When you get dressed in the morning, when you accessorize, when you define your space at the office, do you strive to make it “you”? Chances are, you do. There are some accoutrements you would never want to associate with your personal space, there are accessories you would never think to wear. And of course, there is that signature piece or color you can’t do without; all are elements of a style that is truly your own. You wouldn’t think of being someone who you aren’t, so why should your wedding be any different?
Venue Feature: Portland Center Stage @ The Armory
A Portland landmark since 1891, The Armory is currently home to Portland Center Stage. Artfully blending historical significance and modern aesthetics, PCS is a dramatic gem of an event facility. Features include rustic brick, graceful stair case, and cascading lights that give your celebration a celestial quality. With a Platinum LEED Certification, you can be sure your celebration has a light environmental impact and VIBRANT TABLE, a PCS preferred Caterer, will help you plan your event with ease.
PCS boasts seven rentable event spaces, including two theaters, a rehearsal hall and four lobbies. Availability is contingent upon show hours, but PCS staff are well-practiced schedulers — and the ability to host your event at such a unique facility is well worth some creative flexibility. With top of the line in-house AV capabilities, PCS is ideal for conferences, award ceremonies, and auctions. The naturally dramatic backdrop also makes it perfect for weddings, holiday parties and corporate celebrations.
Stats at a Glance
CAPACITY: 375 seated on two main lobbies
LOCATION: 128 NW 11 Avenue
As always, thank you to our photographer partners for generously allowing us to share their awesome skill and talent. You are the best!
Powers Studios: bridal party & reception setting from Mezzanine
Evrim Icoz Photography: “Historiscope” & header image
Andrea Lorimor Photography: select Vibrant Table hors d’oeuvres
Uncommon Muse Photography: GIANT rose composite by Vibrant Flowers
Visit our venue gallery for more images of Portland Center Stage.
Real Wedding: Claudia and Noah
Claudia and Noah’s wedding is the perfect combination of elegance and simplicity. With such a naturally stunning backdrop as Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Oregon, Claudia wisely realized that few extra embellishments are needed to provide that ‘wow’ factor. White table tops pop with centerpieces in bright reds, oranges, and pinks – and Claudia extends her budget dollars by reusing the bridesmaid bouquets in the table decor. She continues the theme for her wedding cake decor and I absolutely LOVE how Vibrant Table’s fabulous Page Winograd spruced up the ceremony gazebo. For herself, Claudia chose a classic, yet impressive, nosegay with roses, hydrangea, bupleurum, fern curls and smoke bush. Evrim Icoz – as always – did a fantastic job of capturing the grace and beauty of the big day.
Catering: Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Venue: Elk Cove Vineyards
Wedding Flowers & Décor: Vibrant Table
Photography: Evrim Icoz