Weddings & Special Occassions
The Acadia and Bar Harbor Region offers many options that will make your wedding or other special event a truly memorable one. This guide provides information on a variety of resources from Acadia National Park and State of Maine requirements through local lodging and tours to florists and event photographers. This is the perfect resource for event planning and to show family and friends why they absolutely will love coming here! (Click titles or images to access more info.)
Acadia National Park Weddings
P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Permits are required for weddings and commitment ceremonies in the park, with the exception of simple ceremonies of up to 10 people that meet certain restrictions. The nonrefundable application fee is $50. The National Park Service maintains strict conditions for private events, so please read the regulations and conditions and determine if they correspond with your event plans. Receptions are not permitted in the park, unless they are held at a park concession facility.
Bar Harbor Inn - Congratulations on Your Engagement!
Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
800-350-3352 or Email
The Bar Harbor Inn is one of Maine’s premier wedding destinations offering a spectacular oceanfront location for your special day. For your on-site ceremony, we offer a beautiful outdoor garden location on our bay view lawn. Two unique ocean view reception rooms provide sweeping panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands and is the perfect venue for both large and intimate receptions. Our resort bridal services also include an on site Spa, offering a variety of packages and treatments specific to the bride and wedding party, as well as overnight accommodations for your out of town guests.
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center
119 Eden Street (Route 3), Bar Harbor, ME 04609
800-336-2463 or Email
You’ve chosen the perfect soul mate, let us help you choose the perfect location for your wedding at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. Our reception facilities accommodate wedding parties of up to 300 guests, and we’ll help you plan every detail from floral arrangements and photographers, to banquet menus and room blocks and activities for your guests. Make the wedding of your dreams a reality against the dramatic coastal landscape of the Frenchman Bay.
Acadian Boat Tours
Summer Sailing Location:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
207-801-2300 or Email
Acadian Boat Tours offers Frenchman Bay sightseeing/nature cruises, family-friendly fishing trips (3 & 4 hours), puffin/lighthouse tours and fall spectacular Somes Sound Fjord tour. Our boats are comfortable and fully USCG licensed, equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, galley service, and restrooms. You will find us on the outskirts of downtown Bar Harbor, where we offer FREE ONSITE PARKING. The Acadian boat is pet friendly.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
1 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Email or Online Ticketing
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. offers many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. Featuring several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips sailing daily throughout the summer season. Enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget.
Northeast Guide Service
142 Moosehead Lake Road, P.O. Box 1623, Greenville, ME 04441
Call 888-484-3317 or Email
Northeast Guide Service is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia and the Bar Harbor region. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Reserve your spot today! Call 888-484-3317
Locations Across the U.S. and Canada
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We are one of the leading florists in the United States delivering flowers since 1923. We have roses, fresh flower bouquets, blooming and green plants, and fruit and goodies baskets for any occasion. Our network connects with over 25,000 professional florists across the country.
Same Day Delivery for the U.S. and Canada is usually available from Monday through Saturday on orders received before 1:00 pm weekdays, and 12:00 noon Saturdays, within the recipient’s time zone (excluding holidays and peak floral delivery periods). Otherwise, next-day delivery is the norm.
Locations Across the U.S. and Canada
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Flowers Fast is one of the top 100 florists in the United States who provide beautiful floral designs fast all over the entire country. They have the right floral arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, get well situations, new babies, father’s and mother’s days, and every other occasion. Check out their most popular designs, or the many other gift ideas such as teddy bears spa gifts, and even jewelry!
We have been designing cakes for over 30 years on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine from custom multi-tiered cakes with beautiful handmade flowers to simple iced cakes with fresh fruits, flowers or herbs. All cakes, fillings and icings are homemade. Contact us through our Facebook page given above or by calling us.
Morning Glory Bakery
The Morning Glory Bakery is a popular Bar Harbor bakery located on 39 Rodick Street between the Village Green and Cottage Street. We bake fresh breads and pastries daily. Please call Camille or Maria for more information about tiered cakes or other special occassion delights. Always remember - At Bar Harbor's Morning Glory Bakery we are “Always from Scratch!”
Churches/Places of Worship:
Bar Harbor Area
This provides a list of the places of worship located on Mount Desert Island including Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and several other villages. Also, included are synagogues in Bangor.
To view a list of places of worship in Ellsworth and Lamoine along with the synagogues in Bangor select Ellsworth Area.
Flowers from Across the US
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We are one of the top 100 florists in the United States who provide beautiful floral designs fast all over the country. We have the right floral arrangement for birthdays, anniversaries, get well situations, new babies, father’s and mother’s days, and every other occasion. Check out our most popular designs, or the many other gift ideas such as teddy bears spa gifts, and even jewelry!
I have completed more than 1000 exceptional Maine Weddings! We do full set up, presentation of bouquets, pinning on of personal flowers, resetting of arrangements from ceremonial places to celebration areas. I do lush, lavish, seductive or minimal ambiance with always better than imagined design.
The Bud Connection
We offer professional flower arrangements and gifts for any occasion. Our expert florists are committed to designing beautiful, quality arrangements and providing exceptional customer service. We offer reliable floral delivery throughout Ellsworth as well as same-day delivery services for your convenience.
Queen Anne's Flower Shop
Queen Anne's Flower Shop is owned and operated by Mo McGuire. Mo has had a passion for flowers ever since she was as tall as the flowers that she grew to love. She has a special touch for creating unique color palettes and texture combinations that are perfect for your wedding or special occassion.
Sweet Pea Gardens
We offer year-round, full-service wedding designs and set-up. We can design flower arrangements for the tables, church, bridal bouquets, corsages or just provide buckets of glorious flowers and you can get creative and do your own arrangements. We have a abundance of fresh cut flowers.
Ambient Lighting & Audio:
We are Maine's number 1 resource for wedding, special occassion, and dance DJ's, ambient music and lighting, and planning. We cover most of the State of Maine and have been in the business since the late 1970's. Call us today and begin building great memories!
High Tech Entertainment
We provide professional DJ services and customer service throughout the State of Maine. We listen to our customers' ideas and build custom packages to make the event a success. Whether you need a DJ for a destination wedding or for a high school prom, High Tech Entertainment is here to create memories that last a lifetime.
Music for Weddings:
- Shane Ellis and the Big D: (207) 244-3729
- String Quartets: (207) 465-2310
- Bob Charest Music: (207) 797-3848
- Tony Boffa Music: (207) 797-3990
- Big Chief Band: (207) 831-7382
- Motor Booty Affair: Contact via Website
- The Martinis: (207) 354-8928
- The Delta Knights Band:: (207) 615-3767
- Matt Fogg: (207) 299-2738
- DJ Bill Lyons: (207) 990-0352
- Dana Lavertu: (207) 947-5114
- Dave Dionne: (800) 757-7281
- Northeast DJ's: (888) 352-6483
Music for Ceremony
- Lincoln Blake: Piano (207) 548-6073
- Maine Cello Duo: (207) 775-1112
- Kevin Morse: Spanish/Classical Guitar (207) 244-4319
- Noreen Silver: Cello, Violin (207) 735-0666; Cell (207) 990-2841
- Barbara Colby: (720) 273-0962 • Email
- Christine L. Harding: (207) 288-4568 • Email
Al Goodrich works full-time as a graphic designer at a local marketing company. On nights and weekends, he enjoys capturing your memories at weddings, special functions, and other important gatherings. If Al is not photographing his loyal customers he can be found coaching youth sports or hanging out with his wife Erica and two children Liam and Lily. Contact him directly to make arrangements for hime to capture those important memories.
Since 1995 Riverside Studio and award winning photographer William (Billy) Brehm have been working with brides and grooms from around the world who decide to celebrate their special day in the Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor - Mt.Desert Island area of Maine. Our contacts with all of the finest venues and our extensive knowledge of the most beautiful locations available enable us to create storybook images of your wedding day in an elegant manner.
Beauty Salon Services:
- Tracey McDevitt: (207) 667-6124
- Carisa's Salon: (207) 288-9444
- Charisma by Vicky: (207) 288-3815
- Cynthia's Day Spa & Salon: (207) 288-3426
- Michelle Silvestrone: Creative Cuts (207) 963-4001
- April's Salon: (207) 244-0607
- Hairworks by Kacy: (207) 244-9848
- Head Lines: (207) 244-9083
- From This Day Forward: (207) 593-7774
- Acadia Taxi & Custom Tours: (207) 266-1225
- Airport & Harbor Car Service: (207) 667-5995
- Crystal Limousine: (207) 667-4121
- Island Limo: (207) 288-4646
- At Your Service Private Tours: (207) 288-9222
- Olley's Trolleys: (207) 288-2929
- Wildwood Stables: Carriage Rides (207) 276-3622
- MDI Water Taxi: (207) 244-9848
- Head Lines: Boat (207) 244-7312
Weddings to Remember
I can think of no other place in New England that can match a wedding in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, or many of the surrounding communities for such stunning beauty and the combination of ocean, mountains, and fantastic seafood. This is a wonderful place to share with those whom you love, especially your mate. Perhaps you have already a specific place in mind. If you have not selected one yet, use the interactive Mount Desert Island or Schoodic Peninsula map and explore the many locations and villages. There is are many places to choose from.