Columbia Conference Center Social Events

One of Portland, Oregon’s premier conference centers, the Columbia Conference Center creates exceptional social events for all occasions with more than 15, 500 square feet of space, including a variety of ballrooms, event rooms and executive boardrooms. The professional staff of event planners will arrange the perfect blend of services for your event, bringing together customized menus and any additional needs you might have.

Our versatile, event space of eleven rooms can accommodate groups of over 1,000 guests and is ideal for weddings, Quinceaneras, milestone birthdays, reunions or any other type of celebration. With flexible spaces to work with and a variety of tools and amenities available for planning, you are sure to experience a successful, beautiful, and well-organized event.

Let us help you choose the perfect menu with our outstanding catering and beverage service.  If you’re in need of audio visual equipment our talented IT staff is ready to assist you. We offer flexible, a la carte and all-inclusive packages so you get the best value at the Columbia Conference Center for what you need.

Portland Weddings

Graduation Party

Portland Weddings

The Columbia Conference Center is the perfect place to host Portland weddings, engagement celebration, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner.  The beautiful, open space allows you to customize every detail to your specifications.  Our wedding specialist and preferred partners will assist you throughout to planning phase to help ensure your wedding is just as you envisioned.

Our Wedding Venue includes:

  • Menu planning
  • Décor
  • Seating arrangements
  • Audio-visual needs
  • Room choice and layout

For your convenience, complimentary parking is available for you and your guests and accommodations are available at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, right next door.


The perfect venue to host graduations.  Let the dedicated staff at the Columbia Conference Center take away the stress of planning your graduates’ special occasion.  Our flexible Portland venues with a variety of seating options, provide enough room for up to 1,200 guests.  Conveniently located near the Portland International Airport, the Columbia Conference Center makes traveling easy for out of town guests and with the Holiday Inn Portland Airport right next door, finding a place to stay is just as easy.

If you are looking for a great location to celebrate this achievement with family and friends, let the Columbia Conference Center help you plan this exciting day. Our dedicated staff and experienced culinary team can help you create a successful and memorable celebration in no time.


Social Events


Quinceañeras at the Columbia Conference Center are special for you and your daughter.  We recognize the important transition from childhood to womanhood for adolescent girls. Following the Misa de acción de gracias bring your family and friends to the Columbia Conference Center for further celebration.   With special packages and menus, our dedicated catering team will see to all the details, so you can sit back and enjoy the party.  Whether you want custom decorations to match your child’s dress or a DJ for those banda, cumbia and salsa tunes or the traditional waltz, we’ve got you covered. Our preferred partners offer all this and more. Other essential highlights, include a customary toast and the cutting of a multi-tiered birthday cake.

Holiday Parties

Plan a stress-free holiday party for your company, family or friends at the Columbia Conference Center and Holiday Inn Portland Airport. We’ll supply a great venue, exceptional food and exemplary service – you supply the guests!

Our special holiday menus and packages will help you decide what works best while our dedicated catering managers will walk you through all the details.

The Columbia Conference Center Capacity Chart

Conference Center 110 1060 760 1420 1100
Columbia 65 580 400 780 650
Willamette 45 480 360 640 450
Deschutes x x 6 12 x

Holiday Inn Portland Airport Capacity Chart

Falls Ballroom x 420 320 600 700
Ballroom (sections) 40 each 90 each 80 each 150 each 210 each
Mt. Bachelor 25 60 55 125 70
Mt. Adams 25 50 44 75 70
Mt. Hood 15 30 21 40 45
Mt. St. Helens 15 30 21 40 45
Executive Boardroom x x 6 12 x