Perched on the coast with expansive views of Casco Bay, the McKernan Hospitality Center offers a historic and unique Maine venue for weddings of up to 80 guests (seated/buffet style) or 125 guests (cocktail-style reception).
Built in 1902 as a double officer's quarters, the building is part of the former Fort Preble which protected Portland Harbor from the War of 1812 through World War II. Due to the generosity of the voters and many private citizens of Maine, the building was restored and renovated in 1993 as a training facility for students in the SMCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs. There are multiple indoor spaces on the first floor, the highlight of which is the glassed-in porch overlooking the bay and ocean.
On the top two floors is the Spring Point Inn with eight beautiful guest rooms. Guests wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast loving prepared by SMCC’s chef’s in training! Because the McKernan Hospitality Center is such a unique event space we require that all wedding clients reserve all eight rooms at the Inn on Friday and Saturday night for their wedding guests. As an added perk, you will have advance access to the wedding venue on Friday night to decorate for your big day!
When hosting your wedding at the McKernan Center, your rental includes:
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Michael · Married on 05/23/2015
We met with Kelly from the McKernan Hospitality Center to discuss our wedding plans. From the first moment, Kelly was thoughtful, helpful and professional. She assisted my wife in the planning process of picking a layout, setup for the ceremony and rooms for the weekend. We were so impressed with her professionalism and price point that we rented the venue for the weekend. We also added our rehearsal dinner at the same location.Sent on 07/08/2015
On the wedding weekend, Kelly was always aware of our needs and had someone on hand to assist us with the planning and even the choreography of our our event. She was always polite and smiled at our request. The rooms were always immaculate and well prepared. We used the dinning room for breakfast through dinner over the course of two days.
The food choices were very reasonably priced and varied. The food was always hot, prepared well and delicious. Kelly even made adjustments for all of our dietary needs and preferences. Our guest loved the food.
After the event she followed up with us and not only held our glassware and decorations, but she also packaged them in securely to travel. Our family was so impressed with this venue and the food that we want to hold a family reunion at this location.
Thank you Kelly and the SMCC staff for an exceptional experience.
Cynthia · Married on 07/09/2011
SMCC was amazing I had my ceremony on the bunker and the reception in the hospitality center everything was amazing I couldnt have asked for more and it was so beautifulSent on 08/09/2011
Krissy · Married on 03/08/2019
We chose this venue sight unseen and could not have had a more quintessential Maine wedding reception at Spring Point Field by the sea. The view was wonderful. Kelly was very accommodating for our visits to go over the details. Parking situation, signage, and rooms were all convenient. We may be biased but it was definitely the best wedding reception we've been to (many guests agreed!)Sent on 04/16/2020