Winding walkways, a bridged lake and open pavilions frame an exquisitely arranged landscape of plants, water, stone, architecture, and poetry. Lan Su Chinese Garden is the perfect backdrop for any occasion you wish to celebrate.
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. Lan Su’s catering partner is able 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.
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.
VT Group manages event rentals at Lan Su Chinese Garden.Their knowledgeable staff will assist you with all your event needs, including booking, site tours, catering, and equipment rentals.
Garden venue fee allows use of the garden for up to four hours from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. We do not offer private event rentals or photo shoots during the garden’s public hours. The garden is open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in winter (November 1 - March 14) and 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in summer (March 15 - October 31).
You can rent the garden before we open or after we close for a ceremony only. The ceremony only rentals are intended for small (less than fifty guests) standing room ceremonies and do not allow any food or beverage. Ceremony only venue fees allow the use of the garden for up to two hours before we open or after we close. The garden is open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in winter (November 1 - March 14) and 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in summer (March 15 - October 31). Saturdays are not available for a morning or evening ceremony only rental.
Please Note: The Director of Events is out of the office during the month of January 2018 and we will not be able to reply to inquiries about photo shoots or ceremony only rentals until after Feb 1. We will follow up with any inquires after Feb 1. We apologize to the inconvenience. Thank you!
For more information about ceremony only rentals and rates or if you have any questions, please contact Gary Wilson at 503.228.8131 ext. 1010 or send Gary an email.
For more information about catered private events and rates at Lan Su Chinese Garden, please contact Anna Schwartz at 503.734.5512 or send Anna an email.
Download a list of the most frequently asked questions in renting Lan Su Chinese Garden for your private event. Answers include information on access to the garden before your event, limitations on the type of alcohol, and what deposits are required.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
Call Us: 503.228.8131
Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible.