Coordinators, Caterers, Locations, and other Resources for
Weddings around Portland, Oregon
Announcing your Wedding In the Portland Area
To announce your wedding in the Oregonian write to: Bridal Desk, The Oregonian,
1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland Oregon. Or call them at 503-294-4055 or web
You must send in a picture within four (4) weeks after your wedding for them
to publish the announcement. They charge for these wedding announcements.
Timberline Lodge. Up on Mount Hood at the 6,000 foot elevation. Catch it
on a nice day and you will have a great time - bring suntan lotion.
Leach Botanical Gardens, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97236.
503-761-2185. This site is good for a small wedding with less than 50 people.
Set in a wooded area, this converted house has a small outside area or you
can use the main room. Only 39 parking spots.
Marshall House, 1301 Officer's Row, Vancouver, WA 98661. 360-693-2103.
Inside or outside weddings. Room for 100 or so guests eating at once in summer,
winter time 70 or so inside.
The Fountains Ballroom is located in Gresham at 223 SE 122nd Ave.; 503-.261-9424.
This place, like A Knight In Shining Amour, uses the same area for both the
wedding and the reception. While the bride and groom are out with the receiving
line (and more photos) they convert the area into the dining facility. They
also have a full bar. The indoor area exits into an outdoor garden area that
is also used for dining.
Oaks Park Pioneer Church; 455 SE Spokane; next to the Sellwood Bridge. Good
for a small wedding of not more than 60 guests.
The Old Church; 1422
SW 11th Avenue, Portland 97201. 503-222-2031. Interesting old stone church
that is very roomy.
World Forestry Center.
In Washington Park. Room rates vary from $100 for a small meeting room to
$1,500 to rent a very large 100' diameter room for an evening.
Piece of Cake; Catering and Desserts Marilyn DeVault; 8306 S.E. 17th; Portland,
Oregon 97202 503-234-9445
Events Etc; P.O. Box 13070; Portland, Or 97213; 503-630-3464
Bridal Bliss 3970
SW Mercantile Dr. Suite #150; Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035;Phone: 503.804.4901;Fax:
The reception is where picking a good DJ really helps the bride and groom
celebrate their marriage with their friends. The music really does set the
mood and a Disk Jockey with a good collection of CDs is a must. The DJ is
also a Master Of Ceremonies at times - doing announcements, setting the mood,
telling jokes and other items.
You should also bring your OWN CD if you want to hear a special song. There
are lots of songs out there and a DJ certainly has a lot, but it is very doubtful
if they have everything.
Talk to the DJ and find out what kind of music he usually plays. Ask for a
play sheet of the records that he has. This will help determine if the music
that he has is what you want played.
Mobile Music; David R. Efaw; 503.692.4498; Fax 503.612.9433
Firefly Entertainment Services; 503.622.4221; e-mail: email@example.com
45th Parallel Productions;
800-793-0868; Aron D. Bradley; Wedding and event video, DJ service also. They
have a great mobile audio / video van that they take with them. Good for remote
High Fidelity; Craig Brown; 360-576-6589 (877 2-Get-A-DJ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Hearts Connected; Mike & Sandy Vandaudengaeger; 503-359-91931
No endorsement is made toward any of these DJs. They are just some
of the ones that have played at weddings I have attended. I was very
busy photographing to take critical note of how well they did overall.
I do coordinate with them (for photographs and timing etc.) and these
people I had no problem working with. People did get up and dance for
at least 1/2 the time music played which is about normal.
A site to
find Wedding DJs is WEDJ.COM. It
is both a DJ and photo referral site. I am listed on there.
Important Video; Marshall St. John; 8995 SW Center Street, Tigard, Oregon
Personal Bartenders Heidi
Fergason is the Owner, P.O. Box 2212, Clackamas, Or 97015; 503-637-3379
If you do not regularly attend a church and therefore have no regular minister
who is sanctioned by the state to marry people, there are many people who can
officiate and legalize your wedding vows for you.
Rev. Christine Green 503-281-6301. revgreen @ sacredheartministries.org
Charles Hart has both a great selection of jewelry but also other antiques.
However, you have to go to Reno Nevada to visit his store on 1211 South Virginia
Street. If you are getting married in Reno check him out for a ring. He does
sell on E-Bay too.
Treasure Chest sells both custom jewelry (Kelly L. Pearce is the designer)
as well as other affordable items for the wedding party members - both
male and female. 503-522-2540. Items are also sold in the "Made in
White Hot Wedding
more of a global site than a NW specific one. Though you can search their
site for state specific information.
Weddings Wide selection of tiaras, bridal jewelry, personalized engraved
attendant gifts, novelty apparel, guest books, favors, candles, mugs, and
keepsakes. (I am listed with them.)
Decidio A site covering
all the US used to connect people for not only wedding needs but also business
meetings, corporate events, and other service needs for locations to rent
or personnel to hire. (I am listed with them.)
Search. A general prupose site where you can find the support
services for your wedding day. Organized by state, and city where the
results page you see all services offered within X miles around that
city. Very easy. (I'm listed in here.)