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Newell House Museum

Saint Paul , OR
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LOCATION

8089 Champoeg Rd. NE
Saint Paul, OR 97137 US (map)

PHONE

503-678-5537

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ABOUT US

On a hillside west of the entrance to Champoeg State Park, above the banks of the Willamette River, stands the home of Robert Newell. Built in 1852, the house sits on just under three... Read more
On a hillside west of the entrance to Champoeg State Park, above the banks of the Willamette River, stands the home of Robert Newell. Built in 1852, the house sits on just under three acres and is surrounded by gardens and farm lands. Our gardens consist of heritage roses, perennial beds, a large lawn with mature trees and a small orchard. Also included in the complex is an 1850's one room school and jail. The grounds of the complex makes a charming backdrop for weddings, providing a wonderful step back in time.

The Newell House Museum Complex has several unique collections of Oregon history artifacts, creating a wonderful atmosphere for your guests. Our collection includes the Oregon Inaugural Ball Gown Collection, with the earliest gown dating back to 1851. Newell House has an extensive collection of quilts, needlework, and other piece goods dating back to the 1700's. There are also many carding, spinning, and weaving tools on display from many original pioneer families. The museum is fortunate to have a significant collection of early basket, bead, and leather work from many northwest Indian tribes, as well as many items once owned by the last Indian Princess of Coos Bay.

The Newell House Museum offers you the flexibility to create the wedding package that fits your specific wedding requests and needs, creating an event to remember for a lifetime! Judy Van Atta, our on-site wedding coordinator is available to answer any questions you may have. Call to reserve your date and speak with Judy at (503) 678-5537.

The Robert Newell House Museum Complex sits just outside of the Champoeg State Heritage Area located south of Wilsonville between I-5 and Hwy 99W. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1852
When was your venue last renovated?
1955
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have ask for better people to work with! It was perfect all around! Would recommend this place over and over again!
Couldn't have ask for better people to work with! It was perfect all around! Would recommend this place over and over Read more...
Couldn't have ask for better people to work with! It was perfect all around! Would recommend this place over and over again! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
The place is beautiful makes for great pictures. Also Judy is so helpful with everything you need. I would highly recommend having your wedding here.
The place is beautiful makes for great pictures. Also Judy is so helpful with everything you need. I would highly Read more...
The place is beautiful makes for great pictures. Also Judy is so helpful with everything you need. I would highly recommend having your wedding here. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Crystal! We loved being a part of your special day! All our best to you and Carl!
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Judi
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the Newell House venue and Judy and Dennis. From the moment we stepped on the grounds in January, Judy was so friendly and welcoming. Over the next few months, as we talked, planned, and emailed (which she was almost immediate with her responses), she told us of various options and had practical suggestions that had worked in previous weddings, and was just generally a tremendous help. She was encouraging when we were "freaking out" and extremely supportive. On my daughter's wedding day, we set up amid rain showers (Judy's crew had previously set up a nice canopy for seating during the ceremony and one for the caterer) and Judy, her husband, and other helpers were there to help us and provide cover for our decorations. They were not at all intrusive but if anything was needed they were like genies and our requests were granted immediately. The grounds were beautiful with everything green, flowering, well manicured, and clean. The museum was open for our guests after the ceremony, which was very interesting. By the time we cleaned up, we all felt like we made new friends and could not have chosen a better outdoor venue.
I can't say enough good things about the Newell House venue and Judy and Dennis. From the moment we stepped on the grounds Read more...
I can't say enough good things about the Newell House venue and Judy and Dennis. From the moment we stepped on the grounds in January, Judy was so friendly and welcoming. Over the next few months, as we talked, planned, and emailed (which she was almost immediate with her responses), she told us of various options and had practical suggestions that had worked in previous weddings, and was just generally a tremendous help. She was encouraging when we were "freaking out" and extremely supportive. On my daughter's wedding day, we set up amid rain showers (Judy's crew had previously set up a nice canopy for seating during the ceremony and one for the caterer) and Judy, her husband, and other helpers were there to help us and provide cover for our decorations. They were not at all intrusive but if anything was needed they were like genies and our requests were granted immediately. The grounds were beautiful with everything green, flowering, well manicured, and clean. The museum was open for our guests after the ceremony, which was very interesting. By the time we cleaned up, we all felt like we made new friends and could not have chosen a better outdoor venue. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We feel like we made new friends as well, and loved working with each and every one of you! Stay in touch!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Newell House was a beautiful place for our daughter's wedding. I found that Judy couldn't be more helpful with her planning suggestions and even just being present during to lend a hand in whatever needed to be done in the hours of setup and tear-down. She was always quick to respond to emails. Newell lends a unique historic flavor in addition to the beauty. My daughter wasn't particularly looking for a historic theme, but the house museum, log cabin, jail, school house, school bell and arbor areas all just gave it a very charming and beautiful atmosphere. The log cabin was actually in the process of reconstruction at the time of the wedding, but Judy made sure it was to a point that only positively contributed. Everything worked wonderfully. If I had to point out any cautions, the only thing I can think of is that it is limited on refrigerator and food prep space. It is probably a better venue to have catered.
Newell House was a beautiful place for our daughter's wedding. I found that Judy couldn't be more helpful with her Read more...
Newell House was a beautiful place for our daughter's wedding. I found that Judy couldn't be more helpful with her planning suggestions and even just being present during to lend a hand in whatever needed to be done in the hours of setup and tear-down. She was always quick to respond to emails. Newell lends a unique historic flavor in addition to the beauty. My daughter wasn't particularly looking for a historic theme, but the house museum, log cabin, jail, school house, school bell and arbor areas all just gave it a very charming and beautiful atmosphere. The log cabin was actually in the process of reconstruction at the time of the wedding, but Judy made sure it was to a point that only positively contributed. Everything worked wonderfully. If I had to point out any cautions, the only thing I can think of is that it is limited on refrigerator and food prep space. It is probably a better venue to have catered. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you! And you are correct that having a caterer here makes it much easier. Thank you!
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Steffi
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect venue for an outdoor wedding! Very pretty and great shade.
Unique, lots of charm. They have an old school house and a jail :)
Not to mention - a museum - which automatically gives the guests something to do in the dreaded cocktail hour.

Judy was great to work with. Lots of good ideas too.
Very flexible with set up, decorations and clean up. We had open fire (s'more stations and sparklers) as well as alcohol. No requirements as far as other vendors you have to use.

Can't say enough good things about the venue and Judy.
Wouldn't have done anything differently.

Matron of Honor (Steffi) for the Kastle / Scruggs wedding 8/11/13
Perfect venue for an outdoor wedding! Very pretty and great shade.
Unique, lots of charm. They have an old school Read more...
Perfect venue for an outdoor wedding! Very pretty and great shade.
Unique, lots of charm. They have an old school house and a jail :)
Not to mention - a museum - which automatically gives the guests something to do in the dreaded cocktail hour.

Judy was great to work with. Lots of good ideas too.
Very flexible with set up, decorations and clean up. We had open fire (s'more stations and sparklers) as well as alcohol. No requirements as far as other vendors you have to use.

Can't say enough good things about the venue and Judy.
Wouldn't have done anything differently.

Matron of Honor (Steffi) for the Kastle / Scruggs wedding 8/11/13 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I felt well supported and I could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding.
I felt well supported and I could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding.
I felt well supported and I could not have asked for a better place to have our wedding. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was amazing. We had such a great experience at the Newell Zhouse and we'll definitely recommend it to others.
Everything was amazing. We had such a great experience at the Newell Zhouse and we'll definitely recommend it to others.
Everything was amazing. We had such a great experience at the Newell Zhouse and we'll definitely recommend it to others. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Becky! We loved that we were able to be a small part of your special day! Best wishes to both you and Will!
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Melinda
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better wedding venue than the Newell House. The museum director Judy Van Atta and her husband were extremely helpful and accommodating. They recommended vendors, provided support on the wedding day, and worked to make the venue fit our needs.
We could not have asked for a better wedding venue than the Newell House. The museum director Judy Van Atta and her Read more...
We could not have asked for a better wedding venue than the Newell House. The museum director Judy Van Atta and her husband were extremely helpful and accommodating. They recommended vendors, provided support on the wedding day, and worked to make the venue fit our needs. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you Melinda for the wonderful review! We were so happy you chose the Newell House for your venue and pleased we could be of help on your special day!

Come back for a visit any time!

Judy Van Atta
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Rick -- Father of the Bride
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The setting is beautiful, the property has charm and history, and the people who manage it are wonderful to work with. We got many similar comments from our guests, vendors, and friends who helped us with set-up or other details. We could not have been happier with the venue. Because we planned an outdoor wedding in early May (who in Oregon does that?!) we ordered a 60' X 40' tent and we were glad we did -- we needed it for SHADE because it was almost 80 degrees. The Newell House has many nice touches -- the bridal party had a private dressing area behind the historic home, the men got ready in the old schoolhouse on the property, the photographer set up an outdoor "photo-booth" area next to the Butteville Jailhouse, and the Van Atta's even rolled out a vintage Model-T which also drew lots of photos . When the pastor introduced the new husband and wife, Judy's husband rang the schoolhouse bell -- very fun!
Judy Van Atta was terrific from the day she first showed us around, through all the many e-mails and site visits, to the wedding day and clean-up the morning after -- very organized, responsive, always friendly to everyone, and extremely helpful. She tries to find a way to say "yes" to every reasonable request, and offers good advice from other weddings or events they've had. Her husband was very nice also -- the grounds were kept up beautifully, and everything they provided was set-up exactly as promised. They have chairs (200), picnic tables and benches, a few tables, and a lighting package for a small extra cost (worth it), lots of parking. There is no kitchen area but our caterer had no issues. We rented the tent, dance floor, plates, wine glasses and flatware, and brought extra tables for the reception, flowers and decor items. We were very happy that we chose the Newell House -- the beauty and charm are reflected in our wedding pictures, and we have wonderful memories of a very special day.
The setting is beautiful, the property has charm and history, and the people who manage it are wonderful to work with. We Read more...
The setting is beautiful, the property has charm and history, and the people who manage it are wonderful to work with. We got many similar comments from our guests, vendors, and friends who helped us with set-up or other details. We could not have been happier with the venue. Because we planned an outdoor wedding in early May (who in Oregon does that?!) we ordered a 60' X 40' tent and we were glad we did -- we needed it for SHADE because it was almost 80 degrees. The Newell House has many nice touches -- the bridal party had a private dressing area behind the historic home, the men got ready in the old schoolhouse on the property, the photographer set up an outdoor "photo-booth" area next to the Butteville Jailhouse, and the Van Atta's even rolled out a vintage Model-T which also drew lots of photos . When the pastor introduced the new husband and wife, Judy's husband rang the schoolhouse bell -- very fun!
Judy Van Atta was terrific from the day she first showed us around, through all the many e-mails and site visits, to the wedding day and clean-up the morning after -- very organized, responsive, always friendly to everyone, and extremely helpful. She tries to find a way to say "yes" to every reasonable request, and offers good advice from other weddings or events they've had. Her husband was very nice also -- the grounds were kept up beautifully, and everything they provided was set-up exactly as promised. They have chairs (200), picnic tables and benches, a few tables, and a lighting package for a small extra cost (worth it), lots of parking. There is no kitchen area but our caterer had no issues. We rented the tent, dance floor, plates, wine glasses and flatware, and brought extra tables for the reception, flowers and decor items. We were very happy that we chose the Newell House -- the beauty and charm are reflected in our wedding pictures, and we have wonderful memories of a very special day. Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Dear Rick,

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. As you know, we enjoyed you and your family so much on the day of Melinda's wedding. You were wonderful guests of the Newell House. Come back for a visit any time!

Judy and Dennis Van Atta
Newell House Museum
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Hanna
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Judy and her husband were wonderful and really helped everything come together. Their expertise was appreciate SOOOO much! I would highly recommend them if anyone was looking for a venue for a wedding.

The only suggestion would be to have the flexiblity to add the "clean up hour" that is allowed for the next day to be added to the day of the event to save additional driving out to the venue
Judy and her husband were wonderful and really helped everything come together. Their expertise was appreciate SOOOO much! Read more...
Judy and her husband were wonderful and really helped everything come together. Their expertise was appreciate SOOOO much! I would highly recommend them if anyone was looking for a venue for a wedding.

The only suggestion would be to have the flexiblity to add the "clean up hour" that is allowed for the next day to be added to the day of the event to save additional driving out to the venue Read less
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Newell House Museum responded with the following comments:

Dear Hanna,

Thank you for your wonderful review and your suggestion.

The extra hour the next day is added for your convenience as it is so difficult to see after dark for that added bit of making sure everything has been picked up to receive your deposit back.

We were so happy to be able to do that for you on Sunday to save you that long drive, plus you and your helpers did a great job on the initial clearing the day of the event, which we so appreciated.

Thank you for choosing Newell House and letting us share in this wonderful day for you and your family.

Warm regards,

Judy Van Atta
Museum Director

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