Weddings

Weddings at historic Trinity Cathedral

 

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic revival cathedral located in trendy Northwest Portland. Conveniently located in the midst of bustling downtown, this beautiful ceremony venue for church weddings large or small is just steps away from some of Portland's best reception venues (and has its own reception space if you prefer to stay), and features onsite parking.

 

Trinity is LGBTQ-affirming and is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity, religious background, or socio-economic circumstance, and you do not need to be an Episcopalian to have your wedding in this stunning historic building.

Trinity’s grand sanctuary is perfect for your fairytale wedding of up to 800 guests, and its intimate chapel is a warm & inviting space for smaller ceremonies. Trinity offers couples access to a number of additional services in order to assist with day-of coordination and, if needed, reception assistance.

 

This certified nonprofit organization sends all of its proceeds from weddings to the cathedral’s maintenance & upkeep, in order to continue thriving in its role as Portland's cathedral.

 

Facilities and Capacity

With its ability to host up to 800 guests in its sanctuary and 100 guests in the chapel, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is the ideal setting for both large and small weddings. Some of its facilities & amenities include:

  • Ballroom

  • Banquet hall

  • Get-ready rooms

  • Dance floor

  • Bridal suite

  • Professional-grade kitchen

  • Onsite parking

  • Wheelchair accessibility

 

Services Offered

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral offers a number of helpful services in order to provide couples with a memorable experience. Some of these services include:

  • Rehearsal

  • Clergy officiant

  • Premarital preparation

  • Onsite day-of wedding coordinator

  • Grand piano/pianist

  • Pipe organ/organist

  • Singer or solo instrumentalist

  • Choir

  • In-house floral arranging

  • In-house catering

  • Event planner

 

Other Services

Trinity offers additional services in order to help with a smooth wedding ceremony and reception, including:

  • Flatware

  • Glassware

  • Linens

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • Furniture

  • Lighting/sound

  • Cleanup

  • WiFi connection

  • Outside vendors accepted

 

Location

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is located in Northwest Portland, only 25 minutes away from Portland International Airport and conveniently situated near public transit (light rail, streetcar, and bus lines). Situated between the popular Pearl District, Slabtown, NW 23rd Ave, and Goose Hollow neighborhoods.

 

Trinity is within walking distance of some of Portland's finest downtown hotels, including Hotel deLuxe, McMenamin's Crystal Hotel, and the Sentinel.

 

History

Trinity dates back to the 1840s, when it was one of the first parishes established in Portland for the large population of overland immigrants who poured into the area from the Oregon Trail. As more people settled in Portland after the Civil War and the church gathered a larger base of regular members, the building, too, expanded. Together, Trinity’s parishioners purchased a vacant lot on 6th & Oak in SW Portland, and created extra space for the church’s growing occupancy, adding stained glass windows, and building its iconic steeple complete with a bell made from melted down cannons.

 

In 1902, the original building was destroyed in a fire, and parishioners decided to rebuild a few blocks away at NW 19th Street. The new cathedral that stands proudly in the heart of Northwest Portland was erected in 1906. As a result of this communal collaboration to rebuild and expand, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is an impressive architectural representation of the community’s resilience & unity and is an iconic piece of Portland history.

 

What’s the next step?


If you're interested in getting married at Trinity, please review the fee structure, and then contact Shannon Tilton to check availability on your desired dates.
 

 

Have other questions?

Contact Shannon Tilton, Member Relations & Event Specialist.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

147 NW 19th Avenue (at NW Everett)

Portland, OR 97209

503-222-9811

cathedral@trinity-episcopal.org

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