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Oaks Pioneer Church

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

8210 SE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

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503-233-1497

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ABOUT US

The Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) is a City of Portland sponsored non-profit Neighborhood Association. It is run by an all-volunteer board of directors for the benefit of... Read more
The Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) is a City of Portland sponsored non-profit Neighborhood Association. It is run by an all-volunteer board of directors for the benefit of the Inner-Southeast area. We are fortunate to have two buildings we operate as rentals, the Oaks Pioneer Church and the SMILE Station. Both buildings are Portland Historical Landmarks listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings and have interesting historical significance.

Oaks Pioneer Church is a beautifully restored unique venue, ideal for small weddings. It seats 75 guests and is situated in the Sellwood Neighborhood next door to Sellwood Park overlooking the Willamette River. It has a pipe organ for use with weddings and other celebrations. Visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to see the interior and open houses are scheduled monthly. Visit the church website at oakspioneerchurch.org to see a short video of the interior of the church.

The SMILE Station was the original fire station in the small city of Sellwood, Oregon, before it was annexed into the greater Portland city limits. The Station has been updated and modernized with a commercial-class kitchen and tables and chairs to accommodate 100 guests for receptions, meetings, and a variety of celebrations. Food and alcoholic beverages are permitted on the site. It's a perfect venue for wedding receptions, located about four blocks from the church.

For more information about our services, please call our business manager at 503.233.1497. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
15
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
75
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chairs, Lighting
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Linda
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Beautiful church for a small wedding. Lorraine is wonderful to work with. Highly recommended!
Beautiful church for a small wedding. Lorraine is wonderful to work with. Highly recommended!
Beautiful church for a small wedding. Lorraine is wonderful to work with. Highly recommended! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing in every way! Can't wait
Amazing in every way! Can't wait
Amazing in every way! Can't wait Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/7/2015
4.0/5.0
I LOVED our experience at Oaks Pioneer Church. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, intimate place to have our ceremony. With stained glass windows, shining wood interior, and gorgeous, historic charm, it won our hearts instantly. (That, and the great rates) :) Just a note of caution: they are EXTREMELY strict on the time. You will NOT get in until the (literally) exact minute stated on your rental contract and they will not allow you to stay any longer than the agreed upon time. Other than that, it was a completely smooth, very awesome experience!
I LOVED our experience at Oaks Pioneer Church. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, intimate place to have our Read more...
I LOVED our experience at Oaks Pioneer Church. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, intimate place to have our ceremony. With stained glass windows, shining wood interior, and gorgeous, historic charm, it won our hearts instantly. (That, and the great rates) :) Just a note of caution: they are EXTREMELY strict on the time. You will NOT get in until the (literally) exact minute stated on your rental contract and they will not allow you to stay any longer than the agreed upon time. Other than that, it was a completely smooth, very awesome experience! Read less
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Giorgina
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The ladies that take care of booking the church were always very helpfula and responsive. The day of the rehearsal and the ceremony, they were always available to help whenever needed. The church is small, charming and beautiful! It photographs really well!
The ladies that take care of booking the church were always very helpfula and responsive. The day of the rehearsal and the Read more...
The ladies that take care of booking the church were always very helpfula and responsive. The day of the rehearsal and the ceremony, they were always available to help whenever needed. The church is small, charming and beautiful! It photographs really well! Read less
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Charlene
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Oaks Pioneer Church is a little white church in Sellwood- right near Portland. It was the cutest space and only $400. The church is right on the corner and is picturesque. We only had 25 people there but I think it can hold nearly 60. The pictures turned out amazing inside and outside. We got married in July and also had pictures taken down at the dock near the dog park. The pictures have the Portland skyline on one side and the Sellwood Bridge on the other. It is dark in the church but the photographer did not have a problem and the pictures are beautiful. If you are having a small intimate wedding the Oaks Pioneer Church is amazing. I read in another review that the area is seedy around it, which is NOT true at all. Sellwood is so cute and we had guests from Southern Cal and the East Coast and they were impressed with the church.
Oaks Pioneer Church is a little white church in Sellwood- right near Portland. It was the cutest space and only $400. The Read more...
Oaks Pioneer Church is a little white church in Sellwood- right near Portland. It was the cutest space and only $400. The church is right on the corner and is picturesque. We only had 25 people there but I think it can hold nearly 60. The pictures turned out amazing inside and outside. We got married in July and also had pictures taken down at the dock near the dog park. The pictures have the Portland skyline on one side and the Sellwood Bridge on the other. It is dark in the church but the photographer did not have a problem and the pictures are beautiful. If you are having a small intimate wedding the Oaks Pioneer Church is amazing. I read in another review that the area is seedy around it, which is NOT true at all. Sellwood is so cute and we had guests from Southern Cal and the East Coast and they were impressed with the church. Read less
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samanthafeibel
Wedding:
6/17/2011
4.7/5.0
This church is beautiful. A very popular spot, so it's kind of hard to get in, but it's worth the trouble. The stained glass is the perfect backdrop for ceremony pictures and when it's nice out and the flowers are blooming, it's great for wedding photography. I'm so glad I got married here.
This church is beautiful. A very popular spot, so it's kind of hard to get in, but it's worth the trouble. The stained Read more...
This church is beautiful. A very popular spot, so it's kind of hard to get in, but it's worth the trouble. The stained glass is the perfect backdrop for ceremony pictures and when it's nice out and the flowers are blooming, it's great for wedding photography. I'm so glad I got married here. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.2/5.0
This was the cutest little church with a great story. All our guests loved it. Like everyone else says, be sure to book well in advance because you're not the only one who thinks this church is cute. Be sure to appoint someone to clean up the church after your ceremony for you - the one person they have on staff there for your ceremony doesn't clean up petals that fall or anything - you're responsible for that. But, at the end of the day, it's worth it because it's a very reasonable cost and makes for awesome pictures!
This was the cutest little church with a great story. All our guests loved it. Like everyone else says, be sure to book Read more...
This was the cutest little church with a great story. All our guests loved it. Like everyone else says, be sure to book well in advance because you're not the only one who thinks this church is cute. Be sure to appoint someone to clean up the church after your ceremony for you - the one person they have on staff there for your ceremony doesn't clean up petals that fall or anything - you're responsible for that. But, at the end of the day, it's worth it because it's a very reasonable cost and makes for awesome pictures! Read less
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Labeeb & Ayanna
Wedding:
6/26/2010
3.9/5.0
This is the most adorable little white steepled church in the area. I always knew I wanted to get married in a little white chapel in the country. I toured several others in the vicinity, but the Oaks Pioneer Church was so cute and the cost could not be beat! It is a very popular venue, so make sure to book it early. The only problem I had is that we booked the church for 2 hours, which was sufficient time for set-up and our ceremony, but we really needed an extra hour for photography afterwards, but by the time I thought to inquire about adding an hour there was already someone booked right after our time slot. So we just ended up going up to the Sellwood Park, which is only 1 block away to take the rest of our pictures!!
This is the most adorable little white steepled church in the area. I always knew I wanted to get married in a little Read more...
This is the most adorable little white steepled church in the area. I always knew I wanted to get married in a little white chapel in the country. I toured several others in the vicinity, but the Oaks Pioneer Church was so cute and the cost could not be beat! It is a very popular venue, so make sure to book it early. The only problem I had is that we booked the church for 2 hours, which was sufficient time for set-up and our ceremony, but we really needed an extra hour for photography afterwards, but by the time I thought to inquire about adding an hour there was already someone booked right after our time slot. So we just ended up going up to the Sellwood Park, which is only 1 block away to take the rest of our pictures!! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.0/5.0
I am very happy that I had my wedding here! It is a beautiful space and it fit all of my guests perfectly. I suggest booking as far in advance as possible because dates seem to fill up fast. Only complaint: I booked the church for 3 hours and after the ceremony we went down the block and took photos, but when we went back to the church it was already locked. Luckily we had collected all of our stuff, but would have liked to take some pictures inside the church since we paid for the time. Other than that, the church was perfect!
I am very happy that I had my wedding here! It is a beautiful space and it fit all of my guests perfectly. I suggest Read more...
I am very happy that I had my wedding here! It is a beautiful space and it fit all of my guests perfectly. I suggest booking as far in advance as possible because dates seem to fill up fast. Only complaint: I booked the church for 3 hours and after the ceremony we went down the block and took photos, but when we went back to the church it was already locked. Luckily we had collected all of our stuff, but would have liked to take some pictures inside the church since we paid for the time. Other than that, the church was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
This church is a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony and almost didn't need any decoration. The only downside to this was that they only include 2 hours in the base rental price and due to popularity of the church they are pretty strict on this as there are multiple weddings in a day during peak season.
This church is a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony and almost didn't need any decoration. The only downside to Read more...
This church is a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony and almost didn't need any decoration. The only downside to this was that they only include 2 hours in the base rental price and due to popularity of the church they are pretty strict on this as there are multiple weddings in a day during peak season. Read less
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8210 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 See On Map
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