Fall Maine Wedding Weekend Itinerary at French's Point Estate
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Fall Maine Wedding Itinerary

By On September 18, 2017

Here in Maine, Fall wedding celebrations have become increasingly common, and now rival the summer season for the most sought-after wedding dates. We’re seeing the same trends here at French’s Point. Our… 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

Wedding Day Emergency Kit Items | Photo by Kim Chapman Photography
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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

By On September 4, 2017

Let’s start off by saying, we hope everything on your wedding day goes off without a hitch. However, with all of the logistics to think about, the many people participating in the… 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

Things to do in Midcoast Maine for your French's Point coastal Maine wedding | Rebecca Arthurs Photography
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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

6 Tips for Giving the Perfect Wedding Toast | Emily Delamater Photography
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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

Choosing the first dance song for your Maine wedding at French's Point waterfront wedding venue
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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

How much should we tip our wedding vendors? Tipping advice from a Maine wedding venue with years of experience.
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How Much Should We Tip Our Wedding Vendors?

By On May 22, 2017

You, and the wedding vendor team that you select, will spend countless hours going over the details of your wedding celebration to be sure everything runs smoothly. Each and every wedding vendor… 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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Resource Guide for French’s Point Couples 2017

By On March 27, 2017

Here at French’s Point, our main goal is making sure you have the wedding of your dreams. This isn’t just something we say, we actively work to ensure that you have everything… Read More

Greenery Wedding Inspiration from Maine's best wedding venue
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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

Craft beer in your Maine wedding | Joanna Thyer Photography
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Craft Beer in Your Maine Wedding

By On March 13, 2017

When you think of Maine you probably think of lobsters, moose, pine trees, and weddings. What you might not think of is beer. Well, we’re here to introduce you to the thriving… Read More

Tips for planning the rehearsal dinner and welcome reception | Mikhail Glabets Lifestyle Photography
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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

romantic wedding poems for your coastal Maine wedding
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5 Romantic Wedding Poems

By On February 14, 2017

One of the best ways to personalize and customize your wedding is by adding a special, meaningful romantic poem that sums up how you feel about one another. You can either read… Read More

Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation | Lauren Rachel Custom Wedding Invitation Design
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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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5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

By On January 26, 2017

At French’s Point, we understand that our couples are seeking customized, meaningful, personal celebrations. For this reason, we encourage you to assemble your own dream team of wedding vendors to create the… Read More

Rain on Your Wedding Day | Hailey Tash Photography
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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

Let's Talk About Money: Wedding Budgeting | Photo by Alejandro Escamilla
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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

Real French's Point Wedding: Chantelle & Shay | Cuppa Photography
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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

Vendor Spotlight: Seacoast Harbor Events | Photo by Emily Delamater Photography
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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

Drafting Your Wedding Vendor Team | Photo by Greta Tucker Photography, Catering by Bar Harbor Catering
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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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French’s Point Guiding Principles

By On October 17, 2016

The point of land upon which our coastal Maine wedding venue sits, French’s Point, was formed long ago when the glaciers that shaped the Eastern seaboard slipped into the sea. God made… 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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Hersey Retreat Road Cottage Series: Davis Cottage

By On August 28, 2017

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available… Read More

Signature cocktail recipes for coastal Maine weddings | Danielle Brady Photography
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French’s Point Maine Blueberry Signature Cocktails

By On August 7, 2017

If you are looking for creative ways to personalize your wedding, one suggestion is featuring one or two “signature cocktails” at the bar.  If you and your sweetie have a special cocktail that you always… Read More

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Hersey Retreat Cottage Series: Cousin’s Cottage

By On July 31, 2017

One of the wonderful things about French’s Point Estate is that in addition to more traditional hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, there is an extensive network of nearby houses and cottages available for rent.… Read More

French's Point Vendor Spotlight: David Murray Weddings
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Vendor Spotlight: David Murray Weddings

By On July 17, 2017

French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of… Read More