McKernan Center

2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME
Max Capacity: 5,000 people
The main Campus in South Portland is located close to Portland, the largest city in Maine, on a beautiful site overlooking Casco Bay. The College is one of the most picturesque points on the Maine coast, located on the site of the former Fort Preble. Many of the College buildings are historic structures that have been renovated to fulfill the educational mission of the College. The campus covers 80 acres and includes 45 buildings, including residence halls and dining accommodations, as well as an athletic field, a beach, a wharf, interesting military fortifications, and a lighthouse. Located on the coast with spectacular views of Casco Bay, the McKernan Center offers a quintessential Maine venue for events with up to 100 guests. The McKernan Center is designed in the mission style, which complements the period architecture and its coastal setting. The space includes a welcoming foyer, main lobby, formal dining room and bar and glass-enclosed wraparound porch with breathtaking views.
Recommendations

Beautiful Spot for a Wedding, An Eventective User from Scarborough, Maine

I've attended two weddings at the McKernan Center at SMCC. Both were excellent affairs with outstanding food. The facility is well laid out for weddings with distinct areas for the ceremony, cocktails and dining. The foyer is very striking with high ceilings and a dramatic staircase which the bride used for her entrance.

Location
Venue Style
Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 5000
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 50
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 100  
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.
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 150  
$200-$6,000 /event
Secluded 60 x 40 rustic barn on 12 acres great for weddings, birthdays, graduations, reunions, company parties. The barn has an occupancy of 150. Pond, lawn, garden, patio, fire pits, bathrooms, catering station, built in bar. Tables and chairs are supplied. Open May - October. Plenty of on site parking
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 200
 
$250 /event
Looking to book our function space for an upcoming event, birthday, or celebration? Our club is a spacious facility with a vibrant, fun and modern decor. Complete with multiple bar options and easily adaptable to any themed event. The club has a full stage, sound and entertainment system for any band or performance. With a seated capacity of approximately 230 and 300 standing we can accommodate most any event.
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 585  
$20.95-$26.95 /person
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.
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 200  
$22-$48 /person
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. The canopied patio brings the outdoors in, no matter the weather, and our spacious and elegant Grand Ballroom, renovated in 2015, features a window wall facing the golf course. For smaller meetings or gatherings, consider the intimate Fireside Room
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 140
 
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.
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 700  
At Spare Time Entertainment Portland, we are all about FUN and specialize in memorable events. We offer an experience unmatched in the Portland, Maine area, with not only fantastic catering plus entertainment for your guests. Now booking for our new dining room, lanes, laser tag, and game zone! You can even rent the entire venue for a private experience for large groups of 100+. Our venue 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 24 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 50 of the newest and most interactive games available, including The Walking Dead and Jurassic Park. Party 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 catering 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 new scoring system! City Sports Grille-Enjoy delicious American Fare in our elevated dining room and try our signature cocktails at the bar featuring several local taps. New exclusive catering menus available for all parties featuring our premium, best-selling cheese boards. Vegan/Vegetarian/GF menus available upon request, to accommodate all of your guests' dietary needs. We have several event spaces including our beautiful lounge/bar area, available to reserve privately by December 2018! 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! Located on Riverside Street next to Allagash Brewery in Portland, Maine, just off of exit 48.
Serving the South Portland, ME Area
Capacity: 200  
Currently Booking September/October 2018 and May- October 2019! The Barn at Autumn Lane sits on a 20 acre property overlooking scenic Sebago Lake. A unique space for a wedding ceremony and reception, the barn is newly constructed with an open floor plan and high ceilings, filling your occasion with natural light. The side of the barn opens to a courtyard area ideal for cocktail hour or games. Exchange your vows a few steps away from the barn in the wedding field with a backdrop of the lake, rolling hills or surrounding woods. The field is also big enough to be tented to allow for larger wedding receptions. There truly is something for everyone! In addition to the barn and wedding field there is also a newly constructed and styled bridal cabin, perfect to get ready with family and friends for your big day and retreat to for your first night as a married couple! Enjoy looking out on the lake from the porch and a romantic fire on cooler nights. The property rental includes access to the barn, wedding field, onsite parking and the bridal cabin for the entire weekend so you have time to set up and take it all in. The picturesque lake views and rustic elegance of The Barn at Autumn Lane combine for the perfect spot for your Maine wedding.