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Why you need to be at The Portland Venue Crawl!


If you are engaged and planning a Portland wedding, this event is for YOU! It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your planning…it’s even okay if you already have a venue. Really? Yep! You will still meet tons of vendors throughout the day and walk way with loads of inspiration.


The Portland Venue Crawl is going to be a fun as it sounds! You will register with us at The Redd in the morning, while enjoying fresh doughnuts from Pips Original Doughnuts and specialty coffees from Intentional Espresso if you like! Then you are off on your shuttle to tour 11 of Portland’s most awesome urban venues. Each will be dressed up and full of incredible vendors who are excited to meet you. You will check out the venue while you sip, taste, and mingle. Yes, drinks and nibbles are included at every location! Not to mention tons of amazing inspiration. You can stay as long as you like at a certain venue or move on to the next! Our partners at Ecoshuttle will ensure you see everything you want to see.


The participating venues are The Redd, Coopers Hall, Treasury Ballroom, Blockhouse, The West End, Urban Studio, The Loft at 8th Avenue, Eco Trust, The Eleanor, Hotel deLuxe, and Everett West! For more details about the vendor teams that will be present at each venue (and to get tickets) visit the event website at

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Once the shuttles bring all the couples back to The Redd, there will be an after party from 4:00-6:00. You definitely want to hang out for this! There will be drinks, music, and awesome raffle prizes! Food trucks will also be on site if you are hungry (and want to check them out for your wedding). You can expect to see  Koi Fusion, Tight Tacos, Tamale Boy, and Betsy The Booze Truck…among other fantastic vendors.

This after party will be a great chance to mingle with other couples and vendors…and most importantly win some insanely good raffle prizes (must be present to win)! Make sure you get the chance to win incredible prizes like a bridal bouquet (yes, for your wedding!) by  Bella Bloom Florals and a complimentary engagement shoot by Ambient Sky. These are just a few of the killer giveaways that will be happening as we lead up to our Grand Prize…a wine country getaway at Abbey Road Farm. Yes, you could win this! All you have to do is get your tickets to this event and come join us.


Tickets for this event are on sale now at $40 per person and include: transportation, swag bags, sips & nibbles at each venue, and your chance to win raffle prizes.

If you email Kim & Beth at [email protected] (the owners of The Art of Weddings Portland) and tell them one of your New Year’s resolutions…they will send you a promo code for 50% off tickets! Now, that is a no brainer. See you at the event!!