Bride and groom at the nines hotel in downtown Portland

Downtown Portland Wedding Venues

Portland, Oregon is a city alive with energy and a unique spirit. Wedding venues near Downtown Portland offer brides and grooms an urban feel surrounded by the lush green of the Pacific NW. I love photographing weddings in the Rose City. There is everything from ritzy rooftop views to industrial settings and the waterfront with bridges for days. No matter what you envision your Big Day to be,  you’ll find all sorts of locations to suit your style. Below are a few of my favorite wedding venues near downtown that I have captured.

The Nines

The Nines luxury hotel has started hosting weddings and has become one of the most exclusive downtown Portland wedding venues there is. Whether for a tasty happy hour with friends or a weekend away to celebrate a milestone, The Nines hotel in downtown Portland is an incredible place to get away, gather, and celebrate. Now you can combine the historical, yet swanky vibes of The Nines hotel and restaurant as a part of the most important day of your life. There is everything from small, intimate gatherings to gloriously robust parties. Their amazing staff will help facilitate all of the details of your big day. Take in the stunning views, indulge with incredible meals and signature drinks, and host your guests in style. 

Maybe you’re located in the Portland area or you’re considering a destination wedding to the beautiful Rose City. Here are some highlights to celebrating your nuptials in this newer wedding venue. I loved getting to capture the stunning details of a wedding in contrast to the impressive expanse of the cityscape that is Bridge City. 


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Highlights of The Nines Wedding Venue:  

Rich with History, Dripping with Class

The Nines hotel is a landmark in the downtown scene. Besides its opulence, it is known for its restaurant and ritzy rooftop bar. But not only is the ambiance and experience memorable, but it is also rich with history. As The Nines quickly becomes one of the most sought-after downtown Portland Wedding venues, take in all of its charms. Built-in 1909 as the flagstaff store for the retail icon Meier & Frank, this stunning, 15-story building was remodeled in 2005 into an epic display of class and modern amenities.

It is full of natural light, brimming with nostalgia, and boasts inspiring pieces of original art to set the stage for your celebration. The hotel was named “The Nines” as a nod to being “dressed the nines,” a staple in the values of its Meier & Frank fashion roots. Having this Portland landmark as the scene for your wedding is sure to give you and your guests a lavish day to remember. Enjoy the contrast as vintage meets modern in this special wedding venue. 


Balcony Bliss

Departure is the swanky restaurant and bar located on the rooftop of The Nines. The view is sure to wow you as you take in the expansive downtown Portland skyline. Views from up high are gorgeous. Find daytime with the sunshine reflecting off of the countless windows of Portland’s historic, sky-scraping buildings. Discover the romantic vibes of the golden hour with the twinkle of lights just beginning. Don your wedding best with a sharp suit or flowing white gown. You’ll then create a contrast with stunning captures. Strike a pose, pause to breathe in the magic of your big day, and carefully sip a fancy cocktail to celebrate. The balcony views of The Nines sets it apart as one of the most breathtaking downtown Portland wedding venues. 


Grand Ballroom 

The word “ballroom” alone for me evokes a feeling of grandeur and class. Announce to your wedding guests that they can join you to celebrate your love in the “ballroom.” Sounds glamorous, doesn’t it?  The ballroom at The Nines will not disappoint. This ritzy downtown Portland wedding venue offers a classically styled, expansive ballroom to fill with your charming guests. With ornate rugs below and sparkling chandeliers above, you have the perfect canvas to paint with your unique wedding decor and vibe. Place your beautiful centerpieces and formal place settings. Give your guests a fine dining experience in this romantic, impressive setting. After your delicious dinner, dance the night away and make memories as you mark the newest chapter of your love. 


Luxury Hotel Rooms 

An incredible feature of a true wedding celebration is having accommodations close by for your guests to escape to when the Big day is done. The Nines boasts luxurious rooms of all shapes and sizes with one unifying element, class. In true homage to the roots of this historic building, they say that each room is “dressed to the nines,” as a reflection of its history and rich tradition of fashion and design.

From the tall, fancy headboards, hints of Tiffany’s blue, plush bedding, and gorgeous downtime views, you will be whisked away to restful moments of extravagance. Treat you and your guests to this fancy getaway. Stay a few nights or encourage your guests to make an extended holiday of it. From grand suites to deluxe accommodations to signature Nines suites, find the perfect room to kick back and be spoiled. The combo of incredible rooms in the same building as your wedding celebration makes this wedding venue an attractive find in downtown Portland. 


Exceptional Food

Catered menus for your wedding reception are a specialty you’ll find in this amazing venue. If you’ve had a chance to eat at Departure, the famous rooftop restaurant, and bar, you know they have mastered all kinds of delicious cuisine. The best part is when you choose The Nines as your downtown Portland wedding venue, you’ll only get the best. With their locally sourced catering menu to choose from you can work with the talented chefs and staff to craft a dining experience that reflects you and yours.

Lean into the creativity of their catering staff, find drinks perfect to clink cheers to, and give your family and friends a meal to talk about. Celebrate your love as you indulge your senses and enjoy time gathered around tables with those you love the most. Your personalized menu will add grand elements to your special day as a part of your wedding experience.  Feast with joy and raise a glass! You’re worth celebrating. 



Location, location, location, The Nines has got it. Situated in downtown Portland between the central business district and Pioneer Courthouse Square you’ll be sure to catch the heartbeat of the Rose City. Maybe you’re a local who knows this neck of the woods or a destination bride or groom. Whichever, staying in the center of the city you’ll be within walking distance or on public transport from all of the best spots.

If you find lucky rain on your wedding day, you and your guests can cozy up at one of Portland’s famous coffee or book shops before or after the celebrations. If you wed in summer, add on a few days for your guests to check out festivals or other local summer events. Let the charming, eclectic vibes of the city add flavor to your nuptials. Really, there’s no other city like Portland. Let The Nines add sophistication to your urban downtown Portland wedding venue. 


Staff that Shines

Planning a wedding entails a ton of details. What if you booked a venue that came with knowledgeable staff? That’d be amazing! Let the staff at The Nines walk you through the decisions you get to make for your Big Day.  At The Nines that’s just what you’ll find. They offer wedding and event specialists, concierge services, culinary artists, and wedding planners to help you along.

If your heart is set on saying, “I do!,” at this glamorous wedding venue in Downtown Portland, then let the staff at The Nines help you. Bring your ideas and budget and get started. With The Nines’ history of refined service, your dream wedding can take shape with options and creativity provided in-house. You’ll be met with friendliness, excellence, and professionalism. 


Big or Small 

If your dream wedding is small and intimate, that’s great. The Nines has a variety of locations to make your wedding twinkle with charm. If you’re hoping to throw the party of centuries with all your favorite people you’ll find that too. Compared to other venues, the flexible spaces at The Nines provide space for both large and small weddings. The convenient floor plans on the website will give you a great first look at all of the options. Touring the hotel would be your next step.

Pick the ideal locale for your “I do’s!” Find the perfect space with the ambiance you’ve been dreaming of. Once you do, get to planning the most important party you’ve ever thrown. The modern meets classic style of each space will set the scene for your unique wedding design. The original art found in most spaces will add interest to your wedding event and stay at The Nines. 


Packages to Meet Your Needs

The Wedding packages offered at The Nines easily set them apart from other downtown Portland wedding venues. They really have thought of everything. Packages include everything from fancy rentals, and honeymoon suites, to curated menus, and champagne toasts. As you peruse the packages they offer you’ll find the perfect combo to make the details of your special day all that you hoped for. The convenient wedding packages offer discounts too! Traveling guests to stay in style. Get excited about planning and executing your wedding vision, they are there to help. Take a look at the perks that come with their packages and find your perfect fit. 

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Planning: YPB Weddings

Venue/Food: The Nines

Flowers: Bella Bloom

Music: John Ross

Desserts: Lux Sucre



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