Nestled in the arts district, Mechanics’ Hall is the perfect setting for making unique memories. For over two centuries, the Hall has supported Maine’s makers – historically providing mechanical and fine art drawing classes – we now utilize our space to teach middle school kids computer coding as well as host local dance groups/classes, music performances, art exhibits, and lectures by leading intellectuals. Hosting your special day here helps to fund these efforts and support the Hall as a gathering and learning space for the community.
“The Mechanics of Portland have at length erected a temple – a place consecrated to science and social enjoyment; a central, substantial, commodious and elegant home. We trust that from this temple shall go forth an influence at once energizing, elevating, perpetual and universal.”
– from the Advertiser in 1859 cited in the 1965 MCMA Constitution
Designed by John Calvin Stevens, our ballroom has capacity for 170 people and has equipment for presentations, performances and celebratory events.
Located in our historic building, our boardroom is equipped with a 15 person capacity table, conference phone and internet. Contact us for rental rates and our schedule.
Our classroom can house 50 people and functioning as a both a gallery space and an educational facility equipped with chairs, tables and vertical displays, as appropriate for the use.
Although it was used to feed soldiers during the civil war and remains a historic open space, the top floor of the Hall is currently unavailable for use by the public due to a lack of a secondary mode of egress. If you are interested in opening this space please consider getting involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.