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The Best Wedding Rain Plan!

By On July 29, 2019

Rain on your wedding day does not have to be the end-all of your wedding day excitement! Here are some fun rainy-day features you can bring to life during your wedding weekend… Read More

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Retreat House Catering Kitchen

By On July 22, 2019

Our 1,200 sq. ft. catering kitchen is located on the lower level of the Retreat House and is available to licensed and insured caterers approved by our office for meal preparation for… Read More

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French’s Point Availability for 2020 & 2021

By On July 15, 2019

French’s Point 2019, 2020 & 2021 availability by the numbers… There are 26 weekends May-October. We only host one celebration a weekend to allow each client and their guests ample time for… Read More

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FAQ: How Do I Reserve French’s Point?

By On June 17, 2019

When you determine French’s Point is the right choice of venue for your gathering, securing your weekend is quite simple: Request your reservation for your date via email or phone. A virtual… Read More

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How To Plan an Event or Ceremony on The Farm Beach

By On June 10, 2019

The Private Farm Beach is an idyllic seaside setting for a rehearsal dinner celebration or ceremony. It has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years since we installed a new… Read More

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FAQ: How is the Lodging Block Fee Paid?

By On June 3, 2019

Typically, your guests cover the expense for their lodging in the guest suites. As the host, you assign your guests to the suites. By reserving French’s Point, you are guaranteeing the lodging… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: The Salt Box Cafe

By On May 27, 2019

“The SaltBox Cafe is Maine’s only Tiny House Food Truck serving gourmet breakfasts, lunches and beverages in Bethel and Portland!” ~The Salt Box Cafe   How long have you been operating your… Read More

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FAQ: Do We Have to Clean Up After Our Stay?

By On May 20, 2019

We ask that you remove all trash, recycling and redeemables to the designated receptacles, remove your personal effects & food, return furnishings to their original locations and leave the property in the… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Churchill Events

By On May 13, 2019

Our mission is to provide the finest service, event planning, and creative cuisine available. ~Churchill Events How long have you been operating your business? 23 years   What inspired your passion for… Read More

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FAQ: What Are The Fees To Reserve French’s Point?

By On May 6, 2019

French’s Point is… A year-round, oceanfront, vacation rental estate, offered exclusively to one group of guests for the weekend to ensure complete privacy & an abundance of time with loved ones. A… Read More

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FAQ: How Many Guests Can Stay at French’s Point?

By On April 22, 2019

Our two beautiful homes at French’s Point offer comfortable lodging in 20 guest rooms, in a total of 18 suites with en suite bathrooms for 20 to 50 of your friends and… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Blush Bridal & Formal

By On April 15, 2019

Blush is New England’s only independently [female] owned multi-location bridal & formal wear store. With convenient locations in Portland, Bangor, and Presque Isle, we provide a luxury experience at affordable price points.… Read More

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What Style of Venue is French’s Point?

By On April 8, 2019

Maine offers two different kinds of wedding venues to suit couples’ needs: All-inclusive Locations:  Resorts, inns, and restaurants Blank Canvas Properties Summer camps, private homes, farms, fields, and orchards French’s Point: A… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Bear Brook Bakery

By On April 1, 2019

Bear Brook Bakery, located in New  Gloucester, Maine, specializes in providing beautiful custom wedding cakes, event cakes, gourmet cupcakes and sweets. A limited number of orders are accepted as Melissa prides herself on… Read More

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How to Make Coffee & Coffee Station Supplies

By On March 25, 2019

At French’s Point, we have 3 guest coffee stations: one in the Farm House residential kitchen, another in the Retreat House residential kitchen, and one located on the Second Level of the… Read More

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How Many Chairs Do I Order For My Wedding Ceremony?

By On March 19, 2019

When you select a blank canvas wedding venue, like French’s Point, you will need to work alongside a rental provider to streamline all your wedding weekend rentals. One of the rental items… Read More

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Spring Wedding Weekend Itinerary

By On March 18, 2019

Thursday 12:00PM Get your marriage license from the Stockton Springs Town Office between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. to make it official! The Stockton Springs Town Office is not open on Friday.… Read More

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Food Trucks at French’s Point

By On March 15, 2019

Couples are always looking for ways to make their wedding weekend experience fun, memorable and unique. Because weddings are so trend influenced, the food truck movement has made it’s way into the… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Heather of Bar Harbor Catering Company

By On March 11, 2019

“At Bar Harbor Catering Company, we’re foodies with an extreme case of wanderlust. Our mission is to produce extraordinary events with legendary customer service and modern Maine cuisine, created by happy people.”… Read More

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A Neighborhood Wedding Celebration

By On February 25, 2019

We are blessed… for so many reasons. One of the things that we cherish most about our work here at French’s Point is that our celebrations are all about family & milestone… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Pinch Me Planning

By On February 18, 2019

“Whatever the occasion is, Pinch Me Planning is here to help with all the details. From day-of coordination down to table design and envelope stuffing, Pinch Me Planning wants to make the… Read More

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The Story Behind The Family Tree

By On February 14, 2019

Did you know the tree in our logo has a story behind it? Back in 1885, when the church built the first cottage on the site that the Retreat House now stands,… Read More

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Wi-Fi At French’s Point

By On February 11, 2019

For your convenience, there is guest Wi-Fi at French’s Point that extends throughout all four levels of the Retreat House and all three Levels of the Farm House. The Wi-Fi extends outside… Read More

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What Size Table Linen Should I Order?

By On February 4, 2019

For your wedding, we always recommend ordering table linens that flow all the way to the ground. This way the tables appear more formal and elegant, the legs of the folding tables… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: From This Day Forward

By On January 14, 2019

How long have you been operating your business? I started “From This Day Forward” in 1999 to focus on brides looking for on-site makeup services. A salon in Boothbay Harbor had heard… Read More

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Check Out Information

By On January 7, 2019

If you are hosting a stay at French’s Point, we want you and your family to have a smooth check out without surprises. As the host of of a reservation at French’s Point, in… Read More

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Happy New Year From Our Family To Yours!

By On December 31, 2018

French’s Point wants to wish you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with endless memories and heart-warming milestone celebrations!    … Read More

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Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours!

By On December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas from our French’s Point family to yours! May this day bring you peace, joy and a reason to celebrate!  … Read More

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What’s Included In The Gathering Fee?

By On December 18, 2018

The amenities that are included in the Gathering Fee are quite vast and provide an incredible value you will not find at any other venue. The Gathering Fee includes the following amenities… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Posh + Walker

By On December 17, 2018

Are you the type of person who always wants to give a thoughtful personal gift but you don’t have time to find it, buy it, and send it? Posh + Walker has… Read More

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Real Review: Heaven. Just Heaven.

By On December 10, 2018

Jessica & Zachary Married on October 13th, 2018 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,… Read More

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Vendor Spotlight: Espresso Dave’s Coffee Catering

By On December 3, 2018

“Espresso Dave’s provides espresso carts and specialty coffee bars at weddings, brunches, showers, after-parties, and special events throughout New England. We offer hand-crafted, hot, iced, and frozen espresso-based drinks including cappuccinos, espressos, lattes,… Read More

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Real Review: Stunning Venue, Friendly Team!

By On November 26, 2018

Melanie & Cornelius Married on May 26th, 2018 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… Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours

By On November 22, 2018

Photography by Rachael Anderson… Read More

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House Captains

By On November 12, 2018

French’s Point is a family-owned and operated vacation rental home. We kindly ask that you care for our home as you would your own during your stay, and return the home to… Read More

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Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe

By On November 10, 2018

For me, Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday; one infused with beautiful memories of my family through the years, paralleled with the opportunity to create new memories alongside those we love most. We… Read More

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Sample Winter Wedding Weekend Itinerary

By On October 28, 2018

At French’s Point, no matter the season, each wedding hosted here is a reflection of our couples and their vision for the experience they wish to share with their family and friends.… Read More

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Join Us for a Special Event on November 10th

By On October 22, 2018

Are you seeking a waterfront wedding venue for a private weekend celebration? One that feels like vacation and a reunion, with a wedding at the heart of it all. Join us for… Read More

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Fall Weekend Wedding Itinerary

By On October 10, 2018

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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Most Frequent Full-Service Caterers at French’s Point in 2018

By On October 8, 2018

Did you know that you can choose your own wedding vendor team at French’s Point?  You select the vendors that align with your vision, budget and priorities. In Maine, we are blessed… Read More

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Real Review: Recommend Without Reservation

By On September 24, 2018

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,… Read More

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5 Things That Take More Time Than You Think

By On September 17, 2018

Our dear friend, Maria Northcott, the owner of A Sweet Start, travels the State of Maine as the most wonderful wedding officiate. She provides her couples with meaningful, customized, worry-free wedding ceremonies,… Read More

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Featured Partner: Kristyn Plamondon of Square Deal

By On September 6, 2018

As a proud property owner in Maine, there is nothing more important to me than family. But right after my family, comes the priority of partnering with and supporting small, family-owned businesses… Read More

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Virtual Tour of The Retreat House at French’s Point

By On August 31, 2018

As we do almost every year, this past winter season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order.… Read More

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Your Home For The Holidays

By On August 17, 2018

We love spending time with our family here at French’s Point. Family is really what this place is all about, our family and yours. Some of my favorite memories of this place… Read More

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A Little Help From Our (New) Friends

By On August 13, 2018

In 2017, we began hosting J1 Visa Work/Travel Exchange Students from Russia. We hosted four sweet, hard-working, dedicated girls. They joined our tiny family team that cares for the grounds and homes… Read More

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Guest Room Air Conditioning: Domestic Air Conditioning

By On August 6, 2018

Guests often ask if we have or need air conditioning at French’s Point. The reality is that the architect Wilfred E. Mansur, who designed the retreat house, did so to take advantage… Read More

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Tour French’s Point

By On July 19, 2018

Are you ready to visit French’s Point to see if it is a good fit for your gathering? To ensure privacy for our guests and families while they vacation here at French’s… Read More

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Welcome Centers

By On July 16, 2018

Welcoming Your Guests: To aid in making the arrival process for your family as simple as possible and remove your need to check them in individually, we created Welcome Centers in the… Read More

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Featured Textile Partner: Molly Hutchins of On Board Fabrics

By On July 12, 2018

There is nothing more important to me than family. But right after family, comes the priority of partnering with and supporting small, family-owned businesses in Maine that help us ensure our guests… Read More

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Supplies for Your Stay

By On July 2, 2018

To maximize the enjoyment of your stay, we suggest you and your guests bring the following provisions:   Attire: We suggest:   Dress in Layers (Maine weather tends to change over the… Read More

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French’s Point Legacy – Maybel “May” Harris Brooks

By On June 21, 2018

June 21, 1917-June 27, 2009 May Brooks, my sweet paternal grandmother would be 101 years old today. I miss her every day. She was a large presence in my life and really… Read More

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Check In For Your Stay

By On June 11, 2018

If you are hosting a stay at French’s Point, we want you and your family to have a smooth arrival without surprises, know what to expect while you are here, and enjoy… Read More

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The Retreat House Suite 4: The Brewer Family Suite

By On June 4, 2018

As we do almost every winter, the season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also… Read More

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The Retreat House Top-Level Apartment: The Brooks Family Nest

By On June 3, 2018

As we do almost every winter, the season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also… Read More

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Sail Cloth Tent

By On May 29, 2018

Our brand-new sail cloth tent is up and gleaming in the spring sunshine today… pennants waving in the breeze. I can see many a happy celebration enjoyed in the shade of this… Read More

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The Retreat House Suite 3: The Gay Bean Dion Suite

By On May 21, 2018

As we do almost every winter, this season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also… 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: The May Harris Suite

By On May 11, 2018

As we do almost every winter, the season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also… Read More

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The Retreat House Suite 1: The Reginald Perry Suite

By On May 4, 2018

As we do almost every winter, the season was spent completing a number of major maintenance and repair projects to keep our beautiful buildings and grounds in top working order. We also… 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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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

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Ten Year Wedding Anniversary

By On March 21, 2018

“I took one look at you That’s all I meant to do And my heart stood still.” – Lorenz Hart “My Heart Stood Still”  Somehow, in the blink of an eye, ten… Read More

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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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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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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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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

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Local Lodging: Belfast Bay Inn & Suites

By On December 18, 2017

Once named one of America’s coolest small towns by USA Today, Belfast is an economic and cultural hub of midcoast Maine. Brimming with art galleries, old sea captains’ mansions and charming shops,… Read More

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Local Lodging: Yankee Clipper

By On December 15, 2017

About The Yankee Clipper is owned and operated by Michael, who also owns the Belfast Harbor Inn. Guests tell us often that the proximity of the two hotels is a convenient way… Read More

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Maine Made Gifts: Dean’s Sweets

By On December 6, 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

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Maine Made Gifts: Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections

By On December 5, 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

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Maine Made Gifts: Black Dinah Chocolatiers

By On December 4, 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

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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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How Do I Make Lodging Blocks?

By On October 23, 2017

Almost every wedding that takes place at French’s Point is a family affair for our clients. With such a momentous occasion to look forward to, it is very common for family to offer… 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

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

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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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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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FAQ: Do We Have to Clean Up After Our Stay?

By On August 19, 2019

French’s Point is a family vacation home rental property. We ask that you remove all trash, recycling and redeemables to the designated receptacles in the dumpster enclosure, remove your personal effects &… Read More

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FAQ: What Role Does French’s Point’s Team Play During Our Stay?

By On August 12, 2019

French’s Point‘s team provides support related to the venue, in advance of your stay, during your stay, during your events, and during your departure. Our Property Manager, Nicole Lesher, will be your… Read More