Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and surrounding villages

Weddings & Other Special Occasions

Acadia weddings, Bar Harbor weddings, Asticou weddings

Getting married is a very special occasion. Who knows what it is that tells us that this is the right person? We just somehow know. We also come to know where our ideal place is to get married. It may have been an obvious choice or one that revealed itself in a dream one night after many days of searching. However it happened, you are here now because you realize that the Acadia Region of Maine is a perfect fit for you, your family, and your dearest friends. What better place is there to share with those that you love?

The Acadia and Bar Harbor Region offers many options to make this special event a memorable one. This page provides information on a variety of resources from Acadia National Park requirements through local photographers. is the perfect resource to plan events and to show people who have never been here before why they absolutely will love it!

Weddings within Acadia National Park Acadia National Park - Weddings within the Park!
P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3338

Weddings within Acadia National ParkPermits are required for weddings and commitment ceremonies in the park, with the exception of simple ceremonies of up to 10 people that meet certain restrictions (see permits for more information). The nonrefundable permit application fee is $50. The National Park Service maintains strict conditions for private events, so please read the regulations and conditions and determine if they correspond with your event plans. Receptions are not permitted in the park, unless they are held at a park concession facility (see receptions).
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The Bar Harbor Inn located in Bar Harbor, Maine The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa - Congratulations on Your Engagement!
Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Weddings at The Bar Harbor InnThe Bar Harbor Inn is one of Maine’s premier wedding destinations offering a spectacular oceanfront location for your special day. For your on-site ceremony, we offer a beautiful outdoor garden location on our bay view lawn. Two unique ocean view reception rooms provide sweeping panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands and is the perfect venue for both large and intimate receptions.

Our resort bridal services also include an on site Spa, offering a variety of packages and treatments specific to the bride and wedding party, as well as overnight accommodations for your out of town guests.
The Asticou Inn located in Northeast Harbor, Maine The Asticou Inn - Sensational Setting with Unsurpassed Style!
15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
800-258-3373 or 207-276-3344

The outdoor swimming pool with a harbor viewOur breathtaking location overlooking Northeast Harbor on the doorstep of Acadia National Park makes us the ideal venue for memorable and uniquely personal weddings. Our expertly trained staff will meticulously take care of every last detail allowing you to savor the day. From New England style lobster bakes to formal gatherings our customer service is first class. Allow us to accommodate you and your guests for the most intimate weddings to the largest of affairs. The Victorian elegance of the Asticou Inn is surpassed only by the manner in which we will pamper and delight you. Our event coordinator and friendly staff will cater to your every request.
Shore Path Cottage in Bar Harbor, Maine Shore Path Cottage - B&B on the Shore Path
24 Atlantic Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-0643 Cell: 917-806-8959 or Email:
Open: May - Nov | Rates: In-Season $190-290 • Quiet $145-230 • Off $155-235 • Between $165-280

Shore Path Cottage in Bar Harbor, MaineFor your match made in heaven, you need a venue that is the perfect match. Our lawn surrounded by trees and beside the sea provides the ideal location for this most special occasion of your wedding.

Cozy, yet gracious, enjoy our light-filled rooms, with private baths and delightful ocean breezes. Enjoy a full, delicious breakfast inside or out, on our wrap around porch with a view of the sea.
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center
119 Eden Street (Route 3), Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Atlantic Oceanside HotelYou’ve chosen the perfect soul mate, let us help you choose the perfect location for your wedding at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. Our reception facilities accommodate wedding parties of up to 300 guests, and we’ll help you plan every detail from floral arrangements and photographers, to banquet menus and room blocks and activities for your guests. Make the wedding of your dreams a reality against the dramatic coastal landscape of the Frenchman Bay.
Acadian Nature Cruises Acadian Nature Cruises
Summer Sailing Location: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
(207) 801-2300 (year round) or 1-888-533-9253

Acadian Nature CruisesTake a 2 hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. Our Nature Cruises leave daily in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions, Egg Rock lighthouse and occasionally migrating birds that have ventured into Frenchman Bay.

The Acadian welcomes groups of all ages, and sizes between 15 and 149 passengers. Our two-hour tour is very popular with the senior community, as well as schools, churches, camps and other organizations.
Katherine's Event Planning Katherine's Event Planning - Weddings & Elopements
Various Maine Locations

Katherine is a fifth-generation Mainer with ten years wedding planning experience and know-how. Whether you're a bride “from away” attracted by Maine' s legendary coast or lake-strewn mountains, or a Maine native looking for a home-grown but very special wedding, Katherine will work tirelessly to make your dreams come true.
Acadian Whale Adventures Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
1 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2386 or 1-888-WHALES-4
E-mail: info@barharborwhales.comOnline Ticketing

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. offers many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. Featuring several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips sailing daily throughout the summer season. Enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget.
Atlantic Climbing School Atlantic Climbing School - Rated #1 activity in Bar Harbor by Tripadvisor!
67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
E-mail for information:

For 18 years Atlantic Climbing School has offered world-class rock climbing courses in Acadia. Half day and full day courses available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. All equipment provided, no experience needed. Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association.
Northeast Guide Service Northeast Guide Service - Moose Tours & Whitewater Rafting
142 Moosehead Lake Road, P.O. Box 1623, Greenville, Maine 04441
Call 888-484-3317 or E-mail:

Northeast Guide Service is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia and the Bar Harbor region. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Reserve your spot today! Call 888-484-3317
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Wedding Cakes

Cranberry Island Kitchen:
Perfect for Weddings, Anniversaries, family reunions, Birthdays, or any important occasion! What a conversation piece! Tiers of elegant and delicious Gourmet Whoopie Pies, dress your tables with charming “lobsters,” “scallops,” “mussels,” “clams,” and “sand dollars.” Add pretty shells and a little sea glass for extra sparkle, and voila... an event that reflects your own distinctive seaside style!
Morning Glory Bakery:
The Morning Glory Bakery is a popular Bar Harbor bakery located on 39 Rodick Street between the Village Green and West Street. Please call Camille or Maria for more information about tiered cakes: 207.288.3041

Churches & Other Places of Worship

Bar Harbor & Rest of MDI:
This provides a list of the places of worship located on Mount Desert Island including Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and several other villages. Also, included are synagogues in Bangor.
Ellsworth Area:
This provides a list of places of worship in Ellsworth and Lamoine, Maine along with the synagogues in Bangor.

Event Planners

Katherine's Event Planning:
Complete Maine Wedding Planning from the State's Most Experienced Wedding Coordinator • Katherine is a fifth-generation Mainer with ten years wedding planning experience who has the background and know-how to make your dreams a reality.


Alda Stich:
I have completed more than 1000 exceptional Maine Weddings! We do full set up, presentation of bouquets, pinning on of personal flowers, resetting of arrangements from ceremonial places to celebration areas. (207) 342-5796
Cottage Flowers, Laurie Riddle:
Cottage Flowers features floral designs for weddings and special occasions, and serves the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area. Fresh garden flowers from our own gardens at the foot of Cadillac Mountain are my specialty. Used alone or mixed with your favorite traditional florist flowers, I create unique bouquets and arrangements. (207) 288-2509
Fleurishes provides an answer to the variation and the evolution of the needs of the modern bride...especially those who are planning destination weddings. Our services are tailored to fit any size wedding or budget. (207) 479-7210
Sweet Pea Gardens:
We offer year-round, full-service wedding designs and set-up. We can design flower arrangements for the tables, church, bridal bouquets, corsages or just provide buckets of glorious flowers and you can get creative and do your own arrangements. (207) 667-4730
Verona Island Flowers:
We specialize in organic, locally grown flowers for your green and gorgeous wedding. Choose us for special occasions, parties, and the pure pleasure of day to day bouquets. Or buy a bucket of garden blooms to arrange yourself. We also encourage people to come and pick their own flowers in our beautiful gardens. (207) 469-7967
Westside Florist:
Let us help you celebrate one of the most important days of your life. Our creative and talented staff will make sure that your day is as special as you have always dreamed. No matter what the size of your wedding, we offer exceptional service to help you in selecting the flowers you will need on your special day. (207) 244-3540

Ambient Lighting & Audio

Ambience Lighting Services:
Ambience Lighting will evaluate your electrical needs and take care of your power distribution, including super quiet generators if necessary. Our technicians stay with your event so you and your guests can relax and enjoy the party.
(207) 469-5399

Music for Weddings


Shane Ellis and the Big D: (207) 244-3729
Sly Chi: (207) 408-1403
Bob Charest Music: (207) 797-3848
The Coronado's Band: (207) 282-8989
Tony Boffa Music: (207) 797-3990
Big Chief Band: (207) 831-7382
Motor Booty Affair  
The Martinis  
The Delta Knights Band: (207) 615-3767
Retrospecticus: (207) 299-2738


Tracy Carson: (207) 284-4124
DJ Bill Lyons: (207) 990-0352
Dana Lavertu: (207) 947-5114
Dave Dionne: (800) 757-7281
Northeast DJ's: (888) 352-6483

Music for Ceremony

Lincoln Blake: Piano (207) 548-6073
Maine Cello Duo: (207) 775-1112
Elegant Wedding Duo: (207) 683-0515; (516) 683-0515
Kevin Morse: Spanish/Classical Guitar (207) 244-4319
Noreen Silver: Cello, Violin (207) 735-0666; Cell (207) 990-2841

Wedding Officiates

Barbara Colby: (303) 823-5104 • Email
Elizabeth Stookey: United Church of Christ (207) 347-9998 / (207) 669-5003 • Email
Jennifer McWain: (207) 565-3886 • Email
Sandra Reed: Congregational (207) 288-5390

Wedding Photographers

Eager Eye Photography:
Getting married in Maine? Not the stiff and stodgy type? Neither are we! Let Eager Eye Photography document the joy, exuberance, and emotion of your wedding day. Started by critically-acclaimed, Dutch-born wedding photographer Rogier van Bakel, Eager Eye excels in gallery-quality images with a European flair that are modern and timeless all at once.
(877) 324-3739 (toll-free) or (207) 244-4473
Riverside Studio:
Since 1995 Riverside Studio and award winning photographer William (Billy) Brehm have been working with brides and grooms from around the world who decide to celebrate their special day in the beautiful Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor - Mt.Desert Island area of Maine. Our contacts with all of the finest venues and our extensive knowledge of the most beautiful locations available enable us to create storybook images of your wedding day in an elegant and unobtrusive manner. Call (207) 667-7200

Beauty Salon Services

Tracey McDevitt: (207) 667-6124
Carisa's Salon: (207) 288-9444
Charisma by Vicky: (207) 288-3815
Cynthia's Day Spa & Salon: (207) 288-3426
Michelle Silvestrone: Creative Cuts (207) 963-4001
April's Salon: (207) 244-0607
Hairworks by Kacy: (207) 244-9848
Head Lines: (207) 244-9083
From This Day Forward: (207) 593-7774

Transportation Services, Auto, Carriage Rides, Bus, etc.

Acadia Taxi & Custom Tours: (207) 266-1225
Airport & Harbor Car Service: (207) 667-5995
Crystal Limousine: (207) 667-4121
Island Limo: (207) 288-4646
At Your Service Taxi: (207) 288-9222
Olley's Trolleys: (207) 288-2929
Wild Iris Horse Farm: Carriage Rides intown Bar Harbor! (207) 288-5234
Wildwood Stables: Carriage Rides (207) 276-3622
MDI Water Taxi: (207) 244-9848
Head Lines: Boat (207) 244-7312

Wedding Videography

Northeast DJ's: (888) 352-6483

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