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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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Private User
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
This place, Mike, and his staff are all amazing. We had our ceremony followed by a cocktail hour while Mike and staff seamlessly transformed the venue from a ceremony space to a reception hall. The food is fantastic and you have so many options with multiple choices for people with dietary restrictions (the tasting dinners are great too). Mike was always available by phone any time we needed him before our wedding date. On the day of, he was right by our side when we needed him, and totally blended in when we didn't. He helped keep the wedding and reception moving smoothly all night. We got so many compliments on how well run our wedding was, all thanks to Mike. The planning meeting that we had with Mike in the week or two before our wedding took all our stresses away, he knows exactly what he's doing and makes it so simple. Another bonus, we initially were considering making or buying our own centerpieces, Mike has everything for rent and it is very reasonably priced. Much nicer than anything we would have came up with, and you don't have to find something to do with it after.

Go see this place for yourself. The pictures are gorgeous, but it's even more incredible in person. I am the groom, and if i'm gushing over this place, imagine what my wife has to say...

Big thanks to Mike Piper and his Staff.

Andy
This place, Mike, and his staff are all amazing. We had our ceremony followed by a cocktail hour while Mike and staff Read more...
This place, Mike, and his staff are all amazing. We had our ceremony followed by a cocktail hour while Mike and staff seamlessly transformed the venue from a ceremony space to a reception hall. The food is fantastic and you have so many options with multiple choices for people with dietary restrictions (the tasting dinners are great too). Mike was always available by phone any time we needed him before our wedding date. On the day of, he was right by our side when we needed him, and totally blended in when we didn't. He helped keep the wedding and reception moving smoothly all night. We got so many compliments on how well run our wedding was, all thanks to Mike. The planning meeting that we had with Mike in the week or two before our wedding took all our stresses away, he knows exactly what he's doing and makes it so simple. Another bonus, we initially were considering making or buying our own centerpieces, Mike has everything for rent and it is very reasonably priced. Much nicer than anything we would have came up with, and you don't have to find something to do with it after.

Go see this place for yourself. The pictures are gorgeous, but it's even more incredible in person. I am the groom, and if i'm gushing over this place, imagine what my wife has to say...

Big thanks to Mike Piper and his Staff.

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Adria
Wedding:
1/18/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have picked a BETTER place to have our wedding reception. Mike Piper, the wedding/reception coordinator, was not only wonderful to work with he was so friendly and flexible when changes and decisions were made. My husband and I decided on a photo booth a week before the wedding and Mike made sure it worked. Mike, along with those that work with him, also set up all the tables for us for our reception and made sure everything was exactly how we had wanted it. We felt so comfortable and at ease through out the entire process. I highly recommend using the Elysian Ballroom. The venue as well is beautiful on it's own. We had centerpieces but didn't need to do anything else because Mike has the Elysian already beautifully decorated!

Also, the in house DJ, Jerry, did a fabulous job at our wedding. If you go with the Elysian, definitely, hire their in house DJ as well. He made the entire reception so much fun.

I hope you choose the Elysian because not only is it a perfect place for a wedding/reception, the food is amazing as well!
My husband and I couldn't have picked a BETTER place to have our wedding reception. Mike Piper, the wedding/reception Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have picked a BETTER place to have our wedding reception. Mike Piper, the wedding/reception coordinator, was not only wonderful to work with he was so friendly and flexible when changes and decisions were made. My husband and I decided on a photo booth a week before the wedding and Mike made sure it worked. Mike, along with those that work with him, also set up all the tables for us for our reception and made sure everything was exactly how we had wanted it. We felt so comfortable and at ease through out the entire process. I highly recommend using the Elysian Ballroom. The venue as well is beautiful on it's own. We had centerpieces but didn't need to do anything else because Mike has the Elysian already beautifully decorated!

Also, the in house DJ, Jerry, did a fabulous job at our wedding. If you go with the Elysian, definitely, hire their in house DJ as well. He made the entire reception so much fun.

I hope you choose the Elysian because not only is it a perfect place for a wedding/reception, the food is amazing as well! Read less
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Chelsea Brown
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding this past weekend was nothing short of amazing, and we owe it all to Mike, the owner of the Elysian. He went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect and stress-free. All of our guests LOVED the beautiful ballroom and how elegant yet comfortable it felt to be in there. The flip of the ceremony to the reception was quick and every detail was spot-on. Mike did all of the food, drinks, flowers, and centerpieces, making wedding planning a breeze. The food was amazing (and we even managed to eat a little), the service was great, and our every need was attended to. Mike's years of experience in the wedding business clearly show, because he makes your wedding day perfect and takes care of everything, so you can truly enjoy the day as the bride and groom!
Our wedding this past weekend was nothing short of amazing, and we owe it all to Mike, the owner of the Elysian. He went Read more...
Our wedding this past weekend was nothing short of amazing, and we owe it all to Mike, the owner of the Elysian. He went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect and stress-free. All of our guests LOVED the beautiful ballroom and how elegant yet comfortable it felt to be in there. The flip of the ceremony to the reception was quick and every detail was spot-on. Mike did all of the food, drinks, flowers, and centerpieces, making wedding planning a breeze. The food was amazing (and we even managed to eat a little), the service was great, and our every need was attended to. Mike's years of experience in the wedding business clearly show, because he makes your wedding day perfect and takes care of everything, so you can truly enjoy the day as the bride and groom! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The best money we spent during our wedding planning process was hiring Mike via renting the Elysian Ballroom. Not only is the ballroom an incredibly unique and beautiful space that lends itself well to an elegant wedding, but Mike is amazing to work with. We opted to use him for our decor and flowers for both the ceremony (located at our church) and the reception. For me, this was a life-saver because as a full-time nursing student in ROTC I did not have the time during my 4 month long engagement to meet with a variety of vendors and maintain control over all the details. When we would meet with Mike, we would cover all necessary details for all parts of the wedding in that one meeting. Furthermore, I would give him my general vision and he knew exactly how to make it come to life in accordance with his expertise and what resources he had. The best part was that he always did this within or under the budget we set.

Every single person who was at our wedding remarked on two things specifically: how beautiful the two locations were and how good the food was. The church was decorated beautifully in a candlelit, winter wonderland-esque style and the reception reflected the same feeling. The food was delicious and there was more than enough. One thing I should also note is that we opted not to have dancing, but rather use the stage as extra seating. With Mike's flexibility, we were able to have about 235 people at the wedding and it while it was full, it was not uncomfortable at all. We also opted to use DJ Jerry Becker, who has worked at the Ballroom for years. We were very impressed with him and highly recommend his services, as he knows the best way to make your event flow perfectly at the Elysian.

I can't say enough good things about Mike and his work. He is a true professional and someone I would recommend in a heartbeat!
The best money we spent during our wedding planning process was hiring Mike via renting the Elysian Ballroom. Not only is Read more...
The best money we spent during our wedding planning process was hiring Mike via renting the Elysian Ballroom. Not only is the ballroom an incredibly unique and beautiful space that lends itself well to an elegant wedding, but Mike is amazing to work with. We opted to use him for our decor and flowers for both the ceremony (located at our church) and the reception. For me, this was a life-saver because as a full-time nursing student in ROTC I did not have the time during my 4 month long engagement to meet with a variety of vendors and maintain control over all the details. When we would meet with Mike, we would cover all necessary details for all parts of the wedding in that one meeting. Furthermore, I would give him my general vision and he knew exactly how to make it come to life in accordance with his expertise and what resources he had. The best part was that he always did this within or under the budget we set.

Every single person who was at our wedding remarked on two things specifically: how beautiful the two locations were and how good the food was. The church was decorated beautifully in a candlelit, winter wonderland-esque style and the reception reflected the same feeling. The food was delicious and there was more than enough. One thing I should also note is that we opted not to have dancing, but rather use the stage as extra seating. With Mike's flexibility, we were able to have about 235 people at the wedding and it while it was full, it was not uncomfortable at all. We also opted to use DJ Jerry Becker, who has worked at the Ballroom for years. We were very impressed with him and highly recommend his services, as he knows the best way to make your event flow perfectly at the Elysian.

I can't say enough good things about Mike and his work. He is a true professional and someone I would recommend in a heartbeat! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with the Elysian Ballroom the minute we walked into it. Mike has worked hard to retain the grandeur of the space while adding some well thought out touches and details. He was amazingly easy to work with throughout the entire process. While Mike has several preferred vendors he did not push us towards them and instead was very flexible about working with the vendors we selected. Throughout the entire planning process Mike was great! He guided us on everything from the structure of the ceremony through planning tables and seating. We very much appreciated that Mike was open and up front with pricing and the value was fantastic!

On our wedding day the Elysian Ballroom was more beautiful than I imagined. Mike and his team put on an amazing party. We had about 75 guests at our wedding and it was great. The space felt intimate but not crowded and everyone told us they had a great time. Everyone from the greeting at the door to the bar tenders to the team that helped us pack up everything at the end of the night were amazing. Friendly, professional, and seamless. Above all, Mike and his team took great care of my husband and I throughout the day. They made sure we had food to snack on and that our drinks were as full as we wanted them to be. Our wedding was beautiful, intimate, fun, and elegant - everything we wanted and Mike, the ballroom, and his team were a huge part of making the day so special.
My husband and I fell in love with the Elysian Ballroom the minute we walked into it. Mike has worked hard to retain the Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with the Elysian Ballroom the minute we walked into it. Mike has worked hard to retain the grandeur of the space while adding some well thought out touches and details. He was amazingly easy to work with throughout the entire process. While Mike has several preferred vendors he did not push us towards them and instead was very flexible about working with the vendors we selected. Throughout the entire planning process Mike was great! He guided us on everything from the structure of the ceremony through planning tables and seating. We very much appreciated that Mike was open and up front with pricing and the value was fantastic!

On our wedding day the Elysian Ballroom was more beautiful than I imagined. Mike and his team put on an amazing party. We had about 75 guests at our wedding and it was great. The space felt intimate but not crowded and everyone told us they had a great time. Everyone from the greeting at the door to the bar tenders to the team that helped us pack up everything at the end of the night were amazing. Friendly, professional, and seamless. Above all, Mike and his team took great care of my husband and I throughout the day. They made sure we had food to snack on and that our drinks were as full as we wanted them to be. Our wedding was beautiful, intimate, fun, and elegant - everything we wanted and Mike, the ballroom, and his team were a huge part of making the day so special. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a better venue!!! At first glance the ballroom is beautiful, elegant and intimate. Then we met Mike the owner and realized we would get all his expertise and knowledge of wedding planning to go along with the venue and it was like we hit the wedding jackpot!! Mike also has another company (An Affair to Remember) that does all the flowers, decorations and catering, which just added to the ease of the process. Pretty much anything you could want or need for a wedding can be found in his enormous warehouse which is helpful when you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for in table and isle decorations. The food was also incredible and the wait staff was superb and took great care of our guests. Mike also offers a tasting of the food (in the ballroom) prior to the wedding to taste the incredible food and also see your table linens and table setting.

Mike patiently worked with us through all our questions and countless meetings and emails and helped us create the most beautiful and elegant wedding and reception - it was a dream! Our wedding had a lot of moving parts and last minute changes and through it all, Mike was calm and collected and helped us navigate our way through the entire process seamlessly. I would highly recommend Mike and the Elysian Ballroom to anyone looking to get married in downtown Portland. Or hire Mike on his own as your wedding planner - he is the absolute best available and will make anything possible for your wedding day. We cannot say enough good things about Mike and truly appreciate all his help and advice. Our wedding day was so magical and it was only possible because of Mike! -The Prasad's
We could not have picked a better venue!!! At first glance the ballroom is beautiful, elegant and intimate. Then we met Read more...
We could not have picked a better venue!!! At first glance the ballroom is beautiful, elegant and intimate. Then we met Mike the owner and realized we would get all his expertise and knowledge of wedding planning to go along with the venue and it was like we hit the wedding jackpot!! Mike also has another company (An Affair to Remember) that does all the flowers, decorations and catering, which just added to the ease of the process. Pretty much anything you could want or need for a wedding can be found in his enormous warehouse which is helpful when you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for in table and isle decorations. The food was also incredible and the wait staff was superb and took great care of our guests. Mike also offers a tasting of the food (in the ballroom) prior to the wedding to taste the incredible food and also see your table linens and table setting.

Mike patiently worked with us through all our questions and countless meetings and emails and helped us create the most beautiful and elegant wedding and reception - it was a dream! Our wedding had a lot of moving parts and last minute changes and through it all, Mike was calm and collected and helped us navigate our way through the entire process seamlessly. I would highly recommend Mike and the Elysian Ballroom to anyone looking to get married in downtown Portland. Or hire Mike on his own as your wedding planner - he is the absolute best available and will make anything possible for your wedding day. We cannot say enough good things about Mike and truly appreciate all his help and advice. Our wedding day was so magical and it was only possible because of Mike! -The Prasad's Read less
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elina
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved our venue, it has a romantic, elegant with just enough extravagance without going over the top. Mike definitely knows weddings & it shows in his venue. One thing that I wish they had was a room to get ready in: there is a room where you can get dressed but not for hair & makeup BUT that’s a minor thing. The venue is so gorgeous that you don’t need much decoration,which saves a lot of money. Everything comes with it so that helped us a lot since we were planning our wedding from the East Coast. The food was amazing, we had one bite of everything before we were whisked away but all the guests loved it. The steak was not overcooked or undercooked, perfectly done. He also helped us along through the process as well which we really appreciated. Mike is a wedding planner himself (if we would have known this ahead of time, we would have definitely hired him as a wedding planner) and knows what looks best in his venue. If the photographer knows how to work with the lighting the pictures will turn out beautifully. I just loved that everything was already set up so you didn’t have to stress about the little details, he definitely made it easy for the bride & groom to work with.
Everyone loved our venue, it has a romantic, elegant with just enough extravagance without going over the top. Mike Read more...
Everyone loved our venue, it has a romantic, elegant with just enough extravagance without going over the top. Mike definitely knows weddings & it shows in his venue. One thing that I wish they had was a room to get ready in: there is a room where you can get dressed but not for hair & makeup BUT that’s a minor thing. The venue is so gorgeous that you don’t need much decoration,which saves a lot of money. Everything comes with it so that helped us a lot since we were planning our wedding from the East Coast. The food was amazing, we had one bite of everything before we were whisked away but all the guests loved it. The steak was not overcooked or undercooked, perfectly done. He also helped us along through the process as well which we really appreciated. Mike is a wedding planner himself (if we would have known this ahead of time, we would have definitely hired him as a wedding planner) and knows what looks best in his venue. If the photographer knows how to work with the lighting the pictures will turn out beautifully. I just loved that everything was already set up so you didn’t have to stress about the little details, he definitely made it easy for the bride & groom to work with. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The Elysian ballroom was fantastic! The ballroom is classic, elegant and breathtaking the moment you walk into the room. Mike (the owner of the ballroom) is amazing. He is flexible and worked with my husband and I to create our perfect wedding. He worked with our different cultures and personalized it to our needs. Words really can't describe how wonderful he is.

The in-house catering was absolutely delicious. I had guests come to me afterwards to let me know that it was the best wedding food they've ever had. I really couldn't have asked for anything more.
The Elysian ballroom was fantastic! The ballroom is classic, elegant and breathtaking the moment you walk into the room. Read more...
The Elysian ballroom was fantastic! The ballroom is classic, elegant and breathtaking the moment you walk into the room. Mike (the owner of the ballroom) is amazing. He is flexible and worked with my husband and I to create our perfect wedding. He worked with our different cultures and personalized it to our needs. Words really can't describe how wonderful he is.

The in-house catering was absolutely delicious. I had guests come to me afterwards to let me know that it was the best wedding food they've ever had. I really couldn't have asked for anything more. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. He was so helpful during the entire planning process. This venue is hands down the most beautiful venue in Portland. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, and all of the younger guests said they want to get married at the Elysian! The staff here are so kind and helpful as well. The food is amazing! We had a bunch of foodies at our wedding and they all raved about the steak with the mushroom glaze. They were so fast at flipping the ballroom from the ceremony to the reception.
Thanks to the Elysian Ballroom and Mike Piper I had the wedding of my dreams.
I cannot speak highly enough of Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. He was so helpful during the entire planning process. Read more...
I cannot speak highly enough of Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. He was so helpful during the entire planning process. This venue is hands down the most beautiful venue in Portland. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, and all of the younger guests said they want to get married at the Elysian! The staff here are so kind and helpful as well. The food is amazing! We had a bunch of foodies at our wedding and they all raved about the steak with the mushroom glaze. They were so fast at flipping the ballroom from the ceremony to the reception.
Thanks to the Elysian Ballroom and Mike Piper I had the wedding of my dreams. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely perfect! Mike and his team did everything for us. I didn't even have to worry about one single item the whole planning process or wedding day. They did the catering, bar, flowers, decor, music, etc. It was a one stop shop and just what I needed to be able to enjoy the day! They were professional, reliable and so great to work with. All of our guests had a great time and said it was the most gorgeous wedding they've been to.
Everything was absolutely perfect! Mike and his team did everything for us. I didn't even have to worry about one single Read more...
Everything was absolutely perfect! Mike and his team did everything for us. I didn't even have to worry about one single item the whole planning process or wedding day. They did the catering, bar, flowers, decor, music, etc. It was a one stop shop and just what I needed to be able to enjoy the day! They were professional, reliable and so great to work with. All of our guests had a great time and said it was the most gorgeous wedding they've been to. Read less
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