Elopement ceremony in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park Wedding Locations and Tips

I have had the privilege to photograph quite a few intimate weddings and elopements inside Acadia National Park. Here is a list of my favorite Acadia National park wedding and elopement locations. All are listed with information about privacy, the best time for ceremonies, the number of guests allowed, and more!


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Complete List of Acadia Wedding & Elopement Locations

Here is a complete list of Acadia National Park wedding locations in order of how many guests can attend:

  • Cadillac Mountain – 30 (no ceremonies at sunrise or sunset)
  • Otter Cliff – 20
  • Little Hunters Beach – 20
  • Schoodic Point – 25
  • Sand Beach – 30
  • Ocean Drive – 30
  • Otter Point – 30
  • Fabbri Picnic Area – 30
  • Seawall Picnic Area – 35
  • Thompson Island – 50
  • Frazer Point Picnic Area – 50

A Few of our Favorite Acadia Wedding Locations

Otter Cliff & Otter Point

Bride and groom sharing their vows during their Acadia Wedding Locations

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is the most visited location in Acadia National Park, and for good reason! It is the first place to see the sunrise in the United States. Most mornings the summit of Cadillac Mountain is packed full of visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over the Atlantic ocean. Thankfully the crowds disperse quickly after sunrise, so any other time of day you can find a quiet place to explore and the perfect spot for your wedding ceremony!

Cadillac Mountain has a maximum ceremony size of 30 people and does not allow ceremonies during sunrise or sunset. There is a high volume of visitors at these times, so a ceremony wouldn’t be ideal. Waiting until a few hours before sunset for your ceremony is my personal recommendation, so you can take advantage of the best lighting and the least amount of crowds!

Bride and groom standing with each other on Cadillac Mountain, Where to Get Married in Acadia National Park
Bride and groom popping champagne after their Acadia National Park Wedding

Seawall Picnic Area

If you’re dreaming of a private ceremony on the water surrounded by the beauty of Maine and Acadia National Park, Seawall Picnic Area is your dream Acadia Wedding Venue! Seawall Picnic Area is located in the quiet town of Southwest Harbor and features a rocky beach flush against the lush forest. You can choose to have your Acadia National Park wedding in the woods with the ocean as your backdrop or choose a ceremony site right next to the water.

This location is a very accessible permitted ceremony location in Acadia National Park, so if you’re inviting guests with limited mobility, this is a great contender. The National Park Service allows groups of up to 35 to have a wedding ceremony here.

Bride and groom kissing at Seawall Picnic Area during their Acadia National Park wedding locations
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Adventurers turned adventure elopement photographers specializing in national park and hiking elopements! We help couples craft a wedding day that feels authentic to them in a meaningful and epic location. Life’s an adventure, let’s make your wedding one too!