Make the most of Maine’s water views and cool breezes by marrying at Rockport’s Samoset Resort or Bar Harbor’s Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina or West Street Hotel. With scenic waterfronts and doting service, all three are romantic destinations. The oceanside Samoset thinks big for weddings. Its Penobscot Bay Pavilion suits tented outdoor events with water views, while the Breakwater Lawn has a lighthouse to serve as the backdrop. Ballrooms feature distinctive touches such as artisan woodwork and alabaster chandeliers. Bar Harbor weddings take place on a fl agstone patio overlooking lush gardens and ocean views of Frenchman Bay. Guests then move into the elegant Stotesbury Ballroom, accented with cathedral ceilings and wood beams.
WEDDINGS Opal’s wedding packages include a cocktail hour and a full-service dinner. Add on a raw bar, fi reworks or a martini luge. HONEYMOONS At the Samoset Resort in the winter, clink glasses at the Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge. Summer fun spans 230 acres — with swimming, horseshoes, golf and boat charters. Bar Harbor has the state’s only rooftop swimming pool, plus sunset sails. TOP TIP Plan winter ice skating or cross-country skiing outings (Samoset). In summer, take the troupe whale-watching (Bar Harbor). CONTACT 603.373.1118, opalcollection.com/weddings