4 Reasons to Plan an Outdoor Maine Wedding in The Forks

While we know it’s true that most people think of this area of Maine as a snowmobiling and rafting hub, it’s also a favorite wedding destination. Why not combine your love of outdoor adventure with the most special celebration of your life? If you’re looking for a unique Maine wedding venue, here are a few reasons we think you’ll love getting married in The Forks!

It doesn’t get any better than a destination wedding in Maine.

Who doesn’t want a getaway in the state known as “Vacationland”? Your friends and family will get to check Maine off their bucket list! Whether you’re coming from within Maine or from far away, you’ll love the peacefulness of our scenic location in western Maine. We think it really is “the way life should be” around here.

Maine mountains and lakes

Fall foliage on scenic byway Route 201 in Maine makes the perfect destination wedding location!


It’s unique.

Plan a cozy winter ceremony in front of the fireplace in the lodge, add an adventurous twist with a summer sunrise ceremony followed by rafting on the Kennebec River, or say “I do” with a backdrop of fall foliage. Whatever your celebration looks like, we know your guests will remember our unique location and venue!

Maine wedding ceremony with full bridal party and blue sky with fall leaves

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Maine wedding bridal party with LL Bean boots

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Bridal party in blue dresses and flannel shirts with cowboy boots - unique Maine winter wedding destination in The Forks
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Bridal party in cowboy boots - unique Maine winter wedding destination in The Forks
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Whitewater Rafting in Maine - adventurous destination wedding location


It gives you the chance to disconnect and get away from it all.

More and more people are planning tech-free vacations these days, so why not leave technology behind on your wedding day? (As a bonus, your wedding photographer will love not getting any cell phones in their photos!)

Of course, if this isn’t for you, there’s free WiFi at the lodge, so you don’t have to worry about losing reception in the backwoods.

Bride and bridesmaids raising classes and toasting on the wedding day in western Maine
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Groom and groomsmen on wedding day in front of a cabin in The Forks, Maine
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It’s Affordable.

In the world of weddings, we understand things can add up pretty quickly. Compare our prices to others and we think you’ll find a great deal, with a full resort facility fee starting at just $2,500 — and starting at only $250 for the night before (hello, rehearsal dinner!)

Reception in our open-timbered main lodge, photo by Maine Wedding Photographers

Plus, delicious food and beer (crafted on site) at affordable prices, with customizable menu offerings including the option to add on a grab-and-go- breakfast for the morning of your wedding, a Sunday morning breakfast buffet, rehearsal dinner, and more!

Don’t forget your day-of event coordinator. That means you do NOTHING for the day of your wedding and let US do the hard work…umm, yes please!

Stay onsite and party to your heart’s content.

One of the best parts about our location is that everything is right here, so you and your guests can stay in our cabins or lodge. Since nobody needs to drive, you can enjoy a fun, worry-free evening! Plus, we’ve got some amazing food and brews hand-crafted on site that you and your guests will love.

Rustic Maine wedding at Northern Outdoors - reception dancing

Cabins in the woods with fall foliage in Maine

Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort with Autumn Colors

rustic lodge wedding Maine - ceremony and reception decorated with lights

Wedding food at Northern Outdoors - salad with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries


Northern Outdoors has been hosting weddings for over 10 years. You can expect exceptional service, attention to all the important details – big and small, and a huge amount of fun with a wedding at Northern Outdoors. Head here to read reviews from our guests!

We also host unforgettable bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Give us a call to help plan your event: 207-663-4466


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One Response

  1. We got married at Northern Outdoors in October 2015. I may be bias…but it was definitely the best wedding ever 😉 The beautiful riverside location couldn’t have been more perfect for us, and the foliage in October was amazing. We had the reception at the Northern Outdoors lodge and fit 140 people comfortably. Food, beer, music, dancing, and on site lodging for all…it was perfect! Would highly recommend!

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