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Venues in Portland, OR,
(503) 224-4898
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    Annie

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  • We had a fantastic experience at Castaway for our October 2017 wedding. The venue is amazing and incredibly flexible, so you have the opportunity to do whatever you want with the space. We toured multiple venues in the Portland metro area and chose Castaway based on its size, location, and the opportunity to have both an indoor/outdoor experience. You have some unique options when you book the venue, including renting the adjacent nursery for cocktail hour (bonus: tent is already there and included in rental price!) which is a great option given how unpredictable weather is in Portland. Huge windows, allowing for really pretty portraits, and a large "getting ready space" is included in the rental rate. My only gripes are that it's fairly pricey compared to other venues we toured, and the requirement to choose from a pre-selected list of caterers further limits your ability to be flexible with budget allocated towards venue/food (though the options are all great and reputable names). Th... Read more

    Ryan

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  • We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding. We loved working with Emily, and the space is just incredible. We had our ceremony inside, and then our coordinator and caterers flipped it into an amazing reception space while our guests enjoyed cocktail hour inside as well. I just happened to be 98 degrees in Portland that day, but the space stayed cool and comfortable. Overall it was just amazing and we are so glad we used it!

    Ali

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  • Working with Castaway was an absolute pleasure. We chose Castaway for our wedding venue a little less than a year before our recent July 15, 2017 wedding. Emily, who we worked with closely, was extremely responsive and helpful. We really feel she went above and beyond in terms of answering questions and making herself and the space available to us at anytime. We utilized the new space, Block House, for our pre-wedding family and wedding party photos/hang out area. It was beautiful with a really pretty outdoor patio space. It also has a beautiful entrance between Pomarius Nursery and Versailles Gardens. Our ceremony and cocktail hour were hosted in the 'back parking lot' which was completley transformed into a beautiful and spacious area. Our party moved inside for dinner and dancing, then back outside where our dessert food trucks pulled into the parking lot area. We ended the night back inside with a lot more dancing and late night activities. The inside of Castaway has a ... Read more

    Emily

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  • I cannot say enough about this amazing venue. It was a perfect size for our 250 guests. We were able to hold the ceremony in one half of the space, send our guests out to the patio for the cocktail hour, and when they came back in, the room was flipped and the tables were ready. The cafe lights and lights strung on the patio were beautiful. If you book Castaway, you MUST book the patio. Our wedding day was cloudy, and once the sun set it was in the 60s outside. It was the PERFECT place to cool off after dancing inside. In fact, it was so comfortable, I spent more time outside chatting with friends than I did inside dancing! Our guests raved about our venue, and one even declared that she plans to have her wedding there. If I redid my wedding planning, there are a few things I would do differently, but I would never in a million years choose a venue other than Castaway. Simply the best!

    Jonquil

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    5 out of 5
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  • We chose Castaway as our venue for both wedding and reception because of the downtown (industrial Pearl) location, flexibility of space and options for both indoor/outdoor spaces. We learned quickly that our vendors loved working with Castaway too! The space is attractive (huge windows, permanently hung lights, big beams) while also being a bit of a blank slate. They included enough chairs/tables so we didn't have to rent. Camila was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and flexible. Very easy to work with! Our wedding day was unexpectedly warm and the climate control in the venue was spot on. Also the outdoor spaces were killer and our guests enjoyed both the Versailles Garden during cocktail hour and the back "parking lot" during the wedding. We would highly recommend Castaway for events!

    User7493628

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  • The Castaway is a beautiful venue located in Northwest Portland Oregon. It has been such a joy to work with the staff and Cordinator. They have helped us meet our budget, plan out the floor space, directed us toward other vendors, and even helped us find a caterer. We are so excited to have our wedding under twinkly lights, industrial windows, and polished concrete floors.

    Charlotte

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  • I can’t say enough about the Castaway and working with Emily Moore. We had our wedding at Castaway about a month ago and it was perfect in every way. Emily was super flexible throughout the year that we were engaged regarding us meeting up with her, checking out the space for the 5th time or asking any questions. She was super helpful with recommendations, layout, and misc questions that come about. She was prompt with responses to emails and I felt that she was honest in every way (which I definitely didn’t get from every venue we looked at). The Castaway in itself is beautiful, industrial, parking is pretty easy, nice that it’s in the Pearl and close to downtown and hotels. You can dress it down or up and either way is elegant. A huge bonus for us was the rental included tables and chairs, which accommodated our wedding of around 200 people. Very pleased with our decision and would recommend it to anyone.

    Michela

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  • We loved having our August 2016 wedding reception at Castaway! The staff was so helpful to us every step of the way. We mostly worked with Emily Moore and she was a dream. She was super responsive, very helpful in communicating with the caterer when I ran into major frustrations with them and proactive in informing us of any changes in the venue. There was some construction going on at a property adjacent to Castaway and Emily was great about letting us know well in advance so that we could make some changes to the layout of how/where we wanted our cocktail hour on the patio. Emily was super flexible about allowing us to do walk-throughs with my parents, my husband’s parents, the caterer and our wedding coordinator on separate occasions. We were looking for a city venue that was handicap accessible and provided an indoor-outdoor option. We wanted to make sure that our guests didn’t have to drive or be transported too far from hotels or the church where we were married (St... Read more

    Joey

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  • We looked at a ton of spaces around the area both before and after seeing Castaway, but we basically knew it was the place for us as soon as we did the walk through. Beyond being a beautiful venue, we loved working with Sara and Emily, They were both awesome and made the whole process easy and smooth. we really could have stopped

    Niq

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough good stuff about this venue. We live out of town, so booked the site based solely on their website and pictures found on Google. When we visited the first time a few months ahead of our wedding, we were stoked to see that it exactly matched everything we had seen online. No photoshopping or doctored pics as far as we could tell. A clean, modern, industrial space with an awesome garden area right next door. The full kitchen and greenroom kind of thing were great amenities that just gave us a few more options for our catering and bridal party. For our actual wedding and reception, there was plenty of space (restrooms, seating, etc.) for our ~100 guests and everything went as smoothly as we ever could have hoped for. I do not have one negative thing to say about the space or the people that put everything together for us. The staff of Castaway make the venue more than just a place to have a wedding. Emily took over for the previous coordinator and did not miss a ... Read more

    Danielle

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  • We loved working with Castaway as our reception venue! We loved that it was a blank space to make our own and they were so flexible with working with our out-of-town schedule. Sara was great at making our ideas a beautiful reality and we loved the use of the up-lights and indoor trees. Definitely recommend Castaway for a NW feel with exposed beams if you need an indoor space.

    Anna

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    5 out of 5
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  • We loved our wedding! Castaway was great because it was this big blank slate that is so classy with little added or you can add any kind of theme and it works! We brought in ton of foliage and created a natural wonderland that was beautifully contrasted by the urban look of the venue. We rented the greenhouse next door to take photos and they were absolutely stunning, being next to a nursery has some serious perks! The staff (we worked with Sarah and Ali) were very friendly and helpful. All our guests loved the space and kept raving on how beautiful the wedding was. I could not have been more pleased with our wedding and the venue we chose!

    Tiffany

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  • We had a 200 person wedding here (ceremony and reception), and we loved it! What we loved: -the team. Sara and Emily were incredibly professional, responsive, and reasonable. They were completely willing to work with you regarding Plan B weather options, floor layouts, scheduling multiple walk-throughs, early or late pickups. -the space is really unique and raw, it can be made to look however you want it to although it looks great left as is. -works with a large or small wedding. -the surrounding industrial buildings make for really cool pictures (a greenhouse, a brick building, bridges)! What was a little hard: -to no fault of Castaway's, there's high demand so scheduling a ceremony rehearsal was a little difficult so you're at the mercy of their scheduled events at all times. We had our ceremony rehearsal at 10AM on a weekday, which was hard for some wedding party members. -This is a venue only- you have to provide all of the catering, rentals, staff, etc. This is a ... Read more

    Kristi

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    4.3 out of 5
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  • This was amazing venue to be married in. They are really good at working with you and other vendors. They work best with there vendor list of course (which all options on this provided list are top notch). We had communication with many of the team members but Camille was our go to and she was super sweet and worked well with our month of coordinator. The only sad part for us during the winter time the tree's they had were damaged from the weather and that was going to be the only "greenery or nature" provided in the warehouse space. Thankfully two were salvageable and they were able to bring them in. So all was saved!!!

    Elena

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  • Like everyone has mentioned, Castaway is a beautiful space what you can customize to meet your vision. I had a lot of out of town guests, felt like it was a good representation of Portland and got many compliments on how beautiful our wedding was even though we did minima decorations (just went with the basic decor that came with it). I will mention how quickly and easily things add up. Up lighting, outdoor spaces (cost more if there is set up but is free if used for parking - yes stated in the contract but still annoying), fees for projectors, fees for moving chairs from media room, and fees for using the attached garden/greenhouse for one hour even though it is open to the public. What bothered me the most was how the trees were not guaranteed and is stated in their well worded contract. In the photos online there are about 7 or 8 fake, potted trees with lights in them. During our run through they had 4 and if they continued to look 'weathered' and got down to 3, they would re... Read more

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