The Ruins at the Astor is a wedding and event venue in Astoria, Oregon. Hotel Astoria was built in 1921 and constructed to be the tallest building on the Oregon Coast. Over the years the building was destroyed by natural and economic disasters, rebuilt several times, and eventually condemned in 1968. The property came to the now owner in 2009 and has been carefully restored to preserve the historical aspects. The Ruins is located in the heart of downtown Astoria just three blocks from restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
Facilities and Capacity
The space is two stories tall and at the center are eight corinthian columns the rise to the ceiling and encircle a stunning mezzanine. The venue has Gothic details and a wall of windows for natural light. The space can accommodate 150 seated guests with a max capacity of 250. The venue has a grand entrance, low profile stage, serving bar, restrooms and so many unique touches.
The Ruins is within walking distance of its sister properties, the Norblad Hotel and the Commodore Hotel. Both offer overnight accommodations for you and your guests. We are available to host rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and engagement parties. The staff is friendly and easy to work with when planning your dream wedding. Services include audio equipment, restroom facilities, a stage, some furniture and optional fireplace and mezzanine access.
We offer this beautiful space for one of the most inexpensive rates in the Portland/Pacific Northwest area. Our rate from June 2020 through January 2020 is $3,000 for an entire weekend. We also offer a rate of $1,500 for a single weekday. Our rate from January 2021 through December 2021 is 3,500 for the weekend and then $1,500 for a single weekday.
We have an extensive list of vendors that are well-equipped to provide anything from table and chair choices and flowers to elaborate cakes and photographers.
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- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
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- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
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- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor