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The Tumwater Ballroom

$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
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These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov.
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,800 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$15 starting price

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About

A magical wedding venue near Portland, Oregon, the Tumwater Ballroom is an incredible setting for weddings and special events. Located on the top floor of the Museum of the Oregon Territory, this property features gorgeous views of the historic Willamette Falls and the Willamette River. Elegant and romantic, it offers an idyllic setting for a dreamy fairytale wedding.

Deal! Book your wedding by March 31, 2023 and receive a complimentary Beer, Wine & Cocktail Bar package!

Facilities and Capacity

Start your day at Tumwater Ballroom getting ready from the comfort of their stylish on-site dressing suite. This space is perfect for assembling your wedding outfit and spending quality time with loved ones before tying the knot. Ceremonies are hosted in the Tumwater Ballroom. This bright and airy space has a contemporary feel with floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalistic, neutral-toned furnishings. It is the perfect blank canvas for applying a personal touch, decorating your chairs, or adorning the room with flower arrangements. After you exchange vows you can slip out for your portrait session while your guests mingle over cocktails. You will find the grounds are full of photo opportunities, with stunning river views and an expanse of woodland in the background. Later, you can reunite with up to 200 guests for your banquet reception in the Tumwater Ballroom, which can be easily rearranged to accommodate chairs and tables. Here you can soak up sweeping vistas of the Willamette River over a delicious meal, followed by an evening of music and dancing.

Services Offered

Get the ball rolling by contacting the planning team at Tumwater Ballroom for a friendly consultation. They can guide you through their full range of packages, helping you find one to suit your needs and budget. They can also organize your event schedule, manage your vendors, and provide day-of coordination to ensure everything runs smoothly. Catering and bar services are available on-site, but DIY catering options are also possible if you would prefer to do things your own way. If you do avail of the in-house package, it includes everything from linens to glassware and anything else you can think of. They also offer a tasty selection of cake and dessert options, along with servers and bartenders to wait tables, set up, clean up, and tear everything down at the end of the night. Additional items include a long list of rentals such as alters, arches, audio equipment, table centerpieces, chair covers, and more. With so much to offer, this venue is truly the one-stop shop for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Pacific Islander-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?

$1,500

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

$1,000

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?

$1,800

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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    Christina H. Married on 10/06/2019
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    What an amazing wedding experience.

    We would love to send you and your staff a very big thank you. You all did an amazing job with all of the details for our wedding. You and your staff are amazing and very professional. Everything was beautiful including the food, setup, and cupcakes/cake. The room looked amazing and especially since you went above and beyond to get us purple table cloths. Once again we would love to say thank you for making our wedding day so very special from the very first time we met with you to the actual day of our wedding.
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    Gina Married on 01/19/2019
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    This place is so stunning yet was very affordable. The views are terrific and the staff great to work with. They provided an incredible meal through Alimenti Catering that was over the top! The staff worked hard to take care of all the guests and made this an easy and most enjoyable wedding and reception. I highly recommend this venue for any wedding couple that desires an incredible facility and a wonderful reception.
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    Kippi Married on 09/14/2014
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    I had gone to 5 different venues for my daughters wedding before I stumbled upon the Tumwater Room. At first when I saw it from the outside I wasnt impressed - but when the elevator doors opened and I saw that entry table and looked to my left and all the bright light from all the picture windows and the view... the gorgeous view!! I was hooked!! It was EXACTLY perfect!! But of course I needed my daughter to think so too. And she took ONE look and said 'Mom THIS is where I want to get married... right in that window right THERE" - pointing at the Cross window that overlooks the Falls.

    The Tumwater Room is deceptive. It looks smaller than it actually is. Its perfect if you have a small wedding like ours was - with just 50 people our tables filled up half the room nicely and didnt look 'empty' and left us the beautiful polished wood floor for dancing - but I have also seen the room with tables for 250 people and still room for dancing and not look crowded. My daughters wedding was at Sunset and the sun coming in through the windows made it absolutely magical... there is a big tree outside one of the windows and the Falls outside the other ... (the windows are all the way around the room ... an 'open concept' so you feel like you are out in nature) so it feels so very open - and fairy tale like. There is a nice sized parking lot which will hold quite a few cars and a perfect arched gazebo for the bride and groom to walk through, if they wish, for the 'getaway' to their limo. I would definitely recommend the Tumwater Room in a heartbeat!!
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Team

Jennifer Whiting
Jennifer Whiting
Director of Events

Jennifer Whiting is a wedding professional coordinating dozens of weddings and receptions at the Tumwater Ballroom. She takes the time to listen to each bride to understand their dream for the perfect wedding. From the look of the wedding to the exact color combinations, table decor, reception flow, each detail is created to make your wedding a magical and wonderful experience.

Darrell Hames
Darrell Hames
CEO- Alimenti Event Services, LLC

Darrell has been in the event and wedding business for several years producing amazing weddings in California and Oregon. With an eye for derail and a passion for perfection Darrell will work hard to make your dreams come true.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Dancin' Tunes Dancin' Tunes Wedding DJs

Beautiful view, great crew to with work, if you've never been to the Tumwater room you are missing out. Not only do you get the reception area but you get the museum as part of your package, its a cool thing for your guests to do during the cocktail hour. Daryl and the crew are a joy to work with and will make your day the best it can be.

Flowers By Diana Flowers By Diana Wedding Florists

The Tumwater room is a perfect venue to have a wedding or event. Beautiful options for outside or inside pictures. The staff are so helpful and pleasant. Food delicious. Easy parking, and easy to find. It's a great option to have for an inside wedding or event. No worries about rain or too hot.

Photography By Ajay Photography By Ajay Wedding Photographers

We love shooting at The Tumwater Ballroom! Such a breathtaking view of Oregon City and the Clackamas River. Such a wonderful staff to work with!

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211 Tumwater Dr Oregon City, OR, 97045
503-310-9975
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Available to reserve from 6:00 am to 12:00 am. Showings by appointment.
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The Tumwater Ballroom frequently asked questions

The Tumwater Ballroom includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Tumwater Ballroom includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Tumwater Ballroom includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by The Tumwater Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Waterfront
The Tumwater Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Tumwater Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Tumwater Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Tumwater Ballroom offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Tumwater Ballroom is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
The Tumwater Ballroom currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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