The first floor of our building is fully ADA compliant with an outdoor ramp. We have three ADA accessible, non-gendered restrooms downstairs, with an additional restroom upstairs.

Unique amenities included with all rentals: 

  • DEDICATED HOSPITALITY STAFF ONSITE FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR EVENT

  • TABLES & CHAIRS INCLUDED with ALL RENTALS

  • SET UP & TEAR DOWN LABOR

  • LIGHT JANITORIAL

  • A DEDICATED BICYCLE PARKING AREA

  • A WARMING KITCHEN FOR LICENSED CATERERS (if you're having catering)

  • CLIMATE CONTROL: ZONED/AREA HEATING & A/C THROUGHOUT THE FIRST FLOOR PUBLIC SPACES

  • A BABY GRAND PIANO

 

Add On Amenities Available: 

  • A DEDICATED CONCESSIONS AREA and BAR IN EPHESUS HALL

  • PROJECTOR RENTAL*

  • SOUND PACKAGES*

  • LIGHTING PACKAGES*

  • SOUND RECORDING PACKAGES*

  • VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES*

  • LIVE STREAMING PACKAGES*

*ALL TECH PACKAGES INCLUDE TECH LABOR IN THE PRICE. Contact us for rental rates. 

Rental Requirements: 

  • GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE (Please contact your agent)

  • LINENS (All events with Catering are REQUIRED to provide)

  • TRASH REMOVAL (Renters must take out food trash)

  • PARKING (We do NOT have a parking log, street parking only)

  • LIQUOR LICENSING OR OLCC SERVERS (Contact a Caterer)

BUILDING AMENITIES & RENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Main Auditorium

Perfect for celebrations, lectures, presentations, weddings, memorials, and workshops. The Main Hall is a flexible space with variable capacity options. Ranging from a total of 120 seated guests lecture/performance style to 80 seated guests for a meal (chairs & tables), and 150 guests for a standing "cocktail party" style event, gala or auction.

The room measures 35' X 35' and has 6 entrances & exits. This spacious hall features direct access to all first floor areas, projection walls, a small stage platform, and a wrap-around balcony along three sides. This room is fully ADA-accessible. 

Ephesus Hall (pronounced "éff-eh-sis") 

...is located just off of the Main Auditorium on our first floor. This is a medium-sized space for smaller events with a maximum capacity of 40 standing guests, 30 seated guests for meetings (no tables), and 25 in classroom setting ( with tables). Commonly used for concesssions & bar offerings it can also be used for social gatherings, classes & workshops. Conveniently located next to our ADA compliant restrooms and front lobby, with a beautiful wooden floor and doors leading in to the main auditorium, this room can be added-on (for an additional cost) as a catering or ‘tabling space’ for your event. This room is fully ADA-accessible. 

The Balcony

....wraps around three sides of the Main Auditorium on the second floor of our building. The space can be added to a rental when more room is needed to accommodate your guests at a large event. 

Two wooden pews and 16 antique theater seats line two sides of the balcony: providing an excellent view of events in the Main Auditorium. There is ample space for upstairs catering and additional seating (most especially for gala-style events.) The windows in the balcony provide natural light during the daytime, with gallery lighting for evening events. 

This space is NOT  ADA accessible at this time.

The Lobby

....is the main artery to all of the other spaces in our building. It features a series of doors into the Main Auditorium, Ephesus Hall, the Art Gallery, and the staircase to the Balcony, as well as direct access to our ADA compliant restrooms.

This is the welcoming area of the building, complete with a large front desk. If your event requires a check-in table, box office set-up, or coat-check booth, this is the location. An outdoor ADA ramp connects to this lobby from the front of the building.

The Art Galleries

....are large downstairs (rotating) and upstairs (permanent collection) hallways with articulated gallery lighting. Cerimon House’s arts & humanities programming features pre-scheduled rotating exhibits of local and national artists in conjunction with our annual programming themes.

During a large event, the downstairs gallery is often used as a "backstage" area: exclusively for the catering and event staff. In this manner, it acts as a remarkable artery, to keep the flow of an event in motion.

5131 NE 23RD AVE  PORTLAND  OREGON  97211 
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