Abernethy Ballroom

Newly Renovated, Timelessly Elegant!

Are you looking for an Oregon wedding venue with elegant indoor and natural outdoor space? Look no further than Abernethy Ballroom. This newly renovated venue has it all and we’re thrilled to showcase the recent updates!

Abernethy Ballroom

In the heart of historic Oregon City, Abernethy Ballroom has been hosting weddings and special events since 2001. It’s our original event space, where we learned the magic of empowering love stories. The ballroom launched a couple of rural landowners into a passion for perfecting the art of events with extraordinary hospitality. [You can learn more about Abernethy Center’s history HERE.] Over the years, our property has grown, but this space remains wholly unique, infused with the love of our community and vibrating with the revelry of thousands of new beginnings. As we embark on a new year, we are thrilled to unveil a new look for the ballroom, continuing to innovate and expand our full-service venue offerings.



What Makes Abernethy Ballroom Special? 

Abernethy Center is located about twenty minutes southeast of Portland on the east side of the Willamette River, just below Willamette Falls. We’re close enough to the city of Portland for easy access, yet nestled in natural landscapes that make you feel a world away. As some locals will remember, the ballroom building, once upon a time, housed the old Oregon City Post Office

The ballroom welcomes guests with a classic brick facade. Inside, a grand marble foyer sets the tone for a luxurious experience in the spacious and elegant event space. Full wall windows bring ample natural light and the majesty of the outdoors inside. Crystal chandeliers and full-wall drapery add elegance, and new wood floors brighten the ballroom making it feel contemporary and luxurious. An adjoining patio offers secluded outdoor space with string lights, fragrant climbing jasmine, and impeccably manicured foliage. It’s a thoughtfully designed venue with little need for additional decor and inclusive amenities. 

Venue Amenities:

  • Well-appointed getting-ready suites with room service included in all catering packages.
  • Central heating and air conditioning.
  • Free on-site and off-street parking.
  • Exclusive in-house catering from our award-winning chefs.
  • Full handicap accessibility.
  • Numerous outdoor areas for scenic Oregon wedding photos
  • Choice of indoor (chapel) or outdoor (Veiled Garden) wedding ceremony site included
  • Venue rental includes necessary supplies such as tables, chairs, set-up, clean-up, and event staff.
  • Optional wedding planning and coordination packages.
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests
Abernethy Ballroom

Accompanying Ceremony Spaces

Abernethy ballroom includes the Veiled Garden and Abernethy Chapel for one flat rental fee. You can choose an intimate indoor or scenic outdoor wedding ceremony with several unique backdrops for beautiful wedding photos.


To-be-weds, why not start the new year by planning your new beginning? We still have some fantastic 2023 wedding dates available, but they won’t last long, so tap the link below to learn more. Or schedule a venue visit and see the newly redesigned Abernethy ballroom for yourself. Happily ever after starts right here!

About the author:

Sara O’Brien has been with Abernethy Center since 2017. She brings playful optimism and bottomless love of wedding celebrations to her role as Social Media Manager. Sara is a PNW native and nature lover who is passionate about spreading joy through honoring life’s big [and little] moments.

Smooch is the official blog of Abernethy Center, Oregon’s premier indoor and outdoor wedding venue.  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. Our property features two distinct gardens, a gorgeous chapel and a classic, elegant Grand ballroom spread out over 9 acres. 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