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LGBT Wedding Venues

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.

 

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Gold Featured Lodging Properties

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. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. 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. Free WiFi. 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine 207-646-1100

Nonantum Resort Weddings

Nonantum Resort Weddings Kennebunkport
Nonantum Resort Weddings | Kennebunkport
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. Our 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 - call us. 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-4050

Breakwater Inn & Spa Weddings

Breakwater Inn & Spa Weddings Waterfront Events
Breakwater Inn & Spa Weddings | Waterfront Events
Waterfront Inn directly on the Kennebunk River where the river meets the ocean, offering an astounding setting for your special event to be remembered for years to come. The Breakwater team are experienced, professional event planners, able to assist in ensuring that all your needs are well catered to. Menus are customized to fit your event with choice of plated dinner service, stations, buffet or lobster clam bakes. Events can be hosted indoors in a Private waterfront restaurant or on the beautiful spacious lawn with tent events for up to 150 guests. 131 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-5333

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre World Class Service - Dedicated Event Team
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre | World Class Service - Dedicated Event Team
The best day of your life deserves celebrity treatment, and at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, weddings take center stage. Our dedicated event team knows how to thrill a crowd and they’ll apply all their skills and experience to help you plan an unforgettable celebration with your family and friends. Our post-and-beam barn was built in 1887 and completely updated in 2015 with a refreshed layout that includes an updated bar and VIP lounge, state-of-the-art sound system, and a design aesthetic that makes our intimate wedding venue a magical place in which to get married. 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine 207-219-3598. sonja@azaleaevents.com

York Harbor Inn

York Harbor Inn York Harbor
York Harbor Inn | York Harbor
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. 480 York Street, York Harbor, Maine. 800-343-3869, 207-363-5119

Cliff House Maine | Ogunquit
Expert catering and wedding specialists ensure flawless, ethereal oceanfront weddings that are emblematic of coastal Maine and distinctive of the celebrants’ singular vision, bridging tradition and imagination. In the new Atlantic Ballroom, expansive panoramic windows reveal unobstructed views of the ocean, while enchanting fireplaces and fire pits bring warmth and gathering into the more intimate spaces. A variety of outdoor ceremony venues provide alternative options to tie the knot among spectacular settings. A variety of flexible spaces are available depending on the size and style of your gathering. 591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME 207-361-1000

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.


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