There are so many breathtaking seaside spots to elope in Maine it can be hard to choose! Here are some of my favorite spots in the state to photograph elopements. I recommend visiting the spots ahead of time if you can to find a location that feels right for you and your fiancé. When planning your elopement (for all these locations and elsewhere) make sure to contact the proper Park authority for permission/permitting. Happy Eloping!
1. Spring Point Lighthouse
Spring Point Lighthouse is tucked away in South Portland, and is a picturesque place to elope in Maine. The sea air surrounds you and makes you feel like you are at the edge of the earth, yet it is so close to the city. There are three perfect ceremony spots. There is the Fort Preble Bunker that provides an above view of the lighthouse and sea. The field right in front of the lighthouse is a wonderful panoramic spot with sea surrounding you, and if you are worried about rain, just a quick walk away is the All Faiths Chapel which is tiny, and charming. See Anthony and Alicia’s wedding here.
Kennebunkport is a popular tourist destination due to its adorable shops and village, idyllic harbor views, pristine beach, and beautiful homes. The village is peppered with cozy b and b’s, and inns that make it a perfect elopement destination. Many inns have beautiful gardens for ceremonies, and then of course there is the beach for a romantic place to say I do that is close to town.
3. Fort Allen Park, Portland, Maine
Looking for a private spot in Portland to elope? Fort Allen Park is a little known spot in Portland’s East End. You can enjoy the vista of east end then walk down to the water via foot paths. Even in the peak of summer you can go down to the rocks by the sea at Fish Point and barely anyone will be around. Amy and Ben had their secret elopement their last summer, and it was absolutely perfect.
4. Reid State Park
If you are looking for a Midcoast Maine elopement destination, Reid State Park has an incredible landscape- where beach, rocky coast, and conifers abound. The Park has 770 acres of wild coast land and makes for a romantic, private elopement location. See Amy and Jon’s Reid State Park Wedding photos here.
5. Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is the best known gem in Maine, and an unbelievably beautiful piece of land and sea. If I could get married again, I would probably do it here. You can do a small hike and get the best of both worlds- mountains and ocean scape in the same vista. There are so many amazing pots to elope- the forest, the beach, or even a mountaintop overlooking the ocean. I would love to shoot an elopement on top of Cadillac Mountain! You can drive to the mountaintop, but there are other spectacular spots if you dream of hiking to your elopement ceremony.
Elopements are my favorite kind of celebration. Contact me for your Coastal Maine Elopement Photography!
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