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The Press Hotel

Portland, ME View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
18 reviews
$11k - $23k For 70 Guests
Up to 70 guests

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$11k - $23k For 70 Guests
Up to 70 guests

The Press Hotel an elegant wedding venue set in the coastal town of Portland, Maine. This luxurious space is Portland’s first independent boutique hotel. It boasts antique architectural structure redone from its original frame. This hotel space also allows ease of transportation before or after the wedding for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
If you desire an intimate setting with a story behind it, look no further than The Press Hotel. The maximum capacity of the largest room is 100 guests for a reception or 70 for a banquet. This room is called The Composing Room that features hand-crafted paneling and expansive windows to allow for natural lighting. The Editorial Room has a vintage vibe that is attributed to the built-in bookcase. The Editorial can hold up to 45 of your closest friends and family for a reception and 32 for banquets. For an even more intimate setting, The News Room can hold up to 15 guests for a reception across from the Inkwell Bar.

Services Offered
The Press Hotel offers services to go along with its boutique-hotel story. A few of these services include:

  • Accommodations
  • In-house catering
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Valet

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?

$750

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

$3,000

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?

$1,000

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
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?

$45

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

70

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

15

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant
Rooftop

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

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
March
April
May
November
December

18 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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  • Desiree
    Desiree H. Married on 10/12/2019
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    Unforgettable

    From start to finish The Press Hotel was amazing to work with. They accommodated all our requests and were beyond helpful in the planning process. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, with modern, unique decor and a farm to table restaurant and coffee shop on site this place will make you feel like royalty and wow your guests. From the seasonal, sustainable food and drink menus to the way the staff is always one step ahead of your needs, the atmosphere and service is truly above and beyond. Albert Thayer, our wedding coordinator handled our event with expertise and poise and I honestly cannot say enough good things about him. He is very dedicated to his craft and devoted to helping create the day of your dreams. Not to mention, he is one of the kindest most genuine people you’ll ever meet. I would chose him over and over again if I could. If you’re looking for an intimate, romantic and unique wedding experience, I HIGHLY recommend The Press Hotel and Albert Thayer.
  • April Bourgoin
    April B. Married on 05/10/2019
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    Transcendent!

    Our intimate wedding at The Press Hotel was a transcendent experience that is truly “beyond words.” The property is unique and awe-inspiring. With many of the original Portland Press Herald details preserved, it allows for beautiful backdrops and an atmosphere that is sure to impress your guests.

    Anna Paschal is a gem... a bride’s dream coordinator! She was such a pleasure to work with, has an eye for the details, is always there when you need her and communicates so well throughout the whole process!

    Chef Josh Berry surpassed his reputation known throughout Portland, ME for his cuisine at Union. With his innovative culinary skills and fresh local ingredients, he created decadent meals for our intimate dinner. He even asked about individual dietary restrictions for each guest! We hope to go back and have our same menu, cake included, for all our anniversaries to come! The presentation and taste of everything was superb!!

    We would HIGHLY recommend The Press Hotel for an intimate wedding venue! You will not be disappointed .... with the 5 star hotel service, the beautiful penthouse suite that has a rooftop with a 360 degree view of Portland, gorgeous, comfortable guest rooms, the unique newspaper themed details, delicious fresh farm to table food/bar options and the people... Anna and Chef Berry in particular!!! Thank you for an unforgettable experience that really was BEYOND WORDS!


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    Kayla B. Married on 04/19/2019
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    How to Describe Perfect?!

    I cannot say enough amazing things about the Press Hotel and their staff. Everything was INCREDIBLE and I'm beyond thrilled we chose them for our big day! I struggled to write this review because I wasn't sure how to praise them enough! Anna - our sales/event manager - helped us with everything from start to finish with our wedding, from the agreement to the day of - and boy was she AMAZING!!! I'm in event planning for a living she and her team are hands down some of the best I've ever worked with. We felt so taken care of, and the process was simple and as stress free as can be. Anna went above and beyond for us, was super detail-oriented, and made sure our vision for our day came to life. She had amazing suggestions which we gladly accepted (i.e. the idea for our signature drink was all hers and was a huge crowd pleaser) , and when the hotel was running a promotion for our hotel room she actually updated our agreement to reflect the new price without us even asking. You don't find that everywhere! The day was perfect and our guests had the best time. I got texts from guests saying the lobby bar was pouring them champagne when they found out they were here for the wedding! And all of our guests knew every single name of the Valet staff - people LOVED them! Everything felt intimate/close-knit and high class, and everyone was taken care of amazingly the second they stepped on the property. I haven't even mentioned the incredible food, amazing rooms, and outstanding service! Ugh I could go on forever. If you're thinking of using them for your wedding please do - you will not be disappointed!! They have our business forever when we are in the area!

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Gretta & Alex
    27 photos · 11/06/2021

Map

119 Exchange St Portland, ME, 04101
2078088800
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The Press Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Press Hotel?

The Press Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Press Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Press Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Press Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Press Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Press Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Press Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Press Hotel for wedding events?

The Press Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Press Hotel offer?

The Press Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Press Hotel offer for wedding events?

The Press Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Press Hotel have available for wedding events?

The Press Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Press Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Press Hotel is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in value.

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