The Melody Ballroom and Event Center

615 Southeast Alder St., Portland, OR
Capacity: 1,000 people

About The Melody Ballroom and Event Center

Elevate your event at the restored classic Melody Event Center located in the Central Eastside. Built in 1925 and renovated in 2018, the Melody now boasts five distinct event spaces. Our historic venue can accommodate up to 500+ guests and offers flexible floor plans for every occasion. The elegant Melody Ballroom seats up to 400 guests for banquets, weddings, quinceañeras, auctions, and galas. With nearly 6,000 square feet, a 30-foot high ceiling with ivory and gold tones, an expansive hardwood floor for dancing and crystal chandeliers, the Melody Ballroom is the crown jewel. For smaller events and meeting spaces the Morrison, Portlandia, Hawthorne and Broadway rooms feature lots of natural light with beautiful windows. In-house catering and bartending are available. AV and decor available to rent.

Event Pricing

Melody Ballroom Rates
Attendees: 0-900 | $2,500 - $6,800 /event
Pricing for all event types
Morrison Room Rates
Attendees: 0-175 | $750 - $2,500 /event
Pricing for all event types
Hawthorne Room Rates
Attendees: 0-75 | $500 - $750 /event
Pricing for all event types
Portlandia Room Rates
Attendees: 0-130 | $750 - $2,500 /event
Pricing for all event types
Broadway Room Rates
Attendees: 0-1000 | $250 - $475 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Grand Ballroom
Grand Ballroom
Morrison Room
Morrison Room
The Hawthorne Room
The Hawthorne Room
Broadway Room
Broadway Room


The best venue EVER! - An Eventective User

The Melody Center team from the business side, decorators to the the servers, this group of amazing people exceeded my expectations. They all made my boyfriends 50th birthday a HUGE success. Thank you so much!

The most event space for my big day - An Eventective User

The staff at the Melody made my day flawless. Every part of the building is beautiful. And the food is delicious, definitely get the macaroons! They're to die for. Thank you Alan, Catherine and Cory!

Venue Types
  • ADA/ACA Accessible
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 5
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 24,000
  • Year Renovated: 2018