Willamette Heritage Center’s Perfect Event Location for your Perfect Day

The Willamette Heritage Center is conveniently located in downtown Salem, just three blocks from the Oregon State Capitol, at 12th and Mill Street. We offer attractive spaces suitable for any meeting or event.

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

WHC offers multiple meeting spaces, which can accommodate gatherings with as many as 400 attendees. Guests host weddings, business meetings, conferences, celebration of life events, proms,  and more in our various venues. Free parking is abundant, with more than 200 spaces available on-site.

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*NOTE: WHC offers military, school, government, state and nonprofit discounts. Contact our event sales team for details.

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Advantages to Hosting an Event at the WHC

Your rental fees support the Willamette Heritage Center’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 for weeknight and weekend events
  • Free table and chair setup and tear down
  • Wireless internet
  • A/V equipment and sound system available. No additional fee
  • Wireless/Handheld Microphones
  • 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. We will make your meeting or event a success!