Top Portland Wedding Locations: Best Park in North Portland

We’ve brought you two of our favorite Portland wedding locations so far this week, including an urban wedding site with a view of the city and our favorite little church with character.  Now it’s time for what we consider the best park in North Portland — Peninsula Park & Rose Garden.  This park carries the honor of being Portland’s first public rose garden and maintains 8,900 plantings across two acres.  In addition to all the beautiful flowers, Peninsula Park is also distinguished by an historic bandstand and a large fountain.  If you’re dreaming about an outdoor wedding in a beautiful Portland park, Peninsula Park & Rose Garden is worth checking out.  Scroll down to find answers to your basic questions about planning a wedding here.

Peninsula Park & Rose Garden
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Portland, OR 97217

What is the capacity of your ceremony location?

100 people.  Limited to standing up ceremonies only.  You may provide up to 12 flat-footed chairs for the elderly and disabled if you desire.

Is there a time limit?

Yes.  2 hours.

What is the rental cost?*

Rose Garden & Gazebo: $500
Application/Processing Fee: $66.50
Electricity Fee: $22.50
Key Deposit: $100.00 (refundable if returned no more than 48 hours after the event)
Picnic Shelters: Range from $44.75 to $147.50

*These prices are for 2012 only and may change for 2013.  Other fees may apply.  For a complete list of fees, view the wedding site and picnic site brochures found on the Portland Parks & Recreation website.

Do we need a permit?

Yes, assuming you plan to invite guests other than your officiant and two witnesses.

Do you have space for doing a reception?

Not at the gazebo, but you can reserve a picnic shelter.

During which hours can we reserve the wedding garden for our ceremony?

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When should we reserve the wedding garden and/or picnic shelter?

Reservations are taken for the current calendar year only.  To reserve wedding space for 2013, you must wait until the first business day of the new year.  Peninsula Park is very popular, so it’s recommended you reserve your space as early as possible.

How do we reserve the wedding garden and/or picnic shelter?

In person:
PP&R Customer Service Center
1120 SW 5th Ave. First Floor
Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:30 PM
(Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Check, or Money Order)

By phone:
503-823-2525 (Visa or MasterCard)
Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 5:15PM

By Fax:
503-823-2515
Please included your Picnic Site Application if reserving a picnic site.
(Visa or MasterCard)

Is there anything else you would like me to know?

Food, beverages, decorations, tents, canopies and awnings are not allowed in the wedding garden.  Wedding receptions are not allowed in the wedding garden.  To hold your wedding reception at Peninsula Park, please reserve a picnic shelter.

For complete information on planning a wedding at Peninsula Park and other Portland parks, go to Portland Parks & Recreation > Rentals/Permits/Fees > Rentals/Events > Wedding Sites OR Picnic Sites.  Both wedding and picnic sites have brochures you can download.

Only two days remain!  Check back tomorrow and Saturday to find out which other Portland wedding locations made our list of favorites.

{Thursday}  Most popular Portland garden
{Saturday}  Best mountain location near Portland

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