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Grace

Portland, ME View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
28 reviews
$9k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

$9k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

A vintage wedding venue in Portland, Maine, Grace is a unique location and a premier wedding spot. The building was originally designed as a Gothic Revival Church and has since been renovated to include modern amenities while upholding the integrity of the venue’s historic past. The gorgeous architecture both inside and out will provide you with p

erfect and artistic photographic opportunities.

Facilities and Capacity

With multiple floors and even a lofted area, this space will be sure to accommodate various types and sizes of weddings perfectly. Our Sanctuary the nave of the church, feautres a gorgeous bar and open concept kitchen. On our ground floor, the Greatroom space is perfect for a ceremony or cocktial hour. The guest capacity at this location maxes out at 250 people, allowing plenty of leeway when designing your guest list.

Services Offered
Some of the services that this location offers couples include:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Wifi
  • Liability insurance
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

28 Reviews

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    Whitney Married on 12/11/2021
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    The Perfect Venue

    After looking at 10+ venues, we decided to look at Grace and it was the perfect fit. We needed a venue that could accomodate 190, wanted an upscale feel, and wanted to be in downtown Portland to avoid the inevitable loss of momentum that comes from shuttling guests to and from a venue. We loved that Grace has tables, chairs, plates, glassware, silverware, etc. After helping plan my sisters wedding at an all DIY venue, I can say with certainty that Grace will save you a LOT of stress (and money) by having all the amenities available in-house. Meghan was wonderful - responsive, friendly, accomodating, helpful, and patient with my 10000 questions and requests. The entire Grace team was professional, attentive, and really helped to make our wedding special. We can't recommend Grace enough!
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    Rachael H. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Unique and special venue!

    Meghan, Anne, and the rest of the staff at Grace were fantastic! When we first started evaluating potential venues (we are from out of town), we came into Portland and saw four venues in about three hours, and my partner and I both came away from the visit with Grace as the clear leader. We loved the idea of being able to host both the ceremony and reception at one location, but having separate areas for the two parts, so we wouldn't need to change over the space while guests were around. The downstairs space at Grace that we used for the ceremony was the perfect blank slate for floral and other décor. And then, once guests went upstairs for the reception and got their first glance of that space, everyone was taken aback by how stunning the main sanctuary is.

    We had always thought of our wedding as an "upscale dinner party", and the feel of the sanctuary with the big open kitchen was absolutely perfect for it. Meghan's staff did a great job handling pre-ceremony drinks in the downstairs space while finishing up everything upstairs in advance of cocktail hour. The bar in the middle of the sanctuary is absolutely stunning, and we opted to forego the traditional central table or sweetheart table, to instead have the two of us sitting directly at the bar for dinner. It was a great central location, and the bartenders did a fantastic job making sure we were taken care of (and hydrated!) all night at the bar.

    Meghan was easy to communicate with, and we bantered over email for nearly two years of planning. She did a great job working with our vision and fitting it into the realities of the space and staff capabilities - like having drinks available before the ceremony or accommodating our custom cocktails. We really appreciated that the venue rental included tables, chairs, and table settings, which reduced the amount of outside rental items. She was also quick to recommend other local vendors and resources, and she clearly cares about the hospitality and events scene in Portland.

    All in all, Grace was a perfect city location in Portland, our guests had a great experience, and we heard nothing but compliments about the venue all evening. Highly recommend!
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    Susan P. Married on 02/22/2020
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    Two weddings at Grace, and both terrific

    As the mother of the two brides who have had wedding receptions at Grace, one in 2015 and one in 2020, I am experienced enough to offer a solid opinion on the new 2020 "Grace" - and it's just as wonderful as it was when it provided food, as a spectacular space to have a great party and a unique and stunning central bar, with excellent service and managed by the ever professional and warm Meghan. Meghan is a terrific partner in thinking about planning a wedding, and how to use the space best to maximize guests' fun. We have had DJs at both weddings, and the main floor easily transitions into a dance space. The evening lighting inside feels very romantic, and it's an easy space to dress up the way you want with table decorations, flowers, etc. Guests, especially those from out of town, really seem to be taken with the beautiful architecture and design inside Grace. Folks who have been there before say they are very glad to be inside the space again, and have fond memories of attending other events or having dinner at the former restaurant. The lower floor can easily be transformed into a pretty secular setting for the ceremony, with flowers and other decorations, and it's great to have everyone in one venue for the entire wedding. There is no other space like it anywhere near Portland. It's so close to the nightlife in Portland, that it is easy for people who want to continue partying after the reception to find a place within walking distance. I can't say enough good things about our experiences with Grace.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Two Adventurous Souls Two Adventurous Souls Wedding Photographers

We love working at Grace Restaurant and have had the pleasure to work with them for small intimate weddings all the way up to large events. Their ceremony space is a hidden gem! And the overall atmosphere of the restaurant can't be beat!

Dionne Entertainment Dionne Entertainment Wedding DJs

Grace Restaurant is a fantastic wedding venue! The food is excellent, the staff is very professional and the venue is second to none!! I highly recommend Grace Restaurant and as a professional Wedding DJ, I always look forward to playing there!!!

Affordable Elegance String Ensembles Affordable Elegance String Ensembles Wedding Musicians

Grace Restaurant is one of our favorite venues to perform at. Beautiful, intimate atmosphere is in abundance if you are looking for it. We always look forward to working with the staff.

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15 Chestnut Street Portland, ME, 04101
2078284423
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