Many people who choose to get married in Maine have two things in mind for what they want: outdoor and ocean-side. While it may be easy to search for reception venues that have these qualities, it can be difficult to find off-site ceremony locations with gorgeous ocean views. We’ve done the hard work for you and come up with a list of ceremony sites that overlook the Atlantic – all within a 15-minute drive from Portland. We have even pulled blog posts from photographer friends and planners alike who have worked at these locations.
Fort William’s Park and Portland Head Light – This park boasts one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world – Portland Head Light. With four locations for ceremonies scattered around the park, this beautiful spot has a lot to offer.
See contact information and the Reservation Application here.
Kettle Cove Beach – This inlet cove is nestled right next to the larger Crescent Beach State Park. With a grassy area that juts out over rocky slopes and quiet, wooded trails leading to additional beach areas, Kettle Cove is an ideal spot for intimate Maine weddings.
Check out the blog of one of our photographer friends, Leah Fisher, who shot an intimate ceremony at Kettle Cove beach.
Eastern Prom – Head over to the Eastern Prom to get gorgeous ocean-front views of passing schooners and the Casco Bay Islands, all while staying within city limits. Check out ceremony sites at Fort Allen Park and East End Beach. Another highlight is that these spots are just minutes from oceanside reception venues like Ocean Gateway.
Spring Point Lighthouse – Just across the bridge from downtown Portland, Spring Point Light boasts beautiful views of Bug Lighthouse and access to sandy Willard Beach. Check out this blog post from another one of our photographer friends, Sarah Morrill, for inspiration.
We could write a blog post about all the beautiful outdoor spots to get married in Maine so long that it would turn into a novel. If you’re looking to get married in the area, reach out to us so we can brainstorm!