Places to Elope in Maine

Places to Elope in Maine

Places to Elope in Maine

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Best places to elope in Maine. Hidden Pond elopement officiated by  A Sweet Start  and photographed by  Emily Delamater Photography

Best places to elope in Maine. Hidden Pond elopement officiated by A Sweet Start and photographed by Emily Delamater Photography

Are you considering an elopement in Maine? What a great idea! We have so many wonderful places to get married. Elopements come in all shapes and sizes these days. Some refer to an intimate wedding with less than 20 guests as an elopement, while other still use the term to mean: “Let’s get married tomorrow with just two witnesses!” This list will include a mix of both types of places where you can elope in Maine.  

Best Places to Elope in Maine

  • Portland Headlight & Fort Williams Park A genuine lighthouse right on the water in Portland, Maine’s biggest city. If you have more than 20 guests you must fill out an application.

  • Danforth Inn Located in Portland, Maine. Upstairs in the Inn is the most charming room, perfect for a tiny elopement, especially in the shoulder-season and winter since it’s inside

  • Camden Amphitheater A grassy, tiered amphitheater in the middle of downtown Camden, one of Maine’s most charming villages. Look for the super dramatic staircase coming out of the library!

  • Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel Also in Camden and atop a small hill sits a covered, outdoor chapel perfect for a tiny wedding or elopement

  • Pemaquid Lighthouse Nothing is more quintessential than a Maine lighthouse elopement! Any event there requires an application and fee so contact the Bristol, Maine parks department

  • Reid State Park in coastal Georgetown, Maine. Who wouldn’t want to get married on the beach in Maine? Call the Park directly for details on getting married on the beach (Insider Tip: choose Half Mile Beach for a less crowded experience – especially in the height of summer)

  • Wolfe’s Neck Farm Wedding Field Elope in a field, on the water in Freeport, Maine. Requires an application and fee.

  • Mackworth Island is a real island in Casco Bay just off Falmouth, Maine. If you’re into hiking, this would be the perfect place to elope!

  • Johnson Field Preserve at Mackerel Cove on Bailey’s Island. Want to get married under a huge oak tree with fishing boats in the background? Bonus, have your intimate reception at the Bailey Island Library, just up the hill.

  • Hidden Pond Although I tried to stay away from traditional wedding venues for this blog post, I’m adding Hidden Pond because of their amazing Potter’s Shed, which can hold a small wedding party. Here’s an elopement I officiated at Hidden Pond where you can see pictures of the Shed.

  • Schooner, Windjammer or Sailboat Maine is full of old wooden schooners so you have many to choose from. Some of my favorites are: Frances, J.&E. Riggin, Appledore, and Calendar Island Sailing

  • North Star Orchards in Madison, Maine. I officiated a wedding here and wow, what a view!

  • Artist’s Covered Bridge Can you imagine a more romantic sport for your Maine elopement than an authentic covered bridge near Sunday River in the mountains of western Maine? Reservations are required but it’s always open to the public, so you don’t get exclusive use

  • Jordan Pond A trip to Maine isn’t complete without a visit to Acadia National Park, so why not plan your elopement there, too!? You need a special use permit, call (207) 288-8793 for more info

Other Place to Elope in Maine

I’m a wedding officiant available for your Maine elopement or small wedding. You can also check out these other Maine wedding officiants. I’m sure you’ll find someone you connect with! 


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