Elegance & Charm.

Rich interior colors, soft lighting, 14′ ceiling and beautiful maple floors define the spacious ballroom to create a warm and charming environment.

Your rental of The North Star Ballroom includes the main ballroom, bar/salon, dressing room, cafe room/kids room, warming kitchen and catering prep room. The ballroom offers a stage, sound system and theatrical lighting. The entire space is equipped with central heating and air conditioning. It is also ADA accessible.

“As with their other property, the much larger Revolution Hall, Cradock and co-owner Jim Brunberg plan to maintain [North Star Ballroom’s] vintage design. But they are changing the name, to Polaris Hall—the formal astrological term for the actual North Star.A popular wedding location, the hall will also remain available to rent for private events. Mississippi Studios will use the venue primarily for community-oriented events they’re unable to accommodate at the main venue. (Cradock says the ballroom is roughly the same size.) In addition, they will book about 30 concerts per year, mostly of the acoustic variety.

After honoring the events booked prior to the sale, Cradock says the venue will close for about two months in early 2018 for renovations, which will include returning the vaulted ceiling the building once had.”

– Willamette Week


Rates & Rentals

With over 4,000 square feet of event space, the North Star Ballroom can accommodate a wide range of activities including:

  • Ceremonies & Receptions
  • Holiday & Private Parties
  • Fund Raisers & Auctions
  • Memorials
  • Reunions

Saturday rates range between $2,300 for 100 guests or less to $2,700 for 200 guests. Non-Saturday Discount Rates between $1900 for 100 guests and $2300 for 200 guests. Included in your rate is the use of the grand ballroom, salon/bar, warming kitchen, prep room, cafe/kids room and dressing room for a total of 8 hours, including set-up and break down. We provide tables and chairs as well as their set-up and break down.

We allow outside catering or self-catering. We allow OLCC licensed businesses to offer beverage service from our lounge bar with approved certificates of insurance and a current OLCC off-premise service license.

We charge no extra fees for corkage or sound system to ensure the most flexibility at the most affordable rate.

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“We held our wedding reception at the Northstar Ballroom last summer, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone! Leslie, the manager, was so sweet and helpful and accommodating with everything from catering and setup recommendations to being super flexible with our scheduling for checking out the space, setup and cleanup. It’s a charming old-timey venue that hardly needs any decoration. There are all kinds of interesting nooks and crannies that give you creative options for using the space. We had a very tight budget, but we still wanted to throw a great party and it was important to us to find a space where we could bring in our own food and drinks, and be able to stay late and not worry about noise restrictions. The Northstar fulfilled all of that and our guests totally loved it.”
– Beth V.

“I had my wedding at the Northstar Ballroom in May and we had a fantastic time. The Northstar is basically just a great big room with wood floors and an old-Portland feel. They also have a full bar and a huge downstairs, to accommodate any bar tending/catering that might be needed for your event. Growing up in Portland made this the perfect place to have our ceremony/reception.”
– Mike S.

“We chose the Nortstar Ballroom for our wedding in September 2011 and it was the perfect choice. We were looking for a laid-back venue where guests could relax and have a good time. We also had a tight budget and the Northstar worked perfectly for allowing us to customize the day with food, beverages, and decorations to suit our taste. The venue itself had old-school charm and beautiful details that were perfect for the feel we wanted for the big day.”
– Cate K.

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