Affectionately known as the Schnitz or the Schnitzer, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall has a special place in Portland’s heart. True to it’s 1928 theatre history, it sits almost at the top of the slope on Broadway and it’s fabulous marquee lights up the street most nights. Even though it’s where Portland dresses up for live theatre and incredible concerts, it is also available for weddings. Having covered a few weddings there over the years, I have to say it has a great and different ambiance than any other venue in town. There are the afternoon affairs with all of the high ceilinged light you could ask for and there are the elegant evening events with the gold edges shimmering in the softer light. Some people close off the street next to the Schnitz for a cool urban cocktail hour while a very formal dining room is set inside. Elegant dressing rooms, sweeping staircases, you name it. Plenty of room for rowdy dancing to live music, too. They can also put your names on that incredible marquee… plan on photos out front, ok?
Make your wedding your own but if you have a flair for the dramatic, the Schnitz might be the very best place in Portland. Come downtown and check it out! ;0)