When To Get Married In Maine? – Guide to Wedding Seasons in Maine

Summer Weddings in Maine

Most brides dream of being married on a perfect sunny day, a very gentle breeze (don’t mess the hair and makeup) and bright blue sky as the backdrop for their wedding photos. Choosing a wedding venue during the summer in Maine certainly comes to mind. Indeed June, July and August are the most popular wedding months in Maine for warm weather. If you are considering arriving by boat to your reception site, you will want to assure smooth sailing in those prime summer months. If it’s a Maine waterfront wedding you dream of, then those peak warm summer months may be your best bet. Many brides prefer the intimacy of a small wedding on the beach where they can take over the beachfront inn.

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Spring Weddings in Maine

Spring weddings in Maine – late April, May, and early June the weather in Maine is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get. You could have a gorgeous perfect sunny spring day, it could be cool and breezy or it could classic Maine fog rolling in, one never knows. For those choosing a destination wedding in Maine with an indoor wedding ceremony and reception, weather conditions won’t be an issue.

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Fall Weddings in Maine

September and October are gaining in popularity for Maine weddings as peak summer months can be pricey with limited availability at Maine’s most sought after wedding venues and reception halls. Fall weddings along the Maine coast, in the mountains, lakes or golf course can be magical with beautiful autumn foliage framing your event. Photos from a Maine autumn wedding with the brilliant leaves reflected in the water, will be amazing.

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Winter Weddings in Maine 

But a winter wedding in Maine is worth considering if you wish to save money and have plenty of lodging space available to your guests. And photos in the brilliant snowy landscape can be magnificent! You will find winter weddings in Maine to be discounted as much as half the price of a peak June or July wedding on the seacoast; simple supply and demand.

Saving yourself the extra expense with a winter wedding can allow you to splurge on finding a luxury wedding venue. If you’re trying to focus on a budget, you may be interested in reading this article: Average Maine Wedding Costs.

Another fun wedding to consider is a ski resort wedding. Resorts like Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Saddleback and Shawnee Peak have function spaces and large hotels to accommodate guests in the spring, summer or fall, or in winter if the bride and groom are passionate skiers or snowboarders that want the snow covered mountains as their stage for saying I do.

Mountaintop weddings at Maine ski areas are beautiful but not for everyone. While Sunday River has a Gondola for passengers and pedestrians to their North Peak Lodge, not every guest will be game for riding a chairlift up a mountain to witness your wedding ceremony.

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Year-Round Weddings 

Lakefront resorts and campgrounds in Maine that are very busy in July and August with family vacationers are often eager to entertain wedding parties in their shoulder months of June and September when kids go back to school. These natural outdoor settings can provide the perfect place for a casual unique wedding with lodging and on-site resort amenities, golf, tennis, boating, as fun activities for wedding party and guest before and after the ceremony and reception.

Rustic chic farm weddings are a popular Maine wedding trend, a farmhouse or restored barn makes for a fun casual atmosphere and looks quite romantic when lit up with sparkling white lights in the big wooden beams. Maine has some beautiful barns and farms that host weddings in spring, summer and fall.

Consider your wedding budget, your favorite activities and your wedding guests when you select the time of year and location in Maine for your special wedding day. If your budget is just as important as the time of year of your wedding, you might want to consider browsing affordable wedding venues.

Destination weddings are very popular these days, as guests plan to make a mini-vacation out of a wedding weekend. Who wouldn’t be excited about receiving an invitation to a wedding in Maine? Think of how your guests and family will enjoy their time in Maine, exploring the beautiful state and celebrating your special event. They will remember their Maine adventure and your special day for years to come.

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