October 22 • 2014
And the good news is that you can! Big weddings are often the core of many a childhood dream, and, for those willing to pursue it, that dream can definitely without-a-doubt become a reality. If you’re not in the position to have a gigantic or involved wedding, because of time, money, or just wanting to avoid the stress of it all, an elopement might be the perfect way to celebrate you and your fiance’s love while being kind on the pocketbook and easy on the planning side.
A great Maine venue for elopements is The Inn by the Sea located on Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth. Right next to Portland, Maine’s largest city, Cape Elizabeth provides a secluded getaway spot that also has all the conveniences and amenities that a city has to offer. The Inn by the Sea provides a special Elopement package that includes a two-night stay in an ocean view room, a wine & cheese spread awaiting you in your room, an ocean front ceremony, a candlelit three-course meal, and a honeymoon breakfast-in-bed, all starting at just $2,200. Sounds pretty good, right? The downsides? You can only have up to four guests (i.e. witnesses) to your ceremony, and it’s likely that you won’t be able to land a weekend spot during the summer busy season. An elopement there is definitely not the right fit for everyone, but if you’d like the grandeur of a world-class venue and aren’t married to the idea of an elaborate ceremony, it might be just the thing for you and your partner.
Photos by emilie inc.