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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Weddings in Portland's parks, gardens, and natural areas

  • Wedding brochure and fees (English)

  • Park Area Maps

  • Additional Event Locations

Portland Parks & Recreation is the proud steward of more than 200 parks, gardens, and natural settings that can be reserved for weddings and/or receptions. These lovely settings are the perfect locations for ceremonies and celebrations. A few things to know:

  • While weddings may be scheduled at a picnic site, receptions cannot be scheduled in a wedding garden (only the ceremony portion).
  • City code requires that a permit be obtained for any wedding in a public park where guests are invited. Permits are issued by the Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center. 
  • Weddings are not permitted at the Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion and surrounding acres, or Portland International Raceway.
  • Check the wedding brochure for locations, fees, policies, insurance, and reservation information.
  • Review this list for unavailable booking dates by location - make sure you don't pick these dates!

Customer Service Center
New Location: 111 SW Columbia, 6th floor  |  Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone   503-823-2525   |   Hours  8:30AM—5:00PM, Monday - Friday
Walk-in Hours  8:30AM—5:00PM, Monday - Friday

Learn more about additional event locations and public golf courses.


2020 Wedding Lottery

Opens: Tuesday, November 12th 2019.

Closes: Thursday, December 5th 2019.

Drawing: Friday, December 6th 2019. 

General wedding reservations open on Thursday, January 2nd 2020. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525.