Maine has the best of both worlds: Beautiful beaches and coastal mountains. Maine has also become an increasingly popular wedding and elopement destination because it has something for everyone. You can even turn your Maine destination wedding into a honeymoon afterward. Here are some of the best wedding venues in Maine for every type of bride and what makes them great places to get married.
For the casual bride: Linekin Bay Resort
Linekin Bay Resort is both a summer family resort and Maine wedding venue rolled into one. With its beautiful location on Boothbay Harbor and family atmosphere, this venue is perfect for the bride who just wants a casual and fun wedding. There are water activities on site for guests to enjoy like canoeing and sailing. The ceremony area overlooks the harbor in a secluded and relaxed atmosphere. The dining room and reception hall offer relaxed seating in a barnlike room with stone fireplaces to warm up by. Especially if you enjoyed summer family trips as a kid, this wedding venue will turn your memories into a casual wedding.
For the luxury bride: Agora Grand Event Center
With its 55 foot ceilings and castle-like church for ceremonies, this Maine wedding venue is fit for a queen. If you like the finer things in life, Agora Grand Event Center calls itself a “grand wedding castle“. The chapel and reception hall are both filled with stained glass and vintage decor. The Balcony Lounge is part of the reception hall, but with VIP treatment for important guests including a hot tub and intimate seating. There’s also a honeymoon suite in the tower room of the reception hall and an adjacent inn for guests to stay.
For the bride who loves nature: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are like a fairytale come to life. The gardens are New
England’s largest botanical gardens and you can choose from a few different outdoor gardens to host your ceremony. One of the gardens is the Cleaver Event Lawn & Garden that’s used exclusively for events. They also have indoor reception halls in case there’s inclement weather. You’ll find a wide variety of beautiful blooms and trees with a peaceful river backdrop.
For the bride who wants a small wedding: Wolf Cave Inn
Located in Poland, Maine on Tripp Lake, this bed and breakfast exclusively holds elopements and small weddings for up to 12 guests. Their wedding packages include your choice of ceremony locations, an intimate dinner, a stay at the bed and breakfast, cake and wine, and a romantic ride on the rowboat. The Wolf Cave’s wedding arch made of birch trees and forested location on the lake provides an intimate atmosphere that you’ll remember forever.