The Melody Event Center

615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Melody Event Center

The Melody Event Center is a charming historic wedding venue located in Portland, Oregon. Originally constructed in 1925, this beautiful property received a full remodel in 2018. Now, it offers an elegant historic setting for special days while still providing a host of modern amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Melody Event Center offers six separate event spaces for couples to utilize for their wedding celebration. The Tilikum Room provides an ideal space for a heartfelt wedding ceremony of up to 200 guests. Here, couples can exchange vows surrounded by warm wood tones. Afterward, guests can retire to the speakeasy-style bar and lounge for a relaxed cocktail hour. The main reception event can be held within the stunning Melody Ballroom, which provides 6,000 feet of elegantly decorated space for up to 400 guests. Here, polished hardwood flooring is complemented by pristine white walls and a 30-foot ceiling. For smaller ceremonies and wedding occasions, the beautiful Morrison Room can be utilized for parties of up to 175 attendees. This space boasts an abundance of large windows which allow natural light to grace events held here. Thick carpeting and ornate wainscotting add to the sense of refinement within this space. The Broadway, Portlandia, and Hawthorne Rooms are also available to host any number of wedding celebrations.

Services Offered

The Administration at The Melody Event Center strives to provide everything needed to create an unforgettable wedding event. Their dedicated event planning team will work directly with couples to bring their vision to life within this historic property. They provide full catering and beverage service and their culinary team is happy to curate a customized menu to suit event needs and styles. Many of the rooms within the venue are fitted with professional sound and lighting systems for couples’ convenience, and the venue can also supply a range of additional AV equipment. They are also happy to provide a selection of decor items such as centerpieces, linens, backdrops, chair covers, and much more.

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28 Reviews for The Melody Event Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Ashley · Married on 10/03/2015

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    If you have a large wedding party, the Melody Ballroom Grand Ballroom is the perfect place. It was the perfect size for our 225 person wedding. It is your room to make the way you wanted it. You can do as much or as little to the space and it looks great. But the best thing about the space was Kevin and Kathleen! The staff there makes you feel so welcomed and take care of. Kevin is so helpful. He is there to help as much as you need, answers emails in a reasonable amount of time and works with you throughout the whole thing. They really made our even run smoothly. Their buffet and drinks tables were perfectly colored for our fall wedding. Plus to food was so good. They saved us a few appetizers and cocktails for us to sneak a bit before we had to be introduced. Dinner was so good and we got so many compliments from our family about actually enjoying the food and drinks. They really took care of us. If I got to do it all over (with the same groom of course) I would go back to the Melody Ballroom again! The only con is the parking, the space holds alot of people but parking is a little tight in that area. Not too bad, but we reserved the parking spaces for our older guests so some of our younger guests had maybe 3 blocks to walk after parking. Not terrible but just something to be aware of when booking.

    Sent on 10/19/2015
  • User4323636 · 2+ years ago

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    Would like a place for a good price that can fit 150 people.

    Sent on 08/14/2014

    The Melody Event Center's reply:

    Please send your e-mail address to info@themelodyballroom.org and we will get in contact with you regarding your 150 person event. Thank you!

    Kevin McElligott
    Melody Ballroom
    (503) 232-2759

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The Melody Event Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • A Dancing Penguin Music Wedding DJs

    A well run venue and a beautiful space.

  • Mr. Formal Wedding Dresses

    Melody Ballroom is a one of a kind and unique wedding venue. If you are in need of a venue diffidently put Melody Ballroom down as one of the venues to visit.

  • Heart of Rock Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

    Although I haven't been professionally involved with an event at Melody Ballroom, I've attended a number of wonderful dance events. This is a venue I would highly recommend for a wedding or formal event.

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