Best rehearsal dinner locations in Portland, Maine

Best rehearsal dinner locations in Portland, Maine

Best rehearsal dinner locations in Portland, Maine

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Best rehearsal dinner locations in Portland, Maine | Photo courtesy Unsplash

Best rehearsal dinner locations in Portland, Maine | Photo courtesy Unsplash

Are you getting married near Portland, Maine? If so, and if your wedding venue doesn’t have the right space for it, you probably need to find a location for your rehearsal dinner. If you’re getting married in Maine and you don’t live here, knowing where to host your rehearsal dinner might be a challenge. So, I’ve gathered a list of restaurants in Portland, Maine, where you can host a gathering for your guests after your wedding rehearsal. Some of these have private dining rooms, while others have space for a big group in their restaurant. 

I’ve added descriptions to the ones I’ve actually visited. Restaurants without a description have either been recommended to me or have a great reputation. 

Restaurants in Portland Maine with Private Dining Rooms

  • RiRa Portland – The private dining room, Harbor Room, upstairs has great light, is filled with charm an looks out over the harbor.

  • TIQA – Beautiful private dining room that’s decorated with mediterranean charm.

  • Five Fifty-Five – Unique mezzanine dining room upstairs offers privacy for a small gathering. I officiated a small wedding upstairs at 555.

  • Grace Restaurant – I haven’t been there yet, but it’s in a converted church and has a mezzanine and a large central bar

  • DiMillo’s on the Water – It’s a floating restaurant so it’s as close to the water as you can get.

  • Boone’s Fish House – Haven’t been here yet…

  • Back Bay Grill – Haven’t been here yet…

  • David’s – Haven’t been here yet…

  • Bar Lola – Haven’t been here yet…

  • Caiola’s – Haven’t been here yet…

large Restaurants in Portland Maine

  • Local 188 – The food is excellent and the drinks are yummy. Just so you know, it can be loud, as it’s an open-concept restaurant.

  • Flatbread Company – Good for a very casual rehearsal dinner (kids welcome!) and it’s right on the water!

  • Union Restaurant – Elegant, unique, modern decor and the food is supposed to be amazing. Good for a small party.

  • Top of the East – The most dramatic views of the entire city. I’m pretty sure the entire rooftop lounge can be rented out.

Small Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Portland, Maine

I’m a Maine wedding officiant, the author of the A Sweet Start blog. You can find out more about my services here and here.  

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