Elder Hall works to connect people and ideas through all kinds of intimate gatherings around the table. Equipped with a commercial kitchen and a completely flexible dining room, The Hall is perfect for whatever your event entails. Beautiful wooden farm tables provide communal style dining flanked by windsor style wood chairs at the tables and on the walls. The tables can be configured and customized for any type of special event, seated or standing. A beautiful cedar topped mobile bar allows for a customized bar experience for your party. Large roll up door provides lots of natural light and can be opened to enjoy patio style seating and a fire pit. A Portland made Beckel Canvas tent equipped with a wood stove and Edison bulbs is available to rent as a extension of the space. Menus are highly seasonal and each one is customized for you and your party. The Hall is equipped with WiFi and a Bluetooth enabled sound system, projector and pop-up projection screen. Elder Hall is available to rent 7 days/nights a week, 8am-12am. Maximum seating capacity is 54, standing is 75. Reserved parking is also available for a fee.
Offering an intimate, inviting space to celebrate life's important occasions is at the heart of what we do. We conceived Elder Hall with the idea of bringing people together to share stories, break bread and make memories. We can't think of any gathering as joyous as a wedding. Because it's a really big deal, we focus on the smallest of details to make your party go off without a hitch.
The first thing your'll notice when you step through the doors of Elder Hall is that it feels like walking into a friend's house. Our Shaker-inspired interior is a nod to our hand-crafted ethose in the kitchen. We can customize the Hall to fit your event while maintaining our warm, welcoming vibe. Our tables are communal and we like to serve family-style to give your guests more reasons to share and connect with one another. We also have a Beckel Canvas tent that can add room or create another cozy space for your celebration.
Everything we do centers around the kitchen, where chef Jason French of Ned Ludd and his team create menus inspired by our local bounty here in Oregon. Every dish is lovingly prepared and served. We will work closely with you to design a delicious seasonal menu. We also offer full beverage service and can create a custom cocktail to add another personal touh to your big day. On an important day, we work to make sure the food and drink is just as memorable.
We like to keep things simple at the Hall and let the warmth of the space speak for itself. Whether you prefer to bring in your own floral arrangements and decor or choose to work with our event coordinator to design your tablescapes and centerpieces, the whole space will reflect the atmosphere of your special event. Our event coordinator will also help manage the day so you can focus on the main event- your wedding!
We'd love to chat with you about planning your celebration, whether you need a dining space or plan to have the wedding ceremony and reception in one place. Contact us here and we can start planning!
In addition to private gatherings we host a series of Kitchen Workshops and Creator Workshops. We are happy to host a session or a series of private group cooking classes or creative workshops for smaller groups. It’s a fun, interactive way to spend the day with friends, family or co-workers. Feel free to choose from any of our current workshops on our site or tell us what you're passionate about and let us create a one-of-a-kind event for you and yours.
Once a month we host a series of Small Suppers at The Hall. The suppers are limited to a handful of patrons who come together to dine communally feasting on food and drink prepared that inspires conversation and conviviality. Our suppers are ever-changing constantly inspired by the amazing world around us. We are happy to book a private Small Supper for up to 36 guests and you can choose from any of the menus currently listed on our scheduling page.
It’s warming up outside and we are fired up about all the good things the weather brings! Book Fete is back and we’re honored to welcome chef and cooking school founder Annemarie Ahearn to Elder Hall.
Annemarie founded Salt Water Farm Cooking School in Lincolnville, Maine in 2009. In just a short time, the farm drew guests from far and wide while being featured The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine and other publications. The easy nature of Annemarie’s instruction, along with the beauty of Maine’s landscape and the bounty of local farms and fisheries, inspire so many to think of entertaining at home in a whole new way. In her new cookbook, Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm, Annemarie provides a month-by-month guide to how she creates thoughtful, seasonal, beautifully prepared meals for a crowd. Her full moon suppers are a big draw and showcases how anyone can host a memorable dinner with simplicity and grace.Register Now
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