Why Autumn Wedding Venues Are So Popular (and What to Consider When Booking)

French's Point Wedding | autumn wedding venue
Published November 3rd, 2023

Autumn weddings in Maine are synonymous with romantic charm and natural beauty. The magic of the season is provided by the environment of vivid contrasts: crisp, cool air against cozy warmth around a bonfire. The distinct change in the landscape, with foliage colors painted with vibrant shades of burnt orange, reflected along the shore’s deep, dark blue waves. This season provides a rich, stunning backdrop, unmatched ambiance, and a magical, memorable experience for all who gather for an autumn wedding in Maine. 

This is why fall weddings in Maine are vastly popular, and couples from all over the world are drawn to this gorgeous state to say “I Do” surrounded by this picturesque beauty. Keep reading to learn more about what you should consider when booking an autumn wedding venue in Maine.

Time of Year

Autumn in Maine runs from September through November. September and October offer warm, sunny days and cool evenings. November provides crisper days and frosty nights. There is an innate desire for many in this season, to gather loved ones close with and enjoy the feeling of merriment and togetherness as the Thanksgiving holiday draws near. French’s Point is a 15-acre estate that boasts over 2,000 feet of coastline, so you truly get to experience the best of the season, from the most picturesque vantage point, with broad views of the ocean and rolling hills, marked with colorful foliage. 

Imagine saying your vows under the warm light of a late afternoon autumn sun, surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine. The Estate’s oceanfront gazebo is the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony, providing both shelter from the breeze, and affording a stunning backdrop. After the ceremony, guests are lured to the cobblestone terrace with the aromatic delights of hors d’oeuvres and seasonally-inspired, craft cocktails. When it’s time for dinner and dancing, the Estate’s main-level gathering spaces are equally inviting, rich, and charming. Welcome your guests indoors to warm by the fireplaces and sip hot mulled cider. 

Event Spaces, Event Amenities, and Lodging Accommodations

We make the French’s Point estate available privately and exclusively, for you and your guests, making it the perfect, intimate weekend getaway for your autumn wedding venue. The estate provides outdoor and indoor event locations at the gazebo, promenade, oceanfront lawn, cocktail terrace with fire pit, the interior foyer, lounge, conservatory, and dining room, to comfortably host your celebration, rain, snow, or shine. We also offer event amenities to support your special gathering not typical of a private estate, such as a catering kitchen, guest and vendor parking, public restrooms, event preparation areas for the wedding party, tables, chairs, lounge furniture, and an automatic generator (just in case). Additionally, you and your guests have the exclusive use of the estate’s spectacular estate homes, that provide lodging for your guests. Words can’t do justice to these beautiful spaces. We invite you to take a virtual 3-D tour and see for yourself. 

Customizable Experience

Incorporate classic Autumn elements, traditions, activities, and experiences that can add a touch of coziness and nostalgia to your event. Create your very own Autumn Inspired Weekend Wedding Itinerary, that highlights the experiences that resonate with you. 

Welcome your guests to the weekend with a flag football game on our recreation lawn, serve tailgate-inspired treats like grilled bratwurst sausages and pumpkin ale, take a horse-drawn hayride, settle in around a bonfire with warm blankets, to enjoy a gooey s’mores and reconnect. 

On your wedding day, embrace the rich visual elements of the season by dressing your attendants in vibrant gemstone-colored velvet, or rich silk gowns. Create a gorgeous table aesthetic with these same rich colors and tones. Add texture through the use of greenery, and add warmth with abundant candlelight. Serve a seasonally-inspired menu in family style, with large platters of roasted, aromatic food, enjoyed in front of the roaring fire. Dance the night away with your loved ones under the Harvest Moon. 

Cap the weekend off with a mobile-inspired farewell brunch, with fresh, hot cinnamon-sugar, apple cider donuts and to-go cups of coffee served by an eclectic food truck, so guests can bid you farewell and hit the road after an incredible weekend. 

Incredible Local Recreation

If you’re having a Maine destination wedding, there are plenty of fantastic local activities for your guests to experience in the fall, no matter what their interests may be. French’s Point is nestled between the coastal towns of Camden, Belfast, Castine, Blue Hill, and Bar Harbor, combining bustling villages, rugged Maine coastline, pastoral fields, and rich woodlands. Enjoy lighthouses and whale-watching, brewery and winery tours,  hiking trails in numerous regional state parks, culinary delights of award-winning restaurants, and shopping in shops and galleries with unique, artisan-crafted goods, there is truly no end to the beauty and joy that autumn in Maine has to offer.

Your Luxury Wedding Weekend Experience at French’s Point

Maine offers the perfect backdrop when looking for a memorable autumn wedding venue. With its idyllic landscapes, cozy traditions, and elegant autumn wedding venues, it’s no wonder that this season is a popular choice for couples looking to marry in Maine. So why not embrace all that Maine has to offer and make your fall wedding an unforgettable experience? If this sounds like the experience that you’ve dreamed of for your luxury autumn New England wedding, don’t wait too long – French’s Point hosts only one wedding per weekend, so contact us today to reserve your perfect weekend!