Mariner's Church Banquet Center

368 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 Map · Phone number
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About Mariner's Church Banquet Center

Right in the heart of Portland's historic Old Port District, the Mariner's Church provides a unique location along with the convenience of everything you'll need. With our in house chef and an onsite kitchen we can accommodate a wide variety of menu selections along with special dietary restrictions. With flexible menu options, we can serve your guests a buffet or plated meal or the increasingly popular food stations! The Mariner's Church can seat 220 guests and hold 440 standing for any type of wedding, holiday, birthday, or personal party. We can also host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one place!

Come check out our hidden gem for all your event needs!

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19 Reviews for Mariner's Church Banquet Center

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.2

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    Johnny · Married on 09/23/2017

    5.0
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    Just attached a wedding there and it was outstanding!

    Sent on 09/24/2017
  • User6690642 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Priest: "How many people are you expecting?"
    Me: "We both have huge Catholic families -- we're inviting over 200."
    Priest: "You know, the folks at the Mariner's Center really do a nice job. I've been there for a number of large receptions. It's right in the Old Port."
    Me: "Oh that's so great to hear -- we've already booked with them!"

    Our reception at the Mariner's Center was fabulous. I comparison shopped. It is the best in So. Maine for a big indoor wedding.

    The formal plated dinner was excellent and brought up efficiently as possible -- no one left hungry.

    The space is incredibly versatile, as the photos on the Facebook page and home page will show you.

    The price was right -- for 176 guests, full formal plated dinner (because the groom was anti-buffet), and a drink ticket redeemable for one drink (wine, beer, well or soda) in lieu of a party favor for all guests, the bill did not exceed $9,000. That price does not include cake or decorations, but does include service and linens. There were no sneaky fees (cake cutting fees, bottle opening fees, etc.). They were very transparent about costs.

    Sarah Campbell, the banquet manager is really sharp and gave me great advice about planning and vendors. Devin the assistant manager also a great job managing the day, bustling my gown, bringing us snacks while we waited in the Billiard's Room before being announced, etc.

    Few venues in the area have the abundance of natural light that the Mariner's Center offers (not even some pricey ones). Add some candles and your photos will be great -- you can't fake good light and those photos are your memory of the day! You'll want to look gorgeous!

    I could not have been happier with my wedding day. Thank you, Mariner's Center!

    Sent on 05/10/2016
  • User6156300 · 2+ years ago

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    When searching for the perfect venue in Portland, we stumbled upon Mariner's Church Banquet Center by chance and were definitely not disappointed with our choice! From the initial phone call and meeting to the tasting and wedding day itself, Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Short of screwing anything into the walls, the venue really lets you make it your own and offers amazing suggestions for local vendors. Sarah was available every step of the way, including last minute damage control when I was freaking out about something :) We held our ceremony upstairs in the banquet center, moved into the pool hall for our cocktail hour while the upstairs was reset, then returned to the banquet center for our reception. Our guests (almost all out-of-state) appreciated not having to travel to different locations, and it allowed us to spend more time with them. The food was also delicious and it was convenient not to have to book a caterer too. Prices there were extremely reasonable and allowed us to stay right on budget. I would HIGHLY recommend Mariner's Church as a venue for your whole wedding day!

    Sent on 01/05/2016

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Mariner's Church Banquet 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 440
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: 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, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Open Bar
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access

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    European Bakery Inc. Wedding Cakes

    We love delivering cakes here. The room is so lovely and the views are the best. A top notch place to have any function

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  • 368 Fore Street Portland, 04101 See on map
    2077747016 (Phone number)

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