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Bar Harbor Inn

Bar Harbor , ME

LOCATION

1 Newport Drive
Bar Harbor, ME US 04609 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Bar Harbor Inn is a premier oceanfront resort situated on seven private acres in the heart of Bar Harbor. We offer first class service, fine dining, tastefully decorated guest rooms,... Read more
The Bar Harbor Inn is a premier oceanfront resort situated on seven private acres in the heart of Bar Harbor. We offer first class service, fine dining, tastefully decorated guest rooms, an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, fitness room and full service spa. The Inn is within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, and waterfront activities and just two miles from Acadia National Park and Kebo Valley Country Club.

The Bar Harbor Inn specializes in weddings, from large plated meal receptions to small, intimate dinner parties. We feature a complete bridal service to assist you in planning a special day for you and your guests. Our professional sales staff can work with you to design the perfect menu and to attend to the many details of the day.

Our breathtaking bayview lawn is the perfect location for your outdoor ceremony followed by a celebration in one of our two receptions rooms offering gorgeous curved windows overlooking Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1887
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, 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?
2
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
153
Number of suites
12
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
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
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1887
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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
153
Number of suites
12
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
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
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bar Harbor Inn was incredible for my wedding. They were extremely organized, easy to work with, and were able to cater to every request I had. Nicole and Kelley were very helpful and on top of things. I would recommend the BHI to anyone!
The Bar Harbor Inn was incredible for my wedding. They were extremely organized, easy to work with, and were able to cater Read more...
The Bar Harbor Inn was incredible for my wedding. They were extremely organized, easy to work with, and were able to cater to every request I had. Nicole and Kelley were very helpful and on top of things. I would recommend the BHI to anyone! Read less
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CYNTHIA
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE BAR INN FOR A WEDDING, MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING WAS EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR. THE READING ROOM WAS SPOTLESS AND NICOLE OUR PLANNER MADE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WENT OFF W/O A HTCH THE ENTIRE DAY. ATHOUGH WE HAD HOPED TO BE OUTSIDE FOR THE SERVICE RAIN CHANGED OUR PLANS AND THE STAFF AT THE INN TRANSFORMED THE READING ROOM INTO A WARM BEAUTIFUL SITE FOR OUR SERVICE. OUR GUESTS LOVED THEIR ROOMS AND HAD FUN WALKING INTO TOWN TO SEE THE SIGHTS. I LOOKED AT AND MET WITH A NUMBER OF RESORTS ON THE COAST OF MAINE BEFORE DECIDING ON THE BAR HARBOR INN. I CAN HONESTLY SAY IN I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. THE BAR HARBOR INN PROVIDED MY DAUGHTER THE WEDDING OF HER DREAMS. THE FOOD, THE STAFF, THE VENUE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY NICOLE WALLACE AND HER STAFF WERE EXCEPTIONAL.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE BAR INN FOR A WEDDING, MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING WAS EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR. THE READING ROOM Read more...
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE BAR INN FOR A WEDDING, MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING WAS EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR. THE READING ROOM WAS SPOTLESS AND NICOLE OUR PLANNER MADE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WENT OFF W/O A HTCH THE ENTIRE DAY. ATHOUGH WE HAD HOPED TO BE OUTSIDE FOR THE SERVICE RAIN CHANGED OUR PLANS AND THE STAFF AT THE INN TRANSFORMED THE READING ROOM INTO A WARM BEAUTIFUL SITE FOR OUR SERVICE. OUR GUESTS LOVED THEIR ROOMS AND HAD FUN WALKING INTO TOWN TO SEE THE SIGHTS. I LOOKED AT AND MET WITH A NUMBER OF RESORTS ON THE COAST OF MAINE BEFORE DECIDING ON THE BAR HARBOR INN. I CAN HONESTLY SAY IN I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. THE BAR HARBOR INN PROVIDED MY DAUGHTER THE WEDDING OF HER DREAMS. THE FOOD, THE STAFF, THE VENUE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY NICOLE WALLACE AND HER STAFF WERE EXCEPTIONAL. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Brian
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn did an outstanding job in the planning and production of our wedding. From initial contact right through brunch the morning after our event everything was perfect! They also were more than helpful in recommending local vendors including florists, musicians and photographers. All in all a great time and we are thankful to have had such a great group of people to work with. And of course, the location is stunning!
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn did an outstanding job in the planning and production of our wedding. From initial contact Read more...
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn did an outstanding job in the planning and production of our wedding. From initial contact right through brunch the morning after our event everything was perfect! They also were more than helpful in recommending local vendors including florists, musicians and photographers. All in all a great time and we are thankful to have had such a great group of people to work with. And of course, the location is stunning! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Daniel
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We celebrated our wedding at the BHI this May. We had really great time there. Nicole, Melissa and Kelley, the Bar Harbor Inn wedding planners, know their job well and helped us to plan and facilitate the wedding. It got a little confusing as Melissa got promoted out of the planning services while we were planning, and Kelley came on near the wedding date, but they were very organized and professional, so we hardly noticed the staff change. Their advice on vendors and timelines were invaluable! We were planning our wedding for about a year and they helped us set up a food and cake tasting at the reading room restaurant and recommended local vendors who were already familiar with the venue. We were going to do an outdoor ceremony until the rain ruined that plan, but they had the Porcupine room available, which they were able to get set up quite quickly and was really quite beautiful for our ceremony. Nicole and Kelley were there for pretty much the whole time making sure that everything that needed to happen happened. It went so smooth; we were relaxed and happy the whole wedding day and really got to enjoy ourselves without the stress! The food was great, the venue is beautiful, and the staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend Bar Harbor Inn for any wedding!
We celebrated our wedding at the BHI this May. We had really great time there. Nicole, Melissa and Kelley, the Bar Harbor Read more...
We celebrated our wedding at the BHI this May. We had really great time there. Nicole, Melissa and Kelley, the Bar Harbor Inn wedding planners, know their job well and helped us to plan and facilitate the wedding. It got a little confusing as Melissa got promoted out of the planning services while we were planning, and Kelley came on near the wedding date, but they were very organized and professional, so we hardly noticed the staff change. Their advice on vendors and timelines were invaluable! We were planning our wedding for about a year and they helped us set up a food and cake tasting at the reading room restaurant and recommended local vendors who were already familiar with the venue. We were going to do an outdoor ceremony until the rain ruined that plan, but they had the Porcupine room available, which they were able to get set up quite quickly and was really quite beautiful for our ceremony. Nicole and Kelley were there for pretty much the whole time making sure that everything that needed to happen happened. It went so smooth; we were relaxed and happy the whole wedding day and really got to enjoy ourselves without the stress! The food was great, the venue is beautiful, and the staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend Bar Harbor Inn for any wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Paula
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Contact person, Nicole, was absolutely wonderful. She made the process of wedding planning go smoothly by giving us direction, advice and options with the utmost professionalism. We definitely would recommend Bar Harbor Inn for any venue.
Contact person, Nicole, was absolutely wonderful. She made the process of wedding planning go smoothly by giving us Read more...
Contact person, Nicole, was absolutely wonderful. She made the process of wedding planning go smoothly by giving us direction, advice and options with the utmost professionalism. We definitely would recommend Bar Harbor Inn for any venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nicole and Melissa were incredible. Planning my daughter's wedding from a distance with busy schedules (both daughter and son-in-law are teachers) had some challenges, but Nicole and Melissa were always responsive to emails and phone calls working out all the details with flexibility and efficiency. Though it rained the day of the wedding, they moved the wedding into an alternative setting with ease, and in the end was perfect.... intimate and sacred. I would highly recommend Bar Harbor Inn and Nicole and Melissa for your wedding venue.
Nicole and Melissa were incredible. Planning my daughter's wedding from a distance with busy schedules (both daughter and Read more...
Nicole and Melissa were incredible. Planning my daughter's wedding from a distance with busy schedules (both daughter and son-in-law are teachers) had some challenges, but Nicole and Melissa were always responsive to emails and phone calls working out all the details with flexibility and efficiency. Though it rained the day of the wedding, they moved the wedding into an alternative setting with ease, and in the end was perfect.... intimate and sacred. I would highly recommend Bar Harbor Inn and Nicole and Melissa for your wedding venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved getting married in one of the most beautiful locations in Maine (most beautiful we would say). All of our guests enjoyed the food, and the wedding planners and the servers were professional and fun.
We loved getting married in one of the most beautiful locations in Maine (most beautiful we would say). All of our guests Read more...
We loved getting married in one of the most beautiful locations in Maine (most beautiful we would say). All of our guests enjoyed the food, and the wedding planners and the servers were professional and fun. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with the Bar Harbor Inn for our wedding! Melissa and Nichole were attentive to each and every detail and made the wedding planning process a breeze! Both Melissa and Nichole were always accessible via phone or email. They provided a wonderful list of local services for us to utilize and we found a wonderful ceremony musician, officiant and florist based on their recommendations. I also came with a very specific plan and a fair amount of decorations for our reception and our room was set up even better than we imagined! Every individual detail was given their utmost attention and we had an absolutely magical day! Thanks so much for helping us with the best day of our lives!!
We had a wonderful experience with the Bar Harbor Inn for our wedding! Melissa and Nichole were attentive to each and Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with the Bar Harbor Inn for our wedding! Melissa and Nichole were attentive to each and every detail and made the wedding planning process a breeze! Both Melissa and Nichole were always accessible via phone or email. They provided a wonderful list of local services for us to utilize and we found a wonderful ceremony musician, officiant and florist based on their recommendations. I also came with a very specific plan and a fair amount of decorations for our reception and our room was set up even better than we imagined! Every individual detail was given their utmost attention and we had an absolutely magical day! Thanks so much for helping us with the best day of our lives!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Beth
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
The Bar Harbor Inn Event Coordinator and Group Sales Manager made our wedding a perfect day and evening for us all. Both were responsive to questions and inspired confidence. They helped with our wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and dinner reception. They provided help for a handicapped guest all weekend, led us to lists of area hotels for our guests, to our excellent photographer, Joanna Thyer, and our excellent florist, Cottage Flowers. So far, we haven't received all the pictures from our photographer, but the link she already shared as a special favor on short notice displays photos beyond excellent. Our florist contacted me all year to make sure she was preparing what I wanted. The flowers, including the decoration of the arch, the vases on the tables, the flower girl's basket, the bouquet, and the boutonnière were all perfect! The cake was exactly as we'd expected, based on a picture of the Inn's website, and the food was presented beautifully. Guests were very impressed with the food. The wedding gown was steam-pressed, then presented in my hotel room in such an expertly artistic way that our photographer took more pictures of it than I could count that morning. I took many myself. Seeing that dress spread out and perfectly pressed truly got me into the mood for the magical feeling of the entire weekend. A special thank you goes to this woman! The Spa at the Bar Harbor Inn was a mix of fun and beautiful work for us. I loved the hot stone massage! Unfortunately, a difficult relative was involved, but the professionalism shown by the staff during an unfortunate temper tantrum was very impressive. It was convenient to have the hair and make-up person come to my room right before the ceremony. The only discomfort was that the reception room "air conditioning" really did not make the room cool, but going out onto the deck was a wonderful option once the sun went down. We have already highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn to others!
The Bar Harbor Inn Event Coordinator and Group Sales Manager made our wedding a perfect day and evening for us all. Both Read more...
The Bar Harbor Inn Event Coordinator and Group Sales Manager made our wedding a perfect day and evening for us all. Both were responsive to questions and inspired confidence. They helped with our wedding rehearsal, ceremony, and dinner reception. They provided help for a handicapped guest all weekend, led us to lists of area hotels for our guests, to our excellent photographer, Joanna Thyer, and our excellent florist, Cottage Flowers. So far, we haven't received all the pictures from our photographer, but the link she already shared as a special favor on short notice displays photos beyond excellent. Our florist contacted me all year to make sure she was preparing what I wanted. The flowers, including the decoration of the arch, the vases on the tables, the flower girl's basket, the bouquet, and the boutonnière were all perfect! The cake was exactly as we'd expected, based on a picture of the Inn's website, and the food was presented beautifully. Guests were very impressed with the food. The wedding gown was steam-pressed, then presented in my hotel room in such an expertly artistic way that our photographer took more pictures of it than I could count that morning. I took many myself. Seeing that dress spread out and perfectly pressed truly got me into the mood for the magical feeling of the entire weekend. A special thank you goes to this woman! The Spa at the Bar Harbor Inn was a mix of fun and beautiful work for us. I loved the hot stone massage! Unfortunately, a difficult relative was involved, but the professionalism shown by the staff during an unfortunate temper tantrum was very impressive. It was convenient to have the hair and make-up person come to my room right before the ceremony. The only discomfort was that the reception room "air conditioning" really did not make the room cool, but going out onto the deck was a wonderful option once the sun went down. We have already highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn to others! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Damian
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If ever a place was able to make the whole day better; it is the Bar Harbor Inn. The food and drinks, the amazing service, and the breathtaking views; the Bar Harbor Inn has it all.
The selections available for the menu are delicious, from the cheese table to the filet and Maine lobster tail. Everything is presented beautifully at a reasonable price.The Inn also has the cake included. Ours had the lace patterns from my brides dress. Nicole helped us design a signature drink also.
Nicole was there for us throughout the year answering all questions. Then Melissa took over and assisted in the day running smoothly. The wait staff was courteous and attentive. The wedding party had their hair and make-up at the spa. Each lady looked amazing!
We had our rehearsal dinner in the Porcupine Room. A beautiful location for such an event. Sunset is stunning from the deck. The high point (at least for me) was the cake. My wife a Redskin cake (my favorite team.)
Finally, the feeling you get having your day at the Bar Harbor Inn makes everything relaxed, happy, calm and beautiful. We decided to have our reception at the Inn, while on vacation. We were having breakfast in the Reading Room and saw them setting up for a ceremony. We then decided to speak to Nicole. We are from Long Island, a wedding in Bar Harbor would force a destination wedding. We met before our 9 hour drive home. Nicole explained everything offered and answered all questions. Afterwards. we were excited to have the reception at the Inn. We left the calm, excited and happy to have it in Bar Harbor.
I would recommend the Inn to everyone. I would write a book here if I could. We love the Inn and are so very thankful. They made our day the most beautiful, joyous event in our lives. Thank you!!!!
If ever a place was able to make the whole day better; it is the Bar Harbor Inn. The food and drinks, the amazing service, Read more...
If ever a place was able to make the whole day better; it is the Bar Harbor Inn. The food and drinks, the amazing service, and the breathtaking views; the Bar Harbor Inn has it all.
The selections available for the menu are delicious, from the cheese table to the filet and Maine lobster tail. Everything is presented beautifully at a reasonable price.The Inn also has the cake included. Ours had the lace patterns from my brides dress. Nicole helped us design a signature drink also.
Nicole was there for us throughout the year answering all questions. Then Melissa took over and assisted in the day running smoothly. The wait staff was courteous and attentive. The wedding party had their hair and make-up at the spa. Each lady looked amazing!
We had our rehearsal dinner in the Porcupine Room. A beautiful location for such an event. Sunset is stunning from the deck. The high point (at least for me) was the cake. My wife a Redskin cake (my favorite team.)
Finally, the feeling you get having your day at the Bar Harbor Inn makes everything relaxed, happy, calm and beautiful. We decided to have our reception at the Inn, while on vacation. We were having breakfast in the Reading Room and saw them setting up for a ceremony. We then decided to speak to Nicole. We are from Long Island, a wedding in Bar Harbor would force a destination wedding. We met before our 9 hour drive home. Nicole explained everything offered and answered all questions. Afterwards. we were excited to have the reception at the Inn. We left the calm, excited and happy to have it in Bar Harbor.
I would recommend the Inn to everyone. I would write a book here if I could. We love the Inn and are so very thankful. They made our day the most beautiful, joyous event in our lives. Thank you!!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Meralea
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Nicole and the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn made our day everything we ever dreamed of. The staff did not miss a detail. I planned my wedding from 700 miles away and it was exactly what we wanted. Nicole was wonderful. The staff was wonderful and helped immediately with everything. I have nothing bad to say. Thank you to the Bar Harbor Inn for making my wedding day wonderful.
Nicole and the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn made our day everything we ever dreamed of. The staff did not miss a detail. I Read more...
Nicole and the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn made our day everything we ever dreamed of. The staff did not miss a detail. I planned my wedding from 700 miles away and it was exactly what we wanted. Nicole was wonderful. The staff was wonderful and helped immediately with everything. I have nothing bad to say. Thank you to the Bar Harbor Inn for making my wedding day wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Nicole Wallace and Melissa Wheat were wonderful to work with when planning our daughter's wedding. The Bar Harbor Inn is beautiful and the setting is breathtaking. The food was delicious. They even prepared my daughter's favorite, Thanksgiving turkey as a meal choice. Nicole and Melissa had great advice and made sure we were enjoying the wedding day. I would highly recommend having a wedding reception at the Bar Harbor Inn.
Nicole Wallace and Melissa Wheat were wonderful to work with when planning our daughter's wedding. The Bar Harbor Inn is Read more...
Nicole Wallace and Melissa Wheat were wonderful to work with when planning our daughter's wedding. The Bar Harbor Inn is beautiful and the setting is breathtaking. The food was delicious. They even prepared my daughter's favorite, Thanksgiving turkey as a meal choice. Nicole and Melissa had great advice and made sure we were enjoying the wedding day. I would highly recommend having a wedding reception at the Bar Harbor Inn. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband I knew we wanted to get married in Bar Harbor and have a beautiful waterfront ceremony. After looking at other venues in the area, and not getting that “warm” feeling, we had high hopes for Bar Harbor Inn as it was our last appointment. From the very beginning, we were blown away. The venue is gorgeous. The lawn where the ceremony takes place offers the best view of ANY of the Bar Harbor wedding venues. The reception room (Reading Room) is already so beautiful; adding your special touches only makes it more so. The Reading Room has panoramic views of the water for wedding guests to enjoy throughout the reception. The venue itself seemed to be a perfect fit for us. What sealed the deal was the warm feeling we got from Melissa (one of the wedding coordinators). She explained everything we needed to know and informed us of the role she and Nicole (the other coordinator) would play in the wedding. All of this, along with very reasonable prices sold us. Moving forward with the process was a breeze. Nicole & Melissa were helpful every step of the way by quickly responding to my many emails and answering all of our questions. They coordinate the rehearsal, the wedding day, setting up your decorations, etc. so you don’t have to worry about a thing. I feel that I had a good amount of “stuff” to be set up in the Reading Room and they set it all up exactly as I wanted. Nicole & Melissa were amazing and any bride would be lucky to work with them. Our food also turned wonderful on the wedding day. It was HOT, which is not always the case with weddings and it tasted just as perfect as it had our tastings. Our guests raved about the apps and the entrees. The wait staff also did a wonderful job taking care of our guests. All in all, Bar Harbor Inn did a remarkable job. We look back and feel so lucky that our wedding day was so perfect.
My husband I knew we wanted to get married in Bar Harbor and have a beautiful waterfront ceremony. After looking at other Read more...
My husband I knew we wanted to get married in Bar Harbor and have a beautiful waterfront ceremony. After looking at other venues in the area, and not getting that “warm” feeling, we had high hopes for Bar Harbor Inn as it was our last appointment. From the very beginning, we were blown away. The venue is gorgeous. The lawn where the ceremony takes place offers the best view of ANY of the Bar Harbor wedding venues. The reception room (Reading Room) is already so beautiful; adding your special touches only makes it more so. The Reading Room has panoramic views of the water for wedding guests to enjoy throughout the reception. The venue itself seemed to be a perfect fit for us. What sealed the deal was the warm feeling we got from Melissa (one of the wedding coordinators). She explained everything we needed to know and informed us of the role she and Nicole (the other coordinator) would play in the wedding. All of this, along with very reasonable prices sold us. Moving forward with the process was a breeze. Nicole & Melissa were helpful every step of the way by quickly responding to my many emails and answering all of our questions. They coordinate the rehearsal, the wedding day, setting up your decorations, etc. so you don’t have to worry about a thing. I feel that I had a good amount of “stuff” to be set up in the Reading Room and they set it all up exactly as I wanted. Nicole & Melissa were amazing and any bride would be lucky to work with them. Our food also turned wonderful on the wedding day. It was HOT, which is not always the case with weddings and it tasted just as perfect as it had our tastings. Our guests raved about the apps and the entrees. The wait staff also did a wonderful job taking care of our guests. All in all, Bar Harbor Inn did a remarkable job. We look back and feel so lucky that our wedding day was so perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn was so nice, professional, courteous and helpful. They made our day perfect and the food was fabulous. We also loved the beautiful view of the bay from the Reading Room. It was a spectacular day :)
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn was so nice, professional, courteous and helpful. They made our day perfect and the food Read more...
Everyone at the Bar Harbor Inn was so nice, professional, courteous and helpful. They made our day perfect and the food was fabulous. We also loved the beautiful view of the bay from the Reading Room. It was a spectacular day :) Read less
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ladec16
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The Bar Harbor Inn is a picturesque venue to have a wedding. Basically the location sells itself. The view is beautiful and the Reading Room is a charming reception room that has the best view in Maine. So, honestly, you could pick it just on views and beauty.

But then you have the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn....we worked for about a year with Nicole Wallace during our planning process. She is amazing. She's iincredibly organized and always prompt with replies. She fielded my (likely annoying amount) emails in a thoughtful and caring manner. When we met her during our first meeting, we had met with a few other venues and we could tell that Nicole knew exactly what she was doing.

The days leading up to our wedding were stressful, but thanks to the fact that Nicole and the staff were available and so organized and calm, the time went by with no issues and everything ran amazingly smoothly. We even had rain on our wedding and somehow they made it seem like it wasn't the end of the world to me! They had thought of everything and it alleviated so much stress that I was able to just enjoy the day and leave all the details up to them!

I would absolutely recommend the Bar Harbor Inn to anyone getting married. We had a wonderful experience there and look forward to visiting on our anniversaries!
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The Bar Harbor Inn is a picturesque venue to have a wedding. Basically the location sells itself. The view is beautiful and the Reading Room is a charming reception room that has the best view in Maine. So, honestly, you could pick it just on views and beauty.

But then you have the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn....we worked for about a year with Nicole Wallace during our planning process. She is amazing. She's iincredibly organized and always prompt with replies. She fielded my (likely annoying amount) emails in a thoughtful and caring manner. When we met her during our first meeting, we had met with a few other venues and we could tell that Nicole knew exactly what she was doing.

The days leading up to our wedding were stressful, but thanks to the fact that Nicole and the staff were available and so organized and calm, the time went by with no issues and everything ran amazingly smoothly. We even had rain on our wedding and somehow they made it seem like it wasn't the end of the world to me! They had thought of everything and it alleviated so much stress that I was able to just enjoy the day and leave all the details up to them!

I would absolutely recommend the Bar Harbor Inn to anyone getting married. We had a wonderful experience there and look forward to visiting on our anniversaries! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The BHI provided great food and service for our wedding. They were flexible with special dietary requests and showed great attention to detail.
The BHI provided great food and service for our wedding. They were flexible with special dietary requests and showed great Read more...
The BHI provided great food and service for our wedding. They were flexible with special dietary requests and showed great attention to detail. Read less
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Lost in Maine
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with everything about the Bar Harbor Inn, from Nicole's help throughout the entire process, Melissa's thoroughness about all the details of the day, the superb food and excellent waitstaff. The estimated bill was very close to the actual amount and the inn was mindful of our need to stay within a budget. As mother-of-the bride I was able to relax and enjoy the day as the inn truly took care of everything.
I was very pleased with everything about the Bar Harbor Inn, from Nicole's help throughout the entire process, Melissa's Read more...
I was very pleased with everything about the Bar Harbor Inn, from Nicole's help throughout the entire process, Melissa's thoroughness about all the details of the day, the superb food and excellent waitstaff. The estimated bill was very close to the actual amount and the inn was mindful of our need to stay within a budget. As mother-of-the bride I was able to relax and enjoy the day as the inn truly took care of everything. Read less
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purewhiteart
Wedding:
8/1/2011
5.0/5.0
When Tony and I started planning our wedding, we originally wanted to have our ceremony at a private oceanfront home next to a yacht club where we thought we could hold our reception. The ceremony site was a go, but the yacht club didn't respond to our many attempts to dicuss things, and then we were informed that the facility fee had doubled from the year before. We decided to look somewhere else. "I just want to get married in Bar Harbor!" I said toTony. Once that was revealed, he said it was obvious and simple. "Then it's the Bar Harbor Inn." We already loved the location, and that all of our guests ooohed and ahhhed over our choice. The Inn is gorgeous and sophisticated, and we realized that it was in our original budget, since we wouldn't have to rent an expensive tent, hire a caterer, arrange for a cake maker, and secure a wedding coordinator. Nicole and Melissa took care of every detail and made it so easy. Their recommended vendor list was a huge help. We had a cake created after the Starry Night painting by a celebrated national cake maker. Our live jazz band provided us with the perfect atmosphere, and our guests were DAZZLED! Superb food, beautiful presentation and service by the staff (thank you to all!), and an authentic, historical Bar Harbor Inn to complete our wedding day. We highly recommend talking with Nicole and Melissa to share your wedding day desires and ideas.
All our best,
Jennifer & Tony
When Tony and I started planning our wedding, we originally wanted to have our ceremony at a private oceanfront home next Read more...
When Tony and I started planning our wedding, we originally wanted to have our ceremony at a private oceanfront home next to a yacht club where we thought we could hold our reception. The ceremony site was a go, but the yacht club didn't respond to our many attempts to dicuss things, and then we were informed that the facility fee had doubled from the year before. We decided to look somewhere else. "I just want to get married in Bar Harbor!" I said toTony. Once that was revealed, he said it was obvious and simple. "Then it's the Bar Harbor Inn." We already loved the location, and that all of our guests ooohed and ahhhed over our choice. The Inn is gorgeous and sophisticated, and we realized that it was in our original budget, since we wouldn't have to rent an expensive tent, hire a caterer, arrange for a cake maker, and secure a wedding coordinator. Nicole and Melissa took care of every detail and made it so easy. Their recommended vendor list was a huge help. We had a cake created after the Starry Night painting by a celebrated national cake maker. Our live jazz band provided us with the perfect atmosphere, and our guests were DAZZLED! Superb food, beautiful presentation and service by the staff (thank you to all!), and an authentic, historical Bar Harbor Inn to complete our wedding day. We highly recommend talking with Nicole and Melissa to share your wedding day desires and ideas.
All our best,
Jennifer & Tony Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at the Bar Harbor Inn. They were very helpful in my planning process as well as the day of my wedding. The staff took care of everything for my reception!
I had a wonderful experience at the Bar Harbor Inn. They were very helpful in my planning process as well as the day of my Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at the Bar Harbor Inn. They were very helpful in my planning process as well as the day of my wedding. The staff took care of everything for my reception! Read less
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silsbycarr
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding one month ago at the Bar Harbor Inn and it was PERFECT! All of the staff was so helpful and kind. We planned our wedding from Arizona (I grew up in Maine) and Nicole was always available to answer questions and help out. The staff even managed to get our very elaborate table settings set up perfectly! It went so well, and all we had to do was have fun the day of our wedding - I wish we could get married there every weekend.

The Inn is an institution on the island and I never would have imagined we woul afford to get married there but it was incredibly reasonable and the food was delicious. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our friends and family.

We plan on going back to the inn to celebrate anniversaries as often as possible.
We had our wedding one month ago at the Bar Harbor Inn and it was PERFECT! All of the staff was so helpful and kind. We Read more...
We had our wedding one month ago at the Bar Harbor Inn and it was PERFECT! All of the staff was so helpful and kind. We planned our wedding from Arizona (I grew up in Maine) and Nicole was always available to answer questions and help out. The staff even managed to get our very elaborate table settings set up perfectly! It went so well, and all we had to do was have fun the day of our wedding - I wish we could get married there every weekend.

The Inn is an institution on the island and I never would have imagined we woul afford to get married there but it was incredibly reasonable and the food was delicious. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our friends and family.

We plan on going back to the inn to celebrate anniversaries as often as possible. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The event coordinators were extremely helpful, patient, and very kind, which was greatly appreciated while planning a wedding and reception. Most of my correspondence was via email and I received thorough responses back from the event coordinators within the next day. They were very helpful in coordinating the flow of cocktail hour and the reception as well as contributing to a beautiful set up for reception decor. The Bar Harbor Inn is an amazingly beautiful venue for a wedding, providing gorgeous settings for wedding photos, and excellent accommodations. I would highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn as a venue for a wedding and reception.
The event coordinators were extremely helpful, patient, and very kind, which was greatly appreciated while planning a Read more...
The event coordinators were extremely helpful, patient, and very kind, which was greatly appreciated while planning a wedding and reception. Most of my correspondence was via email and I received thorough responses back from the event coordinators within the next day. They were very helpful in coordinating the flow of cocktail hour and the reception as well as contributing to a beautiful set up for reception decor. The Bar Harbor Inn is an amazingly beautiful venue for a wedding, providing gorgeous settings for wedding photos, and excellent accommodations. I would highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn as a venue for a wedding and reception. Read less
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jillheitzer
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
They did an amazing job at everything, the food, the cake, the set up, Nicole was a big help in every way. The guests loved every minute of it. the outside was absolutely gorgeous. we will def be back for a honeymoon sometime.
They did an amazing job at everything, the food, the cake, the set up, Nicole was a big help in every way. The guests Read more...
They did an amazing job at everything, the food, the cake, the set up, Nicole was a big help in every way. The guests loved every minute of it. the outside was absolutely gorgeous. we will def be back for a honeymoon sometime. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/26/2013
4.9/5.0
I had to take a minute to let you know about the extraordinary services my fiancé and I received at the Bar Harbor Inn for our wedding, which took place on Friday July 26, 2013. Due to the dismal weather, our ceremony was forced inside and even with the last minute changes, Nicole and her team never made it feel like a compromise, but rather that it had been planned that way long ago. Nor, did I feel, with the beautiful set up in the dining room area, that I had really missed out not having my ceremony on the lawn, especially as they met every attention to detail that I had envisioned for my outside nuptials, including my signs. Further, due to the fact that I was not staying at the main inn, but at the Newport building, there was great care and communication taken between Nicole and her staff, as well as Cythia at The Spa, and they were able to find me a room at the main inn in which to dress, only a half hour before the ceremony was set to begin.
I had to take a minute to let you know about the extraordinary services my fiancé and I received at the Bar Harbor Inn for Read more...
I had to take a minute to let you know about the extraordinary services my fiancé and I received at the Bar Harbor Inn for our wedding, which took place on Friday July 26, 2013. Due to the dismal weather, our ceremony was forced inside and even with the last minute changes, Nicole and her team never made it feel like a compromise, but rather that it had been planned that way long ago. Nor, did I feel, with the beautiful set up in the dining room area, that I had really missed out not having my ceremony on the lawn, especially as they met every attention to detail that I had envisioned for my outside nuptials, including my signs. Further, due to the fact that I was not staying at the main inn, but at the Newport building, there was great care and communication taken between Nicole and her staff, as well as Cythia at The Spa, and they were able to find me a room at the main inn in which to dress, only a half hour before the ceremony was set to begin. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Everything was fabulous! The food was excellent, they took care of everything! Only downside was we could not bring a bottle of champagne to dinner that was given to is as a gift because the liquor liscence was so restricting, but that isn't the hotels fault.
Everything was fabulous! The food was excellent, they took care of everything! Only downside was we could not bring a Read more...
Everything was fabulous! The food was excellent, they took care of everything! Only downside was we could not bring a bottle of champagne to dinner that was given to is as a gift because the liquor liscence was so restricting, but that isn't the hotels fault. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Bar Harbor in was what we imagined and much more. We planned the entire thing from afar, only visiting once we had placed the significant deposit. There were two main staff members who were in charge of the event. Although one member was significantly more helpful, responsive, and accommodating, the other one was very friendly and tried to do as much as she could (she just appeared significantly less experienced and a bit overwhelmed by all of our adjustments). Every one of our guests raved about the food, view, and every aspect of the venue. We made a considerable amount of changes to their package (we wanted an ice cream bar instead of a wedding cake, we didn't want a wedding procession, we didn't want table covers or to hassle with center pieces, etc) since we wanted a much more casual event then probably most their clients request and EVERY request was met by an open mind and a smile. We could not recommend this venue enough to everyone we have talked to.
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Bar Harbor in was what we imagined and much more. We planned Read more...
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding. The Bar Harbor in was what we imagined and much more. We planned the entire thing from afar, only visiting once we had placed the significant deposit. There were two main staff members who were in charge of the event. Although one member was significantly more helpful, responsive, and accommodating, the other one was very friendly and tried to do as much as she could (she just appeared significantly less experienced and a bit overwhelmed by all of our adjustments). Every one of our guests raved about the food, view, and every aspect of the venue. We made a considerable amount of changes to their package (we wanted an ice cream bar instead of a wedding cake, we didn't want a wedding procession, we didn't want table covers or to hassle with center pieces, etc) since we wanted a much more casual event then probably most their clients request and EVERY request was met by an open mind and a smile. We could not recommend this venue enough to everyone we have talked to. Read less
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Tessa
Wedding:
9/11/2011
4.7/5.0
We were tremendously pleased with Bar Harbor Inn and the staff.

The ceremony and reception site has beautiful views and did not require much additional decorations.

We had the Wonderland Brunch for our menu. All of our guests loved the food. I had my brother in law and a few of my close friends tell me that it was the best wedding food that they had. I agree! `
We were tremendously pleased with Bar Harbor Inn and the staff.

The ceremony and reception site has beautiful Read more...
We were tremendously pleased with Bar Harbor Inn and the staff.

The ceremony and reception site has beautiful views and did not require much additional decorations.

We had the Wonderland Brunch for our menu. All of our guests loved the food. I had my brother in law and a few of my close friends tell me that it was the best wedding food that they had. I agree! ` Read less
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Rene
Wedding:
7/13/2012
4.5/5.0
The BHI Team were very helpful and catered to our needs without any issues or problems. They made the day just everything we wanted it to be.
The BHI Team were very helpful and catered to our needs without any issues or problems. They made the day just everything Read more...
The BHI Team were very helpful and catered to our needs without any issues or problems. They made the day just everything we wanted it to be. Read less
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Rowena Lew
Wedding:
9/16/2011
4.4/5.0
Nicole and Melissa were wonderful wedding co-ordinators. The porcupine room was decorated beautifully, we designed our own seafood menu with the chef who was quite accomodating and the food was superb, the service was great and unobtrusive, and we ran overtime which wasn't a problem. There are some hotel rooms quite close to the porcupine room which mean that the Inn does ask for the wedding to finish by 9.30pm, which is quite early. We could have hired those rooms ourselves in which case we could have had the room for longer, though that would have added to the cost of the wedding. We were able to get an extension by 30 minutes because our party was small and we did not have music.
Nicole and Melissa were wonderful wedding co-ordinators. The porcupine room was decorated beautifully, we designed our own Read more...
Nicole and Melissa were wonderful wedding co-ordinators. The porcupine room was decorated beautifully, we designed our own seafood menu with the chef who was quite accomodating and the food was superb, the service was great and unobtrusive, and we ran overtime which wasn't a problem. There are some hotel rooms quite close to the porcupine room which mean that the Inn does ask for the wedding to finish by 9.30pm, which is quite early. We could have hired those rooms ourselves in which case we could have had the room for longer, though that would have added to the cost of the wedding. We were able to get an extension by 30 minutes because our party was small and we did not have music. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
My new husband has a lot of food allergies. They worked with us to ensure that we both could enjoy the food at our wedding. It's a stunning venue and they were more than happy to accommodate our, at times, unusual requests. My
Only complaint was there was a few miscommunications in regards to the salon the morning (the salon folks did not know where the mimosa we had paid for were and in the end, we had to make them ourselves with supplies that were apparently not where they typically were) Also, it would typically take up to two emails and:or phone calls for me
To get a response (however, they would respond eventually and be gracious about it). My last example was that my sweetheart table was not set up how we had wanted it to be. Evidently they had not recorded the bouquets after the ceremony which is fair. However, I wished they had asked me for them so that I didn't have to set it up myself during the reception.

Overall, they did a great job and were very kind. They really went above and beyond to accommodate my husbands food allergies and we had an amazing wedding day! It doesn't hurt that it's a beautiful location as well!
My new husband has a lot of food allergies. They worked with us to ensure that we both could enjoy the food at our Read more...
My new husband has a lot of food allergies. They worked with us to ensure that we both could enjoy the food at our wedding. It's a stunning venue and they were more than happy to accommodate our, at times, unusual requests. My
Only complaint was there was a few miscommunications in regards to the salon the morning (the salon folks did not know where the mimosa we had paid for were and in the end, we had to make them ourselves with supplies that were apparently not where they typically were) Also, it would typically take up to two emails and:or phone calls for me
To get a response (however, they would respond eventually and be gracious about it). My last example was that my sweetheart table was not set up how we had wanted it to be. Evidently they had not recorded the bouquets after the ceremony which is fair. However, I wished they had asked me for them so that I didn't have to set it up myself during the reception.

Overall, they did a great job and were very kind. They really went above and beyond to accommodate my husbands food allergies and we had an amazing wedding day! It doesn't hurt that it's a beautiful location as well! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.2/5.0
Everyone was very kind and helpful! Would highly recommend this venue to others!
Everyone was very kind and helpful! Would highly recommend this venue to others!
Everyone was very kind and helpful! Would highly recommend this venue to others! Read less
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