Ballast 345 Fore St • Portland • ME 04101


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Intimate and utterly romantic, this turn-of-the-century brick gem is set at the heart of Portland’s Old Port neighborhood, and is overflowing with charming vintage details.
  • Hardwood flooring, a gracefully arched doorway of exposed brick, and delicately scrolled chandeliers all lend an air of grace and history to the space, and oversized industrial-style windows fill its rooms with ample natural light.
  • For a uniquely unforgettable “land and sea” celebration, consider adding a privately chartered cruise around the harbor on one of Portland Schooner Co.’s historic, handcrafted sailing vessels.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,000–6,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Package chosen


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 0
Reception Seated 50 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



All bar services must be licensed & insured.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, 8am–10pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Park


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