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The Benson Hotel

Portland, OR View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
24 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

A historic and elegant reception and ceremony venue in Portland, The Benson Hotel has been hosting special occasions since 1913. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, The Benson offers a truly exceptional experience for your incredible and magical day.

Facilities and Capacity
Whether you are planning a ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, The Benson Hotel can help turn your wedding dreams into reality. With 18 event spaces to choose from, there is truly something for each and every couple. Couples may enjoy the Crystal Ballroom with its grand chandeliers and cathedral windows for the perfect ceremony of up to 200 guests. Choose to celebrate in the expansive Mayfair Ballroom, accommodating 300 guests. They also offer more intimate spaces for smaller weddings, but regardless of the space, you can expect to create unforgettable memories.

Services Offered
Along with a large variety of facilities, The Benson Hotel helps make the day perfect with their quality services. With an in-house bar and catering team, they are dedicated to the couples they serve and would be honored to be a part of your special day. Couples can expect the following:

  • Audio equipment
  • Bridal suite
  • Catering
  • Cake cutting
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Cleanup
  • Dance floor
  • Event planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound
  • Linens
  • Servers
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
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)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

18

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

July
August

24 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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2 User photos

  • Isaiah
    Isaiah S. Married on 06/06/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Classy Hotel

    For our wedding we chose to stay at the Benson after touring multiple establishments, what made the Benson stand out was the Presidential suite, amazing staircase, and the friendly customer service. The suite offered spacious rooms that accommodated our wedding party getting hair/makeup done and they were timely with any requests we had. After we were ready for the wedding we got to do an intimate photo shoot and the staff made us feel very special. I highly recommend staying here!!
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    Claire Married on 11/09/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing venue!

    We had our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at the Benson and everything was exactly what we imagined. All of the venues are lovely for photos and don’t need much in the way of decorating, the food was delicious and even our gourmet friends really enjoyed it, And Stephanie was there every step of the way to make sure everything was going according to plan. We had the wedding of our dreams!

    The Benson Hotel's reply:

    Thank you so much Claire for your kind words and letting The Benson be apart of your special day. It was a pleasure working with you both! I wish you two all the best!

    -Stephanie

Awards

  • 24
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sarah & Justin
    51 photos · 07/05/2021

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Photography by Cambrae Photography by Cambrae Wedding Photographers

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at The Benson Hotel for Powers Studios. The staff was a pleasure to work with. Big thanks to their Director Janet for all of her help! And the catering was very good, I had the steak and a yummy Crème brûlée. The hotel and downtown itself make a beautiful backdrop, as well as the Crystal Ballroom with its amazing ceiling.

Map

309 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97205
5032196706
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