A destination wedding is an exciting chance to introduce your guests to a new environment, and that’s exactly what Amanda and Dana did when choosing the Squire Tarbox Inn for their intimate fall wedding weekend. With most guests traveling in from Texas, the weekend acted as a mini Maine vacation that allowed the couple the luxury of spending quality time with their loved ones over the course of a few days—something a twelve-hour venue rental could never accomplish. Plus, the Tarbox offers onsite accommodations for out-of-town guests, meaning more time to enjoy the moment and less time spent figuring out travel logistics!
Amanda and Dana’s romantic wedding took place during one of the best seasons Maine has to offer. Autumn on the coast greets guests with crisp air, unforgettable foliage, and the chance to plan a vacation around your wedding day! The Squire Tarbox Inn’s convenient setting on Westport Island, only an hour drive from the Portland airport and a few hours from Acadia National Park, allows guests to continue the fun with hiking, biking, or a trip farther north to take full advantage of the fall season. Check out our local’s guide for more to see and do in Maine.
Our brides-to-be greeted guests as they arrived on Friday afternoon before gathering on the front lawn for a traditional Maine lobster bake, the perfect casual introduction to a fun-filled yet intimate weekend at the Tarbox. With a small guest count and exclusive access to the property for the weekend, Amanda and Dana chose to utilize our 1763-era dining room for their welcome dinner. The Tarbox includes a variety of spaces for gathering, each with their own ambiance, and being able to change up the setting throughout the weekend allows each wedding at the inn to be unique.
Amanda and Dana worked closely with their wedding planner to create a one-of-a-kind Maine experience, complete with a touch of classic New England flair. On Saturday, all of their hard work paid off! After a beautiful wedding ceremony, guests were treated to mini lobster rolls, Holy Donuts, and Allen’s Coffee Brandy. Moving to the charming 1820s barn, guests gathered at two long dinner tables set with luxury linens and thoughtfully crafted floral arrangements for an evening of good music and local beer.
The next morning, guests awoke to locally roasted coffee and a hearty breakfast, cooked by the Tarbox staff. Most guests checked out after breakfast and continued to explore what Maine has to offer. Amanda and Dana said their goodbyes to friends and family and packed up for the start of their honeymoon in Acadia National Park. It was another magical Maine wedding at the Tarbox!
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Planner: Emily Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Leah Fisher
Rentals: Peak Event Services
Florals: Honeysuckle Way
Linens: La Tavola
Catering: Fire & Co.
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There isn’t a more beautiful place to make your marriage official than in Maine! We’ve seen a huge uptick in destination weddings here in the Pine Tree State, and we couldn’t be happier to share our stunning landscape with guests from away.