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A historic wedding ceremony and reception venue in Salem, Oregon, The Willamette Heritage Center is a non-profit museum that has multiple spaces for both small and large weddings. Located on a five-acre, park-like site, the venue is very tranquil and charming, surrounded by lush landscape and beautiful views.

Facilities and Capacity
With multiple spaces, like The Spinning Room, The Dye House and WHC Grounds, The Willamette Heritage Center can host weddings of up to 250 guests.

Services Offered
The Willamette Heritage Center can host your bridal shower, ceremony, engagement party, reception and/or rehearsal dinner. Each venue location can offer different services, depending on size and capabilities. Some services include:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Set-up of our tables and chairs
  • Lighting/sound
  • Microphones
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet


History
The Willamette Heritage Center was formed when two organizations, The Mission Mill Museum and the Marion County Historical Society, merged. The museum showcases and promotes understanding of the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley Region.

Location
The Willamette Heritage Center is located across the street from Amtrak, directly off Highway 22 which connects to Interstate 5. The venue is walking distance from Willamette University, Oregon Capital and downtown Salem.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum
Park

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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4.6 out of 5 rating
19 Reviews
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
93% Recommended by couples

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19 Reviews
Robin
Robin L. Married on 02/29/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

I can't imagine a more beautiful venue. Really nice people to work with.
Cassidy
Cassidy R. Married on 07/21/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful historical location to have a wedding

We loved having our wedding at Willamette Heritage Center. It is such a charming historical location. Everyone we worked with was very nice and flexible with us, and the grounds were very scenic for the photography.
Annie
Annie Married on 06/14/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Affordable and accommodating

The Willamette Heritage Center was a beautiful, affordable venue. I liked that they allow you to use whichever vendors you choose. (I had a couple friends do the catering which is how we saved money.) The venue coordinator and grounds keepers were so helpful and supportive.
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Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Myriad Cake Design Myriad Cake Design Wedding Cakes

Both the Dye House and the Spinning Room are two locations in the Salem area that I love taking wedding cakes to. The backdrops are historical and eyecatching, and the Mission Mill staff is a joy to work with. They work really hard to make sure the venue is perfect for its clients.

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Willamette Heritage Center frequently asked questions

Willamette Heritage Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Willamette Heritage Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park
Willamette Heritage Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Willamette Heritage Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Willamette Heritage Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Willamette Heritage Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Willamette Heritage Center is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in professionalism.

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