Hosting Your Event at the Maine Irish Heritage Center

Our Space – Your Dreams

Located in the heart of Portland, Maine, the Maine Irish Heritage Center’s home is one of the most spectacular, historic buildings on the peninsula. The Sanctuary (former church) is stunning, with its unique interior featuring stained glass windows, awesome acoustics, and wide-open space.

The Maine Irish Heritage Center is the ideal venue for art shows, music and theater productions, literary readings, performances, film viewings, markets, business meetings, club gatherings, lectures, presentations, luncheons, anniversary parties, reunions, weddings and life celebrations.

The Perfect Place for the Perfect Wedding

Our stately, majestic building is the perfect venue for your unforgettable wedding day. The upper-level Sanctuary has spectacular 60-foot cathedral ceilings, elegant wooden pews, an impressive and long traditional aisle, extraordinary stained glass windows, and the historic bell that will enthrall you and enchant your guests as it rings across the city of Portland, creating a wedding celebration you will cherish forever!

The 5,000 square foot, handicap-accessible Reception Hall, can accommodate up to 200 people with the option of round tables elegantly set for eight places. Situated on the lower level, this hall allows plenty of room for mingling and dancing.

The recently remodeled Bride’s Room is a private and spacious setting. It’s a beautiful space for the wedding party to gather prior to the ceremony and for bride and groom photos following the ceremony.

Host Your Event Here!

Contact us for more information or to make an appointment to see the Center:

The Maine Irish Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect and restore our unique building while being the hub for all things Irish in Maine. We would love to help you realize your event here in this welcoming and historic space. And, when you host your event here, it directly helps us develop as our remarkable community center for the future.

Rent the Sanctuary

Rent the Reception Hall


Please call 207-780-0118 or email to discuss possibilities for your perfect wedding day.