Love, Partner, Serve

For 20 Years!

Abernethy Center is welcoming a significant milestone this year, our 20th birthday!

The first event took place on 10/15/2001 in Abernethy Ballroom. And since the beginning, our mission has been the same; Abernethy Center exists to bring people together to celebrate the joy of loving and being loved. Our niche has become serving couples who want a beautiful and stress-free wedding day. We have meticulously curated venues, amazing food, and caring, dedicated staff that offer every couple an easeful, full-service experience.

You can learn more about Abernethy’s history as a venue in a blog post we wrote last year – HERE.

Two Decades Of Abernethy Weddings

Two decades of weddings is a lot! We’ve watched some epic wedding trends come and go. Couples who married with us in the early years are getting ready for their own children’s weddings. The venue has expanded from one building (Abernethy Ballroom) to a nine-acre property, after adding two gardens and the chapel. Some things remain the same. We still have the original owners and a dedicated team, including our chefs who’ve been at Abernethy for more than fifteen years.

The best part of what we do is the couples we serve and the countless unique love stories celebrated at Abernethy Center.

We wouldn’t be here without you! So, we’re launching our 20th birthday celebration with a nod to our couples.

Curious what weddings looked like in 2001?

Or how much things have changed in 20 years?

We condensed 20 years of Abernethy weddings into 2-minutes.ย  Join us on a journey through time and space to look at bygone styles and timeless wedding moments.

Here are two decades of weddings in two minutes. Enjoy!

Celebrate with us

The best part of our history is the love stories celebrated at Abernethy Center, and we’re looking ahead to a bright future with many more! In that spirit, Abernethy has a special gift for couples who want to wed in 2022.

Venue Deal!

$0999 off

Your Abernethy Venue Rental

On All available 2022 wedding dates

Offer Expires 7/15/21

+ New Bookings Only

+ Elopement Packages Excluded


This is just the beginning! Stay tuned for more surprises leading up to our big birthday, 10/15/21. Do you have a story or special memory about Abernethy Center? We’d love to hear from you through email or dm. I’ll be sharing throwback features, anecdotes, and inspiring stories from our couples all summer long. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for all the fun!


Love + Gratitude,


Abernethy Center is truly one of a kind! A full-service wedding and reception venue just on the outskirts of Portland in the heart of historical Oregon City.

We have two distinct gardens, a gorgeous chapel and a classic, elegant Grand ballroom spread out over a 9 acre property. With nearly twenty years in business, an expert culinary team, and a tremendous staff experienced in providing exceptional service, we have everything for the perfect, uniquely yours Oregon wedding.

Abigail’s Garden —– Veiled Garden—–Abernethy Chapel—–Grand Ballroom