The Union Buff Hotel is a waterfront wedding venue in York Beach, Maine. Since 1868, guests have been traveling from all over to stay at this hotel and enjoy the views of Short Sands Beach. Being over 100 years old, The Union Buff Hotel exudes old-world charm that will make the perfect backdrop for your big day.
Facilities and Capacity
This charming venue has three spaces for couples to celebrate on their wedding day. For couple’s seeking a Maine outdoor wedding, the waterfront lawn offers picturesque views as well as a backup venue incase of bad weather. The Grand Ballroom can hold up to 200 guests and has an attached ocean-view patio for cocktail hour that includes a bar. For a more intimate gathering, the Breakwater Room can accommodate up to 80 of the couple’s closest friends and family with a dance floor. This room also has an available ocean-view patio for cocktail hour, and it also includes a bar.
The Union Buff Hotel is a place for lodging, eating, and celebrating; the perfect combination for a wedding venue. This oceanfront retreat offers many amenities to help on the wedding day and even beyond that. These services include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Brittany · Married on 09/21/2019
Amazing! Can't recommend them enough
Everyone says wedding planning is super stressful, like a second job. It was for us...until we found the Union Bluff Meeting House and chose it as our venue and we found Darlene, our wedding coordinator. Where many other venues and coordinators came from a place of "no" Darlene and her team came from a place of "yes, we'll take care of that". Darlene's advice not only on things related to Union Bluff was incredibly valuable but also her recommendations of other vendors we used were outstanding. We were happy with all of our vendors and the wedding was everything we had hoped for and more. Everyone also told us that something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day, but Darlene made sure that did not happen for us.Sent on 10/07/2019
If you are looking to have a stress free day this is the team for you--I dropped off all of our reception decor and other items earlier in the week and Darlene and the staff at UB took care of everything. The following day everything was packed up neatly for us. We really didn't have to worry about a thing. Darlene even busted and unbustled my dress (twice!) when my sisters were intimidated by this task.
The food and service was amazing, all of our guests raved about the staff. For example, one of our guests forgot to let us know about an allergy and her meal was quickly swapped out for what she needed and the team was happy to do so.
We had many out of town guests and they appreciate the proximity of the hotel, reception venue, and ceremony to each other and the town of York, many of our families made a week or weekend out of the wedding and the location is very convenient and beautiful, right on Short Sands beach. We lucked out with the weather for our 9/21 wedding but this would be a great venue even on a rainy day. The bridal suite was great and was large enough to be comfortable for my 14! girls to get ready and have a team of hair and makeup stylists come in. It is also beautiful for photographs.
We also utilized the hotel bar and grill for our afterparty where the staff was more than accommodating and everyone had a great time. Most vendors we worked with were very comfortable with this venue and staff at UB and this working relationship was helpful and we didn't have to worry about coordinating everything. We really can't say enough positive things about Darlene, the team at UB and the venue. We have absolutely no complaints. We would make this decision ten times out of ten. You should book Union Bluff for your wedding...You won't regret it!
Amanda Nash · Married on 09/07/2019
There are no words to express how incredible the Union Bluff Meeting House was for our wedding! Amy was our coordinator and she was amazing. Throughout the whole planning process she was so responsive and helpful, and always made time to meet with us when we were in town. On the wedding day, she came to the bridal suite numerous times to check on me and to show me pictures of everything being set up downstairs. This was super helpful! I honestly didn't feel like I needed to worry about anything because she was so on top of it. Even the staff throughout the night were so attentive, and made sure my husband and I had a drink in our hand and food to eat. We were gently reminded when we were supposed to be somewhere or do something, and it never felt like we were being dragged around. The after party at the Union Grill was also great, and the food was delicious! I could go on and on about how great this venue is, and I highly recommend it for anyone's wedding!Sent on 10/04/2019
Kathleen OBrien · Married on 08/31/2019
Beautiful, fun, and not crazy expensive!
Union Bluff was the PERFECT venue! My guests have been RAVING about it and the wedding for the past month. The view is gorgeous. We had great weather and did an outdoor lawn ceremony. The food and drinks were great. The bar was never crowded and I had 200 guests. We did food stations rather than a sit down dinner, and they were flexible in accommodating that. Amy, Darlene, and the whole staff at the Meeting House and hotel are professional and easy to work with. Amy was great about answering all my million emails!Sent on 10/02/2019
We've been working alongside Darlene and her staff at the Union Bluff Meeting House for the past two years now, and things run so smoothly here. Darlene and her staff are extremely helpful. The beach-views from their property are excellent. It's an all-around unforgettable experience. A perfect venue for your wedding.