All weddings should be a gay event! Maine is a special state, with lighthouses, lobster, long beautiful coastline, scenic lakes and mountains. Maine is also unique because the northeastern most state recognizes same-sex marriage.
In fact, Maine voters legalized same sex marriage in 2012. The Maine state motto is “the way life should be” and that applies to equality of opportunity in marriage of lesbians, gays, and transgendered individuals. Same sex partners looking to officially tie the knot and get married should feel at home in Maine.
Maine is a beautiful place to marry the one you love. Of course some Maine communities are more gay friendly than others, and couples should consider these wedding venues first and foremost in their search for the perfect place to host their special wedding.
Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, both beautiful waterfront towns, have strong gay communities, a vibrant art and music scene, and more tolerance of gay weddings than some. Similarly, the city of Portland, with 80,000 population, has a higher diversity and thriving downtown along the waterfront, and a very LGTB friendly climate.
Not only do these great Maine towns offer plenty of hotels, waterfront restaurants and wedding facilities to host your big day, but there is plenty to do for your visiting wedding guest from shopping, museums, to boating excursions, and browsing boutiques and art galleries. Imagine how fun a weekend wedding in Maine will be for all your attendees – friends, family and wedding party alike!
Same sex couples can consider all kinds of wedding options in Maine. You can get married on the beach with just an intimate wedding gathering of close friends and family, or throw big bash at an oceanfront resort or in a beautifully restored barn in a country field with a live band and bbq.
You name it, Maine has the wedding venue from elegant candlelight reception venues to boot scooting barn dancing. Maine campgrounds and lake resorts provide a peaceful outdoor setting for a lovely wedding weekend. The beach is a great place for a lobster feast and clambake following a seaside ceremony in the sand performed by a justice of the peace.
No matter the season or setting, with Maine as your backdrop, your wedding will be an exceedingly elegant event.