Penobscot Bay Estate 157 Holmes Street • Winterport • ME 04496


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Overlooking its namesake bay and boasting seven acres of gently rolling meadows and mature foliage, this sweet estate is family owned and operated, and offers a charming taste of classic coastal Maine.
  • Exchange vows at the water’s edge on the dedicated Wedding Peninsula, followed by an unforgettable reception in the sailcloth pole tent, with its clear sidewalls, full-length flooring, and romantic bistro lighting.
  • Four charming guest cabins can host up to sixteen overnighters for the weekend, and you’re certain to fall in love with the Honeymoon Cottage, which features an oversized soaking tub and a private deck with unobstructed views of the bay.


Book your event by February 2024, and Penobscot Bay Estate will make a $250 donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Learn more about this important cause, and its importance to Penobscot Bay Estate.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $15,000/event and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
    • Year

  • The Shoulder Season Weekend & Peak Season Weekend packages range $15,000–18,000 and include:

    • Access to the property 9am Friday–1pm Sunday
    • Access to the 4,000sq ft private residence for the wedding party the day of the wedding (with separate areas/entrances/restrooms for each party)
    • Honeymoon cottage on the water with overnight access for two on Friday & Saturday
    • Four on-site guest cabins, accommodating up to 16 guests on Friday & Saturday
    • Reception tent with window walls & bistro lighting
    • Hardwood dining tables, white Chiavari chairs, and white ceremony chairs
    • Dance floor
    • Golf cart for guest transportation

    The Full Experience package is $23,000 and includes everything in the packages above PLUS:

    • Property access beginning Thursday
    • Round-trip shuttle to guests' hotel in Belfast, Searsport, or Bangor
    • Day-of coordination services

    The Shoulder Season Weekend package is available May & October; the Peak Season Weekend & The Full Experience packages are available June–September.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 160
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 160
Reception Seated 0 160
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 160.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Caterers must be licensed & insured.



Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartending service; the venue offers a preferred list but it is not mandatory.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • River
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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