The York Harbor Reading Room is an elegant, coastal wedding venue in York Harbor, Maine. This private club offers more than a century of experience in hosting classic events in a spectacular setting. Your guests will love the scenic views of Harbor Beach as they celebrate your love story alongside you. Enjoy a beautiful ceremony in a timeless space when you host your special day at the York Harbor Reading Room.
Facilities and Capacity
This beautiful space can accommodate up to 130 of your loved ones. This memorable venue is an intimate and warm space with hardwood features and fireplaces that make it not only elegant but cozy and inviting. Your guests will be charmed by the vintage fixtures and decor, and mesmerized by the stunning waterfront views.
Whether you’re hosting your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or ceremony and reception, the York Harbor Reading Room welcomes you. Their seasoned event professionals will assist you with planning and setup, and this venue offers in-house catering and bar services. Catering services include options for hors d'oeuvres and cocktail receptions, as well as buffet, stations, plated, family-style and French service dinners. Servers are also available on staff, and outside cake is permitted. The in-house bar can accommodate most requests, with options for house beer, wine and liquor as well as specialty and premium options. Their bartenders are able to serve a champagne toast, and can assist in crafting a signature drink to treat your guests to. All dinner items, including linens, china, and glassware, are available in-house.
The summer residents of York Harbor founded the York Harbor Reading Room in 1897, renting a cottage on Mason’s Hill in which they could gather while spending time there in the warmer weather. Twelve years later the space was too small to accommodate the growing group of members, and the clubhouse as it stands today was opened in 1910. This venue is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Geoff · Married on 07/11/2015
My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about the stunning York Harbor Reading Room. We visited numerous potential wedding venues in southern Maine, but nothing felt right until we came across the Reading Room. We fell instantly in love with the incredible ocean view, the beautiful interior, the out-of-this world food, and with Mary, the on-site wedding coordinator.
A month has passed since our wedding, and my husband and I are honestly a little sad we no longer have an excuse to interact with Mary. She has coordinated weddings at the Reading Room for years, and is a master. There is no detail that escapes her inquiry. She will ask about set up, timelines, preferences, food, flowers, and will coordinate with all your vendors. My husband and I pride ourselves on being detail oriented, but we were surprised by the things that had escaped our attention that revealed themselves during discussions with Mary.
But more than just details, Mary is a joy to work with. She is kind and funny, and it is obvious that even after dozens of weddings, she really enjoys them. In fact, Mary seemed to enjoy our wedding day as much as us.
You will not be disappointed by the York Harbor Reading Room. We highly recommend it.
Jillian · Married on 06/16/2012
Best wedding location in Maine!! Huge dance floor, great views, lovely staff and most importantly, AMAZING FOOD!!!
Amy · Married on 09/10/2011
I cannot speak highly enough of the York Harbor Reading Room. From the very beginning, their wedding coordinator Mary was so helpful. We had our ceremony on the deck overlooking the water, the cocktail hour on the deck and lower level, and the reception in the main dining and dance area. We loved having the entire place to ourselves, and that they took care of all linens, chairs, setup, bar and catering. There were many servers so everything went very smoothly. And the food was AMAZING. We live in the city and tend to be picky foodies, but this far exceeded our expectations. The Reading Room was a bit expensive, but so worth it for everything we received.