Bar Harbor wedding venues

A Complete List of Bar Harbor Wedding Venues

Bar Harbor wedding venues are some of the best you can find in Maine. From oceanfront hotels to glamping resorts, rustic farms, and more, Bar Harbor has the perfect wedding for you! If you’re eloping in Acadia National Park but need a reception space for your guests afterward, this list is also for you! Bar Harbor wedding venues can accommodate a variety of group sizes from intimate 30-person or fewer gatherings to 500-person events. This blog post is an up-to-date list of the wedding venues available in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Bar Harbor Venues

Under Canvas Acadia

Under Canvas is a 100-acre upscale glamping resort located right on the ocean, with 1200 feet of coastline, just 35 minutes from Acadia National Park.  From intimate weddings with under 30 guests to full camp buyouts, Under Canvas Resort is the perfect destination for any size wedding!

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Small Weddings

Under Canvas specializes in low-key, nature-centered celebrations. Most of their elopement couples opt for a small ceremony either onsite or in Acadia National Park followed by a catered dinner, s’mores, and stargazing at camp afterward! Under Canvas does not allow music, dancing, or a party atmosphere for small groups as it is disruptive to other guests. Their meadow space can be rented privately to use for the ceremony or reception.

Small group pricing includes the nightly rate of all the tents you book plus any private event space you decide to rent onsite, rates fluctuate seasonally. 

Note: all guests for groups of 30 or fewer are required to stay onsite with a 2-night minimum stay

Larger Weddings

With a full camp buyout, couples receive exclusive access to the entire property and all the amenities, such as the lobby tent, communal space, meadow space, fire pits, on-site staff 24/7, the waterfront, and their Embers Café! The café offers breakfast, dinner, and grab-n-go snacks, and can be available for guests to purchase food and beverages outside of the wedding day. Couples work with a wedding planner and other vendors for catering, décor, florals, and all other details.

Note: Working with an Under Canvas wedding planner is required for couples choosing a full camp buyout

From the Venue

“We love hosting small elopement-style weddings of 30-guests or less, but also offer full camp buyouts so couples can enjoy the entire camp, transforming it for their special wedding weekend! Under Canvas weddings are truly magical, allowing you and your guests the chance to disconnect and come together in nature to celebrate this monumental event with your favorite people!”

Overview

Size: under 30 or full camp buyout

Restrictions: a 2-night minimum stay is required for groups of 30 or fewer and a wedding planner is required for couples choosing a full camp buyout

Recommended Booking: For small groups, it is recommended to book 6 or more months out. A full camp buyout is typically a year or more in advance, even more so if you have a specific date in mind 

Stand Out Feature: It is likely most of your wedding guests have never been to a glamping wedding before! Invite your friends and family to spend time outside together with an incredible oceanfront view! Under Canvas staff can light and maintain campfires so you and your guests can end your wedding night with s’mores and stargazing.

Terramor Outdoor Resort

Perfect for nature lovers, Terramor Outdoor Resort is an upscale glamping experience located in the quiet woods of Mount Desert Island. As your perfect Bar Harbor wedding venue, Terramor offers wedding and elopement packages for 30-person or less intimate parties or full resort buyouts that sleep upwards of 225.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Terramor Outdoor Resort
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From the Venue

“There is no better place to say ‘I Do’ than at Terramor, whose very roots resemble love and connection. Our unique venue provides an inspiring celebration while introducing your party in the beauty of the outdoors. Find peace, privacy and pampering at Terramor.”

Overview

Size: under 30 or full camp buyout (up to 225)

Restrictions: 2-night minimum stay is required for all guests attending, food and beverage (aside from wedding cake) must be ordered through Terramor, decorations must be approved by staff

Recommending Booking: 6 months

Stand Out Features: Dance under the stars on your wedding day and bask in the privacy of the Maine forest. Stay up with your guests making s’mores on the campfire before ending the night in your private glamping tents.

Sweet Pea’s Cafe

Sweet Pea’s Cafe is an entirely outdoor, natural, and rustic venue offering incredible kitchen service and catering. Sweet Pea’s is known around Mount Desert Island for its incredible cuisine and is often recommended by vendors to couples who are especially “food-focused”. Sweet Pea’s Cafe can host groups from under 20 to upwards of 250, but specialize in group dinners with cocktail parties of between 40-60 guests. If you’re looking for a rustic venue with incredible food, Sweet Pea’s is your Bar Harbor wedding venue! 

Bar Harbor wedding venue Sweet Pea's Cafe
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From the Venue

“Sweet Pea’s Cafe is nestled between Bar Harbor Cellars Winery and Sweet Pea’s Farm. Our space is reservable ranging from small, private dinners on our South patio, overlooking the gardens, to large gatherings on our field, overlooking the pond. We have developed wonderful relationships with farmers and fisherman over the years and use local products as often as possible. Booking with Sweet Pea’s means supporting local businesses, farms, and families.”

Overview

Size:  Under 20 to upwards of 250, the space is incredibly customizable and the venue can tailor to suit any needs and desires

Restrictions: From Monday-Friday the minimum spending required is equal to the amount the restaurant sales would have been for that day. On Sundays, the venue can only accommodate more casual pizza parties with salads and simple appetizers.

Recommending Booking: minimum of 6 months in advance but 12 months is recommended

Stand Out Features: Sweet Pea’s Cafe is known for its incredible cuisine and kitchen service, they also offer offsite catering on Mount Desert Island! 

Jordan Pond House

Dreaming of a wedding inside Acadia National Park? Look no further than this Bar Harbor wedding venue! Jordan Pond House is an iconic location on Mount Desert Island. With incredible views overlooking Jordan Pond and the Bubbles, Jordan Pond House offers the perfect reception spaces for intimate weddings and elopements in Bar Harbor.

Overview

Size: Up to 40

Restrictions: Venue can only accommodate one lunch and one dinner reservation daily so reservations may be hard to get

Recommended Booking: 6-12 months

Stand Out Feature: Unless you plan to picnic in the park, this is the only place to eat in Acadia National Park. The views from their private dining room are some of the best in the entire park and their menu is top-rated on Mount Desert Island.

Hulls Cove Schoolhouse

Built in 1909, Hulls Cove Schoolhouse is a historical site located directly in Bar Harbor. Once used as the main school for residents on Mount Desert Island, the schoolhouse has been renovated into a stunning wedding venue for couples looking to get married on the coast of Maine. This Bar Harbor wedding venue is available May through October and can accommodate groups of 150 or fewer.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Hulls Cove schoolhouse
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Overview

Size: up to 150

Restrictions: event must end before 11:00 PM

Recommending Booking: 3-6 months

Stand Out Feature: This venue is completely customizable and one of the most budget-friendly options on the island

Camp Beech Cliff

From multi-day weddings to intimate lakeside ceremonies, Camp Beech Cliff is the perfect Bar Harbor wedding venue. Located on 50 acres with lakeside views, this Bar Harbor wedding venue offers a variety of locations with diverse scenery options. From an outdoor amphitheater to a lakeside retreat, “great room”, and other onsite locations, Camp Beech Cliff offers a variety of spaces for rent so you can make your wedding dreams and reality. The smaller the wedding party the more spaces become available, but Camp Beech Cliff has space to accommodate large groups of up to 300. 

Camp Beech Cliff can provide all chairs, tables, and dance floors needed to make your dream day so no need to rent from an outside vendor. The venue also provides dedicated on-site staff members to ensure your day runs smoothly as well as parking attendants if needed. 

Bar Harbor wedding venue Camp Beech Cliff
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From the Venue

“Camp Beech Cliff hosts many gatherings each year. From multi-day weddings in the amphitheater, to more intimate lakeside team retreats and afternoon birthday parties on the climbing wall, CBC has a space to make your group experience memorable.”

Overview

Size: Up to 300

Recommending Booking: 12 months in advance

Stand Out Features: Camp Beech Cliff can accommodate small and large parties with a view over Acadia like no other

The Causeway Club

The Causeway Club’s venue, The Red Barn, is a 100-year-old rustic barn located in Southwest Harbor. The venue features a 1620 square foot barn with a 400 square foot deck overlooking their stunning golf course and the ocean.

Bar Harbor wedding venue The Causeway Club
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Overview

Size: up to 225

Recommended Booking: 12 months

Stand Out Feature: The Causeway Club venue is the perfect combination of coastal and rustic

Bar Harbor Hotels

Asticou Inn

The Asticou Inn is a gorgeous oceanfront property located on the Northeast Harbor of Mount Desert Island. The Asticou Inn is one of the most picturesque Bar Harbor wedding venues on this list due to the variety of ceremony and reception spaces on the property. From small intimate weddings to large traditional wedding, the Asticou Inn is the perfect venue for whatever your wedding dreams are.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Asticou Inn
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Small Weddings

For smaller weddings, the Asticou Inn offers couples the option to rent out their Harbor View Room. The Harbor View Room features an indoor area that can hold up to 40 people and an outdoor and covered porch area that can host weddings up to 50 people.

Larger Weddings

For larger weddings, the Asticou Inn offers full property rentals where 100+ guests can stay on-site and participate in all the wedding festivities. The venue has a large restaurant that can host weddings of up to 120 people and the Grand Lawn where weddings can go up to 300+ people.

From the Venue

“At the Asticou-Inn, imagine your wedding amidst the glistening blue water and cool ocean breeze that is Northeast Harbor. You will be surrounded by the lush Asticou grounds, the most beautiful mountains, historical trails, and gardens in New England.”

Overview

Size: 20-300 guests

Restrictions: For larger events (renting out the entire property) there is a 2-night minimum stay for all guests and music must end at 11 pm. For small events, festivities must end by 9 pm. All food and drink must be ordered through the inn.

Recommended Booking: full property events 18 months, small events 2 months

Stand Out Feature: With beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, your special occasion here will be a one-of-a-kind experience, cultivated by talented chefs and creative event planners. You will experience genuine care and comfort from staff that has been an Asticou-Inn tradition for more than a century.

Bar Harbor Inn

The Bar Harbor Inn is a stunning luxury oceanside hotel located steps from downtown Bar Harbor. The Inn is one of Maine’s premier wedding venues featuring incredible views of Maine’s coastline and offering service with the genuine hospitality of Mainers. The Bar Harbor Inn can accommodate groups of 25-125 and will work with couples to create the wedding event of their dreams.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Bar Harbor Inn
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Small Weddings

The Bar Harbor Inn offers its Porcupine Room for groups of 25 – 48. The Porcupine Room is a smaller event space located in the historic Main Inn, with huge panoramic windows and a large balcony overlooking Frenchman’s Bay.

From the Venue

“Our beautifully landscaped, historic property offers an outdoor ceremony location steps away from Frenchman Bay, promising spectacular wedding photography. We can host groups of 25 – 125 in one of our beautiful ocean view reception spaces. With our exceptional guest services and outstanding cuisine, we can surely create the coastal Maine wedding of your dreams.”

Overview

Size: 25-125 guests

Restrictions: 2-night minimum stay for all guests, all food and drink must be ordered through the venue, and if there are fewer than 25 people there are food and beverage minimums

Recommended Booking: 12-18 months

Stand Out Feature: The historic property not only has a wedding reception space, but also a gorgeous lawn for ceremonies and a spa for hair and makeup, or a post-wedding massage. The venue also has multiple food outlets on the property; The Reading Room for breakfast, The Terrace Grille, or Pool Bar for lunch, and the Reading Room for Dinner.

Harborside Hotel/The Bar Harbor Club

The Harborside Hotel offers full-service packages for weddings of every size, style, and budget. The Harborside Hotel / The Bar Harbor Club offers a variety of wedding packages and can work with each couple to match their needs, desires, and budget to create their dream wedding day. Located right in downtown, the Harborside Hotel is one of Bar Harbor’s most iconic wedding venues.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Harborside Hotel
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From the Venue:

“Our unique venues, award-winning resorts, and luxury amenities make this the ideal location for intimate celebrations and grand, lavish affairs. Opt for an outdoor ceremony backdropped by the Atlantic Ocean on the Ceremony Lawn. Or, celebrate your big day in the opulent Stotesbury Ballroom, with its panoramic views of the sea. We also offer full-service packages for weddings of every size, style, and budget. Just as no two miles of Maine’s gorgeous coastline are alike, neither are two weddings at the Bar Harbor Club.”

Overview

Size: up to 300

Restrictions: Food and drink must be ordered through the venue

Recommended Booking: 12-18 months

Stand Out Feature: The Harborside Hotel/The Bar Harbor Club offers eight indoor venues with over 11,000 square feet of space, including a 4,200-square-foot Stotesbury Ballroom. The venue features incredible views of the Maine coast and offers luxury amenities.

Bar Harbor Regency

The Bar Harbor Regency is located just one mile from downtown Bar Harbor and is located directly on the Maine coastline. The Bar Harbor Regency offers a variety of ceremony and reception spaces with space available to accommodate up to 500-person events. Staff will work with couples individually to create custom wedding day packages that fit their needs and desires.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Bar Harbor Regency
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From the Venue:

“We can help you to plan your event from start to finish offering suggestions for menu design, theme dinners, guest activities, childcare, and more. Come and enjoy our spacious and elegantly appointed guestrooms, championship golf course, tennis courts, restaurants, swimming pools, and health club all in one of the most scenic locations you’ll ever know. Make it yours at the Bar Harbor Regency.”

Overview

Size: Can accommodate groups between 10-500

Restrictions: food and drink must be ordered through the venue

Recommended Booking: 12-18 months

Atlantic Oceanside

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center is located in Bar Harbor and offers beautiful views of Maine’s coastline.

Bar Harbor wedding venue Atlantic Oceanside
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From the Venue:

“Our private 12-acre oceanfront resort is one of New England’s finest wedding locations. Enjoy a ceremony overlooking gorgeous Frenchman Bay as boats sail by. Host an ocean view cocktail reception amongst the beautiful gardens surrounding the Willows mansion. Then dine on exquisite cuisine and dance the night away at our newly renovated ballroom at the Event Center, just steps from the ocean’s edge.”

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