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Venues in Portland, ME,
(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 accommodate 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 accommodate food allergies and sensitivities. 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 over 900 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 a bar, catering, dance floor, centerpieces, 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

Lameis H.

5 out of 5
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  • We had a pretty large destination wedding in Portland, almost 250 people so we knew we wanted a hotel that could accommodate us and all our out of town guests. The Holiday Inn By the Bay was the best choice that we made for our wedding. The venue had been recently renovated with new carpet and could easily hold our cocktail hour and reception with dance floor. Kristyn was wonderful to work with and catered to our every request from the layout, to the food additions, to the special requests for the bar. The Holiday Inn went above and beyond to make our day special and memorable. Bonus was having the lounge in the lobby where our guests could go for a night cap and where we had pizza brought it, it was the perfect place for the after hours without having to leave the venue. It was so nice that the guests could just go upstairs to their rooms, including my new husband and I. We also were able to have a large breakfast there the next day for our guests, the food kept coming, no one went hu... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 3,500.00

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

    $ 2,500.00

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


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

    $ 300.00

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

    $ 300.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, 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?

    $ 25.00

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

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


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


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, 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, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, 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?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, 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, April, May, November, December

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