Maine Weddings at the Agora Grand
Celebrate your special day at the Agora Grand, a majestic Maine wedding venue where you can say “I do” in a classic romantic setting. Specializing in elegant Maine weddings, we offer all-inclusive wedding packages complete with an on-site traditional church chapel, a magnificent reception hall for small and large weddings alike, a luxurious balcony bridal lounge to pamper you and your wedding party, and New England’s most incredible honeymoon suite to share with your loved one.
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The Dempsey Center, created by actor Patrick Dempsey, is a Lewiston nonprofit that provides services to cancer victims and their families. Its annual Champions of Hope Celebration, recognizing the most successful fundraisers of the Dempsey Challenge, was held on October 1, 2016, at the Agora Grand. Spectacularly decorated and with outstanding refreshments provided by Mac’s Grill and Baxter Brewing Co., the celebration honored those who had worked the hardest for this worthy cause.
We are very pleased to announce that the next Champions of Hope Celebration will be held at the Agora Grand on October 7, 2016!
New England’s Most Incredible Honeymoon Suite
Located in Maine’s tallest tower and surrounded by original stained glass windows, the honeymoon suite includes exclusive access to the balcony lounge, complete with a luxurious bathroom and whirlpool tub.
The People and History Behind the Agora Grand
One of Maine’s most beautiful buildings was revived in 2016. Your hosts have worked tirelessly to infuse modern luxury into the elegance of the past while respecting the building’s history.
What People Are Saying
We could not have asked for a more perfect venue. The space is naturally beautiful, classic Gothic architecture that draws the eyes up; with the accent lighting in the windows, bar, and ceiling, decorating beyond some nice centerpieces was unnecessary. Our DJ was able to hook in to the built-in sound system quickly without any trouble, and the dance music easily filled the space. Overall, if we had to do it all over again, we would hands-down use the Agora Grand as our reception venue.Vanessa O., August 13, 2016 Wedding
This is a spectacular venue... beautiful old church that has been converted to an event center. It also has a beautiful chapel attached and a kitchen. The venue itself has soaring high ceilings and resembles a cathedral in the UK or Europe... There is a dance floor and state of the art technology with a screen to show videos or pictures... The owner and staff are very nice and were wonderful to deal with.Tamson R., June 4, 2016 Wedding
The Agora Grand for our Wedding venue was perfect for our special day. From beginning to end we knew this was exactly what we were looking for. The high ceilings, columns, balcony lounge above with an amazing stained glass window takes your breath away. The lighted bar, windows, and ceilings add that special modern touch. The Inn has historical charm, quaint rooms, with lounging areas on the first floor. All in All if you are looking for the perfect fairy tale wedding this is the place for you. Words cannot describe all the details of the Agora. This venue exceeded our expectations.Donna S., September 24, 2016 Wedding
This place is amazing beyond any words that could explain, nor do any pictures due it any justice! It's a must-see when choosing a venue for any event! The owner is great to deal with and very accommodating. I highly recommend Agora for anyone looking for a venue to host any event. I could go on and on about how great this place is or you can see it for yourself!Robbie J., June 25, 2016 Wedding
The Agora Grand stands up to its name – it’s a gorgeous, elegant and spacious celebration venue. The owner of the Agora Grand went above and beyond... From the special lighting to the super chic bar and lounge to the huge catering kitchen, even karaoke, it was a perfect venue for us and we look forward to holding many more events at the Agora in the coming years.Jennifer S., April 30, 2016 Event
The venue was gorgeous, cozy chapel, and the Inn had wonderful accommodations for the bride and her entourage... reception hall very beautiful. We have received many comments about how gorgeous it all was. We couldn't be happier... We highly recommend The Agora Grand for any event.Debra D., June 26, 2016 Wedding
The Agora Grand is a stunning venue with a great staff that went above and beyond to make our wedding day unforgettable. Thanks Andrew and Jan! Our wedding photos look amazing.Ion B., July 17, 2016 Wedding
In July, my husband and I had our wedding at St. Patrick’s Chapel at the Agora Grand Event Center. It’s quite an understatement when I say that the chapel is classy, elegant and, most importantly, very spiritual. It was the ultimate perfect intimate setting for our wedding on a beautiful, sunny day … and 25 years from now, we hope to renew our wedding vows at the same St. Patrick’s Chapel at The Agora Grand Event Center.Cecelia C., July 30, 2016 Wedding
My son's wedding was out of a storybook, from the the "not out of a barn like reception center" to the starry walk as they left.Elizabeth E., August 6, 2016 Wedding
Thank you for providing us with a beautiful wedding venue ... we couldn't be happier!Sarah S., June 11, 2016 Wedding
We hosted a Chamber of Commerce event with about 240 guests at the Agora Grand. The ambiance is incredible. It was created from a former Catholic church, so it has beautiful architecture, high ceilings, and stunning stained glass. The venue really took our breath away. It has been updated with modern sound system and lighting, and there is also a luxury suite built in the former choir balcony that has great views. We can't say enough about the Agora Grand and we highly recommend it for business events as well as beautiful, upscale weddings.Matt L., June 9, 2016 Event
When the Agora Grand opened in May, 2016, it became Maine’s newest luxury wedding venue. Among elegant southern Maine wedding venues, the Agora Grand is one of the most unique places to get married in Maine and New England. As a former Catholic church, the venue retained its exquisite historic architecture and intricate woodwork, infusing modern amenities into class history. Great efforts were taken to respect the building’s history, including the reuse of pipe organ materials to build the chic bar and luxury balcony lounge, the complete restoration of the stained glass Rose window, and the renovation of the former rectory into L/A’s highest rated hotel, Inn at the Agora.
The Agora Grand Event Center is also the only Maine wedding venue — and possibly the only wedding venue in New England or America — to offer a romantic honeymoon suite in a former church tower, surrounded by breathtaking stained glass windows.
Maine is the perfect location for your destination wedding: beautiful scenery, ideal summer climate, and location near beaches, mountains, and the fun cosmopolitan scenes of L/A and Portland. All-inclusive wedding packages are also available, including outstanding food, excellent bar service, and use of our luxurious Wedding Party Lounge, Tower Honeymoon Suite, Traditional Chapel, and Reception Hall.
Among the best wedding venues in Maine, the Agora Grand is the tallest, grandest, and most elegant, perfect for Maine destination weddings, receptions, and ceremonies. Our wedding packages are all-inclusive, so when you book the Agora Grand, half the work is already done. Save your energy for your wedding, when you can indulge in elegance and luxury, say “I do” to your best friend, and then dance the night away with your favorite people in the world.