Dreaming of a wedding in beautiful Maine? From the state’s jagged coastline to meandering inland rivers to thick fir forests, Maine is like no other place in the country.
While coastal inns are a staple of the Maine wedding venue scene, there are so many options to choose from, including organic farms, cozy barns, and chic industrial spaces.
According to the Wedding Report, the average wedding in Maine costs $20,898. However, much of your wedding budget is determined by the type of wedding venue as well as the services and add-ons you choose.
Read on to discover the 11 best wedding venues in Maine!
Brick South Events & Catering Co.
Featuring polished concrete floors, artfully unfinished brick walls, high ceilings with ceiling windows, and stately steel beams, this is undoubtedly the coolest industrial event space in Portland, Maine.
Located at Thompson’s Point, Brick South has a reputation for being trendy and was once a railway machine shop. Imagine sipping craft beer and signature cocktails beneath the twinkle of string lights while enjoying the company of those nearest and dearest.
This is a great choice for a winter wedding or large gatherings. Even though the space is huge, it still retains an intimate feel complete with cozy lighting and warm tones.
Pro tip: Brick South photographs especially well so don’t skimp on your wedding photographer!
Price Range: $5,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 700 guests.
The Barn at Flanagan Farm
Nestled in the hills 25 minutes south of Portland, this rustic barn dates back to the 19th century and was beautifully restored in 2012.
It features vaulted ceilings, stunning beams and woodwork, a cozy upstairs seating area, a creamy white exterior, and ample natural lighting. It’s the perfect backdrop for a bohemian reception or a traditional wedding ceremony.
There are actually two barns on the property, but the main barn is the premier event space with over 2,400 square feet of area. The venue also includes a fully furnished farmhouse that can accommodate up to 12 guests and serves as a much-needed prep and relaxation space.
The grounds are expansive and you can enjoy long walks on over 66 acres of property or set up tents on the meadow near the barn.
Price Range: $12,500 and up.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Linekin Bay Resort
Situated on 20 acres of land in Boothbay Harbor, Linekin Bay Resort is a good place to spend time with family and celebrate your love in a peaceful setting. It is the perfect location for a casual wedding weekend complete with kid-friendly activities, fishing, kayaking, and beach volleyball.
The Dining Room and Reception Hall offer panoramic views of the ocean and docks as well as stone fireplaces to keep you warm during the winter months.
If you are planning a large wedding, you can ask for exclusive rental of the entire resort, including camp-style accommodations and ocean view rooms.
Price Range: From $1,750 for an elopement package.
Capacity: Up to 140 guests.
York Harbor Inn
This historic bed and breakfast is the quintessential New England inn with a huge helping of charm and jaw-dropping views of York Harbor Beach.
With a location directly across from Hartley Mason Reserve, the wedding venue organizes oceanside wedding ceremonies on the reserve’s expansive lawn that fully embraces the area’s natural beauty.
There are several options for your wedding reception and cocktail hour, but the Main Dining Room is a particular favorite. It boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding cliffs. However, it can only be rented until 4 pm.
The Hillcroft room is a beautiful setting for evening festivities and keeps an aesthetic of coastal beauty and a cozy welcome.
Price Range: From $170 per person.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
The Red Barn at Outlook Farm
This full-service wedding venue is a great choice for couples who want to get married in a rustic barn but would like all the convenience and modern amenities of a hotel wedding.
Located in South Berwick, The Red Barn at Outlook Farm offers several indoor and outdoor ceremony sites.
The barn itself is stunning and provides air conditioning, two stone fireplaces, a huge, covered veranda, and classic post-and-beam architecture.
The Wedding Garden is a lovely choice for your outdoor wedding ceremony. It includes views of the surrounding woods, a romantic gazebo, and a manicured lawn shaded by sugar maple trees.
Price Range: From $129 per guest.
Capacity: Up to 220 guests.
This elegant seaside resort is consistently ranked one of the best wedding venues in Maine and with good reason.
What sets Nonantum Resort apart from others is the combination of waterfront views, top-notch service and wedding planning, delicious food, and just a touch of coastal New England charm.
The grassy lawn in front of the resort provides views of the Kennebunk River and the lighthouse. This whole area can be tented for an outdoor reception or rehearsal dinner. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Kennebunkport are within walking distance and make great backdrops for wedding pictures.
The resort offers a variety of activities that can be incorporated into your wedding weekend such as taking a boat tour, enjoying s’mores by a campfire, outdoor movie nights, and even giving crab trapping a try.
Price Range: $15,000 minimum spend on Friday or Sunday during the off-season.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
1812 Pierce House
Located in stunning Penobscot Bay, 1812 Pierce House is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding in Maine.
With a capacity of 40 guests (or 20 overnight guests), this historic home is filled with rustic charm and antique furniture that gives the entire space character.
In total, there are seven bedrooms, a cozy living room with a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a formal dining room, and two firepits outside.
The lawn in front of the home makes for a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue that is both sweet and elegant.
For couples with a larger guest list (up to 250 guests), the hosts offer a wedding package that includes access to three historic homes and gives guests a taste of life in Maine. This package costs $6,500 and allows exclusive use of 1812 Pierce House and Crooked Steeple Hall.
Price Range: $3,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 40 guests.
For couples seeking the ultimate in luxury, fine cuisine, and a wedding day like no other, Hidden Ponds will make even the most extravagant dreams a reality.
Located on 60 acres of land covered in birch trees and firs, this venue in Kennebunkport offers the chance to rent out the entire resort for a true destination wedding extravaganza.
This includes access to the spa in the tree tops, two swimming pools, an event barn overlooking the forest as well as the outdoor patios, lawns, and gardens.
Hidden Pond is home to one of Maine’s premiere restaurants, Earth. In an intimate, candle-lit setting, the restaurant takes advantage of the resort’s 800-square-foot organic gardens and offers farm-fresh cuisine that incorporates local seafood and meats.
Although this venue cannot be described as affordable, the price is worth the once-in-a-lifetime experience you will cherish.
Price Range: From $15,000 for a 5-hour facility rental (a full property buyout starts at $60,000, including a $20,000 minimum food and beverage spend).
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
The 1774 Inn
If you want a barn wedding venue, but don’t want to miss out on Maine’s stunning waterway views, then the 1774 Inn is the best venue for your wedding day.
Nestled on a dreamy plot of Midcoast Maine land, in Phippsburg, The 1774 Inn feels like something taken from a fairytale.
Imagine spectacular views of the woods and land jutting into the water. You can watch misty sunrises over the Kennebec River or follow meandering garden paths with a backdrop of stately pine trees and rolling lawns.
You can choose from several spaces, including a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse, a patio with abundant native plants, a rustic wedding barn, a romantic dockside area, and gardens overflowing with blooms.
Your wedding guests will love the incredible farm-to-table cooking (try the blueberry cream cheese French toast) and the amazing hospitality of the hosts.
Price Range: From $25,000 for wedding packages.
Capacity: Up to 116 guests.
Bear Mountain Inn + Barn
This southern Maine venue is situated on over 25 acres of stunning, waterfront land and will make you feel the joy of summer camp minus the uncomfortable beds and nasty food. It is a place where your guests can truly enjoy themselves and memories can be made.
Bear Mountain Inn + Barn manages to bring heartfelt fun to an elegant and hip setting. The recently renovated barn is a beautiful indoor event space, featuring a gorgeous hardwood dance floor and hanging chandeliers. You won’t find any dirt floors here!
The barn’s patio provides stunning views of the lake and you can smell the fresh scent of pine on the breeze.
The rooms at the inn are well decorated yet cozy and will keep you warm during the winter months.
Price Range: From $1,250 for the 1 Carat Elopement Package.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Stage Neck Inn
With panoramic views of York Harbor, York Harbor Beach, and sunsets that light up every window, Stage Neck Inn is one of the best oceanfront wedding venues in the York area.
The inn features a clifftop lawn that puts you as close as you can safely get to the water without jumping right in. The Harborview Room and Sandpipers is an elegant reception space with plenty of natural lighting, a dance floor, and many seating options. If you walk out the sea-facing doors, you are only steps away from the event lawn, which is super convenient for large wedding parties.
The venue’s dedicated wedding coordinators will do everything they can to help you customize your event and make the wedding planning process as easy as possible. You can also alter the menus to fit your preferences.
Price Range: From $175 per person.
Capacity: Up to 125 seated guests.