Are you seeking a location 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 and feels like home?
French’s Point is…
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, privacy, and the 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 for your special gathering to make memories that will last a lifetime. Make our estate your home.
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
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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
Click here for more detail about the Farm House
We offer a variety of scenic locations to host a ceremony, 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, we are proud to provide our preferred vendor directory of top wedding and event professionals, ensuring quality performance. These talented vendors have helped to establish Maine as one of the country’s leading private destination event & wedding locations.
Our vacation rental property offers lodging in the twenty guest rooms in our two beautiful homes. The entire estate is offered to one group of guests at a time, ensuring unparalleled privacy. Unlike a hotel or resort, the host that reserves French’s Point assigns the rooms for their guests. Please contact your host for details.
Both homes are appointed with:
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The Mid Coast of Maine offers a broad range of lodging, with styles and price points that appeal to the varied preferences of visitors.
AREA COTTAGE RENTALS
For guests looking to turn their time in Maine into a vacation, a rental home or cottage may be an ideal option. 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
For guests that prefer traditional hotel-style lodging, the region has a bounty of offerings, from modern waterfront hotels, family-friendly resorts, and Victorian-style inns & bed and breakfasts. Please see our list for recommended options to meet your guest’s needs.
French’s Point is ideally set in the heart of the mid coast region. Visitors have access to some of the best restaurants, shops, galleries, and recreational activities in Maine. Guests can explore the quintessential coastal villages of Camden, Belfast, Bucksport, Blue Hill, and Ellsworth.
Fly into to Boston, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Portland, ME or Bangor International Airport (BGR), a short 40-minute drive from French’s Point. Because the area is ripe with attractions in every direction, the Mid Coast is best enjoyed by a car. Bus, taxi and car service is also available in the region.
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!
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.
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! ...
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!
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!
If you want a quintessential, classic, coastal Maine wedding, I guarantee you this place will not disappoint!