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Love that endures the test of time

The Victorian Belle Mansion

Where time stands still and graciousness is a way of life.

The historic Victorian Belle Mansion was built in 1885 as a wedding present from David Cole to his new bride, Amanda Laura Boone, great-granddaughter of frontiersman Daniel Boone. Constructed of lumber milled entirely on the property, the original building cost came to $8,000, a large sum in those days.

Cole was a ship captain who later owned a chain of local hardware and lumber stores. The house is said to be one of the first in Portland to have running hot and cold water, central heating, interior electricity, and a windmill-powered water pump.

The house now holds historical artifacts from the 19th and early 20th centuries: antique furniture, art, vintage photographs, lithographs, and much more.

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the mansion has much of its original interiors, along with numerous Povey stained glass windows

The Victorian Belle was a private home until the 1990’s, when it was converted into an event venue.

The Victorian Belle Mansion was featured in The Oregonian. This lovely piece perfectly illustrates the storied past of the Victorian Belle Mansion. From the article: "Historians believe the Cole House was the first Portland-area residence to have indoor electricity and hot-and-cold running water supplied by a windmill-powered water pump." Another first: Rooms were vented to a wood-burning stove to provide central heating. A voice-powered intercom, similar to tube systems found on ships, summoned servants.

Hallway in Victorian Belle Mansion

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The Venue

The beautiful Victorian Belle mansion and gardens will take your breath away.

The Food

In-house catering with uncompromising quality and attention to detail. 

This first kiss 🥰swoon!
We’re so excited for all the first kisses in 2022! Have you booked your 2023 wedding? Call us at 593-515-8230 or email [email protected]
Wedding Planner: @chelsea.recore
Photos: @anikoproductions
DJ: @eventteamentertainment
Hair and makeup:
@thebeautybriar
@divine_complexions
Happy couple: @teacher_brianna @doyounseo
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Love this photo memory! Have you seen the changes to our venue? We’d love to schedule a tour for your event! Book your 2023 date soon! [email protected]
503-515-8230

Production: @nwweddingunderground
Venue: @victorianbelleweddings
Hair|Makeup: @jovanacombsbeauty
Floral: @floralsunshinepdx
Cake: @lesliescakeroom
Rentals: @rosesrentals
Wedding Dress: @blueskybridalpdx
Photographer: @crystalgenesphotography

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A wonderful moment with your new spouse… walking through the beautiful gardens at the Victorian Belle. Isn’t it lush? The gardens are blooming year round. This is an October wedding. Call today to book yours! 503-515-8230.
Vendor team:
Coordinator and stylist: @jaime.ta
Florals: @solabeeflowers
Hair and makeup: @blossomandbeauty
Venue: @victorianbelleweddings
Cake: @fatcupcakeor
DJ: @dawngrishow
Rentals: @lilyandcane @partyplacepdx
Photographer: @amycolesphotography

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On the most important day of your life, make sure you have your besties there to make sure you're ready to say 'I Do' with style
Photo by @fritzphoto1
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One of Portland's best wedding venues, the Victorian Belle Mansion is a private 2.5-acre estate located just 10 minutes from downtown, and 20 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX).