El Gaucho Portland




Tucked away in the historic Benson Hotel right in the heart of Portland, El Gaucho Portland offers a warm and intimate wedding venue for unapologetically elegant affairs! Known for their deliciously fresh food and romantic atmosphere, this Northwestern-style steakhouse provides soon-to-be-wed couples with stunning spaces that’ll serve anything from the wedding party of 20 to more elaborate affairs. The grand crystal ballroom is the most majestic space available, a historically styled room featuring soaring ceilings, gold embellishment, and shimmering crystal chandeliers. Consider the elegantly appointed Golf Room for smaller dinners, where you can mingle surrounded by racks of wine and a rich Southwestern style color pallette. If you’d like to enjoy the singularly modern atmosphere of El Gaucho’s main dining room, you can even rent out the entire restaurant! No matter what space you choose for your big day, the restaurant’s Private Dining team will craft an unforgettable experience for you and your guests!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant


Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Reception: 30 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight Friday and Saturday, 11:00PM Sunday thru Thursday.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $150 to $250 for a reception and includes 3 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is food and beverage minimum applied to all events; minimums vary throughout the year; inquire for holiday availability and minimums. Please note, El Gaucho can accommodate up to 175 guests with a full buyout; inquire with venue for details.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
Music allowed with full buyout only, otherwise venue plays their own music