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From gardens to windjammers, Maine has a place for your unique wedding

The New England destination wedding offers unique possibilities in Maine - sometimes right off the mainland. Exchange your vows on an island with a ferry crossing. Say “I do” by the sea with sand in your toes or on a beautiful sun-draped lawn surrounded by gardens. Launch your marriage on a historic Maine windjammer. Savor a traditional Maine lobster bake, dance the night away. You and your guests will find tasteful rooms, suites and other accommodations with amenities to fit every wish in cities, towns and villages full of charm and romantic ambience. Look for great wedding packages that meet your dreams and budget.

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Special ceremonies at sea make wedding experiences to remember

Lots of people get married near the water. But you can get married on the water by chartering one of the eight majestic schooners that make up the Maine Windjammer Association. Imagine the two of you exchanging vows on the deck of a windjammer under sail, a lighthouse in the distance, or at anchor by a beautiful beach or quaint harbor town. Most captains of the vessels, which can carry up to 40 overnight passengers and even larger groups for 1-day charters, are licensed to perform ceremonies, either at sea or dockside. And why settle for ordinary reception food when you can feast on Downeast dinners prepared by onboard chefs (they will even make you a nautical-themed cake). You will be having more than a wedding – you will be having an adventure.

at Inn at Diamond Cove - 22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

An Island paradise for the most important day of your lives

Imagine your wedding destination is off the mainland on a majestic island on sparkling Casco Bay. A small ferry takes you and your guests out to a point at Diamonds Edge for a wedding celebration never to be forgotten. Exchange your vows with the ocean in view while a warm sun and gentle breeze provide the atmospherics. Then share cocktails on the lawn, savor a traditional Maine Lobster Bake, get up and dance the night away, then steal back to the Inn at Diamond Cove with 44 deluxe rooms and suites, balcony, a fireplace, a parlor and separate dining room, and an outdoor pool with cabana bar. Call for wedding packages and quotes, catering ideas and a preferred vendor’s list.

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Imagine arriving at your wedding via a sloop: At this resort, it’s just the beginning

At the elegant Spruce Point Inn, make your wedding ceremony entrance from a wooden sloop, private trolley or antique auto. Say your “I do’s” seaside on the Oceanfront Deck. Dance the night away under the stars in a tented courtyard or in the Pemaquid, with soaring pine ceilings and cast-iron chandeliers. Make a weekend of it with a lobster bake rehearsal dinner and a day-after brunch, watching the boats sail into Boothbay Harbor. With its one-wedding-a-day policy and full-time professional event-planning staff, the inn will see to your every need, from spa services to gourmet receptions and custom cake to providing the perfect lodging and activities (tennis? sailing? golf?) for you, your family and friends.

261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME, 04015 Phone: 207-558-8000 Toll-Free: 800-655-1232

Make your wedding memorable at this lakeside resort

It’s no wonder wedding couples have been raving about their experience at Point Sebago, where you can get married right on the beach, on the shore of scenic Sebago Lake, with a barbecue reception in the picnic grove. Or perhaps you prefer a reception with a real New England flavor: Maine lobster and clam chowder. If something more formal suits you, the resort offers spacious open reception rooms that can accommodate 200-plus guests who can dine on beef Burgundy, then dance the night away on hardwood floors under strings of fairy lights. Before and after your big day, your guests can enjoy all the activities the resort has to offer, including golf, boat cruises, kayak races, volleyball, tennis and horseshoes.