suite for my bridesmaids and me to get ready in and then turn into a honeymoon suite later. That presidential suite is really nice. It's larger than our townhouse - seriously! It has 2 bathrooms with a very fancy tub and was the perfect space for getting ready. We got some really great photos from that. Additionally, they were able to upgrade my husband to the same style of suite in the opposite wing so he and his friends got the same kind of treatment/getting ready space. If you have a large bridal party - or even if you don't - a large getting ready space is highly recommended. It has a little dining room area and living room area so my nana, mom, mother-in-law, aunts, and cousins were able to come in and out that morning while we had breakfast and mimosas. Plus there was plenty of space for our last minute decor stuff we had to put together.

Speaking of last minute things. We got married right in that little Covid window where things were going from back to normal and then back to Covid restrictions. Lisa was great about listening to me vent and she and her staff were able to work with us on last minute vendor changes and guest cancellations which we really appreciated. They were just so helpful and understanding.

The food was amazing - highly recommend the empanada as one of your hors d'oeuvres. We desperately wanted to attend our cocktail hour but of course that's sometimes hard to do as the bride and groom. The waitstaff made sure we got some bites and drinks before our grand entrance, though. Really, the waitstaff went above and beyond. My grandpa was using a mobile scooter for the day which made it difficult for him to reach the table. They were able to bring him his own little set up to make it easier for him which we really appreciated. Especially because we hadn't thought about it prior.

Finally, the cherry on top. Lisa filled our fridge with the left over hors d'oeuvres for us to enjoy after the wedding. Even though our food was amazing I hardly ate (nerves/excitement) so as soon as the wedding was over I was starving. Some crab cakes and empanadas to end the day was what we didn't know we needed.

Red Lion on the River was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony, wedding photos, and the reception. Our photos turned out great which is really what you're left with at the end of the day.

Highly recommend!

S. A. M. Sent on 01/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great Location and Great Facility

Though my experience with the Red Lion on the River has not been for weddings, the facility is perfectly situated on Hayden Island in the Columbia River in Portland, OR. It is central to northern Oregon and southern Washington for your local guests. It is a huge facility that can support all of your guests and the largest of weddings in one location. There is ample shopping and restaurants a short distance away. It is only about 20 minutes from PDX for folks flying in, which is a short UBER or Lyft ride away or an easy drive. Further, they have been very accommodating for my meetings, very flexible and within my budget. The food from the Banquet Department is great here too and reasonably priced! Finally, the stunning views of the Columbia River and Mount St. Helens is the perfect backdrop to impress your guests. I encourage you to consider this as your facility of choice. S.A.M.
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