Why Reserve a Private Weekend Wedding Retreat Venue

Published June 27th, 2023

When planning a wedding, couples are always on the lookout for unique & memorable experiences… but also a celebration that resonates with their vision & values. A trend that has been gaining popularity in recent years is the concept of weekend wedding venues with accommodations at a private residence, estate, or farm. Imagine celebrating this special time in your life, surrounded by loved ones, in an intimate/private, picturesque location for an entire weekend. In short, the feel of a weekend wedding retreat, like those hosted here at French’s Point, can best be described as a vacation, & a reunion, with a wedding at the heart of the experience. If this sounds like what you are seeking for your wedding, look no further than French’s Point, located on the coast of Maine. Now, let’s explore the benefits of a full weekend wedding retreat venue.

1. Extended Celebration Time

A full weekend wedding allows you to extend the festivities beyond just a single day. Unlike a traditional wedding, where the focus is often on the ceremony & reception alone, in a brief 6-8 hour time frame, a full weekend wedding provides more opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones, bonding over shared activities & creating unforgettable memories together. A weekend wedding provides ample time to reconnect with family & friends, create lasting memories, & truly immerse yourselves in the joyous atmosphere. French’s Point offers various on-site amenities & recreational opportunities, for enjoyment in the downtime between the scheduled events, ensuring that everyone has a fantastic time throughout the weekend.

2. Enjoy a Private Experience

Unlike a resort or hotel property, when hosting your private wedding celebration, a private estate like French’s Point is closed to the public for the entire weekend. This means that the only people present during the entire experience are your family & friends, and the vendor team you hire. This is very different from what is possible in more public settings, like hotels, inns, country clubs & resorts. 

3. Variety of Event Settings

 French’s Point offers a beautiful setting where you can host all of your weekend events, from the rehearsal/welcome dinner, then the wedding day, to the farewell brunch, in a variety of settings at one private estate.

4. Flexibility & Customization

 With a weekend wedding retreat, you have the flexibility to design a unique itinerary that reflects your personality & preferences. French’s Point offers a range of indoor & outdoor spaces that can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you envision an al fresco waterfront lobster bake, a cozy bonfire gathering, or an elegant reception in a sailcloth overlooking the Maine Coast, the picturesque possibilities are endless.

5. Vendor Choice

At a private weekend wedding venue like French’s Point, you have the flexibility of selecting your own team of wedding professionals (planners, caterers, photographers, etc), to curate the experience you envision for each event of the weekend. The end result of this element alone is a more customized, curated, meaningful experience, that is reflective of you as a couple.

Onsite Lodging

French’s Point offers onsite lodging for 50-60 guests, for your closest friends’ wedding party & family, in 26 guest suites. This means that your immediate family & wedding party can stay right here at the estate, for the entire weekend with you.

A full weekend wedding at French’s Point in Maine is a unique and unforgettable experience for our couples & their loved ones. Maine is a bucket list trip for many people and it’s magical to experience it with your closest friends and family.  From the extended celebration to the intimate atmosphere, & endless customization options, it’s the perfect way to create lasting memories. By choosing French’s Point as your full weekend wedding retreat, you gain access to their stunning location, exceptional amenities, and dedicated team, ensuring a seamless and magical celebration. If you’re ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind wedding journey, take a Virtual Tour today to learn more about what your Wedding Weekend Retreat might look like at French’s Point. 

For additional tips and insights on planning a successful wedding weekend, be sure to check out these Tips for a Successful Wedding Weekend.

Contact us today to learn availability for hosting a full weekend wedding experience at French’s Point.

Vendors Featured

Day of Coordinator: Adrienne at Refinery Events

Photography: Leigh at Nadra Photography

Floral Design: Flora Fauna

Hair & Makeup: GLOW Salon

Rentals: Wallace Events & French’s Point