The Gateway to Maine

In York, it is a common sight to see three or four generations relaxing on the porch of a beach cottage, taking in the sunset after a day of frolicking in the waves.

It’s no surprise that many who vacation here return to marry here. It is their place of fond memories, a place to be shared with their family and friends, a place for new beginnings and traditions.

From quintessential New England churches to ceremony sites with ocean views, there are plenty of places to consider, such as the Nubble Lighthouse, Fort McClary, the Hamilton House, or on the beach. After the vows are exchanged, it is time to celebrate! Gather your family and friends at one of the exceptional reception venues in the Greater York area. There are numerous options available to accommodate your needs, style, and tastes. Whether you prefer a casual setting, an elegant ballroom, the ocean side, or the countryside, you will find the perfect location that all will remember.

York is blessed with spectacular scenery, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Choose from local favorites, such as the Nubble Lighthouse, bait shacks adorned with colorful lobster buoys, the beach, and the Wiggly Bridge. Or let your inner child run wild and climb aboard the carousel at the amusement park or toss a skeeball at the arcade for something more whimsical. Whether you are continuing a family tradition or starting your own, the wedding professionals of the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce invite you to consider the York region to host your wedding.

Approximate distance from …

Bangor: 175 miles
Portland: 45 miles
Boston: 65 miles
New York City: 275 miles
Montreal: 310 miles

Nearest airport:

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Where to get your marriage license:

York Town Clerk
186 York Street

For more information:

Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce

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