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Browsing wedding venues is among the very first steps of planning your big day. But with so many wedding venues to choose from, how do you find The One? First, consider the style of venue you’d like: Garden or beach? Ballroom or barn? Then, read reviews of wedding venues in your desired city and select a few to tour in person. Happy venue hunting!
The Lucerne Inn is a historical wedding venue set in Bangor, Maine. Built 200 years ago, this rustic hotel boasts New England style service and hospitality. The Lucerne Inn was created in the early 1800s as a family home, eventually became a lodge for travelers, and later became Listed on the... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Turner Farm is a farm wedding venue situated on the island of North Haven in Penobscot, Maine. This charming venue resides on a diversified farm that has become locally renowned for exceptional service and exquisite cuisine. It has been fully set up to accommodate weddings all-year-round and... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Built in 1887, our beautiful post and beam barn showcases the original structure’s authentic charm, while recent complementary updates provide modern amenities. Warm candlelight washes the walls and velvet draperies enhance the ambiance. The barn’s 2,000 square footage easily configures to suit an... (Wedding Venues Maine)
A Blank Canvas Venue French's Point is a Blank Canvas Venue, providing an outstanding location with 8 possible ceremony settings and 14 different gathering spaces. You choose how you wish to use these amenities during your time here. French’s Point is a very large vacation rental property with 14... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Union Hall, an Historic Event Space Overlooking Rockport HarborThe beautifully restored Union Hall is the perfect venue for couples dreaming of a classic New England wedding. While you admire the breathtaking views of sailboats on the picturesque Rockport Harbor, your guests will enjoy a warm... (Wedding Venues Maine)
The Stone Manor is a beautiful historic wedding venue located in Orono, Maine. The property is known as ‘The Jewel of Orono’ and has earned the name due to its stunning stone facade and elegant architecture. This venue offers an abundance of historic charm and beauty, having stood for over 100... (Wedding Venues Maine)
The Union Buff Hotel is an oceanfront 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. The Union Buff Hotel is that perfect destination for friends and family to enjoy while also providing a... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Inn At Pinnacle Mountain is an outdoor wedding venue, located in West Paris, Maine, ideal for those who wish to host a secluded wedding weekend. The property offers 52 acres of private land surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Here, you and your guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations, stunning... (Wedding Venues Maine)
This Old Barn is a warm, rustic 200 year old Barn located on a dead end country road in Dayton, ME. The Barn is perched on a hill overlooking 17 acres. Its rolling hills and fields are the perfect backdrop for your special day. Did we mention the sunsets and fire flies that illuminate the fields in... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Dunegrass Golf Club is a picturesque wedding venue in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The club can host events in all seasons, and it boasts beautiful gardens that are a short walk from the beach. Couples and guests can enjoy the golf course before or after the wedding day. This relaxed, yet elegant,... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is a rustic, yet modern-style wedding venue, in Orono, Maine. This local owned family hotel is the perfect place for a weekend wedding retreat located just eight miles from the Bangor International Airport. With indoor and outdoor spaces, couples could enjoy... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Located in the picturesque foothills of Central Maine, Lost Valley is a hidden gem for your special day. Close to home, with lots to offer, our private venue provides many options for indoor & outdoor weddings. Custom add-ons like chairlift rides, mountaintop ceremonies and brewing your own wedding... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Kelley’s Place on the Cove is a coastal wedding venue located in Steuben, Maine. This private area combines a peaceful waterfront setting with a convenient location. This space is owned and run by a family that hopes to provide couples with an unforgettable experience. With plenty of local... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center is a waterfront ceremony and reception venue in Bar Harbor, Maine. Located on Frenchman Bay with 12 acres of oceanside property, couples will find this an idyllic place to say their "I Do's." This venue is also located one mile from Acadia National Park for... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Mountain House on Sunday River is an outdoor, destination venue, with superb lodging and breathtaking views! Facilities and Capacity Mountain House has five outdoor spaces, all within steps from each other, for you to create your dream wedding experience. With our new Breeze Barn extension,we are... (Wedding Venues Maine)
The Bar Harbor Inn is a romantic, waterfront wedding venue located in Bar Harbor, Maine, minutes from Acadia National Park. Focusing on each couple, Bar Harbor will make sure that the wedding day is exactly what the couple has dreamed of since they were little. From a grand reception hall to an... (Wedding Venues Maine)
The Nonantum Resort is a coastal wedding venue set in Kennebunkport, Maine. Couples can use this venue from spring until fall, with the resort being open from the end of April through December. Conveniently located 1.5 hours from Boston, The Nonatum is set on the picturesque, rocky coast of... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Holiday Inn By the Bay is a premier wedding venue in Portland, Maine. Our Grand Ballroom can be personalized to fit your dream wedding vision. We can accommodate the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We also offer over two hundred overnight rooms for your guests. Our chef will work with you to... (Wedding Venues Maine)
Midcoast Maine’s newest jewel, Whitehall underwent a complete renovation in 2015 that embraces the history of this iconic property, while bringing new focus on the natural beauty of the magical town where “the mountains meet the sea.” An intimate, hip venue for your rehearsal dinner or wedding... (Wedding Venues Maine)
The residents of Maine are nearly as rugged as the dramatic cliffs that define the state. Maine residents have a strong connection to the ocean, relying on it for much of their industry. While they work hard during the say, Mainers know how to have a good time. Maine’s biggest cities, Portland and Augusta, are foodie Meccas and include everything that an urbanite could wish for, including trendy art galleries and funky cafes.
Outside of the big cities, Maine is full of close-knit seaside villages where local fairs include pie-eating contests and lumberjack games. Along the shoreline, iconic lighthouses dot the cliffs, helping to keep ships safe. That’s a good thing, too, because Maine residents love their lobster rolls and oysters. The Northern reaches of the state are the domain of Mother Nature. Pristine forests carpet the land, offering the perfect adventure for intrepid nature lovers.
Couples should start their search for a Maine wedding venue in the state’s two biggest cities. Portland and Augusta will offer the most choices and make it easy to accommodate out-of-town friends and family.
One thing Maine has in spades is beautiful old hotels, man of which are perched on cliffs, offering dramatic photo opportunities. Those who want a memorable wedding venue, look no further than one of Maine’s historic hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, and estate homes. Just be aware that historic buildings are usually smaller than modern-day hotels or resorts, so a big wedding party may not fit.
If you’ve always dreamed of hosting a huge ceremony with all your friends and family present, then look into a barn or farm wedding. Outside the cities, you can find many New England farms to host your ceremony, and you may even be able to save a little on your wedding budget.
Eventually, you’ll need to narrow your wedding venues in Maine down to a few top choices. Now it’s time to get the scoop by scheduling a venue tour. Seeing the venue up close and personal will allow you to connect with the space. Make sure the venue coordinator understands your vision, as they will play a big role in helping you pull off your big day.
Ask about any wedding packages that the venue may offer. To get an accurate number, it helps to have a general headcount in mind. (Use our guest list tool to help.) Next, if you already have specific vendors in mind, like a photographer or caterer, ask if you can bring in your own vendors. Some venues request that you choose vendors from their approved list.
Finally, if you’re looking to save money, see if the venue offers discounts for weekday weddings or weddings scheduled in the offseason.
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