Wedding Venue Special

Celebrate Your Nuptials In Our Favorite Seasons & Save!

What’s your favorite season in Oregon? Summer is always a joyful whirlwind around the Abernethy venues. Still, the time of year that really captures our heart is the first few months, and Portland’s recent heat wave has us daydreaming about mild temperatures, cool breezes, full creeks, delicate wildflowers, and newly minted leaves. We can feel the magic just thinking about it!

This month’s blog is a palate cleanser from the summer heat. We’re celebrating the loveliness of winter and spring weddings with a special deal on venue rentals for January, February, March, and April 2023! Ready? Let’s dive into the magnificence of getting married in the cooler season, and don’t miss our venue promo at the end!

Winter & Spring Weddings

At Abernethy Center

You’ll find mild temperatures with frequent sunshine, crisp breezes, and our signature Oregon showers. It’s cozy indoors and fresh outdoors with brilliant green foliage. Perfect for romantic celebrations and joyful gatherings!

But don’t take our word for it. Here are four real weddings to showcase the possibilities.

Chapel, Veiled Garden & Ballroom Venue

Abernethy Center’s chapel, Veiled Garden & ballroom venue includes a choice of indoor (chapel) or outdoor (Veiled Garden) ceremony paired with our elegant ballroom for your grand celebration.

The best of all worlds with Oregon’s picturesque nature outdoors and luxury amenities indoors. 

Abernethy Chapel

A little white wedding chapel set against evergreen wooded hillsides.

  • Classic architecture with raw wood beams, picture windows, 25ft. ceilings, and a historic wedding bell from 1887, shipped here from the East Coast
  • Well-appointed wedding party suites with room service included in all catering packages.
  • Veiled Garden included for scenic outdoor photos
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests


Veiled Garden

A densely wooded ceremony space nestled behind Abernethy Chapel.

  • Multiple scenic backdrops for beautiful outdoor photos, including wooded hillsides, winding garden paths, natural streams, and an adorable footbridge.
  • Available for outdoor ceremonies year-round, and includes the chapel as a beautiful backup plan in case of inclement weather. 
  • Well-appointed wedding party suites with room service included in all catering packages.
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests

Abernethy Ballroom

An elegant reception space with classic style and luxury amenities.

  • Guests enter through a grand marble foyer with crystal chandeliers. 
  • Inside the ballroom, you’ll find romantic lighting, front-wall drapery, and giants windows
  • Private outdoor patio with cafe lighting and brick details.
  • Exclusive in-house catering from our award-winning chefs
  • Free On-site and Off-street parking
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests

Venue Special On NOW!

Now is the perfect time to start planning your early 2023 wedding. Take advantage of the mild weather and romantic vibes with an exceptional venue deal. 

No Site Fee Sunday – Friday

50% Off Saturday Site Fees

All Available

January, February, March & April 2023 Wedding Dates

  • New Bookings Only
  • Must Book Between August 1st and August 31st, 2022
  • Catering Minimums Apply
  • Elopement Packages Not Included
  • Contact Us For Details

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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