Maine, the Pine Tree state, offers an abundance of romantic, scenic locales for a beautiful and memorable destination wedding. Unique and creative weddings can take place along Maine’s coast or beaches, inland by any one of the state’s sparkling glacial lakes or atop a towering mountain peak. Couples will also find cozy honeymoon getaways amongst the many summer and winter resorts the state has to offer. If you’re a newly engaged couple and an outdoor wedding in a breathtaking, peaceful setting is what you crave – then Maine is the place for you!
Maine offers four seasons of endless beauty as a backdrop for the destination wedding. Spring and early summer welcomes continuous blankets of Lupine wildflowers, creating hillside patchworks in vibrant shades of blues, purples, pinks and white, while summer is ideal for a casual beachside wedding or serene lakeside ceremony. Fall is resplendent with its renowned foliage of brilliant, fiery colors and hues. For couples who enjoy skiing or snowmobiling, winter offers the perfect opportunity for an outdoorsy, resort wedding in Maine’s ever glistening wonderland of ice and snow. Read More >
Scenic Locations for Weddings
Parallel with the seasons, Maine graciously accommodates with breathtaking scenery for weddings in the “Vacationland” state. Maine’s meandering coastline offers a bountiful range of scenic locations for hosting a lovely, seaside wedding beside the undulating, great blue Atlantic. Whether on a rocky cliff-top or a sandy beach, ceremonies conducted against the magnitude of Maine’s ocean horizon are awe-inspiring, and photo opportunities are picture perfect!
Couples who desire the solitude of a Maine lakeside wedding will have plenty of choices among the state’s 3,000+ lakes and ponds. Moosehead Lake in northern Maine, Grand Lake in the Downeast area, the Belgrade Lakes in the central/mid-coast area, the Rangeley Lakes in Maine’s western reaches, and the Bridgton Lakes and Sebago Lake in southern Maine are among the more sought-after lakeside destinations.
Maine’s coast and many of the state’s larger lakes also offer the chance for a private, island wedding. What could be more quintessentially “Maine” than “tying the knot” under a deliciously fragrant canopy of pines and spruces on a rockbound island while being serenaded by the call of a loon? Those seeking a nautically inspired ceremony and reception might opt for a wedding aboard a chartered cruise ship or windjammer boat. Maine lighthouses, sublime with Maine’s maritime charm, are also popular spots for “tying the knot”. Other unique wedding venues include Maine’s lush botanical gardens and the state’s famous desert – yes, Maine has its own desert! Read More >
For couples leaning towards an indoor setting, the state of Maine is home to a number of historic chapels and churches throughout it’s eight geographic regions. Maine wedding planners, event planners, and wedding officiants can help couples locate their desired setting as well as plan their ideal wedding, down to the very last detail. Read More >
Maine-Inspired Receptions and Gifts
For a truly Maine-inspired wedding reception, couples may want to consider an oceanside setting, replete with the trademark lobster or clambake.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding gift? Maine’s many artisans, crafters, and quilters offer beautifully handcrafted gifts for the newlywed couple. Artwork and photography depicting Maine’s scenery, jewelry featuring tourmaline and other Maine gemstones and indigenous materials, as well as hand made quilts from the Pine Tree state are just some of the many Maine-inspired sentimental gifts that would be forever a memory of that special day in Maine! Read More >
Ideal Resorts for Honeymoons
Given the moniker of “Vacationland” Maine offers an extensive lineup of world-class resorts for the honeymooners, every season of the year – spring, summer, winter and fall.
Couples may choose from oceanside, cliff-top, or coastal resorts offering cottages at the surf’s edge. Inns, resorts, and bed-and-breakfast establishments provide many inland options for honeymoons…from chic, comfy, lake and mountainside accommodations to the more rustic, quintessential Maine sporting lodges. Portland, Bangor, Bar Harbor and other more populated, urban areas of Maine offer a extensive variety of hotels, motels, inns, and resorts with enticing honeymoon package deals.
Winter honeymooners can benefit from seasonal options at some of the state’s luxurious ski resorts and lodges. Conversely, summer honeymooners may decide to “rough it” by camping in any one of Maine’s abundant campgrounds, including the much celebrated Acadia National Park. Read More >
What’s YOUR Preference?
Many venues offer complete wedding-reception-honeymoon packages, for an all-inclusive Maine destination wedding experience. So whether the setting for your dream wedding is Maine’s coastline, beaches, mountains, lakes, or the Great North Woods – the Pine Tree state offers it all and Maine wedding planners are eager to help you create a fun and memorable wedding day in Maine’s “Vacationland”!