Top Ten Destination Wedding Locations

Coastal Maine

9. Coastal Maine
Comprising a fleet of a dozen turn-of-the-century sailing ships, Maine's Windjammer cruises offers the perfect alternative venue for the couple who wants something different by way of a destination wedding. Get married by a licensed captain atop the Atlantic Ocean while your closest friends and family cluster around you.

From intimate island nuptials to kitschy pirate-themed weddings, the captains can help the couple plan their perfect ceremony. Couples can charter an entire vessel for up to a week or leave the wedding party behind and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the coast of Maine. Costs for a three- to six-day cruise range from $400 to $1,050 per person.

This is a wedding for the true naturalist: While there are no heart-shaped hot tubs or canopy beds, the bride and groom and their guests will delight in the natural beauty of the Maine coast, the rich experience of sailing a 19th-century tall ship, and the delicious food and great camaraderie. If you prefer to eschew sea legs altogether and stay on dry ground, look into Kennebunkport, a quintessential Maine locale full of New England romance.

Published: 7 Dec 2009 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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