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Weddings at Marylhurst

Now accepting inquiries & reservations for 2018 

Hold your wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception on our campus

Weddings at Marylhurst UniversityNestled in the hillside between West Linn and Lake Oswego, this historic campus offers a unique setting for your special day. The beautifully wooded campus features historic brick buildings by noted local architect Josef Jacobberger, plenty of open green space, and indoor event venues for over 300 guests.

Our professional and friendly staff, including on-site catering by Bon Appetit, will provide you with personal assistance to ensure the success of your event. Together with the full-service wedding planner of your choice, we will help you host an unforgettable day. We invite you to contact us for a private showing.

Only a few weekends to choose from; reserve yours today!

The following weekends are currently available for your wedding. (A deposit holds your preferred date.)

June 29-July 1
July 6-8
July 13-15
July 20-22
July 27-29
August 3-5
August 10-12
August 17-19
August 24-26

While these weekends are reserved for weddings at Marylhurst, other dates may be available. Just ask!

Marylhurst is a beautiful place to have a wedding! The catering staff did a great job and communicated well.
– Karma M.

Wedding Packages

Your wedding package gives you access to our wedding venues for 4 hours Friday, all day Saturday, and 4 hours on Sunday.

Indoor venues $4500
– St. Anne’s Chapel + Hawthorn Room

Outdoor venue $2500
– Designated outdoor space (exclusions apply)
– Use of one indoor space for storage

Weddings at Marylhurst University near Portland OregonAbout our Wedding Venues

St. Anne’s Chapel, built in 1968, originally functioned as the spiritual center on campus, almost exclusively used for Catholic Mass and other religious ceremonies. No longer officially affiliated with the Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Chapel is a versatile event venue, hosting concerts, speakers and weddings. Located near the campus entrance, it provides a clear destination for your guests. Seating capacity in the chapel is 315, and the entrance features a generous lobby. The bridal dressing rooms are located on the lower level, giving you privacy from arriving guests. [sound system, ADA, restrooms]

The Hawthorn Room initially served as a gathering place for resident students. Built in the 1960s, this venue is now a perfect setting for a catered sit-down meal. A bank of floor-to-ceiling, east-facing windows open onto a patio for additional space for your festivities.

Other Wedding Venue Options

St. Anne’s Chapel and Hawthorn Room are part of our wedding package, but if you prefer any of our other event spaces, we can switch them out if those spaces are available for your dates. The price would stay the same as part of the package.  Feel free to view our other event venue spaces.

FAQs about Weddings at Marylhurst

What does the venue price include?
Venue rental includes scheduled access for vendor set-up and break-down, scheduled access for guests on the day of the event, full use of designated areas on the day of the event, [dressing rooms for bride and groom], parking for guests and vendors, use of Marylhurst University Events A/V equipment, directional on-campus signage for guests, general clean-up of spaces post event.

Weddings at Marylhurst University near Portland OregonFees do not include any decoration or day of coordinating, use of furniture, set-up or break-down of rented pieces. Security personnel are required to be on campus for the duration of the event. Any time beyond normal campus security hours will be charged to the customer on a per hour basis. Customer is responsible for removal of any decorative or rented items from venues following event.

I want to have an outdoor wedding. Is there a rain-location included in my reservation?
Clients are welcome to reserve an indoor location on campus for use in case of inclement weather. ‘Outdoor Venue Package’ does not include indoor space except dressing room and small storage space. Additional booking costs will apply.

Is there enough parking available on campus for my guests?
Yes! Our campus has over 600 parking spaces, all open for guests and vendors to use.

Weddings at Marylhurst University near Portland OregonWe don’t want to hire a DJ. Does Marylhurst have a sound system available?
Yes! The Hawthorn Room is equipped with a sound system. We have a variety of audio visual equipment that is available for use during your event. These can be reserved at no extra cost, but need to be designated on your reservation details. Client will be held liable for any missing or damaged equipment following event.

We have (or have guests with) a very strict diet. Can Bon Appetit Catering accommodate special requests?
Bon Appetit offers many flexible options for dietary needs. Create a custom menu with them—everything they make is delicious!

We aren’t planning to hire a Wedding Planner. Can you work directly with us?
Though we trust that our clients are organized and competent folks, we require our wedding clients to work through a licensed, professional, full-service Wedding Planner to alleviate the stress for all parties. It helps our event team to have one dedicated contact, especially someone that has worked with us in the past and can help your event go smoothly from start to finish. Check out our list of Recommended Wedding Planners & Vendors. They are all awesome, and can provide you with dedicated attention.

Of course, choosing a Wedding Planner is a very personal matter. Clients are more than welcome to hire a different Wedding Planner, just be sure to provide their current business license.

Once the venue reservation is confirmed, your designated Wedding Planner will be our point of contact (and yours!) for all of the reservation details and questions that may arise.
Weddings at Marylhurst University near Portland Oregon
Okay, I’m sold! How do we book a reservation?
Simply fill out the Wedding Info Request Form to give us a few details about yourself and our Events Team will be in touch to set up a meeting! If you’re not able to visit campus for the first meeting, we can discuss details over the phone. If you have any specific questions not addressed here they can be sent to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Request Information about our Wedding Venues and Options

Photographs by:
Blaine+Bethany Photography
Serendipity Photography