French's Point

246 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME 04981 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About French's Point

A Blank Canvas Venue

French's Point is a Blank Canvas Venue, providing an outstanding location with 8 possible ceremony settings and 14 different gathering spaces. You choose how you wish to use these amenities during your time here. French’s Point is a very large vacation rental property with 14 acres and two beautiful homes which are offered to one couple and their guests exclusively for the entire weekend. Our weekend celebrations feel like a vacation, a reunion, and a wedding all combined.


Our goal for our couples is for you to have a wedding that is unique to you, that suits your vision of your celebration & one that is within your budget. To foster this goal, you hire your choice of vendors: planner, caterer, bar service provider, florist, photographer, etc. This allows you to engage the vendor team that best suits your goals and is within your budget. We have an excellent preferred vendor list to help you on the search for your team, but you can use whichever vendors best align with your preferences, as long as they are insured (liability insurance) and licensed where applicable (caterer, bar service provider, food truck, baker, hair and make-up design). There are no cookie cutter events here and no food and beverage minimums to meet!

Ceremony Settings
French's Point offers eight waterfront ceremony settings to suit a range of preferences in aesthetic & event size:

  • Retreat gazebo
  • Retreat oceanfront lawn
  • Retreat cobblestone terrace
  • Retreat conservatory
  • Retreat custom sail cloth tent structure
  • Farm gazebo
  • Farm east terrace
  • Farm private beach

Gathering Locations
French's Point offers a variety of waterfront reception and gathering locations:

  • Retreat dining room
  • Retreat conservatory
  • Retreat lounge
  • Retreat cobblestone terrace
  • Retreat oceanfront lawn
  • Retreat recreation room
  • Farm BBQ lawn
  • Farm east terrace
  • Farm west terrace
  • Farm private beach
  • Farm fireplace parlor
  • Farm recreation room

Accommodations
French's Point offers two beautiful homes at the estate with 18 guests suites with 20 bedrooms that provide lodging for 20-50 guests for the weekend. Located nearby is a network of rental cottages and rental homes that afford lodging for 60-80 additional guests. A variety of nightly lodging properties are located 10-25 minutes from French's Point for additional guests to suit all budgets.


Wedding Team
At French's Point, couples choose their own team of vendors to include a wedding planner, caterer, and bar service provider. The venue allows clients to create an experience that is a unique reflection of their vision for the wedding weekend and one that suits their budget.



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28 Reviews for French's Point

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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  • Jessica

    Jessica Smith · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Heaven. Just Heaven.

    Our October wedding at French's Point was simply amazing. Back in the planning stages, we had plans to tour six or seven other venues, but we canceled all our other tours after we toured French's Point because we knew we'd just seen something special and that it wouldn't get any better.

    We were right. Everything about the estate is amazing--the location, the view, the estate house itself. It's warm, welcoming, and elegant. The staff is sweet, encouraging, communicative, and helpful. They provided us with suggestions and inspiration that made our day unique and fun.

    If you book the venue, you should also consider booking the adjacent farmhouse for your family and wedding party. It's a quaint, cozy, and adorable place to stay, but it's also incredibly handy to have the wedding party within walking distance of the venue. We were so happy we made the choice to book the farmhouse too!

    I can't thank Jessika and Nicole enough; they were amazing, and I get misty just thinking about what a wonderful day they helped us create. I loved everything about it! We even battled a little rain and couldn't get married outside at the gazebo like we planned, but it didn't for one second feel like a compromise to get married in the lovely estate. This place is just heaven!

    Sent on 11/07/2018

    French's Point's reply:

    Thank you Jessica! Your kinds words mean the world to our tiny team. It was an honor to host your wonderful family and friends. We are thrilled that you are happy with the outcome of your time spent with us. Thank you for helping us continue our legacy of stewarding the estate and sharing it with families celebrating milestone events.
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    Abbey · Married on 09/01/2018

    5.0
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    My husband and I got married here in July, and could not be more thankful we chose French's Point. From the very beginning to end, the owners and staff were exceptionally professional, organized, and available for suggestions, questions, and concerns. Most importantly, they are genuinely kind-hearted people who don't just run a business -- they clearly find joy in serving their clients.

    The venue itself is exactly as pictured -- views are breathtaking, property is beautifully maintained (by the entire family :) and is overall just... so peaceful.

    We rented the both the Farmhouse & Retreat for the weekend and all our guests couldn't stop raving about the accommodations, quality of service, and venue as a whole. We recommend without reservation!

    Sent on 09/14/2018

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French's Point FAQ

  • 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? $ 12,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 10,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Flatware, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 14
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Garden, Historic Building, Mansion, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? China, Flatware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Closer North
    Closer North Wedding Photographers

    French's Point is not only an amazing location but the venue quality, views, design, options, and above all - the staff! Are above and beyond. Every time we photograph a wedding here, we are artistically inspired. The landscaping and buildings are top notch with so many options to make your event truly your own. Easy to work with staff. I can't say enough about French's Point, we highly recommend!

  • Greta Tucker Photography
    Greta Tucker Photography Wedding Photographers

    I absolutely love French's Point, it is the most stunning venue in the state of Maine, their team is amazing, always helpful and kind. They always go above and beyond to make sure their couples needs are met and everyone is happy.

  • From This Day Forward traveling wedding makeup service
    From This Day Forward traveling wedding makeup service Wedding Hair & Makeup

    French's Point is gorgeous and magical and their entire team is stellar! If you are planning a wedding, or any event, and are searching for the quintessential Maine location, look no further! Hope to see you there!

Map

  • 246 Hersey Retreat Road Stockton Springs, ME, 04981 See on map
    207-536-8036 (Phone number)
    2073564068 (Other Phone Number)
    9am-5pm Monday-Friday By Appointment- Saturday & Sunday Tours by Advanced Reservation Only

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