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Bar Harbor Inn

Bar Harbor, ME View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
56 reviews
$19k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$19k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Bar Harbor Inn is a romantic, waterfront wedding venue located in Bar Harbor, Maine, minutes from Acadia National Park. Focusing on each couple, Bar Harbor will make sure that the wedding day is exactly what the couple has dreamed of since they were little. From a grand reception hall to an intimate ceremony on the lawn, this venue gives couples a day as unique as them.

Facilities and Capacity
The Bar Harbor Inn offers an oceanfront lawn and historic inn to host up to 150 guests. The Bayview Lawn is the perfect outdoor ceremony space with minimum decorating needed as the background speaks for itself. Indoor receptions can be held in the Reading Room or Porcupine Room for a historical, elegant feel. With views of the bay and access to outdoor space, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds within these indoor sites.

Services Offered
This New England style inn puts the needs of the couple first and have staff available for coordinating and catering. Other ways the Bar Harbor Inn serves couples include:

  • Setup
  • Break down
  • White folding chairs
  • On-site sound system
  • Spa
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Yoga
  • Pool
  • Four-masted schooner

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
November

56 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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25 User photos

  • Meghan
    Meghan Married on 10/15/2021
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    Dream Wedding Reception!

    I cannot say enough good things about both the Bar Harbor Inn and its two incredible wedding coordinators, Sue Kropff and Briana Clark! My husband and I recently got married and hosted our reception at the Bar Harbor Inn, though we are from New Jersey. It was somewhat nerve-racking planning a wedding from afar (especially because you can't vet your vendor's work in person) but working with both Sue and Briana was truly a dream come true!

    Sue and Briana were absolutely invaluable to the planning process, helping us figure out so many aspects of what we were hoping for when it came to our reception. They were knowlegeble, kind, flexible, and incredibly enthusiastic and helpful throughout the whole (almost year-long planning process)-- they truly made it so our reception could go off without a hitch.

    Our reception was held in the Porcupine Room, which is the smaller of their two reception venues, and it was absolutely beautiful. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and the decor is elegant, understated, and was a perfect complement to our chosen wedding colors and florals. I also cannot say enough about the food. Seriously, our wedding food was some of the best I've had (FULL STOP), and I will be dreaming about that lobster bisque for many years to come. Our cake, which was made by their baker Janine, was also incredibly delicious and was decorated exactly as I had imagined (a naked cake with flowers)--it truly could not have been better.

    I could go on and on about the Bar Harbor Inn and the absolutely wonderful wedding day we had there but I suppose I will leave it at this, if you are looking to book a wedding venue in Bar Harbor, look no further. The Bar Harbor Inn is the perfect choice!
  • Lisa
    Lisa F. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Easy to work with and beautiful location!

    Due to COVID-19, husband and I opted to do a small elopement at the Bar Harbor Inn. Even though it was only the two of us, the wedding coordinators Sue and Briana made everything special. They were wonderful to work with and very helpful. We live in Texas so planned everything over the phone/ through email. We loved the location, property was beautiful. All in all it was a great experience, and we plan to go back for our anniversary .

    Bar Harbor Inn's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Charlie and Lisa. It was a pleasure to work with the two of you. Thank you for choosing the Bar Harbor Inn for your celebration and allowing us to be a part of your special day.

Awards

  • 56
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Closer North Closer North Wedding Photographers

The Bar Harbor Inn is one of my top choices to photograph for a venue in the state of Maine. The scenery is simply epic. The rooms, layout, design, all the way to the nautical backdrop and mountains in the distance. The coastal weather is ideal and not only that but the staff is kind and attentive. It's always a pleasure and I've photographed here numerous times and I hope there to be many more!

DJ Bill Lyons DJ Bill Lyons Wedding DJs

One the best places to have a wedding at. The staff, the view...all of it. So worth it!!

Eager Eye Photography Eager Eye Photography Wedding Photographers

The Inn is beautiful, as is the location, and the event staff are among the best in the business!

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Map

1 Newport Drive Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
8003503352
207-288-8279
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Bar Harbor Inn frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Bar Harbor Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bar Harbor Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bar Harbor Inn for wedding events?

Bar Harbor Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bar Harbor Inn offer?

Bar Harbor Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bar Harbor Inn offer for wedding events?

Bar Harbor Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bar Harbor Inn have available for wedding events?

Bar Harbor Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Bar Harbor Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bar Harbor Inn is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in flexibility.

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