Boothbay Harbor has established a reputation as a great destination for a Maine Wedding! While our core business at Harborfields is weekly vacation cottage rentals, we have hosted a number of weddings and other events over the years. Harborfields is a great location with beautiful views, and we would love to share it with you!
Our front lawn forms a natural ampitheater with an incredible panorama of the harbor as the backdrop.... A great spot for a beautiful waterfront wedding ceremony!
Our waterfront lawn overlooking the harbor can accommodate tents of up to 40 x 80 feet for gatherings of up to 150 people.
The south lawn of our 1780 Farmhouse, overlooking the BRLT Thorpe Preserve wildflower meadow and the West Harbor "Back Cove," can accommodate tents of up to 40 x 60 feet for gatherings of up to 100 or so people.
When not storing boats, the boat barn provides a rustic covered space for events, most recently serving as an art gallery! We are currently building an extension to the barn and should be able to seat up to 80 guests for 2018.
The large living room in our Lodge can be set up for banquets of up to 50 people. The Lodge's hilltop location offers an excellent view of the harbor!
The gazebo at Harborfields offers yet another venue for smaller weddings or other gatherings, in a beautiful setting with another great view of the harbor.
Contact Us to arrange for a tour and discuss hosting your waterfront destination wedding event here at Harborfields!
Our grounds offer plenty of opportunity for lawn games and other activities to entertain your guests, and our deep-water dock provides great access to the water and boating! Harborfields is family-friendly, pet-friendly, boater-friendly, and open to all.
The Lodge features 6 bedrooms (three are singles) sleeping up to 9. There are three bathrooms, two with showers and one with a tub (no shower). The complete kitchen includes a dishwasher, as well as four-burner stove with oven, full-sized fridge, 4-slice toaster, microwave, and coffee-maker. There is also a pass-through to the dining room.
The 1780 Farmhouse sleeps up to 10 in five bedrooms, and has two bathrooms, an un-fitted farmhouse-style kitchen, and a living-dining room with a woodstove insert in the original fireplace. The house features a covered porch, and a private patio area. A great accommodation for members of the wedding couple's party, and possible venue for a smaller rehearsal or post-wedding brunch gathering.
In addition to the Lodge and the 1780 Farmhouse, we have another seven Cottages at Harborfields. Most of the cottages feature one bedroom, with additional sleeping options available in the living room, accommodating up to 4, 5 or 6 guests (up to 8 in the two-bedroom Deck Cottage). Our total lodging capacity, with all beds fully occupied, including the Lodge and the Farmhouse, is 56 people.
Our cottages are "rustic," but each cottage has a living area, a full kitchen, a bathroom with shower (two in the Deck Cottage), a woodstove, fireplace, or gas heater in addition to electric heaters; and a deck, porch or patio with a great harbor view and a charcoal grill.
In fall and spring most of the cottages have a two-night minimum
stay. During the summer, the cottages are usually rented on a weekly
basis (typically Saturday to Saturday) and we would certainly welcome
your wedding guests who would like to stay for the week before and/or
after your event.
Each event is unique, so we negotiate each contract individually in order to give you the best value that we can. There are lots of variables, but here are some example packages for weekend wedding events:
Harborfields does not provide the tent, furniture, and equipment rentals, nor catering, bar-tending, or clean-up (although we could help you arrange for such). We do, however, provide water, electrical power, and, if appropriate, porta-potties to supplement the toilet facilities available in any of the cottages you rent. We have on-site parking for 30 to 40 extra vehicles (beyond those of cottage guests), easily accommodating events with 150 guests.... but the parking must be managed. You have access to our waterfront and dock facilities, and all the other amenities that Harborfields provides.
We generally will only do one event per weekend, giving you plenty of time to get set-up and to clean-up. We do not have any special requirements regarding the vendors you use, so you are free to choose the caterer and other vendors of your choice, or even "DIY" with the help of your family and friends.
Please contact us to inquire about the possibilities for your event.
We are fully booked for 2017 and are now accepting reservations for 2018.
as of 2 April 2017
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Bride: "Thank you SO much for everything! We couldn't have had a more perfect week and site for our wedding! Good luck to all the couples getting married at Harborfields this year! You are in for a real treat!"
Mother of Bride: "As the mother of the bride thank you for this beautiful setting and you help and hospitality. Everything turned out great! good luck to you in the future with Harborfields!"
Step-Mother of Bride: "What a perfect day and venue. Thank you harborfields!"
Uncle of Bride: "As an uncle of the bride, The whole day was awesome in every way!"
Father of Bride: "A spectacular spot for the wedding of my daughter! The Harborfields staff are so helpful and friendly, and gave us perfect weather..." (Note from Harborfields Staff: Umm, we don't really have any control over the weather!)
Father of Bride: "Everyone said this was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to!"
Groom: "Thank you so much once again. So many people had a blast at the wedding and absolutely LOVED Harborfields. They already want us to schedule a reunion! As I said the whole time we were down there, "this place makes your coffee taste better!" I truly miss the place and will certainly be returning!"
Caterer: "It was a pleasure working with you. I appreciate your spring site tours and your help today. Haborfields is certainly a beautiful setting for a wedding."
Bride and Groom: "THANK YOU, Tim and Wendy, for a wonderful stay. We couldn't have asked for a better location or more accommodating hosts! We'll be back! E + J"
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH. We had the most amazing stay at Harborfields. Everything was absolutely perfect. Our family and friends could not say enough about how great it is there and how magical it is . Your generosity, kindness, and wonderfulness will never be forgotten. We can't wait to return. And we will -- PROMISE. Love Chris + Ash.
PO Box 524
West Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04575