How does pricing work?

There is a minimum food and/or beverage purchase for all events, as well as a room rental fee. The total of your food and/or beverage purchase must meet the requirements described below. If sales minimum is not met, the difference will be added to the final client bill. Rates for events scheduled on holidays may vary.

What’s Your Reservation Policy?

The Melody Event Center offers a 24 hour courtesy hold on all of our event spaces, pending availability. A signed copy of our Event Contract along with a credit card number and a deposit in the amount of your room rental fee will confirm your reservation. A payment plan for the remaining balance can be set up with your Sales Manager, with the total amount due fourteen (14) days prior to your event. A signed copy of your Banquet Event Order (BEO) is also required fourteen (14) days prior to your event. Any beverages that have been arranged to be charged on consumption will charged to the card on file within 48 hours of the conclusion of your event.

When Do you Need Final Guest Count and Payment?

The minimum guaranteed guest count and final payment must be received no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. If the guest count falls below the guaranteed count, the client will still be charged for the guaranteed.

Do You Offer Catering?

Our Sales and Events Team are happy to assist you with selecting the menu and beverages for your event, and completely understand the special dietary restrictions that some of our guests may have – thus, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and culturally sensitive options are always happily accommodated on our menus. To ensure that the freshest and most seasonally available product is available for your event, we ask that your menu and beverages are finalized fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled function.

Do You Provide Lighting and Decor?

We are proud to offer complimentary customized digital colored lighting and uplighting in our Grand Ballroom, and can outfit all of our other spaces with uplighting at an additional charge. Simple candlelit centerpieces are also complementary and available upon request. We offer a wide selection of chair covers and linens in a range of colors, and are happy to assist with making arrangements for other decor.

How About Music or Sound? 

Each of our spaces are equipped with in-house speakers suitable for background music and presentations; we are happy to assist you with making arrangements for entertainment options with our in-house equipment or through our trusted vendors. DJs, bands, and other live entertainment are welcomed with prior approval.

What About Parking Options?

The Melody Event Center features a limited number of complimentary parking spaces available to our guests, as well as Parking Attendant and Valet staff; please speak with our Sales Managers for further information. Metered and non-metered street parking is available in the local area as well.

Working with the new owner and staff at The Melody Event Center has been a great experience, and I know several other friends have had or attended events here over the years with nothing but positive things to say.
If you’re looking for a classic/historic venue for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event or charity function… this is a great place!


I’ve been to three events in the Melody thus far and for every one the building is looking beautiful and well maintained. bathrooms are always in working order, no concerns over maintenance anywhere. It’s a beautiful building, perfect for and adaptable to so many events. I look forward to going to many more events here.


The only times I’ve ever been to the Melody are the annual Vampire’s Masquerade Ball hosted by Lady Raven. Every year the venue outdoes itself with decor, lighting, performances, and bar selections.
The ballroom lends itself perfectly to a night of dark romance with big columns, high ceilings, and just enough space to make the masses comfortable.
I would love to recreate the looks I have seen for the Masquerade ball for a wedding.Haven’t been disappointed yet, and you better believe I’ll be
ack next year, and the year after!


We went to Melody Ballroom for some ping pong action after our nephew was rejected at Pips and Bounce even during under age hours. Melody was a fun atmosphere with some pro ping pong players. Little kids were even pros. It was great to watch and play. The service was so friendly…finally…just the way I heard Portland people to be. Was kind of losing hope in that rumor but Melody helped bring it back. Portland people can be friendly. We had a blast playing ping pong! Thanks Melody Ballroom! Leaving Portland today with some ping pong memories!


The melody ballroom was an amazing space to have a reception. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. It went so well, and we didn’t have anything go wrong! Dinner was talked about for days/weeks after, and Kevin was so amazing! He kept in contact with us a lot, and he made sure our big day was perfect! We were in the lower ballroom. Beautiful, funky, fun, and all around great! Wouldn’t have done it any other way. 🙂


We chose this venue for my daughter’s 15th and it was perfect, the staff was incredible. My event was magical I would highly recommend it..

Esme A.

Melanie K

Great place, nice people!
I wish to come back there some day!

Catalina N.

Had a great evening at the North by Northeast Community Health Clinic fundraiser. Staff was great, food great. The whole experience was so flawless. I would certainly consider them for a large event!


HANDS DOWN THE BEST EXPERIENCE WE EVER HAD! We were first introduced to Erin as the wedding coordinator back in Spring 2014 & really enjoyed her company and professionalism. We had a long 15-month engagement and was later introduced to Kevin who took over for Erin a few months into the planning process. We were actually quite nervous about this hand-off, but it was surprisingly seamless & painless.

Kate B.

We had our High School 45th reunion downstairs at the Melody Ballroom. Our event was successful. The food was awesome, Kevin at the Melody was so helpful. I would recommend this venue in a heartbeat.

Debbie B.