Bride walking down the isle at Camden Maine Wedding


6 Beautiful Reasons to Have a Maine Wedding

Camden Maine Wedding PlanningChoosing the perfect spot for your wedding will determine the mood, travel, and budget required to create the day of your dreams. Beyond selecting the event venue, you have to consider the bachelor(ette) parties, rehearsal dinner, and the honeymoon. Each element of your wedding, from location to activities, should reflect you and your partner’s personal style. Whether you are seeking a sophisticated wedding, coastal chic nuptials, or a weekend packed with outdoor adventures, Maine is a hidden gem for couples looking for a unique wedding experience.With miles of rustic, unspoiled coast, Maine offers lots of space for a beautiful and restful destination wedding. If one place had it all, an exquisite venue, luxurious amenities, seasonal gourmet food, and a stunning view, then it wouldn’t be a difficult choice to make, would it? The award-winning Relais & Chateaux Camden Harbour Inn has the type of charm where the staff knows your name, along with the elegance and amenities that a luxury boutique hotel has to offer. Nestled in the heart of coastal Maine, the inn can facilitate every detail including accommodations, regional excursions, the vows and reception, as well as the honeymoon. If you’re not yet convinced, here are six more reasons to choose Camden Harbour Inn for your Maine wedding:

You and your guests will stay in the lap of luxury.
The guest experience at the Camden Harbour Inn is paramount. Knowing that your wedding weekend is one of the most precious and memorable times in your life, the staff loves to accommodate special requests, wedding-related or beyond. The historic inn is comprised of eighteen guest rooms and luxury suites. Praised as one of World’s Best Hotels by Travel and Leisure Magazine, the inn offers an unparalleled experience that combines the quiet comforts of a bed and breakfast with the luxury of a world-class boutique hotel. From a day at the spa to limousine transportation, the personalized and detailed service of Camden Harbour Inn transforms every moment of your stay into a unique and memorable experience, tailored to the season, occasion, or special package.

An oceanfront ceremony and reception to remember.
Your wedding can have a full view of Camden’s glistening harbor, with a reception held at the acclaimed Natalie’s restaurant, which boasts an expansive covered deck and breathtaking view of the Atlantic. From the cocktail party to the morning-after brunch, the hotel’s staff and executive chefs will customize your event the way you’ve always dreamed of.

A world-class culinary experience for your special day.
Natalie’s and the Camden Harbour Inn provide a romantic and sophisticated location for your Maine wedding. The restaurant’s award-winning executive chefs, Chris Long and Shelby Stevens, elevate local seasonal ingredients to create a culinary experience you will never forget. The chefs will meet with you to create a personalized menu according to your wishes, preferences, and budget. For example, add the dish you ate on the night of your engagement or a traditional family dish to the menu.

The inn’s sunlit dining room accommodates dining for 70, if weather permits 120 can be seated both inside and on the porch, and for cocktail parties or receptions, the restaurant can accommodate 150 guests. From an impeccably paired wine selection by the in-house sommelier to the final dessert, each sip and every bite are guaranteed to be memorable.

Guests and newlyweds will have an array of activities to choose from.
Camden offers endless activities all year long. The hotel can set up regional excursions, a sunset sail, helicopter tours, local wine tastings, cocktail classes, and more– unless you just want to spend all your time gazing at the sparkling harbor view from your suite’s balcony. The quaint village has plenty of boutiques, restaurants and galleries, while the surrounding mountains invite hikers to enjoy the beautiful ocean view all year round.

If you’re dreaming of a secluded wedding weekend, then you’re in luck.
You can rent out the entire Camden Harbour Inn property for your wedding, but since it’s an exclusive destination, they will need plenty of notice, like a year in advance!

Did we mention the stunning view?
Whether you chose spring, summer, autumn, or winter for your nuptials, the Camden Harbour Inn boasts beautiful seasonal views of the harbor all year long. The inn is surrounded by breathtaking views of the rocky coast and sparkling harbour that is dotted with tiny islands. As one of the most desirable locations in New England, Camden offers an unmatched variety of activities for all seasons, including vineyard and garden tours in the spring, sailing in the summer, hiking in the fall, and skiing in the winter.

For before-and-after wedding festivities, guests should be sure to leave enough time to explore Maine’s plethora of scenic hiking trails, secluded islands, and coastal villages. While the state may be known as Vacationland, its natural beauty, burgeoning cities, and endless activities offers those seeking a destination wedding to celebrate in a uniquely special way. Get more information about planning your Maine destination wedding at Camden Harbour Inn and Natalie’s.

"There are so many special places in Maine, but if you’re looking for impeccable service and some serious pampering, this is the place."

Heather C. Bowdoinham, Maine

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