Find Your 2024 Dream Destination Wedding in Maine

Find Your 2024 Dream Destination Wedding in Maine

10 reasons to pick Maine for your 2024 destination wedding

New England Wedding Destination for 2024

Maine, known for its rugged coastline, sandy beaches, picturesque lighthouses, and charming coastal towns, has emerged as a sought-after destination for couples seeking an unforgettable wedding experience. 

From breathtaking natural landscapes to world-class cuisine and hospitality, here are ten compelling reasons to choose Maine for your destination wedding.

Genesis + Tyler. Photo Credit: Novae Film + Photo

Photo Credits (T to B, L to R): Novae Film + Photo, Serena Folding, His and Hers Creative, Luke’s Lobster

Schooner on Casco Bay, Photo provided by Portland Schooner Co.

1 | Nature’s Backdrop

Imagine exchanging vows against a landscape of majestic cliffs, pristine lakes, or lush forests. Maine’s diverse atmosphere offers endless opportunities for stunning wedding venues, from seaside resorts to rustic barns and elegant estates. Whatever your wedding theme or budget, there is something for everyone. Capture rustic elegance in our area towns, rich with New England charm, or bring your wedding weekend to the cultural and culinary hub of Portland, Maine. You’re sure to find the best of the best alongside our famous Maine hospitality who ensure your wedding vision becomes a reality. Learn more.

Wedding Couple on Rocks. Photo Provided by Black Point Inn

2 | variety of venue vibes

Whether you envision a seaside ceremony on a sandy beach, an intimate gathering in a historic lighthouse, or a mountaintop celebration with panoramic views, Maine boasts a wide range of unique and unforgettable wedding venues to suit every couple’s style and preference. Where else could you go from the middle of the action to the middle of nature in a matter of minutes? It makes it easier than ever to bring your guests a one-of-a-kind experience throughout your wedding weekend. As well as offer a banquet for your photoshoot selection. Learn more.

Gather Restaurant. Photo Credit: Dawson Renaud Photo and Film

3 | world-class cuisine

Known for its fresh seafood, farm-to-table dining, and award-winning chefs, Maine offers a culinary experience like no other. Portland serves as the foodie capital with restaurants and breweries serving-up world-class selections around every corner. Perfect for a pre/post wedding celebration. Treat your guests to a mouthwatering feast featuring locally-sourced ingredients and signature dishes that showcase the best of Maine’s culinary heritage. Learn more.

Wine Glasses. Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

4 | Romance is in the air

Find romance around every corner in Maine. An intimate stroll along cobblestone streets pointing out murals and sculptures in the historic Arts District. Wine tastings, sunset boat tours, or a table for two at a prix fix menu. You’ll also find everything from luxury city escapes, beachfront resorts, boutique inns, cozy bed and breakfasts, or glamping yurts and cabins. Maine offers a wide range of romantic accommodations for you and your spouse to enjoy. Relax and unwind in style as you create lasting memories together in Maine’s idyllic coastal setting. Learn more.

Fore River Sports Fishing cruising on water, Photo Credit: PGM Photography

5 | maine hospitality + charm

Maine is renowned for its warm hospitality and friendly locals who take pride in welcoming visitors with open arms. Experience the genuine warmth and charm of Maine’s coastal communities as you celebrate your special day surrounded by loved ones. Local businesses our team connects you with know Maine intimately and are ready to share their knowledge to make your wedding unforgettable. Send us your event details and we can start making connections. Learn more.

Wedding Space. Photo Credit: Sunday River

6 | four distinct seasons

Whether you dream of a winter wonderland wedding amidst glistening snow, a vibrant spring celebration adorned with blooming flowers, a sun-kissed summer soirée on the beach, or a cozy fall gathering amidst fiery foliage, Maine offers four distinct seasons. Each season boasts its own unique charm and beauty. There are also unique activities, deals, and events scattered throughout the year to coincide with the seasons. That means seasonal bites + brews fit for each new harvest or trend. Learn more.

Sculpture in Edward Payson Park, Photo credit to Capshore Photography

7 | Maine outdoor adventure

From Portland’s trail network with over 70 miles of green space to explore to hiking in Acadia National Park (3 hours from Portland) – there’s a lot of ground to cover. Sail  along Maine’s 3,000 miles of rugged coastline or surf along its sandy beaches. Hike Bradbury Mountain in Pownal or go for a scenic walk along Back Bay Cove for unbeatable views of Portland’s  cityscape. Maine offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. Treat your guests to an unforgettable destination wedding weekend filled with outdoor activities, scenic excursions, and memorable experiences. Learn more.

Working Waterfront, Photo Credit: Peter G. Morneau

8 | quintessential new england charm

Imagine the back of a postcard or a still from a New England Hallmark movie. With its quaint coastal villages, historic landmarks, and charming seaside towns, Maine embodies the quintessential New England charm that captivates visitors from near and far. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and romantic ambiance of Maine’s coastal communities as you celebrate your love story and embrace your main character energy. Learn more.

A bride and groom walking up the front staircase at Whitehall. Photo Credit: Lindsay Vann Photography

9 | customizable experiences

Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement for two or a grand celebration with hundreds of family and friends, Maine offers customizable wedding experiences tailored to your dream wedding experience. Work with experienced wedding planners, vendors, and venues to create a personalized celebration that reflects your style and personality. Everything from leisurely  island hopping to high-octane outdoor adventure is on the table. Learn more.

Paddle board duo. Photo credit: Lone Spruce Creative, courtesy of Maine Office of Tourism

10 | Unforgettable memories

From the moment you say “I do” to the last dance of the night, your destination wedding in Maine promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Create lifelong memories with your loved ones against the backdrop of Maine’s natural beauty and coastal charm. Learn more.

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Maine offers couples a truly magical destination for their wedding day, with its scenic beauty, unique venues, world-class cuisine, warm hospitality, and endless opportunities for adventure and romance. Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, Maine invites you to say “I do” amidst its breathtaking landscapes and coastal allure, creating memories that will last a lifetime.