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Choose views of the sea as a backdrop for your spectacular waterfront wedding

Maine is famous for its beautiful bays, lakes, harbors and coves. Put those images and places to work when you choose a magical and picturesque waterfront wedding. You may travel on a romantic ferry to your wedding venue, and welcome your family and friends to a ceremony followed by cocktails on a lawn overlooking the sea, great food, music and dancing. There are easy-to-navigate wedding packages that include personalized service and exceptional quality, wedding planners and custom quotes, historic and romantic accommodations, local food purveyors and a preferred vendor’s list. Choose from indoor and outdoor facilities. Think porches and pavilions, ballrooms and verandas, majestic sunsets and the best of Maine everywhere you look.

Coastal Route 1A -- 480 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-363-5119 Toll-Free: 800-343-3869

The most memorable events in Maine begin by the edge of the sea...

At the historic and romantic York Harbor Inn, we specialize in extraordinary New England weddings—right on the spectacular coast of Maine. Our 54-room upscale country inn offers over 5,000 square feet of banquet, reception and dining space gracefully set within 7 private and beautifully decorated functions rooms—some with ocean views and fireplaces! At the heart of the Inn’s facilities is the Yorkshire Ballroom—an elegant 3,000 square foot room with a 35 foot cathedral ceiling and dramatic skylight atrium. Experience our personalized service and outstanding quality on your big day. We’ll be happy to customize a package that accommodates your exact needs.

67 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-789-2000

A waterfront wedding venue like no other

The on-site wedding coordinator and culinary team at this unique wedding venue will customize your wedding to your vision, sourcing local food items, and selecting the best vendors to create an unforgettable experience. Complete all-inclusive and a la carte options are available. 106 cabins offer your guests privacy and the company of others in the woods with screened porches, gas fireplaces, leather furniture, kitchen facilities and spacious living areas. The mountain top reception venue includes the Summit facility accommodating up to 150 and Erickson Hall for groups up to 300. You’ll find a rotunda and glass wrap around veranda, fieldstone fireplaces, mahogany foyers and antique bars. The open air pavilion offers larger parties al fresco rehearsal dining and ceremony space and everywhere you look are sweeping views of Maine’s mid-coast splendor.

208 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2125 Toll-Free: 855-346-5700

Marry by the sea and get Maine’s south coast joys with it

The water and weddings have a special thing going on. Experience that magic connection in a stunningly beautiful waterfront setting on the Atlantic. With 180 degree views of the ocean, you can take your vows on the lush lawn at this majestic and elegant Inn. Celebrate your special day with the assistance of the resort’s on-site event manager and versatile chef who will address every detail from personalized welcome amenities to an ocean inspired wedding feast to a sunset champagne toast on the porch. Plan a joyful, fun-filled wedding weekend for you and your guests with the Inn as your home base. With 50 or more guests in attendance, you will receive a complimentary ocean-view room on your wedding night.

29 South Main Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3993 Toll-Free: 800-879-5779

Take your vows by the sea at this unique wedding venue

Here the sea teases and tantalizes and invites you to celebrate your special wedding day perched on a grassy knoll above an ocean-fed tidal cove. You’ll be enveloped by soft sea breezes and nautically inspired accents. The Kennebunk River serves as your backdrop for photo memories to cherish. Your venue is a relaxed and newly refurbished motor lodge with four distinctive buildings with 30 guest rooms for friends and family. Plan for a stress- free celebration amidst unique natural beauty in a perfect setting on the coast of Maine. You’ll love the Lodge’s easy does it approach to creating a special event for up to 60 seated and 100 standing guests that reflects your fondest wishes as a couple.

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 877-389-1161

Great views for those wedding photos

What better spot for a waterfront wedding than Maine's rock-bound coast? Sebasco Harbor Resort's got that, plus the facilities you'll need for your ceremony and reception. In addition to the rocky shore, there are many other spots here that can provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and photos -- lush woodlands, heirloom gardens. And you can hold your reception outside or indoors. The pool lawn offers views of Casco Bay islands and spectacular sunsets.  The Clipper, a unique rustic buildings, serves as a rain venue should bad weather interrupt the proceedings. It's also ideal for rehersal dinners. The Cornelius Room, with large windows overlooking the lake, has space for 240. Whatever your choice, when you have your wedding here, you can return through the years to relive the romance.

Sailing from Ports in Rockland, Rockport and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-374-2993 Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Weddings aboard windjammers are nautical – and nice!

The Maine Windjammer Association is full of options when it comes to your wedding. You can have your ceremony on the water, on the dock – even on a secluded island beach. But one thing stays the same: It’s all about enjoying your big day with the water as your grand centerpiece. And talk about a nautical theme: Many vessel captains are licensed to perform ceremonies, and many of the on-board chefs can whip up a gourmet lobster-themed dinner complete with champagne and cake. Charter a 40-person schooner for family and friends and cruise through Penobscot Bay, or have your waterfront wedding dockside, say your farewells and set sail on a romantic honeymoon cruise. Some vessels even have honeymoon suites!

591 Shore Road Cape Neddick, ME, 03902 Phone: 207-361-1000 Toll-Free: 855-210-6901

By the beautiful sea, a picturesque wedding to remember

Imagine the photos from your Cliff House wedding! Exchanging your vows on a terrace with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out behind you. Enjoying a mermaid cocktail with friends and family as the waves break off Bald Head Cliff. Dining on artfully presented fare inspired by the sea in the exquisitely appointed Atlantic Ballroom with double-height windows showcasing stunning panoramic coastline views. Dancing as the sun sets over the water. Gathering around a fire pit for wine (or s’mores!). Heading off to your sumptuous suite with its private terrace and jaw-dropping vistas. Taking a morning stroll by the sea. Let the resort’s culinary and event staff help you fill your wedding album with photos to remember of your wedding by the sea.

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

Lakefront resort boasts romantic wedding sites

No wedding ceremony or reception at the picturesque Point Sebago resort is far from the water, whether it’s in one of the spacious pavilions that can accommodate 200-plus guests, under a patio tent for a more intimate gathering, or right down on the beach at Sebago Lake, where, after the ceremony, guests can relax with beach games and an old-fashioned barbecue. Resort guests can enjoy a vast array of water-centric activities in the protected cove and beyond that range from kayaking and canoeing to fishing, swimming – even a little beach volleyball. And don’t forget those romantic moonlight and sunset cruises aboard the 95-passenger Miss Margarita pontoon boat, the perfect ending to a picture-perfect wedding experience.

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Say “I do” by the glistening sea

The water surrounds you when you gather on your wedding day by the sea. Board a ferry for a special voyage to Diamond Cove on scenic Casco Bay. At Diamond’s Edge, soft by the Atlantic, you and your guests take your place while the sea laps up on the shore. Enjoy cocktails on the lawn overlooking Diamond Cove, a traditional Maine Lobster Bake under a tent or other delicious choices on the menu, then music and dancing to top off a day and evening of love. The Inn at Diamond Cove is your island hideaway with romance, history and charm in abundance. Learn more about easy to navigate wedding packages, custom quotes, catering ideas and a preferred vendor’s list.

Newport Drive Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3351 Toll-Free: 800-248-3351

Sea serves as inspiration for ceremonies, receptions at Maine inn

The sea in all its glory is the dramatic backdrop to weddings big and small at the Bar Harbor Inn, where you can get married on the beautiful Bayview Lawn as a schooner passes gently by, on a balcony overlooking Bar Harbor or in the elegant Reading Room with its crystal chandelier or more intimate Porcupine Room, both with panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Outdoor sites for ceremonies and pre- or post-ceremony gatherings allow your guests to enjoy ocean breezes as they sip signature cocktails and munch on lobster and arugula crostini. Sit-down gourmet dinners are also sea-inspired, featuring lobster tails and cedar-planked salmon. Let the inn’s meticulous coordinators help plan your ceremony by the sea.