Meetings and Weddings

Whether you are planning a board meeting, dream wedding, small convention, family reunion, or executive retreat, Bar Harbor is a world-class destination. The name Bar Harbor conjures up images of a rockbound coast, towering spruce trees, windjammer schooners coasting offshore, fresh lobster, glamorous mansions and the breathtaking splendor of Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor offers extraordinary hospitality and outstanding service. With more than 3,000 rooms in over 90 lodging facilities and more than 50 restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, we have a lot to offer you. Bar Harbor also has a wide variety of activities available on the land and on the sea, whether you have planned group activities or prefer individual outings. Some of the most popular activities are hiking, biking, whale-watching and kayaking. Attendees can also take a historic walking tour of Bar Harbor, visit one of our museums or take a narrated tour of Acadia National Park.
 
Bar Harbor is serviced by two regional airports, the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and the Bangor International Airport. Getting around town is easy with so much to see and do within walking distance. During the summer the Island Explorer bus system offers free transportation around the island and into Acadia National Park.
 
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce can assist you in planning a successful and memorable occasion. Our services are at no charge to you. To begin the process, just complete our Request for Information Form below. 
 
MDI WEDDINGS/ WEDDING OFFICIANT AND PLANNING
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MDI WEDDINGS/ WEDDING OFFICIANT AND PLANNING

Your wedding should have that personal feel! As a Wedding Officiant and Planner I am able to provide a customized wedding to fit the nature of each and every individual couple. Should you decide to have a large or small wedding or just a simple elopement every detail will be thought out from beginning to end. I am there to guide the wedding couple to have that special day they desire. I am very happy to Officiate weddings for the LGBT community and will provide services geared toward their long awaited moment. Please contact me to schedule your special day!

Unlike most Officiants, I get to know my couples personally. We meet in person, by FaceTime or Skype, communicate through texts, and emails and by phone conversations. I reply to all communications within 6-8 business hours everyday of the week.

Lastly as a Notary Public I am more than willing to come to your business or home should you need services requiring a Notary. Please take a look at my website for more information and feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.

I wish you the best of luck and many Happy Years of Marriage!
Warm Wishes,
Adam

ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES
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ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES

At Acadia Lobster Bakes we catch the lobster ourselves and prepare it to perfection for your party. We'll serve up a delicious Maine Lobster and all the fixings for 25 to 250 guests. Nothing beats a traditional Maine Lobster Bake! Call us for your next family reunion, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company picnic. We'll set up on your location or provide a comfortable spot for some serious lobster eating! We are lifelong residents of Mount Desert Island, and take great care in providing the finest Downeast lobster bake in our area. We treat every event like a family affair, and respect how important your family reunion, wedding reception, and company picnic are. For additional information and help with planning your special event please call Mark Hanscome at (207)-460-2314. Thank you for considering Acadia Lobster Bakes for your upcoming special occasion!

WALLACE TENT & PARTY RENTALS
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WALLACE TENT & PARTY RENTALS

One stop shopping for weddings and other special events

ACADIA HOTEL - DOWNTOWN
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ACADIA HOTEL - DOWNTOWN

Located in the center of Bar Harbor on the Village Green, The Acadia Hotel – Downtown is Bar Harbor’s premier boutique hotel. Complementary bicycles, modern amenities, large outdoor hot tub, and reasonably priced immaculate guest rooms/suites make this hotel a top pick!  Newly renovated with AC, TVs, private baths and parking. Open Year Round

WILD IRIS FARM - CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC BAR HARBOR, WEDDING CARRIAGES, HORSE BOARDING
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WILD IRIS FARM - CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC BAR HARBOR, WEDDING CARRIAGES, HORSE BOARDING

See Bar Harbor the way it was meant to be viewed  - in a classic, open carriage drawn by stately Shire draft horses!   Wild Iris Farm offers HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BAR HARBOR complete with a narrative of some of the town's history and sites of interest.  Relax and enjoy the sound of the horses' hoofs clip clopping along as we visit downtown and some of the quieter residential streets.  Book a tour today and enjoy this often forgotten pleasure.

Planning a wedding? Feel like princesses in our CLASSIC WEDDING CARRIAGE.  Our carriages are designed to meet each bride's wishes.  Our customers often use the words "ELEGANT, MEMORABLE, MAGICAL" when describing their special carriage.  Check out our web site for more information @  www.wildIrisHorseFarm.com/weddings

FARM TOURS 
are being offered during the months of June, July & August.  Come on out to the farm and visit our chickens, goats and horses then take a scenic carriage ride through rural Bar Harbor in our farm wagon.

Wild Iris Farm also offers PRIVATE LESSONS for those interested in learning how to drive a horse and buggy. Contact us at 207-288-5234 for further information and availability.

Visiting Acadia National Park with your horse?  Wild Iris Farm has a FULL-SERVICE HORSE BOARDING FACILITY just a stone's throw away from the park's infamous carriage road system!  Check our web site www.WildIrisHorseFarm.com/boarding or www.AcadiaHorseBoarding.com

  207-288-5234.  TICKETS FOR CARRIAGE TOURS AND FARM TOURS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE
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www.WildIrisHorseFarm.com

BAR HARBOR HOTEL-BLUENOSE INN
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BAR HARBOR HOTEL-BLUENOSE INN

Spectacular ocean views! Bar Harbors only AAA 4-Diamond hotel and restaurant - elegant and immaculate. 2 guest buildings: Mizzentop: 52 luxury oversized rooms most with fireplaces and private balconies. Stenna Nordica: 45 deluxe rooms with views and common terrace. All have AC, HBO, refrigerators, wireless internet. Indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, steam and fitness rooms. Magnificent Great Room with in-season nightly entertainment. Quiet in-town, 2 min. to Acadia National Park. Value packages include dining and activities. Open May through Oct. Rates: peak season $229 - $549; off season $119 - $309

BAR HARBOR CATERING COMPANY
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BAR HARBOR CATERING COMPANY

Hello, We're BHCC, and we'd love to be your caterer.

Actually, we want to be more than just your caterer, because when you hire Bar Harbor Catering Company, we're not only going to provide you with exceptional food and service, but you also get the entire BHCC team as your resource. Have questions about rentals? Need help outlining your day-of timeline? We've got that covered and so much more, just call us your own personal event concierge!

BAR HARBOR CLUB
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BAR HARBOR CLUB

A Unique Seaside Venue Whether it's a board meeting for 10 or a wedding for 300, the Bar Harbor Club offers you the space you need in a beautiful environment inspired by nature and enhanced by modern technology. The perfect place to motivate. To challenge. To celebrate. The state-of-the-art facility, waterfront location and impeccable service guarantee the success of any meeting and event. Exceptional Personalized Service Planning a family reunion, anniversary party or gathering? The Bar Harbor Club's professional staff will create and customize a spectacular special event, allowing you to be the ultimate host. For more information or a tour of our conference facilities please contact our group sales department, at 877-237-3610 or email info@barharborresorts.com.

HARBORSIDE HOTEL, SPA AND MARINA
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HARBORSIDE HOTEL, SPA AND MARINA

Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor, and just moments away from Acadia National Park, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina offers breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay and the ocean beyond. With the finest guest accommodations and unsurpassed hospitality, Harborside is the perfect destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, weddings, and business conferences. The hotel has 187 deluxe guest rooms and suites. Each room includes a semi private balcony, luxurious linens, and your choice of king or two double beds. Our deluxe guest rooms have the added features of marble bathrooms, flat panel televisions and the finest amenities available. For the utmost in superior accommodations, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina offers deluxe studios, one, two, and three bedroom suites.

BAR HARBOR INN & SPA
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BAR HARBOR INN & SPA

Bar Harbor's premier oceanfront hotel and luxury spa. Great in-town convenience. Superior First Class by Official Hotel Guide. Voted one the top 500 hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure 2008 and 2009. Elegant rooms/suites; king/queen beds, premium bedding; waterfront balconies. Special Value Packages with lodging, meals, activities. Superior hotel amenities from complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, luxury robes and wireless internet, to homemade cookies on arrival. Fine dining, Reading Room Restaurant; Casual dining, Terrace Grille. Delicious cuisine, attentive service, breathtaking ocean views.

HAMPTON INN - BAR HARBOR
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HAMPTON INN - BAR HARBOR

Offering stunning views of the ocean and mountains, Hampton Inn Bar Harbor is set in a private, secluded location, just a short walk from downtown Bar Harbor. Each guest room at this Bar Harbor hotel features upscale design and homelike amenities including free WiFi, a refrigerator, work desk and coffeemaker. Browse channels on the 42-inch LED TV and sleep well in the clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Upgrade to a comfortable suite for more space and amenities, including a balcony with wonderful ocean views. Join us each morning for Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, featuring our famous freshly baked waffles.
 
Enjoy fantastic amenities at this hotel including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a whirlpool, fitness center, and free 24-hour business center. 

OLI'S TROLLEY- ACADIA ISLAND TOURS
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OLI'S TROLLEY- ACADIA ISLAND TOURS

Our fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia national Park are a fun, relaxing way to discover the unique treasures of our area. Enjoy our friendly guides’ knowledge and flair for storytelling while you journey past historic landmarks and fantastic scenery. For new visitors and returning guests alike, Oli’s Trolley offers an unforgettable way to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Join us to see why guests say it’s the best tour they have ever taken! For tickets and information visit www.olistrolley.com, call 207 288 9899 or visit us in person at Olis Trolley Gift Shop, 1 West Street Bar Harbor Maine.

BAR HARBOR REGENCY, RESORT & MARINA
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BAR HARBOR REGENCY, RESORT & MARINA

The Bar Harbor Regency is capable of catering to groups of 10 to 500. From important business meetings, annual events, large touring groups, or other special occasions the Regency has four banquet areas, three oceanfront break-out rooms and two ocean view master suites, we provide more than 4000 sq. ft of meeting space. Additional outdoor tent space can be provided on our beautiful grounds upon request. Our Food & Beverage team is capable of preparing and serving meals to suit all tastes, from a continental breakfast buffet to a full-service 7 course dinner and everything in between. Choose from an extensive catering menu or create your own custom menus with fully stocked bars to match. Our staff will gladly work with your vendors and other contractors. Should you be in need of additional assistance, we can offer help in choosing a professional local contractor with whom we have a strong standing relationship. For more information or a tour of our facilities, please contact our Sales department at (877) 237-3610 or sales@barharborresorts.com.

RIVERSIDE STUDIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
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RIVERSIDE STUDIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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 beautiful Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor - Mt.Desert Island area of Maine. We are the Bar Harbor Wedding Photographers of choice. 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 and unobtrusive manner. We also know all of the best locations at which to create beauitful Wedding Photography in Acadia National Park.. Find out why we say: "At Riverside Studio Your Image is our Business""

ABBE MUSEUM
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ABBE MUSEUM

The mission of the Abbe Museum, Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate, is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. The Abbe works closely with the Wabanaki people to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience. With a collection of over 50,000 archaeological, historic and contemporary objects, the Museum's collections conservation program is recognized nationally as a model for museums. The Abbe holds the largest and best-documented collection of Maine Native American basketry in any museum. 

Historic Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring is open May-October. Admission charged at both locations.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT® SHOP WEDDING FAVORS
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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT® SHOP WEDDING FAVORS

Give a keepsake of your Bar Harbor wedding to your wedding party and guests that: (1) reflects the location of your special event, (2) compliments your theme, and (3) will be treasured every year. Give one of our unique wedding ornaments, made-in-Maine/USA, and personalized with your wedding date and names. Choose from our Website's large selection of handcrafted designs, or let us customize one for you.

HULLS COVE SCHOOLHOUSE
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HULLS COVE SCHOOLHOUSE

We welcome you to the Hulls Cove Schoolhouse!  This 1909 Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and managed as a non-profit by the Hulls Cove Neighborhood Association. It is a very popular local venue for wedding receptions, (weddings too), birthday parties, memorial receptions, contra dances, bridal showers, catered events, meetings and the like.  The Schoolhouse is available to rent from late April through November and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Unlike modern venues, the “Old Schoolhouse” is like stepping back in time and loved by all!  Call 207-288-5193 or email asousa@myfairpoint.net and reserve your special date.

ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL & EVENT CENTER
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ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL & EVENT CENTER

Oceanfront rooms with balconies or patios. Indoor & outdoor saltwater pools, 2 lighted tennis courts, fitness center, and WiFi. 650 ft. ocean front pebble beach with a pier. Some efficiency units, lowest oceanfront rates. Extensive meeting & function space. AAA 119 Eden St. (Rt. 3) Mail address Box 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Rates: July 1-Labor Day $189-379. Call for other dates. Breakfast in season. Open Year Round. Also: Apt & Penthouse available.

Additional Resources

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105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
781-626-2256