maine maritime museum wedding bride and groom next to sail boat

Maine Maritime Museum Wedding in Bath, Maine

by | Jun 5, 2020 | Wedding Photography

As a Maine wedding photographer, I get to meet couples that reside in Maine and those that come for a destination wedding. Each wedding is different and unique in its own way; the best part is discovering the venue they chose to match their wedding style. 

Most of the time when a couple books me as their wedding photographer, they have already decided on their favorite Maine wedding venue. However, there are times where I get to be part of their vision and offer some of my favorite picturesque Maine lake wedding venues or venues on Maine’s ocean shores. Being a wedding photographer near Portland Maine is a dream because I get to document one of the most memorable days of people’s lives in the most beautiful state. What could be better than a wedding on the water next to Maine maritime heritage?

View the following gallery from pre-ceremony to the reception. You can get an idea of what Maine Maritime Museum has to offer for a wedding venue. 

white pillar church
Bride and groom holding each other and looking at each other in front of the barm
orange floatation device near the water

Maine Maritime Museum Weddings

The Maine Maritime Museum is situated on the banks of the Kennebec River. The beautiful museum has several boats including a three-masted schooner called the  Swan which serves as a sort of wedding chapel for coastal Maine weddings.

Getting married at Maine Maritime Museum

The Maine maritime museum offers a quaint New England wedding experience for brides that want a traditional Maine wedding. The museum also owns a classic Maine lobster boat, the Ella Lewis, which offers a very unique Maine experience for weddings hosted on board. Maine Maritime Museum is one of Maine’s most popular reception venues hosting many weddings and receptions in its beautiful banquet room with scenic views of the water and grounds.   

Reception Location: Main Dining Room

The main dining room at Maine Maritime Museum is a rustic Maine wedding reception venue choice that overlooks the Kennebec River and Maine’s coastline. The museum’s main dining room can fit 110 people at one time and is perfect for hosting weddings and receptions for up to 200 guests. Maine Maritime Museum also offers overnight accommodations for brides and grooms who wish to stay the night.

bride and groom looking at each other in front of a red barm
Maine Maritime Museum Wedding on Dock with Sail Boat
bride portrait looking at the camera with bouquet in front of a barn with a red side
Bride and her bridesmaids laughing candidly, river behind them
Groom and best man portrait facing the camera with white pillars on both sides

Not From Around Here

When you aren’t from around here it can be tough to find the best wedding venue. However, when this couple visited Maine Maritime Museum they fell in love and knew this was the perfect wedding venue for them to get married. This beautiful bride is from Europe, and she loved the idea of getting married by the water. What captured their attention the most was their love for the large boats.

This couple loved the idea of having their friends and family gather in Bath, Maine without having to travel. This wedding was stunning and definitely included Maine staples. needless to say, it was perfect and Bath Maine was the perfect location.

Bath, Maine Wedding Reception

The reception was a blast complemented by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

father daughter dance
ring bearer excited for dancing looking at the camera
father daughter dance
bride dancing during reception candidly
groomsman with dancing with his infanct daughter
guests dancing and having fun
bride dancing with her step father

Many blessings to the new couple!



Catherine Gross

Catherine Gross


My name is Catherine and I specialize in wedding photography/videography in Maine. From the rugged Maine coast to the scenic views of lakes and mountains, I will be there with you every step of the way to capture all the special moments.

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