What Qualifies as an Elopement here at OPC?

    • If your entire group including yourself, your guests, family, friends, children (over the age of 3), your officiant, photographer, and all other vendors totals 15 persons or fewer, your event qualifies as an elopement.
    • If you have 16 or more persons, your event is considered a wedding and wedding rates apply.
    • Elopements require a 90 minute minimum rental period. You can add more time in 30 minute increments if you like.

Elopement Rental Rates

Elopement Rate High Season | May – October

$750 / 1.5 hour minimum – All days – RENTAL ONLY

Additional time available in 30 minute increments at $175/each


Elopement Rate Low Season | November – April

$650 / 1.5 hour minimum – All days – RENTAL ONLY

Additional time available in 30 minute increments at $150/each

Reception Adders (Micro-Receptions)

(Champagne* & Cake DIY**)

Let your guests mingle and toast the happy couple by including the Sweet & Simple Addition with your elopement reservation! This allows you to provide a simple dessert and a champagne or non-alcoholic toast in the chapel gardens for your guests and includes…

  • An additional hour rental
  • Ground’s usage fee
  • One display table with white linen
  • Renter responsible for set up and cleanup

*Sparkling wine or non-alcoholic cider can be substituted for champagne
**Renter provides cupcakes and champagne

Cost: Add $400

(Champagne* & Cake Included)

Same as OPTION 1 but  includes…

  • An additional hour rental
  • Grounds usage fee
  • One display table with white linen.
  • One seasonal floral arrangement for the table
  • 15 delicious and locally baked wedding cupcakes of your choice of flavor arranged and displayed.
  • 3 bottles of champagne (mid tier) with glass flutes
  • Napkins
  • Set up, tear down and trash removal included

*Sparkling wine or non-alcoholic cider can be substituted for champagne

Cost: Add $1000

Oaks Pioneer Church is a special place to elope.

– OPC is an intimate, historic and affordable little white chapel perfect for elopements. Even with just a handful of people, it feels warm, cozy and comfortable inside.

– Over many decades Oaks Pioneer Church sees hundreds of simple and sweet elopement ceremonies, sometimes with as few as four people, including the happy couple! We’re within a very short stroll to the banks of the Willamette river and views of downtown Portland. Our grounds adjoin Sellwood Park, a lush forested park with paved pathways, picnic areas, restrooms, and a playground. The setting’s natural beauty combined with our flexibility make it an ideal elopement venue, even on short notice. Please drop us a quick note here or call our offices at 503.233.1497 if you have any questions about availability and rates. Note! Use our contact page for faster reply!

– There are no “Hold” deposits. When you wish to secure your date, all fees are due.

– Rental process is entirely online making it safe and convenient.

– An additional fee of $100 is required for all reservations that fall on national or commonly observed holidays.

– Wanna keep it really simple? Click here for more information about our $1000 elopement package.

Oaks Pioneer Church is non-denominational and welcomes all visitors regardless of race, gender, national origin, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

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