A private island wedding venue in Portland, Maine, Historic House Island offers an incredibly unique wedding experience for both you and your betrothed, as well as your guests. With water views out every window of each home and in all directions of this stunning property, every photo will be picture perfect. The island runs primarily on solar power and is the perfect mix of a luxury green venue and the authentic coastal Maine experience.
Facilities and Capacity
In addition to access to the entire 12-acre island, the Historic House Island offers couples the opportunity to choose their own unique combination of outdoor settings for their wedding. Couples may choose from three houses and three outdoor areas for tents. By no surprise, the island can accommodate anywhere from 25 - 350 people.
The Historic House Island can be transformed into exactly the atmosphere and style of wedding you’ve dreamt of. Some of the services offered at this venue include:
Recommended by 91% of couples
Caroline Clark · Married on 09/14/2019
A Dream Come True
House Island was a truly magical experience not only for us but for all of our guests as well. The island sleeps about 40 people so we hosted our bridal party and their dates on the island. It was incredibly fun! The only catch is because it is private houses, we had to stock the houses up ourselves. However, when we came to the island Biz and Eban were incredibly helpful with this. All of the houses are beautiful, updates, and clean. There are plenty of extra goods on the island for all the guests as well. The party itself was magnificent, and we had nothing to worry about the day of because of our stacked up team. Could not imagine our wedding any better and we are so grateful for all of the help from House Island!Sent on 08/12/2019
Laura Willett · Married on 07/27/2019
House Island is a beautiful venue with the views of Fort Gorges, rocky beaches and nice gardens! It is truly a Maine experience for guests from out of town. The few days leading up to the event, the House Island team was very responsive and made sure everything was in place. The only minor thing was that that getting a response back on bookings did take longer than expected.Sent on 08/14/2019
Savannah · Married on 08/24/2019
Our House Island Wedding Experience
We had our late August wedding on House Island, and I am so glad that we learned about this venue and decided to hold our wedding here. The island is absolutely stunning, and we received so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful and unique our wedding was. It was also a really cool experience to be able to stay on the island with our respective wedding parties the night before, and Biz and Eben (the island's caretakers) had clearly made sure that the houses were very clean and in excellent condition before our stay. I will note that planning a private island is very complex, and I truly do not believe that we could have done it without our fantastic team of wedding planners (The Prism House). I think this is important for couples to know before booking a wedding here, because hiring a planner can be a significant added expense. I will also add that there are many expenses of holding an outdoor wedding that we had not originally anticipated, such as renting everything from a generator, to a bathroom trailer, to catering equipment, to flatware, etc. Then, keep in mind that all of these things need to be transported to the island on barges, so you can expect to spend a good amount of money on boats for yourself, your guests, vendors, and so forth. Although we knew that holding a wedding on House Island would be expensive, we ended up extending our budget multiple times because of some of these costs, and I think that's important for couples who are considering a House Island wedding to know going into it. The one small note that I might make regarding the island itself is that I would have expected for the lawn(s) that we were using to be freshly mowed before the wedding, and they were not. With all of that said, this is an incredibly stunning location, and we truly had the wedding of our dreams on House Island. In spite of the added costs and the complexities of planning a wedding here, I would still go back and pick the same venue all over again if we were starting from square one again.Sent on 09/14/2019
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