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cocktails at a private event in portland, maine

Portland Private Events

At Batson River, everything we do is inspired by Maine’s outdoor heritage. From the vibe you feel when you first walk through the door to the curated cocktails, we take so much pride in pouring. We’re here to bring all the fun, style, and energy of the Maine experience to downtown Portland. Bring that energy and style to your next event when you host at Batson River. Our Portland, Maine restaurant space is ideal for private events of all sizes, from rehearsal dinners to weddings, birthday parties to retirement celebrations, and everything in between! (Please note that we usually require a minimum of one months notice to properly execute large events) Food and beverage minimums may be required, in addition to room rental fees. Other fees such as service charges may apply. 

We look forward to working with you to plan your special celebration!

The Mezzanine

Private Event Space in Portland, Maine

Spacious Private Dining in a creative setting, overlooking the bar and restaurant.

Ideal for smaller groups, our upstairs game room offers space for a seated dinner for up to 30 guests and 45 guests in a cocktail-style event. Enjoy a fun atmosphere overlooking the entire restaurant. Bring all the energy and tomfoolery to your event at Batson River!

Capacity: 45 Guests

The Distillery Bar Room

A group using the private bar at Batson River

A private bar with an optional open-air seating set the tone for an elevated event in our Distillery Bar

The distillery bar room is a swanky spot to host larger events. In the summer months, the garage doors can be opened up for the best of both worlds of an indoor/outdoor event. 

The space offers casual or formal seating options, and a stunning marble bar. Curtains may be drawn to section the space off from the main restaurant, ensuring privacy & intimacy for your event. Customizable, including the option for full game-room style with shuffleboard, video games, darts, foosball, and more!

Inquire to learn more about hosting your event in the Distillery Bar Room Event at Batson River. 

Capacity: 75 Guests

Full Restaurant Buy-Out

Batson River Private Event Space

Bring your vision to life with over 10,000 sqaure feet of opportunities

Portland private events are a standout with a full buy out of Batson River! Including the use of the Dining Room with fireplace, seating, and spacious bar, plus additional seating on the Mezzanine level and the Distillery Bar Room with it’s marble-topped bar and garage doors that welcome the outdoors inside (or keep it out when needed!)

Please note: Your Wedding Ceremony/Reception buy-out requires an event planner. Necessary rentals (chairs, plateware) are not included.  

Site Fee - $$$$

Capacity: 200

Event Inquiry for Portland, Maine