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No-one Parties Like the Irish

We may not have invented the “Party”, but here at Rí Rá Portland, we sure have perfected it.

Flexible Spaces for every type of event

Our venue is a series of extremely flexible interlocking spaces, allowing us to cater for events of all styles and ambiences.

We cater for all kinds of parties in our location, from an informal get together with old friends or work colleagues to weddings, birthday and bachelorette parties. Whatever you have in mind, we have the spaces and people to make it a memorable event. 

 

The Harbor Room

Take in the spectacular waterfront views in our most private event space

The Harbor Room is a bright and private room, with a working fireplace that adds to the warmth and intimacy of the space. The room offers stunning views of the harbor and can comfortably accommodate 40 guests for a buffet meal and 45 guests for a seated meal or cocktail style reception. The Harbor Room is complete with Wi-Fi and A/V capabilities.

Upstairs Bar

Perfect for cocktail style events, happy hours, birthday parties and more

The Upstairs Bar area offers large comfortable couches, a mixture of high-top tables, bar seats and a fireplace. It is the ideal spot for a casual cocktail style reception. The Upstairs Bar can accommodate up to 40 guests seated and 60 guests for a cocktail reception. The Upstairs Bar offers three flat screen TV’s with A/V capabilities.

The Parlor

Perfect for small groups

The Parlor is complete with banquette seating and can accommodate 25 guests seated or 35 guests for a cocktail style reception. The Parlor is equipped with a flat screen TV with A/V capabilities.

The Bay View Room

What more could you ask for?

The Bay View Room offers dramatic views of the harbor with floor to ceiling windows. With a working fireplace, The Bay View Room is perfect for larger events and can accommodate 70 guests for a buffet style event, 75 guests for a seated meal or 85 guests for a cocktail style reception.

The Upstairs at Rí Rá

Casual or elegant, large or small

The Upstairs at Rí Rá boasts harbor views and can accommodate 150 guests for a seated meal or up to 200 for a cocktail-style reception. Our upstairs is a dynamic and flexible space that can host a wide variety of configurations to best suit your needs.

There's no cure for love except to marry

Food and drink is at the heart of any Irish wedding and with our warm Irish hospitality, your wedding at Rí Rá will be an experience not to be missed. Whether it’s an intimate occasion or a larger event we can guarantee that your day will be special, memorable and unique. Born in Ireland and meticulously restored here in Portland, Maine, Rí Rá brings you an unrivalled authentic Irish experience that you and your guests will remember long after you leave Maine.

We offer a host of private event choices. Our dedicated special event menu is inspired by the best in traditional Irish cuisine and classic bistro preparations. Whether your wedding plan is simply an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception or full course dining, we can tailor a menu to suit your needs. We also cater for those all important pre-wedding celebrations; bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners.

With our own dedicated Wedding Coordinator on hand, you can relax and enjoy the day knowing all details are taken care of from the moment you contact us to your final farewell.

IT’S THE BUSINESS FOR MEETINGS

Situated in the historic Old Port, Rí Rá is a beautiful pub and restaurant in a captivating setting. Our venue overlooks the Portland Harbor with floor to ceiling windows, offering a 180-degree view of the numerous quaint islands that are dotted across the bay. With working fireplaces for the cooler months and air conditioning and fans for the warmer months, our goal is to provide an exceptional meeting experience in a unique and cozy atmosphere. Our two meeting room spaces can be setup in a variety of styles based upon your needs.

Find Out More

You can download a copy of our Meetings Fact Sheet or get a quote, by using the links below. If you’d prefer to speak to someone about your meeting or event, contact Rebecca Warner: events@rira.com

Business Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector with HDMI & USB Capabilities
  • Projector Screen
  • Speakers
  • Complimentary water
  • Coffee, tea and beverage packages
  • Breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break & dinner packages
  • Dedicated server for the entirety of your meeting

Our two meeting rooms can be set up in a variety of styles based on your needs

The Harbor Room

Capacity:
Boardroom 20 • Theater 40 • U-Shape 25 • Classroom 36 • Dining 45
Floor Space:
29’ x 18’

The Bay View Room

Capacity:
Boardroom 30 • Theater 80 • U-Shape 40 • Classroom 45 • Dining 75
Floor Space:
37’ x 19’
Rebecca Warner - Sales & Event Manager

The host with the most

Rebecca Warner

What makes you happy, makes Event Manager Rebecca Warner happy.

I can't thank you enough. The brunch went beautifully, the room looked great & the staff was amazing. Everyone was thrilled with the food selection & presentation. You did a fabulous job.

BE, Aug 17

Our experience at Rí Rá was fantastic! Thank you to everyone there for making our guests feel so welcome, you and your team really made it a wonderful evening.

DJ

Perfect! Our event experience was absolutely perfect with Rebecca during the planning process and Spencer on the day-of. The space looked amazing, the staff were friendly and accommodating. Thank you!

AM

Location is beautiful & unique. Servers were very friendly and attentive. The food was the best buffet I may have ever had! Great venue for our business meeting and presentation for us and our guests.

ME

A truly excellent venue for a party! The Rí Rá team is terrific-helpful, professional, friendly and fun! Thank you so much!

JB

I wanted to personally tell you I was very pleased with everything at our recent bridal shower. Everything promised was delivered. I enjoyed working with Rebecca, she couldn't have been more friendly!

DD