Visualize Your Autumn Experience

Here in Maine, Fall wedding celebrations have become increasingly common, and now rival the summer season for the most sought-after wedding dates. We’re seeing the same trends here at French’s Point. Our seaside location makes us the perfect spot to take in the crisp salt air and brilliant fall foliage that autumn in Maine offers.


11:00 A.M. Get your marriage license from the Stockton Springs Town Office! The Town Office is not open on Friday.
12:00 P.M. Check in to French’s Point with your House Captains & meet the Property Manager! Delivery welcome bags to guest suites, & settle into your room.
2:00 P.M. Guests are welcomed to each home, with wine & chacuterie boards, delivered by Bell the Cat. Time to settle in & enjoy the views.
6:00 P.M. Enjoy a delicious & memorable welcome dinner at award-winning eatery, Hichborn.
8:00 P.M. Cuddle up fireside & reconnect around one of the many fire pits at the estate. Enjoy the warm, gooey delight of s’mores.
**10:00 P.M. Rest up. The fun has just begun.
Fall Autumn French's Point Wedding Venue


**8:00 A.M. Begin the day with a morning yoga session for the wedding party & in the sun-filled Conservatory at the Retreat House, where you can take in the foliage views of the bay.
9:00 A.M. Enjoy a breakfast of freshly baked, apple spice muffins, & hearty oatmeal, in the Dining oom at the Farm House.
10:00 A.M. Explore! Visit the tallest bridge observatory in the Northeast at Penobscot Narrows Observatory for spectacular leaf peeping, with tours of the nearby Fort Knox historic site. Enjoy a tour of one of the many local wineries & breweries. Visit a pumpkin patch, apple orchards, & corn maze at Treworgy Orchards.
3:00 P.M. Gather your wedding party & family for a ceremony rehearsal. Choose from a cozy setting inside the Conservatory, with broad views of the foliage along the bay, or a spectacular location outside at the Gazebo, with a breath-taking back-drop.
4:00 P.M. Sip Autumn-inspired cocktails on the terrace & enjoy sunset hayrides through the fields & orchard.
5:00 P.M. Host a harvest-dinner, on long farm tables, with wood-fired cuisine, in the Retreat House Dining Room, in front of the fireplace.
8:00 P.M. Cap off the night with hot toddies, enjoyed in front of the fireplace in the Retreat House Lounge.
**10:00 P.M. Get some rest! Tomorrow is going to be a big day!
Al Fresco Fall Autumn Wedding at French's Point Maine Wedding Venue


*7:00 A.M. Bell the Cat delivers coffee, freshly baked quiche, & fruit to each home, so guests can enjoy a cozy breakfast in their pajamas.
**8:00 A.M. Begin your wedding day with a walk through the trails in the Sandy Point State Park & enjoy the beautiful foliage, breath in the scent of salt water & pine.
9:00 A.M. Your Hair & Make-Up team arrives to begin preparations, in the Apartment Parlor at the Retreat House. Sit in front of the fire & enjoy the views of the bay.
12:00 P.M. Lunch is delivered by Bell the Cat, to some of the wedding party at the Retreat House Apartment, with curried pumpkin soup & apple & chevre salad.
Lunch is also delivered by Bell the Cat, to more wedding party & family at the Farm House BBQ Lawn, after a game of flag football on the Recreation Lawn at the Farm.
2:00 P.M. Pre-ceremony photos of the wedding party are taken on the Retreat House Apartment balcony overlooking the estate.
More of the wedding party arrives at the Recreation Room at Retreat House to relax with a game of pool or poker, or watch the game on the TV.
3:00 P.M. A bluegrass band sets the mood as guests arrive by trolley, to mingle & enjoy hot mulled cider on the terrace.
3:30 P.M. The ceremony bell rings out over the bay & calls your guests to the ceremony. Offer guests wraps or lap blankets to keep them cozy, while you exchange your vows.
4:00 P.M. Congrats to the happy couple! Your guests mingle around the fire pit on the Retreat House Terrace, while they enjoy cocktail hour, with delicious drinks & hors d’oeuvres on the terrace, take a stroll on the bluff path, take in the commanding views of the bay from our signature Grand Daddy Adirondack chairs, or play a rousing game of corn-hole on the oceanfront lawn. Take your first photos as husband and wife, with your wedding party & family.
5:00 P.M. Guests are ushered inside the beautiful & cozy, Sailcloth Tent for the reception, aglow with candles & lighting.
5:15 P.M. Introductions of the family & wedding party, followed by speeches & toasts. Cheers!
5:30 P.M. Dinner is served! Enjoy a menu unique to your tastes, provided by your wedding catering partner of choice.
6:00 P.M. Cut the cake & enjoy your first dance. Welcome guests to the dance floor.
6:30 P.M. Cake & coffee are served. Sneak away with your photographer, to capture the splendid light of the setting sun & rising Harvest Moon in photographs.
9:55 P.M. Enjoy one last dance.
**10:00 P.M. Guests move inside the Retreat House Foyer Bar & Lounge, to enjoy delicious late-night wood-fired pizza with fall flavors like roasted butternut squash, cranberry & ricotta, and spicy sausage and apple.
**10:45 P.M. One last call from the bar. Snuggle up in front of the fire, as guests await their shuttle escort.
**11:00 P.M. Bid the last of your off-site lodging guests farewell. On- site lodging guests depart to their assigned home. Retreat to your beautiful suite with your new spouse.
**12:00 A.M. Vendor departure & lights out.
Fall Autumn Coastal Maine Wedding Venue Planning Timeline


**8:00 A.M. Bell the Cat arrives to prepare for your farewell brunch.
9:00 A.M. Guests stop by the Retreat House Dining Room, to enjoy a farewell brunch.
11:00 A.M. Guest check out & vendors depart.
12:00 P.M. Hosts check out. Off to your honeymoon adventure!
* NOTE: Bell the Cat is a trusted provider for coffee & meal delivery service & brunch. See the Preferred Vendors Guide for contact details.
** NOTE: Quiet Hours- All amplified music must cease at 10:00p.m. at the Retreat House & 9:00 p.m. at the Farm House & Beach House. Guest activity & noise must be contained within the homes during Quiet Hours. On-site lodging guests must return to their designated lodging home & off-site lodging guests must depart the estate by 11:00 p.m. Vendors must depart by midnight, when exterior lighting extinguishes. After Parties are not permitted.
Al Fresco Sunset Wedding Dinner with Ocean Views Fall Wedding French's Point