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Starting at $12,500 Starting at $12,500
Reception
$12,500 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
Reception
$12,500 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2023

Tarry A While Resort is a hotel wedding venue located on the beautiful shores of Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine. Tarry A While provides a serene and picturesque backdrop for your wedding day. Between its passionate staff and variety of breathtaking settings, this venue could be the perfect place to celebrate one of the most important days of your life.

Facilities and Capacity

Tarry A While allows couples to take advantage of a beautiful lakefront property. The event space offers a 40-foot-by-80-foot event tent, located near the historic inn. The property as a whole can accommodate weddings that range between 60 and 200 guests. For overnight events, the rustic Tarry A While cottages can sleep a maximum of 70 people. Between the stunning backdrop of the lakeshore and the rugged Maine wilderness, the resort is sure to satisfy any couple looking to celebrate a vintage and charming wedding day celebration.

Services Offered

Guests of Tarry A While Resort can relax and enjoy themselves thanks to the helpful staff and cozy accommodations. The historic inn has 11 rooms, and the five cottages on the property offer guests a wide variety of overnight options. They also have a honeymoon cottage, which can be reserved specially for the newlyweds. No matter the size or style of your wedding day, Tarry A While is sure to satisfy.

Cuisine

As well as top-notch accommodations and event settings, Tarry A While Resort offers limited catering options. Couples and their guests can choose from a diverse range of mouthwatering cuisine, from fresh seafood to classic barbecue. They also have plenty of space to host the caterer of your choice, and the Tarry A While Staff is happy to work with any of your selections.

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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?

$12,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$12,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

Describe your venue:

Beach
Campsite/Cabin
Country/Golf Club
Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
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
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
October
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Logan B. Sent on 11/19/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding venue!

Tarry A While is a beautiful venue and it was everything we were looking for and more! There is the Inn and multiple cottages for your wedding guests to stay at and a large house which is very helpful if you have out of town guests. The house was also where the bride and bridesmaids got ready and this is a great location for on site wedding day prep. The venue is stunning both by the water and up near the inn and there is lots of space for every wedding day activity. We also had their signature lobster bake dinner for our rehearsal and it was fantastic! The staff and owners are all very kind and accommodating and we can’t imagine a more perfect place to have our wedding!
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Ellie W. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue!!!

Wow - what an incredible place Tarry A While is. I will be forever grateful to have found this gem because celebrating our wedding weekend there was an absolute dream. Working with Roseana and her team was a joy, and I cannot thank them enough for everything they did to make the weekend perfect. Everything ran smoothly thanks to their hard work and attention to detail. It seemed like any request I had they could make possible. Every single guest commented on how beautiful the space was, how delicious the food was, and how well everything was kept and run on the property.
My family and I are already hoping to return in the years to come. If you are considering having your wedding here, or simply just visiting for a vacation, don't think twice - DO IT!!
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Brittany Sent on 11/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue and vacation spot!

Tarry A While Resort truly is an incredible place, especially if you're looking for a wedding venue like we did! My husband and I toured many spots around New England in search for a perfect lake-side venue for our wedding. I’m not kidding when I say the minute we drove onto the property we both had goosebumps and knew we had found our place. Not only is TAW directly on a gorgeous lake, but the rest of the grounds and lodging are in pristine condition, with many new upgrades that are absolutely beautiful. You also can’t beat the perk that the whole place can be reserved for your wedding celebration. From our first visit, Roseana and Dan were extremely personably, friendly, and warm. We initially worked primarily with Rosanna who was just fantastic answering all of our thousand questions and laying out what the venue would have to offer for our wedding, in an easy way to digest. Once we made the decision to make choosing TAW official, the process really was seamless. I’ve heard horror stories of how stressful the wedding coordination with venues can be, but we were fortunate to not have felt that one bit with TAW. The coordination and planning as we got closer was seamless, and that should say something considering we were up against a literal hurricane hitting on our exact wedding day! When we got closer to the date and were faced with this possibility, Roseana continued to remain in contact with us and then we had the absolute pleasure of meeting and working with Grace who helped brainstorm options and details. Roseana and Grace's support put our minds at complete ease. Thankfully the weather held-up and we were able to go with our original wedding itinerary plan! The entire time we were on property you could tell how much all of the staff care about TAW and want you to have a great experience. We also held a Sunday Brunch on site the next day and stayed an extra night to enjoy the property which was amazing. To this day, our guests continue to rave about how breathtaking the venue was, how comfortable they felt, how much fun they had, and how they’re already planning to book times to return as regular vacation guests (as are we). It is truly an honor to be able to say that TAW is forever a part of one of the most wonderful weekends of our lives. Do yourself a favor and reach out to them, even if it's just to stay for a weekend. You won't be disappointed!
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Grace Chute
Grace Chute
Event Coordinator

Grace is an event Coordinator for Tarry A While Resort who utilizes her creativity and attention to detail for each and every event. As a graduate from Endicott College, she combines her expertise in Marketing, Communications and Design with her love for hospitality to ensure those she works with are entirly satisfied with the planning process, in addition to the event itself.

Roseana & Dan Richards
Roseana & Dan Richards
Owners

Dan and Roseana have been the owners of Tarry A While for 11 years. They take pride in being hands on individuals who take part in every event that takes place on their property.

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Tarry A While Resort frequently asked questions

Tarry A While Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Tarry A While Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Tarry A While Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by Tarry A While Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Tarry A While Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Tarry A While Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Tarry A While Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Tarry A While Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Tarry A While Resort is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.7 in average response time.
Tarry A While Resort currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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