The West End Ballroom

1220 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The West End Ballroom

The West End Ballroom is an incredibly inviting and flexible space!

We converted this historic theater into a gorgeous downtown Portland event facility with two beautiful ballrooms, large bridal suite, gorgeous foyer/cocktail hour areas overlooking downtown Portland. The entire building is yours for the day and includes two outside patios… One looking out at Portland lights (next to our classic lit up Marquis) and a completely private internal patio built patio decked out with café lights and cozy outdoor furniture.

Originally a historic theater and playhouse the West End's Grand Ballroom is decked out with thousands of dollars of lighting technology. Imagine a classic Portland ballroom with high ceilings, large windows and wood floors losing with lighting options that can be incredibly customized. The lighting alone in this space would cost thousands of dollars to rent and of course it comes included. We will even create monogram gobo for your special day so you can splash the walls/floors with your personal touch.

We include chairs for both ballrooms (chivari in the Grand Ballroom), high-quality audio equipment for your or your DJs use, a password-protected web cam so guess that can't attend can watch your wedding and reception virtually!, and a long list of additional benefits.

We have an incredible list of highly trained recommended vendors including many caterers. You also have the option of bringing in your own caterer. You can also bring in your own beer and wine or utilize our recommended caterers for all food and beverage service. Again, our main goal is to be highly flexible and designed specifically around weddings and events and your needs.

Our company has been involved in the wedding industry for more than 20 years and we poured our heart and soul into The West End Ballroom. We understand the joys and fears of planning a wedding and are here to make the process fun, rewarding and as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

The next step in falling in love with this property is to experience it for yourself. We can take you on a personal physical site tour or schedule a virtual tour using or screen share tool. Either way expanding the property is the next step. Please contact us with any questions as we'd love to learn more about your wedding plans.

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63 Reviews for The West End Ballroom

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  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Kelsey · Married on 10/06/2017

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    The West End is a beautiful venue with lots of charm. It worked out well for my daughters wedding. We liked that this venue has a space for the ceremony and a separate space for the reception. We worked with Lauren all the way through the process. She was always so helpful and professional. Great experience!

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    Matthew · Married on 08/19/2017

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    From our initial tour of the venue through to our wedding day, Jennifer, Amber, and Lauren with West End Ballroom were nothing short of amazing. They guided my wife and I through every stage of the process, including connecting us with Susan at the Portland Clinic across the street to rent their lot for our guests, and we can't thank them enough for connecting us with our incredible caterers, Catering Beyond Borders, and Powers Photography Studios, easily the best photography studio in Portland!

    The venue itself is stunning both inside and out, and, being a former movie theatre, suited both our guest count and our Bollywood theme perfectly. We had been committed to having our ceremony outdoors, only utilizing one of West End's two ballrooms for our reception but, after the confusing, convoluted nightmare of working with Portland Parks and Recreation and their long list of nonsensical rules and regulations, we opted to have our ceremony there, as well, and Lauren and her team were happy to accommodate us at no additional cost.

    They were beyond kind, even going so far as to stay camped at the front door the whole evening to ensure no uninvited guests wandered in and helping us, our family, guests, and caterers clean up at the end of the evening. We couldn't have been happier with our experience at the West End Ballroom and thank them for hosting our wedding and making it even better than we could have imagined!

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The West End Ballroom FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,995.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,995.00
  • 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? $ 2,995.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,995.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Wifi
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? February, March, April

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7 Endorsements

  • Bridal Bliss
    Bridal Bliss Wedding Planners

    Great staff, great service, great venue!

  • As Good As It Gets Catering by Cheryl's on 12th
    As Good As It Gets Catering by Cheryl's on 12th Wedding Caterers

    The West End Ballroom is a beautiful venue and extremely customizable to every event whether it's a wedding, holiday party or corporate event. The preferred caterers are excellent and the staff go above and beyond to guarantee every client is 100% satisfied. We love working with the West End Ballroom!

  • The Wedding Judge
    The Wedding Judge Wedding Officiants

    I love the West End Ballroom! One of Portland's best venues!

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  • 1220 SW Taylor Portland, OR 97205 See on map
    503-451-6121 (Phone number)
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