Experience the stunning beauty of Casco Bay’s islands and coastline on the schooner yachts Wendameen and Bagheera. Help sail for the afternoon or simply relax and enjoy the wind at your back, the water beneath your feet and the sky above. Many couples have found that Bagheera is the ultimate way to celebrate the vows of marriage.
Whether the vessel cruises within sight of the majestic Portland Head Light or between the many islands that dot the bay, the rugged, natural setting is an unforgettable backdrop to every wedding ceremony and reception.
Portland Schooner Co. works closely with each wedding party -- and caterers -- to ensure a personalized experience.
Some guests have chosen to have Bagheera's captain officiate the ceremony. There is no extra charge for this service. Bagheera is an ideal platform for engaging young people in active learning.
The vessel can be chartered by schools and camps for two hours, all day, or several days. Portland Schooner Co. significantly discounts standard charter rates to accommodate the tight budgets of all non-profit groups. Please contact us for scheduling and rate details. Private charters - Bagheera is the perfect platform to serve as a company retreat – one that the staff will never forget. This vintage vessel has served numerous companies who appreciate the elegance of this Maine icon. The vessel's broad decks are ideal for casual conversation, and the setting--the islands of Casco Bay--are unrivalled for natural beauty. The professional crew work closely with each charter to determine the exact experience expected to ensure a personalized cruise. Please contact us for charter rates and scheduling information.
Maximum Capacity: 48 Boat or Ship
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Bagheera is 72 feet long overall and built entirely of wood (long-leaf yellow pine planks over double-sawn oak frames) and trimmed inside in mahogany and pine and fastened with bronze and galvanized steel. The deck and cockpit are also trimmed in the finest mahogany to world-class standards. She carries a staysail schooner rig and flies five sails in all, a mainsail, main staysail, fore staysail, jib, and fisherman. Bagheera is equipped with an 82-hp Westerbeke diesel engine. The engine room also includes a diesel generator for charging batteries and providing 110-volt AC power. Belowdecks, the vessel features an aft stateroom, a spacious main cabin with a central table and wrap-around settees, and a functional galley, equipped with a sink, stove, and icebox. A two-hour sail on Casco Bay is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Maine coast: lighthouses, seals, seabirds, and the rugged coastline. Bagheera's courteous and professional crew share their knowledge of the sea and ships. Join the crew to hoist the sails, take a trick at the ship's wheel, or lie back and enjoy the scenery. Bagheera's elegant interior is decorated just as she was when the boat was launched in 1924: trimmed in mahogany and illuminated by brass oil lamps and natural light. Pack a meal or bring your favorite wine or beer. Bagheera is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry 48 passengers. All ages are welcome! Whether you're nine years old or ninety-nine, sailing aboard Bagheera is a unique adventure. Bagheera sails from May to October from the Maine State Pier in Portland’s Old Port. Bagheera was designed by one of America's most celebrated yacht designers, John G. Alden of Boston, Mass. Bagheera is vintage Alden, featuring long overhangs, a sweet and graceful sheerline, and a long bowsprit. For construction, Alden turned to the rich ship-building heritage of Maine and found able craftsmen at Rice Bros. Shipyard in East Boothbay. In the 1920s Bagheera sailed in the Bermuda Race at least once before being delivered to the Great Lakes, where she won the annual Chicago-Mackinac Race for several years running. In her more than 75 years of cruising the world's oceans, Bagheera has crossed the Atlantic, cruised areas of the Pacific, including the Galapagos, and spent many years in the Caribbean Sea. In the 1980s Bagheera was fitted out in San Diego for the passenger trade. She was transported back home to Maine in the spring of 2002 to serve Portland Schooner Company.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Reception Capacity: 48 People
The vessel features an aft stateroom, a spacious main cabin with a central table and wrap-around settees, and a functional galley, equipped with a sink, stove, and icebox.
Maximum Capacity: 49 Boat or Ship
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The 88-foot schooner Wendameen was designed by the famed yacht designer John Alden. She was built in East Boothbay, Maine and launched in 1912 when she took center stage in the golden era of fast, sleek ocean schooners. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wendameen is Coast Guard certified for 14 overnight passengers plus crew or 49 day sail passengers. The addition of Wendameen adds to your sailing adventures with a regular schedule of overnight sailing excursions.
Experience the stunning beauty of Casco Bay’s islands and coastline as you slice through the water on your way to your evening destination.
Help sail for the afternoon or simply relax and enjoy the wind at your back, the water beneath your feet and the sky above.
Savor a full dinner after we settle in for the night in one of Casco Bay’s many quiet island anchorages. Following dessert, enjoy the setting sun and the wildlife in the sea and air around you.
Wake to the aroma of a delicious hot breakfast served along with freshly baked goods, coffee and tea. Relish the quiet morning aboard this historic vessel, then help raise the anchor, hoist the sails and return to port in time to enjoy a day of shopping, sight seeing and fun in Portland or other points in Maine.
The Wendameen sails from the Maine State Pier in Portland’s historic Old Port on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Available for private charters on a daily, overnight, or multiple night basis, and also for weddings and wedding-related functions (engagement parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners).
Portland Schooner Co. offers a variety of summer camp programs for young people. Charters available for schools and camps for two hours, all day, or several days. Please contact Michelle Thresher for details.
A wedding, party and business center tucked away near the shores of Bauneg Beg Lake. Cater your own event or hire an outside caterer with the use of an optional commercial kitchen. Our tranquil lakefront grounds and wooded trails may be the perfect setting for your affair. A waterfront ceremony provides a beautiful backdrop for photos. Rustic lakefront cabins are also available for a weekend destination wedding.
Keeley's Banquet Center has been hosting banquets, receptions and business meetings for more than two decades.
Our facility was designed for the sole purpose of hosting your next special function or business meeting. We can reserve a room for your small group or reserve the entire facility for your group of 500.
All of our menus are prepared fresh in our first class commercial kitchen.
Keeley’s Banquet Center has onsite, dedicated and secured parking for you and your guest.
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Situated conveniently on Route One near the coastal villages of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells and Ogunquit, Johnson Hall Museum and its newly renovated Tea Room offer a unique, historic location for an elegant wedding or memorable social or corporate event.
At Spare Time Entertainment Portland, we are all about FUN and specialize in memorable events. We offer an experience unmatched in the Portland area. Now booking for our new dining room, lanes, laser tag, and game zone!
Our facility features a state-of-the-art Laser Tag Adventure- Take on your friends, family or co-workers in this laser battle zone. Groups of up to 26 embark on a 15 minute mission into our Fallen City. Each mission is sure to be a memorable, exciting, and competitive experience. Looking for a private experience? Check out our laser tag room available to host up to 25 guests for birthdays or group outings.
Game Zone- Win points for amazing prizes on over 58 of the newest and most interactive games available!
Modernized Bowling Lanes- Our 22 regulation lanes offer fun for all, with food and bar service available from the outstanding City Sports Grille or a customizable pre-planned menu. Watch your favorite sporting events and music videos on our all new drop down movie theater screens. Play fun and cool interactive games on our brand new scoring system!
City Sports Grille- Our new restaurant will be opening soon, October 2016. Enjoy delicious American Fare in our elevated dining room and try our signature cocktails at the bar featuring 10 local taps. New exclusive catering menus available for all parties.
Corporate events, holiday parties, team building outings, camp outings, Project Graduations, and so many other special events have a place in our beautiful new facility!
Meeting and function space rentals are available for corporations, non-profits, government and public sector organizations, with preference given to those activities relating to the fishing industry. Our facilities are not available for religious or non-business related functions.
Wireless internet is available at no extra cost. The board room is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio/visual projection system and teleconferencing equipment.
There are sufficient tables and chairs in our conference room, but for larger events in the atria, rental of tables and chairs may be necessary.
Restrooms are available on each of the three floors. Our building is equipped with an elevator, and all meeting and function spaces are wheelchair accessible.
The Woodlands Club in Falmouth is family-oriented, private club open year-round, offering a beautiful banquet venue to members and non-members alike. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Portland, our ample ballroom space and covered patio features fantastic views of the golf course.
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Portland's Italian Heritage Center is an elegant wedding and event venue. The Center is ideal for memory making and can accommodate almost any event from weddings and celebrations to school functions and business events. The beauty and functionality of our venue creates the ideal environment for your special occasion.
Come and see the IHC Wedding & Events Center. We are conveniently located in Greater Portland, with ample free parking. Our rooms accommodate from 50 to 500 guests. Corporate, social and Wedding Receptions are our specialty.
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Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More