Abernethy Center

Guest capacity

Up to 300 seated guests

About this venue

Abernethy Center is Portland's premier full-service wedding and event venue. With two stunning gardens, an elegant ballroom, and the classic Abernethy Chapel, we offer beautiful and distinct settings for your special occasion. Since our inception in 2001, we have dedicated ourselves to mastering the art of hospitality, combining award-winning catering with exceptional customer service to create extraordinary memories for you and your guests. Abernethy Center is committed to a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We exist to be of service to couples on their wedding day and are committed to celebrating the milestone of marriage across race, ethnicity, age, religion, identity, sexual orientation, and experience. This commitment to respect and honor diversity extends to our Abernethy staff, vendors, and all guests attending our events. You are welcome here!

Best of Zola 2024

Our event spaces

Available services that can be provided by Abernethy Center

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event staff
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Barware
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Standard Chairs


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5.0 (7 reviews)

  • 10/10 recommend this venue!

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    Nataly N5 months ago

    I had the most beautiful wedding at Abernethy Center! Everyone was so helpful and amazing. The venue itself is beautiful and I can’t recommend this venue enough!

  • Definitely book here!

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    Heather Kristoff7 months ago

    The Abernethy made everything so easy on my end. I don’t live near the area but they made it so easy to communicate and get things done. Jenny was especially amazing day of. She took charge and even carried around my binder that had everything anyone needed to know in it. She was so sweet and catered towards our every need. She even offered us water during our pictures. Everyone at the Abernethy is amazing and I would definitely hold my vow renewals here again years down the road.

  • Exceptional

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    Jaspera year ago

    Abernethy Center is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding. Kassandra was a joy to work with, and the entire process was seamless. The venue is stunningly beautiful, the staff are wonderful, and they certainly know how to throw weddings. While other reviews had already commented on the food, I was still amazed by just how good it was. The cost was extremely reasonable given the quality of everything, and we found that it was comparable or less expensive than many other lesser venues in the area. I simple cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

  • Mother of the Bride

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    Heather Igartaa year ago

    I cannot say enough good things about the Abernethy Center. I live in California and my daughter (the bride) and her fiance lived in Indiana and they were getting married in Oregon City! The only way this was going to work was through solid communication. The Abernethy Center catered to the situation with ease. They were so professional and helpful with every single arrangement. They allowed for a stand in (her brother) to do the food tasting. They allowed us to come and check out the site whenever we were in town and ask as many questions as we wanted. Their email correspondence was spot on! And the end result was nothing but absolutely lovely! The facility was beautiful and every detail just came into place. I highly recommend the Abernethy Center to anyone that asks.