A Week Before the Wedding In Camden


destination wedding locations celebrationsOne of the most momentous and joyous milestones in your life is to get married! You’ve said “yes,” but now the big question is where to have the ceremony and reception. With so many destination wedding locations to choose from, the “where” question can be a bit overwhelming. At the Camden Harbour Inn, we have you covered from the days before to the ceremony to the reception and even the to the most romantic honeymoon.

The Camden Harbour Inn has served as a breathtaking and picturesque venue to hundreds of wedding ceremonies and receptions. Nestled on a hilltop, the inn is surrounded by panoramic views of Camden Village and Harbor, evergreen islands and lofty, lush mountains. Unwind in luxurious guest suites, and enjoy fine dining at our award-winning in-house restaurant, Natalie’s. We offer several all-inclusive wedding and event packages, and our attentive staff is on hand to assist you to make all of your wedding visions come to life. Below we highlight some pre-wedding activities the Camden area has to offer.

Five Days Out
Your friends and family have arrived, and all the last minute details are sewn up. Bring your party along to soak in and savor the views from Mt. Battie, located in Camden Hills State Park. You can either hike or drive to the top, where the view of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay is stunning. On a clear day, Acadia National Park’s Cadillac Mountain and Blue Hill are visible on the horizon. Camden Hills State Park features 20 hiking trails in total, all with vibrant views.

Fore! (Days and Counting)
The Camden area offers some excellent golf venues. Tee off with your family and friends at the scenic Goose River Golf Course, one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems. A rolling landscape that traverses fluctuating terrain along the windy Goose River offers plenty of challenges for players of all abilities.

Three Days To Go
Go sea kayaking on the Penobscot Bay, which is considered to be the best and most scenic boating venue in Maine. You will find some of Maine’s more picturesque coastal scenery on this part of the coast, and sea kayaking is one of the best ways to experience it. You and your closest can explore hidden inlets, oceanfront estates, breathtaking islands, and all of the rocky, jagged contours that the Maine coast has to offer. The Camden Maine region is home to some of the finest professionally-guided kayaking trips around. Kayaking day trips allow you to experience all of the beauty the local waters have to offer.

Two More
It’s almost showtime, and the bride and groom need to take some time for themselves. The Spa at the Camden Harbour Inn offers a variety of massage packages that will be sure to recharge you for your big day. From deep tissue to hot stone and aromatherapy, the Spa is a great way to relax and soak in the moment of a truly special time in your life.

The Day Before
Toast to the special couple over some wine tasting at the Cellar Door Winery. Just five miles from Camden Harbor is Lincolnville, the home of the Winery and Vineyard, The Vineyard sits on a 68-acre property of a 200-year-old farm, featuring a beautiful 1790s barn and old farmhouse, with a recently constructed state-of-the-art winery across the street. After your spirits are raised, head back to the Camden Harbour Inn for your rehearsal dinner at the award winning Natalie’s. Natalie’s is able to comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests and has a private room that can seat up to 33 guests. Share a world class culinary experience with your closest of family and friends.

This itinerary is a great way to experience the perfect mix of exciting activities, exploring the beauty of the region, and enjoying some much-needed downtime. Call us to plan your special day now!