The Historic Overlook House, a handsome brick
and stucco Tudor residence built in 1927 sits on top of more than
one acre of landscaped beauty. Located in the Overlook neighborhood,
with views of the Willamette River and the West Hills, the mature
trees and shrubs provide a screen for a more intimate setting.
The back yard is lined with perennial gardens.
A rose covered trellis
creates a focal point for a romantic outdoor wedding or reception
in summer or early fall. The Overlook House is a perfect venue
for your wedding, reception, anniversary party, business retreat
or any special event that deserves a beautiful and unique setting,
in the heart of the city but off the beaten path.
and grounds are adaptable for indoor or outdoor events. Furniture
and rooms can be arranged to fit your needs. Chairs, tables, dishes
and silverware are available for your guests, along with a full
and cozy kitchen for food preparation, do-it-yourself or by your
Historic Overlook House is minutes from downtown Portland or the
airport. We invite you to join us for our Open House every Tuesday
evening from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Reservations are not necessary, but
if you phone or email ahead, we will know to expect you
Capacity for indoor events is 75; outdoor, 150.
The house is an air-conditioned, nonsmoking facility, perfect
for all seasons.
The grounds and first floor of the house are wheelchair
accessible with an ADA bathroom facility.
You are welcome to bring in your own caterer, peruse our list
of vendors, or do it yourself. Please let us know ahead of time
who your vendors will be and a general time line for your event.
This will help our staff attendant to be aware of some of your
View our GENERAL TIME LINE (PDF file)
The Historic Overlook House is a blank canvas on which you
can create your event masterpiece. It comes equipped with an
assortment of features: chairs, tables, dishes, silverware,
coffee makers, punchbowls and more.
View our INVENTORY LIST
View our WEDDING INVENTORY
LIST (PDF file)
Please respect that the Overlook House is located in a residential
neighborhood. Loud music will jeopardize our relationship with
DJs/Bands/Musicians must sign Overlook House Music Contract
prior to event.
DJs/Bands/Musicians that abuse our useage rules will not be
Music cannot be audible beyond the Overlook House grounds.
Outside Dance Music ( 90dba) must cease outside at 9:00 p.m.
Last dance announcement no later than 8:55pm.
Light background Music (70 Dba or less) is permitted outside
See OH Music Contract for Map and details.(Download
DOC File 503kb)
Music is permitted inside until 10:00 pm. Dancing INSIDE is
permitted only in the Multi-Purpose-Room, or basement. The basement
is available if the $100 additional basement fee is paid for
Alcohol is permitted with proof of a licensed OLCC server and
host liquor liability insurance. Only the OLCC licensed server(s)
can pour the alcohol. See contract for more details.
View our SECTION
OF THE CONTRACT ABOUT ALCOHOL
Functional, warm and cozy full kitchen with stove, refrigerator
and dishwasher will accommodate all your needs for your upcoming
Your Rental Time:
During your event a staff attendant will be at your service
for the duration of your event to answer questions, clarify
policies and deal with emergencies. For weddings, it's best
to assign a reliable and knowledgeable contact person who is
not a part of the ceremony, to work with the attendant.
Your paid rental time includes the set up and break down of
all decorations and furnishings for your event. Including those
belonging to the Overlook House, anything you rent from outside
vendors and your own items.
We require you to return the house furnishings back as you found
them, remove all your trash and recyclables to the dumpster
and take all your belongings with you.
Here is a list of things you are responsible for upon check
out with your staff attendant. CHECK
OUT LIST (PDF file)
Equipment rented from outside vendors such as chairs, tables,
dishes, linens etc., should be stacked in the back of the house,
off the grass, and ready for the rental company to pick up by
9am the following morning.
Types of Events: