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The Samoset Resort

Rockport , ME
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220 Warrenton Street
Rockport, ME 04856 US (map)

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It’s your dream. Let the Samoset make it come true for you. Take in the beauty of our scenic Maine coastline, enjoy cocktails and companionship on our luxurious lawn and dance the night... Read more
It’s your dream. Let the Samoset make it come true for you. Take in the beauty of our scenic Maine coastline, enjoy cocktails and companionship on our luxurious lawn and dance the night away in one of our grand ballrooms. From the moment you begin planning this special event to the moment we bid you farewell - our on-site wedding coordinator and friendly, service oriented staff will make your wedding day shine with memories you will cherish for a lifetime.

The Samoset is nestled along 230 acres of relaxed elegance on beautiful Penobscot Bay and has become one of New England’s premiere locations for destination weddings. Your guests can enjoy our spacious and elegantly appointed guestrooms, an 18 hole championship golf course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, and fine dining. The scenic villages of Camden, Rockport and Rockland are just a few minutes away with plenty of opportunities for shopping, a windjammer cruise, or just a romantic stroll along the shore. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or an extravaganza, the Samoset can help you make your dream a reality. Read less

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Brieanna
Wedding:
12/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew almost immediately that we had made an excellent choice when we booked the samoset as our venue.
Will, the wedding coordinator is beyond fabulous. He was attentive to every request I made and every email I sent. In the days before our wedding he helped keep me calm and put out several small "fires".
The resort was a beautiful location. The staff was amazing at every turn (accommodating every request and helping to make everythingness exactly as I imagined it). The food was incredible both for our rehearsal dinner and at our wedding. Many guests said it was both the best and most beautiful wedding they had ever attended.
I always perceived the samoset as much too expensive for me to ever imagine having my wedding there. But due to the off season and the small(ish) wedding we wanted, it was very affordable and worth EVERY PENNY!
I knew almost immediately that we had made an excellent choice when we booked the samoset as our venue.
Will, the Read more...
I knew almost immediately that we had made an excellent choice when we booked the samoset as our venue.
Will, the wedding coordinator is beyond fabulous. He was attentive to every request I made and every email I sent. In the days before our wedding he helped keep me calm and put out several small "fires".
The resort was a beautiful location. The staff was amazing at every turn (accommodating every request and helping to make everythingness exactly as I imagined it). The food was incredible both for our rehearsal dinner and at our wedding. Many guests said it was both the best and most beautiful wedding they had ever attended.
I always perceived the samoset as much too expensive for me to ever imagine having my wedding there. But due to the off season and the small(ish) wedding we wanted, it was very affordable and worth EVERY PENNY! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Leslie
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Living in New York, but having grown up around the corner from the Samoset, we decided that it was a perfect venue for our wedding. Not only did we have the ceremony and reception there, but decided it was a perfect spot for our rehearsal dinner as well. Will Clayton is such a gem and truly a great wedding coordinator. He always made us feel like he completely understood what we were looking for, and his kindness, and flawless day-of organization really were over the top and more than we could have hoped for. Will really went above and beyond for us with drilling our chuppah together, holding my lipsticks, finding something for me to stand on during our outside photos, and making special mock-tails for family members that do not drink. We really can not express our gratitude for all of his help and all that he did for us. Our wedding day, as well as the entire weekend, were so magnificent, and in large part thanks to Will and the Samoset.

The Samoset's front office staff, restaurant team, and all of the resort employees were also really spectacular and extremely professional. All of our guests (many of which from Manhattan, and in hospitality themselves) complimented each and every person they came in contact with over the weekend. The Samoset has such a fantastic staff, exceptional food, and how could you ever beat the view? A definite must for your wedding!
Living in New York, but having grown up around the corner from the Samoset, we decided that it was a perfect venue for our Read more...
Living in New York, but having grown up around the corner from the Samoset, we decided that it was a perfect venue for our wedding. Not only did we have the ceremony and reception there, but decided it was a perfect spot for our rehearsal dinner as well. Will Clayton is such a gem and truly a great wedding coordinator. He always made us feel like he completely understood what we were looking for, and his kindness, and flawless day-of organization really were over the top and more than we could have hoped for. Will really went above and beyond for us with drilling our chuppah together, holding my lipsticks, finding something for me to stand on during our outside photos, and making special mock-tails for family members that do not drink. We really can not express our gratitude for all of his help and all that he did for us. Our wedding day, as well as the entire weekend, were so magnificent, and in large part thanks to Will and the Samoset.

The Samoset's front office staff, restaurant team, and all of the resort employees were also really spectacular and extremely professional. All of our guests (many of which from Manhattan, and in hospitality themselves) complimented each and every person they came in contact with over the weekend. The Samoset has such a fantastic staff, exceptional food, and how could you ever beat the view? A definite must for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Erick
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Will Clayton was our Group Contact during the planning and on our Wedding day. Will was so easy to work with and always understanding and open minded to our ideas. His knowledge of the industry was comforting to both myself and my now wife. Will was a superhero on the Wedding day! While I (the groom) was running around and tayloring the final touches Will checked in with me and took on anything he and his team to could take off my plate. When it came time for me to leave the ballroom and get ready myself Will went through any last minute touches that were needed and executed them beautifully! The Samoset Resort has been doing this for decades and is so accustomed to elegant presentation and service that it takes away any stress one would have. We were thrilled with the outcome of our Wedding and would highly recommend the Samoset and Will Clayton.
Will Clayton was our Group Contact during the planning and on our Wedding day. Will was so easy to work with and always Read more...
Will Clayton was our Group Contact during the planning and on our Wedding day. Will was so easy to work with and always understanding and open minded to our ideas. His knowledge of the industry was comforting to both myself and my now wife. Will was a superhero on the Wedding day! While I (the groom) was running around and tayloring the final touches Will checked in with me and took on anything he and his team to could take off my plate. When it came time for me to leave the ballroom and get ready myself Will went through any last minute touches that were needed and executed them beautifully! The Samoset Resort has been doing this for decades and is so accustomed to elegant presentation and service that it takes away any stress one would have. We were thrilled with the outcome of our Wedding and would highly recommend the Samoset and Will Clayton. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We changed our venue at the last minute due to unprofessionalism and poor quality of food and rooms at the planned venue. Luckily Samoset was available to host our reception. There are two pools on the grounds (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, child's playground, and, of course, amazing golf course. I could not be happier with the decision to move venues. Samoset staff was fantastic. Venue was beautiful. Food was delicious. We had a tented reception on the grounds, with picture-perfect views, huge lobsters, great cocktail hour. At the end, the staff efficiently organized removal of cards and personal items back to our room. Only slight negative I can think of is that the rooms could use some freshening up in decor, but were clean and definitely at a higher standard than our original venue. Common areas were well kept and resort was well staffed with very helpful attitude from all members of the team. Will Clayton in particular is fantastic and gets things done. He's the Samoset's ace in the hole. One guest told me ours was the best wedding he ever attended. I think that says it all. If you are considering Samoset for your wedding, you will not go wrong.
We changed our venue at the last minute due to unprofessionalism and poor quality of food and rooms at the planned venue. Read more...
We changed our venue at the last minute due to unprofessionalism and poor quality of food and rooms at the planned venue. Luckily Samoset was available to host our reception. There are two pools on the grounds (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, child's playground, and, of course, amazing golf course. I could not be happier with the decision to move venues. Samoset staff was fantastic. Venue was beautiful. Food was delicious. We had a tented reception on the grounds, with picture-perfect views, huge lobsters, great cocktail hour. At the end, the staff efficiently organized removal of cards and personal items back to our room. Only slight negative I can think of is that the rooms could use some freshening up in decor, but were clean and definitely at a higher standard than our original venue. Common areas were well kept and resort was well staffed with very helpful attitude from all members of the team. Will Clayton in particular is fantastic and gets things done. He's the Samoset's ace in the hole. One guest told me ours was the best wedding he ever attended. I think that says it all. If you are considering Samoset for your wedding, you will not go wrong. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I live in NY but grew up in Maine and wanted a wedding with a view. After looking at three locations in person, we chose the Samoset and we are so happy with our decision. The guests raved about the view from both the ceremony location and the tented reception. Customer service is excellent. When we viewed the venue we were driving from NY to northern ME and had our dog with us. Instead of making us wait outside with the dog, Will Clayton, the event coordinator, let us bring her all over the resort with us on the tour. Later in the summer my mother dropped by unannounced to show the resort to my in-laws. Will dropped everything to give them an hour long tour. Planning from afar was easy as the Samoset hosts a Grande Tasting where couples can experience a mock wedding, choose food, linens, etc; and also meet vendors. We were able to choose our florist, DJ, and tent rental from that one event. The day of the wedding the bridesmaids got a huge room with champagne and music provided by the Samoset to get ready. The service was excellent, the wedding was seamless, and the guests raved about the event and how perfect it was. I couldn't have asked for a better day and only wish that I could do it again and again. Several of my unmarried bridesmaids told Will that he had sold them on the venue for their own weddings and I would definitely recommend the resort to other brides. It can be pricey in comparison to some other Maine venues but was definitely worth the value. I'm so happy with my decision!
I live in NY but grew up in Maine and wanted a wedding with a view. After looking at three locations in person, we chose Read more...
I live in NY but grew up in Maine and wanted a wedding with a view. After looking at three locations in person, we chose the Samoset and we are so happy with our decision. The guests raved about the view from both the ceremony location and the tented reception. Customer service is excellent. When we viewed the venue we were driving from NY to northern ME and had our dog with us. Instead of making us wait outside with the dog, Will Clayton, the event coordinator, let us bring her all over the resort with us on the tour. Later in the summer my mother dropped by unannounced to show the resort to my in-laws. Will dropped everything to give them an hour long tour. Planning from afar was easy as the Samoset hosts a Grande Tasting where couples can experience a mock wedding, choose food, linens, etc; and also meet vendors. We were able to choose our florist, DJ, and tent rental from that one event. The day of the wedding the bridesmaids got a huge room with champagne and music provided by the Samoset to get ready. The service was excellent, the wedding was seamless, and the guests raved about the event and how perfect it was. I couldn't have asked for a better day and only wish that I could do it again and again. Several of my unmarried bridesmaids told Will that he had sold them on the venue for their own weddings and I would definitely recommend the resort to other brides. It can be pricey in comparison to some other Maine venues but was definitely worth the value. I'm so happy with my decision! Read less
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Alanna
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Will Clayton and the staff at the Samoset went above and beyond to make our entire wedding experience so perfect. From the planning process to the big day, Will was responsive, reliable, and quite frankly our "Yes Man". If there was any wish or need we had he couldn't say yes to he sought the appropriate personnel and made it happen. We realized throughout our stay at the Samoset that the facility was beautiful on the inside too! We were sold on the views at the Samoset, but the rain and fog unfortunately prevented us from this on the big day. Will and his staff coordinated our rehearsal dinner, ceremony , cocktail hour, and reception to be almost as stunning as the views on a sunny day. We can not thank the Samoset enough!
Will Clayton and the staff at the Samoset went above and beyond to make our entire wedding experience so perfect. From the Read more...
Will Clayton and the staff at the Samoset went above and beyond to make our entire wedding experience so perfect. From the planning process to the big day, Will was responsive, reliable, and quite frankly our "Yes Man". If there was any wish or need we had he couldn't say yes to he sought the appropriate personnel and made it happen. We realized throughout our stay at the Samoset that the facility was beautiful on the inside too! We were sold on the views at the Samoset, but the rain and fog unfortunately prevented us from this on the big day. Will and his staff coordinated our rehearsal dinner, ceremony , cocktail hour, and reception to be almost as stunning as the views on a sunny day. We can not thank the Samoset enough! Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Will Clayton did a great job to make everything perfect for our wedding day! I would not go back and change a single thing. Everything was perfect!
Will Clayton did a great job to make everything perfect for our wedding day! I would not go back and change a single Read more...
Will Clayton did a great job to make everything perfect for our wedding day! I would not go back and change a single thing. Everything was perfect! Read less
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RAB
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at The Samoset, and could not believe the level of service we received from Will Clayton and the staff. We were treated with five-star service, and the amount of effort everyone expended on our behalf was just amazing. Will went out of his way to make sure that every detail was taken care of, and that we were nothing less than thrilled with the resort. From the food to the setting, everything was spectacular. We look forward to going back every year for our anniversary, and hopefully more frequently!
We recently got married at The Samoset, and could not believe the level of service we received from Will Clayton and the Read more...
We recently got married at The Samoset, and could not believe the level of service we received from Will Clayton and the staff. We were treated with five-star service, and the amount of effort everyone expended on our behalf was just amazing. Will went out of his way to make sure that every detail was taken care of, and that we were nothing less than thrilled with the resort. From the food to the setting, everything was spectacular. We look forward to going back every year for our anniversary, and hopefully more frequently! Read less
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autumnh5
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
All I can say is that the Samoset went above and beyond for my husband and I. Our original date had to be changed due to a deployment to Afghanistan, so we had to reschedule, but that was no problem for the staff at the Samoset. Will Clayton was the event planer, and made everything happen with no issues. The only other date that we could pick was going to have to be during the off-season time because my husband and I were scheduled to move overseas shortly after my return from deployment. Again, they acted like this was no problem. Even though the resort was in the process of going through major renovations, you could hardly tell. They brought in enough staff to make it look like they were up and running for the season, were able to house all of our guests from out of town, upgraded many peoples rooms at no extra charge, let Mike and I check in to our room before they had planned, upgraded us to the Presidential Suite, they went out of their way to make it all work. Will was there at the drop of a hat when I needed something, and made the event 100% stress free. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Mike and I look forward to making the Samoset a vacation spot for many years to come. The area is beautiful, the accommodations are exceptional, and the staff is the best!
All I can say is that the Samoset went above and beyond for my husband and I. Our original date had to be changed due to a Read more...
All I can say is that the Samoset went above and beyond for my husband and I. Our original date had to be changed due to a deployment to Afghanistan, so we had to reschedule, but that was no problem for the staff at the Samoset. Will Clayton was the event planer, and made everything happen with no issues. The only other date that we could pick was going to have to be during the off-season time because my husband and I were scheduled to move overseas shortly after my return from deployment. Again, they acted like this was no problem. Even though the resort was in the process of going through major renovations, you could hardly tell. They brought in enough staff to make it look like they were up and running for the season, were able to house all of our guests from out of town, upgraded many peoples rooms at no extra charge, let Mike and I check in to our room before they had planned, upgraded us to the Presidential Suite, they went out of their way to make it all work. Will was there at the drop of a hat when I needed something, and made the event 100% stress free. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Mike and I look forward to making the Samoset a vacation spot for many years to come. The area is beautiful, the accommodations are exceptional, and the staff is the best! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
My experience at the Samoset could not have been more perfect! The staff is INCREDIBLE and the wedding planner, Will Clayton, is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He is hard working, motivated and always smiling! I can't say enough great things about the Samoset and about how hard they worked to make our day all that it was!!
My experience at the Samoset could not have been more perfect! The staff is INCREDIBLE and the wedding planner, Will Read more...
My experience at the Samoset could not have been more perfect! The staff is INCREDIBLE and the wedding planner, Will Clayton, is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He is hard working, motivated and always smiling! I can't say enough great things about the Samoset and about how hard they worked to make our day all that it was!! Read less
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