Maine, the northern most state in the contiguous United States is probably best known for Maine lobster, lighthouses, L.L. Bean, and moose freely roaming the countryside. These are all good reasons to visit Maine. Having four distinctly different seasons provides a city like Portland the means to showcase lush scenery all year-round. Wedding venues in Maine run the gamut from seashore settings and historic urban buildings to Gothic churches and barns. Whether the ceremony overlooks a colorful garden or a snowy landscape, Portland wedding venues provide the magic. Which of these 25 wedding venues in Portland will the right one?
1.Historic House Island
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Historic House Island sits on 24-acres of land and is one of Portland’s first settlements. This venue features three lawns that are mainly used for ceremonies and all three can easily accommodate up to 300 guests each. Offering awe-inspiring views is one of the many reasons couples choose this venue. The Prayer Garden, North Lawn, and Beaches are the primary ceremony areas to exchange vows. While the ceremonies are performed outdoors, this space provides dance floors and large tents to ensure that the special day stays on course. This venue is ideal for couples who want wedding near the water.
House Island, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-536-8950
2.Portland Masonic Temple
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Portland Masonic Temple, originally built in 1911, is an iconic historical venue. It is located in Portland’s downtown area and is an ideal setting for couples looking to host a traditional or vintage wedding. There are spaces for small and large events featuring stained glass windows, period millwork, antique furniture and chandeliers, and walls and floors that have a finish like marble. The first floor offers two spaces – The Scottish Rite Reading Room and the Armory. The spacious Armory accommodates up to 220 seated dinner guests with a dance floor, 250 guests without a dance floor. This venue includes china, set-up and clean-up, chairs, tables, and event planning.
415 Congress Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-772-6882
3.Brick South Events & Catering Co.
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Thompson’s Point, the sight of Brick South Events and Catering Co. in Portland, is rich in industrial history. This historic venue is also the site of the first electric crane in Maine. This is an ideal locale for couples wishing to recite their vows on the banks of the Fore River with the lush forest at their backdrop. The interior features 25,000 square feet of space that is a virtual blank canvas waiting for couples to paint their idyllic wedding masterpiece. With warm brick walls, polished concrete floors, steel beams, and roughhewn wood, this venue the perfect place to hold receptions and weddings.
8 Thompsons Point, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-747-5288
Casco Bay, Portland, is the home of Casablanca Cruises, an 85-foot charter boat that is ideal for couples who want to wed on water. Situated on a waterfront that offers a cruise through the Bay on this two-deck cruiser, The Casablanca takes parties on day and three-hour sunset cruises that are ideal for weddings and receptions. The boat has the capacity for hosting up to 149 guests. Porthole Restaurant and Pub, originally built in 1929, is another on-site venue as well as the Custom House Wharf. All three venues offer set-up, clean-up, tables and chairs, and event planning
18 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-774-7220
5.Keeley's Banquet Center
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A family business for nearly 30 years, Keeley’s Banquet Center in Portland is a perfect setting for couples looking to have a fairytale wedding. With a stunning, private courtyard that features lush greenery, and a white fence and altar, this an excellent venue for outdoor ceremonies and wedding receptions. The entire 8000-square-foot Banquet Hall that seats 500 guests may be rented, or the room can be split into four smaller configurations. Packages include cake service, catered menus, linens, silverware, white Chiavari chairs, and champagne toast for the party and guest.
178 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-797-3550
6.Mariner's Church Banquet Center
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Mariner’s Church Banquet Center is housed in a building originally constructed in 1828 in the Old Port District of Portland. This National Landmark venue is an ideal setting for a storybook type wedding. The opulent ceremony space is able to seat up to 220 seated dinner guests and 440 standing cocktail guests, making this one of the largest venues in the area. Couples will find a polished hardwood dance floor bordered with dark carpeting offset by bright, white walls and high ceilings. Large windows and white columns add to the elegance of this space. An on-site kitchen and chef help make this venue wedding ready.
368 Fore Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-774-7016
© O'Maine Studios
Downtown Portland is the setting for O’Maine Studios, a wedding and reception venue that caters to any cost or size. This edgy, urban venue is budget-friendly and is a good choice for outdoor garden, rustic, or urban weddings. A 2,000-square-foot garden-style patio offers a space for guests to mingle with cocktails between the ceremony and the reception. Their reception hall is 4,000 square feet of open space with exposed HVACs, track lighting, and rolling garage doors. O’Maine Studios also offers a 1,700-square-foot industrial kitchen and chef demo island.
54 Danforth Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-899-1730
8.Portland Ocean Gateway
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Designed to resemble a ship’s prow, Portland Ocean Gateway is the crown jewel of Casco Bay and perfect for the bride and groom who love the ocean. Just feet above the Bay, sits this 5,600 square-foot, elegant building with sweeping views of the water and shoreline. The unique shape is just one of the many flawless designs this venue has to offer, including high ceilings, exposed HVACs, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and a hardwood dance floor. This is a great space for a nautical or beach themed wedding. Space is also available on the grass right next to the Bay for an outdoor ceremony as well.
14 Portland Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-808-5400
9.The Inn on Peaks Island
The Inn on Peaks Island, a three-time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner in Portland, offers an idyllic Maine setting for couples loving the great outdoors. Downtown Portland is about three miles away from Peaks Island and can be accessed by water taxis and the Casco Bay Lines that runs regularly throughout the day. Offering picturesque foliage during the fall, and gentle breezes during summertime, this is a versatile venue. Couples can choose an outdoor ceremony with a harbor backdrop, or an inside ceremony in The Inn, where up to 200 guests can help celebrate the nuptials. This venue offers both event planning and on-site catering.
33 Island Avenue, Peaks Island, ME, Phone: 207-766-5100
10.Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
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This classic and timeless venue, Portland Regency Hotel and Spa helps create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s ideal for the couple who are hosting a classic or traditional wedding. This elegant venue offers a number of spaces to host a reception or ceremony. The Rooftop venue, is able to accommodate 200 seated dinner guests, and offers stunning views of the harbor. The 1,900-square-foot Atlantic Room is the largest of four ball rooms available for receptions. A Cathedral ceiling, art deco lighting, and a dance floor, make this stately room a must-have when planning a reception.
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-774-4200
Grace, in Portland, Maine, a three-time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner, is a premier wedding spot in what was originally a Revival Gothic Church. Grace is the perfect venue for couples who want to wed in a venue full of old school charisma. This graceful venue offers two floors. On the second floor, the Sanctuary features hand painted woodwork and original stained glass. This is considered private event space. The Greatroom on the ground floor features crystal chandeliers, tall ceilings, stained hardwood floors, and leaded glass windows. This part of the church has been around for more than 160 years.
15 Chestnut Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-828-4423
12.Clarion Hotel Maine
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On Congress Street, the Clarion Hotel Maine in Portland, offers access to a wide assortment of attractions in the downtown area. Providing amenities for couples who want everything taken care of makes this venue in high demand. Their main ballroom boasts over 3,200 square feet of immaculate event space with a cream colored, multi-tiered ceilings, windows that measure floor-to-ceiling, soft lighting, and wooden accents. Other amenities include a dance floor, bridal party pre-wedding room, and a complimentary champagne toast at the reception. Within walking distance of the train station and two miles from the airport, this location takes it easy on guests.
1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 774-761-1560
13.One Longfellow Square
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One Longfellow Square in Portland is a one-of-a-kind venue that is versatile enough to make any dream wedding a reality. Ideal for creative couples, the space awaits personalization. The event space is actually a performing arts venue when it isn’t being rented by happy couples. Located in Portland’s vibrant Arts District, it can accommodate up to 200 guests. One Longfellow Square provides an intimate, relaxed atmosphere that is ideal for a wedding or reception. There is a stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, a full-service bar, hardwood floors, and large windows to bring in lots of light.
181 State Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-761-1757
14.Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
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Couples’ wanting a traditional Irish wedding will find the perfect venue at Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant in Portland. This authentic Irish Pub features four event spaces for weddings or receptions, one of which is the entire second floor. This exquisite event space features hardwood flooring, string lights, and views of the Bay through large windows. Crisp linens, cushioned chairs, and a romantic fireplace help this elegant venue become the ideal setting on that special day. This venue also provides a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-761-4446
© Bayside Bowl
Not your typical venue for a wedding, Bayside Bowl in Portland more than makes up for the unusualness with an atmosphere of exuberance. This memorable and unique venue offers a number of different spaces to hold an event. The largest being the main bowling alley, where guests and the wedding party don shoes to roll a few frames. During months when the weather is ideal, the rooftop at Bayside Bowl is a perfect space to hold any type of ceremony. Offering views of downtown Portland and open space for dancing the night away, this venue is perfect for the couple on a budget.
58 Alder Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-791-2695
16.Beech Ridge Barn
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Beech Ridge Barn is a luxurious venue located in Scarborough, just minutes away from Portland, and is just the right spot for couples looking to host a country wedding. The grounds are loaded with amenities, fresh garden flowers, luscious apple trees, and short drives to five different beaches. The Barn is restored from the 1800s and is able to accommodate 225 guests. Natural light pours through its large windows. Vaulted ceilings, two full baths, five bedrooms, and a view of the pond, create a picturesque background for photos. All of this and more are waiting for the right couple.
9753, 21 Beech Ridge Road, Scarborough, ME, Phone: 917-536-8828
17.Falmouth Country Club
Portland’s Old Port District is just minutes away from Falmouth Country Club, a venue that is an ideal setting for couples who want an enchanting ceremony. This space featuring rolling farmland, lush greenery, and scenic waterholes offers indoor and outdoor venues to host either intimate or larger receptions. Couples opting for the outdoor ceremony will be awestruck by the Pavilion Tent set up alongside the signature waterhole. With spires atop, it resembles a Medieval Times gala. The Clubhouse is regal in its own way with views of the golf course via large windows, tile ceilings, and crisp linens.
1 Congressional Drive, Falmouth, ME, Phone: 207-878-2864
18.Harbor View at Jones Landing
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Having first been an Amusement Park, then a base for the military in World War II, Harbor View at Jones Landing on Peaks Island, is just a ferry ride of 15-minutes from Portland. This space is ideal for the couple wanting a fun, open space to hold their ceremony. The iconic Landing is rich with Maine history, cobblestone streets, historical brick buildings, galleries, and pubs in this scenic, coastal town. The venue also offers splendid sunset views from its outdoor wood deck, lush greenery and colorful flowers, and a waterfront cabin for the Bridal party to use pre-ceremony.
6 Welch Street, Peaks Island, ME, Phone: 207-766-5652
19.Sheraton Portland at Sable Oaks
The Sheraton Portland at Sable Oaks is mere minutes away from Portland’s historical downtown area. This space is ideal for couples looking to host a classic, modern, or elegant wedding. Five event spaces are available at this venue totaling over 12,000 square feet, and providing space for any size event. Each Ballroom is elegantly designed with the Grand Ballroom being the largest and most spectacular at over 6,000-square-feet. This room features bright chandeliers and sconce lighting, large windows with drapes, and a wood dance floor surrounded by ornately designed carpet. The smaller Casco Bay Room accommodates 250 guests and is over 4,000 square feet.
200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME, Phone: 207-871-8000
20.The Westin Portland Harborview
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The Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, Maine, a two-time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner with a total event space of over 16,000 square feet. This venue boasts event spaces that can accommodate 80 to 230 guests, with the Winslow Homer Ballroom being the smallest. The Eastland Grand Ballroom and Balcony features tall ceilings, pendant lights, and hardwood trim on the walls. A second floor area for the Bride and Groom to be received is at one end of the room. A 1,640-square-foot adjoining ballroom accommodates 230 guests. This venue is perfect for the couple wanting an elegant wedding with all the trimmings.
157 High Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-775-5411
Overlooking the Casco Bay on the campus of Southern Maine Community College in Portland, the McKernan Center is ideal for couples looking for a quintessential Maine wedding or reception setting. This venue offers two outdoor spaces for ceremonies, Spring Point Hill, which offers stunning views of the Forts and Lighthouses, and on the cliffside, Fort Preble Bunker presents sweeping views below. Indoor facilities are available as well at All-Faiths Chapel and Oceanview Dining Hall. All-Faiths Chapel has seating for up to 40 ceremony guests; Oceanview Dining Hall seats up to 150 seated reception guests and is ideal for inclement weather.
122 McKernan Drive, South Portland, ME, Phone: 207-741-5672
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The Portland Club, a former mansion in the historical West End of Portland, Maine, is a perfect space for a refined, elegant ceremony or reception. This stately manor is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the state. Featuring a ballroom with high ceilings, period furniture, and elegant detail, it has a sweeping staircase that leads guests to the second floor space designated for receptions. White columns and chandeliers compliment the rest of this elegant space that is able to seat 250 guests. The Portland Club also has open rooms with fireplaces and a bar with a 1920s feel.
156 State Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-761-6665
23.Vacations & Weddings in Maine
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Vacations and Weddings in Maine is a state-wide directory of vendors providing services for receptions, weddings, and vacations. This directory is ideal for couples planning for their big day and choosing their vendors all from one place. Every ceremony is in need of photographers to record any event. No event is possible without some type supplies or rental needs. Whether its tables, chairs, china, or silverware, this guide will help anyone find the wedding rentals they need. Not only is this guide perfect for rental supplies, it also provides lists of vetted florists, jewelers, caterers, venues, and anything else one might need.
45 Kenwood Street, Portland, ME, Phone: 207-838-2144
23 Best Wedding Venues in Portland, Maine
- Historic House Island, Photo: Historic House Island
- Portland Masonic Temple, Photo: Portland Masonic Temple
- Brick South Events & Catering Co., Photo: Brick South Events & Catering Co.
- Casablanca Cruises, Photo: nvcstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Keeley's Banquet Center, Photo: Keeley's Banquet Center
- Mariner's Church Banquet Center, Photo: Mariner's Church Banquet Center
- O'Maine Studios, Photo: O'Maine Studios
- Portland Ocean Gateway, Photo: Portland Ocean Gateway
- The Inn on Peaks Island, Photo: pyrozenko13/stock.adobe.com
- Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Photo: Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
- Grace, Photo: Grace
- Clarion Hotel Maine, Photo: Clarion Hotel Maine
- One Longfellow Square, Photo: One Longfellow Square
- Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant, Photo: Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
- Bayside Bowl, Photo: Bayside Bowl
- Beech Ridge Barn, Photo: Beech Ridge Barn
- Falmouth Country Club, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- Harbor View at Jones Landing, Photo: Harbor View at Jones Landing
- Sheraton Portland at Sable Oaks, Photo: igorsinkov/stock.adobe.com
- The Westin Portland Harborview, Photo: The Westin Portland Harborview
- McKernan Center, Photo: pyrozenko13/stock.adobe.com
- Portland Club, Photo: Portland Club
- Vacations & Weddings in Maine, Photo: Vacations & Weddings in Maine
- Cover Photo: polinaloves/stock.adobe.com