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Venues in Portland,
(207) 775-2311

About Us

Holiday Inn By the Bay is a premier wedding venue in Portland, Maine. Our Grand Ballroom can be personalized to fit your dream wedding vision. We can accomodate the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We also offer over two hundred overnight rooms for your guests. Our chef will work with you to create a personalized menu, and we are able to accomodate food allergies and sensativities. Our talented team will cater to your every need to make sure your vision becomes a reality.

Facilities and Capacity
Holiday Inn By the Bay has a unique space that couples can make their own for their wedding day. The ballroom can hold up to 1,200 guests. Our venue has eight different ways that we can set up the room to suit your day. We are an ideal wedding venue for both small intimate weddings, and grand affairs alike.

Services Offered
Our hotel offers wedding space, as well as bar, catering, dance floor, centerieces, discounted group room block, and a dedicated wedding coordinator.

  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Cocktail lounge area
  • Indoor pool
  • On-site restaurant


3 out of 5
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  • Initially, getting a contract signed was frustrating. We let this slide because Kristyn, the planner, was taking time off for a family emergency. She was out for a little while and her supervisor was filling in, so some disorganization was to be expected. When we started working with kristyn. things went a bit more smoothly. Although there was still a bit of lack of communication as I've heard other brides stating that they were the ones responding to emails from their venue...we had to initiate most of our conversations. The day of the rehearsal, we saw kristyn walk by. We had no direction and our minister directed it all based on assumptions. We were directed to the room of the ceremony by some signs put out. Afterwards, we found her to bring her some items she needed to set out for the wedding reception. The day of the wedding: Things went fairly smoothly. We saw Kristyn once when she asked how things were, which at the time were great. Until we asked, the service staff almost ... Read more

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    $ 5.00

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    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

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    Accommodations, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound

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