Weddings

Holiday Inn Portland – Columbia Riverfront

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Rating 4.9 out of 5
   7 reviews

About

Red Lion Hotel on the River 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

Red Lion Hotel on the River 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.

Cuisine

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

Accommodation

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. Red Lion Hotel on the River 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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?

$750

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

$250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

20

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Boat/Yacht
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

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?

January
April
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
May
June
November
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    Shelby Married on 08/28/2021
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    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!

    Holiday Inn Portland – Columbia Riverfront's reply:

    Shelby,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the compliments to our team. It was such a joy to go through the planning process with you and Travis. I can only imagine what an unsettling process it is to plan an event of this magnitude while also juggling the changing requirements and landscape brought our way with COVID-19. You handled this obstacle with sheer grace and I am not certain I every saw you get rattled.
    It was truly our pleasure to be a part of the start to the next chapter for both you and Travis. Thank you for putting your trust in our team.
    Lisa
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    S. A. M. Married on 09/10/2020
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    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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