Are you seeking a venue that will match the significance of the event you’re celebrating? Do you want to gather with loved ones from near and far in a setting that will offer you a retreat from busyness of everyday life?
French’s Point is… waking up to the scent of beach roses dancing on a salty breeze, drinking morning coffee as the morning mist lifts and loons call to welcome the day, a serene morning yoga session on the oceanfront lawn as the rising sun sparkles brilliantly on the bay, a morning stroll with friends along the bluff path, around the blueberry fields and through the trails of the 100 acres preserve that guards against the intrusion of the outside world, an al fresco lobster bake on the cobblestone terrace, a rousing game of corn hole and bocce ball on the recreation lawn, a restful afternoon in the sun, collecting lucky stones from the private beach, enjoying a delicious dinner of locally grown fare with a delicious, locally-inspired cocktail or craft beer, dancing to the tones of a bluegrass band under a sail cloth tent, the decadence of golden smores enjoyed fireside with friends, being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves upon the shore.
Whether you’re vacationing, celebrating a wedding, a special birthday, a milestone anniversary, or a family reunion, French’s Point can offer you the unparalleled comfort and simple elegance of a historic seaside estate. For almost a century, our family has enjoyed the tranquility of our private peninsula, and it is our honor and joy to offer it to you and your guests for your special event to make memories that will last a lifetime.
We offer a variety of beautiful locations to gather, dine and celebrate.
The Retreat Custom Sail Cloth Tent Structure – Interior Capacity – 200+
The Retreat Cobblestone Terrace – Capacity – 200+
The Retreat Oceanfront Lawn – Capacity – 200+
The Retreat Dining Room – Interior Capacity – 120 – 150
The Retreat Conservatory – Interior Capacity – 80 – 150
The Retreat Lounge – Interior Capacity – 40 – 60
The Retreat Recreation Room – Interior Capacity – 20
The Farm BBQ Lawn – Capacity – 60
The Farm East Terrace – Capacity 100 – 150
The Farm West Terrace – Capacity – 15
The Farm Private Beach – Capacity – 120
The Farm Recreation Lawn – Capacity – 200+
The Farm Fireplace Parlor – Interior Capacity – 20
The Farm Recreation Room – Interior Capacity – 20
We offer a variety of scenic locations to host your nuptials, from intimate settings suitable for 30 guests, to vast spaces for 200 guests.
The Retreat Gazebo
The Retreat Oceanfront Lawn
The Retreat Cobblestone Terrace
The Retreat Conservatory
The Retreat Custom Sail Cloth Tent Structure
The Farm Gazebo
The Farm East Terrace
The Farm Private Beach
If you wish to host a private gathering or wedding celebration at French’s Point, can provide our preferred vendor directory of top wedding and event professionals, ensuring quality performance. While you are welcome to select your own providers, we also encourage you to peruse the talented professionals who have helped to establish Maine as one of the country’s leading destination wedding locations.
Centered around the islands of Penobscot Bay, the five-county Midcoast Maine region encompasses mountains, state parks, and scenic rocky coastline. French’s Point is nestled among the popular coastal towns of Ellsworth, Castine, Bucksport, Searsport, Belfast and Camden, and only thirty-five minutes from Bangor International Airport. French’s Point is within easy driving distance of Portland, Portsmouth, and Boston. Equally varied is the range of lodging, with styles and price points that appeal to friends and family joining you in Maine.
AREA COTTAGE RENTALS
This area offers a wide array of privately owned family homes and cottages, available for rent by private owners. There are options for every size and budget, with several located on the road leading into French’s Point.
HOTELS, INNS AND B&B’S
If you prefer traditional hotel-style services, the region has a bounty of offerings, from modern waterfront hotels, family-friendly resorts, and Victorian-style inns. Please see our list for recommended options to meet your guest’s needs.