Function Space + Menus
Perfect Spaces + Catering
You don’t have to fly your group to Italy to enjoy the charm and romance of the Italian Rivera, it’s all right here in sunny Orlando. At Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™, we have over 42,000 square feet of event space that’s as stunning as it is flexible, making us the ideal location for your next meeting or important event. Of course, Loews Portofino Bay’s smart-looking event space is made even smarter thanks to the latest technology and high-speed Internet access. For larger gatherings, our 15,000-plus-square-foot Tuscan Ballroom with its soaring 27-foot ceilings is the ideal choice. Or opt for our Harbor Piazza for a stylish outdoor event on our charming bay lined with cobblestone streets.
When it comes to catering, our menus and our staff are well-seasoned. After all, it’s indisputable that Italians know how to cook. We use the freshest ingredients to craft exquisite meals—and one-of-a-kind menus—tailored to your specific needs and requests. Of course, our expert culinary staff will help with selecting the right china, linens, and wine pairings as well. Among the best hotels in Florida, only Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando will have your attendees feeling like an Italian count or contessa.
Lower Level Meeting Space
Our largest ballroom is 15,040 square feet and features 27-foot ceilings and Tiffany-style chandeliers. This sophisticated ballroom features a large foyer space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful Citrus Piazza, and is divisible into four sections.
The Venetian Ballroom, also adjacent to the Citrus Piazza, features 7,670 square feet and is divisible into five sections. Five bay windows overlook lush green foliage, adding natural light to your event. Other features include elaborate 20-foot tray ceilings with beautiful Venetian glass chandeliers and satin wall coverings.
The intimate Ligurian Ballroom features 2,967 square feet of space and is divisible into three sections. It has 14-foot ceilings, distinct crown molding, chair rails, and tray ceilings. A private foyer space and location adjacent to the Citrus Piazza makes this an ideal meeting space.
Vicenza + Verona Meeting Rooms
Each of these two breakout rooms are 646 square feet and can be divided into two sections for a total of four breakouts. They are ideal for small meetings.
Upper Level Meeting Space
Bernini, DaVinci + Michelangelo
These three mirror-image rooms are each 850 square feet with 14-foot ceilings. Each of the rooms divides into two equal sections. These meeting rooms feature a rustic pre-function space and are located adjacent to the Piazza Centrale.
The impressive Donatello Boardroom has permanent boardroom seating for up to 28 guests. Features include built-in audio-visual equipment and a private foyer space which is ideal to set up for breaks or working lunches without interruption.
This intimate meeting room measures 851 square feet.
Hospitality Parlor Suites
Ideal for casual social or business gatherings, our six Hospitality Parlor Suites include a large dining table for up to seven guests, a kitchenette and expansive living space. The 920-square-foot parlor adjoins 450-square-foot Garden View bedrooms on either side. To view all of our suites, please click here.
Outdoor Event Space
There are several piazzas throughout the resort, but the Harbor Piazza is the grandest of them all. Surrounding the sparkling Portofino Bay, it’s home to cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafés, and is dotted with Italian sports cars and Vespas parked by the harbor.
Located in the Lower Level Meeting Space and adjacent to the hotel’s ballrooms, the Citrus Piazza offers a secluded courtyard and a rustic, intricately designed gazebo and graceful fountain. This space can accommodate receptions for up 580 guests and is also ideal for attendees to enjoy during a day of meetings.
The lush lawn of the tranquil Villa Piazza is a beautiful outdoor reception location. The space overlooks the Villa Pool and has the beautiful hotel exterior as a backdrop. This rectangular-shaped space with a simply designed gazebo can accommodate receptions for up to 480 guests.
Located just off the hotel lobby, the Piazza Centrale is a replica of a quaint village courtyard. Guests can enjoy a serene fountain at the center of the piazza, which is laid with brick cobblestone. Piazza Centrale can accommodate receptions for up 440 guests.
Private Dining at Mama Della's Ristorante
Celebrate your next occasion with Italian flair at Mama Della’s Ristorante. Private and semi-private rooms can accommodate groups of 8 to 70 people, and each room tells a part of the story of Mama Della. Stroll through the restaurant to encounter Italian minstrels. You might even run into Mama Della herself, or her sister, Zita.
Group Menus and Catering
At Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you can select one of our vibrant food and beverage experiences and count on a stylish presentation. From the Power Breakfast to one-of-a-kind dinner events, your banquet dining experience is sure to be a memorable one.
Our culinary and conference management teams can work with you to design a custom menu to meet your group’s tastes and budget. Each group is unique and our chef will create a tailored culinary experience you and your attendees will enjoy.
Signature Dinner Experience
Offering the restaurant experience for your banquet, our Signature Dinner Experience provides a choice of entrée at the time of your event. No more ordering entrée beforehand with place cards; this four-course menu is perfect for a leisurely awards or recognition dinner.
Wine by the Glass
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel brings the restaurant experience to the banquet room and offers guests the option to choose from a variety of wines during their banquet dining experience.