Imagine the fun you and your guests will have at the Kennedy School, a 1911 building that was lauded by Ladies' Home Journal for its innovative one-story architecture, back in the day. Today, visitors stay overnight in classrooms-turned-guestrooms (complete with original chalkboards), have a bite to eat in the old cafeteria (now our Courtyard Restaurant) and grab a drink in either the Honors Bar or the Detention bar, depending on your mood. And that's just the beginning.

We have several event spaces, both indoors and out, from which you can choose, accommodating up to 200 guests. It is a wedding venue unlike any other — and no one will be sent to the principal's office, we promise. (Just don't start a food fight at the reception.) 

Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-3286 or (888) 249-3983

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WHY McMENAMINS?

  • No additional room fee once the food and beverage minimum is reached.

  • The food and beverage minimum includes wait staff and bartenders, indoor tables and chairs, china, flatware, glassware, and linens.

  • Full onsite catering alongside McMenamins handcrafted ales, wines and spirits.

Planning Toolbox

  • Floor Plans & Specs (PDF)
  • Onsite Attractions
  • Green Initiatives
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Kennedy School Wedding Spaces

Agnes Kennedy White Library
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  • Capacity up to 15 people
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  • Capacity up to 100 people
  • Room is available for day use only, Monday thru Friday
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  • Capacity up to 40 people
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  • Capacity up to 112 people
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Gymnasium Courtyard
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  • Capacity up to 112 people
  • Outdoor venue
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Kennedy School Theater
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  • Capacity up to 200 people
  • Room is available for day use only, Monday thru Friday
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Martha Jordan Room
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  • Capacity up to 40 people
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Mina Parsons Room
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  • Capacity up to 40 people
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WeddingWire McMenamins Kennedy School Reviews, Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations in Portland - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner
 

McMenamins Kennedy School Reviews
 

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We could not have asked for a more wonderful time. Everything was perfect and it was so nice that our out of town guests were able to stay at the venue. 

Theresa & James, Bride & Groom

I had such a blast at my wedding and really appreciate the Kennedy School and the staff for having such incredible event space and service! I could not have asked for any better! Thank you!

Bethany & Jon, Bride & Groom

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