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The West End Ballroom

Portland , OR

LOCATION

1220 SW Taylor
Portland, OR US 97205 (map)

PHONE

503-427-1415

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

All remaining 2014 dates reduced for a limited time! Select dates as low as $899! Call today!

Does not apply on previously booked events. Restrictions apply.

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All remaining 2014 dates reduced for a limited time! Select dates as low as $899! Call today!

Does not apply on previously booked events. Restrictions apply.

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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1922
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
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?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1495
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1922
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1495
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
This place is wonderful! Right now we're still in the planning process, but so far everything has been great. They respond to my emails quickly and even have open houses for anyone to stop by and check the place out or even look around to get a better idea of how you want it to look on your big day. I'm very happy with our choice of venue and I can't wait to get the full experience on our wedding day!
This place is wonderful! Right now we're still in the planning process, but so far everything has been great. They respond Read more...
This place is wonderful! Right now we're still in the planning process, but so far everything has been great. They respond to my emails quickly and even have open houses for anyone to stop by and check the place out or even look around to get a better idea of how you want it to look on your big day. I'm very happy with our choice of venue and I can't wait to get the full experience on our wedding day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/29/2014
5.0/5.0
On the outside it doesn't look like much at all, but once you go in you see how much natural beauty the building has. We didn't need to do hardly any additional dressing up for the downstairs ceremony room because the lighting is already romantic with candles everywhere. The sound quality from the system that they have downstairs is a lot better than what I was expecting and due to unforeseen circumstances we ended up needing to play the first few songs of the ceremony on my mom's cell phone! The size of the reception room held a guest count of about 150 very comfortably. Dancing was a little cozy but we all managed to have a really nice time. The girls at the West End are so sweet and super professional. They are easy to contact with any questions and never make you feel like you are completely wasting their time with your bridal or mother of the bride questions. They know a lot about the building and the little tricks to really heighten the beauty of the venue. Bringing in beer and wine was super easy and the price to rent the ballroom ended up being cheaper than the photographer by about a thousand dollars. They have great deals with their recommended vendors that also helped make the day a lot more affordable for everyone. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone--a lovely experience :)
On the outside it doesn't look like much at all, but once you go in you see how much natural beauty the building has. We Read more...
On the outside it doesn't look like much at all, but once you go in you see how much natural beauty the building has. We didn't need to do hardly any additional dressing up for the downstairs ceremony room because the lighting is already romantic with candles everywhere. The sound quality from the system that they have downstairs is a lot better than what I was expecting and due to unforeseen circumstances we ended up needing to play the first few songs of the ceremony on my mom's cell phone! The size of the reception room held a guest count of about 150 very comfortably. Dancing was a little cozy but we all managed to have a really nice time. The girls at the West End are so sweet and super professional. They are easy to contact with any questions and never make you feel like you are completely wasting their time with your bridal or mother of the bride questions. They know a lot about the building and the little tricks to really heighten the beauty of the venue. Bringing in beer and wine was super easy and the price to rent the ballroom ended up being cheaper than the photographer by about a thousand dollars. They have great deals with their recommended vendors that also helped make the day a lot more affordable for everyone. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone--a lovely experience :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend for a beautiful downtown venue that worked for both ceremony and reception. Romantic ceremony downstairs, great party up! It's a very convenient and rare offering to have the 2 ballrooms plus a great landing for cocktail hour. The look of the space is much more romantic and charming than any of the other Portland spaces we considered. Relatively speaking, pricing is reasonable, and getting to bring in your own beer and champagne is great (didn't love the venue's wine that we had to use, but it was ok). We worked Lauren at West End during the planning process. She kept us well informed and was wonderfully helpful with all my silly little questions. We didn't have any hiccups from initial meeting - day of. Also, ask about their preferred coordinator to make your day worry free. Thanks to everyone at West End for making our day so wonderful!
Highly recommend for a beautiful downtown venue that worked for both ceremony and reception. Romantic ceremony downstairs, Read more...
Highly recommend for a beautiful downtown venue that worked for both ceremony and reception. Romantic ceremony downstairs, great party up! It's a very convenient and rare offering to have the 2 ballrooms plus a great landing for cocktail hour. The look of the space is much more romantic and charming than any of the other Portland spaces we considered. Relatively speaking, pricing is reasonable, and getting to bring in your own beer and champagne is great (didn't love the venue's wine that we had to use, but it was ok). We worked Lauren at West End during the planning process. She kept us well informed and was wonderfully helpful with all my silly little questions. We didn't have any hiccups from initial meeting - day of. Also, ask about their preferred coordinator to make your day worry free. Thanks to everyone at West End for making our day so wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here and we planned it within 6 weeks. The West End Ballroom was incredibly flexible and worked with my schedule and replied very quickly because they understood how quick things had to come together. The venue was absolutely stunning when we added our own touches to it! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
We had our wedding here and we planned it within 6 weeks. The West End Ballroom was incredibly flexible and worked with my Read more...
We had our wedding here and we planned it within 6 weeks. The West End Ballroom was incredibly flexible and worked with my schedule and replied very quickly because they understood how quick things had to come together. The venue was absolutely stunning when we added our own touches to it! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom is a beautiful, fun and inviting place to host your Wedding. Working with Lauren was awesome because she was so helpful to help us plan out a lot of the details and spacing for our big night.

Whats great about this venue is that they already have a lot of the tables and chairs that you will need for your Wedding as well as a photo booth! There are so many little things that really make this place a diamond in the ruff. I couldn't have imagined my wedding anywhere else and really enjoyed working with the West End.
The West End Ballroom is a beautiful, fun and inviting place to host your Wedding. Working with Lauren was awesome because Read more...
The West End Ballroom is a beautiful, fun and inviting place to host your Wedding. Working with Lauren was awesome because she was so helpful to help us plan out a lot of the details and spacing for our big night.

Whats great about this venue is that they already have a lot of the tables and chairs that you will need for your Wedding as well as a photo booth! There are so many little things that really make this place a diamond in the ruff. I couldn't have imagined my wedding anywhere else and really enjoyed working with the West End. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the West End Ballroom in October. We had an amazing wedding, the venue was the perfect place to have our vintage inspired wedding. While the venue is more expensive you get so much time and an amazing space to hold your wedding. We can look back at our wedding photos and know that we had a picture perfect day!
We had our wedding at the West End Ballroom in October. We had an amazing wedding, the venue was the perfect place to have Read more...
We had our wedding at the West End Ballroom in October. We had an amazing wedding, the venue was the perfect place to have our vintage inspired wedding. While the venue is more expensive you get so much time and an amazing space to hold your wedding. We can look back at our wedding photos and know that we had a picture perfect day! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant and down-right magical venue for your wedding, The West End Ballroom is it. My husband and I got married there in October and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. The staff was wonderful, very knowledgeable and accommodating. It's perfect if you're looking for a place to have both your ceremony and reception, but don't want to flip a room. It has a certain charm all by itself, which is great because it hardly needs any extra decoration at all. We couldn't have been more please with our venue. Thank you West End Ballroom team!
If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant and down-right magical venue for your wedding, The West End Ballroom is it. My Read more...
If you are looking for a beautiful, elegant and down-right magical venue for your wedding, The West End Ballroom is it. My husband and I got married there in October and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. The staff was wonderful, very knowledgeable and accommodating. It's perfect if you're looking for a place to have both your ceremony and reception, but don't want to flip a room. It has a certain charm all by itself, which is great because it hardly needs any extra decoration at all. We couldn't have been more please with our venue. Thank you West End Ballroom team! Read less
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Kelvin
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Picture perfect venue. Megan and I had a blast, and the space could not be more perfect. We are so glad we picked the West End. The accoustics were perfect for the ceremony room and it felt full for our wedding 130, but you could fit more. Our wedding was not formal, but the space made it feel elegant. We were able to sit people 8-10 per table and there was still plenty of room for dancing and conversing. We also were able to rent out the parking lot directly across the street for reserved parking (at a very reasonable rate). We got so much support from Powers (the owners), who were very friendly and helpful. 10/10.
Picture perfect venue. Megan and I had a blast, and the space could not be more perfect. We are so glad we picked the West Read more...
Picture perfect venue. Megan and I had a blast, and the space could not be more perfect. We are so glad we picked the West End. The accoustics were perfect for the ceremony room and it felt full for our wedding 130, but you could fit more. Our wedding was not formal, but the space made it feel elegant. We were able to sit people 8-10 per table and there was still plenty of room for dancing and conversing. We also were able to rent out the parking lot directly across the street for reserved parking (at a very reasonable rate). We got so much support from Powers (the owners), who were very friendly and helpful. 10/10. Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved this venue! There are many features in one location so that no one has to drive to the reception. It is in downtown Portland, but is in an area with pretty easy parking and taxi access. The staff is helpful and communicative!
We loved this venue! There are many features in one location so that no one has to drive to the reception. It is in Read more...
We loved this venue! There are many features in one location so that no one has to drive to the reception. It is in downtown Portland, but is in an area with pretty easy parking and taxi access. The staff is helpful and communicative! Read less
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Jonathon
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and raved about how West End provided a perfect venue for us with a "classy but laid back Portland vibe". We were able to comfortable fit about 100 people in the lower and upper levels for an intimate ceremony, cocktail hour, and buffet dinner. Not to mention, the ballroom was great for dancing as it was already set up to accommodate a DJ or just a pre-set iPod playlist and had plenty of room near the stage.

The staff was also really flexible with what we wanted to do and helped us keep track of planning. They also have great business partners - we used Chef Du Jour Catering and Powers Photography, who were also really easy to work, creative, and adaptable to our style. Not really sure of what we wanted to going into our planning, they really helped us develop a customized theme that fit our personalities.
Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and raved about how West End provided a perfect venue for us with a "classy Read more...
Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and raved about how West End provided a perfect venue for us with a "classy but laid back Portland vibe". We were able to comfortable fit about 100 people in the lower and upper levels for an intimate ceremony, cocktail hour, and buffet dinner. Not to mention, the ballroom was great for dancing as it was already set up to accommodate a DJ or just a pre-set iPod playlist and had plenty of room near the stage.

The staff was also really flexible with what we wanted to do and helped us keep track of planning. They also have great business partners - we used Chef Du Jour Catering and Powers Photography, who were also really easy to work, creative, and adaptable to our style. Not really sure of what we wanted to going into our planning, they really helped us develop a customized theme that fit our personalities. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Had a great experience working with the West End! Lauren was always available to answer my crazy questions and ease my nerves! The day of was GREAT. And hot! Besides most people being a sweaty mess, the venue looked BEAUTIFUL and everyone had a great time! The West End was a cool and unique place to have our wedding!
Had a great experience working with the West End! Lauren was always available to answer my crazy questions and ease my Read more...
Had a great experience working with the West End! Lauren was always available to answer my crazy questions and ease my nerves! The day of was GREAT. And hot! Besides most people being a sweaty mess, the venue looked BEAUTIFUL and everyone had a great time! The West End was a cool and unique place to have our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
So many wonderful details to say about The Westend Ballroom and it's staff, yet simply put...I had a wonderful experience with this venue and it's delightful staff! Professional, flexible. I highly recommend to all!!
So many wonderful details to say about The Westend Ballroom and it's staff, yet simply put...I had a wonderful experience Read more...
So many wonderful details to say about The Westend Ballroom and it's staff, yet simply put...I had a wonderful experience with this venue and it's delightful staff! Professional, flexible. I highly recommend to all!! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The moment I saw this place I knew it was where I wanted to get married. After showing Marcel the pictures he agreed. The fact that 2 ballrooms were included was a great bonus feature. No turn time! The lighting was subtlety dramatic and the decor beautiful. Not to mention we got the added addition of having our name in lights on the marquee! What more could you ask for?

The people we worked with made sure that all of our questions were answered and everything was perfect on our day. The ballrooms turned out beautifully and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Thank you so much for being the perfect addition to our wedding.
The moment I saw this place I knew it was where I wanted to get married. After showing Marcel the pictures he agreed. The Read more...
The moment I saw this place I knew it was where I wanted to get married. After showing Marcel the pictures he agreed. The fact that 2 ballrooms were included was a great bonus feature. No turn time! The lighting was subtlety dramatic and the decor beautiful. Not to mention we got the added addition of having our name in lights on the marquee! What more could you ask for?

The people we worked with made sure that all of our questions were answered and everything was perfect on our day. The ballrooms turned out beautifully and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Thank you so much for being the perfect addition to our wedding. Read less
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Kacey
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
This is the most incredible venue and made for the perfect wedding site!!! It is so naturally beautiful we hardly had to do anything in terms of decor! The staff was so helpful and responsive throughout the entire process! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants a beautiful venue for their special day!
This is the most incredible venue and made for the perfect wedding site!!! It is so naturally beautiful we hardly had to Read more...
This is the most incredible venue and made for the perfect wedding site!!! It is so naturally beautiful we hardly had to do anything in terms of decor! The staff was so helpful and responsive throughout the entire process! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants a beautiful venue for their special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have already recommended West End to 2 other couples because of the fantastic experience I had. They were always very responsive and the best thing about them is that I never had to worry and I trusted them completely because of how professional they were. I didn't have to worry about checking up on them or making sure they were prepared. As a bride, we all know there are plenty of little details to worry about, you shouldn't have to worry about keeping tabs on your vendors to make sure they are going to do their job. Not only does the staff at West End deliver, they exceed expectations and are so helpful. I couldn't have been happier with my decision to select them as my ceremony/reception venue.
I have already recommended West End to 2 other couples because of the fantastic experience I had. They were always very Read more...
I have already recommended West End to 2 other couples because of the fantastic experience I had. They were always very responsive and the best thing about them is that I never had to worry and I trusted them completely because of how professional they were. I didn't have to worry about checking up on them or making sure they were prepared. As a bride, we all know there are plenty of little details to worry about, you shouldn't have to worry about keeping tabs on your vendors to make sure they are going to do their job. Not only does the staff at West End deliver, they exceed expectations and are so helpful. I couldn't have been happier with my decision to select them as my ceremony/reception venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When I walked into the West End, I knew I wanted to be married there! We worked with Lauren throughout the process, and she was super sweet, always willing to answer my many questions. The building is awesome, their decor is pretty and just low key enough to work with any color scheme but isn't too boring. Great location too - you can rent the parking lot across the street :-)
When I walked into the West End, I knew I wanted to be married there! We worked with Lauren throughout the process, and Read more...
When I walked into the West End, I knew I wanted to be married there! We worked with Lauren throughout the process, and she was super sweet, always willing to answer my many questions. The building is awesome, their decor is pretty and just low key enough to work with any color scheme but isn't too boring. Great location too - you can rent the parking lot across the street :-) Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The West End Ballroom was my dream place to have my wedding. It turned out so beautiful and Lauren and her team were so helpful every step of the way!
The West End Ballroom was my dream place to have my wedding. It turned out so beautiful and Lauren and her team were so Read more...
The West End Ballroom was my dream place to have my wedding. It turned out so beautiful and Lauren and her team were so helpful every step of the way! Read less
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Darren Canepa
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
5 stars! After the pre wedding tour we were comfortable with the appearance of the venue, however, this tour does not do this venue justice. I was amazed on the actual wedding day how little decorations made this place look amazing. After the candles were lit before the ceremony, the west end ballroom becomes extremely romantic. Numerous people told me that our venue was one of the best that they have seen.
5 stars! After the pre wedding tour we were comfortable with the appearance of the venue, however, this tour does not do Read more...
5 stars! After the pre wedding tour we were comfortable with the appearance of the venue, however, this tour does not do this venue justice. I was amazed on the actual wedding day how little decorations made this place look amazing. After the candles were lit before the ceremony, the west end ballroom becomes extremely romantic. Numerous people told me that our venue was one of the best that they have seen. Read less
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Pattie
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved having my wedding ceremony and reception at West End Theater. The Powers staff was on top of everything from booking the venue, through the rehearsal, through the wedding. The venue is really unique with the marquee and balcony. We had 110 guests, which filled the space really nicely. Some ballrooms are more suited for closer to 200 guests, but we really liked the more intimate scale of the West End Theater. We also liked that the ballroom is elegant and understated -- it really is a space that let's you put your own personal stamp on it. It was a great venue for us!
I loved having my wedding ceremony and reception at West End Theater. The Powers staff was on top of everything from Read more...
I loved having my wedding ceremony and reception at West End Theater. The Powers staff was on top of everything from booking the venue, through the rehearsal, through the wedding. The venue is really unique with the marquee and balcony. We had 110 guests, which filled the space really nicely. Some ballrooms are more suited for closer to 200 guests, but we really liked the more intimate scale of the West End Theater. We also liked that the ballroom is elegant and understated -- it really is a space that let's you put your own personal stamp on it. It was a great venue for us! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.9/5.0
I just had my wedding there a little over a week ago, and my guests were completely floored by the beauty and layout of this venue. The thing that sold me the most on the space (which many other venues in Portland don't have), is that the ceremony room is in the same building, but completely separate from the reception area, so we were able to transition our guests seamlessly from one space to the next, without having to awkwardly shuffle folks around to setup, or drive across town. We were able to get the party started right then and there!

The interior to the West End itself has both a vintage, yet modern feel. The neutral palate of the walls and curtains allows you to really have whatever wedding colors you like. The only complaint I ever heard about from my guests was that the air conditioning, while it circulated throughout the building, was definitely weaker in places than others, so the discrepancies in temperature would be much more noticeable in a summer wedding, than say one held in the autumn or fall. I had my dates set for nearly a year and a half a the West End, however, and I saw many improvements and updates made to the space over time, so I know there will continue to be many refinements made to this wonderful, older building.

The other thing that really wowed me (although this would come later) was the level of communication and customer service I received from the venue representatives. Lauren, in particular, provided exemplary customer service from my very first tour of the space, to final hour of our reception. She was professional, yet flexible, on task, but had a really calm demeanor, and was more than happy to answer any questions that I had throughout the planning process. Even when one of my vases came crashing down (before the ceremony, thankfully!), Lauren was right there helping my florist clean up the broken glass. She's one of the main reasons our wedding went so smoothly.
I just had my wedding there a little over a week ago, and my guests were completely floored by the beauty and layout of Read more...
I just had my wedding there a little over a week ago, and my guests were completely floored by the beauty and layout of this venue. The thing that sold me the most on the space (which many other venues in Portland don't have), is that the ceremony room is in the same building, but completely separate from the reception area, so we were able to transition our guests seamlessly from one space to the next, without having to awkwardly shuffle folks around to setup, or drive across town. We were able to get the party started right then and there!

The interior to the West End itself has both a vintage, yet modern feel. The neutral palate of the walls and curtains allows you to really have whatever wedding colors you like. The only complaint I ever heard about from my guests was that the air conditioning, while it circulated throughout the building, was definitely weaker in places than others, so the discrepancies in temperature would be much more noticeable in a summer wedding, than say one held in the autumn or fall. I had my dates set for nearly a year and a half a the West End, however, and I saw many improvements and updates made to the space over time, so I know there will continue to be many refinements made to this wonderful, older building.

The other thing that really wowed me (although this would come later) was the level of communication and customer service I received from the venue representatives. Lauren, in particular, provided exemplary customer service from my very first tour of the space, to final hour of our reception. She was professional, yet flexible, on task, but had a really calm demeanor, and was more than happy to answer any questions that I had throughout the planning process. Even when one of my vases came crashing down (before the ceremony, thankfully!), Lauren was right there helping my florist clean up the broken glass. She's one of the main reasons our wedding went so smoothly. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.9/5.0
We LOVED Having our wedding at the West End Ballroom. Everyone there was great to work with, especially Lauren. She was responsive and helpful. I would highly recommend having a wedding there!! Slightly expensive for just renting the venue, but absolutely worth it for what you get! Two beautiful ballrooms and a professional staff. The wine was also delicious, so it wasn't a problem that we had to use the stuff they provide.
We LOVED Having our wedding at the West End Ballroom. Everyone there was great to work with, especially Lauren. She was Read more...
We LOVED Having our wedding at the West End Ballroom. Everyone there was great to work with, especially Lauren. She was responsive and helpful. I would highly recommend having a wedding there!! Slightly expensive for just renting the venue, but absolutely worth it for what you get! Two beautiful ballrooms and a professional staff. The wine was also delicious, so it wasn't a problem that we had to use the stuff they provide. Read less
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Marv
Wedding:
12/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Father of the bride, I recd so many comments, how beautiful everything was. Lauren was great to work with, albeit I was in the background just observing, mom and daughter along with Lauren and our day of person (manda) made it all come together.
The walkthrough was very good, all questions were answered, very flexible in lay out, It was very difficult for my narrow mind to picture the day of, seeing the venue empty. After all was set up the table rounds and the head table
was "Stunning" my daughter had the wedding if her dreams and so happy she chose the west end. The marquee added a personal touch. Eat your heart out catering served excellent food, comments from our guest, said some of the best tasting food. Very elegant, vintage and classy feel. I usually dont write reviews, but based on Laurens excellent service and guest feedback, I just had to......Father of the Bride.
Father of the bride, I recd so many comments, how beautiful everything was. Lauren was great to work with, albeit I was in Read more...
Father of the bride, I recd so many comments, how beautiful everything was. Lauren was great to work with, albeit I was in the background just observing, mom and daughter along with Lauren and our day of person (manda) made it all come together.
The walkthrough was very good, all questions were answered, very flexible in lay out, It was very difficult for my narrow mind to picture the day of, seeing the venue empty. After all was set up the table rounds and the head table
was "Stunning" my daughter had the wedding if her dreams and so happy she chose the west end. The marquee added a personal touch. Eat your heart out catering served excellent food, comments from our guest, said some of the best tasting food. Very elegant, vintage and classy feel. I usually dont write reviews, but based on Laurens excellent service and guest feedback, I just had to......Father of the Bride. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.9/5.0
I knew from the moment I saw the West End Theater that it was the only venue I would be happy with. Despite it being outside of my price range I made a commitment to myself that I wasn't going to settle for anything less. With some flexibility on the day I was able to get the venue of my dreams that worked perfectly with my vintage speak easy/peacock theme. Lauren was easy to work with and responded quickly and accurately to all of my questions. The venue even stood behind us when one of their partner vendors refused to serve us because of being a same sex couple, and now they no longer do business with that vendor. Overall I would recommend this venue to any couple.
I knew from the moment I saw the West End Theater that it was the only venue I would be happy with. Despite it being Read more...
I knew from the moment I saw the West End Theater that it was the only venue I would be happy with. Despite it being outside of my price range I made a commitment to myself that I wasn't going to settle for anything less. With some flexibility on the day I was able to get the venue of my dreams that worked perfectly with my vintage speak easy/peacock theme. Lauren was easy to work with and responded quickly and accurately to all of my questions. The venue even stood behind us when one of their partner vendors refused to serve us because of being a same sex couple, and now they no longer do business with that vendor. Overall I would recommend this venue to any couple. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Great venue! We loved the space for our winter wedding. It is so beautiful and requires minimal decor to make it look incredible. We especially loved being able to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. We definitely would recommend this location!

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Great venue! We loved the space for our winter wedding. It is so beautiful and requires minimal decor to make it look Read more...
Great venue! We loved the space for our winter wedding. It is so beautiful and requires minimal decor to make it look incredible. We especially loved being able to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. We definitely would recommend this location!

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Brianna
Wedding:
12/27/2013
4.8/5.0
We just had our wedding at the West End Ballroom and it was amazing! My husband and I are from Portland, but we live in Texas. I found the venue online and fell in love. All of our booking and discussions took place via email. They were very quick to respond and answered all of my questions. I was definitely nervous about booking the venue without seeing it before the wedding, but I can't express how pleased I was when I saw it for the first time the night before our big day. I would highly recommend this venue.
We just had our wedding at the West End Ballroom and it was amazing! My husband and I are from Portland, but we live in Read more...
We just had our wedding at the West End Ballroom and it was amazing! My husband and I are from Portland, but we live in Texas. I found the venue online and fell in love. All of our booking and discussions took place via email. They were very quick to respond and answered all of my questions. I was definitely nervous about booking the venue without seeing it before the wedding, but I can't express how pleased I was when I saw it for the first time the night before our big day. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at the West End Ballroom! The space is unbelievable! It has the old Portland feel, has so much character, and can be decorated in so many different ways. We had around 110 guests with 8 to a table and it was comfortable. With even a couple more tables, it would have felt stuffy with too small of a dance floor. Although the space might seem like a lot of $ at first, when it comes down to it, I feel it is a steal! With both ceremony and reception at the same place and the great discounts vendors provide when working with their partners, it all pays off.
My one irritation was the change of rehearsal time. With the space in such high demand, the ballroom was unable to insure a rehearsal time and was changed on me twice. After invites went out and the rehearsal dinner was scheduled. Things worked out fine, but, it was a bit of a headache!!
Overall, a huge thank you to the West End Ballroom and Lauren for all of her help and making sure the wedding went smoothly and flawless!! I highly recommend this space!!
We had a beautiful wedding at the West End Ballroom! The space is unbelievable! It has the old Portland feel, has so much Read more...
We had a beautiful wedding at the West End Ballroom! The space is unbelievable! It has the old Portland feel, has so much character, and can be decorated in so many different ways. We had around 110 guests with 8 to a table and it was comfortable. With even a couple more tables, it would have felt stuffy with too small of a dance floor. Although the space might seem like a lot of $ at first, when it comes down to it, I feel it is a steal! With both ceremony and reception at the same place and the great discounts vendors provide when working with their partners, it all pays off.
My one irritation was the change of rehearsal time. With the space in such high demand, the ballroom was unable to insure a rehearsal time and was changed on me twice. After invites went out and the rehearsal dinner was scheduled. Things worked out fine, but, it was a bit of a headache!!
Overall, a huge thank you to the West End Ballroom and Lauren for all of her help and making sure the wedding went smoothly and flawless!! I highly recommend this space!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.6/5.0
Beautiful space and very flexible with how I could use it. This place was exactly what we had in mind for our big day, very vintage. The staff was great as well, I booked this venue about a year out from my date and they would always be checking in every few weeks, I really appreciated that. I would highly recommend the West End!
Beautiful space and very flexible with how I could use it. This place was exactly what we had in mind for our big day, Read more...
Beautiful space and very flexible with how I could use it. This place was exactly what we had in mind for our big day, very vintage. The staff was great as well, I booked this venue about a year out from my date and they would always be checking in every few weeks, I really appreciated that. I would highly recommend the West End! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.5/5.0
The West End was great :) Staff was pleasant and it was so nice to not have to switch the room! With an intimate ceremony downstairs and a great space upstairs for the cocktail hour and reception times we couldn't have been happier. The location is great down town near just enough hotels and restaurants and the MAX that out of town guests could easily get around.
The West End was great :) Staff was pleasant and it was so nice to not have to switch the room! With an intimate ceremony Read more...
The West End was great :) Staff was pleasant and it was so nice to not have to switch the room! With an intimate ceremony downstairs and a great space upstairs for the cocktail hour and reception times we couldn't have been happier. The location is great down town near just enough hotels and restaurants and the MAX that out of town guests could easily get around. Read less
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PortlandBride
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.2/5.0
I am so glad I chose West End Theatre as my reception venue. Its a fun space, and worked out really well.
I am so glad I chose West End Theatre as my reception venue. Its a fun space, and worked out really well.
I am so glad I chose West End Theatre as my reception venue. Its a fun space, and worked out really well. Read less
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jeaston63
Wedding:
9/5/2010
3.9/5.0
The space is absolutely gorgeous and the staff that recently took over a few months ago was great. There were a few accounting problems, but I think they were genuine mistakes. Highly recommend the place. The location is great!
The space is absolutely gorgeous and the staff that recently took over a few months ago was great. There were a few Read more...
The space is absolutely gorgeous and the staff that recently took over a few months ago was great. There were a few accounting problems, but I think they were genuine mistakes. Highly recommend the place. The location is great! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
12/7/2013
3.8/5.0
We were married at West End, and overall it was a great venue. My husband really enjoyed the fact that it's a historical building and they have not made many changes from the old theater it once was. Lauren is a sweetheart, and was very prompt in getting back to us when we had a question.

There are a few things that we think they can work on, but overall with a newer venue there will be hiccups. It's a wedding, nothing will ever be 100%. Note to winter brides, make sure they have the fireplace turned on in time. We were married on the coldest day of the year in 2013, and only had two hours to heat the place. It was freezing, grandparents were sitting with blankets on their laps. If you choose to use an outside vendor, it's not recommended. You will have a pretty hefty charge to bring in someone not on the preferred list. Also, we were told you have the whole day to decorate, etc. A whole day doesn't really mean a whole day. It's an 8 hour period only, which to them I can see would be considered a whole work day. If you want to allow your vendors to come in the night before to set up, it was a very spendy charge for an hour, which we could not justify.

The only other thing we had a problem with was we didn't get to work with our coordinator Lauren. We had been working with her for almost a year, and were told on our final walk through the company was taking everyone on vacation the week of our wedding, and we would be in the hands of another person. We were pretty put off by that, and didn't like working with someone we hadn't built a relationship with. Our advice to the company would be to not take the whole staff on vacation when you know you have weddings that weekend. Maybe close the venue down for the time you will be gone. Then brides won't be left in a panic =)
We were married at West End, and overall it was a great venue. My husband really enjoyed the fact that it's a historical Read more...
We were married at West End, and overall it was a great venue. My husband really enjoyed the fact that it's a historical building and they have not made many changes from the old theater it once was. Lauren is a sweetheart, and was very prompt in getting back to us when we had a question.

There are a few things that we think they can work on, but overall with a newer venue there will be hiccups. It's a wedding, nothing will ever be 100%. Note to winter brides, make sure they have the fireplace turned on in time. We were married on the coldest day of the year in 2013, and only had two hours to heat the place. It was freezing, grandparents were sitting with blankets on their laps. If you choose to use an outside vendor, it's not recommended. You will have a pretty hefty charge to bring in someone not on the preferred list. Also, we were told you have the whole day to decorate, etc. A whole day doesn't really mean a whole day. It's an 8 hour period only, which to them I can see would be considered a whole work day. If you want to allow your vendors to come in the night before to set up, it was a very spendy charge for an hour, which we could not justify.

The only other thing we had a problem with was we didn't get to work with our coordinator Lauren. We had been working with her for almost a year, and were told on our final walk through the company was taking everyone on vacation the week of our wedding, and we would be in the hands of another person. We were pretty put off by that, and didn't like working with someone we hadn't built a relationship with. Our advice to the company would be to not take the whole staff on vacation when you know you have weddings that weekend. Maybe close the venue down for the time you will be gone. Then brides won't be left in a panic =) Read less
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