LGBTQ Wedding in Maine-1

LGBTQ Wedding Friendly Venues in Maine

All weddings should be a gay event! Maine is a special state, with lighthouseslobster, 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.

Nonantum Resort Weddings | Waterfront in Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 | 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Recognized as one of the best wedding venues in Maine for multiple years by leading wedding publications. Personally focused, exceptional service with award-winning cuisine, creative menus, waterfront views, sunsets, dancing under the stars, craft beers and signature cocktails. Their personalized wedding packages allow you to create your perfect day. Just 1.5 hours north of Boston directly on the beautiful rocky Maine Coast. Exceptional on-site wedding planning team with a shelf full of national awards to prove it. If your dream wedding includes the Maine coast, beautiful scenery, exceptional food and drinks with on site rooms Learn More
York Harbor Inn Weddings | York Harbor 207-363-5119 | 480 York Street, York Harbor , Maine
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn. Ballroom accommodates 175 for cocktail reception, 150 for dinner and dancing. Wedding ceremonies adjacent to the Inn in Hartley Mason Oceanfront Park. Many guest rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, decks and ocean vistas. 1637 and Ship’s Cellar Pub for post-reception gatherings! One hour from Boston. Wedding specials Jan-Apr. Learn More
Village by the Sea Weddings | Wells 207-646-1100 | 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites with living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills and much more. Banquet facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, perfect for Maine coast wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting. Learn More

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.

oceanfront wedding venue-1

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.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *