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About Weddings at Ainsworth House & Gardens

While we only ever celebrate one event at a time, there are three distinct outdoor wedding venues for your wedding at the Ainsworth House & Gardens, as well as indoor options available throughout the year, or if the summer sun decides to melt that day.

The Ainsworth House itself is available before the ceremony for the exclusive use of the wedding party, complete with Bride’s Suite (with separate door), Groom’s Lounge, and, on the ground floor for easy access, a sitting room for your families.

Also, once you’ve booked the day, you can change your mind on which site to use as often as you like because we never “double book” ~ yours will be the only event at the site.

Choose the Venue that Best Suits Your Ideal Wedding

The Reception Facility:

Conservatory – Garden Room – Fireside Room
Full of natural light and always hospitable, regardless of the weather, our nearly 3,000 square foot Reception Facility is used by all our events for dinner, and dancing.  With a maximum capacity of 125, (14 round tables of 8 or 9,) we include a great selection of in-house linens, napkins and table center-pieces as part of your booking.  We do all the setup and cleaning, as well as coordinate with you and your vendors on all the special decor items you might wish in incorporate.  
Maximum Number – 125

One of Portland's Premier Wedding Venues

Your Bar and Dance Floor

Dance the Night Away

Garden Views - Light Filled Reception Area

The Pine Tree Garden

Nearly an acre in size, the Pine Tree Garden surrounds a lone 200+ year-old Ponderosa Pine which towers over the grounds, stretching its branches to cover your wedding party with its ancient blessing.

After the ceremony, cocktails and appetizers are usually served on the lawn, while music provides further ambiance.  During this time, the wedding party can retreat for private or group photos near the House or in the Grove.  Dinner will be served in the Reception Facility with dancing and the serving of the Wedding Cake. 

Maximum Number – 125

A Majestic Setting

A Unique Backdrop

For Your Special Day

The Fireside Room

Indoor wedding ceremonies at the Ainsworth House & Garden are performed in the Fireside Room.

After the ceremony, the full group picture can still be taken outside from the balcony, (weather permitting,) and then cocktails and appetizers are usually served in the Garden Room.   During this time, the wedding party can retreat for private or group photos near the House or in the Grove while the House and Catering staff will reset the Conservatory and Fireside Room for Dinner.  

Maximum Number – 125

Intimate Setting

Availible Year Round

The Front Lawn

The Main House makes a marvelously romantic backdrop for your ceremony, which will be celebrated on the main steps. You can arrive by horse-drawn carriage and walk along a white or petal-strewn carpet set between your seated guests, all the way to the House.

Your reception dinner and dancing will be hosted in the full reception facility, with appetizers and cocktails served on the Side Lawn.   It is a dream setting for many of our former guests. 

Suggested Maximum Seating – 75

One of Portland's Premier Wedding Venues

Your Special Day Creates Memories that Last a Lifetime

Create a Magical Experience All Your Own

The Grove

A Wedding in the Grove is an intimate choice, best suited for smaller groups.  It’s just a short walk from the Bride’s Room through a spinney of slender trees to a wrought-iron gazebo draped in lights and flowers.  Its a truly a magical setting! 

Your guests can gather closely around the wedding party and under the gentle, dappled light, hear your vows up close and personal. 

Suggested maximum – 40 if standing,  20 if seated.

An Intimate Setting

A Magical Experience Like No Other

Ready to Book Your Tour?  Contact Us Now!


19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive

Oregon City, OR  97045

We truly could not be more satisfied with the service we received or the beauty of the space. From the very beginning, Kevin greeted us with enthusiasm and gave us a thorough tour of the gorgeous house and gardens. Kevin, Nancy, and Renee all responded to our emails promptly as we planned our big day. Not only is the venue competitively priced, but many items were included in the price of the venue that we…read more

Hilary G.
Rating: 5

We were married here this past Saturday (7/2017).  From the moment we met Kevin 15 months ago until our day, absolute perfection!  Nancy is so incredible to work with!  The gardens are breathtaking!  We cannot rave enough or say thank you enough! See this Review on Yelp

Aaron W.
Rating: 5

My wife and I had our wedding and reception here in June this year (can't believe we're just now writing the rave review!) Krystle and Reverend Kevin ("Rev Kev") were exceptional to work with. Not only are the grounds beautiful, and surprisingly private for being in a residential area, but the staff goes above and beyond to make sure the event goes off without a hitch... well, I guess there was one "hitch" during the…read more

Kory K.
Rating: 5

We had our daughter’s wedding at the Ainsworth House & Gardens on June 29, 2013. It was an outdoor wedding on a beautiful sunny day and we could not be more pleased with how well everything turned out. Along with this being an absolutely lovely setting for an outdoor wedding with the beautiful old house (built in the 1850’s) and the surrounding flowering gardens, grounds and facilities, Nancy and Kevin are the absolute best. Nancy…read more

Charles Marshall
Rating: 5

The Ainsworth House was the perfect location for my parent's 50th anniversary!!! It was elegant and set up exactly how I had envisioned it would be! The party was a beautiful and memorable experience that I know my parents will treasure!!! I would highly recommend the Ainsworth House to anyone looking for a special place to hold an event!!! Kevin and his staff were wonderful to work with. They worked flawlessly with the caterer, music,…read more

Stehpanie Santilli
Rating: 5
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