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Old St Mary's Reception Halls

  • Banquet Facility
89 Main Street
Orono, ME 04473
(207) 356-1209
Hours:
7 AM to 10 PM

About Us

The construction of the magnificent building known as St Mary’s Catholic Church was finished in 1905. The building was designed by Victor Hodgins (1870-1954), who studied architecture in Europe, and read more
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    The construction of the magnificent building known as St Mary’s Catholic Church was finished in 1905. The building was designed by Victor Hodgins (1870-1954), who studied architecture in Europe, and is known for his many inspired buildings across Maine, such as St Mary’s Church in Orono, and Church of Holy Redeemer in Bar harbor. For 104 years, St Mary’s Church has been an important icon in the town of Orono. In 2009, the old church, which was in need of major renovations, was put up for sale by the Archdiocese.

    The renovation of this unique, historic building has been a labor of love. Seven years later, the building is rejuvenated to its original glory; yet, at the same time is turned to one of the safest buildings in the State, with state of the art sprinkler system, voice activated alarm system, and proper fire separation of the different levels.

    St Mary’s Main Hall is considered a Gothic revival structure, designed similar to a small basilica, with the classic nave and isles, separated with a row of columns (a short colonnade, if you will), on each side, and ending in an apse. The long isle between the colonnades, along with the beautiful, original stained glass windows, offers the ultimate wedding chapel. With its unique acoustics, it has also proved itself as the perfect space for musical and theatrical performances.

    The first floor with 5000 square feet of space, attractive ceiling lights, Maine-made wood banquet tables, and chiavari chairs, makes the ideal reception area for your events.

  • Highlights

    • Weddings and Engagement parties
    • Corporate events
    • Fundraisers
    • Performance art
    • Holiday parties, graduation parties, class reunions, celebration of life
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  • Directions

    From South: Via 95 N; Take exit 191 to Kelly Rd From North: Via 95 S; Take exit 193 to Forest Ave

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