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maine WEDDING VENUE guide

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Whatever vision/feeling you want your wedding to exude, Maine truly can make that come to life. The state really does have an abundance of perfect backdrops for your Maine Wedding. 


Maine has ocean/lakes/ponds.
Maine has lots of greenery.
Maine has the best food/beer selection.
Maine has rocky coastlines & lighthouses.
Maine is incredibly inclusive & friendly!

Whether you have tied connections to Maine or not, your guests will leave wanting to come back for more!

Where the heck does one begin planning a wedding anyways? Your priority should focus on where + when the day will take place. This is foundation to all other decisions you will be making.

Maine WEDDING VENUES HAS JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF! 

hey BOO-

INDUSTRIAL
BARNS
WATER FRONT PROPERTIES
WINERIES
SAILBOATS
CAMPGROUNDS
AND SO MUCH MORE!

We created a comprehensive list of wedding venues throughout Maine + New England that we feel have integrity, style, a fun atmosphere, beautiful locations for portraits, etc. We recommend bookmarking this page for reference!

A FEW OF THE BEST PLACES TO

GET MARRIED in maine

CLIFF HOUSE OF MAINE

OGUNQUIT, MAINE

BEECH RIDGE BARN

SCARBOROUGH, MAINE

BEECH HILL BARN

PITTSTON, MAINE

sunday river

SAMOSET RESORT

ROCKPORT, MAINE

16 BAY VIEW

CAMDEN, MAINE

BETHEL, MAINE

MAINE:

OTHER top venues in

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top MAINE venues near water

top maine barns

top MAINE venues with a forest view

top unique MAINE venues

WE ONLY SUPPORT VENDORS WHO ARE INCLUSIVE, SUPPORT DIVERSITY AND ARE TRULY ON-OF-A-KIND PEOPLE!

MASSACHUSETTS

BROWSE TOP VENUES BY other new england STATEs:

NEW HAMPSHIRE

RHODE ISLAND

VERMONT

CONNECTICUT

massachusetts:

top venues in

- New England Aquarium
- Boston Harbor Distillery
- Tower Hill Botanical Garden
- Lakeview Pavilion
- Beechwood Hotel
- Warehouse Xi

click to learn more about these venues!

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

top venues in

- Dell-Lea Weddings + Events
- Labella Winery
- The Greenery NH at McKenzie's Farm
- Omni Mount Washing Resort

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE VENUES!

RHODE ISLAND:

top venues in

- Bel Mer
- Newport Beach House: A Longwood Venue
- Roger Williams Park Botanical Gardens

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE VENUES!

VERMONT:

top venues in

- Honora Winery & Vineyard
- Okemo Mountain Resort
- Basin Harbor
- Treehouse Village Inn

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE VENUES!

CONNECTICUT:

top venues in

- The Society Room
- Madison Mansion
- Saint Clement Castle
- Candlewood Inn

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE VENUES!

questions to ask venues:

take note of these

1. What is included and what is not?

2. Any restrictions for vendors?

3. What is the capacity?

4. Are you restricted to only using their recommended vendors?

5. Any lodging nearby (if they don't have any/enough)? If so, do they have special discounts for their couples/guests?

6. Can you get ready there? Is there a bridal suite? How much space is there?

7. What does parking look like for our guests?

8. What extra fees are there?

9. Do you get entire venue/facility for entire weekend (Friday-Sunday)? If so, when is check-in and check-out?

10. Are you allowed to rearrange anything?

11. What is the sales tax you are charging?

12. Are there noise restrictions? Do we have to end at a certain time due to town rules?

13. What is the cancellation policy?

14. Restrooms—what are your thoughts on non-binary individuals using the restroom they identify with?

15. Is your staff involved in setting up and breaking down?

16. Who is the point person as we plan our wedding? Is this the same person on our actual wedding day?

17. Do you have a liquor license? Can we bring our own alcohol?

18. Do you have liability insurance? (Seriously, you should be asking this for ALL vendors.)

FIVE BAJILLION 5 STAR REVIEWS PROBABLY AREn'T WRONG

"After meeting Alicia,  we just knew we had her be a part of our day. So much so, that we picked our availability around hers!"

- Sarah

FIVE BAJILLION 5 STAR REVIEWS PROBABLY AREn'T WRONG

"We are both really shy people. She made us feel super comfortable! I couldn't believe what she created with us."

- Megan

more COUPLES

ARE DOING

WHAT IS BEST

FOR THEM!

Not because they don't want people to be having fun. In fact, it is opposite.
They REALLY freakin' want to have the most memorable day EVER!

LET'S GET REAL ABOUT THE COST OF GETTING MARRIED ...

BECAUSE WE LIKE TO PREPARE YOU, NOT BS YOU

• $8,000 – Photographer
• $15,000 - Venue
• $12,000 - Catering
• $7,000 - Band
• $5,000 - Bar
• $4,500 - Rentals
• $5,000 - Videography
• $4,000 - Flowers
• $3,000 - Coordinator
• $4,000 - Lighting
• $2,000 - DJ
• $1,250 - Hair/Makeup
• $1,650 - Stationary
• $1,250 - Officiant 
• $650 - Cake/Desserts
• $40 – State of Maine Marriage License

These numbers are not meant to be actual quotes. It is designed to give you a better understanding of general costs.  A typical wedding in Maine is around $32,000.

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Wedding Dresses that are made for your adventure.

Suits that make you feel like a damn rockstar - but can still move in.

Make sure to bring items to help you stay warm/cool.

WHAT TO WEAR AT YOUR WEDDING

Any Heirloom Pieces like Grams Vintage Fur Coat!

Your most favorite accessories.

frequently asked questions

do you travel?

Sure do! I have traveled for it all: weddings, elopements, and even engagement sessions! However, I limit my travel schedule. I do make it affordable as possible. 

Do you have insurance?

Heck yeah! If your venue needs proof of it, just let me know and I would be happy to send it right over to them. 

i am nervous getting my pictures taken!

Totally normal. Hell I do too! I never jump into a session taking pictures. We warm up and get to know each other more. 

do you have a second photographer?

Absolutely! I have a talented, reliable, fun second photographer named Matt. He goes above and beyond!

How long of a wait is it to get photos back?

I believe you are investing in your future. I do not rush these. You deserve someone who cherishes these as much as you will.  Weddings/Elopements are 8-10 weeks. Engagement Sessions are 2-3 weeks. Sneak Peaks take up to 48 hours.

why should i hire you?

Because I genuinely care about YOU. I won't even consider a booking unless we meet. I want to make sure my terrible Lip Syncing skills are ok with you.

Can we be friends. you seem so cool?

Ok so I slid this in here on my own. If you are quirky, I just need to be friends with you regardless. 

Why do you only take 10 weddings?

Because I care!  I want to be there for my couples if they need more guidance. Taking 25+ weddings, I wouldn't be able to do that. Resulting in those awkward photos.

LET'S DO THIS THANG

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