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Philip and staff couldn't do enough to make sure we had a wonderful experience. Extremely helpful and accommodating.
The food was excellent.....would not hesitate to book any future function at the Dockside Restaurant.
We had our wedding at the Dockside and we’ll start by saying that it could not have gone any better! We know that most people would say that but we have been incredibly grateful for their efforts from start to finish. It all started back in January of 2014 when we met with Phil Lusty and later Patty Banfield (who became our main contact for the planning) to book the venue and we were blown away by the beauty of the place and its location, even with several feet of snow around... During the rest of our time until the wedding we met with Patty in May on the groom arriving from the UK (where he’s from, the bride is from the local area) where we discussed more details and then again a few days before the wedding itself. Patty could not have been more helpful when we met with her, and always answered our very frequent emails, definitely helping us deal with the stress of organising a wedding across two continents with helping us understand what would work! Even a few days before the wedding when we visited for food and drinks at the bar, the barman was extremely helpful in letting us taste a number of wines so we could make a decision on what to serve at the wedding. Finally the big day itself... the staff could not have done more to help keep things running smoothly and were so accommodating to us and our guests for the day! They were very helpful with last moment requests and in serving the amazing food and wine that we had (the shrimp stuffed haddock was awesome, as was the hunter’s chicken!).
Further to our wedding itself, we can also add the accommodation is beautiful as well, especially the rooms in the Maine house, though the waterfront cottages were very good to. Those of our wedding guests from the UK all commented to us on the beauty of the hotel and its location, as well as the grounds, food and how great our wedding was, all thanks to The Dockside!
Thank you from us both, we will always be grateful for everything The Dockside did to make our day special!
This was a perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner! The food was great and the wait staff was very attentive. The only thing that would have made it better would have been having some kind of access to the outside areas as well! It was gorgeous though!
From start to finish, our experience with the Dockside was of the highest caliber possible. We planned the event and reception with owner Phil Lusty, who listened to our needs and accommodated them. He was relaxed, professional, and communicated with us through all stages of planning whenever I had questions. He also payed strict attention our need for a peanut-free menu to accommodate a family-member's life threatening allergy.
The facility was impeccably clean and elegantly appointed. The food was exemplary: well-presented but most importantly delicious. The scenery and location were nothing short of gorgeous, painting the beautiful Maine picture we wanted for our wedding, including the reception in the restaurant that also overlooks the harbor. As someone whose family had never been to Maine, I can tell you they were blown away by all of it and can't wait to return.
I recommend The Dockside Restaurant and Guest Quarters as a top-notch location for anyone who wants a beautiful and memorable wedding day for themselves and their guests. From start to finish, it was everything we hoped it would be.
Outstanding venue and service. Just PERFECT!
We were very happy with our wedding experience at the Dockside. We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and brunch there. The food was wonderful, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the setting was beautiful. Phil and his entire staff were thorough and professional. We chose not to use a wedding planner and felt like we made the right choice. Everyone at the Dockside clearly had their duties mastered from years of experience.
We chose the lobster bake option for the rehearsal dinner and all the seafood was wonderful. Their special events room was perfectly sized for our party of 50 guests. We were even able to add a customized mashed potato bar! For the reception and ceremony, we utilized everything provided by the venue (chairs, linens, cutlery, etc.), and it was all beautiful and well-designed. We made many special requests, including a cheese course featuring local cheeses, and everything was handled perfectly. The restaurant and the dance floor provided more than enough space for 105 guest wedding, especially with the elegant screened in porches and outdoor areas. For the Sunday brunch, the entire restaurant was ours, and the food certainly went above and beyond what the normal wedding brunch will provide.
Our friends and family can’t seem to get over how wonderful our wedding was, and that is largely thanks to the Dockside. The food was great, the venue was gorgeous, and most importantly, the staff went above and beyond for us. If you want a scenic New England wedding in an intimate setting, we would definitely recommend the Dockside!
Thank you! Katie and Mark! What a weekend for you, your family's and your guests. It was a pleasure getting to know everyone over the course of the weekend. Best of luck to you in the future.
Cheers and all the best to you
Everything was great! The food, the atmosphere, and the servers were wonderful. We can't say enough about our wedding there. Everyone enjoyed it all and we had no complaints! We would highly recommend this for any type of event, it was wonderful.
We never get tired of reading about happy guests, thank you!
Phil and his team provided an exceptional experience for us and our guests. Dockside was the perfect location for our ceremony and reception. Both the Inn and restaurant are very well run, service is excellent, food is great and the entire venue is beautiful without being pretentious or stuffy. Phil is very user friendly and possesses a wonderfully relaxed approach that comes from his extensive experience in the service industry. Looking back on our wedding day, my wife and I would not change one aspect.
Thank you Brendon, it was nice see to you and Laena in York Harbor this summer. May you and Laena have a smooth sea and a following wind.
This was the perfect place for a wedding. The staff is great, food amazing, and price was right. We have been back a few times just for dinner. What a wonderful venue for a wedding right on the ocean. Our family is still talking about how relaxed and wonderful it was.
Todd, Thank you, the staff and I make it a priority to take the stress out of your wedding day...best of luck to you both in the future!
Fantastic venue and experience! Elegant, tastefully decorated room but not stuffy! Breathtaking scenery on York Harbor. Food that people will come back for, it was delicious. Phil is professional, relaxed and helpful with suggestions and menu planning. Cocktails outdoors because weather was sunny and sit down dinner inside. Dinner served smoothly and efficiently. We had a dj which allowed plenty of room for dancing and party. My only regret is we can't do it again!!! Thank you Dockside
We had our wedding reception at the Dockside and could not be happier. Having grown up in York, I personally think the Dockside has the best location in town! The grounds and the view of the harbor are stunning. We had our cocktail hour and pictures outdoors, and then dinner and dancing indoors. The restaurant looks great, and with 120 guests it was the perfect size. From start to finish, Phil was really great to work with. He's laid back, knowledgeable, flexible, and realistic. Thank you Phil and the entire Dockside staff, for making our experience incredible. We highly recommend the Dockside.
Wow...so nice of you Katie! It is always fun to host "the hometown Kids", what a great time. Cheers!
The Dockside was the most perfect place for our wedding. It's a beautiful setting on the coast...It's intimate and didn't disappoint. Working with Phil was very easy and because he's hosted so many weddings, it made the whole process seamless and def took a lot of pressure off. The ceremony and reception couldn't have gone any better and the food was so delicious! I assume all people have fun at their own wedding but so many of our guests have told us how much fun they had and how beautiful the venue was.... Wishing we could go back and relive that day....
The venue was perfect for the ceremony & reception. The only thing that would have helped was for them to have provided a room for the brides and the bridesmaids to get ready in.
Food was great, they were very flexible and allowed us to add an extra hour late in the evening and the restaurant staff jumped right in to help us pack up our decorations at the end of the night which was really appreciated!!
My husband and I, as well as our family and friends had the BEST time at the Dockside Restaurant. The food was perfect, and the setting was absolutely beautiful and relaxed for all of our guests as well as ourselves, which is exactly what we wanted. I couldn't have imagined a better, more perfect place. In fact, before our day was over at the Dockside, I told my new husband that I was having so much fun, I wanted to do it again - and I wouldn't change a single thing! We'll definitely be back for our anniversary dinners and hope to plan an anniversary party there in the future too. I would absolutely recommend the Dockside for any event.
It was a pleasure working with Phil to plan the details of my summer wedding. He was very friendly, responsive to special requests and extremely professional. He offered excellent advice and guidance as needed during the planning phase of my wedding. Phil and his staff created a lovely venue and excellent service on the actual day of my wedding. It is a beautiful spot to hold both a wedding and the actual reception. The food quality, presentation and service was exceptional.
the Dockside is as professional as the finest hotel in Boston; and it treats its guests as family. the food and service were as good as one could hope to find anywhere, and the attention given by the owner-operator is in a class by itself. the setting and the view, of course, in York Harbor make it as beautiful a spot as one could hope to find.