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 contract will be emailed to you and your fiancé for your signature. Once the virtual contract is executed, your date will be held for 5 days until the reservation retainer is received by our office.
- Send your $10,000 reservation retainer, paid via check or by wire transfer.
- Please confirm with our office which payment method you have selected to pay the reservation retainer and when it has been sent or initiated.
- Once we confirm receipt of the reservation retainer and the dually executed reservation contract, our office will confirm that your reservation is official.
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 a special event just for couples who have not yet reserved their date with us, on November 10th. Experience the estate firsthand in the splendor of Fall, cozy up next to the fire pit and take in the foliage views across the bay. Tour French’s Point before your date is booked. We have only a few 2019 remaining available and are actively booking 2020 celebrations now.
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 completed a major renovation to the bedroom suites on the second and third floors of the Retreat House.
The Top Level Apartment
We updated and refurbished the Top-Level Apartment in the Retreat House to offer it as as cozy nest to guests, with an impressive view of the bay. My parents, Bob and Bonnie made this apartment home for eight years. They hosted many a family dinner, had slumber parties with their grandchildren in the large closets under the eaves of the roofline that they dubbed the “Hobbit Holes” and rested their weary heads after long days of love poured into the property. They loved the gentle breezes, the sound of the rain on the roof and the incredible sunrises and sunsets. My mother lovingly refers to this space as “The Nest”. I think this name is quite appropriate. This winter, they moved just down the road to the Beach Rose Cottage located next to the Farm House with my sweet Grandmama, making way for guests to enjoy this charming apartment.
The privacy that this space offers will give our bridal parties a place to gather, relax and prepare on the wedding day with an open concept kitchen, dining and living space and a waterfront fireplace parlor with a beautiful deck with broad ocean views which is perfect to enjoy a wedding day brunch and watch as the setting below comes to life for your wedding. Just inside from the balcony, the parlor has beautiful natural light and is the perfect place for your hair and make-up artists to set up shop on your wedding day. In the parlor is a tiny sink which was my grandfather, Edgar’s. He loved antiques and saw the beauty in the forgotten. It is a sweet little detail in this space. There are two large, elegant king bedroom suites on this floor as well with sitting areas, beautiful bathrooms and private balconies looking to the east and west. You are going to love the cozy setting, gorgeous views and soothing privacy that the top floor offers you and your nearest and dearest!
We will share the details of the other Retreat House Suites & enhancements in upcoming posts. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Open Concept Kitchen, Dining, and Living Space
Waterfront Fireplace Parlor
East Apartment Suite
West Apartment Suite
Photography by Rachael Anderson
Once in a while, in the middle of a busy day with an endless list of things that need to be accomplished, something extraordinary happens that forces you to pause, and really acknowledge the impact you have on the people that your life touches. That is exactly what happened earlier this year when I got the notification from Facebook that French’s Point received another 5-star review. I watch those reviews very closely because they are all incredibly important to my family and our business and to me personally. Each review is so important. It says we made enough of an impression on that person for them to be compelled to invest a few more moments of their time to give us their positive feedback. That is really something in today’s world with so many outlets for distraction and requests for one’s attention.
And this recent review really made an impact on me. Here’s why. Five years ago, I met a sweet, incredibly talented, kind, professional wedding photographer, Spring Smith from Spring Smith Studios. A few months later after collaborating with this beautiful soul, we hosted her wedding, which was full of personal touches, palpable love and wonderful people. It was a proud day because I knew she had the day she dreamed of and worked so hard to create. She assembled an incredible team of wedding professionals who loved her and worked to provide her with a day filled with memories she can cherish for a lifetime. Her wedding vendors did this because to know Spring is to love her. And I do so very much love her…not just for her kind words here, but also because she continues to care for and invest in me, in French’s Point, and my family. Thank you Spring! xoxo
French’s Point is extraordinary. I am in the wedding industry and chose French’s Point for my own wedding 4+ years ago for multiple reasons. The estate is stunning, the location is classic Maine and the owners are the sweetest people on the planet. I wanted my wedding to be intimate and special and getting married at a huge hotel or anything corporate owned wasn’t even a consideration. My husband and I wanted to start our lives together somewhere special, somewhere with meaning and history. We couldn’t have been happier with everything. If you want a wedding venue that cares about you and your family this is the place, if you want a venue thats classic and timeless this is the place and if you want to start your lives together somewhere you’ll be taken care of so that you can ENJOY your wedding vs stress about it – this is the place.
Contact us today to schedule your tour of our coastal Maine wedding venue!