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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Orono, ME View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is a rustic, yet modern-style wedding venue, in Orono, Maine. This locally owned family hotel is the perfect place for a weekend wedding retreat located just eight miles from the Bangor International Airport. With indoor and outdoor spaces, couples can enjoy Maine in any seasons.

Facilities and Capacity
Black Bear Inn offers spaces that provide over 7,560 square feet. For couples looking for a Maine-inspired outdoor ceremony, there is a picturesque pavilion set on the shores of the Stillwater River. The bridal party and guests will have access to golf carts to reach this location as it is a bit further from the Inn. Couples can ride back to the reception in a horse-drawn carriage. The ballroom is a modern hall with a rustic feel that stays with the Maine style. This venue can host 25-250 of the couple's closest friends and family.

Services Offered
The Black Bear Inn is a wedding venue that features many other accommodations to make sure that everything leading up to and after the wedding is taken care of. A few services they offer to accomplish this are:

  • On-site catering
  • Newly renovated Maine inspired honeymoon suite
  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Tables and chairs
  • Bartending service
  • Champagne toast
  • Woman-owned

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?

$1,300

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 starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Inn/B&B
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
November
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21 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Sarah Married on 10/09/2021
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    Great price for the venue! The service was outstanding!! We wanted a different type of menu with food stations and the staff were more than excited to make it happen for us!! Everything was organized and decorated beautifully!! The staff made the stress of the day disappear! I would recommend the blackbear inn to anyone for any type of function!
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    Staslene F. Married on 08/28/2018
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    Above my expectations

    I am going to start by saying thanks to Angela,Mandy and Tracey for taking care of us and ensuring that everything was over our Expectations. Thank you for making my fairy tale,our happily ever after ,our special day the best we couldn’t ever dream about. The service we received was great,all the staff were friendly and the food,perfect. If you ever dreamt about a fairy tale wedding and is a bit worried that you may not be able to afford it. Worry no more because your at the right place,with great people which will help you make your day a day you’ll never ever forget. Thank you again.
    The Farley’s

    Black Bear Inn and Conference Center's reply:

    Thank you so much Staslene! It was so nice meeting you and Asa and making your dream come to life. You guys are such a great couple and your wedding was stunning. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of such a magic day! ❤️
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    Christina Married on 12/09/2017
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Black Bear Inn and Conference Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center for wedding events?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offer?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offer for wedding events?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Black Bear Inn and Conference Center have available for wedding events?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Black Bear Inn and Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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