Soon-to-weds, we know how it goes: it’s tough to focus on the details when you’re daydreaming about a breathtaking coastal Maine wedding. When it comes time to kick off the planning phase, it can feel like sailing through a storm out on the open waters of the Atlantic — that’s when it helps to get some pointers from the pros (that would be us!). Begin charting the course for your big day at our Maine wedding venue with these practical planning tips.
A Pure Maine Wedding: Tips For Making The Most Of Your Big Day
1. Think About The Setting When Selecting Your Maine Wedding Venue
Here at Sebasco, we boast six specific spots to choose from for your Maine wedding venue, depending on the size of your ceremony and your ideal backdrop as you say your vows. You could set your heart on sweeping vistas of Casco Bay islands from our Pool Lawn, stroll by colorful gardens at the Village Green, or opt for an indoor venue-with-a-view to soak in a memorable sunset over the harbor.
Looking for a scenic venue fit for two? We see many couples swing by and elope to Sebasco for an intimate ceremony — after all, our resort is within a day’s travel from the city but juuust far enough away to feel like you’re actually getting away.
2. When It Comes To Maine Weddings, Less Is More
Before you get too far down the rabbit hole of planning your Maine wedding, remember: Mother Nature does most of the decorating for you. For your guests, it’ll be love at first seaside sight between the Midcoast’s rocky coastline, lush forests, and rolling views of Casco Bay. As tempting as it may be to consider extravagant centerpieces and showy sculptures, you’ll find that taking the tabletop less decorated is equally pleasing to the eye thanks to Maine’s natural beauty.
Chat with our in-house wedding planners to pinpoint a style that fits you — from nautical nuances to rustic elegance to modern styles, a one-of-a-kind Maine wedding setup is just a conversation away.
3. Have A Rain Plan (But Don’t Really Worry About The Weather)
Ah, rain…the meteorological bane of every wedding planning duo. The good news is that a Maine wedding in the rain retains its seaside splendor when it takes place at venues like our window-wrapped Cornelius Room or The Clipper, a cozy building that radiates rustic charm. At either location, the soothing pitter-patter of raindrops sets the scene just as elegantly as clear skies above. As for a replacement to aquatic activities and celebrating on grassy lawns: when the rain clouds roll in, we respond by rolling a few strikes at the candlepin bowling lanes in our Quarterdeck Recreation Center.
4. Give Your Guests The Seaside Lodging Low-Down
All too often, wedding guests get stuck scrambling to find a comfortable spot to stay — but at a resort like Sebasco, your guests will be taken care of just as well as you are. Point them in the direction of our lodging options, and they’ll have no trouble finding a fitting spot to stay. While traditional accommodations and grand harbor views at our Main Lodge get the majority of wedding guest’s attention, families and groups can stick together in a cozy cottage or soak in a Pure Maine experience with an oceanfront view at The Lighthouse.
5. Plan A Visit To Your Maine Wedding Venue
Pictures and praises can only do so much. Before you make arrangements, see our Maine wedding venues for yourself! Get in touch with our wedding planners to start making that Sebasco ceremony dream a reality. Between our wedding brochures and in-person answers, we’ll help make sure the planning process sets off sailing smoothly.