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Penobscot Bay Estate is a waterfront wedding venue located in Midcoast Maine. This stunning property is ideal for those seeking a private oasis for a long weekend celebration.

Our private residence offers coastal vintage character and our outdoor spaces, with 180 degree waterfront views, overflow with natural beauty. We include on-site accommodation for up to 18 people, with a charming honeymoon cottage at the water's edge, and four guest cabins overlooking it all. Our large tent accommodates up to 160 guests, with a full hardscape floor, guest bathhouse with 3 powder rooms, on-site parking, a golf cart, and all other amenities needed for an upscale event. We are just 13 miles from Bangor, which offers non-stop flights to New York, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia & Florida.


Long-weekend access with overnight accommodation for up to 18 people Friday-Sunday.

Get ready in the private residence Saturday with separate areas for each wedding party, a billiards table, wrap-around porch, vintage accents, balcony and views for miles.

Tie the knot at the water's edge on our Ceremony Peninsula. Take those "money shots" on the rocks to remember this magical moment forever.

Bust a move in our gorgeous canopy tent. Don't worry about any heavy rentals or setup; tables, chairs, bistro lighting, bar and dance floor will all be set up on a new full cement tent floor.

Get cozy in our Honeymoon Cottage; your own little oasis on the water. Soak it up in our tub underneath the stars while you watch the moon dance across the water.

Host your closest friends in our 4 new guest cabins. These charming themed cabins accommodate up to 16 guests, and offer breathtaking treetop and waterfront views. Each cabin has its own bathroom, and guests enjoy a shared outdoor kitchen.

On-site staff will guide your guests to the parking lot, drive mobility challenged guests in our golf cart, and answer facility-related questions throughout the weekend.


• Access to the property 9:00am Friday-1:00pm Sunday
• Ceremony along the water
• Plateaus for Rehearsal Dinner & Cocktail Hour
• Reception on the hill overlooking the bay

• Access to the 4,000sq ft private residence for both bridal parties day of the wedding
o Separate areas/entrances/restrooms for each party
o Master suite with balcony view, spruce wrapped staircase, stained glass windows, hair & makeup rooms, and 180 degree waterfront views
o Suite with billiards table, sun porch with waterfront views & vintage accents throughout
o Wrap around screen porch
o Open-concept kitchen & living area with fireplace
• Honeymoon cottage on the water, overnight access for 2 Friday & Saturday
• 4 on-site guest cabins, accommodating up to 16 guests Friday & Saturday
• 40'x80' Reception Tent with window walls and bistro lighting, hardwood dining tables & white chevari chairs for 160 guests, dance floor & bar
• On-site parking & parking attendants provided
• Golf cart for guest transportation

  • Woman-owned
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Angelyn M. Married on 09/03/2023
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Best venue ever

My husband and I got married at Penobscot Bay Estate this past Labor Day weekend. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and venue. The property is gorgeous and has all the amenities you need. Emerald and Kurt were such a pleasure to work with and made sure the day operated as smooth as possible. If I could do it all over again, I would in a heart beat.
Ashley E. Married on 07/15/2023
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Breathtaking & Perfect


PBE made my dream wedding come true. I am from NYC and my husband is from Maine - we had a wacky mix of people from the neighborhood and people from away and PBE found a way to accommodate everyone and our every last wish. They were so considerate and careful with our children and our adults with accessibility needs.

They are organized, friendly, and openly communicate. They even provide checklists so that you can't miss a thing! If it is possible for Emerald and her team to make your dream happen, it will. I felt so loved and I was treated like a princess the whole day.

Emerald and the PBE team made the most important day of my life absolutely perfect. I 100% recommend this venue. Beyond breathtaking, amazing accommodations, and kindhearted staff...couldn't want anything more. On top of ALL of that, it is incredibly affordable for all that you get. I am so grateful that I chose PBE for my waterfront Maine wedding, look how GORGEOUS!
Ronda S. Married on 09/10/2022
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Spectacular Venue

My son and daughter-in-law got married at the Penobscot Bay Weddings & Events venue in September! The gorgeous views all around made it so special! The accommodations, the owners, the ease of getting there and the set-up they have are all wonderful! We are so glad we got to experience this venue! This is the place to get hitched! You can’t go wrong in Winterport, Maine!!
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We would love to invite you to tour our venue!

We offer tours by appointment most Sundays, giving each bridal family an hour to meet the owner, see the property, and ask any questions.

Reach out today to schedule your private tour!

Date: From 02/01/2022 to 12/31/2023 Schedule all day
Location: 157 Holmes Street, Winterport, ME


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