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Alamoosook Lakeside Inn

Orland , ME
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LOCATION

PO Box 16, 229 Soper Road
Orland, ME US 04472 (map)

PHONE

866-459-6393

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ABOUT US

Tucked away in the beautiful woods of Maine, yet surrounded by spacious lawns and gardens, the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is the ideal location for an unforgettable wedding. After your... Read more
Tucked away in the beautiful woods of Maine, yet surrounded by spacious lawns and gardens, the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is the ideal location for an unforgettable wedding. After your ceremony by the lake, your guests are only steps away from our lakeside banquet room that can comfortably seat 150 people. With three walls of windows it’s like being outdoors with air-conditioning! Our talented chefs can create a menu to fit your personal preference, ranging from elegant dinners and buffets, to casual cookouts and lobster bakes. Hosting only one event each day lets us provide the personal service and attention to detail your wedding deserves. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
6
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Hollie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Gina Bushong and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are pleasant, friendly and very accommodating. The venue is breathtaking and photos on the website are quite accurate. The inn is more amazing in person! I couldn't have chosen a better location or staff to work with. I am very happy with my service!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Alamoosook and we could not have had a more perfect weekend! We chose to rent out the inn for the wedding party and it was so relaxing. Gina and the staff took wonderful care of all of us. Breakfasts in the morning were yummy. The staff was so helpful with suggestions and Gina was willing to give us anything we asked. Now as for the wedding, it was stunning! The staff set the perfect stage and the view was amazing. Guests cannot stop raving about how beautiful it was. As for the food and reception, people say they have never had better food at a wedding. Gina was so helpful with suggestions and keeping in touch. Gina had no problem putting a customized menu together and brought it together perfectly. We are forever indebted to Alamoosook for making the wedding incredible!
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Becky
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Alamoosook is a gorgeous spot for a wedding! The inn and surrounding area are beautiful. In addition to a breathtaking setting, Gina and her staff are truly amazing. Through the whole planning process, Gina never took more than a day (usually less than that!) to return emails and/or phone calls which was hugely helpful. On the day of, everything was seamless. The staff were so on top of everything. They took all the stress right off our shoulders. The food and drinks were wonderful--all the guests were impressed! And the rooms were very comfortable. They also provide a delicious breakfast in the morning for anyone staying at the inn. This venue is a great value, wonderful experience, and beautiful location. Thank you Gina and all the Alamoosook staff, you made our wedding a dream come true!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding and reception at the Inn was wonderful! Gina was always available to answer any questions and went above and beyond when it came to helping us make our day perfect. The staff was very professional and friendly. I felt like Gina had everything under control which took a huge weight off us and let us enjoy our day stress free.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Alamoosook Lakeside Inn was a beautiful event. We had 82 people. Every guest we spoke to raved about the lakeside ceremony, the food, the decorations and the service. Gina and her staff were on top of everything. The planning with Gina and Rhonda over a couple of months made our wedding move smoothly, so we didn’t personally feel burdened on the day of the celebration. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
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Cindy and Edie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Alamoosook, two years after our son and daughter-in-law got married there and four months after our close friends had their wedding there. We already loved the place, but now we feel an even more special connection. We booked all six rooms for our wedding party for two nights and all of us enjoyed the beautiful setting, the lake, the accommodations and amenities, the wonderful food, and the amazing hospitality throughout the weekend. Gina had an emergency and unfortunately was not able to be there at the last minute, but she had been so helpful in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding and had things very well organized and planned. It is a great testament to her that her staff and friends stepped in and had everything running smoothly, making us feel taken care of--even during a passing torrential rainstorm and a power outage right before our ceremony! The sun came out and everyone scrambled to keep the ceremony outdoors, but they would have adjusted the plans for whatever we needed without question. We had a fantastic and memorable wedding in the perfect setting. Thanks Gina and Rhonda and all of your staff!
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Gary
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
While Mother Nature supplied the beautiful lake setting, Gina and her staff provided the excellent service. When my partner and I decided to get married in three weeks time, we could not have found a better person to work with on the details than Gina. Great suggestions and incredibly flexible --e.g., two hours before the ceremony, we found out a couple who intially could not attend, would now be able to attend! They said they would attend the ceremony and cocktail but understood that it was too late to be included for the sit-down luncheon. A quick call to Gina and after consulting her chef, advised that this couple could be accomodated for lunch. Now, that is what I call excellent service! The food drew rave reviews from the guests. In short, you won't be disappointed in having Gina and her staff hositing your wedding at the Lakesde Inn.
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Pavlina
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful place. The Inn is wonderful and very appropriate for this kind of celebrations. Gina is very kind and polite. She was ready to help us in each moment and in each situation.
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Kathy
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Gina and her staff worked on our wedding like it was their own, the day was perfect!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Alamoosook Lakeside Inn was the perfect location for our wedding. It is private and secluded but close to town and the lakeside setting is beautiful. Gina was friendly and helpful, responding quickly to all of my questions, and making me feel like my wedding was the only one. Thank you, Gina and staff, for helping to make our wedding day everything we wanted it to be!
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Anna
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Gina was a delight to work with and made our reception a total hit! The guests at our wedding could not stop raving about the view and the food. Thanks, Alamoosook Lakeside Inn!
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is an absolutely beautiful venue any time of year. The scenery is picturesque and breath-taking. Additionally, Gina is extremely helpful and flexible with our many requests and changing needs. She'll do whatever she can to make what you want happen. She also had several experienced suggestions we hadn't thought of. Finally, the food was delicious and service was excellent. Several guests complimented the food and commented how they kept getting up to get more.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in September, 2010 (many of the photos posted here are from our wedding - I'm the blond with the short white dress and my husband is of Chinese descent). We had a WONDERFUL wedding and we couldn't have been happier with our choice of venue. Gina was so helpful and everything ran smoothly, despite the fact that we were planning everything from out of state. All of our guests remarked at the beautiful setting, and they loved that they could take the kayaks out or wander the quiet grounds. The food was delicious and Gina was super flexible in accommodating all of our little requests - for example, we wanted pie instead of cake, so Gina and her team baked us some fabulous pies and again, everyone raved! If you want your wedding to be a truly unique, meaningful, and special event, I can't think of a better place than this.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
The Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in Orland, Maine is a hidden jewel. This place is breathtaking. Gina and her staff did a wonderful job with everything. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an off the beaten path place.
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Sara
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I just had our wedding at the Alamoosook and it went off without a hitch. The weather forecast was not great, but they were very flexible (we could decide on inside/ outside up to 1 hour before) and ultimately we were able to have the ceremony outside on a beautiful lakeside setting. Gina and her staff decorated the place beautifully for us, inside and out. The food was excellent and the portions were generous. Gina's recommended vendors were great (flowers, DJ), which made planning a wedding from out-of-state easy (with the exception of landjet shuttle service...we had some issues with them and I would not recommend). We had a great experience with Gina and the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn and our guests who stayed there had an excellent time...Thanks Gina!
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Christy
Wedding:
12/31/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with our venue choice! The location is absolutely gorgeous regardless of the season. We had both our wedding and reception inside, as it was in December. Gina and her staff were easy to work with and made sure that everything went smoothly. Our meal was delicious. There were a small handful of very minor issues, but in the end my husband and I were happy, our guests were happy, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect night. Highly recommended!
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.7/5.0
Our wedding was everything that we dreamed it would be. The staff at Alamoosook Lakeside Inn was helpful in making sure all the details were perfect for our special day and ran smoothly. The inn and grounds were beyond beautiful for photos with our family and friends, and will be treasured for years to come. We had the pleasure of staying at the Inn. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We recommend this vendor for any event or get away stay. Cozy, comfortable, just plain wonderful.
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.6/5.0
This place is lovely. We had our ceremony outside and the reception inside. The property sits directly on a lake. The owner does everything and is very helpful. She returns calls quickly. The in-house caterer is amazing. Everything went very smoothly in part because of the inn keeper and her experience with weddings.
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Shirar
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.3/5.0
Very beautiful location. Gina Bushong and her staff are extremely pleasant and fairly easy to work with. I had a few minor concerns/issues but I would certainly work with them again. Food was excellent!
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Ada
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.0/5.0
We're a long distance couple and it was a challenge for us to plan our wedding in detail. Good thing the owner was very responsive to emails or phone calls. Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is a perfect venue for our wedding, not to mention, a perfect location for nature lovers too.

Communication with the owner was very pleasant, although when I met her for the first time, in the middle of the conversation while doing finalization, we requested if they could an extra in case some guests changed their hearts and decided to come up during the last minute. She went a little bit furious told us we should have told this information earlier, which we found a little unprofessional. But she calmed down easily though.

I believe that being an owner or manager, you should be able to handle changes and handle it appropriately before saying anything. But after that everything went well. Although there was a big problem upon payment as she miscalculated the total amount. She forgot to count the fish. So from $3,000++ original rate, it went up to $5,000+ which was extremely expensive and which created a temporary depression from our end, went panic on where to get the money!!! In addition to that, the plate for kids (kiddie meal was $12) which was extremely expensive too. The food was great though. Loved their bread.

Overall, we love everything about the venue most especially the food, only the problem was miscalculation which I hope will not happen again to it's next customers.
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Alamoosook Lakeside Inn responded with the following comments:

I am happy that you have good memories of your wedding. We work hard to make sure that we are focused on our couples to make sure that their wedding day is stress free. We were very happy to work with you and your fiancée when you had to change wedding dates because of visa problems and were not able to keep the date you originally reserved. There of course was no charge for rescheduling.

As we strive to make sure all the details of the day are perfect, it is important to have final plans in place at least a week prior to the wedding. We begin our preparations that far ahead of time which is why our contract specifies certain planning deadlines. When the bride is unable to be part of the planning until a couple of days before the wedding, it presents challenges. We certainly could have simply stuck to the contract and not accommodated last minute changes, but we worked with fluctuating numbers and changing seating charts up to the minute the guests arrived. This presented quite a challenge for Inn staff as they worked hard to make sure the guests were all seated and served the correct plated entree.

I will certainly take the feedback to heart and make sure that I more clearly explain to couples how our deadlines help to ensure that their wedding day goes flawlessly.

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