Abernethy Center




The Abernethy Center just outside of Portland Oregon is a wedding destination filled with style. The Abernethy Center can accommodate both your wedding ceremony as well as reception. The center has stunning grounds perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The Veiled Garden or Abigail’s Garden are both pristine spaces surrounded by a lush green environment. You and your sweetheart may wed under a white gazebo, walk down cobblestone paths, observe a stunning waterfall and walk through graceful archways. This scenic space will have both you and your guests feeling romantic. For those seeking an indoor ceremony, you can use Abernethy’s Chapel. The Chapel is a sweet interior space that provides a more traditional wedding ceremony. This chapel has beautiful windows and stunning light fixtures that will give your wedding an ornate feeling. After the ceremony venture to the outdoor patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, under the twinkling lights. A reception with style is easy to accomplish at the graceful Abernethy Ballroom. The neutral Ballroom is an elegant space that comes to life with floral centerpieces and romantic candles. A dance floor and state-of-the-art sound and lighting will keep you entertained and dancing.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 280 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $700 to $5,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. Please inquire with venue coordinator for details. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $1,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please inquire about special pricing for November through April weddings or weddings of 80 guests or less.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Abernethy Center is estimated at between $6,480 and $15,580 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Chiavari chairs included for indoor spaces

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM