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Oaks Pioneer Church Information 


Oaks Pioneer Church - Interior, decorated, pre-ceremony view of one of the historical Portland wedding venues

Oaks Pioneer Church is one of the true charmers in the pantheon of Portland wedding venues. Constructed in 1851, this historical landmark was relocated three times until, in 1961, it made its final journey (by barge!), to the Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland, where it resides today, crowning a knoll with a view to the nearby Willamette River. A cozy wedding venue seating 75 plus wedding party,  the non-denominational Oaks Pioneer Church becomes absolutely resplendent in sunlight, particularly when that light streams through the stunning stained-glass work which forms the centerpiece of the building's western wall.

Somewhat befitting its siting in the antique-store-rich Sellwood, Oaks Pioneer Church features a melodious, antique pump organ as its primary music source. Other ammenities include bathrooms and compact dressing areas. While the church itself is a ceremony site, wedding reception space is available about 10 blocks away at the SMILE Station. For information, contact:

Lorraine Fyre, at the  Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) Station:


        Lorraine Fyre
        Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) Station
        8210 S.E. 13th Avenue
        Portland, OR 97202
        Phone: (503) 233-1497
        Fax: (503) 236-8402

or call the SMILE Station at (503) 234-3570. 


 Couple dancing down the aisle in Oaks Pioneer Church in Portland Sellwood neighborhood


Couple kiss outside Oaks Pioneer Church -- one of the Metro Portland wedding venues


Bag piper performing before wedding ceremony at Oaks Pioneer Church wedding location in greater Portland Sellwood neighborhood.


Couple at altar, beneath huge stained-glass back window at Oaks Pioneer Church


Kissing couple silhouetted by background stained glass in Oaks Pioneer Church wedding venue.


Newly-wed couple exit Oaks Pioneer Church beneath rain of bubbles


Photography by Artful Images Photographers - Portland