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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

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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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The Retreat House: Suite 3

By On May 21, 2018

Suite 3 is our largest suite with a king size bed, massive ocean view deck and en suite bathroom.    … Read More

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What To Wear To A Wedding

By On May 14, 2018

Informing your guests of the level of formality of your wedding day may feel like a daunting task. Our friends at The Black Tux have created a way to make this process… Read More

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The Retreat House: Suite 2

By On May 11, 2018

Suite 2, (my personal favorite) has a king bedroom with spacious en suite bathroom with claw foot tub, glass walk-in shower, and private partially covered balcony with swinging beds and hammock chairs. … Read More

French's Point: The Retreat House Suite 1: Family Rental Home, Wedding Venue, Coastal Maine Lodging, Destination, Oceanside Water Views - Rachael Anderson Photography
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The Retreat House: Suite 1

By On May 4, 2018

Suite 1 has two adjoining king bedrooms with water views and a shared, updated en suite bathroom.   … Read More

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2 Different Styles of Wedding Photography

By On April 30, 2018

As a newly engaged couple, you have many vendors to book for your wedding day and one of the key professionals is the photographer. This might be the first time you’ve ever… Read More

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The Beginning of Our Season

By On April 23, 2018

This week, we kick off our 2018 season after a winter of renovations at the Retreat House. I am beyond excited to share with our couple, their family and friends the fruits… Read More

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Local Lodging: Fireside Inn & Suites

By On April 16, 2018

Much like our views at French’s Point, every room at this award winning inn and restaurant has a view of the beautiful Penobscot Bay.  Their double rooms boast 2 queen beds, air… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Greta Tucker Photography

By On April 9, 2018

French’s Point is excited to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings & milestone celebrations at our waterfront estate memorable and meaningful. This series will showcase… Read More

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Retreat House Recreation Room Reveal

By On April 2, 2018

We are working away putting the finishing touches on a long winter’s effort to enhance the Retreat House here at French’s Point.  Over the coming weeks, we will be revealing the fruit… Read More

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How to Avoid Wedding Budget Creep

By On March 26, 2018

In French’s Point’s Wedding Budget Series, I’ve spent some time discussing how important it is for couples to discuss their finances as they relate to their wedding early in the planning process… Read More