LSE Certified Vendor-Demeters Steakhouse-Portsmouth
Leave off the apostrophe and the plural, DemeterS Steakhouse may be the best kept fine dining event secret outside of downtown Portsmouth!
If you have been looking for event space in downtown Portsmouth for a party over 20 attendees, and you don’t want to have it in a hotel, you already know it’s a challenge.
It’s unfortunate for the private event sector, but to keep the historic “feel” to the city of Portsmouth, zoning and historic buildings have “created” limited event space for seated dinners over 20 attendees and for cocktail parties over 60 in downtown Portsmouth.
Do not despair! Lisa Sammons Events has a lead on a fantastic venue for you!!
Lisa Sammons Events has had many events at Demeters Steakhouse and we can personally recommend them. From Rehearsal Dinners for 35, to intimate birthday parties, or Welcome Parties for 250 guests, Demeters can accommodate any event size you want. Large or small event, they are very focused on making each guest and client feel very welcome in their space.
For our most recent event at Demeters, we booked out the entire restaurant on a Friday night. Two of our favorite NY clients had planned a lovely Destination Wedding Weekend this past June and we suggested kicking off the festivities at a Welcome Party for their guests at Demeters Steakhouse.
The event was for 250 attendees, and there was plenty of space to accommodate their generous guest list. The entire space lends itself to mingling and with their large horseshoe shaped bar, and extensive liquor inventory, the service was attentive and timely.
When it comes to fine dining event service, we highly recommend this venue. Using only the very best, high quality ingredients, Demeters’ Chef creates intriguing food pairings. And don’t be fooled by Demeters being a “Steakhouse”, they prepare and serve fresh local fish and shellfish options daily as well.
Lisa Sammons Events really can’t say enough good things about this venue and their commitment to excellent food, service and hospitality, which is what makes Demeters Steakhouse one of our “go to” venues in Portsmouth, NH.
We know what you are saying… “but we really wanted to be downtown… our “look” and “theme” is by the water/New England-style wedding.
We L.O.V.E the Historic feel of Portsmouth, and agree having a Wedding on the Seacoast, that is exactly where you should be!! … and no doubt you are having your wedding at “THE” waterfront venue on the Seacoast.
But due to the limited venue choices on the Seacoast in NH, hosts wishing to have several back to back events in the city are tasked with either repeating each event in the same hotel space, or looking at venues outside of downtown.
Real Planner Advice: LSE recommends changing it up a bit for the rest of your wedding related events.
Save the “reveal” of the Historic New England – Seacoast “theme” for your wedding as intended, and have your rehearsal dinner or welcome party at Demeters Steakhouse. We promise you will not be disappointed.
Demeters’ extensive bar inventory will have you “wanting” for nothing. Their bartenders are knowledgeable and talented mixologists. They also have an extensive wine list and their Enomatic Wine system is cutting edge.
For a break outside of downtown Portsmouth and the historic “feel”, Demeters Steakhouse’s interiors has a masculine “urban” design that no other restaurant or venue has on the Seacoast. We recommend changing it up a bit! Allow yourself and your guests the opportunity to experience the urban design of this contemporary space giving a bit of contrast to your New England Seacoast Wedding Weekend plans.
From an event and hospitality perspective Demeters Steakhouse’s versatility and flexibility in the booking process is duly noted.
This venue, their excellent staff and chef fully understand and demonstrate a very high level of hospitality when it comes to the big picture.
Their attention to detail and commitment to go “above and beyond” for all their guests, makes this Portsmouth, NH restaurant & event space a Lisa Sammons Events “Certified Vendor”.
To contact Demeters Steakhouse directly, please visit our Vendor Catalog Page for their contact information.
If you would like more inside information on planning an event with Demeters Steakhouse, we are happy to help plan your event as well. Feel free to contact Lisa Sammons Events at any time for assistance.
Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor: Style, Inspiration, & Design
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