An Affair to Remember
Considering hosting an event in Oregon?s wine country? You may have thought about the area?s lovely hotels and vineyards. And though those locations would undoubtedly be delightful and romantic, envision a historic location like The Old Schoolhouse?on an old hazelnut orchard in Newberg for its captivating charm, alluring elegance, pastoral warmth and the owner?s personal touch.
Built in 1928 and full of old-world nostalgic splendor, The Old Schoolhouse is located in the heart of Oregon?s wine country, surrounded by spectacular views of rolling hills and hazelnut orchards. Whether it?s an elaborate and stylized wedding, a simple party or a customized corporate outing you have in mind, The Old Schoolhouse will provide the memorable backdrop you?ve dreamed of.
The exquisitely appointed and stately Walker Room (named for the former owners) can hold up to 160 people for an entirely indoor event. It features the original and oh-so elegant chandeliers and ornate gold embellishments, refinished hardwood floors, dramatically high ceilings and picturesque windows that bring the outside in. If you?re looking for something outdoors, take advantage of the expansive grounds with hazelnut orchard for a one-of-a-kind outdoor event (up to 320 people). The only limit is your imagination.
Something you won?t find just anywhere
For a truly special touch, The Old Schoolhouse offers the use of their personal collection of vintage dinnerware, with items dating back to the 1800?s and pieces from every era since. Caprio has been collecting dinnerware for years hoping for an opportunity like this to share them with other appreciators.
This location has a rich history; locals may remember it as the Chehalem Center. Over the years, it?s been used in a variety of different ways ? as a school (until 1961), a polling place, a location to make sack lunches for area schools, a place for music lessons, church, office space, art shows, community gatherings, and even as a basketball court and roller skating rink. Community members often come around to share their fond memories of the site.
The current owners, Teri Caprio, Erica Gherle and Brandy Green have been making extensive renovations, restoring the property to its former and rightful glory with visions of a quaint and fashionable venue. They’ve painted inside and out, put in new drapes, tore out the stage, tore out the purple carpet (yes, purple carpet), refinished the original hardwoods, installed new molding, AV for corporate events, and added additional support to the entire structure. They built in a bar in the Walker Room and are in the process of renovating the entire downstairs to include a bridal suite, additional bathrooms, personal quarters, office space and an updated catering kitchen.
Located just 45 minutes from downtown location, this venue is perfect as a Portland escape or a destination in its own right. Stay on and make your event a weekend to remember.