Village by the Sea - Wedding Venue

Ultimate Guide to The Best Maine Wedding Venues

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.

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 lake for your wedding day.

Featured Maine Wedding Venues

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
Northern Outdoors Resort | Wedding Venue 207-663-4466 | 1771 US Route 201, The Forks, Maine
Get the rustic venue feel, with all the great amenities! From big events to intimate gatherings, you can rent our entire resort or just a few cabins for your special day. On-site catering, indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venues, and event planning – it’s all here. Recognized by Yankee Magazine for Best New England Adventures & Editors Choice. Options include private cabins, riverside tent & RV campground, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. 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
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
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
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
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
Greenwood Manor Inn | Harrison 207-632-0049 | 52 Tolman Rd., Harrison, ME
The Greenwood Manor Inn is a gorgeous, 150-year-old estate tucked away in the heart of Harrison in the Lakes Region. The venue sits on 25 acres of quiet, pristine land, just a few minutes’ walk to the beautiful Long Lake. Surrounded by nature, hiking trails, and stunning gardens, our inn is the perfect setting for your special day. We can accommodate up to 22 overnight guests. Open year-round for intimate weddings and elopements. 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. 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
Berry Manor Inn | Rockland 207-596-7696 | 81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, Maine
Whether it is just the two of you or an intimate celebration with close family and friends, our elegant bed and breakfast in Rockland Maine, provides a romantic backdrop for your special day and a stress-free wedding. Your choice of garden or parlor ceremony site or an optional water location for the ceremony and photographs. We can help to set up a hair and make-up wedding specialist or other items to enhance your wedding day. Learn More
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
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
Wolf Cove Inn | Intimate Weddings 207-998-4976 | 5 Jordan Shore Drive, Poland, Maine
The loons of the lake are calling you to Wolf Cove Inn, an 11-room lakeside B&B with a cabin on Tripp Lake. Unwind in our outdoor sauna oasis with a panorama sauna and cold plunge tub. Relax in Adirondack chairs, savor organic farm-to-table breakfasts, and paddle tranquil waters. Enjoy stunning lakefront views and Maine comfort breakfasts serenaded by loons. We're pet-friendly, open year-round, and offer a magical setting for elopements and intimate weddings. Learn More
Maine Lakeside Resort and Event Center Weddings | Caratunk 855-528-3441 | 1008 Route 201, Caratunk, Maine
Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center offers private fully furnished cabins that sleep up to 8 people. We offer a unique location for family vacations and private functions such as weddings and retreats. We are the only resort in the area with deep water access and a public boat launch nearby, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. For more adventure, head offsite for hiking trails, whitewater rafting, guided fishing trips, float plane rides & more! Learn More
Whitehall Weddings | Camden 207-236-3391 | 52 High St., Camden, Maine
This Camden, Maine hotel, offers both indoor and outdoor venue options. A beautifully lit 85-seat event space is available for rehearsals and receptions. Sliding partitions divide the space into two separate spaces for smaller events, and full-property buy-outs are available for those looking to host larger groups. Whitehall's patio space boasts a seasonal fire pit, lounge seating, and shuffleboard set-ups. Our boutique Camden hotel reopened in May 2015 as Midcoast Maine's newest jewel. The reimagined look embraces the inn's iconic history while bringing a new focus on the natural beauty of Camden. 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

About Wedding Venues in Maine

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

Types of Venues

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 on-site and activities for guests from out of town.

Romantic inns are ideal wedding venues for a more intimate wedding reception. For an authentic and rustic wedding, restored barns and farms can host wonderfully casual weddings, often on a smaller budget than a seaside resort wedding.

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 takeover 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.

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 a full bar, a sit-down dinner, and dancing to a full orchestra.

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Unique Sites

The Pine Tree State offers many unique wedding reception sites too and makes for a perfect honeymoon destination as well. Your beautiful wedding day will be everything you dreamed of and that you will remember forever.

Maine is blessed with beautiful state and national parks, such as Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, that are ideal for rustic chic weddings and unique wedding venues. If you are looking for an oceanfront park or a historic church for your Maine wedding ceremony, you will “shore-ly” find the perfect location for a wedding ceremony.

Also, there are many ideal wedding venues in Maine offering romantic and private settings for unforgettable honeymoon experiences, such as quiet lakeside getaways or oceanfront resorts with all the amenities for weddings on the beach.

Budget Friendly Options

Brides love Maine for another reason beyond the scenery and the Downeast hospitality. They like that Maine is a beautiful location for affordable weddings too, 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 and in just about any setting.

Weddings by the Season

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.

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, a 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.

No matter your preference, plan your big day in Maine — The Way Life (and your wedding) Should Be.

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