Tim Ames, Director of Sales for the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, has deep roots in Maine. His family settled in Kennebunk in the 1820s, his grandmother was the first female minister in Kennebunk in 1947, and his great, great grandfather is buried in a cemetery five miles from his home. Raised in a historic house, Tim grew up with an appreciation for the living history that was all around him. Tim started his career in the newspaper industry, selling advertising for the York County Coast Star. He also picked up extra shifts at the front desk of the nearby Nonantum Resort to help save for his sons' college fund. In 2005, the Nonantum approached him and offered him a job as director of sales, a position created specifically for him.

    Exchanging ad sales for weddings wasn't that big of a shift for Tim. "l have always believed that in any sales position, as long as you believe in what you're selling, you will be successful. At the Nonantum, I sell events with confidence… I sell knowing the team behind me makes the promises good."
    In his downtime, you can find Tim outdoors, especially in the winter. He also enjoyed biking and spending time with his grown sons. "Nature is my church. It's where I recharge my batteries."

    Tim Ames is one of the most respected individuals in the Maine wedding industry today. His tireless dedication not only to his clients but to other professionals in the industry is something to behold, and his light shines bright in times of darkness like we are in today. This recent statement from Tim sums up the hope that we all have for the future of Maine's wedding industry. To all of you that have postponed your 2020 weddings to next year – we can't wait to welcome you in 2021! For future clients in 2021 and beyond – we can't wait to meet you. If you need help, reach out to us to or any of the talented professionals represented here at Real Maine Weddings. We are here to help you!

    “To Maine's wedding community,
    Couples will continue to become engaged. They will seek out beautiful and varied wedding venues that fit all of their requirements. Brides will say "yes" to the dress, and Grooms will request a cigar bar. They will find churches, and they will find kind and caring wedding officiants. They will exchange rings and promises in the presence of loved ones. They will sit with Maines floral artists and create unique centerpieces, boutonnieres, and bouquets. Guests will dine on specially crafted menus by Maine's talented caterers and chefs. They will cut cakes so delicious that guests will ask for a second piece. Families will come together and dance to the talents of Maines DJs and wedding bands. Fathers will dance with daughters, and mothers will dance with their sons. They will choose the best of Maines wedding photographers and videographers to capture it all. They will plead with us to allow the "Sparkler Send-Off" and we will reluctantly say "OK". Wedding planners and coordinators, along with the best wedding staff in the business, will stand smiling from ear to ear. In the years that follow, they will return with children of their own and tell you what an impact you all had on the most important day of their lives. This is my hope for all of us. We are in this together. We will come out of this better at what we do and stronger to face the challenges to come. This is my 30th season in hospitality, and I couldn't be in a better place than to share it with all of you!”

    All of us here in the Maine wedding industry are here for you. Let us know what you need. We are all in this together