Thinking of having your Wedding on Peaks Island?
Peaks Island, ME is a popular site for weddings. But an Island wedding has its complications, and logistics that can add costs.
While many brides yearn for a beach wedding, beach access on Peaks is limited. See http://peaksisland.info/peaks-island-beaches/
TEIA hosts weddings at their historic wooden “casino” on a beach. Most brides chose the lawn for a ceremony, with a splendid view. TEIA has a kitchen but offers limited amenities, and all food, beverages, lighting, flowers, music etc. must be brought in. https://teiaclub.org/
Check out the Event space category under Organizations to find these locales.
The Lions’ Club Greenwood Gardens is popular, with a beautiful sea view lawn and a capacious indoor facility with a stage. Amenities are limited.
The Inn on Peaks Island offers a more full service venue, with a restaurant that can cater if you wish.
The Harbor View at Jones Landing also offers a venue and some food service, tho is usually more popular for rehearsal dinners or post wedding brunches. Island Lobster House also has an event space on their lawn and offers lobster bakes.
Fifth and Eighth Maine are both available for rentals for events.
People do have their ceremonies on the rocky areas on the backshore. These are only suitable for small parties unless people don’t mind ending up in the water.
While there are plenty of rentals on the Island they book early (December) so you will need to plan ahead to house your guests and wedding party.
Getting to the Island. While Casco Bay Lines is available it can be crowded in summer and people are sometimes turned away to wait for the next boat. You can reserve the Bay Mist for your party. At a minimum you should alert Bay Lines to the size of your group. Also keep in mind the last ferry ….
The water taxis are also available but not cheap. They do go where you need them tho – -such as TEIA.
A permit is needed for fireworks on Peaks Island. Now you know.