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Ainsworth House & Gardens Wins Prestigious National Award!

Each year, The Knot, a premier digital wedding planning website, evaluates thousands of submitted reviews by couples who recently married. Because Ainsworth House & Gardens garnered stellar scores, we were selected for an award given to ONLY 5% of the wedding venues in the US! Read on to find out more!

Out of 31,462 wedding venues in America, we are proud to announce that The Knot, the leading wedding planning website in the U.S., has selected Ainsworth as being in the top 5%!

We won “The Knot Best of Weddings 2024!”

How was our stunning, historic wedding venue selected for this rare honor?

From January 1-December 31, 2023, The Knot’s staff carefully assessed over 200,000 reviews submitted by couples who married in 2023. These real life couples reviewed wedding professionals—the small business owners of wedding venues, flower shops, caterers, and more.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2024” award represents the highest-rated wedding professionals who earned 4.5+ stars out of five stars from these couples. 


blown glass sculpture at Ainsworth House & Gardens
A couple is surrounded by their friends on Ainsworth's front lawn.

The Knot seeks to recognize wedding professionals such as Ainsworth House & Gardens whose stellar staff embody best what matters to couples during their wedding planning journey.

We are so pleased to have earned this award. It is a trusted stamp of excellence, remarkable service, and dependability for couples seeking to book the top professionals for their weddings in 2024.

Because we won this award—“ The Knot Best of Weddings”—more than 4 times in previous years, we are in the top echelon of wedding venues to receive the highly coveted “The Knot Hall of Fame Award!” 

We are thrilled and honored!


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Wedding on the Front Lawn at Ainsworth House & Gardens!

About Ainsworth House & Gardens Wedding Venue

Located about 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Portland, Ainsworth House & Gardens Wedding Venue is a serene escape where you can host the wedding of your dreams!

Let’s take a tour!


The anchor building is the mansion built in 1851 for the Ainsworth family. 

The Ainsworths were one of the pioneer families. They worked to guide Oregon to statehood. 

Being members of high society, the Ainsworths hosted lavish parties for the political elite of the Oregon territory and later Oregon state.

They astutely formed alliances which strengthened their position in society.

Wedding & Party Reception Room at Ainsworth House & Gardens

The Event Center is where all receptions and any indoor weddings  are held.

Able to host up to 125 guests, the Event Center is a fabulous location for dining and dancing.

In the Reception Hall, your hired musician can entertain your guests by playing our baby grand piano. After your reception, move into the Main Hall for dining. Then, return to the Reception Hall to dance!

Gracing the mansion’s front lawn is a Ponderosa Pine even older than Ainsworth House.

Estimated to be over 200 years old, this majestic tree has welcomed many couples who married happily under the tree’s expansive branches.

This wedding venue can seat up to 125 guests.

Harry Potter bride in the Ainsworth arch

Meticulously maintained by an experienced staff of landscape professionals, the gardens burst with blooms throughout the seasons.

The Arbor, under which the bride and her escort can walk to the main wedding venue, blooms vibrantly during spring, summer, and fall—making for exquisite photographs!

During winter, our gardens continue to bloom with glorious colors! The Chinese Paper Bush near the Event Center blooms with gorgeous yellow flowers that flutter in the breeze like the paper lanterns outside a Chinese pagoda. Our Clemantis bloomed in the winter. Resistant to the chill, our camellias brightly bloom during December. (Actually, we’re not sure if they are confused…😊)

Ainsworth House & Gardens has several sedding venues on this property. This allows you to select the venue most appropriate for the number of guests you invite. 

The Pine Tree Garden: up to 125 guests (outdoor weddings). 

The Event Center: up to 125 guests (indoor weddings). 

The Mansion’s Front Lawn: up to 75 guests. 

The Grove: up to 20 guests.

For couples seeking a smaller wedding with their 20 of their nearest and dearest, The Grove is the perfect location!

The Grove is a forest of slender Black Locust trees.

Newlyweds in the grove at the Ainsworth House

Nestled in the forest is a beautiful wrought iron gazebo which you can bedazzle with twinkling lights or with beautiful flowers!

Whether you get married in the gazebo or under the trees, you will have an exquisite wedding!

 At Ainsworth House, you can plan the wedding of your dreams with the help of our highly attentive staff.

Images courtesy of The Knot and Ainsworth House & Gardens.

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A newly married couple kisses at night in front of the Ainsworth House, a mansion dating to 1851
indoor wedding at Ainsworth House & Gardens
Newlyweds kissing after wedding