Abernethy Chapel & Balroom

Classic Indoor Oregon Wedding Venue

Abernethy Chapel is truly one-of-a-kind, a classic wedding venue with upscale amenities in a lush natural setting. Whether you’re shopping for a venue or already planning your chapel wedding, read on for your definitive guide to this charming, storybook chapel.

One of four distinct venues on the Abernethy property, Abernethy Chapel, opened in 2012 as an indoor alternative to our beautiful wedding gardens. The chapel was designed to feel intimate, although it can accommodate up to 300 guests and pairs with our elegant ballroom for your reception. Ideal for couples seeking a traditional vibe with luxury amenities.

Chapel Ceremony

Nestled against a forested hillside, you’ll find Abernethy Chapel, an intimate indoor wedding venue with classic architecture and romantic ambiance. Inside the chapel features 40-foot ceilings with dramatic woodwork and large windows for lots of natural light and sweeping views of the surrounding wooded hillsides. Not to mention a historic wedding bell for couples to ring after saying, “I do!”

Abernethy Chapel Tour

As a full-service venue, Abernethy simplifies wedding planning with in-house amenities, including tables, chairs, dinnerware, event staff, and other essentials in your venue rental. We partner with couples throughout the process and have coordination packages available for those who want extra support.

Ballroom Reception

Once the ceremony is over, Abernethy Ballroom is located right across the street, creating a seamless transition for guests entering your reception. The ballroom is elegant and romantic, with a grand marble foyer, crystal chandeliers, chiffon drapery, and full-wall windows. During the reception, your Abernethy Event Manager will ensure everything goes smoothly by partnering with other vendors (like your photographer, DJ, etc) and managing the event staff, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Abernethy Ballroom Tour

“We had an excellent experience with our wedding at Abernethy. The staff was very helpful, and it was such a beautiful venue, with little need for decorating in the chapel and ballroom.”

-Heidi, Abernethy Bride


Abernethy Center provides exclusive in-house catering for your reception. Our award-winning chefs are committed to exceptional Northwest cuisine with amazing flavor and beautiful presentation. Menu packages are fully customizable, and all booked couples are invited to a menu tasting so you can select the perfect wedding meal!

Read more about Abernethy catering HERE.

Photo Ops

The Chapel & Ballroom venue includes our Veiled Garden for scenic outdoor wedding photos. The Veiled Garden, nestled right behind Abernethy chapel, is a private woodland garden with towering evergreen trees, winding paths, gentle water features, and a seasonally babbling brook. It’s an ideal space for beautiful outdoor wedding photos year-round.

Veiled Garden Photo Ops

Read more about the Veiled Garden’s best photo backdrops HERE.

Real Wedding Galleries

Explore the venue through real wedding galleries!

Current Promo

Now through December 31st, 2022, 30% off 2023 venue rentals and 15% off 2024 venue rentals.

 30% off

all 2023 venue rentals


15% off

all 2024 venue rentals

Rental rates vary based on the time of year, and the day of the week you’re getting married. Promo applies to new bookings on available 2023 & 2024 wedding dates. Catering minimums apply. Please Contact Us for a full price sheet. Elopement packages are not included.

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