Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
Ph 503 585 7012
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Advantages to Renting at Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill

The Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill is conveniently located in downtown Salem, just three blocks from the Oregon State Capitol at 12th and Mill Street.  Mission Mill Museum, part of the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC), offers an attractive combination for any meeting or event. 

WHC’s convenient location is home to a charming, five-acre, park-like historic site, with 14 historic buildings and homes, including the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, all are on the National Register of Historic Places.  This one-of-a-kind site is picturesque and peaceful with a millrace stream dividing the lush landscape. 

WHC offers multiple meeting spaces, which can accommodate intimate parties of 50 or less, or larger groups of 400 or more.  Free parking is abundant, with more than 200 spaces available on-site. 


Your rental fees support the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill’s ongoing mission to inspire, connect and encourage understanding. WHC engages the community to preserve and share our rich heritage.

  • Free on-site parking (over 200 spaces)
  • Wheelchair accessible (except the Pleasant Grove Church)
  • Friendly customer service and planning assistance
  • Conveniently located close to hotels, Willamette University and State Agencies
  • Your choice of a caterer
  • Free table and chair setup and tear down
  • Wireless internet
  • A/V equipment and sound system available. No additional fee
  • A unique and rich heritage site, complete with ducks

We look forward to sharing all of the advantages of holding your next meeting or event at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill.  We will make your meeting or event a success!    

Our Event Spaces

The Card Room
  • Can be setup as a meeting, banquet or classroom space
  • Capacity: 40 theatre, 40 classroom, 40 banquet
  • 888 square feet
  • Adjacent to and can open into the Spinning Room
  • Elevator access
  • Kitchen access
The Dye House
  • Capacity: 100 banquet, 150 theatre or 75 classroom
  • 2,200 square feet
  • Ground level, bridges the millrace (The water rushing under the building is quite a sight to see.)
  • Beautiful wood floors and beams
  • Air-conditioned
  • Decorative lighting
  • Sliding door – excellent for loading and for summer events
  • Kitchen

The Spinning Room

  • Capacity: 350 banquet, 500 theatre, or 250 classroom
  • 6,384 square feet
  • On the third floor of the historic Thomas Kay Woolen Mill (1896) with a wonderful view of the grounds and millrace
  • Tremendous flexibility in choices of layout and room usage
  • Easy elevator access
  • Large kitchen
  • Decorative lighting

The Pleasant Grove Church

  • Capacity: 80 preset for ceremony, theatre or classroom
  • Perfect for weddings, lectures and presentations
  • Oldest remaining Presbyterian Church in the state of Oregon (1858)
  • Sits on a hill overlooking the Museum grounds
The WHC Grounds
  • Capacity 300
  • Outdoor locations surrounded by trees and foliage with a choice of backgrounds: The Jason Lee House, (1841) said to be one of the oldest standing frame houses in the Northwest, the millrace, or the Pleasant Grove Church (1858)
Salem Heights Hall (3505 Liberty Rd. S.)
  • Capacity: 120 banquet, 150 theatre or 75 classroom
  • 2200 square feet
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Tables and chairs on site
WHC Available Equipment

All Rooms
Spinning Room
Dye House
Card Room
Pleasant Grove Church
Extension Cords
Power Strip
Slide Projector
Overhead Projector
Easel Stand
Microphone stand
Wireless Internet
Portable Bar
Newly Updated High Quality Sound System.
Wireless/Handheld Microphones
Portable Stage
TV- w/cart
8’ x 8’ Screen
Ladders 6-8-10’
Portable Bar
6’ x 6’ Screen
TV w/Cart
Wireless/Handheld Microphones
Microphone stand Ladders 6-8’
5’x5’ Screen
Dry Erase Board
TV w/ Cart
Table Top Podium
Extension Cords
Power Strip

*Does not include the Pleasant Grove Church.

Let us make your meeting or event a success. Call or make an appointment now to see our rooms.
We look forward to serving you. (503) 585-7012
Carlene Croxford - Marketing and Sales, carlenec@willametteheritage.org