Grey Havens Inn looks like a place you might find a character in a PBS Masterpiece episode visiting. It’s that grand and that charactered. We loved shooting there and what’s cool is their attention to detail. With some historic establishments the building is old and that’s about it. It might look like something from a movie on the outside but when you walk in the doors you’re likely to find that they’ve updated their decor at Home Goods. Not so with Grey Havens. Inside and out gives you the feeling you’ve stepped into a different era. What a perfect vibe for a wedding venue! (but wait, there’s more…)
As lovers of all things vintage, Grey Havens Inn gave us so much to work with visually. We also can’t get enough of coastal Maine and Grey Havens, perched above the meeting place of the Sheepscot River and the Atlantic Ocean is a crown jewel along the Downeast coastline. looking out across Harmon Harbor towards Southport Island, it’s been referred to as a ‘castle-by-the-sea’ with its two tall round turrets. It is surely an impressive structure viewed from the sea, so much so that it’s used as a navigational aid by sailors and local lobstermen!
As grand as it is, the historic Inn is at the same time comfortable, welcoming. We found the staff very friendly and helpful; something that we, as fellow wedding vending vendors, take notice of. The food is excellent and Darryl & Christel’s wedding day went off without a hitch. There are a quite a few rooms and if you plan early enough, it’s likely that you and a good number of friends and family could takeover the grand old Inn, at least for the few days surrounding your wedding date. Of course, you’ll need to contact Grey Havens directly to iron out those details. The Inn is less than an hour from Portland, ME, about 20 minutes to Bath, ME. So there are amenities not too far away, and plenty to do and see in the area. Reid State Park is just a couple miles down the road. It’s a gorgeous and somewhat off-the-beaten-path kind of beach. We did Darryl & Christel’s “First Look” and bridal portraits there as well as bridal party photos.
So, whether you’re planning a destination wedding on the coast of Maine or planning a Downeast wedding instate, Grey Havens Inn on Georgetown Island is a perfectly quaint example of an historic, classic Maine wedding venue. If you’re interested in our opinion (which, if you’ve gotten this far it would seem you are), Grey Havens would provide a stunning backdrop to any Maine coast wedding photography. It has all the charm of a European grand manor set amongst the pristine and rocky Maine shoreline. We would be thrilled to shoot your wedding at Grey Havens Inn, drop us a line and let’s talk!