French's Point Est. Prior to 1930

246 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME, United States

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Migrate to Maine and make it a point to party at this haute, historic estate on a party perfect peninsula with 260 degree coastline views.
Wonderful coastal wedding, here you come (here comes the bride?) In any case, besides the stunning coastline and historic heart of this vibrant venue, between May and October, enjoy the use of the spectacular Sail Cloth tent. which can accommodate up to 300 guests. Ahoy, amazing!
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Bay
Coastline
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Ocean
Style
Classic
Coastal
Elegant
Nautical
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

A Blank Canvas Venue

French's Point is a Blank Canvas Venue, providing an outstanding location with 8 possible ceremony settings and 14 different gathering spaces. You choose how you wish to use these amenities during your time here. French’s Point is a very large vacation rental property with 14 acres and two beautiful homes which are offered to one couple and their guests exclusively for the entire weekend. Our weekend celebrations feel like a vacation, a reunion, and a wedding all combined.


Our goal for our couples is for you to have a wedding that is unique to you, that suits your vision of your celebration & one that is within your budget. To foster this goal, you hire your choice of vendors: planner, caterer, bar service provider, florist, photographer, etc. This allows you to engage the vendor team that best suits your goals and is within your budget. We have an excellent preferred vendor list to help you on the search for your team, but you can use whichever vendors best align with your preferences, as long as they are insured (liability insurance) and licensed where applicable (caterer, bar service provider, food truck, baker, hair and make-up design). There are no cookie cutter events here and no food and beverage minimums to meet! 

Ceremony Settings
French's Point offers eight waterfront ceremony settings to suit a range of preferences in aesthetic & event size:

  • Retreat gazebo
    Retreat oceanfront lawn
    Retreat cobblestone terrace
    Retreat conservatory
    Retreat custom sail cloth tent structure
    Farm gazebo
    Farm east terrace
    Farm private beach

Gathering Locations
French's Point offers a variety of waterfront reception and gathering locations:

  • Retreat dining room
    Retreat conservatory
    Retreat lounge
    Retreat cobblestone terrace
    Retreat oceanfront lawn
    Retreat recreation room
    Farm BBQ lawn
    Farm east terrace
    Farm west terrace
    Farm private beach
    Farm fireplace parlor
    Farm recreation room

Accommodations
French's Point offers two beautiful homes at the estate with 18 guests suites with 20 bedrooms that provide lodging for 20-50 guests for the weekend. Located nearby is a network of rental cottages and rental homes that afford lodging for 60-80 additional guests. A variety of nightly lodging properties are located 10-25 minutes from French's Point for additional guests to suit all budgets.


Wedding Team
At French's Point, couples choose their own team of vendors to include a wedding planner, caterer, and bar service provider. The venue allows clients to create an experience that is a unique reflection of their vision for the wedding weekend and one that suits their budget.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

18 Suite Room block requirement & Maine State Lodging Tax on Lodging Block only.  

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
We are thrilled to host your event in the season of your choice.
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The Farm at French's Point has 12 guest suites with en suite baths, accommodating up to 30 guests.

The Retreat at French's Point has 6 guest suites, accommodating up to 20 guests.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Beautiful, historic 14 acre estate set on the tip of a private penisula on the ocean with 280 degree ocean views.
Design:
Two large, beautfully restored homes on landscaped grounds with gardens, beaches, orchards, patios & 
Standout Venue Features:
Our custom, sail cloth tent provides a beautiful, seaside location for your festivities, rain or shine- Capacity – 200
  • Clear side walls
    Full stone plank floor
    Catering service tent
    Dimmable perimeter lights
    Dimmable up-casting pole lights
    Potable water
    Electric service
    Service Tent
    3 white bar stations
    Adjoining stone terrace
    Event table inventory
    150 cross back chairs*
    Walking distance to restrooms

Note: Retreat Custom Sail Cloth Tent is available from May- Third Weekend October. Heat should be rented for the tent outside of June-August. A generator should be added to the rental order for events hosted in the tent as a back up power supply. 

Extra Perks:
Our private estate offers many event amenities:
Private use for the Weekend
14 Event Spaces
8 Cermeony Settings
Event Tables
Butler's Pantry of Dishware & Silverware
Farm Tables & Chairs- in Retreat House Dining Room
Catering Ktichen
Two Guest Kitchens
Bar Cooler
Parking
Public Restrooms
Recreation Lawn
Recreation Room
Family Room
Celebration Locations
Retreat Custom Sail Cloth Tent:
57'x96' custom sail cloth tent set on a full stone floor with adjoining sail cloth tent
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat Cobblestone Terrace:
Oceanfront Cobblestone Terrace with tables, chairs, lounge furniture, fir pit & rocking chairs
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat House Oceanfront Lawn:
Beautiful oceanfront lawn space along bluff overlooking bay
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat House Dining Room:
Historic Dining Room with broad ocean views, fireplace, farm tables & 110 chairs
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat House Conservatory:
Waterfront conservatory with 280 degree ocean views, portable lounge furniture. Ideal for cocktail hour, or can be used for ceremony & dance floor area.
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 80-150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat House Lounge:
Oceanfront lounge area adjoining foyer bar area, with piano, lounge furniture, TV, bar stools & fire place
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 40-60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Retreat House Recreation Room:
Lower Level recreation room with couch, chairs, pool table, poker table & TV.
- View: Overlooks the Family Tree Garden
- Max Capacity: 20
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Farm Barbecue Lawn:
Grassy lawn area with picnic tables, gas grille, charcoal grille, propane boiler, and gorgeous ocean views.
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Farm East Terrace:
Waterfront cobblestone terrace with bistro tables & chairs, fire pit & Adirondack chairs
- View: Oceanfront
- Max Capacity: 100-150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Farm West Terrace:
Small cobblestone terrace with propane fire pit & chairs.
- View: Ocean, woods & gorgeous sunsets
- Max Capacity: 15
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Party Peninsula
This Maine Wedding Was Like A Giant Weekend-Long Slumber Party
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown
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French's Point

246 Hersey Retreat Road, Stockton Springs, ME, United States

 

This wedding was more than just a dinner party, it was a whole weekend of revelry, wine-ing and dining with friends and family from near and far. The awesome celebration took place at French’s Point in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, an old historic estate with incredible views of the coast and plenty of sleeping spots for a big crowd of loved ones.

With lots of manicured gardens and coastline vantage points, there’s no shortage of indoor and outdoor venue options on the grounds at this gorgeous Maine wedding venue. It's just the right size to do a buyout and sleep all of your wedding guests on property in cozy, private digs. Plus, it comes with a sailcloth tent on-site, which is a major win.


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