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Scheduling an Event at the Capitol

Capitol Building Use Coordinator: 503-986-1384

Specific rooms and spaces at the Oregon State Capitol are available for your next event. Call the Capitol Building Use Coordinator at 503-986-1384 for more information.

 

View the Building Use Policies and GuidelinesView the Building Use Policies and Guidelines

Planning Your Event

Choose a day and time for your event. Choose an alternate date in case your first choice is not available. Decide if you prefer a conference room, hearing room, the Galleria, front steps or other available space. Estimate how many people you expect to attend your event and decide if you will serve beverages or food. If reserving the Galleria, estimate how many chairs and tables you will need. Decide on the length of your event and the set-up and take-down time needed.

Building Use Policy

Review the Building Use Policies and Guidelines for the Capitol building prior to your event. You may also request a copy from the Capitol Building Use Coordinator at 503-986-1384. For the most part, users of the Capitol space may not charge admission or deny access to citizens who want to attend the event.

Schedule Your Room Reservation

Reserve your room by emailing your request to capitol.events@state.or.us, or call the Capitol Events Desk at 503-986-1384 to make your reservation.  If leaving a message include the contact and event information, email address, date requested, event hours, estimated attendance, type of room requested, and billing address.

Reservation Confirmation

After your reservation is made, you will receive a confirmation by email. Within seven days of making the reservation, return a signed copy of the contract to the address listed on the document. You may also return the signed contract by email or fax (503-986-1684).

Payment for Reservation

An invoice for all event related costs will be mailed to you at the beginning of the month after your event. Payments may be made in advance through the Capitol Building Use Coordinator.

Tour and Performance Reservations

Advance reservations for escorted group tours are recommended as space is limited. Reserve your tour by contacting Visitor Services at 503-986-1388. Reservations are not required for self-guided tours.

ADA Information

The Oregon State Legislature is committed to ensuring that all people have access to the building and legislative proceedings in the Capitol. Hearing rooms and the House and Senate Chambers offer universal access. Hearing assistance devices are available for all hearing rooms at the Information Kiosk Desk, located on the first floor. The Capitol’s universal access door is located at the east entrance.

Parking information

Street parking is available at ten-hour, coin-operated meters located throughout the Capitol Mall. All-day, City of Salem parking passes may be used at any Capitol Mall parking meters within the area defined on the back of the pass. The passes are sold in Room 49 at the State Capitol. For additional information, contact Purchasing and Supply Services at 503-986-1180.

Displays, Large Packages, Wheelchairs and Strollers

Please use the east entrance of the Capitol when delivering these items.

Signs and Event Information

No signs, banners or placards are allowed unless resting on an easel or part of a table display within the space reserved. If requested, your event will be included on the Capitol events calendar and the electronic information board located near the Information Kiosk Desk.

Food Service

Food and beverage service is allowed in some meeting areas, conference rooms and hearing rooms including: HR 50 and conference rooms 350, 167-A, 243, 431, H470, H278 and the Galleria. Food and beverage service is allowed in HR C during the interim only. Food is not allowed in the House and Senate Chambers, House and Senate Galleries or Hearing Rooms A, B, D, E, F, H- 170 and H-174.

Catering Service and Restaurant Location

Your choice of caterer is not restricted.  If you wish to contact the restaurant located in the Capitol dial 503-585-4266.

Security

The State Police office is located on the ground floor of the Capitol in Room 60-C, and can be reached at 503-986-1122.

State Capitol State Park Reservations

If you are interested in reserving space on the grounds of the State Capitol State Park, contact the Oregon State Park Reservation Desk at 503-947-3247.

Room Description

  • Hearing Rooms: Capacity 40 100
  • Meeting Rooms: Capacity 15-75
  • Galleria: Capacity 200 standing room or 80 seating, or a maximum 7 display tables.

Standard hearing room set-up: audience chairs with a Dias at the front of the room.
Standard hearing room equipment includes microphones; screen, projector and registration table.
Standard conference and meeting room set-up: conference table, chairs and registration table.

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