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The Elysian Ballroom

918 Southwest Yamhill 5th Floor
Portland, OR, OR
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(503) 705-6308
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  • 37 Reviews


    Vanessa

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  • Our wedding at The Elysian was flawless. Not only is the venue beautiful and unique, but when you book The Elysian you also book Mike and his staff. Mike is an absolute dream to work with and makes organizing your wedding fun and easy. He has 25+ years of experience and helps you plan everything to the very last detail. He even facilitates your rehearsal and is your day of coordinator. Mike’s entire staff is professional, thoughtful, and truly wants your wedding to be the day of your dreams. We had countless guests tell us it was hands down the best wedding they had ever attended. Booking The Elysian was our first and best wedding decision. We cannot imagine our wedding anyplace else! Thank you Mike! We might be back for a wedding anniversary party in a few years :)

    Emma

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  • I would not hesitate to recommend the Elysian Ballroom, and Mike Piper, to anyone. In fact, I have already recommended him to tons of people! The ballroom is a gorgeous and well appointed space, perfect for weddings or parties. It needs no further decoration; we bought some flowers at a farmers market the day before, put them in nice mini arrangements, and it was just right. Mike is amazing, totally professional, and committed to ensuring you are "a guest at your own wedding". He’s been doing this for a long time, so he is always ready to give advice and tips (and they are always spot on!), but is dedicated to ensuring you get exactly the day you want. I don’t have the space to write about the food if I want to keep this concise, but I will say that after the tasting my husband and I decided that we needed our own "sweetheart" table so we would be sure to have time to eat. It was an excellent choice and neither of us regret stuffing our faces with the amazing fare all night. I’ve... Read more

    Ashika

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  • Amazing everything ! Mike was great, the venue was beautiful! The food... the food was great! Worth every penny!

    Stephanie

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  • This ballroom is gorgeous and Mike Piper alone makes it worth the cost (not that the cost isn't reasonable). We searched all over Portland, knowing we wanted an indoor venue (October in Portland is a little too iffy, weather-wise, for our taste). There were a few nice places we were considering,but the moment we walked into the Elysian Ballroom and met with Mike Piper, we were instantly like "THIS IS THE PLACE." This is a super inclusive venue -- we could have brought in nothing on the day and it would have been perfect and gorgeous. Truth be told, we only ended up bringing in some greenery for the tables and that was pretty much it. Nice linens and multiple colors? Included. Those gold chairs everyone loses their minds over? Included. Gorgeous lighting? Included. I can hardly think of a thing that we asked Mike about that wasn't just a part of the deal. If you have been shopping venues, you know how rare THAT is. It was invaluable to have Mike around as the day of c... Read more

    katie

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  • Mike is a wedding coordinating saint! We began planning our wedding in February, and he met with us multiple times to discuss even the most miniscule details that we never even thought of. We didn't have a bridal party, so it was up to my sister and best friend to take care of all the details (rings, marriage certificate, details, decor, etc.). However, by the time they even got there, Mike had it all done and figured out. Ceremony decor, stage set up, bridal suite set up was all set up for us as soon as we got there. Oh, and it was freaking gorgeous! The tear down of everything was also so easy -- we probably were packed and ready to go within thirty minutes of our event ending. Also, the food was amazing, and Mike is one of the most flexible and accommodating vendors we have worked with.

    Diana

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  • Even if the Elysian Ballroom weren’t the single most gorgeous venue I’ve ever walked into, even if the food wasn’t the best I’ve ever eaten at a wedding, Mike Piper’s expertise would still have been worth every penny. But lucky for my husband and I, it’s all there. When we took our first tour, Mike exuded hospitality and a wealth of knowledge. After the tour, we made our decision to get married under that draped ballroom ceiling before the elevator had hit the ground floor. During every stage of the planning process, Mike answered our questions with ease and brought up things we wouldn’t have thought of – like how we probably shouldn’t plan for a garter toss if there were only going to be a handful of single male guests in attendance. He pretty much planned our whole wedding day timeline during a 30-minute meeting, including what order our family would walk up in. His exact words were, “On your wedding day, you should feel like a guest at your own party.” And we d... Read more

    Breanna

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  • We got married at the Elysian Ballroom in July 2017. Mike was great to work with and made the day of seamless! We had no problems and we were able to enjoy our wedding with no stress. All of our guests raved about the venue and said it was the best wedding they had been to. I would highly recommend the Elysian Ballroom to all brides!

    Leslie

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  • The Elysian Ballroom is a wonderful and gorgeous venue! Mike, the venue owner, was great to work with! He was very responsive in all of our email communications and made the whole wedding planning process a very smooth one. He had all the answers and help make our day stress free. The Elysian Ballroom was a one stop shop for us. We went with the in house catering, drink package, and DJ. We only had two outside vendors, which were for cake and photography. The food was great and we received a lot of very positive feedback on the food from our guests. I would highly recommend the Elysian Ballroom if you're looking for a very classic and romantic venue, with in house catering. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. And of course Mike is the best!

    Alyssa

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  • Having my wedding at the Elysian ballroom was the best decision. Mike Piper the venue manager is absolutely amazing! He is so organized and very quick to respond through email, as I had plenty of questions. It was wonderful to have someone so straightforward regarding pricing and other questions.

    Dorene

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  • Mike Piper, Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, and the Elysian Ballroom: Where does one begin to write a review for someone and someplace that has exceeded your every expectation beyond anything imaginable? … From first contact through all the preparations and planning, Mike Piper was professional and quickly responsive to all communication and questions regarding our ideas, thoughts, and suggestions and needs. He provided honest and most helpful advice at each step and more than accommodated our requests where possible. The venue provides a team of independent vendors to meet your every need and we used them all: Lisa McGuire of Crave Design who created and printed our invitations; Holland Photography mastery behind the camera; John Ross Music (DJ who acted as the master of ceremony and moved the events along); Papa Haydn’s Wedding Cake services; and An Affair to Remember featuring Mike Piper florals; each providing a level and quality of service difficult to find these days. T... Read more

    Adrienne

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  • The PERFECT place for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding! Mike and staff were superb in every aspect imaginable!! Every detail was handled to perfection and we could not have been any happier with such an incredibly awesome wedding venue! Don't look anyplace else, this is the place!!! You can relax and enjoy the day, it's a blessing and an honor to have found Mike and the Elysian Ballroom!!

    melissa

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  • The Elysian Ballroom is a beautiful venue in the heart of downtown. I first walked in and new that I had to be married in that venue. The decorations are perfect. Since it's already such a stunning venue, we ended up saving money on flowers and decorations because we didn't have to do as much to make it feel warm and special. Everyone commented on the venue, and Mike was so warm, amazing, and helpful. The food was really good too-even better the day of the wedding then on the tasting day. I would recommend this venue!

    lauren

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  • i can't say enough about how wonderful Mike and his team are. I got his name from a friend of a friend and had not idea what to expect. My husband and i were doing our wedding reception a year after the wedding. I did not care about the details.....flowers, colors, etc. We just wanted a party with great food, drinks, and music, and Mike delivered exactly what we had in mind - even more. He took all of the minute details (that I would have definitely overlooked) and gave us an amazing night. His venue, the Elysian Ballroom, in downtown Portland was the perfect setting. The food was OUT OF THIS WORLD - i had at least half of my guests ask who the caterer was and if they could hire them. The night flowed seamlessly and everyone had nothing but praise for what an outstanding venue we had chosen. I have to give all my thanks to Mike. He knew the answers before i even asked the questions. He was hands down the best planner i could have ever hoped to work with, and you won't be sor... Read more

    User6892627

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  • This was the perfect place for our wedding (06/19/16). Every detail was perfect from the decorations and lighting to the attentive staff. The ballroom reminded me of the timeless elegance of the Waldorf Astoria. Getting married at the Elysian Ballroom was the most amazing experience.

    Karen

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  • I cannot say enough great things about Mike Piper and the Elysian Ballroom. It was the perfect venue for our special day and Mike made sure everything ran smoothly, absolutely nothing went wrong because of Mike's attention to detail and his experience. The venue provided the perfect atmosphere for the glamour/vintage/old hollywood vibe that I was looking for, and the food was really, really good! I had so many guests tell me how much they loved our venue and the food. What's nice about Elysian is that all the food, beverages, tables, linens, etc are all in-house so you're not being charged a lot of extra fees for bringing all that in. I was amazed at how reasonably priced everything was. I'd definitely recommend Mike and the Elysian Ballroom to everyone!
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