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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

The Harbor Room can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests for a plated meal or cocktail reception, and 45 guests for a buffet. This private room boasts stunning harbor views and a working fireplace and has wifi, a projector and screen available as well as multi-port charging stations and power outlets for laptop power. It is perfect for birthdays, corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners or just an intimate gathering of friends.


Upstairs Bar

Perfect for your parties

Our Upstairs Bar area is complete with large comfortable couches, a mixture of tall standing tables, bar seats and a fireplace. It is the ideal spot for a casual gathering or cocktail 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 and HDMI + USB capabilities. 

The Parlor

Perfect for small groups

The Parlor area is complete with banquette seating and can accommodate 25 seated or 40 for a cocktail style reception. The Parlor is equipped with a flat screen TV and HDMI & USB capabilities. This space is perfect for small groups, birthday parties or an intimate gathering of friends.

The Bay View Room

What more could you ask for?

Our Bay View Room can seat 80 guests for a plated meal, 70 guests for a buffet and up to 100 guests for a cocktail style reception. The Bay View Room has hardwood floors, a working fireplace and the best views in the city. 

Entire Second Floor

Casual or elegant, large or small

We can host up to 150 guests for a formal seated dinner or up to 200 guests for a cocktail type reception and make a great location for a wedding, anniversary or holiday reception. Whether you are looking for casual or elegant, large or small, we have everything you need to exceed your expectations!

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 banqueting choices. Our dedicated special event menus are 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; hen/stag celebrations and rehearsal dinners.

With our own dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator 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.


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 on (207) 409-4908

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 45
Floor Space:
29’ x 18’

The Bay View Room

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.


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!


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.


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


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!