Meet by the Sea in Greater Portland, Maine

Our historic seacoast town is packed full of award-winning restaurants, shops, parks, attractions – AND – spacious hotels and meeting venues – all of which make Portland a top-tier meeting destination.
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Seaside Meeting Venues
With New England Charm

Seaside Portland offers a combined total of 155,000 sq. ft. 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.

Perfect for Trade Shows, Conventions and Expositions

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.
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Looking for Different Meeting Venues?


Portland offers numerous functional facilities and hotels with meeting space.

Vast, Luxurious & Scenic

Portland Accommodations

Our group accommodation options are vast, with 6,595 hotel rooms in Greater Portland and 2,089 rooms downtown. Experience everything from scenic beachfront resorts to luxurious downtown hotels blocks from your conference.

Non-Traditional Accommodations

For uniquely Maine, non-traditional accommodations, be sure to view our cabins, lodges and resorts.

Getting Here’s a Breeze Through
Portland International Jetport (PWM)


Maine’s largest airport, PWM, offers competitive airfare rates, 90+ daily flights to major cities as well as national and regional hubs, on-site car rentals and shuttle service and more.

PWM is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest, Frontier and more and offers non-stop direct flights to…

By the way, driving to Portland is a breeze, too.

Situated adjacent to Interstate 95, Greater Portland is convenient for travelers coming from any direction.

• 2-hour drive from Boston

• 4-hour drive from Hartford

• 5-hour drive from New York

Discover Downtown Portland’s Unmistakable New England Flair

Maine’s history, as well as 18th-century elegance, is front and center in 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.

Experience Portland’s Sea Side

The sea and Maine go hand in hand, and when meeting in Portland, the beach is often just a walk away. Grab sandals, a book and a blanket and kick back and relax in the sand and sun. Or, walk the beach for shell searching and sightseeing historic forts and lighthouses. Whatever you choose, visiting our beaches is a quintessential Maine experience.

Let Us Assist Your
Portland Planning


Our team is here for you with completely complimentary services that’ll streamline your planning process. Reach out, and we’ll do the heavy lifting.


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