Weddings: Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Parties
For a unique setting for your Maine coast wedding, consider Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. No matter what the occasion, you’ll find a gorgeous backdrop at the Gardens.
There is a variety of outdoor gardens to choose from for your ceremony, from the fragrant and colorful rose arbor to the gazebo situated by the tranquil Back River. Choose from the Cleaver Event Lawn with thousands of blooming perennials in the surrounding beds for a tented reception your guests will remember for many years to come; or select our Bosarge Family Education Center for an indoor wedding in the “greenest” building in Maine! Take a virtual tour on FloraFind.
And nearby Boothbay Harbor offers plentiful lodging and entertainment for your guests – a real Maine getaway. Whether your guests prefer to shop and dine on land or take one of the many boat cruises offered downtown or get active with a kayak ride or hike around the land trust trails, there’s something for everyone attending your wedding.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the Gardens and discuss your upcoming wedding, contact our Rental Coordinator at 207-633-4333, extension 110, or contact Rentals and Group Sales Coordinator Niki Janczura via email.
You can download our illustrated brochure and our 2013 rate sheet. You can also view more pictures of weddings at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in our Image Gallery or on our Snapfish website. Also, see information about meetings, parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.
Top Five Reasons to Get Married at the Gardens
1. A variety of choices lets you tailor the wedding to be completely YOU.
With a variety of gardens to choose from for your ceremony and both indoor and outdoor venues for receptions, you are sure to find the perfect setting for your wedding. Our list of Approved Caterers – approved for both their delicious food and top-notch service – ensures that you can discover a caterer that will cater to all of your needs. And finally, our exclusive agreement with Marshall Tent & Event Rental Company provides a high-quality selection of tents and party rentals so you can customize the look of your special day.
2. The Gardens provides a unique and memorable setting for your guests.
“Having our event at the Gardens was a unique way for us to thank our Clara Barton Society members and those distinctive leaders in our community who are committed to the Mid Coast Red Cross Chapter and the emergency services we provide. The Gardens’ extremely knowledgeable and helpful event staff and the striking setting made the planning and coordination of this event a pleasure for all of us.”
-Connie Jones, Executive Director, Mid Coast Chapter, American Red Cross
3. You can’t take a bad photo at the Gardens!
“I couldn’t dream up a more beautiful setting for wedding photos. For every photo, from the family portrait to fun group shots to intimate “first photos” of the couple, there is a place to suit each party’s needs. I especially love the Shoreland Trail with its views of the Back River and rocky coastline or the Rose Arbor with its rainbow of colors as a backdrop. (Too bad you can’t smell the roses in the pictures, too!)”
-Bob Mitchell, Robert Mitchell Photography
4. The Gardens is a favorite for local wedding planners.
It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens as a favorite” wedding venue in Mid-Coast, Maine. Our Brides & Grooms have marveled at the gorgeous backdrops available at the gardens for their nuptials (the rose arbor and waterfall are among their favorites), and with nearby Boothbay Harbor, out of town guests get to enjoy the total Maine experience. It is the perfect place to say ‘I Do!’”
-Rev. Connie Mills, All In One Weddings
5. Garden Weddings are a beautiful and colorful theme – and your decorations are already in part taken care of!
“Being completely involved with the Gardens from its very beginning, we know that it is an absolutely amazing place to be married! The Boothbay Region Greenhouses has enjoyed creating bridal flowers for the simplest of garden weddings to designing elaborate table & tent decorations for the most elegant of events. Whether the wedding is on the Cleaver Event Lawn, on the Great Lawn, in the Kerr Hall or the new Bosarge Family Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a wonderful venue for your wedding!”
-Kitty & Bob Boyd, Boothbay Region Greenhouses