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 Portland Wedding Venues - Abernethy Center for weddings and receptions - Oregon City OR

Abernethy Center is the ideal setting for your wedding in the Portland, Oregon area. We have mastered the art of the event, along with all the service and details that go into making that event a success. But the reason we are here, the passion that keeps us going, is this -- we are caretakers of the most important day of a couple's life. We understand the responsibility that comes with that job, knowing that the wedding day is not just a day at all, but a web of moments each as monumentally important as the next. Whether you want a stunning outdoor wedding in our Veiled Garden or Abigail's Garden or an elegant indoor affair, in our Chapel or Ballroom, we have the perfect setting for your story. Take the tour and discover what makes Abernethy Center Oregon's premier wedding and reception location.





 Portland Wedding Venues - Abernethy Chapel in Oregon City for wedding ceremonies


Portland Wedding Venues - inside of Abernethy Chapel - Oregon City


Abernethy Chapel

The Abernethy Chapel is a classic white ceremony chapel tucked within a grove of trees. Brand new as of March 2012, the newest addition to the Abernethy property has true historic charm, with all of the modern conveniences. Say your vows underneath the rustic beams as natural light fills the room. The Chapel walls are lined in arched windows which look out to the trees. The bell tower holds an antique bell from 1887 that can be rung after you say, "I do." The Abernethy Chapel can accommodate up to 270 guests for your ceremony. The historic charm continues on the lower floor of the Chapel, in the ideal, intimate reception space accommodating up to 100 guests. In the warmer months, the celebration can extend out to the attached patio area. Larger parties may host their reception in the Abernethy Ballroom across the street.


 Portland Wedding Venues - Abigail Garden at Abernethy Center


Portland Wedding Venues - Abigail Garden for weddings and receptions


Portland Wedding Venues - the wedding reception tent overlooking Abigails Garden

Abigail's Garden

Escape into Abigail’s Garden – a lovely, picturesque setting consisting of three-and-a-half acres of beautifully manicured garden lawn, a classic white ceremony gazebo, and a crisp white reception tent that gleams by day and glows by night. Abigail’s Garden easily accommodates 300 guests in the main event space. In addition to the ceremony gazebo and reception tent, the site includes several additional garden spaces that provide you and your guests with ample room to mingle in the beautiful surroundings. With its lush, natural landscaping, Abigail’s Garden provides a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding photos and an elegant setting for your special celebration.


Portland Wedding Venues - Abernethy Ballroom coverted from a historic post office


Portland Wedding Venues - Abernethy Ballroom first dance after the wedding

Abernethy Ballroom

Lead your guests through the gracefully appointed marble foyer in to the elegance of Abernethy Ballroom. Designed with a neutral color palette and completed with all of the essential conveniences such as an LCD screen, projector and dimmable lighting, the Abernethy Ballroom is a beautiful and highly adaptable space for your ceremony or reception. With recessed ceilings, classic chandeliers, and decorative wall sconces, the ballroom provides a lovely backdrop for your treasured experience.


 Portland Wedding Venues - the Veiled Garden in Oregon City for weddings


Portland Wedding Venues - Veiled Garden wedding couple

Veiled Garden

Feel the outside world fade away when you step into our secluded Veiled Garden. Tucked along the bottom of an enchanting woodland hillside, this one-acre garden provides an intimate and tranquil setting for your ceremony. The lush loveliness of the natural forest is complemented by a meandering cobblestone pathway, the gentle babbling of a creek, and a classic white ceremony gazebo. After saying your vows in this secluded garden, move in to the elegant ballroom with your loved ones to enjoy your reception.

Each of our unique locations accommodates up to 300 guests.

Abigail’s Garden • Veiled Garden • Abernethy Ballroom

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Wedding packages include:

 Ceremony and reception site

 Exclusive on-site catering and event staff

 Tables and chairs for up to 350 guests

 Table linens and linen napkins

 China, glassware, and flatware

 Dance floor

 Use of bridal suite and groom’s room

• Lapel microphone and speaker 
for ceremony

• Cake-cutting service

 Pre-event coordination

 Two hours of on-site pre-event preparation

 One hour of rehearsal time scheduled during the week of your wedding

 Additional hour of site usage for photography session scheduled between booking and wedding date

• Free on-site parking 
(exclusive to each garden venue)

• Full ADA accessibility








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