Portland Graduation: The Banquet

Dates and Times

Our Celebration Banquet will be on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Holiday Inn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 7 p.m. We anticipate that the program will end around 9 p.m.


In keeping with the elegance of the evening, Celebration Banquet attendees are asked to dress up. Men usually wear jackets and ties, and women generally wear skirts or dresses.


Western Seminary encourages guests not to bring children under the age of five, or older children who cannot sit quietly for extended periods of time. Mothers of nursing infants are welcome to bring their babies.

Entree Option

You'll notice that the menu for the banquet is listed below. Please check with each of your guests prior to purchasing tickets. You must select entrée choices and dietary restrictions when you purchase banquet tickets. Dietary restrictions may only be accommodated if they are communicated at the time of purchase -- not on the night of the banquet.


Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, March 30th on EventBright.com. A link will be provided on this page when sales open. 

Each graduate will receive two complimentary banquet tickets. Additionally, Western Seminary is pleased to subsidize eight additional tickets in order to fill a table of ten. All seating will be at assigned tables. 

Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and as such we regret that we cannot reserve tickets. We cannot guarantee ticket availability beyond April 10, but if you have an emergency, please contact Hannah.

The Menu 



Spinach Salad

Baby spinach tossed with dried cranberries, toasted almonds

in a sherry wine vinaigrette 





Lentil Curry Stew 

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Lentil curry with sweet and smoky tomato compote

Potato, Pea and carrot stir fry


6OZ Flat Iron Steak 

Gluten Free if requested

Sirloin Steak topped with cabernet demi glaze, served with marinated

blanched carrots, roastedsweet peppers, and roasted Yukon

gold potatoes with garlic & herbs


Pan-seared Salmon

Gluten Free

Fillet of salmon served with Champagne Mushroom Cream, served

with marinated blanched carrots, roasted sweet peppers,

and roasted Yukon gold potatoes with garlic & herbs



Each table will have a rotating pre-plated selection of two desserts
Chocolate Decadence Cake
Rich moist chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and strawberry garnish


Lemon Bar

Sweet, tart and velvety lemon Bar topped with whipped cream and blueberry garnish  


Fruit Cupsas requested


You must select entrée choices and communicate dietary restrictions when you purchase banquet tickets. Dietary restrictions may only be accommodated if they are communicated at the time of purchase -- not on the night of the banquet.

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