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Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay

Portland, ME View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
3 reviews
Up to 400 guests

About

Up to 400 guests

Holiday Inn By the Bay is a premier wedding venue in Portland, Maine. Our Grand Ballroom can be personalized to fit your dream wedding vision. We can accommodate the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We also offer over two hundred overnight rooms for your guests. Our chef will work with you to create a personalized menu, and we are able to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities. Our talented team will cater to your every need to make sure your vision becomes a reality.

Facilities and Capacity
Holiday Inn By the Bay has a unique space that couples can make their own for their wedding day. The ballroom can hold over 900 guests. Our venue has eight different ways that we can set up the room to suit your day. We are an ideal wedding venue for both small intimate weddings, and grand affairs alike.

Services Offered
Our hotel offers wedding space, as well as a bar, catering, dance floor, centerpieces, discounted group room block, and a dedicated wedding coordinator.

  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Cocktail lounge area
  • Indoor pool
  • On-site restaurant
  • Veteran-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$300

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$300

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

11

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
April
May
November
December
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

2 User photos

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    Lameis H. Married on 10/05/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    • Value
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      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfect venue for our wedding

    We had a pretty large destination wedding in Portland, almost 250 people so we knew we wanted a hotel that could accommodate us and all our out of town guests. The Holiday Inn By the Bay was the best choice that we made for our wedding. The venue had been recently renovated with new carpet and could easily hold our cocktail hour and reception with dance floor. Kristyn was wonderful to work with and catered to our every request from the layout, to the food additions, to the special requests for the bar. The Holiday Inn went above and beyond to make our day special and memorable. Bonus was having the lounge in the lobby where our guests could go for a night cap and where we had pizza brought it, it was the perfect place for the after hours without having to leave the venue. It was so nice that the guests could just go upstairs to their rooms, including my new husband and I. We also were able to have a large breakfast there the next day for our guests, the food kept coming, no one went hungry. I would recommend this venue for anyone who wants to have a special wedding in Portland.
  • Rachel
    Rachel M. Married on 01/08/2022
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    • Responsiveness
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    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Flexible and happy to personalize the venue for my needs

    I really appreciated how flexible they were when it came to food and set up. I wish Melissa had answered her email more often when it came down to the final few weeks, but I am otherwise pleased with how it turned out and Mark Look was always very responsive. The price for the venue was excellent, and just as good quality as other ridiculously expensive venues and catering in the area.

Awards

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88 Spring St Portland, ME, 04101
2077752311
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Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offer?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offer for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay have available for wedding events?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.3 in average response time.

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