Grand Hotel Bridgeport
It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost here! When you’re the one putting the party together it’s pretty easy to feel the pressure and become overwhelmed. A good holiday party takes work, after all…
Let us help! If plentiful event spaces, delicious menus, and an all-star staff is what you’re searching for, then look no further than Grand Hotel Bridgeport. There’s a reason so many others have decided to host their holiday bash with us!
Flexible and Impressive Meeting Spaces
Our 2,150 square-feet of flexible meeting space can accommodate all sorts of events and occasions. The Bridgeport Room, our premiere banquet room, offers 1,750 square feet of meeting space that can comfortably accommodate larger groups up to 150 or 80 seated. Even better, we are currently offering holiday specials for space rental:
- Host your Holiday event any day in November and pay just $250 (normally $500)
- Host your event on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in December pay just $250 (again, normally $500)
- Host your event on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday in December and pay just $400 (that’s right, normally $500)
We also offer the Breakfast Room, 1,650 square feet of meeting space available in the afternoon and evening and perfect for casual luncheons, dinners and social events. Finally, at 415 square feet, our Executive Board Room is ideal for board meetings, breakout sessions and workshops. Located past our lobby on the first floor, the Board Room offers natural lighting and plenty of privacy.
We are located across the street from the Bridgeport Village Shopping Center, the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent fashion and lifestyle shopping center. We are also less than 30 minutes away from The Portland International Airport (PDX) and 20 minutes or less to many of Portland, Oregon’s top attractions.
Full-Service, Professionally Trained Event Staff
We take a great deal of pride in our outstanding level of customer service. At every turn, you’ll find uniformly friendly and professional service from our staff at every level. From the front desk to catering to cleaning and hotel maintenance to management – we are here to serve you!
Fabulous Catering Services
Our catering team is inspired by sustainable, local farms and ingredients and committed to bringing the Northwest’s freshest seasonal offerings to the table. Select items from our extensive menu or work with our staff to create a customized meal that you and your guests are sure to remember.
Impressive & Comfortable Accommodations for Overnight Guests
Each of our over-sized rooms and suites comes standard with leather furniture in the living room area, a working desk and ergonomic office chair, complimentary high-speed Internet access (either hard-wired or wifi), refrigerator, microwave, coffee station complete with organic NW coffee and local teas and a double-sized bathroom complete with a separate shower and tub. Oh, and did we mention we offer competitive group rates on hotel rooms?
Top-Notch Technology Equipment & Service
The Grand Hotel can provide: LCD Projectors, screens, plasma televisions, wireless microphones and house sound, DVD players, Flip charts and whiteboards, speakerphones, and more.
“Green Hotel” Practices
Our company engages in sustainable practices in everyday operations, and strives to do business with other companies who share dedication to “green” business practices. A few of our green operational practices include: Use 100% recycled paper for all printed material, utilize Earth friendly cleaning solutions, installation of earth friendly drainage systems, energy star appliances used throughout the hotel, sleeping room towel and linen program, recycling in all guest rooms as well as public areas, and use of compact fluorescent light bulb throughout the hotel.
Warm and Cozy Fireplace
As you can see, when you host your holiday with Grand Hotel Bridgeport we’ll take care of the hard part. To make things even easier consider some of these great tips to make your holiday party a surefire hit.
Set The Date
Trust us, you’ll want to set the date as soon as you can. The holiday season is a busy time and people’s calendars fill up quickly! From there you’ll want to…
Send out invites early
Aim to send your invitations at least a month in advance to guarantee you’ll have guests show up! Include an RSVP element to your invitations to accurately track your guest numbers, which will help you…
Finalize Your Guest List
You should make a list of who is coming to the event at least 4 weeks before the event. This will help to book your event space and determine if any guests have special dietary needs.
Some holiday parties are known for having humorous/fun activities like a secret santa gift exchange, ugly sweater contests, and so on. Consider your audience before planning mandatory activities as some groups may prefer simply socializing without the pressure of activities.
Hire A Photographer
It’s always nice to have keepsakes of the party. Professional photos also allow you to share/post the pictures without having to deal with blurry photos or thumbs in the shot.
Though we have rooms available for any guests, many of guests may be coming from a greater distance. By hiring a van for the evening you can ensure your guests get to and from the party to a convenient drop off point.
With those tips and Grand Hotel Bridgeport’s tremendous event spaces, nothing will stand in the way of your epic holiday party. To schedule a tour or to learn more about meeting space and event facilities, please call 503-214-4010 and we will gladly speak to you about our many options.
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