From mountains to ocean, and more than a few historic lighthouses in between (Maine is often called “The Lighthouse State.” We’re not complaining – these buildings are pretty!), Maine is a state with much to offer. Stretch out on a sandy beach, explore locavore-packed foodie town Portland, or go on a safari (yes, a safari) to spot a moose, the state’s official animal. Then there’s the ever-practical option for engaged couples: plan your wedding. Fortunately, in a state with as much natural wonder and local variety as Maine that option is also fun, pretty, and a piece of cake. Let’s take a closer look, starting with some of the best wedding locations in Maine.
Maine Barn Wedding
Quintessentially vintage New England, the Barn at Walnut Hill is, in our opinion, one of the prettiest wedding venues around. An 1887 barn and farmhouse, this Maine wedding venue is the ultimate in rustic refinement and its simple, historic structures are elegant. The barn itself features an exposed wood interior and wrought-iron chandeliers, as well as an adjacent granite patio perfect for a mingle-friendly cocktail hour.
Maine Island Wedding
Located just a hop, skip, and 15-minute ferry ride from Portland, the Chebeague Island Inn, on Chebeague Island, is ready and waiting for your wedding day. Its unique situation channels destination wedding ambiance even for Maine natives, and the inn receives recommendations in spades from travel and bridal media channels alike. The venue itself is all intimacy and ocean views with details that are understated but utterly classic. Numerous spaces are available for use on your wedding day itself, and the inn is accustomed to helping create wedding itineraries that span a full weekend of celebration.