Weddings
Weddings at the 4-H Center are seasonal—we do not do weddings during the months of June, July and August. There are two places that we use for weddings:

  • Greider Lodge
  • John Gray Hall


    Greider Lodge is the more rustic of the two. It is a large open space with a big kitchen which can be used for food service. The wedding party comes in on the Friday afternoon or evening to decorate the building and prepare. More typically, the wedding party comes in to decorate and set up on the Saturday morning. Usually weddings are in the afternoon or evening of Saturday with a reception to follow.

     

    John Gray Hall is a large building with a gymnasium, a stage, two classrooms, and a warming kitchen. Here, again, the wedding party usually comes in on the Friday to decorate and set up. JGH comes with the use of Cascara House, which is next door. This facility sleeps twenty-four and has an upstairs with four bedrooms (four bunk beds each) and a restroom; downstairs there is a small kitchen, meeting or gathering area, restroom, and two bedrooms with four bunk beds each.

    Catering
     
    Catering is up to the wedding party. There have been many weddings at the 4-H Center and brides have had everything from BBQ or potluck to formal catering companies prepare and serve food to their guests.

    Tables and Chairs

     

    We recommend that brides rent tables and chairs for weddings at Greider.

     
    John Gray Hall has nine five-foot round tables (seat eight each for a total of 72), and five six-foot round tables (seat ten each for a total of fifty). There are also eight 8'x2.5' rectangular tables and ten 8'x3' rectangular tables. Seating consists of thirty-two wooden benches and 200 chairs.


    Capacity


     Grieder can hold up to 150 people with accompanying chairs at one end near a "wedding alcove" and tables at the other. John Gray Hall can hold up to 300 people.



    Alcohol

     

    The 4-H Center allows alcohol only with a signed Alcoholic Beverage Agreement, and a deposit for damage and/or cleanup. Use of alcohol is subject to Oregon Revised Statute. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has an excellent website for Responsible Party Host Tips. We recommend that you hire a licensed server for alcoholic beverages so that you can enjoy your wedding without worry.

     

    Music

     

    Greider has no sound system. It does, however, have adequate acoustics for a small band or a DJ with sound system. 

     

    John Gray Hall has a sound system with mixing consol and speakers, microphone and power box.

     

    We ask that all music be turned off by midnight in consideration of our neighbors.

     

    Insurance

     

    The 4-H Center requires all groups to have liability insurance coverage while using the 4-H Center property. Weddings are no different. Many people contact their homeowner's insurance agent and have an extension added to their homeowner's policy. If this is not an option then you will need to provide a certificate of liability coverage. Consider event insurance. It is a little more expensive, but covers you and your party for unanticipated events.