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Allison
5/26/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Grace Restaurant was one of the best parts of our wedding. First of all, the venue is STUNNING, so you save a lot of money on decorations because any additional decor would only take away from the beautiful architecture and style that's already present. Second, the food, (actually this should have been listed first), the food is absolutely perfect and is likely one of the best dinners I have ever had. I'm not sure how they make 100 meals so perfectly, but everyone was raving about it for months afterwards. They even saved the groom and I our own little platter of appetizers for when we got to cocktail hour, which was 1. delicious 2. necessary, I was starving 3. thoughtful, just goes to show their attention to detail. Meghan was the coordinator we worked with, and she is incredible. She was so easy to work with and made the process fun and exciting. She responded promptly to e-mails (since i did not live in the area); she was more than willing to set up in person meetings to go through everything when I was in town; she asked all the right questions to make sure we'd thought through everything; on the day of, she was this super-woman behind the scenes coordinator who seamlessly moved about the reception getting things done according to schedule without being intrusive or annoying. I don't think that I can thank her and the staff enough! In all seriousness, this is by far and away the best place for a reception in Portland. We got the best food and service for our money. Grace didn't charge extra ridiculous fees; we simply paid for what we ordered for food/drinks, which all went to the minimum food and beverage tab we needed to hit in order to use the space (which was already very reasonably set for a price). Excellent, excellent, excellent venue!!
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Hi Allison, Thanks so much for evereything you have to say about us here at Grace! I hope married life is treating you well, and please dont be strangers, come back to visit us soon!
LARISA
11/11/17
Categories: Catering, Planner, Event Production, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Grace made our wedding magical! The venue space is amazing, with the large open floorplan and incredible stained glass and lighting. Our coordinator Meg was so fun and easy to work with. She was prompt with responses and offered perfect suggestions to our many questions. Countless family members and guests commented on the one of a kind space, the great service, THE DELICIOUS FOOD and Meg's fun professionalism! The price was just right for our budget, and we weren't charged any hidden fees, just what we ate and and drank and a small venue fee. The staff took such good care of us, making sure we had every thing we needed at all times. I wish it were possible to give Grace and all that comes with it a million stars, because they deserve it!
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Thanks Larisa for being so wonderful! Wishing you and Kendra an endless amount for beautiful days together, and I couldn't have asked for a better group for our unofficial end to 2017!
Brittney
8/19/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding at Grace on August 19th 2017 and everything could not have been more perfect. Meghan and the entire team at Grace are beyond helpful and make a lovely atmosphere for a good time. Our guest have had nothing but amazing things to say about our venue and food. I would 100% recommend Grace to anyone! I wouldn't change a thing about it :)
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
We could not have been more happy to be a part of your day Brittney. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, and we can't wait to have you back! Best Wishes, Meg
Cait
7/15/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough good things about Grace - Meg Buck and her team were the easiest people to work with. They not only made me feel completely at ease with the whole planning process, but also answered every question we had, offered up great ideas and suggestions along the way. They thought of things I never would have thought of, and put 110% effort into making it the perfect wedding for us. I felt like Meg knew exactly what I wanted without me even having to articulate it. She also has a natural ease about her - you trust her immediately upon meeting her. They went above and beyond - helping us select the perfect wine pairings, arranging our DIY floral centerpieces, accommodating our large wedding party, working with our vendors, suggesting vendors, answering all our parent's questions, understanding different personalities, you name it - they thought of it and executed it flawlessly. They also knocked it out of the park with food, wine and service. Numerous guests have told us it was the most unique venue they have ever seen with the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Guests were recounting appetizers and sauces - commenting how good they were and how they will go back when they are in Portland. They also took care of everything on the actual day - some of the friendliest servers and bartenders. They made me (bride) a special plate so I could try every appetizer we ordered, without even asking. They also constantly checked in on the wedding party and had a good grasp of the crowd/what was needed. Grace is money well spent. If you want a stunningly beautiful, unique and gourmet wedding and dining experience, it's the best place in Portland!
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Caitlin! It was wonderful working with you, and your friends & family (new and old) were nothing short of spectacular. We hope to see you all again soon!
Eunice
6/4/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The term "grace" derives from the Latin "gratus" meaning "pleasing, thankful"; it is defined as both "simple elegance or refinement of movement" as well as "the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the bestowal of blessings." And, truly, I cannot think of any sets of words or phrases that better encapsulate my experience with Grace in Portland, Maine. First of all, the venue itself is breathtaking; every single one of our guests was in awe and couldn't stop staring at the stained glass and architecture. Even with minimal decorations, the venue is stunning in its simple elegance. It was also a blessing to have had the ability to have both our ceremony and our reception in the same space... with a cocktail hour sandwiched in between. I didn't have to worry A SINGLE BIT about the quality of service, food, or drink because Grace does it all and does it to perfection. I literally have people texting me every day since the wedding telling me it was the best (insert food/cocktail) here that they have ever eaten... and I know it's true because during the planning process, I tried to eat here each time I visited Portland. I would be remiss to review Grace without also reviewing the most amazing, creative, levelheaded, and professional events coordinator I think I will ever meet in my life: Meghan Buck. She was a true godsend, and she made sure everything leading up to the event was perfect, that we actually ate our food at the wedding, and that people were safe throughout the evening. There's nothing more to say except that Grace, Meghan, and her team gave me a true fairy tale wedding that was pleasing, refined, and DELICIOUS... and I am truly grateful and thankful, and wish only the best of abundant blessings to everyone involved in making our special evening come to life. Thank you!!!
Alicia
6/3/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you're looking for a beautiful and unique reception space that has the best staff around, look no further than Grace. Meghan and her colleauges are warm, exceedingly professional, and couldn't be easier to work with. Our friends and family continue to rave about the beauty of the space ("what a unique venue!"), the excellence of the food ("best food I've ever had at a wedding - no contest"), and the quality of the service ("the wait staff was superb"). We had a couple of moving parts to our wedding weekend, and Meghan and her team really made it all possible. Despite the fact that we planned the wedding from 1000 miles away, Meghan's organization, prompt replies, and expertise left me with no doubt that she would pull together our disparate ideas and hopes and transform them into a beautiful wedding reception. We couldn't have been happier with our experience- -both the planning process and the big day-- and we remain extremely grateful to Meghan and the team at Grace for the pivotal role they played in our wedding celebration.
George
11/19/16
Categories: Catering, Ceremony Music, Planner, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Although it has nearly been a year to the day that we got married at Grace. Our one year anniversary has brought all the incredible memories that were made at Grace back around. I can't thank Meghan and all her team enough! And i honestly mean this. As i was living in England, UK whilst most the wedding planning was going on, unsure of what date the wedding would even be on, unsure on how many people would be able to make it, unsure of most things really, Apart from within a day of meeting Meghan my wife was positive that she wanted to be married at Grace. But somehow, with Meghan being the superstar Events Coordinator that she is. Her and her team at Grace made it work. We never felt like anything was too big or too small to ask and without hesitation it was changed / dealt with. As for the venue, it's a perfect balance of old school church feel with a truly modern finish. As you'll see on our wedding video below (Mr & Mrs Storton; by Miles & Drouin Production) we got married on the balcony under the massive stained glass window that was truly beautiful and the perfect setting with everyone below looking up. It had the wow factor whilst being extremely romantic. We moved down stairs for dinner and dancing that was set up beyond perfect, we told Meghan a few ideas we had and what sort of set up we were going for and couldn't believe how perfectly she made our vision come true, even donating a lot of her own stuff Onto the food, now if Grace wasn't already the perfect package. We were given a gift card to go for dinner before the wedding to try some food on the menu to see what we would like to serve on our big day. I was blown away! The food quality is some of the best in Portland. Me and my wife are lucky enough to have tried a lot of the high end Restaurants in Portland and surrounding area and Grace's food is way up there with the best. And when served by helpful, friendly staff. Incredible. 100% Recommend for your Wedding
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
George, you are the sweetest! I can hardly believe its been a year for you and Katelyn. Happy Anniversary, and make sure to come visit soon! ~Meg
Erin
7/23/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Above and beyond! We planned long distance and Meghan was fantastic! The food was phenomenal all our guest raved! But the whole space was beautiful! It doesn't need a thing! We did our wedding on a budget and that's very possible here! I encourage any bride to inquire! Tell them your budget and see if Meghan can work with you!
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Hi Erin! You and Jared were a pleasure to work with, and you definitely proved that you don't need years to plan a wedding! You always have a place to come back and visit, and please give my best to your family! ~Meg
Cassandra
5/29/16
Categories: Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Grace was exactly what my husband and I had been looking for in a wedding venue and food choices. We met with Meghan, the wedding coordinator and loved her from the start. She was super responsive by email and the nicest person you could meet. I never felt like I was bothering her with any of my numerous questions and she always had an answer to every question I asked. She was on top of everything and has a lot of experience working with weddings there so she knows what works and what doesn't. I never once stressed about anything working out the day of because I knew she had it covered. As for the venue, it's absolutely beautiful. We rented out the restaurant for the night and had our ceremony downstairs and reception upstairs in the restaurant. Both spaces are great. When we were thinking about what we wanted for our wedding, we knew we didn't want boring or bland food. When we saw the menu offerings at Grace, we knew right away that this was exactly what we were thinking. The food was exceptional and the service was great too. And coming from Boston where a wedding like this would have been double the price we spent, we felt the pricing was very reasonable too. If you're looking for a wedding venue that will wow your guests and keep them talking about how great the food was, Grace should be your choice.
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Hi Cassandra! Thank you so much for your kind words about myself and Grace! It was such a pleasure working with you, and to get to know you and your families. I wish you all the best of luck in everything to come, and we look forward to seeing you here again in the future! Best, Meg
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I cannot recommend Grace highly enough - from start to finish we are so happy we chose to get married there! We had the ceremony and cocktail hour upstairs and the reception downstairs. Looks like the Emilie Inc. (also wonderful) photo showing round tables set up downstairs is from our reception in fact! The upstairs is stunning and such a fun twist on a church for a less traditional ceremony. The downstairs is cozy and in fact I had a number of people comment that they loved the chance to be in both spaces as the upstairs is such a wow factor, but the downstairs allowed for more intimacy (we had 100 guests). The food is fantastic - many people went out of their way to compliment us (well, grace!) on the food. In fact, people complimented us left and right for the wedding, from food to venue to how smoothly everything went. But on the food especially! For what you get, we found Grace to be INCREDIBLY reasonable cost wise. They don't nickel and dime you on things like bringing your own cakes (we brought our own pies and they even graciously set everything up in a wonderful display), set up, etc... And to top everything off, Meghan is AMAZING. She was responsive and helpful and was great about being flexible while also telling us what really worked in the space, so we didn't have to reinvent the wheel or get overwhelmed in decisions. I had heard from many people to make sure to get a day of coordinator, but every time I'd check to see if we'd be responsible for something, Meghan would just say, we'll take care of it. Set up, take down, working with a vendor on where to put the photo booth or the dj etc... - they did it all. I had wondered whether having the restaurant open upstairs during our reception would have any impact on us, but no one even noticed and we certainly danced the night away as we would have anywhere else. If we had it to do over again, we'd chose Grace again and recommend to anyone in a second! Just perfect!
Matthew
11/6/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved everything about our wedding at Grace! Neither of us was particularly interested in wedding planning and Meghan made it so easy, anticipating our questions/needs and helping us to work within our relatively modest budget to pull off an amazing wedding that our friends and families were able to enjoy (almost as much as we did). The venue is gorgeous. Topside ceremony/cocktail hour brought the wow factor while the great room downstairs allowed for a simple yet elegant reception, and neither required any significant dressing up on our part. The food is unreal. So good. We still have guests commenting on it and we got married in November, so at the very least check it out for dinner.... Can't stress enough how awesome the experience was. The venue is great and is outdone only by the staff, especially Meghan, who managed to pull the whole thing off while alleviating all of our misplaced anxiety. Overall, Grace makes for a fun and memorable wedding for everyone involved.
Emily
8/22/15
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From the minute we walked into Grace, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding. Our confidence proved well-founded when we met Meghan Buck, Grace’s on-site events and wedding coordinator. One of our highest priorities for our wedding was the food—and Grace never disappoints in that category. In addition to having a creative and talented chef, Grace is also architecturally stunning: This pre-Civil War church was carefully converted into a restaurant that maintains the original stained glass and wood beams. Not only did Meghan expertly orchestrate our reception in the main Sanctuary space, but she also worked with us at the very last minute to move our ceremony from an outdoor location to the Great Room inside Grace. We cannot overstate how critical Meghan’s attention to detail and personal touch was to making our wedding day possible.
Grace Restaurant responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Emily for all of the great things you have to say! It was such a pleasure working with you both!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic, Loft, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Furniture, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access
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