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.
Custom Sail Cloth Tent Structure – Interior Capacity – 200+
Cobblestone Terrace – Capacity – 200+
Oceanfront Lawn – Capacity – 200+
Dining Room – Interior Capacity – 108-132
Conservatory – Interior Capacity – 80 – 150
Lounge – Interior Capacity – 40 – 60
Recreation Room – Interior Capacity – 20
BBQ Lawn – Capacity – 60
East Terrace – Capacity 100 – 150
West Terrace – Capacity – 15
Private Beach – Capacity – 120
Recreation Lawn – Capacity – 200+
Fireplace Parlor – Interior Capacity – 20
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.
I am not even sure where to begin, but our entire experience with French's Point was amazing, as a result, our wedding was spectacular! From the very beginning when my husband emailed them to inquire about wedding packages and availability to the day after out wedding we were greeted with true wedding professionalism and highly experienced staff. We were able to get married outside and the reception was nothing short of fabulous. I cannot tell you how many of our guests told us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to and how many of guests complimented the wait staff and bar staff noting how attentive and professional they all were. Everyone that stayed with us at the Farm House stated that it was one of the best weekend's of their lives!
If you want a quintessential, classic, coastal Maine wedding, I guarantee you this place will not disappoint!
French's Point went above and beyond, in every sense. The location speaks for itself, but the staff and service were what really set them apart. When we visited French's Point last November, we were blown away by the hospitality and attention we received - they were more than willing to do anything and everything it took for us to have the wedding we wanted with them. Then there's the benefit of using their suggested vendors: they have a catalog of vendors that they recommend, which they do with an eye towards the personality of your wedding. All the vendors have done events (successfully) at FP before, so they know the space, the photo spots, the acoustics, the staff, etc. and are able to plan accordingly. Christina, the wedding planner, did an excellent job of making sure everyone was there when they needed to be, had what they needed to do their jobs, and didn't have to bother us at all.
The most picturesque spot to have a wedding. I had my dream wedding at French's Point. From the very beginning they treated me with the highest respect. They were there to answer every question that I had every step along the way. Our guests cannot stop raving about how amazing everything was. The staff was 5 stars. The food was amazing! Everyone was so impressed. We rented out the Beach Rose Farm next door for 3 days during the wedding and it was such a memorable experience. French's Point was there to help us with everything. Sarah my wedding planner is the nicest, most helpful person I've ever met. I wish I could do the day over again and again. French's Point will always stay in my heart forever. Having my wedding there was by far one of the greatest decisions I have ever met. My husband and I owe so much to French's Point. Best advice is to have your wedding there!!!!! You will not be disappointed!