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8 Reasons to Choose a Blank Canvas Wedding Venue

By On February 26, 2018

Wedding venues in Maine are numerous and varied in the settings, amenities, and offerings. There are seaside resorts, rustic mountain top lodges, simple lakeside summer camps, storied social halls, grand historic homes,… Read More

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Including Pets In Your Maine Wedding

By On February 19, 2018

You invite all of your nearest and dearest to celebrate your wedding festivities, have you considered including your four-legged pet friends as well? We are pet-friendly at French’s Point and would love… Read More

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How early should I book my wedding venue?

By On January 16, 2018

Couples often ask me how early they should book their wedding venue. Of course, this all depends on a number of factors: How long would you like the engagement period to be?… Read More

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Black Ties and Tales

By On November 6, 2017

Real Maine Wedding at French’s Point Ashleigh and Josh had a beautiful, summer black-tie wedding filled with love and lots of wagging tails here at French’s Point! The cuteness of their tiny… Read More

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French’s Point Event Venue Map

By On October 16, 2017

Almost every visitor to French’s Point remarks that “There is so much more here than I expected!” and “The website is great but is just doesn’t capture all that is here!” We… Read More

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How to get Your Maine Marriage License

By On September 25, 2017

A wedding celebration at French’s Point is sure to make your dream day an unforgettable reality, but to make the union legally binding you’ll need a Maine marriage license. In this regard,… Read More

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Romantic Maine Wedding of Mallory and Matthew

By On September 11, 2017

Mallory and Mathew had the most beautiful summer day to celebrate their 7-year romance here at French’s Point. This warm summer day coupled with all the energy they poured into making sure… Read More

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All Kinds of Purple Wedding of Courtney and Ben

By On August 21, 2017

For Ben and Courtney’s French’s Point wedding wedding, I had the pleasure of connecting with an experienced party planner: the mother of the bride!  She had spent some time planning, organizing, sourcing… Read More

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Things to Do in Midcoast Maine

By On August 14, 2017

For many of our guests, their first visit to Maine is to attend a wedding at French’s Point.  Some lucky guests are able to enjoy an extended stay here in Midcoast Maine. … Read More

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6 Tips for Giving the Perfect Wedding Toast

By On July 24, 2017

Congratulations, you have been selected to give a toast at your friends’ wedding! Are you nervous? You shouldn’t be. It’s an honor to be asked to toast the wedding couple and you’re… Read More

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How to Choose Your First Dance Song

By On July 10, 2017

During your wedding reception, you may choose to hit the dance floor for a few magical minutes alone for the first dance as a married couple. The first dance song can really… Read More

Tips for a fabulous outdoor Maine wedding at French's Point, a coastal event venue in Midcoast Maine | Haven Photography
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10 Wedding Tips for a Fabulous Maine Wedding

By On June 5, 2017

#1 Discuss Your Vision Sit down with your sweetie before you begin planning and discuss your vision of the wedding weekend and prioritize the elements for your wedding together before you do… Read More

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Do I Have to Assign Seating at my Wedding?

By On May 15, 2017

You might not know this, but before French’s Point owner, Jessika Brooks Brewer, took on the stewardship of this incredible waterfront wedding venue, she was a wedding planner. Her long years of… Read More

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Greenery Wedding Inspiration

By On March 15, 2017

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day so we thought it would be fun to give you some wedding inspiration focused around the 2017 Pantone color of the year, which is “Greenery.” We created a… Read More

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How Can I Help: Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Reception

By On March 1, 2017

Almost every wedding that takes place at French’s Point is a family affair for our clients. Often times parents and other family and friends participate in the wedding planning at various points in the… Read More

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Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation

By On February 13, 2017

We asked our friendor Lauren Myers from Lauren Rachel to give us her professional advice on wording a wedding invitation. Lauren designs custom paper goods for weddings from save-the-date cards to invitation… Read More

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Best Coastal Maine Wedding Venue 2017

By On February 6, 2017

We have some great news to share! We have earned two great honors from the folks from the wedding blog Borrowed & Blue (Maine). We won “Best All-around Wedding Venue” and also “Best Venue for… Read More

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What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

By On December 26, 2016

No matter how extensively you plan, you’ll always be left with one Mother (Nature) of a variable – the weather. If you get married in the spring or summer in Maine, rain… Read More

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Let’s Talk About Money: Wedding Budgeting

By On December 19, 2016

When planning a wedding, money matters. So, let’s talk about money. I tell all of my clients that before they begin planning their dream wedding, they need to have a common vision… Read More

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Colorful Wedding of Chantelle and Shay

By On December 13, 2016

When a nurse practitioner marries a doctor and has an eye for design, the stage is set for an incredible wedding weekend! Chantelle and Shay personalized all the details of their wedding… Read More

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Real French’s Point Wedding: Keri and Greg

By On November 8, 2016

UPDATE: We’re delighted to announce that this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! We met Keri and Greg in person a few months after they reserved French’s Point. Choosing our venue… Read More

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Drafting Your Best Wedding Vendor Team

By On October 24, 2016

Planning a wedding is like picking players for an epic game of dodge ball. Did you know that couples will engage six to 18 wedding vendors for their wedding? So, if you… Read More

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Gorgeous Estate Wedding of Kaleigh and Carlos

By On June 9, 2016

We had the pleasure of hosting this amazing wedding this past weekend! Everything from the floral arrangements to the catering was perfect. Check out the photos from Great Tucker Photo below. A special thank you to the… Read More

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“It’s Not Easy Being Green” – The Retreat at French’s Point

By On March 12, 2018

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day and all things green, we share sentiments from our favorite frog about our big, old, beautiful Retreat building…   It’s not that easy being green;… Read More

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Recommended Local Lodging: Belfast Harbor Inn

By On February 12, 2018

French’s Point wants to make choosing your overnight local lodging accommodations easy and accessible to you and your guests looking for a place to stay in Midcoast Maine. One of our favorite… Read More

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A Weekend Winter Wedding Itinerary for French’s Point

By On February 5, 2018

Winter Weddings at French’s Point are always a favorite of ours. Enjoy a weekend wedding celebration with family and friends, fireplaces and warm drinks! Go snowshoeing on our backyard trails, sledding, or… Read More

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9 Things To Do After You’re Engaged

By On January 29, 2018

Maybe you’re newly engaged, or perhaps you expect your special someone might pop the question any time. Here’s what to do after you say “Yes!” 1) You’re Engaged, Soak It In Take… Read More

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A Sweet Summer Wedding in June

By On January 22, 2018

Carolyn & TJ Saturday, June 10, 2017 As we begin to shift our focus to the year ahead and another wedding season of hosting beautiful milestone celebrations for our guests here at… Read More

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Tips for a Successful Wedding Weekend

By On January 1, 2018

Weddings are among the few events in our lives when nearly everyone we know and love is gathered in one place. That’s why so many couples are extending their weddings beyond the… Read More

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Maine Made Gifts: Swans Island Company

By On December 18, 2017

We are so blessed to live in Maine, and not just because of the warm, sunny summers and the picturesque white winters, but because Maine is home to a large number of… Read More