Nov 11, 2011

The Old Church
( 4.4 / 5.0 )
The Old Church is a lovely little historic site in downtown Portland and made a perfect setting for our wedding. The cost is incredibly reasonable for a downtown wedding and we were able to have both the ceremony and reception all at one place. The church also allows you to bring in your own food or caterer and only asks that if you serve alcohol that it be catered by a licensed professional. We were able to significantly reduce our food costs by buying food from Costco and bringing it in ourselves. Although they allow alcohol they do not allow red drinks of any kind, including red wine.

Throughout the planning process, the ladies who care for the church were very helpful and quick to answer any questions that came up. Although not a wedding coordinator, there is a staff member present to answer questions during the rehearsal as well as the actual wedding.

Future brides need to be aware that for an evening wedding at this church the music must be turned down or off completely by 10pm due to the church's close proximity to apartments nearby. This was not clearly stated in our paperwork and caused a moment of frusteration for us. Otherwise, everything was very well organized and went smoothly. The church looks especially gorgeous in the low lights of winter :)
Services used: Wedding Venue