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Mariner's Church Banquet Center

Portland , ME
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LOCATION

368 Fore Street
Portland, ME US 04101 (map)

PHONE

207-774-7016

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Right in Portland's historic Old Port District, the Mariner's Church provides a unique location along with the convenience of everything you'll need. With an in house chef and an onsite... Read more
Right in Portland's historic Old Port District, the Mariner's Church provides a unique location along with the convenience of everything you'll need. With an in house chef and an onsite kitchen it can accommodate a wide variety of menu selections along with special dietary restrictions. The Mariner's Church can seat 220 guests and hold 440 standing for any type of holiday, birthday, or personal party. With no minimums on food or drink you really can have the wedding of your dreams. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1828
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Nautical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
440
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
700
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
35
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Amelia
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
With the high ceilings and large dance floor, I loved Mariner's Church from the first time I saw it. Even though we first looked at it a year or so before our wedding, Sarah was very patient and flexible with us through the entire process! The food was great and the entire team was professional and friendly. Sarah was incredible and our wedding day wouldn't have been as perfect as it was without her!
With the high ceilings and large dance floor, I loved Mariner's Church from the first time I saw it. Even though we first Read more...
With the high ceilings and large dance floor, I loved Mariner's Church from the first time I saw it. Even though we first looked at it a year or so before our wedding, Sarah was very patient and flexible with us through the entire process! The food was great and the entire team was professional and friendly. Sarah was incredible and our wedding day wouldn't have been as perfect as it was without her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Absolutely a 5 out of 5. Sarah and her team are incredibly professional, responsive to my needs as a bride, and a great value. The food was delicious, and we received several compliments from our guests on the food. The chef was even able to incorporate some of my own recipes into our hor devours!
I was also pleasantly surprised at Sarah and her team setting up the room for us. We were able to get in that morning to put up a lot of the wall / window decorations, but her team took care of the rest - and it turned out great.
She was even able to help us and the couple the night before work together to share cost on chairs. We had priced out our own chairs, but the couple the night before used these gorgeous silver chiavari chairs, and we had picked simple white chairs. Due to the logistics and when the pick-up was scheduled, we split the cost and ended up "upgrading" our chairs while the couple the night before got a discount!
We did have a small issue with our guitarist blowing a fuse and taking out our lighting, but Sarah was able to call the lighting designer and work to resolve the issue prior to our entrance. We had a wonderful time, and many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had attended!
Absolutely a 5 out of 5. Sarah and her team are incredibly professional, responsive to my needs as a bride, and a great Read more...
Absolutely a 5 out of 5. Sarah and her team are incredibly professional, responsive to my needs as a bride, and a great value. The food was delicious, and we received several compliments from our guests on the food. The chef was even able to incorporate some of my own recipes into our hor devours!
I was also pleasantly surprised at Sarah and her team setting up the room for us. We were able to get in that morning to put up a lot of the wall / window decorations, but her team took care of the rest - and it turned out great.
She was even able to help us and the couple the night before work together to share cost on chairs. We had priced out our own chairs, but the couple the night before used these gorgeous silver chiavari chairs, and we had picked simple white chairs. Due to the logistics and when the pick-up was scheduled, we split the cost and ended up "upgrading" our chairs while the couple the night before got a discount!
We did have a small issue with our guitarist blowing a fuse and taking out our lighting, but Sarah was able to call the lighting designer and work to resolve the issue prior to our entrance. We had a wonderful time, and many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had attended! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at Mariner's Church. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing place to have our reception! Sarah was incredibly helpful and flexible and always willing to give us ideas to make our reception exactly how we imagined it. Our reception was perfect and Sarah helped make that possible! We would definitely recommend Sarah and Mariner's Church!
My husband and I recently got married at Mariner's Church. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing place to have our Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at Mariner's Church. We couldn't have asked for a more amazing place to have our reception! Sarah was incredibly helpful and flexible and always willing to give us ideas to make our reception exactly how we imagined it. Our reception was perfect and Sarah helped make that possible! We would definitely recommend Sarah and Mariner's Church! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.8/5.0
My wife and I were so glad we chose Mariner's church banquet center. It is a beautiful space right in the heart of the old port. Everyone from Sarah the contact for the center to the chef and other staff were so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place a thousand times over. Great venue and great price!
My wife and I were so glad we chose Mariner's church banquet center. It is a beautiful space right in the heart of the old Read more...
My wife and I were so glad we chose Mariner's church banquet center. It is a beautiful space right in the heart of the old port. Everyone from Sarah the contact for the center to the chef and other staff were so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place a thousand times over. Great venue and great price! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding at the Mariner's Church back in May. My now husband and I cannot express how happy we are with how our magical night turned out with the help of the wonderful Sarah. She was extremely professional, caring, flexible, and always ready with helpful tips and tricks to make the wedding exactly what we wanted. Sarah even made the unexpected need of having to move the ceremony into the hall, because of rain, an incredibly smooth and almost stress free transition. Thank you so much to Sarah and all of the wonderful staff at Mariner's Church Banquet Hall for making my dreams of the perfect wedding I had always dreamt of come true!!
We recently had our wedding at the Mariner's Church back in May. My now husband and I cannot express how happy we are with Read more...
We recently had our wedding at the Mariner's Church back in May. My now husband and I cannot express how happy we are with how our magical night turned out with the help of the wonderful Sarah. She was extremely professional, caring, flexible, and always ready with helpful tips and tricks to make the wedding exactly what we wanted. Sarah even made the unexpected need of having to move the ceremony into the hall, because of rain, an incredibly smooth and almost stress free transition. Thank you so much to Sarah and all of the wonderful staff at Mariner's Church Banquet Hall for making my dreams of the perfect wedding I had always dreamt of come true!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/18/2013
3.9/5.0
My now Husband and I searched around southern and coastal Maine for a wedding venue and eventually decided that having it in Portland would be fun for our guests. We also live in Portland so it made our planning a bit easier. We found Mariner's Church Banquet Center from an online forum. People said it was flexible, fairly inexpensive and best of all it was right in town. The location was perfect for us, although one downside is that there is not designated parking, so guests will have to park on the street somewhere or in a garage. The location worked great for us and our guests did love the downtown atmosphere as there are many great restaurants and things to do in Portland. The venue fee here is really cheap compared to others in the area. I think even during the high wedding season (June, July, August) the fee is only $700. One word of caution for anyone considering this location is that there is only one coordinator that handles events here and this is a popular spot. That being said, it seemed to us that perhaps they are stretched too thin and cannot provide great customer service. We often had a hard time getting a hold of the coordinator to ask questions. You really need to be super organized if you decide to hold your reception here and tell them multiple times what your wedding day schedule is. If you are looking for serious hand holding and a "wedding planner" either hire a separate person for that or don't use this venue. Our wedding went fine but it was simple and I was not super particular and didn't mind doing all the planning. Overall this venue worked for us and I'm glad we had it downtown, but I could see how it could be frustrating for a bride that is picky and has a particular vision. Their communication is not awesome, but the price and location is right. The food was good enough and everyone had fun so we are happy with how our wedding went. If you're organized and don't mind doing the legwork yourself this is a great location.
My now Husband and I searched around southern and coastal Maine for a wedding venue and eventually decided that having it Read more...
My now Husband and I searched around southern and coastal Maine for a wedding venue and eventually decided that having it in Portland would be fun for our guests. We also live in Portland so it made our planning a bit easier. We found Mariner's Church Banquet Center from an online forum. People said it was flexible, fairly inexpensive and best of all it was right in town. The location was perfect for us, although one downside is that there is not designated parking, so guests will have to park on the street somewhere or in a garage. The location worked great for us and our guests did love the downtown atmosphere as there are many great restaurants and things to do in Portland. The venue fee here is really cheap compared to others in the area. I think even during the high wedding season (June, July, August) the fee is only $700. One word of caution for anyone considering this location is that there is only one coordinator that handles events here and this is a popular spot. That being said, it seemed to us that perhaps they are stretched too thin and cannot provide great customer service. We often had a hard time getting a hold of the coordinator to ask questions. You really need to be super organized if you decide to hold your reception here and tell them multiple times what your wedding day schedule is. If you are looking for serious hand holding and a "wedding planner" either hire a separate person for that or don't use this venue. Our wedding went fine but it was simple and I was not super particular and didn't mind doing all the planning. Overall this venue worked for us and I'm glad we had it downtown, but I could see how it could be frustrating for a bride that is picky and has a particular vision. Their communication is not awesome, but the price and location is right. The food was good enough and everyone had fun so we are happy with how our wedding went. If you're organized and don't mind doing the legwork yourself this is a great location. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.5/5.0
This venue is well-sized with an excellent view, affordable, and completely customizable and flexible. Above all, it came with the impeccable Sarah, who offered real advice, a very yummy tasting, and was so helpful leading up to the day, both with myself and any other family members who threw wacky requests at her.
This venue is well-sized with an excellent view, affordable, and completely customizable and flexible. Above all, it came Read more...
This venue is well-sized with an excellent view, affordable, and completely customizable and flexible. Above all, it came with the impeccable Sarah, who offered real advice, a very yummy tasting, and was so helpful leading up to the day, both with myself and any other family members who threw wacky requests at her. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.5/5.0
My Feb 2012 wedding was originally scheduled for a different venue. Six weeks before the wedding we were informed that our venue was closed to due financial issues, and we were left scrambling to find a new place to hold our 125 guest wedding. We contacted Mariners and thankfully they were available - which turned out to be a great thing because our wedding was fantastic! The room at Mariners is beautiful, especially at night with candles, and all the lights of Portland glowing outside. The food was excellent (or so I heard - I was too busy dancing to grab a bite!) and Sarah, the manager, was very flexible and accomodating with all of my plans, especially considering they were made less than six weeks before the event. Best of all, the prices at Mariners are EXTREMELY reasonable - our bar tab actually came in under budget - a lovely surprise, considering our friends are drinkers! There were a few very minor service changes I would have made (our favors weren't put in a prominent place and almost none of guests got them, would have appreciated some food being packed up for my husband and I to take away), but overall we had an excellent experience at Mariners and would recommend them to any couple.
My Feb 2012 wedding was originally scheduled for a different venue. Six weeks before the wedding we were informed that our Read more...
My Feb 2012 wedding was originally scheduled for a different venue. Six weeks before the wedding we were informed that our venue was closed to due financial issues, and we were left scrambling to find a new place to hold our 125 guest wedding. We contacted Mariners and thankfully they were available - which turned out to be a great thing because our wedding was fantastic! The room at Mariners is beautiful, especially at night with candles, and all the lights of Portland glowing outside. The food was excellent (or so I heard - I was too busy dancing to grab a bite!) and Sarah, the manager, was very flexible and accomodating with all of my plans, especially considering they were made less than six weeks before the event. Best of all, the prices at Mariners are EXTREMELY reasonable - our bar tab actually came in under budget - a lovely surprise, considering our friends are drinkers! There were a few very minor service changes I would have made (our favors weren't put in a prominent place and almost none of guests got them, would have appreciated some food being packed up for my husband and I to take away), but overall we had an excellent experience at Mariners and would recommend them to any couple. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
All around A+ service. Very accommodating, flexible and the most bang for your buck in the area. Highly recommend!
All around A+ service. Very accommodating, flexible and the most bang for your buck in the area. Highly recommend!
All around A+ service. Very accommodating, flexible and the most bang for your buck in the area. Highly recommend! Read less
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dll82mjb
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.8/5.0
The Mariner's Church was all I could have hoped for. The room is beautiful and the staff was fantastic. Scott is great to work with. He will do what he can to accomodate everything a bride could need. The food was fantastic! I was never a huge fan of Chicken Marsala, but I am now!!!
The Mariner's Church was all I could have hoped for. The room is beautiful and the staff was fantastic. Scott is great to Read more...
The Mariner's Church was all I could have hoped for. The room is beautiful and the staff was fantastic. Scott is great to work with. He will do what he can to accomodate everything a bride could need. The food was fantastic! I was never a huge fan of Chicken Marsala, but I am now!!! Read less
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hillberry
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
This place is right in the heart of the old port and is amazing! Scott has done thousands of weddings and you can tell. He is very organized and keeps in touch with you through out your whole experience! He assured me everything was going to be great and it was more then great! Everyone had a great time and the food was Spectacular! We Had the Roast Beef, Chicken Marsala, with red potatoes, soup, rolls and a salad! The bar was quick and gave great service as well! We hope to return for anniversary's and birthdays. Our friends and Family Truly enjoyed this whole event and it was because Scott knew what he was doing! Thanks so much!
This place is right in the heart of the old port and is amazing! Scott has done thousands of weddings and you can tell. He Read more...
This place is right in the heart of the old port and is amazing! Scott has done thousands of weddings and you can tell. He is very organized and keeps in touch with you through out your whole experience! He assured me everything was going to be great and it was more then great! Everyone had a great time and the food was Spectacular! We Had the Roast Beef, Chicken Marsala, with red potatoes, soup, rolls and a salad! The bar was quick and gave great service as well! We hope to return for anniversary's and birthdays. Our friends and Family Truly enjoyed this whole event and it was because Scott knew what he was doing! Thanks so much! Read less
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