As the name suggests, the southern coast of Maine is located just over the New Hampshire border. The first town encountered when crossing the Memorial Bridge is Kittery, established in 1647 and the oldest town in the state. Along the bucolic shoreline are beaches and then more beaches. Taken together with the art galleries and antique shops, there are countless nooks for an elopement. Not to mention the scenic shoreline with marinas and private clubs for a larger wedding affair. Unsure what is the right place for you? Let your notary know what you are looking for, and he or she will likely have suggestions.
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Some Favorite Wedding Venues
★ Summer home to President George H. W. Bush with postcard perfect charm, Kennebunkport’s Captain’s Collection consists of historic ship captain homes that are available for a ceremony and overnight wedding guests.
★ In Scarborough, Maine, a fallen soldier can be memorialized during a wedding ceremony at a civil war monument. Another option, in Kittery, is the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial, that recognizes WWI soldiers. Both offer informal and meaningful unique settings.
★ Looking for the quintessential Maine wedding? Make it nautical. Have the ceremony at a local restaurant that serves lobster dinners.
★ Reminisce for a get-away destination wedding with friends and family. Have a summer camp-like wedding experience on a lake or in the woods.
★ The Vinegar Hill Farm and Music Theater in Arundel, Maine is elegant and equipped for a musical or theatrical event.
★ Public parks, beaches and gardens are throughout the southern coast of Maine. Many have lovely gazebos and scenic areas, ideal for a ceremony – and oftentimes for no charge, just a simple permit.
★ Learn more about Maine wedding laws and to search for a Maine notary throughout the state here.
★ Not getting married in Maine? Find your perfect wedding officiant in other states using our search tool.
★ Visit our JPs by State section to learn more about Maine notaries.
★ Maine’s Tourism site has loads of ideas for venues and vendors.
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