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The Elysian Ballroom

Portland , OR

LOCATION

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

PHONE

503-223-9267

WEBSITE

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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

When was your venue built?
1907
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
32
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We just got married at the Elysian Ballroom a couple of weeks ago and it exceeded our expectations! Mike (the owner) took care of everything and his staff was so professional. The price was very affordable and Mike was even able to work with our budget to create all of the centerpieces at the ballroom. On our wedding day, it poured rain and we had to take all of our pictures inside during our cocktail hour. Mike brought us appetizers and kept everything running smoothly so we did not have to worry. We also chose to hire the ballroom's in house DJ and he was awesome! He doubled as the MC and kept everything on schedule and kept our guests dancing all night. We received so many compliments about how beautiful the ballroom was (you really have to see it in person!) and how much fun everyone had. Amazing venue for a wedding!!
We just got married at the Elysian Ballroom a couple of weeks ago and it exceeded our expectations! Mike (the owner) took Read more...
We just got married at the Elysian Ballroom a couple of weeks ago and it exceeded our expectations! Mike (the owner) took care of everything and his staff was so professional. The price was very affordable and Mike was even able to work with our budget to create all of the centerpieces at the ballroom. On our wedding day, it poured rain and we had to take all of our pictures inside during our cocktail hour. Mike brought us appetizers and kept everything running smoothly so we did not have to worry. We also chose to hire the ballroom's in house DJ and he was awesome! He doubled as the MC and kept everything on schedule and kept our guests dancing all night. We received so many compliments about how beautiful the ballroom was (you really have to see it in person!) and how much fun everyone had. Amazing venue for a wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Living in downtown Portland made this the perfect place to have our ceremony/reception. Mike Piper (the owner) was so gracious and giving. You can tell that he really loves the ballroom building and having events there. The place was big enough for just over 140 people and everything went smoothly and everyone had a great time.
Our family loved the charm of the space and the antique furnishings and chandeliers. The sound system was great and stage lighting is also available. They were very accommodating for the vendors delivering linens, pipe and drape. There is a staff person, including Mike himself, on site during the whole event, who was very helpful .

If you're not trying to impress everybody by being the fanciest gig in town, and prefer old-school charm over overpriced "luxury", then the Elysian is the perfect venue for your next big event.
Living in downtown Portland made this the perfect place to have our ceremony/reception. Mike Piper (the owner) was so Read more...
Living in downtown Portland made this the perfect place to have our ceremony/reception. Mike Piper (the owner) was so gracious and giving. You can tell that he really loves the ballroom building and having events there. The place was big enough for just over 140 people and everything went smoothly and everyone had a great time.
Our family loved the charm of the space and the antique furnishings and chandeliers. The sound system was great and stage lighting is also available. They were very accommodating for the vendors delivering linens, pipe and drape. There is a staff person, including Mike himself, on site during the whole event, who was very helpful .

If you're not trying to impress everybody by being the fanciest gig in town, and prefer old-school charm over overpriced "luxury", then the Elysian is the perfect venue for your next big event. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Travel, Wedding Venue
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Julia
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding this past weekend, and couldn't be happier with Mike and his staff at the Elysian Ballroom. From the beginning, Mike was prompt in responding to our queries, and was always happy to explain things that needed clarification. The price we paid was very reasonable. The night went smoothly, without a hitch, and Mike walked us through each step. The venue is beautiful (you have to see it to believe it), and makes for great wedding photos. Many of our guests commented on how nice the venue was. We selected an open bar, and service was fast with good variety. The cocktail reception area is a great size and good for mingling. The ballroom was very well decorated and our wedding album will look spectacular. The food was great (although as bride and groom we didn't have the chance to eat much) and our guests were more than well fed. All in all a fantastic evening, thanks largely to the wonderful venue.
We had our wedding this past weekend, and couldn't be happier with Mike and his staff at the Elysian Ballroom. From the Read more...
We had our wedding this past weekend, and couldn't be happier with Mike and his staff at the Elysian Ballroom. From the beginning, Mike was prompt in responding to our queries, and was always happy to explain things that needed clarification. The price we paid was very reasonable. The night went smoothly, without a hitch, and Mike walked us through each step. The venue is beautiful (you have to see it to believe it), and makes for great wedding photos. Many of our guests commented on how nice the venue was. We selected an open bar, and service was fast with good variety. The cocktail reception area is a great size and good for mingling. The ballroom was very well decorated and our wedding album will look spectacular. The food was great (although as bride and groom we didn't have the chance to eat much) and our guests were more than well fed. All in all a fantastic evening, thanks largely to the wonderful venue. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Elysian Ballroom. It was fabulous and we wouldn't change a thing! The venue is gorgeous and the owner (Mike) takes great pride in making the place look amazing. We had multiple guests comment on how beautiful the flowers and decorations were. The Elysian has two rooms - a ballroom and a bar area. We had a candlelit ceremony in the beautiful ballroom, followed by a cocktail hour in the bar area while they “flipped” the ballroom for dinner and dancing. The bar area looks like Casa Blanca with black and white décor and ceiling fans – totally classy and elegant, but not too stuffy at all. Then once the room was flipped, guests were in awe again at how beautiful the ballroom looked.

Jerry the DJ did an outstanding job with the music during our ceremony, toasts and the after party. He served as the master of ceremonies and then kept almost everyone at the wedding dancing – I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced, all types and ages. He reads a room perfectly when it comes to dancing.

We feel that The Elysian is the perfect Portland wedding experience in the heart of the city for both our out of town and in town guests to experience. Working with Mike made it all possible. We both have demanding full time jobs and planned our wedding in 3 months. When you book at the Elysian, Mike comes with the package and acts as a true wedding planner. He is incredibly responsive to calls and emails and very well organized. He’s flexible and not pushy, but also offers advice when requested.
We just had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Elysian Ballroom. It was fabulous and we wouldn't change a thing! The venue Read more...
We just had our New Year's Eve wedding at the Elysian Ballroom. It was fabulous and we wouldn't change a thing! The venue is gorgeous and the owner (Mike) takes great pride in making the place look amazing. We had multiple guests comment on how beautiful the flowers and decorations were. The Elysian has two rooms - a ballroom and a bar area. We had a candlelit ceremony in the beautiful ballroom, followed by a cocktail hour in the bar area while they “flipped” the ballroom for dinner and dancing. The bar area looks like Casa Blanca with black and white décor and ceiling fans – totally classy and elegant, but not too stuffy at all. Then once the room was flipped, guests were in awe again at how beautiful the ballroom looked.

Jerry the DJ did an outstanding job with the music during our ceremony, toasts and the after party. He served as the master of ceremonies and then kept almost everyone at the wedding dancing – I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced, all types and ages. He reads a room perfectly when it comes to dancing.

We feel that The Elysian is the perfect Portland wedding experience in the heart of the city for both our out of town and in town guests to experience. Working with Mike made it all possible. We both have demanding full time jobs and planned our wedding in 3 months. When you book at the Elysian, Mike comes with the package and acts as a true wedding planner. He is incredibly responsive to calls and emails and very well organized. He’s flexible and not pushy, but also offers advice when requested. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
The Elysian is a gorgeous venue and is beautifully run. I could not imagine a better place to have had our wedding. Mike Piper from An Affair to Remember is fabulous and really knows what he is doing. We are so thankful for his role in our wedding as the owner of The Elysian Ballroom. Everything flowed wonderfully from start to finish and was stress free for my groom and me. They exceeded our expectations and made sure we were completely taken care of. No details were overlooked and everything was pristine. The in-house DJ, Jerry Becker, is amazing and was right on spot. Their caterer, Connor Catering, makes delicious meals, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them either. All around the Elysian is a remarkable place.
The Elysian is a gorgeous venue and is beautifully run. I could not imagine a better place to have had our wedding. Mike Read more...
The Elysian is a gorgeous venue and is beautifully run. I could not imagine a better place to have had our wedding. Mike Piper from An Affair to Remember is fabulous and really knows what he is doing. We are so thankful for his role in our wedding as the owner of The Elysian Ballroom. Everything flowed wonderfully from start to finish and was stress free for my groom and me. They exceeded our expectations and made sure we were completely taken care of. No details were overlooked and everything was pristine. The in-house DJ, Jerry Becker, is amazing and was right on spot. Their caterer, Connor Catering, makes delicious meals, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them either. All around the Elysian is a remarkable place. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue

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