Post # 1
Hey everyone! I’m helping my sister plan her wedding for next year and we need help with ceremony and venue idea in maine! we want to stay as close to the portland area as possible but would travel probably up to an hour from there. She’s looking for an oceanfront/beach ceremony. Now the part that i found tricky was that she would like to find a reception venue that would allow outside catering, she’s hoping for a place that she can pretty much just rent for the day. Any input is greatly appreciated! thanks so much!
Post # 3
What part of Maine are you looking in? I only know about venues in the Portland/Southern Maine region.
Post # 4
I just got married in Maine in September.
Our ceremony and reception were in Camden, ME (about 1 1/2 hrs from Portland).
Here is the ceremony venue (Camden Amphitheater):
It is right across the road from the harbor and the road can be closed for the ceremony.
My reception was at the Camden Yacht Club:
They allow outside catering, you can bring in your own alcohol, and you can use the yacht club launch (boat) free of charge to transport the bride & groom (and bridal party) from the ceremony to the reception.
My recaps are below and feel free to PM me with any questions. I used all local vendors as well and am happy to share!
Cocktail Hour and Food
Also, my photographer was from South Portland and she was wonderful too.
Post # 5
@carnival bride- she doesn’t really care what part as long as its on the coast!
@katnyc2011-wow thank you so much for your help!
Post # 6
@xoangelaxo: No problem. Let me know if I can help further with vendors. All of my vendors were from Maine (even the graphic designer who did the invites, table cards, and menus).
Post # 7
KatNYC2011, do you mind if I ask who your venders were? I’m from the Camden area and love the food and flowers!
Post # 8
@CoCoCourtney: Sent you a PM with all the info.