Private Event Rental

Winding walkways, a bridged lake and open pavilions frame an exquisitely arranged landscape of plants, water, stone, architecture, and poetry. The Garden is the perfect backdrop for any occasion you wish to celebrate.

Portland’s Most Unique Event Venue

Looking to host and intimate dinner for 50 or a reception for up to 300 guests? The Garden is the enchanting location for celebrations large or small. Choose from our list of approved caterers to provide you with delectable food and beverage, plus arrange for all of your equipment needs. The Garden and Teahouse can be rented before or after regular public hours.  Within walking distance from all downtown hotels and a five minute MAX train ride from the Oregon Convention Center, the Garden is the easy venue for your next private event.

Experienced Garden event staff are available, at no additional cost, to guide, advise and cherish as you plan and stage your event. Garden docents are available to mingle with your guests to share history and information about this rare space.

Select the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and you select a dedicated team to partner with you to produce an amazing occasion!

An Authentic Chinese Teahouse

This heated, two-story pavilion is available year round and can accommodate up to 50 guests. Furnished with authentic, artisan Chinese furniture and hanging lanterns it has unsurpassed views of Lake Zither and the Garden.  This not-to-be-found-anywhere-else venue offers you and your guests a spectacular event experience. 

Private Rental Information Packet

For more information about renting the Garden for your own event, please download the Garden’s private event rental information packet. (PDF, 325 KB)


The Garden provides an exclusive catering list to make your next event as effortless as possible.  Caterers provide all equipment rental and event coordination needs.

Devil’s Food Catering - 503.233.9288
Food in Bloom - 503.223.6819
Art of Catering - 503.231.8185
Catering at its Best - 503.238.8889
Typhoon! Catering by Bo - 503.205.1626
Vibrant Table Catering - 503.297.9635

To book your event today or for more information, please contact Michele Starry, Event Assistant, at 503.228.8131 ext. 1002 or .

Additional Options

With friends and family in from out of town for your wedding, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden offers you the ability to set up a tour just for your group, buy bulk tickets so that your guests will have the opportunity to see that Garden at their own pace, or set up a tea tasting in our authentic Teahouse.

To set up a tour of the Garden for your guests, please call Katie Hill, the Garden’s Tour Coordinator at 503.228.8131 x 1001 or .

For bulk tickets, please call the office at 503.228.8131 x 0 or .

To set up tea tasting at the Teahouse, please contact the Tao of Tea directly at 503.224.8455.

Event Rental Insurance

A certificate of insurance listing the Portland Classical Chinese Garden (and Tao of Tea if Teahouse included) as co-insured for the date of the event, indicating general liability insurance of limits per occurrence of not less than $1 million combined single limit bodily injury and $2 million in the aggregate must be on file with the event department 30 days prior to any event date.  For more information, contact the Garden’s event department at 503.228.8131 ext. 1002 or .

Portland Classical Chinese Garden

NW 3rd & Everett Portland, OR 97209 503.228.8131