6 Reasons Why Getting Married at a Private, Oceanfront Estate in Maine is Simply Magical

Published March 25th, 2023

Getting married is one of the most momentous & exciting events in a person’s life. Choosing the perfect venue & setting for your celebration is essential to making the day magically unforgettable. Here are 6 reasons why getting married at a private, oceanfront estate in Maine is simply magical:

1. Stunning & Unique Photo Opportunities

With its historic architecture & beautiful gardens at our Coastal Maine Estate, French’s Point provides numerous picturesque settings to immortalize the experience, with unique, creative wedding photos & cinematography that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Greta Tucker Photography

2. Multiple Event Settings For All of Your Weekend Events, Rain or Shine

Large estates, like French’s Point, not only offer locations for the wedding day festivities (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner & dancing reception), that you would find at a traditional wedding venue.. But they also offer varied locations for other weekend festivities & events such as a Welcome Dinner, Rehearsal Dinner, group activities & games, wedding party preparations, & a Farewell Brunch. Estate venues often offer a range of indoor and outdoor spaces that can be customized to suit your specific wedding vision. With its oceanfront setting, large beautifully-landscaped gardens, sailcloth tent, formal ballroom, outdoor & indoor event spaces, French’s Point offers a variety of locations that can be customized to suit your vision. Rain or shine, the estate offers settings for all of your weekend events, with beautiful rain-location alternatives available as necessary.

Danielle Brady Photography

3. Unparalleled Privacy & Exclusivity

An estate wedding allows you to have exclusive use of the property, ensuring a more private wedding experience. Most traditional wedding venues, like clubs, hotels & resorts, are not closed to the public during events. A private estate like French’s Point provides exclusive reservation of the entire estate, to one group at a time. This results in intimacy & privacy, because the only people in attendance are the guests you choose to invite, and the team of vendors that you choose to hire.

Emily Blake Photography

4. Quality Time With Your Guests

 A weekend wedding at an estate provides you & your guests with more time to connect & relax, which they will likely never experience at other weddings that they attend. Many traditional wedding venues offer the use of one location for a single day, or for a limited number of hours. A private estate like French’s Point, offers an exclusive reservation of the entire estate for the weekend. This provides more time to enjoy with your guests, both during events & in the downtime between activities. This results in a more relaxed pace for the hosts & their guests, and more of a vacation-like experience for everyone in attendance.

Rachel Buckley Weddings

5. Choice of Vendor Team & Experience

Most estate wedding venues offer their clients a list of preferred wedding professionals to engage for their weekend, such as event planners, caterers, designers, entertainment, photographers, etc. This makes the planning easy for couples & allows couples to select vendors that align with their vision, preferences & budget. These vendors bring dreams to life & make celebrations unique & personal. Unlike traditional venues, that provide the food & beverage service in house, with minimums to meet, a limited list of vendor services to choose from & a set timeline to follow. Private estate venues offer more options & frequent opportunities for personalization, which results in more memorable & enjoyable celebrations & control over where couples invest in their budgets. Couples, therefore, can spend in the areas of key importance to them.  View our French’s Point Preferred Vendor Directory here.

Jaimee Morse Photography

6. Onsite Accommodations

Many estates offer lodging onsite for some, or all of your guests, making planning & logistics simpler. This also allows for a weekend wedding experience & a more vacation-like feel. As part of a weekend reservation, French’s Point provides lodging in our three beautiful homes at the estate, with a total of 26 guest suites, to host & lodge 28-60 of your dearest friends & family.

If you’re dreaming of an oceanfront wedding weekend in Maine, a Private, Oceanfront Estate will provide you and your guests with cherished memories & everlasting magic! Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover the beauty & grandeur of a French’s Point, Maine estate wedding for yourself. 

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