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.
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.
28 Reviews for The Melody Event Center
Recommended by 94% of couples
Matt · Married on 10/01/2016
Kathleen and Kevin at the Melody Ballroom were downright incredible. From the moment we walked in we felt like family. Throughout the course of planning our wedding there were an incredible amount of emails sent back and forth, which were responded to very promptly. They were also very accommodating and helpful when planning out everything from the ceremony to the reception. They made our wedding day special and would recommend the Melody Ballroom to anyone.Sent on 10/06/2016
Ashley · Married on 10/03/2015
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in contact with you regarding your 150 person event. Thank you!
A well run venue and a beautiful space.
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.
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.