Set in the heart of the Central Eastside Industrial District, The Redd is one of Portland’s boldest new event spaces – a proud celebration of the city’s industrial past; a forward-thinking culinary hub; and one of Oregon’s most unique and stylish wedding venues.
Housed in a former iron foundry dating back to 1917, The Redd’s loving restoration was completed in 2018 at the cost of $25 million. The 8,000 square-foot main hall can host up to 670 guests for a cocktail-style reception, or 350 for a ceremony and banquet.
The main hall’s industrial grandeur – assiduously maintained during a restoration which added chic modern touches will instantly enchant your guests. A giant green foundry press still proudly stands to the south of the hall: expect poured concrete floors, factory ceilings that stretch up to heaven, and walls clad in stunning local wood – including Port Orford cedar gifted by the Coquille Indian Tribe.
With high windows framing the room, natural light pours into the venue; while the steel girders and wooden ceiling beams are ideal for hanging light or floral installations. The Redd is that rare venue that offers a little bit of everything: it feels historic yet modern; understated yet characterful. Whether you choose to dress it up for your special day, or take it as it comes, you can bank on a venue that will take your breath away.
Plus, in terms of culinary credentials, few venues anywhere come close to The Redd. Historically, this part of town was a hub for agricultural goods and services – and The Redd was restored with a mission to ease the flow of food from farm to table. Redd West – right next door to our event space – provides storage, distribution and business development support for a number of innovative food entrepreneurs. Since opening doors, The Redd has become an integral part of Oregon’s food ecosystem.
So, as you’d expect, The Redd has a near-endless selection of catering partners, including several woman and minority-owned ventures. So, whether you want full-service caterers – who’ll provide furniture, bar service and staff – limited-service caterers, or just a food truck or two, The Redd has mouthwatering options to suit every taste.
Why not check out The Redd on Salmon Street’s website for yourself?
Getting Ready Rooms
The Big Dawn Wedding Suite – a 500 square-foot space tucked away from the main hall – can be used as a dressing room for the bridal party. It is also an ideal spot for hiding the bride before the ceremony, and can be used for last-minute makeup touch-ups and signing the marriage license.
Hosting a wedding at The Redd gives your guests the chance to soak up all Portland has to offer – after a weekend in this special city, many won’t want to leave.
Foodies will soon discover that Portland has a cornucopia of culinary delights – and the streets surrounding The Redd are blessed with vibrant bars and restaurants befitting the neighborhood’s gastronomic heritage.
We love the unctuous bowls of ramen at Afuri Izakaya, checking out the food carts at the hip Hawthorne Asylum, and the freshly roasted beans from Coava Coffee. If beer’s more your thing, you shouldn’t miss Produce Row Cafe – with its 24 taps, great outdoor space and beer-inspired bar menu, it’s a firm local favourite.
If all that eating’s got you feeling a little guilty, why not head out and explore Portland on foot? There are great walks all over the city: whether you choose to hit the waterfront, hike forest Forest Park or explore the quaint Alphabet district, you’re guaranteed an enjoyable stroll.
Despite its downtown Portland location, The Redd benefits from a 22,000 square-foot car park and plaza. There is space for up to 48 parked cars – the plaza can otherwise be used to house food trucks, host a standing reception during venue changeover, or host a tented wedding banquet for up to 600 guests.
- Customisable event space
- Fully ADA-accessible
- Extensive list of fully curated bar and catering options
- Dedicated event professional included in the venue fee
- 2,206 square-foot commercial kitchen
- Integrated audiovisual equipment – including microphone, projector and surround soun
- Car Park & outdoor space
The Redd does not have rooms attached – but its downtown location means you won’t be short of options when you’re ready to rest your head.
We love the trendy modern feel of The Hoxton (A), the Art Deco vibes at Hotel deLuxe (from $120) and the friendly feel of Kimpton RiverPlace (from $185) nestled right on the banks of the Willamette.
For a truly unique hotel experience, check out Caravan The Tiny House Hotel (from $145), a collection of six gingerbread houses set around a central courtyard – and the world’s first ‘tiny house’ hotel. Just make sure to pack light!
Rental fees depend on spaces reserved
The Redd’s chic industrial aesthetic lends itself ideally to wedding portraits, which can be taken in the main hall, The Big Dawn Wedding Suite, or out in the plaza – with the backdrop of vibrant mural artwork.
As a primarily indoor venue, The Redd is ideal for weddings all year round. That said, it benefits from extensive outdoor space in the form of the car park and plaza – well worth considering if you’re wedding at a warmer time of year.
The Redd’s 2,206 square-foot state-of-the-art commercial kitchen ensures that even the most intricate wedding banquet can be delivered without a hitch.
Venue Contact Info
Tess Blessman – Director of Events