Bar Harbor Inn
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!!
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!
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!!!!
Everyone was very kind and helpful! Would highly recommend this venue to others!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 :)
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!
The BHI provided great food and service for our wedding. They were flexible with special dietary requests and showed great attention to detail.
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.
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! `
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
I've photographed weddings of all sizes at the Bar Harbor Inn, and I've always observed top-notch attention to the couple's wants and needs. The Inn has an incredibly convenient location--right in between downtown Bar Harbor and the Shore Path, so when guests are not at the wedding, they can easily walk from their rooms to area restaurants and shops or go the other way for a lovely stroll along the rocky Acadia coastline. Plus, its view of the harbor and the Porcupine Islands is unmatched.
The Inn has a lovely spot outside for couples who want to hold their ceremony overlooking the water. Then, there are two separate function rooms, a smaller one for intimate weddings (with a lovely balcony overlooking the harbor) and a larger room downstairs ringed with windows overlooking the water. Its a perfect location for a classic Maine...
The most picturesque place for wedding photos, great staff, good cuisine,,,a wonderful venue!! I would recommend the Bar Harbor Inn for a wedding or any event.
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.