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Guide to the Best Maine Wedding Venues

Make the most important day of your life a memorable one by having your wedding ceremony and reception in Maine! Choose from a resort perched on the rugged coastline, a picturesque sandy beach, or a beautiful lakeside lodge for your wedding day.

Maine is a seductive wedding destination offering a beautiful natural backdrop for your picture perfect moments and lots to do during and around your wedding weekend or event. Beyond the spacious banquet halls, resorts and wedding reception halls, there are rustic settings and authentic barns with gracious landscapes on or near the waterfront.

Romantic inns are ideal wedding venues for a more intimate wedding reception. Maine hosts many truly remarkable wedding reception venues and a fun getaway for all your wedding party and guests. Catered weddings in Maine can include a Down East clambake or lobster feast, or fine dining in a candlelight ballroom or oceanfront restaurant.

For an authentic and rustic wedding, restored barns and farms can host a wonderfully casual wedding, often on a better budget than a seaside resort wedding. Maine wedding venues can be elegant or casual, with indoor or outdoor receptions by the sea.

Maine offers many unique wedding receptions sites, and makes for a perfect honeymoon destination as well. The ‘Maine’ thing is, that your beautiful wedding day and marriage is everything you dreamed of and that you will remember forever.

Hidden Pond | Weddings 207-967-9050 | 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, Maine
Your dream wedding destination awaits at Hidden Pond, where their dedicated team of wedding experts will turn your special day into an unforgettable event. Begin your wedding weekend with a cocktail reception or host your rehearsal dinner at Earth at Hidden Pond, one of Maine's best restaurants. When it’s time to celebrate, our elegant event spaces wow with unmatched scenery and attentive service. Available for full or partial property buyouts with several special places to choose from for each event. Learn More
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
Maine Lakeside Weddings | Caratunk 855-528-3441 | 1008 Route 201, Caratunk, Maine
Nestled among the pines on the shores of Wyman Lake, Maine Lakeside Cabins offers couples access to our rustic barn, waterfront lawn, and lodge with bar and lounge for weddings large or small. We can accommodate indoor weddings of up to 125 and outdoor ceremonies with tented receptions on the lawn for up to 350. We also have six modern lakeside cabins and four guest houses on-site and an array of outdoor adventure activities to complete your destination wedding experience. 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
Dockside Guest Quarters | York Harbor 207-363-2868 | 22 Harris Island Road, York, Maine
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
Union Bluff Hotel Weddings | York Beach 207-363-1333 | 8 Beach Street, York Beach, Maine
The perfect oceanfront location, offers lodging, the Bluff Pub and the Union Grill for dining and gathering, perfect backdrops for wedding photos. We offer all-inclusive wedding packages. Whether you are looking for a casual cocktail party or a 5 course plated meal for up to 200, we can accommodate your request. Our event coordinator will help to assure a perfect day to remember. Learn More
Bear Mountain Inn + Barn | Waterford, Maine 207-583-4404 | 364 Waterford Road , Waterford, Maine
Dreaming of the charm and romance of a rustic yet elegant, chic Southern Maine lakefront barn wedding without the headache of planning from scratch? Bear Mountain Inn + Barn delivers perfectly-orchestrated, heartfelt wedding ceremonies and receptions on our 25-acres of lakefront property and with an experienced professional staff – we help assist your many details, uniquely designed for you. Bear Mountain Inn + Barn hosts elegant receptions for up to 150 guests along with tented outdoor weddings for up to 250 guests from Mid-April through Mid- November. Learn More
Highland Lake Resort Weddings | Bridgton 207-647-5301 | 115 North High Street, Bridgton, Maine
Affordable, memorable weddings in a spectacular lakefront setting! Function room holds up to 72. Level tent area with outside-accessible changing rooms and restrooms will host up to 125 people. Use our caterer, or bring your own! Our onsite event planner will make assure the perfect day. Well-appointed guest rooms with lake views. Two-room Deluxe Suite (with fireplace and 2-person Jacuzzi). 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
Linekin Bay Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2494  | 92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Make your own adventure and create lasting memories at Linkein Bay Resort. Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy our heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailing (with or without instruction), tennis, basketball and fishing. Three meals served daily during all-inclusive season. Join us at the Deck Bar & Grill overlooking panoramic views of the bay, islands, and ocean. Dock & Dine with us; we monitor Ch. 09. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Sebasco Harbor Resort | Sebasco Estates 207-389-1161 | 29 Kenyon Rd , Phippsburg, Maine
Tucked away on 450 acres of coastal Maine, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination wedding resort with breathtaking views. Discover the authentic beauty and extraordinary romance of Sebasco Harbor Resort. Leave the wedding details to us as you enjoy stunning oceanfront views, a luxurious full-service spa and delectable gourmet meals. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Learn More
Newagen Seaside Inn | Southport 207-633-5242 | 60 Newagen Colony Rd. , Southport, Maine
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
Rhumb Line Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-5457 | 41 Turbats Creek Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
Offering both outdoor Tent Weddings and inside weddings in the Chart Room. At the Rhumb Line you will discover the ultimate affordable location for hosting your wedding reception, reunions, or any special event. Wedding Reception Packages available by the Pool or in the Chart Room. Overnight Accommodations for the Bride and Groom. Kennebunkport’s only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, fitness center and function room. Free WiFi. Learn More
Point Sebago Resort | Sebago Lake 207-558-8000 | 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, Maine
Point Sebago offers a magnificent waterfront setting for your wedding with fabulous food at a unbelievable value. Our attention to every detail will assure you of a day to remember. Whether you are looking for a Lakefront Wedding Ceremony, a Beach Pavilion or Grove Pavilion Wedding Reception or Outdoor Beach BBQ Reception, Point Sebago is your ultimate wedding location. Learn More
Grants Kennebago Camps | Weddings in Rangeley 800-633-4815 | Route 16, Rangeley, Maine
Remember your wedding as a romantic ceremony standing on the docks surrounded by the beautiful lake, mountains, family and friends. You and your guests will experience the relaxed informal atmosphere of camp and have plenty to do during your stay before and after the big event to laugh, and play and enjoy the many outdoor activities Maine has to offer. We'll work with you on menu planning and even dancing and other activities to enhance the celebration. Come to Grant's and create a special wedding experience sure to be remembered by all. Learn More

A Maine wedding has everything a bride dreams about. Whether you choose a coastal wedding, a casual beach wedding, a dramatic outdoor wedding reception in the mountains, in a rustic barn or on a Maine lake, a wedding in Maine is sure to be spectacular and truly special.

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Maine is a large state with hundreds of wedding reception venues, from a simple, small beach affair to a big weekend destination wedding at a resort with guest lodging onsite and activities for guests from out of town. Maine weddings and rehearsal dinners can be as casual as a seaside clambake or lobster cookout, or as elegant as a wedding by the sea at one of Maine’s resorts with full bar, sit down dinner and dancing to a full orchestra.

Maine is blessed with beautiful State and National Parks, such as Acadia Park on Mount Desert Island, ideal for rustic chic weddings and unique wedding venues. If you are looking for an oceanfront park or an historic church for your Maine Wedding Ceremony, you will shore-ly find the perfect location for a wedding ceremony. Maine is also among the states to legalized gay marriage and many towns in Maine have profound gay communities as well – perfect for an LGBT wedding!

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There are also many ideal wedding venues in Maine offering romantic and private settings for an unforgettable honeymoon experience, such as a quiet lakeside getaway or an oceanfront resort with all the amenities for a wedding on the beach.

If a smaller, more intimate wedding venue is your style, Maine weddings can also be held at a beautiful inn, where your wedding party rents the entire space for an exclusive destination wedding – a wedding take over weekend. And of course, Maine resorts are accustomed to hosting big luxury weddings with professional caterers to provide the icing on the cake for a lavish event.

Brides love Maine for another reason beyond the scenery and the Downeast hospitality. Maine weddings are affordable. Brides like that Maine is a beautiful location for affordable weddings – especially when you compare the price of a wedding in Maine to one in Boston or New York City. Maine wedding packages are available for any season, in just about any setting.

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Whether you are looking for a summer wedding in Maine by the lake, or a fall Maine wedding on the waterfront with beautiful fall foliage – the bride’s wish can be fulfilled. Winter weddings in Maine are also spectacular with a landscape blanketed by snow, sparkling white lights at the wedding reception hall, and a sleigh ride for the bride and groom.

A ski wedding with chairlift rides and mountaintop vows has Maine written all over it. The beauty of Maine’s seasonal phases offers couples many options to choose a time for the wedding. Each month in Maine varies from the next, so it’s important to consider the season for the wedding in Maine.

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No matter your preference, plan your big day in Maine, the way life (and your wedding) should be. 

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