Hall Rental for Meetings & Functions

Book your next meeting, private party, conference, workshop, or other gathering at L/A’s Franco Center

An elegant space that seats over 250, tasty food made in-house, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection will have your guests, employees or shareholders thanking you afterward.

An elegant space that seats over 250, tasty food, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and projection will have your guests, employees or shareholders thanking you afterward.

Let L/A’s Gendron Franco Center make your next venue the best yet with video projection, rich sound, dynamic lighting, and delicious catering and full service bar. With plenty of free parking steps from the door and Wi-Fi throughout the building at your disposal, we offer everything you need for your event.

The Franco Center has several options for your meeting, business gathering, employee training, client reception, or networking event. From a gathering of 10 to 250 people in our Heritage Hall to over 400 in our Performance Hall, we are well-equipped to meet your needs.

We have full sound and lighting capabilities in both halls to ably illuminate and amplify your presentation, seminar, or workshop. Both halls have video projection capabilities for multimedia presentations, with wireless microphones and a dance floor. Multiple speaker banks ensure even sound distrubution throughout both halls. Your featured entertainment, whether a band, solo artist, or DJ, will never sound this good in any old function room.

Our full service catering is prepared by our own chef, allowing us to offer exceptional offerings from hors d’oeuvres to hearty entrees at competitive prices. Our bar service ranges from draft beers to customized wine lists, all the way to cordials, aperitifs, and cocktails.

Private

The Franco Center makes it easy to have a party. Essentially, if you bring the guests, we can do the rest! We host birthday parties for guests-of-honor ranging from 16 to 100, graduation parties, showers, family reunions, and fêtes of all flavors. With a high-quality and modern sound system, playful dance floor lighting, a full bar, and in-house catering, our Heritage Hall is an ideal place for celebrating.

Have an idea for a party? We would love to help. Please drop us a line.

Cooperative Productions

We love working with local performing artists and organizations to offer a venue for their productions. Our partnerships over the years are many, and we are a proud supporter of our area’s rich talent.

Are you a performing artist or performing arts organization? Are you a proactive marketer with established fans and established means to reach them, such as a mailing list and a web presence? Do you have an exciting idea for a concert, performance, or event that you can’t wait to share with the world?

If you answered yes to ALL of these questions, then feel free to contact Richard Martin, the Franco Center’s program director (via email is greatly preferred) with all of the pertinent details of your event, including three potential dates. We will be in touch if we find your ideas matching with our availability and interests.

Rental Package

Dining Services

Please contact the Center’s banquet manager and chef, Edmond Gay, at 207-754-9828 to discuss all menu options. 

Technical Information

Upcoming Performances

  • Mar
    24

    Central Maine's Comedy Invitational

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 24 - Mar 24

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Twelve local comics have been chosen to compete in the Central Maine’s Comedy Invitational.  They will compete for a chance to take home the grand prize of $250 and the title of Central Maine’s Funniest Comedian.

    The winner will be chosen by audience vote at the end of the competition. Each contestant will be given 5 to 7 minutes to present an original monologue. The doors and the bar will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking and a voting ballot too are included in the admission price.

    All proceeds will benefit the Franco Center, which is handicap accessible.  On-site parking is at the Continental Mill on Oxford Street.

    Tickets are $5 at the door.

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  • Mar
    25

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Mar 25 - Mar 25

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Maine Music SocietyMaine Music Society presents The Bach B Minor Mass

    This year the Maine Music Society will present the incredible Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.  This magnum opus was composed over several decades and finally assembled by Bach near the end of his life. The work has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions of all time.

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  • Mar
    26

    Maine Music Society

    Performance Hall

    Mar 26 - Mar 26

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Maine Music Society presents The Bach B Minor Mass

    Maine Music SocietyThis year the Maine Music Society will present the incredible Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.  This magnum opus was composed over several decades and finally assembled by Bach near the end of his life. The work has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions of all time.

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  • Apr
    7

    Prom Night – Just Like High School – Only Better

    Heritage Hall

    Apr 7 - Apr 7

    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Underwater world with corals and tropical fish.“Just like high school … only better! (& cheaper)”
    Bring your friends and join us for the most fun you’ve had since high school … maybe the most fun you’ve ever had! Enjoy a fun night at L/A’s Franco Center. Your high school principal will be your host for the evening. A message from the principal:

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  • Apr
    8

    Prom Night – Just Like High School – Only Better

    Heritage Hall

    Apr 8 - Apr 8

    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Underwater world with corals and tropical fish.“Just like high school … only better! (& cheaper)”

    Bring your friends and join us for the most fun you’ve had since high school … maybe the most fun you’ve ever had!  Enjoy a fun night at L/A’s Franco Center.  Your high school principal will be your host for the evening.  A message from the principal:

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