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 is one of the most magnificent buildings in Maine. It’s the ideal venue for weddings, art shows, music and theater productions, literary readings, performances, film viewings, markets, business meetings, political events, club gatherings, lectures, presentations, luncheons, anniversary parties, reunions, funerals, and life celebrations.

We’re located in Portland’s West End, a short walk to the Arts District, Downtown and Old Port. A number of hotels and inns are conveniently located close by in every direction. Your guests will enjoy walking through Portland’s old Irish neighborhood and historic State Street in between your ceremony and the reception.

The Perfect Place for Your Perfect Wedding

The Great Hall has soaring cathedral ceilings, antique white oak seating, a traditional aisle, and stunning stained glass windows. The spacious seating area will accommodate a large number of guests. The bell will enthrall you and enchant your guests as it rings across the city of Portland, marking a day you will cherish forever!

Formerly a church, the breath-taking beauty of the space will provide a unique and elegant backdrop for your ceremony. The sense of tradition and history will make your wedding feel more meaningful and memorable. It can also be a great way you to honor your family’s religious traditions without having a religious ceremony. No matter what type of wedding you plan here, you’ll be sure to have a special day!

In addition to weddings, the Great Hall (4,500 sq ft) has also hosted to theater performances, concerts and large scale lectures. The historic setting provides the right atmosphere for private funerals and services.

Celebrate in our Reception Hall

The 4,725-square-foot Reception Hall is very versatile. It can accommodate up to 250 people at elegantly set tables for weddings, receptions, and parties, with plenty of room for mingling and dancing.

Other configurations include auditorium, theatre, concert, u-shaped, classroom, small groups, and boardroom. The sound system is state-of-the-art and constantly upgraded.

The Bride’s Room

The Bride’s Room is a private setting; a beautiful space for the bride to prepare with her attendants before the ceremony. Located at the back of the Great Hall, it’s just a few steps before you walk down the aisle!

The Bride’s Room at 225 sq ft is also perfect for board meetings and small conferences.

The Library

The Library was built as part of the original church in the early 1800s. The woodwork is stunning, and it’s an great space for the Groom to prepare before the ceremony.

The Library (650 sq ft) is also an excellent space for board meetings, small conferences and club gatherings.

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 preservation organization that preserves and restores our landmark building. When you host your event in our historic space, you directly help us with our restoration efforts.

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