Old Port Tavern’s last day of business was New Year’s Eve of 2022.
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.