June 28th, 2011

A Brief History of French’s Point

What we know and love today as the French’s Point estate has roots dating back nearly 250 years – a history to which both illicit rum smugglers and law-abiding churchgoers hold a claim. Col. Benjamin Shute in 1764 bought 100 acres of land on the bay, where he built a log cabin and later added…

June 23rd, 2011

Maine Wedding Florist: Vendor Feature – Flora Fauna

In the coming weeks, we’ll introduce you to some of the top-notch Maine wedding vendors we’ve worked with at French’s Point. This month, meet Judy Bourgeois, owner of Flora Fauna in North Yarmouth, Maine, a floral design studio where flowers are just one part of making your dream event come true. What drew you to…

June 21st, 2011

Things To Do: Fort Point State Park

Just across the harbor from French’s Point you’ll find Fort Point State Park, a historic site with dynamite water views, hiking and biking trails, and more than a mile of rocky shoreline. Located three miles off Route 1 in Stockton Springs, the 120-acre park sits on a long peninsula where the Penobscot River meets Penobscot…

June 20th, 2011

Real Maine Wedding: Martha and Eliot on Memorial Day Weekend

Photographer: Michelle Turner Photography Ceremony Site: Fort Knox Historic Site Reception Site: French’s Point Estate Guest Accommodations: Belfast Harbor Inn Family Accommodations: Hersey Retreat Cottage and Charming Maine Beach Cottage Officiant: Stephen Tracey Tent:  Sperry Tents Floral Design: Branch Pond Flowers & Gifts Ceremony Music: Opus Trio Reception Music: J. Biddy Fireworks: Central Maine Pyrotechnics…

June 16th, 2011

CEO Corner: From Jessika Brooks

It’s been almost a century since my grandmother’s uncle purchased a rustic cottage on French’s Point, a family hideaway where years later my siblings and I would spend our summers playing in the woods and running along the beaches. Back then, the stunning estate we know today was home to a simple summer camp and…

June 9th, 2011

Maine Spring Wedding Part 2 : Create a Wonderful Seasonal Menu

Following on Tuesday’s post, here is part 2 of creating a Maine spring seasonal menu! The question: formal multi-course seated dinner or buffet with a variety of stations? It’s really up to you and what best suits your needs as a couple. There is no right or wrong format. Lately, we’ve been hosting a lot…

June 7th, 2011

Maine Spring Wedding Part 1: Create a Wonderful Seasonal Menu

We love helping couples plan their wedding day menus in the springtime because the options are abundant and it’s simply the best time of the year to serve what’s beautiful and fresh. Many of our couples come to us asking what is locally available at the time of their wedding because Maine is known for…

May 2nd, 2011

Summer Wedding Planning Inspiration

Are you planning a summer wedding and in the midst of figuring out a fun itinerary for your guests? We share some interesting ideas with our friends at Real Maine Weddings. Check out our guest blog called a Summer Wedding, Step by Step. Let us know what you think.