(Closed) Off the Beaten Path Venues

posted 7 years ago in Maine
Post # 3
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hmmm, that is a bit of a toughie because there are a lot more reasonable and prettier places in the Mid-Coast area. I haven’t lived here very long but I do know in the Portland area there is the Portland Head Light. It’s really pretty, on the water, etc. But it’s a public place and there is no indoor space in case of rain. And yeah, there are a lot of resorts south of Portland but as you know they are $$$$. So, this might not be be very helpful, but if you consider moving an hour and a half north, I can name half a dozen gorgeous but reasonable venues:)

Post # 5
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just had to chime in to rep my venue! *sorry pics are so huge :)*

We got married at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME.  It’s a phenomenal renovated barn-turned music venue.. and definitely “off the beaten path”  HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND.  The owner Carol Noonan throws a mean party, and it’s almost entirely all-inclusive so it makes planning super easy.  You just pay per head.  Definitely check out their website for more pictures! 

also, about 75% of our guests travelled significant distances to be with us.  It’s just a hop, skip, and jump away from North Conway, New Husband where the lodging options are endless.  Much of our family decided to stay in cabins/B&B’s in the area though, and it worked perfectly.

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m having my wedding at Havana South, a restaurant in downtown Portland.  Basically you rent out the place for the night – we just have to meet a minimum between food and the bar.  I don’t know what your budget is, but we found this option to be much cheaper than other venues we looked at.  Plus you don’t have to rent anything – they are even letting me use their bud vases and candle holders.  Its also huge – big enough for a dance floor even with 150 guests.  They’ve never done a wedding before so I can let you know how it goes if you are interested (my wedding is in February). 

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