Agora Grand Event Center

220 Bates Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Agora Grand Event Center

Agora Grand Event Center is a historic wedding venue in Lewiston, Maine. Its distinctive Gothic spire has towered high above the city for over a century, and the church continues to be a fairy-tale setting in which to exchange vows. The center offers couples modern facilities as well as a convenient location in the heart of Maine’s second-largest metropolitan area.

Facilities and Capacity

Agora Grand Event Center is a contemporary space that is respectful to its storied roots. A Neo-Gothic masterpiece, the church’s gothic-style windows lend a fairy-tale ambiance to any celebration. Guests will arrive to a monumental setting with a towering vaulted ceiling cast in relief by dramatic uplighting. The church’s nave is flanked by stately Corinthian columns, creating a boundless central space in which to host a magic reception. Overhead a giant stained glass rose window, reminiscent of the most hallowed cathedrals of France, floods the hall with ample natural light. The renovation team has worked to accentuate this sense of celestial space, with a minimal white color palette adding to the open and airy tone. The center can host a grand celebration for up to 350 invitees and there is a separate chapel that couples can use for their ceremony. After the party has ended, the newly married couple can retire to the Royal Tower Honeymoon Suite. Located underneath the steeple, it is luxuriously appointed and features stained-glass windows and its own whirlpool bathtub. Guests will find a welcoming place to rest their heads at the Inn at the Agora which adjoins the venue.

Furniture rental is included with the rental of the venue, and there is parking available on-site.

Services Offered

The staff of the Agora Grand Event Center offers a range of services to those celebrating their nuptials. The events team can provide full-service planning for occasions, as well as day-of coordination. The management is also happy to organize beverage services for events, and there is a fully equipped bar on-site.

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Sharing a kiss on the balcony
Sharing a kiss on the balcony
The towering cathedral
The towering cathedral
Spacious and grand
Spacious and grand
Full of natural light
Full of natural light
Royal Tower Honeymoon Suite
Royal Tower Honeymoon Suite
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Having fun
Ready for a refined reception
Ready for a refined reception
A romantic moment
A romantic moment
Dramatic hues
Dramatic hues
The happy couple
The happy couple
Vaulted ceiling
Vaulted ceiling
The chapel
The chapel
Gothic windwos
Gothic windwos
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Stained glass
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The bar
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String lighting
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The rose window
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Sharing a kiss on the balcony
Sharing a kiss on the balcony

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12 Reviews for Agora Grand Event Center

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Mary · Married on 04/13/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Beautiful day in April

    Billie was great to work with, we were her first wedding at the venue since she bought it. We were in quit the rush because my daughter and her fiancee were due to move to Washington State in 5 weeks for the military. With Billies help of letting us come early mornings to review the venue, chapel and set up, it was achieved. I will say that a night wedding at this venue is much more beautiful because of the lights in the venue, a day wedding is also beautiful but if we had to do it all over again it would have been a night wedding for sure. Plenty of kitchen space for the caterers to get ready and do a proper job, plus a great spot in the venue to set up buffet tables. The Agora had tables and chairs for us to use at no extra charge, round and rectangular plus chairs, so that was helpful. There is also a en suite for the bride to get ready and the couple to stay afterwards, the couple didn't take advantage of the rooms but they sure are beautiful.
    I would like to say that the whole experience was wonderful, the bar was well stocked, area for the cake beautiful and plenty room for dancing. When all said and done the wedding was beautiful, Billie was extremely helpful and my daughter and son in law loved every minute of their special day.

    Sent on 02/08/2020

    Agora Grand Event Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Night time weddings are spectacular with our lighting, but daytime weddings are equally as beautiful with the sun shining in our stained glass in the chapel or through our large windows in the Grand Hall - all depends on what people are looking for. However, we started working with couples for their initial tours to time them so that they can see the venue after sunset for the lighting effects or when the sun is shining. Sometimes this means multiple tours so that they can make an informed decision before they work with their planners for improved event timelines. We made this change because of YOU! So thank you for that feedback while we were tearing down after the festivities. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you all. Our litmus test during an event is to watch the couple for their reactions and seeing the bride enjoying herself let us know that the day was going great. Lovely couple with great family and friends. This wedding was the inspiration for our “lending library” and the very first contributor.
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    Tiffany · Married on 04/07/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    • Professionalism:
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    Stunning and over the top. I live in Northern Virginia and attended a wedding at the Agora Grand. A venue like this in the DC area wouldbe very expensive, especially for a wedding of 200 or more. This place is a masterpiece, super classy and full of architecture and elegance you won't find in anything modern. On the down side, while it's located in Maine's second largest city, it's still a pretty small city so don't expect any wild nightlife. Still, it's an incredible bargain considering how close it is to Boston (about 2 hours). Once the rest of New England hears about this place, you can expect the price to jump, so book while you can!

    Sent on 02/09/2017

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Agora Grand Event Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6600
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3300
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Coastal Critters Clam Bakes Wedding Caterers

    Andrew has a great event venue that is centrally located near the midcoast Maine area with easy access from Portland, Augusta and well beyond. It's a beautiful place with high cathedral ceilings and many other amenities. Andrew goes out of his way to provide a pleasing and functional venue for his guests and has been a pleasure to do business with. Thank you, Andrew, for your part in providing a great venue for me and other caterers to recommend to our clients. Good luck and success to you in this fine venture of yours. James - Coastal Critters Clambakes & Grilling

  • Maine Wedding Barn & Event Center Barn & Farm Weddings

    The Agora Grand is indeed Grand for the bride looking for an urban setting in a historic and quite magnificent building for their wedding. Their professionals are eager to work with you to ensure your wedding is just that...Grand!

  • Gendron Franco Center
    Gendron Franco Center Historic Weddings

    We are very happy with the partnership forged between the Gendron Franco Center and the Agora Grand Event Center. Andrew and Jan are great to work with and we welcome this new event center to the L/A Community!

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  • 220 Bates Street Lewiston, ME, 04240 See on map
    844-552-4672 (Phone number)
    7174681984 (Other Phone Number)
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