4 Reasons to Have a Beach Wedding

Bride and groom kissing on the beach during sunset.

Choosing the perfect place to say ‘I do’ to the love of your life can seem daunting. You want your special day to be an intimate affair, but your guests need to have an exciting time as well. A beach wedding covers all your bases. The natural beauty of the sparkling sea as the backdrop to your wedding vows and the romantic glow of the setting sun to close the evening could convince anyone to choose a beach wedding destination.

Here are four reasons to have a beach wedding this upcoming summer.

1.A Bigger Guest List

A common issue with wedding planning is figuring out the guest list—who makes the cut and who must miss out. With a beach wedding, you are not committed to indoor seating limitations. With the pandemic still in full swing, there is plenty of space by the shore for guests to spread out and enjoy your special day safely. 

2.Amazing Wedding Pictures

With a beach venue, you’ll get to enjoy gorgeous views, and your wedding photos and videos are bound to be stunning. Pictures taken during golden hour and sunset are always a hit, and the wide-open sky will enhance the amazing lighting. 

3.Destination Wedding

If you’re not lucky enough to live by the sea, making your wedding a destination vacation for your friends and family is an amazing idea. You do not have to travel to a tropical paradise or leave the country to get a perfect beach wedding location. Maine is a wonderful place to plan your wedding and has hundreds of beaches for you to choose from.

4.Honeymoon Included

If you pick a beach destination for your wedding, there is no need to book an added extravagant honeymoon. A place like Sands by the Sea has the perfect seaside accommodations for you and your wedding guests. The York Beach area has endless activities and events for you and your partner to enjoy.

If you are currently planning a summer wedding for 2022, the enchanting allure of the Maine coastline and its many beaches is the perfect destination for you. Call (207)363-2211 to start planning your beach wedding in Maine!  

4 Wonderful Reasons to Plan Your Wedding in Maine

Weddings in Maine

Due to COVID-19, we know that a lot of wedding planning had to be put on hold. If you’re recently engaged or are trying to plan a wedding for the near future, may we suggest researching wedding venues in Maine? Maine is flowing with natural beauty. It has breathtaking views and some of the most incredible foods you’ll ever taste.

From beaches to barns, there are many beautiful places to plan a wedding in Maine.

Here are our favorite reasons to get married in Maine: 

Every Terrain You Desire

Maine has every possible landscape that you could imagine for your wedding. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony in the mountains or on the beach, Maine has it. When you travel to Maine for your wedding, you’ll have plenty of both ceremony and reception options in the mountains, rushing rivers, near meadows, barns/farms, nautical coasts, and the lake, old brick mills for an industrial look, etc.

Maine Has Delicious, Fresh Seafood

If you love seafood, you’re in luck! It seems like every local restaurant in Maine serves fresh seafood. The cold waters in the Gulf of Maine mean that they have delicious lobsters, shellfish, and fish. Imagine the look on your guest’s face when you serve them a dish with fresh lobster!

Maine is Home to Wonderful Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Maine is home to many of your favorite breweries, including the very well-known Shipyard Brewing Company and Maine Beer Company. Maine is home to over 100 breweries, so there is always an opportunity to grab an amazing beer. Besides their breweries, Maine is also home to 20 wineries and close to 20 distilleries. When you host your wedding in Maine, you can incorporate all local alcohol for your guests to enjoy.

Your Guests Will Love Traveling to Maine

Whether you have guests who love to explore different cities or those that prefer to be outdoors, there are a ton of things for your guests to enjoy. There never seems to be a dull moment when you travel to Maine, and there is a lot you can do with all age groups. If you’re looking to plan a destination wedding, do yourself a favor and plan your wedding in Maine.

Stay at Sands by the Sea Motel

When you get the opportunity to safely travel to Maine, stay at Sands by the Sea. You are guaranteed to be only minutes away from Maine’s best seafood, beautiful ocean view, and a refreshing outdoor pool. We are nestled on one of Southern Maine’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. You and your guests will love this beach getaway.

Give us a call at (207) 363-2211 to start planning your stay!