(Closed) Where is everyone tying the knot?

posted 9 years ago in Maine
Post # 3
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Wannabee

We’re planning to get married somewhere on the coast (shocker, I know), preferably between Bath and Rye, NH. Our original idea was to get married on the coast up in Washington County, then we were focused on the coast in Lincoln or Waldo County, and now we’ve "settled" on the southern coast since a lot people are coming from Massachusetts.

Our energy has been dedicated to finding a location that’s right on the water, that will allow for outside catering (Mr. Obraustin is a cook in a local restaurant and wants to have high participation in the food aspect of the wedding), and that has an outdoor area available for games (like croquet, not football ). It’s been really hard to find locations that fit all of our criteria.

Does anybody have any suggestions for locations or search tips?

And, Gloss, what about you?

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re getting married at Harbor View @ Jones Landing on Peaks Island. I’m really excited about it and all of our guests will have to travel by ferry to get to the island so i’m a little nervous about the logistics but I think it’ll be great.

 Confession: I have yet to see the venue. I’ve seen it in pictures and I was there many years ago, but I can’t remember anything about it. I was just offered a new job this week, so it’s not looking like I’ll be able to go in April to check stuff out, so I’ll just have to trust that it’ll be nice. How can you go wrong with getting married on the water in Maine! 

 The toughest part so far was that the hotels in Portland aren’t cheap! The best rate I was able to secure was $179 at the Eastland. it’s definitely more expensive than I pictured, but what are ya gonna do? If people would rather stay outside of Portland, then by all means, they’re welcome to. 

 I’ve been following your planning Miss Gloss and look forward to more tips!

PS. are you using those galvanized pails that were on your inspiration board? I think we’re using pails, but I’m having a hard time finding the right style (French) and size (11") with a single handle, not the two small ones on the side. Any suggestions? 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

hey all!!

 

we are getting married in Sunday River and the Grand Summit Resort…we started off looking at coast as well… specifically in Castine, but it was very expensive and although very beautiful, a bit of a hike for my family who is all located in new york, ma, or florida.  We went to check out the Grand Summit and really liked it.  I really like the western part of the state and spent a lot of my summers in Hiram area as well as the lake region.  Since my FI and i have been dating, he has been coming with me to the western part of the state and we both really love it and it has special meaning for us.  Also, the Grand Summit really has a nice ball room and the food was amazing, we did our tasting 2 weeks ago.  Also, i really felt the price was reasonable for what we wanted.

 

Our ceremony will be on a wooden covered bridge just a couple miles down the road…it is really a very pretty spot!!

 

almost very thing else is DIY…cakes, flowers, center pieces, std, invitations, etc….but, looking forward to it!! 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re getting married at the First Parish Church in Portland and then it’s quick trip to the Portland Club (in Portland) for the reception.  Because we’re getting married on Halloween, the Portland Club is perfect.  It’s an old manison and that will definitely add to the mood. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m having friends do my hair and make-up.  But I know what you mean about vendor options!  I’m currently in search of a florist, dj and limo company that are won’t break the bank. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m a little late to respond, but I am getting married on the coast too.  We are getting married in Camden at the amphitheater by the library and we are having our reception at the Whitehall Inn.  I am a little nervous because when I went to look at the inn they were closed for the season.  I am hopeful that everything will be great!  I am planning from Burlington, Vermont so that has been a little challenging, but I can always go home to visit and meet with vendors in person.  

 

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi all,

  We are getting married in Camden in September and as you all have commented there are very few reception options especially if one wants to have a water view and are planning something small (40ish) and already have a caterer.  I am still looking! wish me luck!

btw seaglass the camden ampitheater is a lovely spot for the ceremony!  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

Welcome gertie!

Camden is such a beautiful area!  Keep us posted on your progress! 🙂

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@gertie:  I am really excited about the amphitheater.  I don’t remember the details, as my fiancee called, but the Cider Barn was a really interesting place that I liked the looks of, but was too small for us.  Camden just happened to work for us so I didn’t look at too many other places here.  Let me know what you end up doing!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hi ladies! I’m getting married in October at Migis Lodge in South Casco, on Sebago Lake. My fiance and I live in Brooklyn now but I grew up in Maine, and we’re actually planning on moving back to the Portland area this summer.

Ms. Gloss, I am TOTALLY feeling your worries about having 80’s prom hair!! My mom is having her longtime hair stylist come to Migis to do her hair, and I’m just having her blow mine out. I have a chin-length bob so it shouldn’t be terrible. Still, I asked my mom if the stylist was going to come with a crimper… But who can you find up in Greenville, short of hiring someone from Portland to travel??

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