Mechanics’ Hall is home to the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, established in 1815 as an educational and social organization that supported and celebrated the skilled tradespeople of Portland. Its original members were master craftsmen, makers and entrepreneurs, the “mechanics” of their time. The Hall was designed by noted Portland architect Thomas J. Sparrow and completed by its members in 1859. With its distinct granite facade and hipped roof, the building is deeply connected to Portland’s past. While still serving as a hub of creativity and education for its members, Mechanics’ Hall was also used by the troops during the Civil War and for municipal services after the Great Fire of 1866.
Because of MCMA’s historic past and a desire to enrich the greater community, its members have decided to once again open the Hall for private events. They hope that sharing their beloved Hall will enable them to preserve the organization and its mission well into the future. Thank you for considering Mechanics’ Hall as the venue for one of the most special days of your life. We would be honored to help make that memory last a lifetime while contributing to our hall’s rich history.
- Number of Function Rooms: 4
- Banquet Capacity: 160
- Reception Capacity: 178
- Theater Capacity: 178