Welcome to
The Mariners Church Building

Home of the Old Port Tavern, Old Port Tavern Billiards and The Mariners Church.

About Us

At Mariner's Church Banquet Center, we bring your wedding and special event ideas to fruition and it’s our pleasure to provide excellent service accommodating you and your guests, whatever the occasion.

The Mariner’s Church Building was constructed in 1828. The same architect who designed the Mariners Church also designed Quincy Market in Boston.  It was a building reared for the moral and religious instruction of seaman from local and afar. “The Great Fire of Portland” in 1866 damaged much of the building. The Mariner’s Church was saved from demolition in 1969 when the entire block was purchased by C.H. Robinson. In 1973 the Old Port Tavern opened as a restaurant and bar proving that Portland was not just another nine to five town. That same year the Mariner’s Church was declared a National Landmark by the Smithsonian Institute.

A Historic Gem in the Heart of the Old Port

With our unique & historic background, we are incredibly proud to be the Oldest establishment in the Old Port. We have three very special spaces to hold celebrations of all kinds.

Located in Portland’s historic Old Port District, you will find everything you need. We cater to all types of functions including wedding ceremonies/receptions, business meetings, corporate events, holiday parties and personal celebrations.

Old Port Tavern Restaurant

Couples and friends have been saying those words for over 35 years. That’s because the Old Port Tavern has been Portland’s go-to dinner-and-drinks destination since 1972! 

Old Port Tavern Billiards

Old Port Tavern Billiards, located at 368 Fore St. in Portland, Me, has been repeatedly voted Portland’s best pool room. We offer 6 pool tables, 5 dart boards and 5 plasma TV screens for sports & special events. We also feature a full service bar and menu.

Mariner's Church Banquet Center 

Located in the heart of the Old Port district, you will find everything you need to bring your quintessential Maine wedding vision to life

"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark."