Samoset Resort Hotel

220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME
Max Capacity: 650 people
The Samoset Resort Hotel is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group outing. A legendary landmark, the recently restored Samoset Resort Hotel continues a tradition of gracious hospitality and service reminiscent of a bygone age. The 230 acre oceanside resort hotel offers championship golf, four-diamond dining, luxurious guest rooms and first class resort amenities for your Maine vacation. All existing 178 luxurious hotel rooms and suites feature complimentary wireless internet, king or queen beds, voicemail, coffee makers, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers and luxury amenity products. Each guest room has either a private balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean, outdoor pool and lush gardens, or our awarding winning golf course. Sleep in and allow room service to deliver a sumptuous breakfast or relax after a great day of golf, tennis or sightseeing and enjoy a relaxing dinner on your private balcony or terrace. Whether you are planning a birthday celebration, wedding, corporate meeting, or an annual conference, our professional staff will work with you to make sure every detail is in place.
Recommendations

Event with a View, iwedberg from Portland, Maine

Each year, I host a retreat and awards banquet for 75 to 100 guests, and finding an elegant facility that doesn't break the budget can be difficult. The Samoset was able to accommodate my needs within my budget guidelines. From the delicious buffet-style meals with customized, themed menus to the outstanding guest rooms, my attendees were well cared for and I was able to enjoy my event knowing that the staff at the Samoset had everything under control. My only "complaint" was the temperature of the main meeting room, but it was an exceptionally cold weekend in Maine in January, and the staff made every effort to adjust the temperature to meet our needs. My guests loved that every room had a view of the ocean, and that they were treated to luxury accommodations (the norm at the Samoset). They also enjoyed having an on-site lounge to visit during free time, and no one had to leave the facility for entertainment or activities. I was delighted by the professionalism of the staff, and their attentiveness to our needs. The event was such a success that we will be returning to the Samoset in 2007.

Location
Venue Style
Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 650
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 13
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 21,000
Serving the Rockport, ME Area
Capacity: 300  
$350-$500 /event
Looking to hold a wedding, special event, or meeting? The Bangor Elks Lodge is the perfect place for your next private event. Offering event space, catering options by Stage Coach Catering, and party equipment use. Call today to find out more information! Stagecoach Catering offers a variety of menus and services for in house and off premise events, we can also customize buffets, table ware, and meals to your requirements or themes.
Serving the Rockport, ME Area
Capacity: 350
 
$1,000-$3,600 /event
The Black Bear Inn and Conference Center provides a classic space for weddings, social or corporate events. A trained Chef is catering to all budgets and events with upscale flavors. The Inn and Conference Center is conveniently located off I-95 near UMaine, the Maine Center for the Arts and the Bangor Mall. It is also located near Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, and the Moosehead Lake Region. This facility has over 7,900 square feet of meeting space to accommodate 5-400.
Serving the Rockport, ME Area
Capacity: 300  
$200-$2,800 /event
Are you tired of the ordinary and wish for a Grand experience? You don't have to fly to Europe for a Royal experience! Bring your events to The Stone Manor in Orono, and impress your guests with its stunning beauty, ambiance and class. This magnificent 113-year-old stone building has been lovingly resurrected into beautiful wedding and event venue. The Stone Manor provides three halls for your various events and functions: - The Main Hall with the gothic revival architecture, majestic Roman columns, splendid stain-glass windows, 30-feet high ceiling, vintage pews, original vintage woodwork, incredible acoustics, and the long aisle walked by so many brides, is the perfect venue for the dream wedding ceremony, and any other gathering of that magnitude, such as celebration of life, musical or theatrical performances, and more. The majestic exterior provides a sense of a Royal Manor or Castle, with unparalleled opportunities to photographically immortalize the fairy-tale moments. - The First Floor Ballroom is a charming and spacious hall, with great ambiance, 12 feet high ceilings, custom lighting, vintage wall art, and simple elegant stain-glass windows. The Ballroom sits up to 300 guests and can be rented for a variety of events such as Holiday Parties, wedding receptions, birthdays, graduation parties, corporate events, celebration of life, and more. The space comes with classy handmade Maine wood banquet tables, and attractive gold Chiavari chairs for up to 160 guests, at no extra costs, to make your reception truly exceptional and unforgettable. - The balcony is ideal for the bride's party and also provides a bride’s dressing room. It can be also rented separately for your small private gatherings of up to 20 people when you mean to truly impress your guests! - When weather permits, we can provide outside receptions with the backdrop of a historic stone castle, and a backup plan of an inside reception in case it rains. - The Stone Manor has started a new tradition of the Bell Ceremony. The 3500 lb vintage bell is gracefully sitting in front of the building, waiting for the couples to move it together, and officiate their wedding with its music, symbolizing the truth and magnificence of their union! From practical point of view: Despite its proximity to beautiful downtown Orono, The Stone Manor provides ample on-site parking. The building is equipped with a vertical, enclosed wheelchair lift. It is also one of the safest historic buildings in Maine, with modern sprinkler system throughout, even in the attic, as well as voice-evacuation fire alarm system. Here is what our guests say about this venue: Kate C.; Bride: "This location was perfect for my wedding! Sean and Fariba were easy to work with, responsive, helpful, and kind. This historic building doesn't have a bad angle for photos. Works well for a large or small wedding. Fantastic to have a historic church backdrop but since it's no longer technically a church, you don't have to worry about meeting specific religious requirements (or using a specific kind of officiant). Convenient parking, beautiful ceremony space upstairs and beautiful reception area with beautiful chairs and tables downstairs (but still the first floor so it doesn't feel like a basement or anything). And you get to ring the large 'wedding' bell in the front! A unique and fun wedding experience!" Denise O. mother of the bride: "Thank you for this beautiful place" Laura A., Guest: "What a lovely time we had! Thank you for your wonderful gift to our community " "It was a beautiful wedding at a beautiful venue!" Planning your wedding? The Stone Manor has the most beautiful spaces, for both your ceremony and reception.