Why Maine

The Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Maine

Maine is a bucket-list destination for meetings and retreats with world-renowned views, a diverse array of meeting venues and lodgings, accessibility through two major airports and unmatched hospitality.

The Best of Modern Meeting Facilities and Rural Beauty


Just choose your backdrop. Maine’s many conference and meeting facilities range from modern hotels to intimate mountainside retreats, sunny seaside resorts and downtown event centers.

Greater Portland provides an urban setting along the ocean for meetings, replete with historic and modern venues. The Greater Bangor region offers a mix of cosmopolitan, woodland and mountainside venues, ranging from convention centers to grand mansions.

Scenic and Diverse Hotels and Lodging


Here in Maine, your lodging options run full-range with modern boutique hotels, dreamy seaside cottages, wilderness lodges and homey bed & breakfasts. From historic to modern and quaint to spacious, there are hotel and lodging offerings to please any group.

World-Renowned Views and Natural Attractions


The hardest part of exploring Maine is deciding how many sights you can fit in your itinerary. The region is surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, ocean coastline and some 4,600 islands offshore. Whether it’s a drive along a scenic byway, a hike in a national park or a tour of a lighthouse or garden—we’re positive your attendees’ experiences will be ones they won’t soon forget.

Ease of Accessibility Through Major Airports


The Pine Tree State is easily accessible through two major airports—the Bangor International Airport and the Portland International Jetport. Both airports are serviced by major airlines and offer nonstop direct flights to major cities across the U.S. Driving to Maine is easy too. Portland and Bangor are both situated adjacent to Interstate 95 and are convenient to get to for travelers coming from any direction.

Unmatched Service and Hospitality


Visit Portland and the Greater Bangor CVB are both available to guide your planning with their complementary, first-class service. Together, they represent top-notch accommodations, attractions, venues and more – all of which make Maine an engaging meeting destination.


Greater Portland Maine’s Destination Marketing team can assist you with any questions and are available to help you find the perfect venue for your next meeting, convention or event. If you’re ready, submit an RFP here.


The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau is your “one-stop-shop” for meeting and convention planning. We are available to assist you with any questions and, if you’re ready, you can submit an RFP here.


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