As Ned Ludd's private dining and rental space, Elder Hall was conceived with the idea of bringing people together to share stories, break bread, and make memories. Rooted in the community, Elder Hall works to connect people and ideas through intimate gatherings around the table.
The first thing you’ll notice when you step through Elder Hall's doors is that it feels like home. Our Shaker-inspired interior is a nod to the hand-crafted ethos in our kitchen. Our tables are communal and we serve family-style to provide guests more opportunity to share and connect with one another. In warm weather months, we offer use of our Beckel tent, where the bar will be set-up allowing guests more space to mingle and gather. In cooler months, enhance the cozy factor with rental of our fire pit.
We are proud to be a resource to the Portland creative community and can be reserved for photo shoots, book release events, pop-up shops/restaurants and much more. In addition to private gatherings we host a series of collaborative wine dinners that are open for pre-sale to the public.
Elder Hall can accommodate up to 40 guests in winter months and up to 50 in warm weather months with rental of our Beckel Tent (actual capacity depends on specific set-up requirements).
Everything we do centers around the kitchen, where menus are inspired by Oregon's bounty and every dish is lovingly prepared and served. Seasonal menus are shared a few weeks prior to the event to ensure you receive the finest, seasonal ingredients. The private bar can be customized to fit your specific budget and needs. Special order wines and custom cocktails can be added to personalize and enhance your experience.
Our Event Coordinator will help guide you through the event process, specifically in relation to food and beverage service, timeline and set-up. If additional equipment is required - including AV, we'll handle the arrangements. On the day of the event, our Event Hosts will be with your group every step of the way, allowing you to relax and enjoy the event. We have a list of recommended vendors if you want to elevate the event with floral design, photography, customized desserts, etc.
The venue is equipped with WiFi and a bluetooth enabled sound system.
We’d love to chat with you more about your event. Contact us here and let the planning begin!