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Maine weddings have a special kind of charm and grace that add to the love story of each couple. With spectacular settings and unrivaled hospitality, it’s a destination guests will rave about.
Write Your Own Love Story in Maine
A Maine wedding carries with it an aura of things authentic and natural. With our wide variety of locations, facilities and accommodations, wedding venues in Maine are equally suited for an elaborate formal event or a quieter, more intimate ceremony.
Couples with classical tastes might choose to have their ceremony at one of the state’s many historic chapels or at an elegant coastal resort. Others might prefer the many charms of a quiet bed and breakfast setting. Whatever your style, let Maine’s tranquil, scenic beauty ease the strains that can come with this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Outdoor Nature Wedding
On one of the most beautiful days of your life, Maine is one of the most beautiful places imaginable to celebrate an outdoor nature wedding. A beachfront setting with a spectacular ocean backdrop. A mountaintop at sunset. A hidden glen in a cathedral of pine trees. Whatever place you choose in Maine, it will be your picture-perfect setting. Here are some thought starters.
With sweeping views of the ocean, dramatic terrain, peaceful beachfronts and tranquil coves, Acadia National Park is truly a dream setting for a wedding. It’s located on Mount Desert Island, so you and your party will have easy access to the island’s picturesque New England villages, combining outdoor and indoor experiences in a perfect pairing.
The highest mountain in Maine, Katahdin is the stuff of legends. The New England Outdoor Center is located on Millinocket Lake, a beautiful mountain lake with direct views of Katahdin. Also home to Twin Pine Cabins and River Drivers Restaurant, NEOC offers romantic country cabins, amenities and reception catering to top off a ceremony in the heart of Maine’s natural world.
Quiet, secluded and enchanting in every way, Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is a quintessential DownEast Maine bed and breakfast and an ideal natural setting for weddings. The inn is ensconced in lush woodlands, while the lake’s shimmering waters will provide a natural sparkle to your nuptials and in the pictures and memories you’ll have forever.
Among the popular barn wedding venues in Maine, could there be a more organically named place than Harmony Hill Farm in Warren? Harmony Hill provides the ideal balance of an inviting outdoor setting — trails, woods and endless pastoral views — with the simple but elegant charms of a barn venue. Some call it rustic chic. You’ll call it everything you dreamed of.
From centuries-old meeting houses and elegant hotel ballrooms to the charms of seaside inns and venues with historic architecture, Maine has an indoor wedding setting for every taste. With outstanding accommodations, cuisine, entertainment and all the special touches, Maine’s indoor venues can fulfill every wish list and help you realize every dream.
The Union Bluff Meeting House holds a special place among York, Maine, wedding venues. It’s part of the Union Bluff Hotel, which has made its home on the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. You and your guests will feel the rich history and enjoy the hotel’s impressive amenities. The Meeting House features 12-foot ceilings, custom-made chandeliers and a patio with a gorgeous ocean view.
The town of Bar Harbor shares Maine’s famous Mount Desert Island with the legendary Acadia National Park. It’s also the home of Bar Harbor Club, a wedding venue that’s made quite a name for itself. As part of the Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina, Bar Harbor Club can accommodate up to 300 guests in the Stotesbury Ballroom. With magical beauty inside and out, it’s what makes a Bar Harbor, Maine, wedding truly special.
Ocean Gateway is the name of a truly inviting place for a Portland, Maine, wedding. Reaching out into Casco Bay on Portland’s historic waterfront, the venue’s sparkling glow will send a signal to the world that something very special is taking place inside. Architecturally designed to resemble the prow of a ship, Ocean Gateway offers 5,600 square feet for dining, dancing and whatever indulgences the happy couple requests.
Camden, Maine’s High Mountain Hall is a beautifully restored Greek revival building with a soaring vaulted ceiling and plenty of room below for the celebration of a lifetime. Hand-hewn wooden beams, hardwood floors and elegant lighting create a magical atmosphere for you and your guests. With table seating for up to 100, High Mountain Hall will take your wedding celebration to spectacular heights.
“Going to the chapel, and we’re gonna get married.” You don’t have to know this 1960s song to understand what its lyrics say. A wedding and a chapel go together like, well, love and marriage. In Maine, wedding parties have been singing the praises of the state’s historic chapels for as long as anyone can remember.
In Hinkley, Maine, Moody Chapel has graced the Kennebec Valley with its presence since 1897. The rooms of the iconic masonry chapel are finished in natural pine. At opposite ends of the chapel, windows depicting lilies and grapes suffuse the chapel with light, reflecting the generous spirit of the two sisters whose financial gifts helped build the chapel.
All Faiths Chapel is a charmingly simple white clapboard building with church pews that can seat 40 guests. An open altar space gathers the light of a beautiful stained-glass window in the front of the chapel. Located in South Portland, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College, the chapel opens to picture-perfect ocean views and historic lighthouses.
Gracing the banks of the Penobscot River, Crooked Steeple Chapel has been a centerpiece of Winterport, Maine, since 1850. The bell that’s heard at weddings today is the original church bell cast in 1872. The chapel was carefully and lovingly renovated in 2019, making it an even more inviting and inspiring venue to celebrate marriage.
In Rockport, Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel is a unique outdoor chapel overlooking Rockport Harbor. Surrounded by lush herb and perennial gardens, the structure unifies the natural world with the human-inspired. The chapel unites couples in the same universal spirit.
Start Planning Your Maine Wedding
With all that said, we are gathered here — in this paragraph, that is — to start the planning of your Maine wedding. Helpful links to information, resources and professional services are included below.