World Trade Center Portland - Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: Can we bring our own caterer?
A: The World Trade Center Portland has an on-site Executive Chef that takes care of all of your catering needs. We do not allow outside caterers or food to be brought in.

Q: Do we have to select from the menus in your packet?
A: The menus in our packet are our standard menus that you can select from and will give you an idea of what we offer, as well as our price range. Our Executive Chef is also more than happy to customize a menu to meet your specific vision and needs.

Q: What is your gratuity?
A: We have a standard 21% service charge on all catering and audio visual expenditures.

Q: Can we bring in liquor?
A: The World trade Center Portland holds the liquor license and liability; therefore, we need to provide all of the liquor. Our bar provides all liquor, which is billed to the client on consumption.

Q: Do you have a corkage fee for wine?
A: Yes, there is a $20 corkage fee per bottle.

Q: Is there parking available?
A: We have a full parking garage right below our building off of Taylor Street.

M-F 6:30am – 4:00pm – $5 an hour with a max of $18 per day

Evenings 
M-W
Thursday
Friday

Weekends 
Saturday
Sunday

After 4:30pm 
$3 flat
$4 flat
$5 flat

Day Rate
$5 flat
$4 flat all day

After 8pm
$5 flat
$7 flat
 

 
$7 flat

Your guests can either pay when they enter or leave, or you can arrange to host the parking for your guests.

Q: Can I use whatever vendors I wish? 
A: The World Trade center Portland has a list of trusted vendors, however, you may choose whomever you wish. You will need to discuss your final vendor choices with your Event Coordinator.

Q: Are there hotels nearby? 
A: Yes, there are many hotels nearby. Several of them give discounted room rates to World Trade Center Portland clients. 

Weddings

Q: What is your room rental?
A: It depends on the type of event and the time of year. April through October the prices for weddings are $800 for the ceremony, $2,600 for the reception. November through March prices are $600 for the ceremony and $1,600 for the reception.

Q: Do you rent the space for ceremonies only?
A: We do not rent the space for ceremonies only.

Q: Do you have a minimum?
A: We do have a minimum of 150 people on Saturdays April through October or a catering minimum of $5,700. Our regular minimum on off dates is 75 people and a catering minimum of $36 per person.

Q: What is the time limit for our event?
A: We generally do not hold multiple weddings in one day, so the day is yours! You can let us know when you would like your event to start and we take it from there. We allow five hours for reception time and one hour for ceremony time. You can also come in earlier in the day (three hours prior to event start time) to decorate, place the centerpieces, etc.

Q: If I have my ceremony there, do you provide a room for the bridal party?
A: Yes, we have a bridal room as well as a room for the groom.

Q: Is there a deposit?
A: Yes, there is a 25% deposit of the estimated total with the initial contract, followed by another 25% deposit sixty days before your wedding. Both deposits will be applied toward the total final cost. We process the final payment three business days before your wedding date. Any additional costs incurred but not anticipated in advance will be due and payable at the conclusion of the event.

Corporate

Looking for Corporate Event or other non-wedding pricing? Please call us at 503.464.8688 or email us at wt.conference.center@pgn.com.

Q: What is the time limit for our event?
A: You can let us know when you would like your event to start and we take it from there.

Q: Is there a deposit?
A: Yes, a 25% deposit is required upon reservation of the event and will be applied toward the total final cost. Payment of the total estimated cost is due not less than three (3) business days prior to the event. Any additional costs incurred but not anticipated in advanced will be due and payable at the conclusion of the event.