Southern Maine Destination Weddings: A Guide To Saying "I Do"
The Southern Maine Coast offers enchanting landscapes, rocky coastlines, storied lineage, and a remarkable collection of unique communities for the wedding of your dreams. Venues from the rustic to the elegant set the stage for your big day, amongst the natural beauty and tranquility of oceanfront backdrops, lavish reception halls, or on the grounds of your personal vacation home paradise.
Your wedding party will enjoy the New England maritime culture, with access to unspoiled Atlantic Ocean beaches, sightseeing tours, lobster and fishing charters, world-class golf, original boutiques, and of course - fabulous Portland cuisine. From the plan to the party, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty has the local insight and accommodations to make your Maine wedding planning as smooth as a coastal breeze.
Choosing The Perfect Wedding Venue
Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life, and we're happy to help make it the special event you deserve. Let's explore some of the most popular event venues and ceremony sites along the picturesque coast of Maine. From indoor to outdoor events of an elegant or rustic nature, for intimate gatherings or large groups, you’re sure to find the perfect setting for the event of a lifetime.
Rockcraft Lodge on Sebago Lake
Rockcraft is a lovingly restored historic estate that occupies roughly ten acres on Sebago Lake in Maine. The property offers nearly 900 feet of water frontage and provides an elegant, pastoral ambience with a variety of different settings (both indoor and outdoor) for a ceremony and reception. Unlike venues with required vendors or cookie-cutter packages, we offer couples the opportunity to craft a unique and special wedding where you choose your own wedding planner, caterer, and other vendors.
The Lodge is a turn-of-the (20th) century estate meticulously restored to its former glory. Highlights include a great room with two handcrafted stone fireplaces (perfect for a cocktail reception or small ceremony), an intimate wood paneled library, a gourmet chef’s kitchen that opens to a stone patio and fire pit, and a large formal dining room that can seat over 20 guests. Further, eight bedrooms (all but one with private adjoining bathrooms) can accommodate 18 guests. Explore the Lodge in 3D Here.
The Carriage House was originally built to house horse-drawn carriages and their related tack for Rockcraft’s residents and guests. The building has since been modernized to offer a comfortable, fully-furnished living space with a bathroom, high definition TV, dartboard, and pool table. The Grounds With more than ten acres set on Maine’s pristine Sebago Lake, Rockcraft can accommodate up to 200 guests and has numerous settings for the perfect ceremony and reception.
The grounds also feature a private beach, 70-foot dock with space for multiple moorings, a floating dock, and a large front lawn that slopes gently to the water.
Because we want you to plan the perfect wedding for your preferences and budget, we do not have required vendors. However, because we know how much work it can be to identify the perfect vendor, we offer couples access to our prior vendor database. This can help to identify vendors (for wedding essentials such as tables, chairs, linens, a tent, etc.) who are familiar with Rockcraft and who have been recommended. Note that new vendors who have not previously worked at Rockcraft must be approved by us.
Village by the Sea
1373 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090 • (207) 646-1100
Situated along 11 acres of Maine's scenic Coast in Wells, Village by the Sea is an idyllic setting for an outdoor ceremony hosting up to 200 guests. In addition to ceremony sites like the Wedding Pergola and gardens, Village by the Sea can host brunches, receptions, and rehearsal dinners with plated or buffet dining on the patio or in the ballroom. Onsite wedding planners are available to coordinate services, many of which can be kept in-house.
Breakwater Inn & Spa
127 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 • (207) 967-5333
Located at the mouth of Kennebunk River, the Breakwater Inn & Spa checks all the boxes for the ideal wedding in Kennebunkport. Experienced in-house event planners and caterers are on-hand to seamlessly oversee the most important aspects of your special day. Your wedding reception and ceremony can be hosted in the Private Dining Salon for up to 32 people, or outdoors on the riverfront lawn for up to 150 people.
The 1774 Inn
44 Parker Head Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562 • (207) 389-1774
Set on 4.5 acres of the Midcoast Maine waterfront in historic Phippsburg, The 1774 Inn is an inspiring location for a traditional wedding ceremony. Centered around a rustic 19th-century barn and elegant New England mansion, the inn boasts well-manicured lawns and breathtaking waterfront views from the hilltop ceremony site. The tent site on the lawn hosts up to 116 guests. Reception service is also available, as well as gourmet, farm-to-table breakfasts.
95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 • (207) 967-4050
The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine has repeatedly been recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire as one of the best wedding venues in Maine. With year-round charm and coastal appeal, Nonantum offers full-service wedding planning and personalized wedding packages that include fine dining, cocktail service, and more. The indoor Ballroom and River Room welcome up to 200 guests - or take advantage of the idyllic outdoor setting to host up to 350 guests under a tent on the riverside lawn.
Josias River Farm
171 Logging Rd, Cape Neddick, ME 03902 • (508) 667-7638
For a genuinely fun New England waterfront wedding, consider the multiple sites located at Josias River Farm. With 17 forested acres of lush riverfront surrounding 3 acres of manicured gardens and apple orchards, there is outdoor lawn space for a tent to accommodate up to 200 guests. The rustic 1850’s barn seats 110 guests for meal service, making it a fantastic site for rehearsal dinners or receptions.
Portland Ocean Gateway
14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101 • (207) 808-5400
A beacon and Portland landmark, the Portland Ocean Gateway is a historic waterfront site and a breathtaking architectural marvel designed with the appearance of a ship's prow. The 5,600 square feet of event space is enclosed in glass, stretching out over the water for sweeping views of the Casco Bay. The Gateway serves as a simple, yet awe-inspiring special event site.
Dockside Restaurant on York Harbor
22 Harris Island Rd, York, ME 03909 • (207) 363-2722
For a full-service, harborview ceremony and reception, Dockside Restaurant sets an enviable standard from Harris Island at York Harbor. Featuring unique indoor and outdoor spaces to host up to 160 guests, Dockside offers oceanfront ceremonies, elegant dining, and locally-sourced menus with a truly distinct Maine flavor. Experienced onsite event planners are happy to help fine-tune all the details for your perfect, romantic event.
William Allen Farm
284 Allen Rd, Pownal, ME 04069 • (207) 317-6663
When flexibility is the goal, William Allen Farm is the answer. Centrally located between Portland and Freeport in Pownal, just minutes from the New England coastline, the farm welcomes up to 200 guests for wedding ceremonies and dining in the barn - an authentic, centuries-old structure with classic charm. Acres of well-manicured lawns provide ideal space for large or small outdoor weddings and events.
117 Pond Rd, South Berwick, ME 03908 • (207) 384-2693
Hidden away on 60 acres of sprawling meadows, pine forests, and waterfront along the Maine countryside, Spring Hill is a stunning location for a wedding of any size or type. Outdoor events at Spring Hill are unlimited in guest capacity, while indoor spaces like the restaurant and panoramic sunroom are best suited to more intimate ceremonies and receptions. Indoor events in the Ballroom are open to as many as 200 guests.
Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa
88 Grandview Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 • (800) 553-0289
Nothing says genuine Maine like an old-fashioned lobster bake included in your wedding festivities! The Spa at Spruce Point offers full wedding services from a picturesque locale overlooking Burnt Island Lighthouse and the Atlantic Ocean at Boothbay Harbor. Receptions and rehearsal dinners may be held indoors or outdoors. The tented courtyard accommodates up to 250 guests, while the oceanfront deck is a flexible space for a lobster bake, wedding ceremony, or cocktail reception.
Union Bluff Meeting House
4 Beach St, York, ME 03909 • (207) 363-1333
The Union Bluff Meeting House is an award-winning events venue with both indoor and outdoor sites for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Outdoor ceremonies are available on the oceanfront lawn, while indoor festivities are hosted in the Meeting House, Grand Ballroom, and Breakwater Room. The diverse, scenic facilities are capable of hosting events of all sizes year-round.
The Inn On Peaks Island
33 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108 • (207) 766-5100
Peaks Island, located in beautiful Casco Bay is an incomparable setting for the perfect island wedding drizzled with all the finer elements of coastal New England culture. Overlooking Portland Harbor, The Inn on Peaks Island is a magnificent setting for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and more.
Agora Grand Event Center
220 Bates St, Lewiston, ME 04240 • (844) 552-4672
The Agora Grand Event Center is a breathtaking venue, created from a 20-story, 19th-century Neo Gothic church. The Grand Reception Hall comfortably accommodates up to 450 reception guests. The Chapel seats up to 200 guests, while The Balcony Lounge is the ultimate site for intimate elegance, hosting up to 50 guests. The Agora Grand is the epitome of elegance and tradition.
It's All In The Details
Though many event venues offer in-house planners and additional services, it's always wise to consider all options. Consider some of the top-rated wedding planners serving the Southern Maine area, and leave all the finer details to a knowledgeable local expert while you soak up the excitement of the approaching festivities! Wedding planners not only know the best sources and vendors to bring your wedding day visions to life, but they often have access to special package pricing and lower rates than what you'd find from an "a la carte" approach!
- Azalea Events
http://www.azaleaevents.com • (207) 771-0300
- Emily Elizabeth Events
http://emilyelizabethevents.com • (207) 577-7456
- Purple Orchid Weddings & Events
https://www.purpleorchidevents.biz • (207) 615-4674
- Destination Maine Weddings
https://destinationmaineweddings.com • (207) 799-0750
- Laurie Andrews Event Design
https://www.laurieandrewsdesign.com • (207) 423-9622
- Cassandra Marie Events
https://www.cassandramarieevents.com • (207) 542-5441
- Beehive Creative Events
http://beehivecreativeevents.com • (207) 975-5288
- Daisies & Pearls
https://www.daisiesandpearls.com • (207) 232-5559
From the blossoms of spring to the crisp colors of falling autumn leaves, and every season in-between, the Southern Coast of Maine is more than a vacation destination - it's the ultimate destination to say "I do" to the partner (and the wedding) of your dreams.