- What is the capacity of the room?
The Garden Room features 890 square feet and accommodates up to 48 seated guests and 75 for a standing reception.
- Is there a room rental fee?
There is no rental fee when reaching the applicable purchase minimum listed below:
$1000 minimum purchase requirement Sunday through Thursday all day and Friday/Saturday if ending by 4 pm
$1500 minimum purchase requirement Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 4 pm or later
$2000 minimum purchase requirement for Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 4 pm or later in December
All charges apply toward the purchase minimum except cash bar sales and an 21% service charge on food and beverage selections.
- Can we tour the room?
It’s no problem to come see the Garden Room! When not booked for a private event, the Garden Room is open to our public customers for overflow seating from Elephants Delicatessen. During these hours you are welcome to drop in at your convenience to check out the space, no appointment necessary, just head on in! However, we do recommend that you call ahead within 48 hours of coming by to make sure that it is not booked with an event—503.937.1062.
- What is the “Per Guest” cost?
The total event cost will depend on food and beverage selection, length of occupation, and attendance. Please feel free to contact our coordinator for a custom quote.
- Am I able to create my own menu?
Of course! Let us know your favorite Elephants dishes, and we will create a custom estimate for you!
- How are your menus served?
From stationary buffets to formal plated dinners, we are able to accommodate any combination of service for your event!
- What about beverages?
Our beverage options are located on page 12-13 of the menu and feature local and regional selections. Hosted and non hosted arrangements available and special orders are always welcome!
- What about staffing?
Staffing is billed by the hour at $30 per hour/per person. All events in the Garden Room require a minimum of one staff member in attendance, arriving for set-up approximately two hours prior to the scheduled event and remaining one hour past event closing for clean-up. For events that require, on-site Chef’s will be billed at $35 per hour to prepare meals.
- Are there any additional charges or fees?
A 21% service charge is added to all food and beverage selections. Additional labor charges apply to events that extend past store closing and for events requesting alcohol service. Charges for china, flatware, linens, and flowers depend on the needs of your event.
- What is the décor of the room?
The Garden Room boasts a beautiful gas fireplace to warm the space on cool days and a unique retractable roof with a view to the sky between July and September!
The space’s tables and chairs are complimentary. We offer formal serviceware, glassware, and utensils for your event, including basic linens and napkins which are billed per guest. Custom colors and fabrics are available with addition rental costs—please inquire for available options. We work with the best in the event rental field, and can procure almost any style of furniture and décor.
- What about table arrangements?
Many table configurations are possible to maximize use of the space. We are available to create a custom table set to accommodate your event needs.
- What about flowers?
While you are always welcome to bring your own florals, we do offer complimentary use of our house flower arrangements for your guest tables during your event.
- Is there music in the room?
Yes! We have both WiFi and house music available. If you prefer to bring your own music, we have an auxiliary speaker system.
- Do you have any Audio Visual equipment?
There is a full list of Audio Visual Equipment to choose from, and we also have relationships with partners that can supply a full A/V setup.
- What about parking?
We have an ADA compliant parking lot shared with our retail store that has 45 parking spaces. In addition to metered and non metered street parking, we are accessible via transit on the Triet bus line #20 and PGE Park Max Station. Carpooling is strongly encouraged! In addition to metered and non metered street parking we are accessible via transit on the Tri met bus line #20 and PGE Park Max Station. Carpooling is strongly encouraged!
- What is needed to book the room?
A signed contract and security deposit in the amount of 100% of the applicable purchase minimum is required to secure your reservation. Please call for availability!
- Do you have any photos of the space?
We do! Check out our photo gallery!