The 1774 Inn is an historic bed and breakfast located in MidCoast Maine with breathtaking waterfront views. We work closely with couples to ensure that their wedding, located on the scenic lawn, rustic barn, or elegant mansion, is as unique as they are. The 1774 Inn is located just 10 minutes from charming downtown Bath, 20 minutes from Brunswick and 45 minutes from Portland.
Facilities and Capacity
The 1774 Inn can accommodate up to 116 of the couple's friends and family, perfect for an intimate wedding in any season. The sweeping lawn is perfect for an elegant spring or summer ceremony, while the barn is perfect in all seasons for the couple who wants a more rustic, laid-back feel.
Services and Amenities
The wedding package includes a two-night stay at the inn with gourmet farm-to-table breakfasts and full and private use of the inn and grounds for 16 guests. Guests can enjoy gourmet farm-to-table breakfasts, lawn games, toasting s'mores in the fire pit, and relaxing in the Adirondack chairs while watching the seals play and eagles soar. Nearby activities include beaches, hiking, boating, fishing, golf, museums, restaurants, and more. The 1774 Inn also offers elopement packages for the spontaneous couple!
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Tanja · Married on 10/07/2017
If you are looking for a beautiful, authentic place to get married in Maine that holds on to what's real, what's special and what's slightly hidden, this is it. The inn is tucked away down a tiny road between to an old church and library. Sitting on a hill that slopes down to the Kennebec River, the view is like something from a postcard. We wanted our wedding to feel relaxed and not "too done". We wanted our guests to feel like they were coming over to our house for the weekend and tucking into cozy food and long conversation. We wanted a celebration that reflected who were, who we loved and what we loved. Owners, Sarah and Stuart took over ownership of the inn shortly before we were married and they felt like an extension of our celebration. They are just a really kind, interesting, soulful couple that make a damn fine cup of coffee and even finer breakfast each morning. And Sarah baked us warm cookies and Stuart shared a celebratory late-night drink with us! Just like old friends would. We were married on the hill overlooking the river and then celebrated inside the rustic barn. We loved the barn because it's not too polished and we were able to decorate it with simple lights and foraged greens. Our wedding weekend was relaxed and memorable in a spot that for us was simply perfect. Lucky for us, it's an inn, so we can come back year after year to celebrate.Sent on 02/27/2018
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Arianna · Married on 09/29/2018
Stuart and Sarah are the perfect hosts. My husband and I planned a small elopement with our immediate family and Sarah did everything from coordinate the ceremony (which was officiated by Stuart) to making everyone snacks, arranging a breath taking bouquet, and making our delicious wedding cake, with matching flowers from my bouquet. Stuart is an excellent public speaker and he even gave us some tips on writing our vows. We opted to stay the night to have a wine paired gourmet 6 course dinner with my brother and sister- in- law and Sarah and Stuart did not disappoint. Stuart is a wine genius and picked some unique and delicious wines for us to try and the food was mostly locally sourced and incredible. It was so local that Sarah and Stuart had foraged some of the mushrooms themselves earlier in the week, and many of the vegetables were from their own garden. It was an unbelievable day and The 1774 Inn is a rare find.Sent on 10/08/2018
Ellen · Married on 07/21/2018
We were so lucky to have stumbled upon the 1774 Inn for our wedding venue, as our wedding was planned in 6 months. Thankfully for us, the Inn was under new ownership, so had not been booked ahead for the 2018 season. We drove there on a cold day this winter, and despite the icy gray tone of the day, we fell in love immediately. We did not know exactly what we were looking for, but when we looked out across the lawn with views of the Kennebec River, we knew this was it. We fell even more in love when we met the new owners, Sarah and Stuart: a young, professional, totally hip couple that are down to earth and exceptionally accommodating. We opted to have both of our families stay at the Inn from Thursday through Monday, creating a mini getaway for all. This was the best idea, as we could relax a bit more than if it were just there one or two nights. Having the extra day before and after the wedding truly made the difference, being able to really enjoy the 1774 Inn and time with our families. Our families are big enough that we filled up the place, making it feel like our own space. Each morning a gourmet, local, delicious homemade breakfast was prepared by Sarah & Stuart. Their attention to detail in the food was very much appreciated by our foodie families! The wedding went off without a hitch. I can honestly say I would not have changed a thing. We did so little decorating because there truly is no need to when you have a location like this. We were able to bring in our own caterer which was nice to be able to have that choice, as well as having the tent rental included in the venue price. We can not recommend The Historic 1774 Inn enough. We are looking forward to returning for a weekend getaway and to celebrate future anniversaries!Sent on 08/20/2018
A beautiful location for a wedding! I would highly recommend this venue
The 1774 Inn is one of our favorite venues in Maine. Jacqueline couldn't be a more pleasant and accommodating host. We were impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail. The Inn is beautifully situated in Phippsburg overlooking the ocean with a nicely sloped expansive lawn- perfect for a wedding of any size. The Inn is impeccably decorated inside with tasteful colors and textiles. We would highly recommend this venue to any prospective couples.
The 1774 Inn in Phippsburg, Maine is one of my favorite locations for performing weddings. The hosts are most hospitable and accommodating, and will go the extra mile to make your wedding day the special occasion that you dream it will be. The location, on the Kennebec River is spectacular, The rooms in the historic Inn are beautifully decorated, spacious, and exceptionally clean. As a wedding officiant, I always recommend the 1774 Inn to my clients as the perfect wedding location. Stephanie J. Batterman, Notary Public, Bath Maine