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The Salem Convention Center | Salem Wedding Venue | Oregon

The Salem Convention Center

Wedding Venue Visit - Salem, OR

200 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

I love touring wedding venues throughout Oregon and Washington! It's a great way for me to get antiquated with the venue before a wedding. Plus, I get to share these new, upcoming and unique wedding venues with all of you! Recently I exhibited in the Willamette Valley Wedding Show at The Salem Convention Center and I was super impressed by it. After the show I wanted to learn more, so I set up a tour with their sales and catering manager, Sarah.

Month of Visit: March

Weather that day: Cloudy and Some Sun


Located in the heart of downtown Salem, The Salem Convention Center, offers more than 30,000 square feet of space for people to gather and celebrate. The venue is a host to weddings, social events, quinceaneras, meetings, multiple-day conventions, workshops and more.

The Salem Convention Center also cares about the planet. First they are LEED-EB Silver Certified and their interior is built with local recycled materials (all from within a 500 mile radius of Salem). Second, they have been as an EarthWISE business since 2008. To do so they had to meet criteria for recycling, waste reduction and prevention, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy efficiency and conservation, and water pollution prevention.

General Info

Salem Wedding Venue Type: Ballroom

Indoor: Yes

Outdoor: No

Maximum Capacity: 500

# of event spaces: 6 - Willamette Foyer, Willamette Ballroom, Croisan Ballroom, Gallery, Santiam Ballroom, Boardroom

Parking: On-site and additional parking one block away

What's Included:

Reception Ballroom

Banquet Tables

Cocktail & Bistro Tables

Banquet Chairs

Linens & Napkins

Glassware, Dishware, Silverware

Glass Vase Centerpieces & Votives with Candles

Catered Dinner (Served or Buffet)

Bar Setup & Bartender

Wired Microphone for Toasts

Cake Cutting Service

Catering Staff

Catering Coordinator

Coordinator for Out of Town Guestrooms at the Grand Hotel

Complimentary Parking in our Underground Parking Garage

Additional Package Upgrades Available:

Ceremony Space, Dance Floor, Staging for Ceremony, Head & Cake Table

Drape Behind Stage, Honeymoon Suite at the Adjoining Grand Hotel, Hand Passed Appetizer Servers, Champagne & Sparkling Cider Toast, Photo Booth & Operator, Charger Plates, Tasting, Uplights, Getting Ready Suite to Prepare Hair & Makeup at the adjoining Grand Hotel, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Brunch,

Photo Highlights:

I love the foyer, it has a modern industrial feel and let's in so much great light. Inside the Willamette is warm with cool light treatments. The outside of the building makes a great backdrop, as well as the surrounding downtown. Plus, the capital is a very short car ride away which is a great landmark for photos all year round, and even more amazing when the trees out front are in bloom.

Other Cool Features:

I love that this venue does so much of the work for you. From tables and linens, to food and decor. They will even help you plan a place to spend the wedding night and it's just next door at their hotel partner, The Grand Hotel (pictured below).

Open Houses/Tastings:

Yes they have open houses, check their website, Facebook, or Instagram for upcoming events, or reach out to schedule your own personal tour with Sarah!


In-House Vendors:

*Required to use

Preferred Vendors:

Yes! Just ask, and they would be happy to give you a list of their favorite vendors for any part of your wedding day.

Outside Vendors:

Are always welcome, but they encourage you to check out their preferred vendor list.

Looking for a Salem wedding or event photographer?

Contact me now to schedule your no-obligation consultation! I can't to chat!


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