Portland & Casco Bay Region

Highlights of the Portland & Casco Bay Region

Welcome to the Portland & Casco Bay region of Maine, where the vibrant energy of the city meets the tranquil beauty of the coastline, creating a unique and dynamic setting for your wedding. This region, known for its picturesque islands, historic charm, and culinary excellence, offers a blend of urban sophistication and coastal allure, making it an ideal destination for your special day.

Envision your ceremony in Portland, Maine’s largest city, known for its historic architecture and artistic vibe. The city’s bustling waterfront, with its stunning views of Casco Bay, provides a spectacular backdrop for your nuptials. Choose from a variety of urban chic venues, from elegant historic buildings to modern lofts, offering a perfect canvas to bring your wedding vision to life.

Just a short ferry ride from Portland, the Casco Bay Islands await, offering a more secluded and intimate setting. Exchange vows on the shores of Peaks Island or Great Diamond Island, where the serene beauty of the ocean and the charm of small island communities create a romantic and peaceful atmosphere. The islands’ natural landscapes, from rocky beaches to lush greenery, are perfect for breathtaking wedding photos.

The Portland & Casco Bay Region is also renowned for its culinary scene. Impress your guests with a reception featuring some of Maine’s finest cuisine, including fresh seafood, farm-to-table delicacies, and locally crafted beers and spirits. The region’s rich culinary offerings add a gourmet touch to your celebration.

Throughout the year, the region’s beauty transforms with the seasons, offering a stunning setting whether in the vibrant summer months, the colorful fall, the crisp spring, or the cozy winter. With its unique combination of urban elegance and coastal charm, the Portland & Casco Bay Region provides a diverse array of options for your wedding, ensuring that your special day is as memorable and extraordinary as your love story.

Approximate distance from …

Bangor: 130 miles
Boston: 110 miles
New York City: 310 miles
Montreal: 275 miles

Nearest airport:

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Where to get your marriage license:

Freeport Town Clerk
30 Main Street
207-865-4743 x123

Portland City Hall
389 Congress Street

Scarborough Town Office
259 U.S. Route 1

For more information:

Visit Portland Maine

Destinations in the Portland & Casco Bay Region

Cities and Towns in the Region

Bustins Island | Cape Elizabeth | Clapboard Island | Cliff Island | Cousins Island | Cumberland | Cushing Island | Eagle Island | East Gorges Island | Falmouth | Freeport | Gorham | Great Chebeague Island | Great Diamond Island | Hope Island | House Island | Jewel Island | Little Chebeague Island | Little Diamond Island | Little John Island | Long Island | Mackworth Island | North Yarmouth | Peaks Island | Portland | Pownal | Scarborough | South Portland | Westbrook | Yarmouth

Regions in Maine



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Portland & Casco Bay