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Private Party & Corporate Events at Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant, 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

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 Private Parties & Corporate Events

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 32 seated for a buffet meal, 40 seated for a plated meal, and 40 guests standing. 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 is a semi-private area and offers large comfortable couches, a mixture of high-top tables, bar seats, couches and a fireplace. It is the ideal spot for a casual cocktail style reception. The Upstairs Bar can accommodate up to 30 guests seated and 50 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 semi-private space complete with banquette, couch and bar seating and can accommodate 26 guests seated or 32 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 a semi-private event space and is perfect for larger events and can accommodate 56 guests for a buffet meal, 65 guests for a plated meal, or 50 guests for a cocktail style event.

The Upstairs at Rí Rá

Casual or elegant, large or small

The Upstairs at Rí Rá boasts harbor views and can accommodate 130 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.


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 our events team:

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

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

The Bay View Room

Boardroom 30 • Theater 80 • U-Shape 40 • Classroom 45 • Dining 65
Floor Space:
37’ x 19’
RiRa Irish Pub & Restaurant Multi space event venue. Portland ME, 04101

Creating memorable Private Events is my passion!

Tara Levy, Sales & Marketing Manager

From informal get togethers with 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. Contact me on 207 409 4908 or email

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 and; presentation. You did a fabulous job.


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.


THANK YOU! Everything was absolutely perfect! The set up of the room/s, the staff, the food was amazing! Everyone was raving about it. You were amazing to work with and I will highly recommend Ri Ra to anyone that might be looking for a party in Portland! :)


Location is beautiful and 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.


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


Ri Ra Irish Pub and their staff was absolutely phenomenal from the beginning of our planning to executing our beautiful rehearsal dinner. If you want a stress free, beautiful, delicious venue for your event, this is a must! I have nothing but praise for how they set up, served and welcomed us into their home. If you want a piece of authentic Portland for your party or gathering, this is a must.