LOCATION: Maine

Lakefront Lodge
These Photos Prove You Can Plan A Gorgeous Wedding in Less Than A Month
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

A beautiful summer wedding next to a lake in Maine, complete with a sailcloth tent, dinner under the stars, freeflowing wine, and an abundant organic feast is the kind of wedding that usually takes months to plan and prepare. Yet, this couple defied the odds and pulled this gorgeous fête together in only a month’s time with the help of mStarr Design.

Set right alongside Sebago Lake, about an hour outside Portland, is Rockcraft Lodge. The estate is almost a century in age, with a stone country home built by Italian masons. To call this spot cozy is an understatement. There’s something about this place that makes you feel like you could’ve grown up spending summers here. And yet, there’s an air of romance in the crisp air that makes this venue shine in a way all its own.

Words by: Emily Starr Alfano of mStarr Event Design, Images by Corinne Krogh Photography

 

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Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
A Summer Adventure Wedding with Kayaks, Cabins and Campfires
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

Migis Lodge Road, Casco, ME, United States

Nothing screams summer adventure like kayaks, a cabin full of friends, and late night campfire hangouts loaded with s’mores and hot toddies. Migis Lodge is one of those old-school summer camps that’s been turned into a grown-up getaway spot, embracing that adventure-in-the-woods mentality but with really nice bedding and amenities.

 

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Hotel / Resort / Spa
Hidden Pond : Kennebunkport, Maine
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Hidden Pond Resort

354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, Maine

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Report Correspondent Lauren Wells Events has personally visited this venue. Located only 90 miles north of Boston, Hidden Pond resort is found in the quaint, historic town of Kennebunkport. Which in itself is extremely fun to say five times fast. The resort is nestled right off the southern Maine coastline on sixty acres of welcoming birch groves and balsam fir trees.

Simple in it’s elegance, it’s true luxe lies in it’s attention to detail. Everything looks ripped right out of a Restoration Hardware catalog but better - an industrial, rustic, local feel. The valet keys for Earth, the open-air restaurant, are not simply keys - but numbers burned into errant slices of wood. From the giant upside-down tree light fixture to the on-site flower and vegetable gardens to the multiple bars, pools and fire pits, the grounds are breathtaking. If the grounds are wonderful – and they ARE, the bungalows are spectacular, complete with outdoor showers, fireplaces, the coziest of beds and enormous bathrooms loaded with L'Occitane goods. You know, the kind of products you guiltily scoop into your bag like a thief in the night. Come on. We know you do it too.

Each morning, free of charge, the charming staff delivers a morning package right to your door - thermos of coffee, newspapers, freshly baked goods, homemade granola and mini quiches. You’ll wonder, with every, single bone in your body, why oh why doesn’t this happen every morning? You’ll wish it did. In your fridge, you will find fresh squeezed juice, milk and yogurt. Should your relaxation include getting your blood pumping, Hidden Pond will lend you a beach cruiser free of charge or attend a morning yoga session or guided hike. The onsite spa is actually located 8ft above ground in a tree-top and aptly named, The Tree Spa. Indulge in signature massage treatments made with rosemary, mint & lavender, grown in the gardens at Hidden Pond.

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