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The West End Ballroom

Portland , OR

LOCATION

1220 SW Taylor
Portland, OR 97205 US (map)

PHONE

503-427-1415

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

This historic downtown theater sits a few blocks off Broadway, near all downtown hotels, Pioneer Square, the Max and bus lines and all downtown destinations. The beautiful ballroom... Read more
This historic downtown theater sits a few blocks off Broadway, near all downtown hotels, Pioneer Square, the Max and bus lines and all downtown destinations. The beautiful ballroom boasts very tall ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows and an elegant clean design. With so many ballrooms available in Portland we wanted the West End to be different!

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For more information or to set up an appointment please contact amber@oregonvenues.com or call 503-427-1415

Ask us about reduced rates on remaining dates in 2015 for a limited time! Select dates as low as $1495! Call today!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use

REVIEWS

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tamara
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom was the perfect venue for our wedding! Lauren was so helpful and easy to get ahold of! Absolutely loved how everything turned out!
The West End Ballroom was the perfect venue for our wedding! Lauren was so helpful and easy to get ahold of! Absolutely Read more...
The West End Ballroom was the perfect venue for our wedding! Lauren was so helpful and easy to get ahold of! Absolutely loved how everything turned out! Read less
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Rana
Wedding:
7/20/2015
5.0/5.0
The best thing about the venue is it's simple beauty. Both the downstairs and upstairs rooms are gorgeous, but can also be used as a blank slate to create your perfect vision. If you don't want to add much, the 1920s beauty will fill the room; or you can do what we did, and build your dream space. The draw initially was that the ceremony and reception could be held in the same building, in two separate spaces: no room flip, and no awkward transporting the guests from one venue to another.
My husband loved the logistics, and I loved the vision the space gave me. We used the downstairs room for our ceremony, decorated with lighting (candles and uplighting). The upstairs lounge area was where we held the cocktail hour, and then the ballroom was where we held the reception. Guests could enjoy a breeze on the balcony, or hang out in the cool alleyway (which is gorgeous for photos). Everyone was floored with the space, and were glad to be able to park in one place for the whole day (there is a parking lot across the street $5 all day parking).
Working with the staff (shout out to Lauren, Travis, Amber, and Erin) was great. They answered all our questions immediately, were very sweet, and helped make the day go seamlessly. Getting everything set up with other vendors coming and going was very easy and they had no problems with us bringing in a few extra decorations to set up last minute on our own.
Price-wise we were so happy. For two rooms, for ten hours, on a Monday, and booking within two weeks after visiting the venue we got some great discounts! Payment was easy, and we paid the full amount early just to get it out of the way.
Keep in mind, you buy wine through the West End or pay a fee for outside wine. For us it wasn't too much of an issue, because the price wasn't bad, and we could bring in as much beer as we wanted.
Over all, we loved it all!
The best thing about the venue is it's simple beauty. Both the downstairs and upstairs rooms are gorgeous, but can also be Read more...
The best thing about the venue is it's simple beauty. Both the downstairs and upstairs rooms are gorgeous, but can also be used as a blank slate to create your perfect vision. If you don't want to add much, the 1920s beauty will fill the room; or you can do what we did, and build your dream space. The draw initially was that the ceremony and reception could be held in the same building, in two separate spaces: no room flip, and no awkward transporting the guests from one venue to another.
My husband loved the logistics, and I loved the vision the space gave me. We used the downstairs room for our ceremony, decorated with lighting (candles and uplighting). The upstairs lounge area was where we held the cocktail hour, and then the ballroom was where we held the reception. Guests could enjoy a breeze on the balcony, or hang out in the cool alleyway (which is gorgeous for photos). Everyone was floored with the space, and were glad to be able to park in one place for the whole day (there is a parking lot across the street $5 all day parking).
Working with the staff (shout out to Lauren, Travis, Amber, and Erin) was great. They answered all our questions immediately, were very sweet, and helped make the day go seamlessly. Getting everything set up with other vendors coming and going was very easy and they had no problems with us bringing in a few extra decorations to set up last minute on our own.
Price-wise we were so happy. For two rooms, for ten hours, on a Monday, and booking within two weeks after visiting the venue we got some great discounts! Payment was easy, and we paid the full amount early just to get it out of the way.
Keep in mind, you buy wine through the West End or pay a fee for outside wine. For us it wasn't too much of an issue, because the price wasn't bad, and we could bring in as much beer as we wanted.
Over all, we loved it all! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
West End Ballroom was the perfect location for us. When had viewed a few other locations before we stumbled across West End. The moment we walked in we knew it was what we wanted. The ballroom is an old theater turned ballroom. The inside is dark, kitschy, and romantic - very Portland. It is conveniently located near a Max TriMet stop. The staff at West End were very kind and helpful. I emailed them ... oh probably a MILLION times ... and Lauren was kind enough to reply to EVERY one. They were accommodating with us using an outside caterer (with a fee) and despite a few bumps it all worked out great! I love that they have a built in photo booth and our guests couldn't get enough. West End is well connected with other vendors which is great because it gets you some discounts. Few downsides: the air conditioning was broken and it was a hot day (BUT they pulled out a bunch of big fans right away to cool the place down), there are no elevators so elderly guests will have to take the stairs, though the space holds up to 200 the downstairs (if you are using it for your ceremony) cannot accommodate that many - there are only 85? chairs for the downstairs. Overall I am so happy we chose West End and I highly recommend them!
West End Ballroom was the perfect location for us. When had viewed a few other locations before we stumbled across West Read more...
West End Ballroom was the perfect location for us. When had viewed a few other locations before we stumbled across West End. The moment we walked in we knew it was what we wanted. The ballroom is an old theater turned ballroom. The inside is dark, kitschy, and romantic - very Portland. It is conveniently located near a Max TriMet stop. The staff at West End were very kind and helpful. I emailed them ... oh probably a MILLION times ... and Lauren was kind enough to reply to EVERY one. They were accommodating with us using an outside caterer (with a fee) and despite a few bumps it all worked out great! I love that they have a built in photo booth and our guests couldn't get enough. West End is well connected with other vendors which is great because it gets you some discounts. Few downsides: the air conditioning was broken and it was a hot day (BUT they pulled out a bunch of big fans right away to cool the place down), there are no elevators so elderly guests will have to take the stairs, though the space holds up to 200 the downstairs (if you are using it for your ceremony) cannot accommodate that many - there are only 85? chairs for the downstairs. Overall I am so happy we chose West End and I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Jameswaldner
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom was the PERFECT spot for our dream wedding! Our fabulous wedding planer (Molli @ Soiree Weddings) recommended Lauren and this great space and we fell in love. This old theater building is so charming and offers everything you need in a venue. Like most couples, we held our wedding ceremony downstairs and our reception upstairs (no flipping a space or moving locations required). Lauren and team made us feel like royalty from day one and er could not recommend West End more.

We were able to take advantage of several discounts (sign early, payoff early, etc.) and that made our dream venue very affordable. If we had to do it all over again, we would choose the West End Ballroom, every single time. We had 200+ guests, attendants, and service professionals and we all fit perfectly.

Do yourself a favor and sign this magical space for your dream event!

-James and Bobby Waldner
The West End Ballroom was the PERFECT spot for our dream wedding! Our fabulous wedding planer (Molli @ Soiree Weddings) Read more...
The West End Ballroom was the PERFECT spot for our dream wedding! Our fabulous wedding planer (Molli @ Soiree Weddings) recommended Lauren and this great space and we fell in love. This old theater building is so charming and offers everything you need in a venue. Like most couples, we held our wedding ceremony downstairs and our reception upstairs (no flipping a space or moving locations required). Lauren and team made us feel like royalty from day one and er could not recommend West End more.

We were able to take advantage of several discounts (sign early, payoff early, etc.) and that made our dream venue very affordable. If we had to do it all over again, we would choose the West End Ballroom, every single time. We had 200+ guests, attendants, and service professionals and we all fit perfectly.

Do yourself a favor and sign this magical space for your dream event!

-James and Bobby Waldner Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom is a great choice for a wedding venue! We're very happy with the outcome of our wedding day. The venue is beautiful and the style was perfect for us. It was incredibly affordable, considering it's a ceremony and reception location all in one. The support staff was so helpful and responded quickly. This venue is the only one that we found that offered as many available hours for the night, so our only regret was not booking them for the full time!
The West End Ballroom is a great choice for a wedding venue! We're very happy with the outcome of our wedding day. The Read more...
The West End Ballroom is a great choice for a wedding venue! We're very happy with the outcome of our wedding day. The venue is beautiful and the style was perfect for us. It was incredibly affordable, considering it's a ceremony and reception location all in one. The support staff was so helpful and responded quickly. This venue is the only one that we found that offered as many available hours for the night, so our only regret was not booking them for the full time! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our beautiful wedding at West End this past December. It accommodated all of our guests and was perfect to have our wedding downstairs and our reception upstairs so we didn't have to have everyone transport to somewhere else. Throughout the process, I must have sent a hundred emails with questions or concerns and every one of them had a quick response with answers that I needed. They were flexible with circumstances that came up and I loved that someone was there the night of to make sure everything went smoothly. I also liked how they had someone at the door all night to make sure nothing fishy happened! I saved a ton of money with discounts and deals they had and I got so many compliments with how beautiful the setting was and how fun the built in photo booth was! I totally recommend this venue for anyone looking for a classy Portland wedding and a beautiful landscape of vintage quality! Thanks West End!!
We had our beautiful wedding at West End this past December. It accommodated all of our guests and was perfect to have our Read more...
We had our beautiful wedding at West End this past December. It accommodated all of our guests and was perfect to have our wedding downstairs and our reception upstairs so we didn't have to have everyone transport to somewhere else. Throughout the process, I must have sent a hundred emails with questions or concerns and every one of them had a quick response with answers that I needed. They were flexible with circumstances that came up and I loved that someone was there the night of to make sure everything went smoothly. I also liked how they had someone at the door all night to make sure nothing fishy happened! I saved a ton of money with discounts and deals they had and I got so many compliments with how beautiful the setting was and how fun the built in photo booth was! I totally recommend this venue for anyone looking for a classy Portland wedding and a beautiful landscape of vintage quality! Thanks West End!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I'm so excited to have this as my wedding venue! This place is gorgeous!! Lauren is great! She knows her stuff! The decor and way that it is setup is amazing! LOVE IT!
I'm so excited to have this as my wedding venue! This place is gorgeous!! Lauren is great! She knows her stuff! The decor Read more...
I'm so excited to have this as my wedding venue! This place is gorgeous!! Lauren is great! She knows her stuff! The decor and way that it is setup is amazing! LOVE IT! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Aubrey
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom was the perfect place for my husband and I to get married. The staff there is incredibly helpful with planning and figuring out details. They are there whenever you need them. The ballroom has its own character and I just loved that you didn't need to bring a ton of decorations to dress it up, it already is a classic setting for a wedding. Out caterer, florist and venue were all perfect and I could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Thank you West End Ballroom!
The West End Ballroom was the perfect place for my husband and I to get married. The staff there is incredibly helpful Read more...
The West End Ballroom was the perfect place for my husband and I to get married. The staff there is incredibly helpful with planning and figuring out details. They are there whenever you need them. The ballroom has its own character and I just loved that you didn't need to bring a ton of decorations to dress it up, it already is a classic setting for a wedding. Out caterer, florist and venue were all perfect and I could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Thank you West End Ballroom! Read less
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dallanna
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We searched high and low untill we came across this beautiful place! Ceremony and reception in one and even though I highly dislike driving to Portland, it was super easy to find it and it doesn't hurt that there is ample street parking and parking lots all around. Throughout the whole experience Lauren was my girl and I'm sure she has heard the same questions over and over but she was very sweet always had a smile and so quick to respond. She even added on some fun features of the venue that you have to pay for for free! Day of the wedding I had Katie who was a true pro even when I was in the middle of a melt down when we were running an hour behind! Highly recommend this venue worth every penny!
We searched high and low untill we came across this beautiful place! Ceremony and reception in one and even though I Read more...
We searched high and low untill we came across this beautiful place! Ceremony and reception in one and even though I highly dislike driving to Portland, it was super easy to find it and it doesn't hurt that there is ample street parking and parking lots all around. Throughout the whole experience Lauren was my girl and I'm sure she has heard the same questions over and over but she was very sweet always had a smile and so quick to respond. She even added on some fun features of the venue that you have to pay for for free! Day of the wedding I had Katie who was a true pro even when I was in the middle of a melt down when we were running an hour behind! Highly recommend this venue worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Sheyanne
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Lauren was amazing and well-organized, as well as flexible in helping us have the best wedding day possible. Jennifer was also very kind and helpful during the initial communication process.
Really, Lauren is a hard working and fantastic asset to this venue, and she was seriously the best vendor I dealt with. She provided notice well in advance of what I should expect of things I should be getting ready to do/pay/think of, etc.
the space itself is amazing and was the perfect blend of old and new. We loved having our wedding there and will never forget it. Having a wedding planner to help with the day of was crucial to help with little logistical details in this space. We had a perfect, beautiful event here with no glitches. Lauren was a delight, and had even worked our wedding night despite having a huge multiple wedding weekend and being exhausted. Thank you Lauren!!!
Lauren was amazing and well-organized, as well as flexible in helping us have the best wedding day possible. Jennifer was Read more...
Lauren was amazing and well-organized, as well as flexible in helping us have the best wedding day possible. Jennifer was also very kind and helpful during the initial communication process.
Really, Lauren is a hard working and fantastic asset to this venue, and she was seriously the best vendor I dealt with. She provided notice well in advance of what I should expect of things I should be getting ready to do/pay/think of, etc.
the space itself is amazing and was the perfect blend of old and new. We loved having our wedding there and will never forget it. Having a wedding planner to help with the day of was crucial to help with little logistical details in this space. We had a perfect, beautiful event here with no glitches. Lauren was a delight, and had even worked our wedding night despite having a huge multiple wedding weekend and being exhausted. Thank you Lauren!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

DEALS

Remaining 2015 Dates!!
Get Deal
Promo Code: SPRING2014   $4,995 Value
Starting now, all remaining 2015 dates have been drastically reduced! 2015 Fridays are $2995 and 2015 Sundays are $1995! Please inquire directly about the few remaining Saturdays! Email us at info@westendballroom to set up a tour today!

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015

Available to the first 10 couples
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