Bend is located at the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains and has the largest population of any city in Central Oregon. Bend is surrounded by Forest Service Land and has a mild, mostly dry climate with sunny days and cool nights. Bend has a rich cultural scene with art galleries, museums and theater. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside and skiing at Mt Bachelor. More information about Bend.
18920 Shevlin Road, Bend
Aspen Hall is located at the north end of Shevlin Park. The hall has a large 44’x60’ main hall that can accommodate up to 150 guests for all sorts of events. The hall has tables and chairs for dining, and a full kitchen for food prep. A patio deck overlooks a trout pond, and the grounds include a grassy lawn, meadows and a creek.
Bend’s Community Center
1036 NE 5th Street, Bend
Bend’s Community Center has several rooms available to rent for events, totaling over 4,500 square feet. The Main Hall is 2,400 square feet and can be divided into two separate rooms. The hall has a stage with a sound system. The Café is 1,429 square feet and can accommodate up to 95 people. The boardroom is 465 square feet. The center also has a commercial kitchen that can serve up to 300 people.
Bend Senior Center
1600 SE Reed Market Road, Salem
The Bend Senior Center has rooms available to rent for all sorts of events during unscheduled evening and weekend hours. The Marcoulier Event Room has hardwood floors, high ceilings, natural lighting and a seated event capacity of 250 people. The Conference Room can accommodate 60 people. The Health Room, Craftroom, Card Area and Library can accommodate between 20 and 30 people each.
High Desert Museum
59800 S. Highway 97, Bend
The High Desert Museum is located on 135 acres and provides a unique and interesting setting for all sorts of events. The museum has more than 7,000 square feet of exhibit space and can accommodate events indoors with up to 500 guests. The museum can also host outdoor events in the meadow or on the patio of the Rimrick Café.
1235 NE Jones Rd, Bend
Hollinshead Barn is located on the 16 acre Hollinshead Park. The park also includes a sharecropper’s house that is now a museum, open fields, an orchard and a community garden. The Hollinshead Barn is available to rent for all sorts of events. The barn is two stories, 32’ x 34’ each and can accommodate up to 125 guests. The barn has tables and chairs, a small kitchen and an outdoor patio.
Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
800 NE 6th Street, Bend (Located in Juniper Park)
Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is a family friendly community health, fitness and recreation center. The two indoor pools are available to rent for birthday parties and other events. A multipurpose party room is also available for events.
835 NW Wall Street, Bend
The Tower Theatre is a beautifully restored theatre located in downtown Bend. The theatre can accommodate all sorts of events including weddings, concerts, conferences and lectures. Theatre rental includes lobby, box office and available lighting and stage equipment.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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