Portland Hilton and Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave Downtown Portland
On December 31, 1990, Champagne Ball founder Mathew Weber went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve. He hit a local hot spot where he waited in long lines to get a drink. He couldn’t find his friends or a place to sit.
He still remembers his sense of disappoint that night and his thought that New Year’s Eve should be a special night. People should dress up, spend time with their friends and not stand in lines all night. And, most important, people ought to have fun!
The next year Weber threw a New Year’s Eve party at the East Bank Saloon, 115 people showed up and the Champagne Ball was born. Twenty-four years later the Champagne Ball has outgrown three venues including the Portland Marriott and The Governor Hotel (The Sentinel) and since 2000 the event has made its home at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.
Throughout the years Weber has done his best to hold true to the core values that have made the party such a success; make it fun, have plenty of bars so people don’t have to stand in long lines, hire excellent entertainment and ask that people dress for the occasion.
Lastly, if you’ve ever met our founder you’ll know there’s one other element that he feels is essential to the success of the Champagne Ball: Party favors! Weber strongly believes you can never have enough party favors.
The 2014 Champagne Ball is expecting over 1,300 guests this year and it will include with all those things that make the event such a success: great entertainment, plenty of space to dance, 17 bars, enough food to fill you up (but not enough to slow you down) photo booths and photographers to catch you dressed in your best and a midnight count-down not to be missed.
If you think New Year’s Eve should be a special night, and if you like dancing and having fun, plan to join us at the Champagne Ball. Everyone involved in the party will work very hard to ensure that your New Year’s Eve is not a disappointment.
Please remember to dress for this special occasion in cocktail attire or black tie. Thank you for your continued support.
As a thank you to the community a portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit the Oregon Active Foundation.
Room packages and Platinum Reserved Seats with table service are going quick, get yours today!
- Radical Revolution – Awesome 80’s dance and rock
- The Gentlemen’s Club with Jordan Harris – 90’s and modern dance and rock
- Kevin Hahn from the incredible Journey Tribute band, Stone in Love will be a special guest for several Journey songs throughout the night.
- 3 DJS
- CB Glam Girls
- Access to 4 different themed rooms, 3 dance floors and 17 bars
- Two bands, Video Dance Party and DJs
- Hot and Cold hors d’oeuvres buffet with desserts
- 2 Complimentary Photo Booths
- Late Night Pizza
- Party Favors
- Complimentary glass of sparkling wine
- HUGE Champagne Ball Countdown