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The Elysian Ballroom

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

918 Southwest Yamhill, 5th Floor
Portland, OR 97205 US (map)

PHONE

503-705-6308

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ABOUT US

This historic ballroom is the resplendent architectural centerpiece of the history Pythian building in downtown Portland.

Our Gorgeous ladies and mens suites will be the... Read more
This historic ballroom is the resplendent architectural centerpiece of the history Pythian building in downtown Portland.

Our Gorgeous ladies and mens suites will be the perfect place to have a glass of champagne and celebrate with your bridal party before the ceremony begins.

Imagine your walk down the aisle in our turn of the century Italian Renaissance Ballroom, gorgeously lit with the original gold chandeliers highlighting a cathedral-style ceiling and a grand curtained stage as the backdrop for your ceremony.

After the ceremony, the guests will make their way to our beautifully appointed cocktail lounge for drinks and appetizers while your ballroom is re-set for your dream wedding reception with dinner and dancing.

Our in house catering and DJ staff will assist you with detailing out all the important details of your big day.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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lauren
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
i can't say enough about how wonderful Mike and his team are. I got his name from a friend of a friend and had not idea what to expect. My husband and i were doing our wedding reception a year after the wedding. I did not care about the details.....flowers, colors, etc. We just wanted a party with great food, drinks, and music, and Mike delivered exactly what we had in mind - even more. He took all of the minute details (that I would have definitely overlooked) and gave us an amazing night. His venue, the Elysian Ballroom, in downtown Portland was the perfect setting. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD - i had at least half of my guests ask who the caterer was and if they could hire them. The night flowed seamlessly and everyone had nothing but praise for what an outstanding venue we had chosen. I have to give all my thanks to Mike. He knew the answers before i even asked the questions. He was hands down the best planner i could have ever hoped to work with, and you won't be sorry if you put your event in his hands! Thank you Mike!!
i can't say enough about how wonderful Mike and his team are. I got his name from a friend of a friend and had not idea Read more...
i can't say enough about how wonderful Mike and his team are. I got his name from a friend of a friend and had not idea what to expect. My husband and i were doing our wedding reception a year after the wedding. I did not care about the details.....flowers, colors, etc. We just wanted a party with great food, drinks, and music, and Mike delivered exactly what we had in mind - even more. He took all of the minute details (that I would have definitely overlooked) and gave us an amazing night. His venue, the Elysian Ballroom, in downtown Portland was the perfect setting. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD - i had at least half of my guests ask who the caterer was and if they could hire them. The night flowed seamlessly and everyone had nothing but praise for what an outstanding venue we had chosen. I have to give all my thanks to Mike. He knew the answers before i even asked the questions. He was hands down the best planner i could have ever hoped to work with, and you won't be sorry if you put your event in his hands! Thank you Mike!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place for our wedding (06/19/16). Every detail was perfect from the decorations and lighting to the attentive staff. The ballroom reminded me of the timeless elegance of the Waldorf Astoria. Getting married at the Elysian Ballroom was the most amazing experience.
This was the perfect place for our wedding (06/19/16). Every detail was perfect from the decorations and lighting to the Read more...
This was the perfect place for our wedding (06/19/16). Every detail was perfect from the decorations and lighting to the attentive staff. The ballroom reminded me of the timeless elegance of the Waldorf Astoria. Getting married at the Elysian Ballroom was the most amazing experience. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. It was the perfect venue for our special day and Mike made sure everything ran smoothly, absolutely nothing went wrong because of Mike's attention to detail and his experience. The venue provided the perfect atmosphere for the glamour/vintage/old hollywood vibe that I was looking for, and the food was really, really good! I had so many guests tell me how much they loved our venue and the food. What's nice about Elysian is that all the food, beverages, tables, linens, etc are all in-house so you're not being charged a lot of extra fees for bringing all that in. I was amazed at how reasonably priced everything was. I'd definitely recommend Mike and the Elysian Ballroom to everyone!
I cannot say enough great things about Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. It was the perfect venue for our special day Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. It was the perfect venue for our special day and Mike made sure everything ran smoothly, absolutely nothing went wrong because of Mike's attention to detail and his experience. The venue provided the perfect atmosphere for the glamour/vintage/old hollywood vibe that I was looking for, and the food was really, really good! I had so many guests tell me how much they loved our venue and the food. What's nice about Elysian is that all the food, beverages, tables, linens, etc are all in-house so you're not being charged a lot of extra fees for bringing all that in. I was amazed at how reasonably priced everything was. I'd definitely recommend Mike and the Elysian Ballroom to everyone! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Such a beautiful venue. Mike Piper was so helpful and everything was perfect.
Such a beautiful venue. Mike Piper was so helpful and everything was perfect.
Such a beautiful venue. Mike Piper was so helpful and everything was perfect. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The Elysian Ballroom was the perfect venue for our December wedding reception. The space is absolutely stunning, with lots of detail and charm, you really feel like you're transported to a different time. We had live piano music in the lounge, and Mike accommodated the space to fit a photo booth afterwards. He did a great job of providing an all-inclusive experience, as he caters the event as well, making things much easier for all involved. I very much recommend his flower company as well, as he knows the space well and what looks good in it to help you choose the best flowers for your theme. During cocktail hour, everyone was able to get a drink in their hand and an appetizer without waiting. In keeping things moving and everyone happy, Mike has it down to a science. We were so happy with our experience here.
The Elysian Ballroom was the perfect venue for our December wedding reception. The space is absolutely stunning, with lots Read more...
The Elysian Ballroom was the perfect venue for our December wedding reception. The space is absolutely stunning, with lots of detail and charm, you really feel like you're transported to a different time. We had live piano music in the lounge, and Mike accommodated the space to fit a photo booth afterwards. He did a great job of providing an all-inclusive experience, as he caters the event as well, making things much easier for all involved. I very much recommend his flower company as well, as he knows the space well and what looks good in it to help you choose the best flowers for your theme. During cocktail hour, everyone was able to get a drink in their hand and an appetizer without waiting. In keeping things moving and everyone happy, Mike has it down to a science. We were so happy with our experience here. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Elysian Ballroom. This is the most beautiful venue in Portland. We initially thought it was a little out of our price range, but after further review of all of the things that come with the booking we realized that we were actually able to have our dream wedding at a fraction of what it would cost if we rented everything. For example, the venue has chivari chairs, beautiful lighting and draping with chandeliers, gorgeous linens, bistro tables, lounge furniture, candles, almost any piece of decor you would need for your tables. We also used Mike (the owner) for our flowers and he was actually less expensive than other places in Portland and also included any rentals from his warehouse for free!

During the wedding, Mike was so helpful and was doing everything in his power to make sure we (and our guests) were having a great time. For example, he made sure that my husband and I had full plates of food at our seats as soon as dinner was served so we would be sure to be able to eat at the wedding. He also noticed any time we needed a refill of our drinks and would come swooping in with a new one!

Mike has been in this business for a long time, and he knows all of the little ways to make a big impact in the wedding. Having him as part of the wedding is priceless, and his venue is absolutely incredible.
I could not be happier with our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Elysian Ballroom. This is the most Read more...
I could not be happier with our choice to have our wedding and reception at the Elysian Ballroom. This is the most beautiful venue in Portland. We initially thought it was a little out of our price range, but after further review of all of the things that come with the booking we realized that we were actually able to have our dream wedding at a fraction of what it would cost if we rented everything. For example, the venue has chivari chairs, beautiful lighting and draping with chandeliers, gorgeous linens, bistro tables, lounge furniture, candles, almost any piece of decor you would need for your tables. We also used Mike (the owner) for our flowers and he was actually less expensive than other places in Portland and also included any rentals from his warehouse for free!

During the wedding, Mike was so helpful and was doing everything in his power to make sure we (and our guests) were having a great time. For example, he made sure that my husband and I had full plates of food at our seats as soon as dinner was served so we would be sure to be able to eat at the wedding. He also noticed any time we needed a refill of our drinks and would come swooping in with a new one!

Mike has been in this business for a long time, and he knows all of the little ways to make a big impact in the wedding. Having him as part of the wedding is priceless, and his venue is absolutely incredible. Read less
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Autumn
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a BLAST at my wedding. I even ate the food and the cake. It looked better than the Pinterest pictures I showed Mike for examples of my vision. He exceeded all expectations. I couldn't be happier. It literally would not have been nearly as perfect anywhere else or done by anyone else. Mike Piper is the best in the business. He knows his stuff people. I'm sad it's over because I won't see him anymore! I felt like he was a part of the family! Mike was so quick to respond at all hours, he resolved all issues with ease, the wait staff is super friendly and fast ( Eric is awesome!!) I just can't say enough good things about Mike, the Elysian Ballroom or An Affair to Remember. Not to mention the cake! Holy moly people are still talking about how good it was! It was truly beautiful. I can not wait for the pictures. If I did it all over again I wouldn't change a thing except maybe slow down time ☺️ Thank you Mike!! We love you!!!
I had a BLAST at my wedding. I even ate the food and the cake. It looked better than the Pinterest pictures I showed Mike Read more...
I had a BLAST at my wedding. I even ate the food and the cake. It looked better than the Pinterest pictures I showed Mike for examples of my vision. He exceeded all expectations. I couldn't be happier. It literally would not have been nearly as perfect anywhere else or done by anyone else. Mike Piper is the best in the business. He knows his stuff people. I'm sad it's over because I won't see him anymore! I felt like he was a part of the family! Mike was so quick to respond at all hours, he resolved all issues with ease, the wait staff is super friendly and fast ( Eric is awesome!!) I just can't say enough good things about Mike, the Elysian Ballroom or An Affair to Remember. Not to mention the cake! Holy moly people are still talking about how good it was! It was truly beautiful. I can not wait for the pictures. If I did it all over again I wouldn't change a thing except maybe slow down time ☺️ Thank you Mike!! We love you!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Barb
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
i am the MOB. The experience we had with Mike was beyond exceptional. The venue is beautiful, he is prompt in responding to questions. The food was incredible and every detail was attended to. My daughter who lives in Indiana could not of picked a better place or person to work with. Even with her out of town, I felt like a guest because Mike took care of everything. It was a joy to have a wedding for my daughter there with Mike:)
i am the MOB. The experience we had with Mike was beyond exceptional. The venue is beautiful, he is prompt in responding Read more...
i am the MOB. The experience we had with Mike was beyond exceptional. The venue is beautiful, he is prompt in responding to questions. The food was incredible and every detail was attended to. My daughter who lives in Indiana could not of picked a better place or person to work with. Even with her out of town, I felt like a guest because Mike took care of everything. It was a joy to have a wedding for my daughter there with Mike:) Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about how wonderful the Elysian ballroom is and how phenomenal the site coordinator, Mike Piper, is to work with. Mike anticipated our needs, saw to every detail, and went above and beyond at every turn. We had a family medical emergency on the morning of our wedding and he responded with compassion and professionalism. He exceeded our expectations and I'm so grateful for his wisdom and experience. The ballroom itself is stunning, elegant, and left my guests in awe. The transitions were seemless and the staff was attentive.
We cannot say enough about how wonderful the Elysian ballroom is and how phenomenal the site coordinator, Mike Piper, is Read more...
We cannot say enough about how wonderful the Elysian ballroom is and how phenomenal the site coordinator, Mike Piper, is to work with. Mike anticipated our needs, saw to every detail, and went above and beyond at every turn. We had a family medical emergency on the morning of our wedding and he responded with compassion and professionalism. He exceeded our expectations and I'm so grateful for his wisdom and experience. The ballroom itself is stunning, elegant, and left my guests in awe. The transitions were seemless and the staff was attentive. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Where to begin with Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom...
This place was just magical. My husband and I looked at several venues - both inside and outside - and the moment we walked into the ballroom we knew it was the one. You are instantly transported into the most elegant, classy, beautiful space. All of the finishing touches, the polished glass, the complementary colors... so beautiful.
In addition to the most lovely space, Mike Piper and the staff know their stuff. You don't have to worry for a second about whether or not something will be taken care of - because it will. Mike has his own wedding planning company as well, so he's got a warehouse filled with wedding decorations. This meant that when we forgot to think about what what was going to hold our escort cards on the table, Mike had a beautiful solution. When we didn't remember table numbers, he had some ready to go.
Everything you could ask for in a venue is here. Get married here and all you have to worry about is yourself and the rest is taken care of.
When you go with the Elysian you can also use Mike for your flowers (which we did). They were amazing. Simply beautiful.
Where to begin with Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom...
This place was just magical. My husband and I looked at Read more...
Where to begin with Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom...
This place was just magical. My husband and I looked at several venues - both inside and outside - and the moment we walked into the ballroom we knew it was the one. You are instantly transported into the most elegant, classy, beautiful space. All of the finishing touches, the polished glass, the complementary colors... so beautiful.
In addition to the most lovely space, Mike Piper and the staff know their stuff. You don't have to worry for a second about whether or not something will be taken care of - because it will. Mike has his own wedding planning company as well, so he's got a warehouse filled with wedding decorations. This meant that when we forgot to think about what what was going to hold our escort cards on the table, Mike had a beautiful solution. When we didn't remember table numbers, he had some ready to go.
Everything you could ask for in a venue is here. Get married here and all you have to worry about is yourself and the rest is taken care of.
When you go with the Elysian you can also use Mike for your flowers (which we did). They were amazing. Simply beautiful. Read less
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