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.
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:
23 Reviews for The Benson Hotel
Recommended by 94% of couples
2 User photos
Jennifer Bernier · Married on 01/08/2020
Lovely, wonderful wedding, perfectly orchestrated
My partner and I got caught up in Coronavirus challenges for our August 1 wedding. We downsized significantly and had several challenges before we settled on The Benson. From the moment I chose The Benson as our event space until the day we checked out of the hotel after our wedding the process was perfect. I am deeply grateful to everyone who helped make our day literally perfect. I spoke with Julie within 2 months of our wedding date, after our previous venue cancelled, and she made me feel welcome and assured me we would be be able to have our small wedding there. Stephanie coordinated all of the moving parts prior to the wedding and kept me on track. Janet was available the day of our reception and she made sure everything was perfect.
Honestly, this team of people is amazing. They are intrepid professionals who know what they're doing and they do it well. And they made it all seem easy. I am so grateful for them!!!Sent on 08/11/2020
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Claire · Married on 11/09/2019
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!Sent on 11/14/2019
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!
Julie Plahuta · Married on 07/12/2019
Fantastic Wedding at the Benson Hotel! They took care of every need and made a destination wedding a cinch to plan. Thank you Benson hotel & staff.Sent on 02/07/2020
The Benson Hotel's reply:Thank you Julie and congratulations again! It was so nice working with you all!
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.