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.
Waterfront Gazebo Wedding - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center - Bar Harbor, ME
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-5801 Toll-Free: 800-336-2463

Wed by the waterfront at this welcoming oceanside hotel

Imagine walking down the aisle on a lawn leading to the Atlantic. Or dancing the night away at a tented reception under the stars of a midnight-blue sky. Or sipping cocktails at a gathering of friends and family in a garden of an elegant 1913 mansion, with a picturesque bay view for all to enjoy. Waterfront wedding memories are yours to make at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center, which happily hosts ceremonies and receptions of up to 350 people. With its site on 12 acres of oceanfront property – Acadia National Park on one side, the ocean on the other – and a ballroom steps from the water’s edge, the hotel should be at the top of every couple’s wedding list.

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Bride & Groom on the Shore - Maine Windjammers - Camden ME
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 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!
Wedding Sunset - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

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

Classic coastal resort a picturesque location for your waterfront wedding

A classic resort on Maine’s dramatic coastline, the Spruce Point Inn is the location you’ve been looking for to host your destination seaside wedding. Start your wedding weekend with a lobster bake, then arrive at your ceremony site in an historic wooden sailing sloop. Exchange your vows on the Oceanfront Deck, with a backdrop of blue sky and peaceful sea. The deck is also a lovely venue for evening cocktails, before you head to the Pemaquid, a private post-and-beam ballroom with soaring ceilings and cast-iron chandeliers made to reflect fixtures from the inn’s lighthouse. The ballroom is perfect for dining and dancing into the night.
Sawing the Wedding Cake - Attean Lake Lodge - Jackman, ME
Attean Lake Lodge

On Birch Island in Attean Lake Jackman, ME, 04945 Phone: 207-668-3792

Your photos will tell the story of your wedding by the water at this lovely resort

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A shimmering lake, mountains in the distance: It’s quite the beautiful backdrop for your wedding day at the Attean Lake Lodge. Wedding guests (the resort can accommodate up to 100) will love getting to your celebration by boat (a 10-minute ride), then seeing you exchange vows on a beach, dock, in a flower garden or a shaded woodland spot. You can exchange vows on the main lodge’s wraparound porch with its stunning views, and have your elegant plated or buffet dinner served inside. You can rent the entire lodge, or arrange for a smaller event. The lodge can also make arrangements for everything from your rehearsal dinner, fresh flowers on the table, champagne and cake to overnight accommodations for up to 70 people.
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Waterfront wedding Exterior Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

Resort has been hosting dramatic weddings by the sea for generations

A spectacular coastal wedding can be yours at the Sebasco Harbor Resort on Maine’s dramatic midcoast. Get married on the lawn overlooking the harbor or in rose gardens surrounding a gazebo on the village green. The resort’s comfortable, classic function areas range from the Cornelius Room, with wraparound windows offering views of the lake and harbor, accommodating up to 225 guests, to the Pilot House, for smaller affairs, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing bay views. With a staff noted for being gracious and warm, the resort combines attention to detail and Maine-fresh dining options with the backdrop of the rocky coastline, lush green woodlands, heirloom gardens and the picturesque Casco Bay islands.
Fiery Sunset View - Boothbay Harbor Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Harbor Inn

31 Atlantic Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-6302 Toll-Free: 1-800-533-6302

Harborside wedding venues make this inn ideal for your special wedding by the water

If you want to say “I do” as close to the water as possible, the wedding planners at the beautiful Boothbay Harbor Inn, one of Midcoast Maine’s only harborside wedding venues, can help make happen. The harborside front lawn with a raised fire pit is perfect for a cocktail hour, and the side lawn is lovely for ceremonies. Or, consider a waterfront tent. For receptions up to 150 people, the inn offers everything from casual lobster bakes to black-tie events with elegant plated dinners – and everything in between. Stay at the inn (room packages are available) and wake up to your own water view from your balcony or patio.

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Bride & Groom Beachside - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME - Photo Credit LAD Photography
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Coastal inn means exquisite backdrops for your waterfront wedding

At the classical New England inn, the Nonantum Resort, the only way you could get closer to the water for your wedding would be to hire a boat. This coastal venue has exquisite backdrops for your spring, summer or fall destination wedding. The views of the water are spectacular, whether your ceremony is held by the resort lighthouse, stone bench or wind sculpture. And imagine your reception under a tent on one of the resort’s immaculately maintained lawns overlooking the scenic Kennebunk River. Your personal wedding coordinator will assist with all the details, from helping you choose from a selection of award-winning cuisine to arranging for those great dockside or beachside photos. The resort specializes in weddings both intimate and grand scale.
The Lodge on the Cove Wedding Bench  Kennebunkport M
The Lodge on the Cove

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

Seaside wedding vision can come true at this fun, vibrant hotel on a wooded cove

You’ve imagined a seaside wedding on the Maine coast? The staff at the picturesque Lodge on the Cove can bring that vision to life with a ceremony on a knoll overlooking Jaxon’s Cove, then a reception in the lodge, poolside restaurant or bar or clubhouse. Whether you’re planning a cocktail reception for 100 with passed hors d’oeuvres or a sit-down dinner for 30 in a sun-filled space or retro-style bar, your day will be a big hit with guests. Make it a weekend affair: The hotel has 30 comfortable rooms and suites, and on-site activities include lawn games, movies, bonfires with s’mores and free beach cruiser and bike rentals. Stroll into town for its eclectic mix of restaurants, galleries and boutiques.

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Lakeside Wedding Ceremony - Point Sebago Golf Resort - Casco, ME
Point Sebago Golf Resort

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.
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