The Veiled Garden

Secluded, Serene & Quintessentially Oregon Ceremony Venue

Rays of sunlight filter through the trees, along with a subtle breeze making the more delicate leaves and branches dance. You can hear a babbling brook and the occasional song of birds seeking shade in the surrounding forest. You feel entirely removed from the outside world, and your guests get to escape the business of everyday life. All eyes are on you, and the only thing left is to say, “I do.” 

One of two unique wedding ceremony gardens on the Abernethy property, the Veiled Garden is nestled against wooded hillsides behind Abernethy chapel.  Guests enter along a tree-lined cobblestone path to the ceremony site featuring a white gazebo breathtaking natural backdrop of evergreen and deciduous trees, ferns, and blooming foliage.  Once the ceremony is complete guests make their way down a short path to the ballroom reception space.

“It feels like you’re in your own little fairytale world when you’re there.”

Stephanie, Abernethy Bride


  • Outdoor wedding ceremony + Indoor ballroom reception
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests
  • Well-appointed getting-ready suites with room service included in all catering packages
  • Exclusive in-house catering from our award-winning chefs
  • Free On-site and Off-street parking
  • Beautiful grounds to serve as the backdrop of your photos & memories
  • Ceremony & reception equipment like chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, etc. included
  • Professional and courteous event staff
  • Full handicap accessibility
  • Central heating and air conditioning in all indoor spaces

For the Reception: Abernethy Ballroom

The Veiled Garden pairs with Abernethy Ballroom, offering the best of both worlds: A beautiful outdoor ceremony & elegant indoor reception.

The ballroom is located directly across the street from the garden entrance welcoming guests with a dramatic brick exterior. And inside floor-to-ceiling windows, full wall drapery, and crystal chandeliers. Abernethy ballroom has all the beauty and luxury you could want for an extraordinary wedding reception!

In Case of Rain

Everyone knows the Oregon climate can be unpredictable. It is our wild, sometimes rainy weather that creates the lush landscape we all love. Furthermore, there’s no need to fear a few raindrops on the wedding day if you’re well prepared. The Veiled Garden has a great rain plan, Abernethy Chapel.

You can plan for a beautiful outdoor wedding, knowing that if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we can quickly move your ceremony into the chapel, located steps away.

Abernethy Center’s Veiled Garden, Chapel, and Ballroom is the perfect venue combination for lovers of the great Northwest that dig all the elements of the outdoors, combined with the practicality and function of a cozy indoor oasis for your reception. The warmth of the ballroom combined with the crisp outdoors make for a full sensory experience that does not disappoint. Schedule a venue visit to see for yourself!


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