5138 NE 23rd Avenue Alberta Arts District, NE Portland (15 mins from PDX Airport, 10 blocks from Kennedy School).
Portland, OR 97211
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About Us

A little history about a little church...

In 2004 my husband and I discovered a quaint and dilapidated church that was up for sale.  The owners, a local congregation, had been trying to sell the building for over a year without success.   There was already an interested buyer who wanted to tear it down and build condos, but for some reason the company was having issues getting financing on the space.   And that was the window of opportunity we needed and the beginning of our crazy crusade to save a sweet historical building and make it shine again.      In 2005, after 6 months of a lot of elbow grease, ingenuity, delirum and laughs, we finally opened the doors to anyone who was curious to venture in.   Since then we have steadily hosted many celebrations and hope to continue to share the spirit of this charming building for years to come.  

What makes us unique? We are the ideal venue for  fun, unique, creative and initmate wedding ceremonies and receptions  of 80 or less.  Our desire is to provide a space that emanates charm and history in which your uber DIY talents can flourish.     You, in return,  provide the know-how to transform a sweet  Little Church into the celebration of your dreams.

We look forward to sharing TLC with you!  


Jeannette and Floyd LaBar


With each rental we provide the essentials and the rest is up to you!

  • 10  hour rental - We give you ample time to prepare so that you can actually enjoy the progression of your event from start to finish. 
  • bridal room
  • full kitchen
  • courtyard
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sound system
  • air conditioning
  • banquet tables for food service, gift etc.
  • you provide the caterer of your choice (a 20% discount is applied if you use our prefferred caterer)
  • you provide your own beer and wine (no corking fees!)

Rates start at $1000 and we offer special rates for parties of 25 or less.   

Please contact us for rate information.


Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Onsite Venue Services
Outside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering AllowedReception Facility
Religious Denomination Supported
Venue Style
Venue Type



What a lovely romantic setting - perfect location to start a life together!!

Mar 06, 2013

Gorgeous and quaint place to exchange your vows! Adorable!

Mar 06, 2013

The Little Church is a great wedding venue for either a small indoor or outdoor wedding. I have officiated here several times and just love the decor, the ambience of the place. Plus the owners are great people! Joanie Levine, yourpersonalceremony.com

Feb 12, 2013

The Little Church is a quaint, unique space to have a beautiful ceremony & reception and you can make the space your own.

Nov 29, 2012

Our wedding day was the happiest best day of our lives. The Little Church was the perfect place for our very special day. :D

Aug 27, 2012