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What Groups, Couples, and Planners are Saying about Maine

There is a lot we can tell you about our scenic coastlines, world-class foodie scene, and countless cultural hotspots throughout the region. With our great outdoors and over 3,000 miles of rocky coast, there’s so much to see + do for you and your guests.

But, it’s important to hear straight from the source. Hear from event planners, media professionals, influencers, couples, and visitors who have written-in to share their experiences and spread the love about Greater Portland, Maine.

Meetings Tesimonials

“Having our event in Maine brought in a greater number of attendees than we’ve had in the past. Maine is a bucket-list destination for many, and its picturesque fall foliage, friendly locals, and trendy food scene created an ideal experience for our participants.”

—Lisa Boon, CMP, Retail Confectioners International

“We had a great conference in Portland, with attendance 20% above average! Attendees enjoyed all of the great restaurants and many came in early, or stayed after, to do day trips throughout Maine. It was truly a wonderful conference—Thank you for all your assistance and suggestions.

— Stacy Dodd, National Association of Secretaries of State

“The conference was fantastic. We had ~20 people from out of state and they loved the city. The attendees went their separate ways on Thursday night and were very impressed with the Old Port—we heard nothing but positive feedback. Thank you for pointing us in the right direction!”
—Nathan Levesque, Eaton Peabody

“The Visit Portland process was very effective and helped us most efficiently find a location on short notice. We owe a big thanks to you and your organization.”

—Mike Santarelli, Fiber Materials Inc.

“Thank you again for everything during WITS and showing all of us your amazing city. As I’ve raved [to everyone], I loved Portland .”

—Monica Ortega, Wanderful’s Women In Travel Summit

Weddings Tesimonials

“I just wanted to share some pictures of our wedding yesterday at DiMillo’s and later Bug Light lighthouse in South Portland. I follow your page on Instagram and I felt your input definitely helped me on my decision…Thank you so much for your help!”
—Loida Ayala

“[Visit Portland] really listened to our vision for a post-ceremony family gathering and sent out requests for proposals to the venues in the area who might be a good fit. We received back dozens of inquiries and package options from venues all over the greater Portland area. We didn’t hit the nail on the head the first time, so Kate was more than happy to help us restructure our proposal and find the perfect match. We were able to connect with vendors faster than if we did Google searches on our own. I can’t believe this service is absolutely free to couples! If you’re planning a wedding or event in the greater Portland area, I highly recommend reaching out about your event!”

—Laura Painter

My fiancé and I are planning our wedding ourselves, so having Visit Portland reach out and do many of the vendor searches for us has been super helpful and a huge time-saver. Choosing the right Maine venue was really important to us—thank you for helping us find a venue with gorgeous waterfront scenery that is actually within our budget—we’re thrilled!”

—Christine Reynolds-Lemieux


“Planning the wedding from out of state was not always easy but you helped us every step of the way. The vendors you helped us find were all terrific…our only complaint was that it went by too fast! We really did have the wedding of our dreams.“

—April and Matt S.