Since the 1800s, families have journeyed to midcoast Maine to experience the unique natural wonder that can only be found here. Visitors came to French’s Point seeking the tranquility and the restorative effects of the sound of waves lapping the shore and the intoxicating scent of beach roses and pine needles floating on the salty breeze. Ninety years ago, our family settled here, taken with the unaltered beauty of this place.
Today, we open our estate to guests as a vacation rental on the ocean in Maine. We steward the legacy of hosting private milestone gatherings & wedding celebrations here on beaches and along the shore of Penobscot Bay. This allows us the opportunity to share this wondrous gift with our guests while preserving this unique property & ensuring it will endure being enjoyed by generations to come.
French’s Point offers 14 sprawling oceanfront acres, bordered by 100 acres of State Preserve here on the beautiful coast of Maine, affording our visitors’ complete privacy and sanctuary from the whirling din of the outside world. Together, the seaside estate house and the restored saltwater farmhouse offer beautiful lodging for 20 to 40 guests and a vast number of waterfront gathering spaces for intimate retreats of 20, or celebrations of up to 150.
Come together with loved ones. Celebrate life’s sweetest moments, reconnect, share in unique experiences, and make memories that will last a lifetime, as you can only do when you are truly at home.
Create an experience that reflects your vision by assembling your chosen team of providers that will highlight the things that matter most to you.
Thank you very much for all of your time, support, ideas and warm over the past 12 months! From the day we met you over doughnuts & contimplated (for way too long) while sitting on your couch, to your thoughtful support in reserving to countless verbage random question emails and calls, you alsway made us feel cared for and like a priority - whether our wedding was months away or days away.
While French's Point is obviously a one-of-a-kind place with a beautiful backdrop and special history, you and your team were and are a substaintial part of making it a one-of-a-kind experience. We are very grateful we got to work with you on such a special weekend in our lives, and our freidns and family shared countless compliments about you, Nicole, and of course, the property.
We genuinely hope we can see you again when we're in Maine, and perhaps down the road, hold another memorable celebration at French's Point. In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Amanda & Phil
Everything about FP is perfect. We traveled to Maine to be married, and we found it online. We signed sight-unseen and visited once prior to our wedding weekend. It was nerve-wracking, but now we cannot recommend FP enough! The venue is gorgeous. 100% of our guests traveled from out of town, and many were annoyed to travel to Maine. Once everyone saw FP, they fell in love with it. It's the most beautiful spot, and many told us it was the prettiest wedding location they’d ever seen. The grounds and estate are stunning. You have so many things there: getting ready rooms, honeymoon suite, ballrooms, and a covered tent. It’s all included. Then there's a gorgeous 12-bedroom rental home next door (with 13 bathrooms). It’s so much fun walking between FP and the house. There are fire pits, beaches, volleyball courts, and tons of land. We loved having our bridal party stay together. The reason we LOVED FP was the customer service the week of the wedding. The team is amazing. They took care of every detail and once we communicated our plans, we handed it off to them & they handled every single thing. They are the most professional, yet warm people to work with!
There will never be enough words to describe how happy and satisfied we were with French’s Point (and Jessika & Nicole)! We found French’s Point in a magazine and just knew we had to set up a tour. From the second we walked into the venue we fell in love with it and couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Jessika and Nicole were incredible to work with, they always made time to answer our questions, give us suggestions, and help turn our dream wedding into a reality. Nicole was our wedding coordinator and we cherished and valued the relationship – Nicole was attentive, polite, professional, accommodating, timely, and understanding.
We had both our rehearsal dinner and wedding at French’s Point. The venue is out of a dream – an exquisite estate right on the water. Our guests stayed at Beach Rose Farm House for the weekend, which was equally as beautiful. Our extended family members stayed at other houses located on or near the property, which was very convenient as everything was in walking distance once our guests arrived.
Our wedding day is one we want to relive over and over again, in large part because of the location. We are so happy we chose French’s Point – beautiful, timeless and classy. It is unlike any other wedding venue. Every guest was blown away by the sheer and unique beauty and we continue to receive compliments daily!
My husband and I got married here in July, and could not be more thankful we chose French's Point. From the very beginning to end, the owners and staff were exceptionally professional, organized, and available for suggestions, questions, and concerns. Most importantly, they are genuinely kind-hearted people who don't just run a business - they clearly find joy in serving their clients.
The venue itself is exactly as pictured - views are breathtaking, property is beautifully maintained (by the entire family :) and is overall just... so peaceful.
We rented both the Farm House and Retreat for the weekend and all our guests couldn't stop raving about the accommodations, quality of service, and venue as a whole. We recommend without reservation!
Dear Jessika, Nicole, & the entire exceptional staff at French's Point,
We truly cannot thank you all enough for a more beautiful or perfect weekend. From the moment the four of us first stepped on site we fell in love, and every one of our family & friends felt the same when they arrived. There is something special beyond words about French's Point, and you can see and fee the care & attention that goes into every space, both inside & out. The Retreat was an absolute dream to stay in all weekend and no one ever wanted to leave, and the shared spaces were all so beautiful and warm that everyone there felt welcomed. The Farm House was loved by the entire wedding party, and each room was perfects and appreciated. Last but certainly not least the tent and grounds were stunning & needed nothing to be wedding ready, and the many photos Brendan captured say it all. We have all reflected often about how beautiful and perfect everything was for the entire weekend, and cannot thank you enough for making it a truly unforgettable event. We will hold the fondest memories at French's Point always, and are so grateful to have been able to work with such a wonderful and special group of people. Thank you for everything.
Laura & Robert
Our October wedding at French’s Point was simply amazing. Back in the planning stages, we had plans to tour six or seven other venues, but we canceled all our other tours after we toured French’s Point because we knew we’d just seen something special and that it wouldn’t get any better.
We were right. Everything about the estate is amazing–the location, the view, the estate house itself. It’s warm, welcoming, and elegant. The staff is sweet, encouraging, communicative, and helpful. They provided us with suggestions and inspiration that made our day unique and fun.
If you book the venue, you should also consider booking the adjacent farmhouse for your family and wedding party. It’s a quaint, cozy, and adorable place to stay, but it’s also incredibly handy to have the wedding party within walking distance of the venue. We were so happy we made the choice to book the farmhouse too!
I can’t thank Jessika and Nicole enough; they were amazing, and I get misty just thinking about what a wonderful day they helped us create. I loved everything about it! We even battled a little rain and couldn’t get married outside at the gazebo like we planned, but it didn’t for one second feel like a compromise to get married in the lovely estate. This place is just heaven!
I didn’t know a lot about what I wanted for my wedding but I knew I wanted to be married on the water, but not on sand, because heels and sand don’t mix. Well after searching around, my husband found the perfect wedding venue to fit that criteria, French’s Point in Stockton Springs, Maine. My mom went to go and tour it since we live out on the west coast, and immediately they said that this was the perfect place for us. With gorgeous panoramic views of the bay, and the secluded private event feel, it gave us a breathtaking wedding that we both always desired. From their many fire-pits, to amazing tent, to cozy farmhouse rentals, the property gave us everything and more.
There were a few challenges during the planning period as the venue was going through some major changes at the time and has since altered the way they book the events but the team was very responsive and helpful through many scheduling phone calls. They were patient and understanding of our cross country communication, as we live in CA. Come wedding weekend, we were able to sit back and truly relax as family and friends the way we desired and the team was attentive to all our needs. And when the actual day came, Nicole was there to make sure everything ran smoothly, and hopefully enjoyed the fun times we had during our photo shoot. I would definitely recommend French’s Point as the best authentic Maine wedding destination!
We had our daughter's wedding at French's Point in July 2017 but started our relationship with the French's Point staff long before. For the months leading up to the big day, we received excellent resources and assistance from the French's Point staff. All our questions were answered quickly and professionally. On the day before and for the rehearsal, the staff was ready and prepared to address and handle all the details. On the actual wedding day, we were in excellent hands and French's Point served as a perfect venue for the bridal party's getting ready time and for the special afternoon and evening our families and guests enjoyed. From the staff to the beautiful home and grounds, French's Point served as a lovely setting for our daughter's wedding memories.
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 our 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!
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!
We had an amazing wedding weekend at French's Point. My favorite part was being able to have all of our closest family and friends on site with us in nearby cottages for the entire weekend so we had extra quality time with everyone. I had been nervous about the location being hard to get to because we had so many people coming from out of town, many of them from the west coast, but everyone raved about French's Point and used it as an opportunity to explore the Maine coast. I did find it confusing at times to keep track of what the facility provides versus what you are responsible for providing - but this is no fault of the staff. They were very helpful in answering all my questions and made sure things went off without a hitch!
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.