There are few places on earth with such a vast array of scenery and unique and convenient meeting and conference options.
In Maine’s economic capital, Portland, you’ll find this historic seacoast town packed full of award-winning restaurants, shops, parks, attractions, nightlife and spacious hotels and venues, providing the offerings of much larger metropolitan areas but with a small-town feel.
Those who have met in Maine — marveled at our lighthouses, walked our woods, paddled our waters or hiked our trails — know that Maine is special…
The Visit Portland team is your Maine meetings connection. We can help you with any area of the state, to discover all that our one-of-a-kind destination can offer your group.
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Situated along the coast, sitting mountainside and in the middle of vibrant downtowns, Maine’s conference and meeting facilities can accommodate large and small groups alike. Seaside Portland offers a combined total of 155,000 square feet of meeting space. Our many meeting venues, including arenas, theaters, auditoriums, halls and more, offer a perfect mix of historic beauty, high-tech accommodations, and, of course, a touch of New England charm.
One of Maine’s largest exhibit facilities, the Cross Insurance Arena, recently underwent a $33 million renovation and is conveniently located in downtown Portland – walking distance from hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions and more.
Portland offers numerous functional facilities and hotels with meeting space.
Our group accommodation options are vast, with 6,595 hotel rooms in the Greater Portland region and 2,089 rooms downtown. Experience everything from scenic beachfront resorts to luxurious downtown hotels blocks from your conference.
Maine’s history, as well as 18th-century elegance, is front and center in walkable downtown Portland. Around every corner, you’ll find historic brick buildings and houses, gardens and greenery, statues, and cobblestone streets. Picnic public parks, stroll farmers markets, shop boutiques and then grab a drink at rooftop bars or breweries. Your downtime options abound downtown.
Maine is one of the best places in all of the U.S. to experience four full and scenic seasons, each showcasing the state in a different light and presenting groups with unique outdoor activities. And the beauty is the majority of world-class cuisine, arts and culture, and attractions stay open year-round.
Businesses in Maine represent a diverse set of industries — including food and agricultural, marine and aquaculture, forest products, life sciences, and outdoor recreation — making this destination the place to host meetings aligned with these sectors.
With exceptional hospitals, health care centers and education facilities, Maine has a premier medical community.
With deep roots in the fishing industry and unique farms, Maine is home to innovative food, beverage and seafood industries.
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