Stunning wedding dress hanging in expansive window at Portland Maine hotel
Bride getting ready before wedding at boutique Portland hotel
Bride and groom embracing during their Portland Maine wedding ceremony

The Danforth will be closing from January 1-early March 2020 for some exciting updates. Stay tuned for details!

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Portland Weddings and Events

Portland Weddings & Events

The Danforth, located in an 1823 Federal-style mansion, has a long history of hosting social Portland weddings and other events. Purchased by a wealthy and well-connected Maine family in the mid 19th century, their lavish gatherings included so many notables of the time that the block became known as Social Corners. That tradition carries on today, as The Danforth boasts multiple spaces for private events and gatherings.

The inn's former restaurant has been transformed into a stylish function room that can comfortably seat 60+ guests, including the use of the bar and lounge, making the room a great fit for rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, corporate gatherings, birthday parties, pop-up events, and more. Gorgeously landscaped gardens and thoughtfully designed common areas, including a cupola that offers panoramic Portland harbor views, help to round out our beautiful space.

Oh, and did we mention the speakeasy-turned-billiards room? Legend has it that this underground hideaway was designed during Prohibition with opaque stained-glass windows so that Portland mayor Neal Dow (nicknamed the "Napoleon of Temperance") who lived in the neighborhood and other passersby could not see the merriment undoubtedly happening inside. Today this historic space is a billiards room open to guests of the hotel.

  • Dining Room Capacity: 36 seated
  • Bar/Lounge Capacity: 26 seated
  • Combined Standing Capacity: 60+
  • Billiards Room Capacity: 20+

For inquires or more information email [email protected].


Photos on first slide by K. Engel Photography. Photos on second slide by Meredith Purdue.