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The Hostess House / Bridal Arts Building

Vancouver , WA
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LOCATION

100117 Ne 6th ave
Vancouver, WA US 98685 (map)

PHONE

360-574-7758

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Hostess House
The Hostess House, located in Vancouver Washington, was established in 1984. This is the only facility in the Pacific Northwest that was designed and built... Read more
The Hostess House
The Hostess House, located in Vancouver Washington, was established in 1984. This is the only facility in the Pacific Northwest that was designed and built especially for weddings and receptions. There is a beautiful chapel on one side of the building that seats 200 guests. The entire back wall looks out onto a romantic garden setting with waterfall.

The Bridal Arts Building

So much more than a bridal shop! The Bridal Arts Building is a "specialty mall" for all your

wedding needs under one roof. Located next to The Hostess House in Vancouver, Washington.
Easy access from I-5. Open seven days a week.
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1984
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, 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?
Yes
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?
1995
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
They were so wonderful! We found the same dress in Portland for several hundred more and they even paid the sales tax! They really listened to what I wanted and gave me tons of great choices to pick from.
They were so wonderful! We found the same dress in Portland for several hundred more and they even paid the sales tax! Read more...
They were so wonderful! We found the same dress in Portland for several hundred more and they even paid the sales tax! They really listened to what I wanted and gave me tons of great choices to pick from. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
They were amazing! We found the same dress in Portland for a few hundred more and they even paid the sales tax for me! They really listened to what I wanted and they had tons of great choices to pick from.
They were amazing! We found the same dress in Portland for a few hundred more and they even paid the sales tax for me! Read more...
They were amazing! We found the same dress in Portland for a few hundred more and they even paid the sales tax for me! They really listened to what I wanted and they had tons of great choices to pick from. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
To all the staff. Our son John and now daughter in law were married at the Hostess House on January 26th. We wanted to thank each and everyone of you for making the day so special. You made all of us feel so welcome. And we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for all your extra effort. John and jill
To all the staff. Our son John and now daughter in law were married at the Hostess House on January 26th. We wanted to Read more...
To all the staff. Our son John and now daughter in law were married at the Hostess House on January 26th. We wanted to thank each and everyone of you for making the day so special. You made all of us feel so welcome. And we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for all your extra effort. John and jill Read less
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Rojinia
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with how our wedding turned out. We wanted a low stress relaxed wedding and that is what we got. They were very good at anticipating our needs.

We had our rehearsal dinner there as well as our wedding and reception. Their catering service was even able to accommodate all the dietary needs of our party (gluten, shellfish, dairy, citrus, vegetarian)
We could not be happier with how our wedding turned out. We wanted a low stress relaxed wedding and that is what we got. Read more...
We could not be happier with how our wedding turned out. We wanted a low stress relaxed wedding and that is what we got. They were very good at anticipating our needs.

We had our rehearsal dinner there as well as our wedding and reception. Their catering service was even able to accommodate all the dietary needs of our party (gluten, shellfish, dairy, citrus, vegetarian) Read less
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Nelly
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
They were amazing. I knew I wanted a Disney Princess dress and they let me try them on multiple times and narrow it all down and completely validated my final decision. I didn't end up needing alterations so I can't speak to that part of the business but other than that I had a very enjoyable experience there.
They were amazing. I knew I wanted a Disney Princess dress and they let me try them on multiple times and narrow it all Read more...
They were amazing. I knew I wanted a Disney Princess dress and they let me try them on multiple times and narrow it all down and completely validated my final decision. I didn't end up needing alterations so I can't speak to that part of the business but other than that I had a very enjoyable experience there. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I was able to find an absolutely gorgeous Allure wedding gown at the Hostess House at a very affordable price. The staff there is amazing and the prices are excellent!
I was able to find an absolutely gorgeous Allure wedding gown at the Hostess House at a very affordable price. The staff Read more...
I was able to find an absolutely gorgeous Allure wedding gown at the Hostess House at a very affordable price. The staff there is amazing and the prices are excellent! Read less
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Tazmin
Wedding:
8/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I wasn't sure what to expect when I came to the Hostess House, but I really enjoyed myself and cried a lot when I saw myself in MY dress. It's such a great feeling when you know you are wearing THE ONE. The ladies there were such a joy to work with and very patient lol. The whole experience from dress shopping to fittings to finally picking it up was wonderful. They are a small shop with a lot of choices and worth the travel if you live out in the Beaverton/Portland area.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I came to the Hostess House, but I really enjoyed myself and cried a lot when I saw Read more...
I wasn't sure what to expect when I came to the Hostess House, but I really enjoyed myself and cried a lot when I saw myself in MY dress. It's such a great feeling when you know you are wearing THE ONE. The ladies there were such a joy to work with and very patient lol. The whole experience from dress shopping to fittings to finally picking it up was wonderful. They are a small shop with a lot of choices and worth the travel if you live out in the Beaverton/Portland area. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Wendy
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Was Very surprised to find this little gem of a store. I had been to try on dresses at a large dress store, and though they have tons to try, I never found the one. Went back to the drawing board and found one I liked online. After finding that The Hostess House carries some really good designers, I went in to check them out. I had only tried on about three dresses before I found one I loved. They were really great to work with, and they also pay the taxes on your dress. Their prices were very good. Highly recommend.
Was Very surprised to find this little gem of a store. I had been to try on dresses at a large dress store, and though Read more...
Was Very surprised to find this little gem of a store. I had been to try on dresses at a large dress store, and though they have tons to try, I never found the one. Went back to the drawing board and found one I liked online. After finding that The Hostess House carries some really good designers, I went in to check them out. I had only tried on about three dresses before I found one I loved. They were really great to work with, and they also pay the taxes on your dress. Their prices were very good. Highly recommend. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The Bridal Arts Building offers SO much! The people who work there are extremely professional and knowledgeable!
When I first began my dress shopping I had a horrible time. The first place we went to I was told not to touch the dresses, was not congratulated on my engagement and the way the woman looked at me made me feel as though she thought I couldn't afford anything in her store and therefore I was not worth her time. I was devastated.
When I came to the Bridal Arts Building I was in a sour mood and unsure if I would find anything that day. But the minute I walked in I was greeted warmly and with a smile. Crystal congratulated me on my engagement and was very attentive to what I was looking for and what my taste was.
Only 3 dresses later I found the dress of my dreams! It was absolutely beautiful and I ended up on PDX TV because their dresses were being featured in the Portland Bridal Show. My dress was extremely affordable, something I was very worried about. My dress was covered with lace, sparkle, and had a corset like waist that flowed out like a ball gown. It was absolutely beautiful!
Driving into Vancouver is absolutely worth it and you won't pay taxes on your dress!
Good luck with your dress search!
The Bridal Arts Building offers SO much! The people who work there are extremely professional and knowledgeable!
When Read more...
The Bridal Arts Building offers SO much! The people who work there are extremely professional and knowledgeable!
When I first began my dress shopping I had a horrible time. The first place we went to I was told not to touch the dresses, was not congratulated on my engagement and the way the woman looked at me made me feel as though she thought I couldn't afford anything in her store and therefore I was not worth her time. I was devastated.
When I came to the Bridal Arts Building I was in a sour mood and unsure if I would find anything that day. But the minute I walked in I was greeted warmly and with a smile. Crystal congratulated me on my engagement and was very attentive to what I was looking for and what my taste was.
Only 3 dresses later I found the dress of my dreams! It was absolutely beautiful and I ended up on PDX TV because their dresses were being featured in the Portland Bridal Show. My dress was extremely affordable, something I was very worried about. My dress was covered with lace, sparkle, and had a corset like waist that flowed out like a ball gown. It was absolutely beautiful!
Driving into Vancouver is absolutely worth it and you won't pay taxes on your dress!
Good luck with your dress search! Read less
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jessierivas
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Angie helped me pick out my dress and she was so wonderful! She was very helpful and gave great advice! The selection like mentioned is small but the dresses are very nice and affordable! I love that each section of mirrors is accompanied by a few chairs for mom and sisters or bridesmaids and that they are in different sections so you feel like you're the only one in there and you get the utmost attention! I found the perfect dress and wasn't pushed into buying anything!
Angie helped me pick out my dress and she was so wonderful! She was very helpful and gave great advice! The selection like Read more...
Angie helped me pick out my dress and she was so wonderful! She was very helpful and gave great advice! The selection like mentioned is small but the dresses are very nice and affordable! I love that each section of mirrors is accompanied by a few chairs for mom and sisters or bridesmaids and that they are in different sections so you feel like you're the only one in there and you get the utmost attention! I found the perfect dress and wasn't pushed into buying anything! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
While Crystal was the main person that helped me, every single one of the ladies there were amazing! They all gave their input on my dress and we would stand around talking like girlfriends, it was amazing. I started shopping for my wedding dress a year before our wedding. Crystal was so wonderful. She gave her honest opinion and didn't just say "looks good" just because that's what you wanted to hear. I was so impressed with the service there, I bough all 5 of my bridesmaids dresses through them, the tiara, the veil (along with getting my cake and flowers done with evelyn on the other side!!!). I'm also getting my gown cleaned and preserved through them as well. Sometimes, customer service is all that matters and that is something they have down to an art!
While Crystal was the main person that helped me, every single one of the ladies there were amazing! They all gave their Read more...
While Crystal was the main person that helped me, every single one of the ladies there were amazing! They all gave their input on my dress and we would stand around talking like girlfriends, it was amazing. I started shopping for my wedding dress a year before our wedding. Crystal was so wonderful. She gave her honest opinion and didn't just say "looks good" just because that's what you wanted to hear. I was so impressed with the service there, I bough all 5 of my bridesmaids dresses through them, the tiara, the veil (along with getting my cake and flowers done with evelyn on the other side!!!). I'm also getting my gown cleaned and preserved through them as well. Sometimes, customer service is all that matters and that is something they have down to an art! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Dress & Attire, Flowers
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mrswestom
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Another one stop shop for us!

Originally my soon to be mother in law (at the time) and I went there to try on dresses. I was only going to try them on, not necessarily to buy anything.

But after 12 dresses, Diane, my soon to be MIL and I found the dress that would be mine forever!

The ladies at BAB are not pushy, they genuinely cared about my experience. Because I had purchased my dress from them, I also was able to get all of my attendants dresses here a a discount!

Wahoo!!

I would highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a one stop shop!

Mrs. Pam Westom
9.18.2010
Another one stop shop for us!

Originally my soon to be mother in law (at the time) and I went there to try on Read more...
Another one stop shop for us!

Originally my soon to be mother in law (at the time) and I went there to try on dresses. I was only going to try them on, not necessarily to buy anything.

But after 12 dresses, Diane, my soon to be MIL and I found the dress that would be mine forever!

The ladies at BAB are not pushy, they genuinely cared about my experience. Because I had purchased my dress from them, I also was able to get all of my attendants dresses here a a discount!

Wahoo!!

I would highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a one stop shop!

Mrs. Pam Westom
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Barbara S
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I stopped here only to try on a few dress and prayed that I could find something I like here. It is actually called The Bridal Arts Building. My wedding was just 2 months away and needed a dress. From the minute I walked in the sales ladies were very helpful. One of them unfortuneatly I cant remember her name helped me try on a few dresses. The third dress I tryed on was the one. I felt like a princess and that is what I wanted. You dont want to buy a dress you dont really like. I was so happy after that I tryed on a few other dresses but we both agreed and even the owner of the store came out and said oh no that is the one. I said yes it is! I bought it and it was very reasonably priced plus no sales tax! I took it home that night and brought it back a month later for pressing. The week before the wedding I came back and got my hair piece and shoes and they were just as wonderful as the first time. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice experience shopping for your big day!
I stopped here only to try on a few dress and prayed that I could find something I like here. It is actually called The Read more...
I stopped here only to try on a few dress and prayed that I could find something I like here. It is actually called The Bridal Arts Building. My wedding was just 2 months away and needed a dress. From the minute I walked in the sales ladies were very helpful. One of them unfortuneatly I cant remember her name helped me try on a few dresses. The third dress I tryed on was the one. I felt like a princess and that is what I wanted. You dont want to buy a dress you dont really like. I was so happy after that I tryed on a few other dresses but we both agreed and even the owner of the store came out and said oh no that is the one. I said yes it is! I bought it and it was very reasonably priced plus no sales tax! I took it home that night and brought it back a month later for pressing. The week before the wedding I came back and got my hair piece and shoes and they were just as wonderful as the first time. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice experience shopping for your big day! Read less
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DarcyReed
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress almost a year and a half before my wedding. From the beginning The Hostess House was very helpful and accommodating to what I was looking for. They stored my dress for over a year until my wedding. No other salon was willing to do that, and they did without a hassel. They took care of all the alterations and had my dress steamed a ready to go for pick-up the week of my wedding! I was so happy with the service that was provided from day one! My dress so so amazing and for the price you can't beat it! Anywhere else my dress would have cost a fortune, but at the Hostess House it was so affordable and No Sales Tax was even better! I would highly recommend them :)
I bought my dress almost a year and a half before my wedding. From the beginning The Hostess House was very helpful and Read more...
I bought my dress almost a year and a half before my wedding. From the beginning The Hostess House was very helpful and accommodating to what I was looking for. They stored my dress for over a year until my wedding. No other salon was willing to do that, and they did without a hassel. They took care of all the alterations and had my dress steamed a ready to go for pick-up the week of my wedding! I was so happy with the service that was provided from day one! My dress so so amazing and for the price you can't beat it! Anywhere else my dress would have cost a fortune, but at the Hostess House it was so affordable and No Sales Tax was even better! I would highly recommend them :) Read less
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July Bride
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
This place was a life saver. I had a flakey bridesmaid who I could never get to go with me to get her dress I liked. It was down to the wire and we both are the same size so I ran in and of course there was no way possible to get the dress in just a week and a half so it was hoping they had something off the rack. They were so helpful to me I told them what color I wanted and size and quickly the sales person grabbed some beautiful dresses in fact the one purple one was so pretty I said I was wearing it. My mother thought I was crazy I had a plain dress that didn't fit great as the weight I lost stressing out. We had told our sales lady earlier how crazy stuff was as I was taking the purple dress off she showed up with a ivory dress that was a somewhat like style of course being a bride I tried it on. I don't know how she did it but it fit perfect, I walked out of the room and I could see my mom about to cry this was the first I tried on with my mother. I ordered a dress off the internet from a plus size store on clearance it was pretty but no stunning. The sales women knew money was tight which was why no fancy dress for me, I think when I went to the mirror and my mother saw the dress it wasn't going to matter the cost. I had three dresses to try the first was the winner, it was on clearance for less the my cake. I was shocked it was like fate a perfect fitting, perfect price, and made mom cry. I recommend trying them out, they are full service cakes, flowers, and the alterations. I was so close to my wedding they fit me in to have the straps adjusted and the dress pressed. I was also able to find perfect shoes on clearance also but they dyed them to match my dress perfect. This was a great experience for me, my brides maides were out of luck and we found dresses for them elsewhere. Congratulations to all the brides. Don't be afraid to check them out they also provide a ceremony place that is beautiful also.
This place was a life saver. I had a flakey bridesmaid who I could never get to go with me to get her dress I liked. It Read more...
This place was a life saver. I had a flakey bridesmaid who I could never get to go with me to get her dress I liked. It was down to the wire and we both are the same size so I ran in and of course there was no way possible to get the dress in just a week and a half so it was hoping they had something off the rack. They were so helpful to me I told them what color I wanted and size and quickly the sales person grabbed some beautiful dresses in fact the one purple one was so pretty I said I was wearing it. My mother thought I was crazy I had a plain dress that didn't fit great as the weight I lost stressing out. We had told our sales lady earlier how crazy stuff was as I was taking the purple dress off she showed up with a ivory dress that was a somewhat like style of course being a bride I tried it on. I don't know how she did it but it fit perfect, I walked out of the room and I could see my mom about to cry this was the first I tried on with my mother. I ordered a dress off the internet from a plus size store on clearance it was pretty but no stunning. The sales women knew money was tight which was why no fancy dress for me, I think when I went to the mirror and my mother saw the dress it wasn't going to matter the cost. I had three dresses to try the first was the winner, it was on clearance for less the my cake. I was shocked it was like fate a perfect fitting, perfect price, and made mom cry. I recommend trying them out, they are full service cakes, flowers, and the alterations. I was so close to my wedding they fit me in to have the straps adjusted and the dress pressed. I was also able to find perfect shoes on clearance also but they dyed them to match my dress perfect. This was a great experience for me, my brides maides were out of luck and we found dresses for them elsewhere. Congratulations to all the brides. Don't be afraid to check them out they also provide a ceremony place that is beautiful also. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I would reccomend the Hostess House to anyone! Espically working with Crystal!! I was so excited to get married that I started my wedding dress search a year and a half in advance and went to other places and got horrible service! But when I went into the hostess house the service I got was amazing. Crystal helped me find dresses that would fit my shape and if i picked something out she told me what she thought but I still tried it on and ended up hating it like she said lol. She was always very honest and so helpful. I got my dress, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride dress there and also flower girl dress. Everything was perfect! The seamstress had everything perfect the first go around and I didnt have to stress about anything with the dresses! It was amazing service

Angela & Steve McCrary
Wedding Date April 3, 2010
I would reccomend the Hostess House to anyone! Espically working with Crystal!! I was so excited to get married that I Read more...
I would reccomend the Hostess House to anyone! Espically working with Crystal!! I was so excited to get married that I started my wedding dress search a year and a half in advance and went to other places and got horrible service! But when I went into the hostess house the service I got was amazing. Crystal helped me find dresses that would fit my shape and if i picked something out she told me what she thought but I still tried it on and ended up hating it like she said lol. She was always very honest and so helpful. I got my dress, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride dress there and also flower girl dress. Everything was perfect! The seamstress had everything perfect the first go around and I didnt have to stress about anything with the dresses! It was amazing service

Angela & Steve McCrary
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balint07
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
I love this place! I got my dream Cinderella wedding dress for only $199! What an amazing deal! It fit perfect and looked perfect. They were wonderful to deal with and did everything possible to make our experience there enjoyable!
I love this place! I got my dream Cinderella wedding dress for only $199! What an amazing deal! It fit perfect and looked Read more...
I love this place! I got my dream Cinderella wedding dress for only $199! What an amazing deal! It fit perfect and looked perfect. They were wonderful to deal with and did everything possible to make our experience there enjoyable! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Wedding Venue
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Chris'Mrs
Wedding:
5/1/2005
5.0/5.0
Beautiful dresses and a great selection at reasonable prices. They were nice enough to oblige my mother by taking a dress off of a mannequin for me to try on, which ended up being the dress I chose. And seeing as how it was just a couple months before our wedding date and the seamstress was able to fit me with no problem, I was very happy.
Beautiful dresses and a great selection at reasonable prices. They were nice enough to oblige my mother by taking a dress Read more...
Beautiful dresses and a great selection at reasonable prices. They were nice enough to oblige my mother by taking a dress off of a mannequin for me to try on, which ended up being the dress I chose. And seeing as how it was just a couple months before our wedding date and the seamstress was able to fit me with no problem, I was very happy. Read less
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dreajoy
Wedding:
8/8/2004
5.0/5.0
Staff did a great job of helping me find the perfect dress, alterations were done well and quickly, and my dress looked perfect on wedding day!
Staff did a great job of helping me find the perfect dress, alterations were done well and quickly, and my dress looked Read more...
Staff did a great job of helping me find the perfect dress, alterations were done well and quickly, and my dress looked perfect on wedding day! Read less
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LadyRae
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
The dress I found didn't have the neckline I wanted. My sales associate let me know that I could get it changed. I picked out a sweetheart neckline and my dress was made with it. My dress came in early and Brenda did wonders with the alterations. I had gained a few pounds since the dress arrived and she made it fit me perfectly on my wedding day.
The dress I found didn't have the neckline I wanted. My sales associate let me know that I could get it changed. I picked Read more...
The dress I found didn't have the neckline I wanted. My sales associate let me know that I could get it changed. I picked out a sweetheart neckline and my dress was made with it. My dress came in early and Brenda did wonders with the alterations. I had gained a few pounds since the dress arrived and she made it fit me perfectly on my wedding day. Read less
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shlbm5226
Wedding:
4/27/2012
4.7/5.0
I found my dream dress here. the staff was nice and polite and the prices were reasonable.
I found my dream dress here. the staff was nice and polite and the prices were reasonable.
I found my dream dress here. the staff was nice and polite and the prices were reasonable. Read less
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ArtFoxFost
Wedding:
7/21/2007
4.6/5.0
I found the dress of my dreams by Mon Cheri in a far away land. This is one of three places "locally" that I could find it orderable. They had the best price in comparison to any other location I had ever found. Service may not be as great as other bridal shops, but it's definitely worth the price. Your experience will not be bad. They are also very flexible! I had to bump my wedding date up by 5 months and my dress was already in the process of being made, but would not arrive until 2 weeks after my wedding. They located the same dress for me and had it altered, steamed and ready to go a week in advance of the wedding. Their service in that regard is amazing. They are also very good at keeping in touch with the bride. The person you have to watch out for is their alterations lady. Her prices are high and she isn't as good at keeping in touch. You try to get a hold of her and she will get back to you. She really is extremely busy with all of the brides that come through that place. Oh, and make your own veil - it's not worth the price anywhere you go and it's really easy to make.
I found the dress of my dreams by Mon Cheri in a far away land. This is one of three places "locally" that I could find it Read more...
I found the dress of my dreams by Mon Cheri in a far away land. This is one of three places "locally" that I could find it orderable. They had the best price in comparison to any other location I had ever found. Service may not be as great as other bridal shops, but it's definitely worth the price. Your experience will not be bad. They are also very flexible! I had to bump my wedding date up by 5 months and my dress was already in the process of being made, but would not arrive until 2 weeks after my wedding. They located the same dress for me and had it altered, steamed and ready to go a week in advance of the wedding. Their service in that regard is amazing. They are also very good at keeping in touch with the bride. The person you have to watch out for is their alterations lady. Her prices are high and she isn't as good at keeping in touch. You try to get a hold of her and she will get back to you. She really is extremely busy with all of the brides that come through that place. Oh, and make your own veil - it's not worth the price anywhere you go and it's really easy to make. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.5/5.0
I bought my wedding dress from this place. I was on a tight budget! VERY TIGHT. The staff was really helpful, they helped me find dresses in my price range, and did not pressure me into something just to make the sale. Although, I ended up shopping around, I did end up coming back to purchase my dress.

I used them for alterations too. I had three appointments, all were fast and efficient. I would recommend The hostess house to anyone searching for a dress.
I bought my wedding dress from this place. I was on a tight budget! VERY TIGHT. The staff was really helpful, they helped Read more...
I bought my wedding dress from this place. I was on a tight budget! VERY TIGHT. The staff was really helpful, they helped me find dresses in my price range, and did not pressure me into something just to make the sale. Although, I ended up shopping around, I did end up coming back to purchase my dress.

I used them for alterations too. I had three appointments, all were fast and efficient. I would recommend The hostess house to anyone searching for a dress. Read less
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Cloud Nine Bridal
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.5/5.0
I came there knowing that I most likely wanted a Maggie Sottero gown. I was impressed with the selection of not only all the gowns but of the plus size gowns as I am a plus size bride. the staff was very nice and my consultant (deborah? blonde, glasses) was extremely helpful. After trying on a few dresses and not getting that "feeling", I gave her my wedding planner binder and she went through the pictures of gowns that I liked. She came back with a few and I tried on one and looked in the mirror in the dressing room and just froze. This was it. She picked one that flattered my figure and had all the features i was looking for. It just so happened to be one of the top three Maggie Sottero dresses I had in my binder. THAT people is how a great bridal gown consultant works. The price was around $300 cheaper than the elite boutiques in portland and their service was not as great even though they have won best in portland awards. The Bridal Arts Building made my experience personal and wonderful.
I came there knowing that I most likely wanted a Maggie Sottero gown. I was impressed with the selection of not only all Read more...
I came there knowing that I most likely wanted a Maggie Sottero gown. I was impressed with the selection of not only all the gowns but of the plus size gowns as I am a plus size bride. the staff was very nice and my consultant (deborah? blonde, glasses) was extremely helpful. After trying on a few dresses and not getting that "feeling", I gave her my wedding planner binder and she went through the pictures of gowns that I liked. She came back with a few and I tried on one and looked in the mirror in the dressing room and just froze. This was it. She picked one that flattered my figure and had all the features i was looking for. It just so happened to be one of the top three Maggie Sottero dresses I had in my binder. THAT people is how a great bridal gown consultant works. The price was around $300 cheaper than the elite boutiques in portland and their service was not as great even though they have won best in portland awards. The Bridal Arts Building made my experience personal and wonderful. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
9/21/2007
4.2/5.0
I was impressed with the selection of wedding dresses they had. I hadn't even planned on going there, but they had the dress that I was looking for. They also had the perfect jewelry & accessories for me - necklace, earrings, hair piece & veil. I would definitely give them a try.
I was impressed with the selection of wedding dresses they had. I hadn't even planned on going there, but they had the Read more...
I was impressed with the selection of wedding dresses they had. I hadn't even planned on going there, but they had the dress that I was looking for. They also had the perfect jewelry & accessories for me - necklace, earrings, hair piece & veil. I would definitely give them a try. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
I got my dress at the Bridal Arts building. I liked that they had a lot of selections for plus size bridal gowns. Chrystal was a huge help with letting me come back 5 different times and try on just about every dress in the store. The alterations I had there were good too. Though I only got my dress a few days before the wedding.
I got my dress at the Bridal Arts building. I liked that they had a lot of selections for plus size bridal gowns. Chrystal Read more...
I got my dress at the Bridal Arts building. I liked that they had a lot of selections for plus size bridal gowns. Chrystal was a huge help with letting me come back 5 different times and try on just about every dress in the store. The alterations I had there were good too. Though I only got my dress a few days before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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zentopia
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.0/5.0
I will admit that the first time I visited this shop, my intention was to try things on to get an idea of the style of dress I would like, but not to buy anything. I was very impressed with the small, but nice selection, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. The employees are very helpful, but sometimes almost pushy in trying to get you to buy things. It reminded me of car salesman at times, it was so bad on certain days.

While this store is very old-fashioned, they are very kind, and even give you a rose when you purchase your wedding dress! It's like comparing a Ross to a Macy's - if you don't mind taking the time to really look through the dresses, you may get lucky like I did. I found a Maggie Sottero gown for $700, that was over $1000 in other stores in Portland.

Something else I liked was that hidden around the back corner is a "Sale" section where they have shoes and accessories for incredibly reasonable prices.

I recommend this shop for those on a budget looking for wedding dresses, shoes, and accessories, but just know ahead of time that it's not going to be a posh, upscale bridal experience.
I will admit that the first time I visited this shop, my intention was to try things on to get an idea of the style of Read more...
I will admit that the first time I visited this shop, my intention was to try things on to get an idea of the style of dress I would like, but not to buy anything. I was very impressed with the small, but nice selection, and the prices were incredibly reasonable. The employees are very helpful, but sometimes almost pushy in trying to get you to buy things. It reminded me of car salesman at times, it was so bad on certain days.

While this store is very old-fashioned, they are very kind, and even give you a rose when you purchase your wedding dress! It's like comparing a Ross to a Macy's - if you don't mind taking the time to really look through the dresses, you may get lucky like I did. I found a Maggie Sottero gown for $700, that was over $1000 in other stores in Portland.

Something else I liked was that hidden around the back corner is a "Sale" section where they have shoes and accessories for incredibly reasonable prices.

I recommend this shop for those on a budget looking for wedding dresses, shoes, and accessories, but just know ahead of time that it's not going to be a posh, upscale bridal experience. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Caitiebug
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.0/5.0
The ladies at Hostess House were very nice ladies. The dress I bought was georgeous and affordable. The only thing I can say about it is that they are very obviously payed on commission. She was constantly hunkering in and standing around the outskirts of our conversation jumping in and trying to sell us stuff. It was pretty uncomfortable. But I wa able to get my dress, shoes and alterations all at the same place which was really convenient.
The ladies at Hostess House were very nice ladies. The dress I bought was georgeous and affordable. The only thing I can Read more...
The ladies at Hostess House were very nice ladies. The dress I bought was georgeous and affordable. The only thing I can say about it is that they are very obviously payed on commission. She was constantly hunkering in and standing around the outskirts of our conversation jumping in and trying to sell us stuff. It was pretty uncomfortable. But I wa able to get my dress, shoes and alterations all at the same place which was really convenient. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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pinkchica
Wedding:
7/26/2008
3.9/5.0
They were really nice, but sometimes were kinda grouchy when we went in to pick up different things
They were really nice, but sometimes were kinda grouchy when we went in to pick up different things
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sjadavis
Wedding:
4/19/2009
2.9/5.0
My good friend told me about this flower shop so I called them to see what they were about. The lady on the phone seemed pretty nice and told me a few things about the company. I booked an apt with them and when I went in that day I was very disappointed. The worker that day was a young girl- maybe around 17-18.. and she had a very bad attitude. She didn't seem to want to help me..and kept telling me what flowers she liked and would disagree on the flowers I liked. That's not how you're suppose to treat your customer. . I told her I wanted a certain kind..and I was to come pick them up in a a couple weeks.. When I picked them up they were not like expected. I paid $348.00 for these flowers and they were not great quality. Some were ALMOST dead and kept falling apart. I won't chose this place ever again nor recommend it to anyone.
My good friend told me about this flower shop so I called them to see what they were about. The lady on the phone seemed Read more...
My good friend told me about this flower shop so I called them to see what they were about. The lady on the phone seemed pretty nice and told me a few things about the company. I booked an apt with them and when I went in that day I was very disappointed. The worker that day was a young girl- maybe around 17-18.. and she had a very bad attitude. She didn't seem to want to help me..and kept telling me what flowers she liked and would disagree on the flowers I liked. That's not how you're suppose to treat your customer. . I told her I wanted a certain kind..and I was to come pick them up in a a couple weeks.. When I picked them up they were not like expected. I paid $348.00 for these flowers and they were not great quality. Some were ALMOST dead and kept falling apart. I won't chose this place ever again nor recommend it to anyone. Read less
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rednnerdy
Wedding:
8/23/2008
2.8/5.0
Would not recommend. Very old fashioned place. The customer service persons were not helpful at all. Unpatient. Did buy my guest book there though.
Would not recommend. Very old fashioned place. The customer service persons were not helpful at all. Unpatient. Did buy my Read more...
Would not recommend. Very old fashioned place. The customer service persons were not helpful at all. Unpatient. Did buy my guest book there though. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Andrea
Wedding:
8/10/2013
1.0/5.0
The value of the dress was amazing. Prices are reasonable the only issues we had was with the staff. They were rude and I felt completely rushed. I was quoted a price to add the sweetheart neckline to my dress and it was cheaper than having the designer do it but when the dress arrived they wouldn't add the sweetheart and it was to late to send the dress back.
The value of the dress was amazing. Prices are reasonable the only issues we had was with the staff. They were rude and I Read more...
The value of the dress was amazing. Prices are reasonable the only issues we had was with the staff. They were rude and I felt completely rushed. I was quoted a price to add the sweetheart neckline to my dress and it was cheaper than having the designer do it but when the dress arrived they wouldn't add the sweetheart and it was to late to send the dress back. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
Did you procure your wedding dress and decorations at Walmart and The Dollar Tree? Are you looking for a venue where your guests will feel comfortable wearing their confederate flag/bald eagle tank tops with bbq and armpit stains and their hunter-orange camo shorts? Do you mind having at least seven of the 4,289 extra-large “NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED” signs in the background of every one of your wedding photos? Do you prefer restroom stalls to be carpeted and the walls to be graced with your Great-Grandmother’s wallpaper and Jesus prayers in magnificent, plastic, golden frames? Do you think neon-colored, fake-silk flowers are just gorgeous? Do you love the taste and quality of Safeway’s sheet cakes? Would you find a “Groom’s Room” with the dimensions of 14 inches wide by 35 inches long to be perfectly adequate? Well, if you answered yes to the above questions, you just found the perfect wedding venue for you at The Hostess House!! Congratulations!
Did you procure your wedding dress and decorations at Walmart and The Dollar Tree? Are you looking for a venue where your Read more...
Did you procure your wedding dress and decorations at Walmart and The Dollar Tree? Are you looking for a venue where your guests will feel comfortable wearing their confederate flag/bald eagle tank tops with bbq and armpit stains and their hunter-orange camo shorts? Do you mind having at least seven of the 4,289 extra-large “NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED” signs in the background of every one of your wedding photos? Do you prefer restroom stalls to be carpeted and the walls to be graced with your Great-Grandmother’s wallpaper and Jesus prayers in magnificent, plastic, golden frames? Do you think neon-colored, fake-silk flowers are just gorgeous? Do you love the taste and quality of Safeway’s sheet cakes? Would you find a “Groom’s Room” with the dimensions of 14 inches wide by 35 inches long to be perfectly adequate? Well, if you answered yes to the above questions, you just found the perfect wedding venue for you at The Hostess House!! Congratulations! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
My overall experience for my wedding was horrible. I wanted an easy elopement type wedding, what I got was a nightmare. The owner operator of the venue was rude to my guests, my bridal party, family, and my vendors. She conducted the ceremony for us and said my name wrong through the whole ceremony. She also went on a long tangent about all the couples she had married and how they come back to see her. She then stopped the ceremony and asked my photographer to move and stand in front of my parents. The whole experience was awful. I would not recommend this venue to anyone.
My overall experience for my wedding was horrible. I wanted an easy elopement type wedding, what I got was a nightmare. Read more...
My overall experience for my wedding was horrible. I wanted an easy elopement type wedding, what I got was a nightmare. The owner operator of the venue was rude to my guests, my bridal party, family, and my vendors. She conducted the ceremony for us and said my name wrong through the whole ceremony. She also went on a long tangent about all the couples she had married and how they come back to see her. She then stopped the ceremony and asked my photographer to move and stand in front of my parents. The whole experience was awful. I would not recommend this venue to anyone. Read less
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