What do you envision when you think about weddings in Maine? Can you feel the soft and sensuous ocean breezes as they caress your skin? Do you hear the dramatic sound of the tidal waves as they embrace the rocky coastline? Can you see the lighthouse in the background providing you with an excellent photo opportunity? Weddings in Maine are the stuff that dreams are made of!
There are many romantic and unique locations for weddings in Maine. You can get married near a lighthouse, on the beach, in a boat, or on an island. You are only limited by your imagination! Let’s explore the different Maine wedding locations.
“I MUST down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by”
Do these words by poet John Mansfield inspire you and your fiancé? If they do, you might consider planning your Maine wedding aboard a Maine windjammer. As long as you get your marriage license in Maine, the ship’s captain can legally perform a Maine wedding ceremony. If you would prefer to get married in a religious ceremony, the captain can dock the boat at a wedding site along the coast. If you do plan a Maine wedding on a Windjammer cruise, you will need to be realistic about the ever-changing Maine weather patterns. Be sure to have a “plan B” in case of inclement weather. However, if the bride does not mind wearing a rain poncho over her wedding dress, a Maine wedding aboard a windjammer can be quite an adventure!
One thing to consider when planning a Maine wedding is how far your wedding guests would be willing to travel. For example, Southern Maine weddings may be appropriate for couples whose friends and families live in the New York or Boston areas. The Black Point Inn in Prout’s Neck, Maine offers spectacular ocean views. The Southern Maine weddings at the Black Point Inn can take place either on the Ocean Promenade or the Bay View Ballroom. If you want to spend your honeymoon playing golf, the Point Sebago Golf Resort is another site for spectacular Southern Maine weddings.
Southern Maine weddings are also performed at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. The Inn also has one of the better wedding packages in Maine. It features a bridal suite for the evening of the reception, and includes champagne, flowers, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a full buffet breakfast the following morning. Floral arrangements and bar set-ups are also included, as well as a five-hour use of the event room.