An Historic Vintage Chapel in Southeast Portland, Oregon


Oaks Pioneer Church is an historic and picturesque event and wedding venue in the Sellwood neighborhood of inner Southeast Portland. This little chapel is non-denominational and welcomes all visitors regardless of race, gender, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The church is a unique and charming place for couples looking for an intimate wedding venue, a vintage wedding venue, and most importantly, a memorable wedding venue. Oaks Pioneer Church is also a lovely and affordable place for other special events such as vow renewals, baptisms and christenings, memorial and remembrance services, live musical performances and more. 

The church adorns the bluff above Old Oaks Park and the Willamette River and is nestled among meticulously kept grounds with a rose garden, rhododendrons, Japanese maples, and magnolias, all shaded by towering oak and elm trees. A brick-lined, pebblestone pathway guides guests through the main doors and into the church’s high ceiling interior. Stunning wood craftsmanship reaches from floor to ceiling with antique brass chandeliers and candelabras adding a warm glow to the ambiance. Stained glass windows are an elegant backdrop to the raised alter, and a period pot-belly stove in the back corner of the little church warms the space on cooler days and evenings .

Eighteen pews allow for seating of up to 75 guests. There is a small bathroom and dressing room in the church’s west wing and an organ on the alter allowing for music accompaniment. The church is available year round and beautiful in every season. If you have questions, would like to learn more details, or reserve the Oaks Pioneer Church for your next special occasion, please contact us.

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