Chehalem Cultural Center




With a regal red brick façade, the Chehalem Cultural Center is a fantastic choice for your dream wedding. Conveniently located in the heart of Newberg, the Center is steps away from fine restaurants, wineries, lodging and the historical downtown area. Housed in a newly renovated 1930's brick schoolhouse, the Chehalem Cultural Center offers an historic authenticity that is rare among today’s modern venues. The Lobby & Gallery is a unique space to hold a small ceremony or cocktail hour. The architectural details and natural lighting will add a bright, modern ambiance to your vows and the large art installations will provide a unique backdrop for your wedding portraits. For outdoor events, the Front Campus Forecourt is an expansive space to arrange an outdoor ceremony or a tented reception area, either on the curved lawn or the paved courtyard. The crown jewel of the facility is a contemporary 5,200 square foot ballroom. With high ceilings, modern light fixtures and hard wood floors, this space is perfect for dining and dancing the night away.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Community Center, Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 320 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 320 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00am. Events must end by 12:00am with clean up and exit by 1am.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,200 (weeknights) to $2,450 (weekends) for a ceremony and reception. Includes 12 hours of time Additional hours are available for $150/hr (if available). Please inquire with venue coordinator for details. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Chehalem Cultural Center is estimated at between $6,420 and $14,628 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Complimentary bridal suite
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Coat racks
Cement dancing area
Free Parking
May bring in own food and beverage
Rustic Beverage Bar $50

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated May 09, 2015)

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