Welcome to The Little Church
Little Church of Portland [TLC] is a sanctuary for community, a
haven for peaceful, contemplative gatherings, and an idyllic venue for
your special occasions and parties. The Little Church is perfect for
hosting Intimate Weddings, Workshops, Corporate Events, Family
Gatherings, Celebrations of Life, and more...
in the heart of the influential Alberta Arts District, The Little
Church welcomes your imagination and creativity to transform this
inviting space into whatever you envision for your special gathering or
invite you to experience the beauty and warmth of this sweet and
special place. Tours are available by appointment. Contact us today
to arrange a visit.
Story of The Little Church
has been a sanctuary for community since 2009. Owners Jeannette
D'Antonio and Floyd Labar stumbled upon this "Diamond in the
rough" in 2004 with the original intention of creating a unique
residence. Inspired by several events and gatherings hosted by
friends and community members, Jeannette and Floyd lovingly
transformed The Little Church into being. They have been offering this
unique rental venue to the Alberta Arts Community, the Greater
Portland Community and beyond since 2009.
the years, The Little Church has been home to myriad celebrations
including weddings, commitment ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries,
graduations, etc. as well as dance and theatre performances, photo
shoots, spiritual, meditation and yoga workshops, team-building
retreats, family reunions and art shows.
History of The Little Church
in 1916, the church was consecrated as a religious home
for the Mennonite faith. The acoustics in the sanctuary of the church were designed specific to the a capella singing common amongst
Mennonite congregations, and considered an environment to promote
optimal involvement in congregational signing. An environment too, of superior acoustics for your performance or event.
Mennonite community used the church as its spiritual home for many
years, followed by several other Christian denominations, including
a Korean Baptist congregation and nondenominational International
into what is now The Little Church includes recognition and reverence
for its founding while welcoming a wide variety of events and
gatherings inspired by dynamic community, the beauty and peace of the building, its
interior and grounds.