If you ask a bride or groom-to-be what their perfect rustic wedding would be, you’ll get many different scenarios. To some, a rustic wedding means hosting a wedding in the rolling countryside in an old wood barn for the reception, or a wedding nestled within Maine’s woods at the edge of a scenic lake, or a wedding ceremony at the top of a ski mountain.
To others, a wedding on the coast with an idyllic beach and an ocean backdrop makes for the perfect rustic scenery. Most would agree that a rustic wedding not only celebrates the beauty of two people in love, but also the beauty in nature.
Maybe you are looking for a Rustic Destination Wedding. No matter what a rustic wedding means to you, Maine has the rustic nature you desire for your wedding from rugged coastline, to serene sandy beaches, beautiful lakes and mountains, even fields in the countryside where the wildflowers provide your decor.
The casual theme of a rustic wedding sets the tone that your wedding day isn’t about fanfare or fancy cake toppers, instead your love and your love of nature are the centerpiece. In Maine, the only limit to your rustic wedding is your imagination.
You’ve decided to elope and are looking for a quiet, beautiful, peaceful location for your vows. At the Wolf Cove Inn we offer a variety of elopement packages to meet your needs. And with each package you have your choice of location on the property, including our lakeside lawn, the pine grove, our romantic boathouse right on the lake or inside our beautiful, rustic Inn. Elopements up to 12 total people are offered. And for your stay we offer 5 suites, 6 guest rooms and our brand new luxury cabin. Learn More
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
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
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
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
Maine appeals to wedding couple’s tastes with a variety of outdoor settings. While summer weddings at a luxury resort hotel are always a popular choice, Maine is famed for its pastoral countryside, forested wilderness and rustic coastal atmosphere in spring and fall as well—all of these are a picture perfect place for a rustic wedding.
A barn wedding with a big dance floor and grand wooden beams decorated with tiny white light is magical – country chic in Maine. A casual beach wedding followed by a lobster bake and barbecue along the coast is also very special and uniquely Maine. Getting married at a lakeside cabin or campground can prove rustic without roughing it.
The day belongs to you and your partner to craft into anything you wish it to be, whether you desire a wedding ceremony on the beach, an outdoor reception with waterfront views, or a casual outdoor BBQ by the lake or in the Maine mountains.
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