Historic House Island

1 House Island, Portland, ME 04101 Map · Phone number
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3 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 2,000
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About Historic House Island

House Island is a modern, world-class private island that celebrates its rich heritage via Maine-inspired contemporary lodging and events spaces.

With an incomparable blend of stunning beauty, ease of access and complete privacy and control, House Island is America’s premier private island hospitality and event venue.

Weddings on House Island are bespoke as the island can be transformed into exactly the atmosphere and style of wedding you want so you create lasting memories when celebrating your wedding with friends and family.

Services | Facilities | Capacity

Full island rentals, the only option for weddings, include on-site management, access to our wedding team that will liaise with you, your wedding planner and vendors, plus everything listed below:

  • 2,000+ event guest capacity
  • 375 foot commercial pier
  • 360 degree unobstructed views
  • 45 person overnight accommodations capacity
  • 12 acres
  • 7+ ceremony sites
  • 6 minute boat ride from Portland
  • 5 beaches
  • 3 homes (2 are luxuriously remodeled, 1 is a charming 1950s cottage)
  • 3 tenting locations
  • 2 docks
  • 1.5 miles from Portland
  • 1 barge ramp
  • 1 sunrise daily (cloud permitting)
  • 1 sunset daily (cloud permitting), and
  • much, much more
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3 Reviews for Historic House Island

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.0
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    Caroline Clark · Married on 09/14/2019

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

    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
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    Laura Willett · Married on 07/27/2019

    4.4
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Beautiful location

    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
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    Savannah · Married on 08/24/2019

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    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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Historic House Island 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?
    $ 30000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 30000
  • 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?
    $ 30000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 30000
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    2000
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    30
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    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
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tents
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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  • 1 House Island Portland, ME, 04101 See on map
    (207) 210-2329 (Phone number)
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