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					About Park Weddings
Parks and gardens provide lovely settings for outdoor weddings. The City of Portland has 180 parks that can be reserved for weddings and/or receptions. While weddings may be scheduled in a picnic site, receptions cannot be scheduled in a wedding garden. City Code requires that a permit be obtained for any wedding in a public park where guests are invited. Please remember that parks belong to everyone, and all are welcome to enjoy them. Areas cannot be roped off or otherwise isolated from general public access. At most outdoor locations, birdseed and/or bubbles are the only items approved for showering the happy couple after they have taken their vows. Only bubbles are permitted in the Washington Park rose gardens, and rice may not be used in any park site.

or other exceptions to a simple outdoor wedding, you will need a Special Use Permit as well as a Noise Variance permit. Noise Variance permits are issued by the Noise Control Of cer at the Of ce of Neighborhood Involvement, 503-823-7350. Garbage: Please leave your area clean and remove your own garbage and decorations so that the next wedding couple will nd the wedding area ready for their ceremony. Decorations are not allowed in the wedding gardens. Tents, canopies and awnings are not allowed in wedding gardens, however, they may be allowed at other park sites with the park supervisor’s approval. If approved, the Permittee must supply these items. Weddings are not permitted at the Japanese Gardens, Pittock Acres, Portland International Raceway or the municipal golf courses.
Peninsula Park Rose Garden Gazebo

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Shakespeare Garden..........................$222.75 (Limit 75 people, 12 chairs on the hard surface only)

Note: Chairs must be at-footed and supplied by the permittee. Wedding gardens may be reserved for your ceremony during one of the following three time periods: •10:00 AM – 12:00 PM •2:00 PM – 4:00 PM •6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The times before, between and after the above hours must remain free for non-event park visitors. The Washington Park Rose Gardens are not available for weddings during Rose Festival and Washington Park Concert Series. Vehicle access, tents, canopies and awnings are prohibited. No food or beverage is allowed unless intended for use by the bride and groom as part of the ceremony.

Fees
$48.50 Application/Processing Fee (This fee is non-refundable and increases if reservation is made less than 10 working days in advance). $120.00 Wedding in a park. (or as indicated) $19.50 Electricity Fee (where available) $125.00 Refundable Damage Deposit for Hoyt Arboretum $100.00 Refundable Key Deposit (If returned within 48 hours) Note: Please see the Picnic Brochure for fees and conditions when scheduling a reception at one of our picnic sites.

Reservations
Wedding permits are issued for the current calendar year only. Reservations are taken beginning the rst business day after the New Year and are processed on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Walk-in customers are given priority. Reservations for receptions at a picnic site can be made at the same time as wedding reservations. If you are planning a park reception only, please see our Picnic Brochure. Reservations may be made: • In person at: Portland Parks & Recreation Customer Service Center 1120 SW 5th Avenue (First Floor) Portland, OR 97204 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM By phone: 503-823-2525 (with Visa or MasterCard) By FAX: 503-823-2515 (with Visa or MasterCard)

General Rules & Information
Alcohol Use: It is unlawful to possess or consume alcoholic beverages of any kind in Portland parks without a permit. Underage consumption of alcohol is not legal at any location. No food or beverage is allowed in our wedding gardens unless the beverage is a part of the wedding ceremony for the bride and groom only. Music & Ampli cation Systems: If you have radios, tape/CD or record players, remember to keep the sound at a level that will not offend other park users. Noise that is only audible within the boundaries of your area is acceptable. Additional restrictions apply at some locations. If you are planning live entertainment with ampli ed sound, use of a public address system,

Other Featured Gardens & Locations
There are several other parks and garden settings for your outdoor wedding that may be scheduled anytime during park hours. Only one wedding will be allowed per park per day, except at Washington Park Rose Garden. (Due to their popularity, these sites should be reserved well in advance). • Peninsula Park Rose Garden & Gazebo ............................................................. $278.50 N. Albina Street & Ainsworth Street (Limit 100 people, 12 chairs) Mt. Tabor Summit............................ $120.00 SE 60th Avenue & Salmon Street (Limit 100 people, 12 chairs) Hoyt Arboretum 4000 SW Fairview Blvd. (Limit 100 people) Hoyt Meadow...................................... $125.00 Hoyt Picnic Shelter............................. $200.00 (minimum fee)

Washington Park Wedding Gardens
The wedding gardens are located in the heart of beautiful Washington Park at 400 SW Kingston Blvd. Due to their popularity, these sites should be reserved well in advance. Weddings scheduled in our wedding gardens are limited to simple, stand-up wedding ceremonies. However, a small number of chairs may be allowed for elderly and/ or disabled guests. • Gold Medal Garden.......................... $167.25 (Limit 25 people; 6 chairs on the hard surface only)

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Portland Memory Garden ............ $167.25 SE 99 AVE & SE Powell BLVD. (Limit 100 people, 12 chairs) Washington Park Amphitheater ... $1,225 400 SW Kingston BLVD. (Limit 2000 people) Mt. Tabor Amphitheater .............. $278.50 SE Salmon ST. east of SE 60 AVE (Limit 500 people) Rocky Butte Summit .................... $120.00 (Limit 100 people) Council Crest Summit ................. $120.00 (Limit 100 people) South Waterfront Park .................. $222.75 (Limit 150 people) •
Washington Park Gold Medal Garden

Oaks Pioneer Church / Smile Station 455 SE Spokane Street, 503-233-1497 Smile Station, 503-234-3570 Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Highway, 503-823-2787 Located in Multnomah Village, the Center’s 1920s vintage auditorium is an ideal reception area accommodating up to 500 people. Tables, chairs, stage, kitchen, outdoor courtyard with picnic tables, piano, and public address system are available. Sellwood Community Center 1436 SE Spokane Street, 503-823-3195 Ten blocks from Oaks Pioneer Church, this Victorian-style building comfortably accommodates 100 people. Sellwood Community Center has a kitchen, meeting room, upstairs gymnasium and a lobby space with a decorative replace. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden SE 28th Avenue & Woodstock Blvd., 503-771-8386 Located on the East side of the Eastmoreland Golf Course, this lovely seven-acre garden provides a beautiful setting for weddings and receptions. World Forestry Center 4033 SW Canyon Road, 503-228-1367 The World Forestry Center is located just west of the Oregon Zoo.
Cover photo: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Revised: 12/18/2007

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How to reserve a park for your wedding
• Portland Parks & Recreation’s Customer Service Center - 503-823-2525

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If your permit, additional signs and passes have been received in the Customer Service Center 3 working days or more before the scheduled event, you may receive a full refund of all but the Application/Processing Fee. If your permit, additional signs and passes have been received in the Customer Service Center 3 working days or less before the event, you may receive a 50% refund of all but the Application/Processing Fee.

Cancellation & Rescheduling
You may cancel your permit at anytime by contacting the Customer Service Center. Refunds are only issued when the permit and additional signs and passes are returned to the Customer Service Center before the scheduled event date. When these items are received, a refund may be issued under the following guidelines:

We allow you one opportunity to reschedule your event without additional application fees. All Application/Processing fees are non-refundable.

Other Event Locations
Contact each of the following sites individually for information on fees, rules and/or to make rental arrangements: Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 503-823-9503 The Manor House at Leach Botanical Gardens features a wedding chapel complete with French doors, heavy beams, a large chandelier, and a piano. The chapel can comfortably accommodate 85 people. Weather permitting, the doors can be opened onto a lawn and formal gardens. Kitchen facilities, serving area, and changing rooms are available. Reservations are for six-hour periods, including setup and cleanup.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman Director Zari Santner www.PortlandParks.org PP&R Customer Service Center office located on the first floor 1120 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1302 Portland, OR 97204 Tel: (503) 823-2525 Fax: (503) 823-2515 open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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