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Bissell Brothers is a craft brewery and wedding venue in Portland, Maine. Brothers Noah and Peter Bissell conceived the idea for the brewery in 2011 in the rural central Maine town where they grew up. Combining Noah’s passion for craft brewing with Peter’s industry savvy, the brothers hit the ground running, opening their first taproom in 2014. Since then, Bissell Brothers has become a standout in a city known for its excellent craft breweries. Celebrate your special day at one of the premier breweries in New England.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue is situated in a 100-year-old former railcar repair building on Thompson’s Point Peninsula, overlooking the Fore River. The space has been transformed from a run-of-the-mill industrial building into a modern loft-style destination. Houseplants and wall art complement exposed beams, ducts, and red-brick walls, with high ceilings that add to the brewery’s open feel. Bissell Brothers can accommodate both intimate and larger weddings, and the space is fully customizable according to each couple’s needs.

Services Offered

Bissell Brothers offers the full range of its acclaimed beverages for craft beer-loving guests. Wedding-goers can sip stouts or sours at the full-service bar while listening to the couples’ choice of wedding entertainment. The kitchen team is happy to work with newlyweds to cook up a menu featuring charcuterie, pasta, and plenty of plant-based options, all made in-house. Bissell Brothers is pleased to supply and set up audio/visual equipment. The event coordination team works closely with each couple to meet any additional needs wherever possible. Craft beer enthusiasts and non-drinking guests alike will have a ball celebrating your wedding day at Bissell Brothers’ Portland taproom.

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Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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Historic Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Clean Up
Event Planner

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Audio Equipment

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Gabi L. Sent on 04/22/2024
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Super Duper Party!

We hosted a large holiday party here and had an incredible experience. Niko was super easy to work with - understood our budget and our vision and worked to keep within it. A few things that were above and beyond - everyone was extremely impressed with the delicious food. I also loved the ambiance, sound system and thoughtful touches throughout the venue. Most importantly, the bartenders did a great job being speedy and friendly - making sure all our guests had an excellent time. We would absolutely work with Bissell Brothers again - you won't go wrong!
Will C. Sent on 04/22/2024
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Holiday Party Excellence

My company, Air & Water Quality, hosted is annual holiday party at BBB. The food, service, communication and venue were excellent! I could not reccomend them more. We asked to reserve a spot for next year before the party ended.
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