Weddings & Special Occassions
The Acadia and Bar Harbor Region offers many options that will make your wedding or other special event a truly memorable one. This wedding guide provides information on a variety of resources from Acadia National Park and State of Maine requirements through local lodging and tours to florists and event photographers. This is the perfect resource for event planning and to show family and friends why they absolutely will love coming here!
Acadia National Park - “Weddings within the Park”
P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Permits 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 info). 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).
Bar Harbor Inn - Congratulations on Your Engagement!
Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
800-350-3352 or Email
The 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.
Asticou Inn - Sensational Setting with Unsurpassed Style!
15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
800-258-3373 or Email
Our 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.
24 Atlantic Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-0643 Cell: 917-806-8959 or Email
For 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.
119 Eden Street (Route 3), Bar Harbor, ME 04609
800-336-2463 or Email
You’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.
Summer Sailing Location:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
(207) 801-2300 or Email
Acadian Boat Tours offers Frenchman Bay sightseeing/nature cruises, family-friendly fishing trips (3 & 4 hours), puffin/lighthouse tours and fall spectacular Somes Sound Fjord tour. Our boats are comfortable and fully USCG licensed, equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, galley service, and restrooms. You will find us on the outskirts of downtown Bar Harbor, where we offer FREE ONSITE PARKING. The Acadian boat is pet friendly.
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.
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.
67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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.
142 Moosehead Lake Road, P.O. Box 1623, Greenville, ME 04441
Call 888-484-3317 or Email
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
Perfect for Weddings, Anniversaries, family reunions, Birthdays, or any important occasion! 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!
The Morning Glory Bakery is a popular Bar Harbor bakery located on 39 Rodick Street between the Village Green and Cottage Street. We bake fresh breads and pastries daily. Please call Camille or Maria for more information about tiered cakes or other special occassion delights. Always remember - At Bar Harbor's Morning Glory Bakery we are “Always from Scratch!”
Churches/Places of Worship:
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.
To view a list of places of worship in Ellsworth and Lamoine along with the synagogues in Bangor select Ellsworth Area.
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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.
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. I do lush, lavish, seductive or minimal ambiance with always better than imagined design.
We feature floral designs for weddings and special occasions, and serve 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.
Queen Anne's Flower Shop is owned and operated by Mo McGuire. Mo has had a passion for flowers ever since she was as tall as the flowers that she grew to love. She has a special touch for creating unique color palettes and texture combinations that are perfect for your wedding or special occassion.
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. We have a abundance of fresh cut 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.
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.
Ambient Lighting & Audio:
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.
We are Maine's number 1 resource for wedding, special occassion, and dance DJ's, ambient music and lighting, and planning. We cover most of the State of Maine and have been in the business since the late 1970's. Call us today!
Music for Weddings:
- Shane Ellis and the Big D: (207) 244-3729
- Sly Chi: (207) 408-1403
- String Quartets: (207) 465-2310
- Bob Charest Music: (207) 797-3848
- Tony Boffa Music: (207) 797-3990
- Big Chief Band: (207) 831-7382
- Motor Booty Affair: Contact via Website
- The Martinis: (207) 354-8928
- The Delta Knights Band:: (207) 615-3767
- Retrospecticus: (207) 299-2738
- 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
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Wildwood Stables: Carriage Rides (207) 276-3622
- MDI Water Taxi: (207) 244-9848
- Head Lines: Boat (207) 244-7312
Weddings to Remember
I can think of no other place in New England that can match a wedding in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, or many of the surrounding communities for such stunning beauty and the combination of ocean, mountains, and fantastic seafood. This is a wonderful place to share with those whom you love, especially your mate. Perhaps you have already a specific place in mind. If you have not selected one yet, use the interactive Mount Desert Island or Schoodic Peninsula map and explore the many locations and villages. There is are many places to choose from.