Blockhouse Portland Wedding
Do you feel like you have to choose between the city or the woods for an Oregon wedding? Blockhouse Portland is a wedding venue that brings a burst of nature into the middle of the city. At Anni and Michael’s magical wedding, they celebrated with friends and family surrounded by lush plants and thoughtful details.
Blockhouse Portland is a unique wedding venue because it’s actually located inside Pomarius Nursery. You walk through a winding greenhouse full of houseplants and succulents to get to the venue space. Needless to say, the glass roof of the greenhouse lets in beautiful natural light, and it’s so charming with lights strung overhead at night. Because of its size, I would say Blockhouse Portland is ideal for weddings with a smaller guest count, (Up to 50) micro weddings, and elopements.
In the greenhouse, ceremonies feel cozy and whimsical amid the plants. Florals can be as simple or elaborate as you prefer in such a lush space. The patio allows comfortable seating for about 40 guests. None of your guests will feel stuck in the back or like they have to strain to hear the ceremony.
The reception space is just as intimate. Guests sit at long wooden tables that are perfect for the setting. Candles and flowers make a Blockhouse Portland reception enchanting. There are quiet corners where couples can sneak away to be present with each other too. After all, those little moments are just as important as the big ones.
Although Blockhouse Portland has lots of places for couples to hide away, Anni and Michael’s wedding planner Morgan pointed out that it requires some careful planning. The venue is so intimate. Couples can grab some magical in-between moments, but the layout makes it so you have to be careful not to ruin the element of surprise for guests.
Anni and Michael’s Magical Wedding
Anni and Michael thought through every detail of their Blockhouse Portland wedding. Succulents bordered their invitations, setting the tone for the wedding day. Anni and Michael showed their love by giving considerate gifts to each other and their family members. After the first look, Anni and Michael made time to sit together and reflect on their relationship privately. That effort to prioritize each other speaks to who they are as a couple.
Even though Blockhouse is already a full space, Anni and Michael made it their own with a red and gold color scheme. Annie wore champagne shoes and a gold headpiece that her grandma wore at her own wedding years later. (How COOL is that?! I love when couples add thoughtful details to their day!) Family members and the wedding party wore autumn shades of red. Fluffy red flowers and eucalyptus trailed across the reception tables. Miniature pumpkins added some fun to the tablescape! The atmosphere was festive and full of love.
Thanks to all the vendors who made Anni and Michael’s wedding so special!
Second Shooter: Courtney Hellen Photography
Planner: MH Events
Hair & Makeup: Heidi Artistry
Florist: Scarlet Blooms
Catering: Devils Food Catering
Rentals: The Party Place
DJ: John Ross Music and Production
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