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The West End Ballroom

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

1220 SW Taylor
Portland, OR 97205 US (map)

PHONE

503-427-1415

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Ask us about reduced rates on remaining dates in 2016 for a limited time! Select dates as low as $1495! Call today!



This historic downtown theater sits a few blocks... Read more
Ask us about reduced rates on remaining dates in 2016 for a limited time! Select dates as low as $1495! Call today!



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!

Click here to virtually tour The West End Ballroom

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

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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?
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REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Once we saw the West End Ballroom, we knew we had found our venue! Our wedding was 10/29/2016 and you never know what the weather may be like at the end of October so we loved that everything was inside as well as that the ceremony and reception space was in the same place. The venue has a very classy elegance by itself so it doesn’t need much decoration but it is also neutral enough that you could do whatever theme/decorations you wanted in the space.

Our venue coordinator Lauren was wonderful! She answered all my emails completely and in a very timely manner and always had suggestions if I was a little lost for some of our decisions.

Everything turned out perfect the day of the wedding and I can’t say thank you enough!!

The only downside to the venue is that it is not ADA accessible. Bonus though – we were able to rent out the parking lot across the street (the parking lot for the Portland Clinic) so that our guests did not have to worry about trying to park downtown Portland on a Saturday night.
Once we saw the West End Ballroom, we knew we had found our venue! Our wedding was 10/29/2016 and you never know what the Read more...
Once we saw the West End Ballroom, we knew we had found our venue! Our wedding was 10/29/2016 and you never know what the weather may be like at the end of October so we loved that everything was inside as well as that the ceremony and reception space was in the same place. The venue has a very classy elegance by itself so it doesn’t need much decoration but it is also neutral enough that you could do whatever theme/decorations you wanted in the space.

Our venue coordinator Lauren was wonderful! She answered all my emails completely and in a very timely manner and always had suggestions if I was a little lost for some of our decisions.

Everything turned out perfect the day of the wedding and I can’t say thank you enough!!

The only downside to the venue is that it is not ADA accessible. Bonus though – we were able to rent out the parking lot across the street (the parking lot for the Portland Clinic) so that our guests did not have to worry about trying to park downtown Portland on a Saturday night. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
10/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here almost a month ago and let me tell you I am so happy I did. We originally weren’t looking to get married in downtown (we specifically tried to stay away thanks to parking and older guests who have problems with directions) but when we found this place all that went out the window. Not only is it pretty darn easy to get to, there are 3 different parking lots surrounding it as well as plenty of on street parking. Though the outside is semi unassuming, the ballroom is beautiful and the ceremony space (while kind of flat looking initially) is beautiful and full of potential. The alleyway is adorable and a nice place to have a quite cute moment with your new spouse and the side room is awesome if your bridal party needs to throw their stuff some place, plus there’s a tv in there so you could go or route and hook up a PS3 so you have an escape from all your guests if need be.
Lauren was our point person for the space and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. Not only did she keep me on track when I kept forgetting payments or due dates for info, she was patient and sweet and a calming presence day of. When we got there and realized catering had forgotten a table she was totally chill about making sure it got put up. I never felt like there was something I couldn’t ask nor did I ever feel like I needed to push for things. Without Lauren I would have been a chicken without my head.
All in all, this venue wasn’t what we were looking for at all, but it was exactly what we needed and I couldn’t be happier we picked it. Definitely at least a look if you are planning a wedding!
I had my wedding here almost a month ago and let me tell you I am so happy I did. We originally weren’t looking to get Read more...
I had my wedding here almost a month ago and let me tell you I am so happy I did. We originally weren’t looking to get married in downtown (we specifically tried to stay away thanks to parking and older guests who have problems with directions) but when we found this place all that went out the window. Not only is it pretty darn easy to get to, there are 3 different parking lots surrounding it as well as plenty of on street parking. Though the outside is semi unassuming, the ballroom is beautiful and the ceremony space (while kind of flat looking initially) is beautiful and full of potential. The alleyway is adorable and a nice place to have a quite cute moment with your new spouse and the side room is awesome if your bridal party needs to throw their stuff some place, plus there’s a tv in there so you could go or route and hook up a PS3 so you have an escape from all your guests if need be.
Lauren was our point person for the space and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. Not only did she keep me on track when I kept forgetting payments or due dates for info, she was patient and sweet and a calming presence day of. When we got there and realized catering had forgotten a table she was totally chill about making sure it got put up. I never felt like there was something I couldn’t ask nor did I ever feel like I needed to push for things. Without Lauren I would have been a chicken without my head.
All in all, this venue wasn’t what we were looking for at all, but it was exactly what we needed and I couldn’t be happier we picked it. Definitely at least a look if you are planning a wedding! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
This is going to be my venue on may 20th 2016 and I'm so thrilled. They have a great deal on the place, plus the coordinator there helps so much with everything.
This is going to be my venue on may 20th 2016 and I'm so thrilled. They have a great deal on the place, plus the Read more...
This is going to be my venue on may 20th 2016 and I'm so thrilled. They have a great deal on the place, plus the coordinator there helps so much with everything. Read less
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Kolbi
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
We can truly say we had our dream wedding thanks to Lauren and the West End Ballroom! The space was perfect for us - we utilized the lower ballroom for cocktail hour and the upstairs ballroom for dinner and dancing. The space was perfect to achieve our vision of an intimate wedding while not feeling crammed into a space. It was great having separate spaces within one venue that allowed our guests to visit, dance, sit and chat, or stand outside to cool off. We highly recommend the West End to those looking for the perfect venue for their big day. Lauren is phenomenal to work with - responsive, provides fantastic advice for what works and doesn't work with the space, and extremely easy to work with. Our guests have been raving about the venue.
We can truly say we had our dream wedding thanks to Lauren and the West End Ballroom! The space was perfect for us - we Read more...
We can truly say we had our dream wedding thanks to Lauren and the West End Ballroom! The space was perfect for us - we utilized the lower ballroom for cocktail hour and the upstairs ballroom for dinner and dancing. The space was perfect to achieve our vision of an intimate wedding while not feeling crammed into a space. It was great having separate spaces within one venue that allowed our guests to visit, dance, sit and chat, or stand outside to cool off. We highly recommend the West End to those looking for the perfect venue for their big day. Lauren is phenomenal to work with - responsive, provides fantastic advice for what works and doesn't work with the space, and extremely easy to work with. Our guests have been raving about the venue. Read less
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Heather & Alex
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We LOVED the West End Ballroom! This venue was perfect for the style of wedding we were shooting for -- the venue is gorgeous and perfect size for a wedding of 200 people. Also, it is great because you can do both the ceremony & reception in the same place. I really appreciate how responsive Lauren (West End rep) was with emails and keeping us up to date on the event timeline details. If you are looking for the perfect venue and a reasonable price, the West End fits the bill! I also really liked how the West End shares information about partner vendors, this really helped me narrow down my search for a photographer, DJ and caterer, all of which also did an amazing job! I recommend Chef de Jour Catering, Powers Studios & Encore Mobile DJs! Our Wedding was perfect and West End helped make this happen! We had a 50/60s old Hollwood, vintage style wedding, the venue was perfect for our theme and gave us the elegance too that we wanted. I am very happy & thankful to West End & vendors for making my day perfect & a wedding to remember!
We LOVED the West End Ballroom! This venue was perfect for the style of wedding we were shooting for -- the venue is Read more...
We LOVED the West End Ballroom! This venue was perfect for the style of wedding we were shooting for -- the venue is gorgeous and perfect size for a wedding of 200 people. Also, it is great because you can do both the ceremony & reception in the same place. I really appreciate how responsive Lauren (West End rep) was with emails and keeping us up to date on the event timeline details. If you are looking for the perfect venue and a reasonable price, the West End fits the bill! I also really liked how the West End shares information about partner vendors, this really helped me narrow down my search for a photographer, DJ and caterer, all of which also did an amazing job! I recommend Chef de Jour Catering, Powers Studios & Encore Mobile DJs! Our Wedding was perfect and West End helped make this happen! We had a 50/60s old Hollwood, vintage style wedding, the venue was perfect for our theme and gave us the elegance too that we wanted. I am very happy & thankful to West End & vendors for making my day perfect & a wedding to remember! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Where can I begin in expressing how amazing this Venue is?

From the moment I found the West End Ballroom online I knew I was in love with it and had to get married here.
Pictures can not even do it justice.
The ceremony is downstairs and the reception upstairs.
This made it so convenient instead of having to drive to two different locations.
As the bride I had a whole room upstairs blocked off for me and my bridesmaids to get ready.
It has a gorgeous balcony in the front and a hidden ally way in the back for guest to get fresh air.

Lauren helped us along our whole journey.
She was the sweetest and was ALWAYS available when I had any questions or concerns.
This venue has such a special vide to it, I cannot say enough how perfect and beautiful it is, not to mention how stunning our pictures came out form it.
I HIGHLY recommend this venue!
Where can I begin in expressing how amazing this Venue is?

From the moment I found the West End Ballroom online I Read more...
Where can I begin in expressing how amazing this Venue is?

From the moment I found the West End Ballroom online I knew I was in love with it and had to get married here.
Pictures can not even do it justice.
The ceremony is downstairs and the reception upstairs.
This made it so convenient instead of having to drive to two different locations.
As the bride I had a whole room upstairs blocked off for me and my bridesmaids to get ready.
It has a gorgeous balcony in the front and a hidden ally way in the back for guest to get fresh air.

Lauren helped us along our whole journey.
She was the sweetest and was ALWAYS available when I had any questions or concerns.
This venue has such a special vide to it, I cannot say enough how perfect and beautiful it is, not to mention how stunning our pictures came out form it.
I HIGHLY recommend this venue! Read less
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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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Team Pivo
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Great venue and the staff is amazing. Lauren was very helpful and we loved working with her. The place looks amazing when done up and we really enjoyed holding both the ceremony and reception in the same location. This allowed us to get the party going very quickly and many of our guests commented that this convenience was really appreciated. We had roughly ~130 guests and that seemed to be a very appropriate size for the venue in order to have a good sized dance floor. I would suggest not going above 150 even though it's possible, but it depends if a big dance floor is something you want.

One item to consider when booking is that this is not a wheelchair accessible venue, so just make sure you don't have any limitations with your guests. Also, there is basically only one bathroom downstairs available, but that didn't seem to be an issue for our guests.

We're very happy to have booked the Westend and will be recommending to other couples we know that are looking for a place to host their special day. We really liked the location, staff, and value.
Great venue and the staff is amazing. Lauren was very helpful and we loved working with her. The place looks amazing when Read more...
Great venue and the staff is amazing. Lauren was very helpful and we loved working with her. The place looks amazing when done up and we really enjoyed holding both the ceremony and reception in the same location. This allowed us to get the party going very quickly and many of our guests commented that this convenience was really appreciated. We had roughly ~130 guests and that seemed to be a very appropriate size for the venue in order to have a good sized dance floor. I would suggest not going above 150 even though it's possible, but it depends if a big dance floor is something you want.

One item to consider when booking is that this is not a wheelchair accessible venue, so just make sure you don't have any limitations with your guests. Also, there is basically only one bathroom downstairs available, but that didn't seem to be an issue for our guests.

We're very happy to have booked the Westend and will be recommending to other couples we know that are looking for a place to host their special day. We really liked the location, staff, and value. Read less
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