Weddings

Saltwater Grille

South Portland, ME View map Visit website

About

Saltwater Grille is a wedding venue located in South Portland, Maine. Situated directly on the picturesque Casco Bay, the restaurant offers scenic views and showcases the Portland skyline as its backdrop. Their private, second-floor event spaces are ideal for couples looking to celebrate in an authentic New England setting.

Facilities and Capacity

Saltwater Grille consists of two sites where you can host your special day. The bright Spinnaker Room features cathedral-style ceilings and large windows, elevating the room and creating an elegant ambience. Located on the building’s second level, the private space boasts views of the Portland Harbor. While you and your guests sip your favorite drinks and share conversations, you can admire the shimmering water outside. For larger celebrations, the Seawatch Room is available. Highlighted by exposed-wood beams, its neutral, beach-inspired tones offer a blank canvas for your decor visions. This event space is connected to an outdoor balcony, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy the fresh air. A full-service bar is also featured in the space for a seamless reception experience.

Services Offered

Whether you’re hosting your engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or ceremony and reception, Saltwater Grille is happy to accommodate you. To align with your preferences, the tables, chairs, and other furnishings can be arranged to your liking. The attentive staff will be there to set up on the big day so that you can focus on saying “I do” and creating long-lasting memories.

Cuisine

The restaurant’s team of talented, distinguished chefs delights in curating unique menus for those celebrating at the venue. The culinary staff takes pride in offering guests high-quality seafood so that they can experience an authentic taste of Portland. After your ceremony, you and your loved ones can enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres inside or out, served by the waitstaff. These delectable bites include options like crabcakes, lobster rolls, vegetable spring rolls, bacon-wrapped scallops, and more. For a smooth planning and serving experience, hors d’oeuvres can also be ordered as stations or packages. A variety of tasty plated meals and buffets are available for the main course. Appetizers such as jumbo shrimp cocktails and lobster bisque can be prepared to complement entrées like baked haddock, prime rib, and roasted salmon. Themed buffet options include clambake, surf and turf, and seashore-inspired meals, among more. The restaurant’s expansive menu is sure to impress and appeal to a variety of palates, creating a memorable meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Marina
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
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    Kate Married on 06/15/2019
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    Great for a larger wedding rehearsal dinner

    We hosted a rehearsal dinner for our extended families (about 45 people) the night before our wedding at the Saltwater Grille. I am so glad we found Saltwater Grille, as I had been looking and looking for a space in Portland that could accommodate that size group and was having a hard time!

    Megan and Julia were great to work with and made everything easy.

    The space itself (we rented the Seawatch room) is simple and beautiful and has views of the water and the city of Portland. There’s parking onsite for guests. The food (buffet style) was good, the staff were helpful, and there was a private bar in our room. I think their pricing model is very fair for the area. We would highly recommend them for your party needs in Portland.
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    Jen Married on 10/20/2018
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    Great experience at the Saltwater Grille!

    We wanted to have our wedding reception at the Saltwater Grille as it's right in our neighborhood and most of our guest were from out of town. The view from the Saltwater Grille is not to be missed! Megan Brady was so wonderful to work with. She made the whole process so easy and simple, providing us on a number of different options so we could decide what would be the best fit for our reception. Additionally, Megan made it easy for us to use the smaller reception room as a back up if our outdoor ceremony was rained out. Luckily the weather was fine and we didn't need to do that but it was such an immense relief to have a back-up option built in like that. Like I said, the view is amazing but the food, the staff, and the full experience were even better. Many of my guests are still raving about the food, especially the gnocchi! The price was great and parking was a breeze, and you have the entire upstairs to yourself. My husband and I loved having our reception at a restaurant because now we can go back regularly to celebrate our wedding. We are beyond happy with our choice to hold our reception at the Saltwater Grille!
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    Kira Married on 08/27/2016
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    We had our rehearsal dinner at Saltwater Grille and it was perfect! The food was amazing and our out of town guests couldn't get over the beautiful view! We had the upstairs room, complete with private bar, and it fit our large group with plenty of space. There was also plenty of food included in the buffet and all the selections were delicious! Depending on the package you chose, you can pick a certain amount of entrees, salad, etc. It was truly a perfect night to kick off our wedding festivities!

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231 Front Street South Portland, ME, 04106
207-605-5754
207-799-5400
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