Published December 17th, 2013
Stepping outside lately into the bitter cold Maine winter makes it feel like summer is a lifetime away. The truth is, however, it will be here before we know it, and we’re already getting pretty excited. Not only will we have our new tent pad installed, but we also have so many wonderful couples coming to celebrate their weddings with us in the coming months that we can hardly wait for wedding season! With that in mind, we’ve been thinking about all of the amazing things to do around here in the summer, not only on site, but also right around the corner from here. So, what’s our ideal wedding weekend itinerary look like?
First, we’d start with a Friday morning arrival in Stockton Springs. After checking into your accommodations, head over to French’s Point for a leisurely stroll around the property and down to the beautiful beach. From there, the bridesmaids can head into downtown Belfast for manis and pedis at Glow. While the ladies are getting pampered, the men can sneak in a round of golf at the Samoset Golf Course.
Rendezvous back at French’s Point for your wedding rehearsal. After you’ve got your ducks in a row ceremony-wise, head out to our waterfront terraces for a lobster bake overlooking the ocean! Your friends and family will be blown away by this completely “Maine” experience.
Wake up feeling refreshed, and take a big gulp of Maine ocean air. Nothing quite soothes the pre-wedding jitters like looking out over the perfect Maine coast. While the bride and her maids are in hair and makeup preparation for the main event in the bridal boudoir at French’s Point Estate, the groom and his men can enjoy friendly competition with a game of bocce ball or volleyball on our expansive Recreation Lawn.
In the afternoon, it’s time to say your “I do’s”. Our beautiful Gazebo is the perfect place to gather your guests for your ceremony. Make your walk down the aisle along our stone pathway, and share your first kiss as husband and wife against nature’s most stunning backdrop – the Atlantic Ocean!
Enjoy cocktail on the vast terrace while your guests soak in the views and then share with your guests a wonderful dining experience inside of our beautiful Estate.
Wake up Sunday morning as newlyweds, and enjoy a brunch with friends and family. After seeing them off, enjoy a mini-moon of a lifetime at West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor! Enjoy coffee on your balcony each morning and dinner in the midcoast’s finest restaurants in the evenings as you two slowly settle in to life together.