Oceanfront Wedding Venues

by | Jul 10, 2021 | Wedding Planning

Ocean Front Wedding Venues

Ocean front weddings are spectacular and absolutely stunning to photograph. Maybe this is why I love summer so much because I get to spend my time at the ocean photographing beach weddings (seriously, I LOVE my job). Ocean front wedding venues are not hard to find in Maine since the ocean is all around us and people in the wedding industry knew how magical it would be to buy up property and make wedding couples dreams come true.  Let me tell you some of the listed locations below will take your breath away! Here are a list of Maine oceanfront wedding venues for you to see. Those with asterisks are my personal favorite for many reasons feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll explain each one, the asterisks I have had a lot of personal experience with.


Bride and groom first look at Bar Harbor Inn and Spa

Getting Started With Your Oceanfront Wedding

Now that I have listed a few fantastic options to get you started in your oceanfront wedding planning process, make sure you take the time to look through all the galleries and see what kind of setting calls to you. Remember, this is your day and everything has to be to your liking. Number one suggestion when planning an oceanfront wedding, make sure you have a rain plan! The weather is very unpredictable at times and this is a common mistake that gets missed when planning any outdoor wedding. You don’t want to plan the perfect day and have everything go amiss because of a storm.

Oceanfront wedding venues in Maine are the first to be booked and are typically booked a year in advance so give yourself time to ensure you get a spot. For example, if your wedding is not to occur for another year or two I would start looking and book a spot now. Trust me when I say there is nothing harder than finding your dream wedding and they don’t have your date available. Worry about the other vendors AFTER you secure your dream venue.

Bride and groom together on maines cliff side

Beach Weddings

Beach weddings in Maine are breathtaking as I said before. There is something so serene about being married on the beach or any oceanfront wedding venue for that matter. Like lake weddings there isn’t a lot of decoration planning involved because nature is your decoration and background and it really doesn’t get much better than that. If you are wondering where to start with planning your oceanfront wedding start with choosing your venue. I’ve always said, it’s about the feeling you get when you’re there, like trying on wedding dresses when you know you know. So take the step, call and make a visit.

Get carried away in the bliss of planning. Planning ocean front weddings are a lot of fun. 🙂

Elopement couples at two lights state park on the cliffs of maine







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