Inside Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center

Exceptional meetings, events and conferences in Bangor, Maine, start at the Cross Insurance Center. This architectural wonder, built in 2013, is known for its size and as the host venue for a plethora of inspiring events. With more than 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, it can accommodate a group of different sizes. Let’s make sure yours is next in line.

The Perfect Meeting Space Does Exist

Whether you need a private space for 10 guests or a large area for 500 or more attendees, the Cross Insurance Center has you covered. It boasts 25,000+ sq. ft. of convention center space, a 15,974-sq.-ft. grand ballroom with seven breakouts, 11 meeting rooms, a 6,439-seat arena, and an outdoor courtyard — giving it the ability to host a variety of gatherings such as medical conferences, religious seminars, charity events, organizational meetings, and more.

Location matters when you’re searching for the right meeting venue. Good news! The Cross Insurance Center is conveniently located near everything from restaurants to entertainment. Want to provide your attendees with a short commute to their hotel? This event space is close to Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor, Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor, and Fireside Inn & Suites. Plus, the center is positioned right off Main Street, which means you’re only a short distance from downtown and its many eateries, lodging options, shopping, and more. But the benefits for meetings don’t stop there.

Get Connected: Technical Services & Equipment

In our technologically advanced world, internet access is more important than ever, especially when it comes to meetings. For this reason, the Cross Insurance Center offers all the technical services and tools you need to make your gathering memorable, including fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building. This allows you to put on web demos, complete crowd polling, engage in video conferencing, streaming, downloading, and more.

To ensure everything goes as planned for your meeting, tech and AV support are available. There are professionals on-site who can assist with all tech questions and are available to troubleshoot as needed. Lighting equipment is also offered for planners in need of it.

Catering and Food Services Done Your Way

Need food services for your event? No worries. The Cross Insurance Center offers in-house catering for banquets, weddings, meetings, conferences, and more. Your attendees will enjoy delicious meals from the center’s professional culinary team – sourced locally to support Maine’s communities of businesses and economies. They even prepare custom menus, ensuring they stay within budget and adhere to different dietary and allergy requirements.

Besides catering, the center also has concession stands that serve all kinds of appetizing items. These snack bars include options from local purveyors, Maine Potato, Tapas, Taste of Maine, and Blue Ox.

Want to host your meeting at the Cross Insurance Center but need help outlining the rest of your travel plans?
Check out our 72-hour itinerary for inspiration.

This Premier Venue is Right for Your Next Meeting

Whatever gathering you have in mind, the Cross Insurance Center is the perfect place for it. If you’re ready to start planning your event, reach out or submit an RFP. Let’s get the ball rolling.


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Your Maine Meetings Team
Greater Portland CVB
1375 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102