Visualize Your Summer Experience

The balmy months between June and September showcase some of the best Maine has to offer: refreshing ocean breezes, long sunny days stretching into mild nights, meals of fresh seafood on outdoor patios, we could go on and on.
With so much to see and do, Maine summer wedding itineraries here at French’s Point are as varied as the brides and grooms themselves. But here’s one suggestion for planning a three-day event — follow the schedule in full, in part or just let it inspire your vision for a warm-weather wedding.


11:00 A.M. Get your marriage license from the Stockton Springs Town Office between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M! 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! Deliver 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.
6:00 P.M. Enjoy a delicious & memorable welcome dinner at award-winning eatery, Hichborn.
**10:00 P.M. Get some rest. The fun has just started.
French's Point Weekend Wedding Venue


**8:00 A.M. Begin the day with a morning yoga session for the wedding party and family, on the Oceanfront Lawn at the Retreat.
9:00 A.M. Enjoy a breakfast of freshly baked blueberry muffins, local yogurt & fresh fruit in the Dining Room at the Farm House.
10:00 A.M. Choose your Maine adventure! Head out onto Penobscot Bay on a schooner out of Belfast Harbor; visit the areas fine shops & galleries; explore Fort Knox Historic Site and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory; or hike one of the many trail systems in the region, including the Sandy Point State Park, located right adjacent to the estate; go for a bicycle ride along the bluff path; Play games on the Recreation Lawn of the Farm House.
4:00 P.M. Gather your wedding party & family for a ceremony rehearsal. Choose from our Gazebo, perched atop the bluff, or our sweeping Oceanfront Lawn, both with breath-taking views.
5:00 P.M. Enjoy an al fresco rehearsal lobster bake, at long tables on the Gazebo Promenade, with our gas-lights aglow.
7:00 P.M. Enjoy the quintessential summer desserts of blueberry pie & whoopie pies. Cuddle up fireside & reconnect around one of our many fire pits at the estate. Enjoy the warm, gooey delight of s’mores, fresh off the fire.
**10:00 P.M. Get some rest! Tomorrow is going to be a big day.
Al Fresco Lobster Bake at French's Point Coastal Maine Wedding Venue


*7:00 A.M. Bell the Cat delivers coffee, freshly baked quiche, & fruit to each home, so guests can enjoy a relaxing 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 views, breath in the scent of salt water & pine.
9:00 A.M. Your Hair & Makeup team arrives to begin preparations, in the Apartment Parlor of the Retreat House.
12:00 P.M. Lunch is delivered by Bell the Cat, to some of the wedding party on the balcony of the Apartment Parlor of the Retreat House, with popovers, chicken salad, and mimosas.
Lunch is also delivered by Bell the Cat, to the rest of the wedding party & family, at the Barbecue Lawn at the Farm House, after enjoying games recreation lawn at the Farm House.
2:00 P.M. The groom’s party begins preparing and dressing for the festivities. Don’t forget those wedding rings!
2:15 P.M. Pre ceremony photos taken on the balcony overlooking the estate.
2:30 P.M. The groom’s party arrives to relax in the Recreation Room at the Retreat House for pre ceremony photos.
3:30 P.M. A beautiful bar station offers thirst-quenching lemonade, infused water or fruited iced tea while your guests begin to gather and mingle on the Cobblestone Terrace. The music begins to set the mood.
3:45 P.M. The ceremony bell rings out over the bay and calls your guests to the ceremony location of your choosing: the Gazebo, the Oceanfront Lawn, the East Overlook Terrace, the Private Beach, or Lower Level Terrace. Rainy day? Your good luck doubles as your ceremony will be moved inside our stunning Conservatory inside the Retreat House or Sailcloth Tent Structure, both with beautiful water views.
4:00 P.M. The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! Your ceremony will commence with that storied stroll toward your beloved.
4:30 P.M. Congrats to the happy couple! Take your first photos as husband and wife, with your wedding party and family. Your guests will mix and mingle while they enjoy cocktail hour with delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the Cobblestone Terrace, take a stroll on the Bluff Path, take in the commanding view of the bay from our signature Grand Daddy Adirondack chairs, or play a rousing game of cornhole on the Oceanfront Lawn.
5:20 P.M. Before the dinner reception begins, gather your guests and snap some group photos on the Cobblestone Terrace. This is a beautiful record of the guests who were able to join you for your big day.
5:30 P.M. Guests are ushered inside the beautiful Retreat House Dining Room or the Sailcloth Tent Structure for the reception with tables set with all the details you imagined.
5:45 P.M. Before dinner, introductions of the family and wedding party followed by speeches. Cheers to the happy couple!
6:15 P.M. Dinner is served! Enjoy unique fare chosen by you, provided by your wedding catering partner of choice.
7:00 P.M. Official cake cutting. Enjoy your first dance as a married couple. It’s time to boogie!
7:30 P.M. Cake and coffee are served. Chill out with the delights of an ice cream sundae bar!
8:00 P.M. Head outside to catch the beautiful sunset with your new spouse and photographer. We offer a variety of locations to capture this splendid light.
9:00 P.M. Fuel the fun with delicious late-night treats like mini lobster rolls, sausage subs, pizza, or even a milkshake and cookie bar.
9:40 P.M. One last call from the bar.
9:55 P.M. Enjoy one last dance with your sweetie for the perfect ending to a magical day!
**10:00 P.M. Guests move inside the Retreat House to await their trolley escort as vendors begin preparing for the next day’s gathering.
**11:00 P.M. Bid the last of your guests farewell & retreat to your beautiful suite with your new spouse to reflect on this magical experience.
**12:00 A.M. Vendor departure & lights out.
Romantic French's Point Garden Wedding in Maine


8:00 A.M. The caterer arrives to prepare for the farewell brunch.
9:00 P.M. Your guests can stop by the Retreat House Dining Room one last time to say goodbye and enjoy a farewell brunch before heading home. Enjoy a beautiful, hearty buffet for a more formal affair, or offer portable food and coffee to-go so guests can get on the road after they bid you farewell.
12:00 P.M. Check out time. Pack up your gifts, snap one last picture to immortalize the experience, and hit the road. It’s time for your next 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 & 9:00p.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 by 11:00p.m. Vendors must depart by midnight, when exterior lighting extinguishes. After Parties are not permitted.
White Tent Summer Wedding at French's Point