How To Plan Your Transportation: Uber, Lyft, & Taxis

French’s Point is a Destination Wedding Venue on the Coast of Maine and a Vacation Home Rental Property. We are privately located at a quiet spot on the coast, with uninterrupted views of the ocean and the Maine landscape. The nearest city or downtown area is 15 minutes from French’s Point and the nearest airport is in the City of Bangor, 40 minutes down Route 1A. Uber and Lyft are great resources in Southern Maine, but once you head up the coastal region and into the midcoast or central regions of Maine, finding an Uber or Lyft is a rarity. We don’t recommend relying on these resources when traveling to French’s Point for a wedding or vacation.

Car Rentals

We recommend renting your own vehicle for the duration of your stay so you can explore all the wonders and attractions this wonderful region has to offer.

Taxi Service

If you must use a cab or taxi, there is one resource in Belfast, Maine, 15 minutes down the road. Please call Bay Taxi at (207) 338-1993. They have a limited number of vehicles.

Event Transportation

If you are the host of an event at French’s Point, please secure a bus, trolley, shuttle or form or transportation service for your guests staying offsite for your events to ensure their safety and enjoyment.

Photo by Kelci Alane Photography

Local Lodging: Fireside Inn & Suites

Much like our views at French’s Point, every room at this award-winning inn and restaurant has a view of the beautiful Penobscot Bay. Their double rooms boast 2 queen beds, air conditioning, a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, data ports, hairdryer, color cable television and voicemail. Their suites include all the amenities of their queen rooms but have a separate living room, two televisions, a sink, microwave oven, refrigerator, toaster and sofa. These suites have either one queen-size bed or one king-size bed. They also offer fireplace rooms that include all of the amenities of the queen rooms but have a fireplace, a balcony and a massage chair.  Their Presidential Suite is a luxurious two-room suite with a 4-person hot tub, VCR, CD player, kitchen area with refrigerator, stove, microwave oven and toaster. Barry, their wonderful Innkeeper is friendly, knowledgeable and ready to assist our guests in reserving their stay. All rooms include FREE hot breakfast served in their spacious lobby complete with fireplace and sun deck overlooking the Bay and FREE Wi-Fi!

Address: 159 Searsport Ave., Belfast, ME  04915

Distance from French’s Point: 11 miles/18 minutes

Number of rooms:  83

Property Style:  Inn/hotel

Restaurant on Premise:  yes

Minimum Rental Duration:  n/a

Contact Info: 207-338-2090; stay@comfortinnbelfast.com

Website:  https://www.belfastmainehotel.com/

Belfast, Maine: The Gothic New England

Many people choose to get married at French’s Point for the fact that doing so is like having your wedding on your own personal island. We take care of every detail for our couples, meaning they never have to lift a finger, before, during or after their special day! While it’s true there is absolutely no reason to leave our beautiful and private peninsula, there is tons to do right in our backyard should you choose to venture out! In this blog series, we’ll be talking about the nearest town to French’s Point: Belfast. Located just 20 minutes from French’s Point, Belfast is a quaint Maine town, suddenly bustling with things to do!

First up in our Belfast feature is The Gothic New England restaurant. Owned by world renowned chef Matthew Kenney, The Gothic is a vegetarian restaurant inspired by the beauty and bounty of Maine. It was built in the building that used to house the Belfast National Bank, and features an original 16 foot tin ceiling as well as other period decor. Aside from an amazing atmosphere, The Gothic boasts an incredible menu with such delicious dishes as the Early Summer Gazpacho, Chilled Ramen and Creamy Polenta. Our mouthes are watering just thinking about it and we think this would make an amazing local venue for your rehearsal dinner or post-wedding meal as newlyweds!

 

Experience Maine Recap: Driving Series

It’s hard to imagine visiting just one part of Maine. You’ve chosen to have your wedding here because you are connected to nature and the world around you. We encourage our guests to explore more than just the property here and the surrounding coastline. Everyone who visits should try to take a day or an afternoon to explore a new place in our gorgeous state. There are nooks and crannies of unexplored terrain in Maine. We have gathered a list of our favorite places within driving distance of French’s Point.

Experience Maine: Monhegan Island
Experience Maine: Acadia and Port Clyde
Experience Maine: Belfast
Experience Maine: Camden
Experience Maine: Freeport
Experience Maine: Maine Eastern Railroad
Experience Maine: PWM/Portland