Book Your Wedding with Mountain House on Sunday River


About Us

Our stunning property, located in the mountains of western  Maine is a very popular choice for nature-loving couples. We offer day and weekend packages to tailor your every need.

Farmhouse and Lodge. Superb accommodations in these 2 houses, on-site, will bring you and your friends together for a weekend of fun and laughter.

Breeze Barn. The small Breeze Barn has exposed wooden beams strung with romantic lighting and chandeliers. The Breeze Barn and deck area offer the ideal place for cocktail hour and dancing in our rustic setting, back-dropped with spectacular views of the mountains.

Dining Tent. Attached to the barn / deck area is our 40/80 tent platform for up to a 200 person event. The wood flooring provides stable footing to customize your tented area for dinner, your first dance, desserts, or any other possibilities you can imagine. 

Pine Cathedral. Couples can exchange their vows under the romantic cover of towering pine trees nestled behind the farmhouse of our estate. With our custom hemlock benches, seating for up to 120 is included.

Ceremony Meadow. The meadow offers spectacular panoramic views of the mountains. Discover your possibilities with this space in person. 

Apple Grove. Couples can hold their ceremony under the trees in our enchanting apple groveTwinkling fairy-tale night lights, stream from tree to tree canopying you for your gorgeous Kodak moment.


What You Should Know

The Mountain House on Sunday River has its own caterer. The Mountain House on Sunday River provides professional bar service and you provide the alcohol.

Pets are not permitted.


Extra Perks

  • 90 minutes from Portland
  • Covered bridge
  • Stone walls
  • Lawn games
  • Chair lift
  • Outdoor fireplace

From the Vendor

Outdoorsy Couples' Alert!

Choose to tie the knot in the Maine mountains for your outdoor wedding celebration. The Mountain House on Sunday River is a family-owned estate with breathtaking views, superb lodging, and award winning service. Our relaxing atmosphere is the perfect location for down to earth, adventurous spirits. The estate includes 3 beautiful ceremony spaces to choose from, a small open air barn with both covered and uncovered decking areas for your tented dining, cocktail hour, music and dancing. Our custom built event bathrooms are spacious and super cool! Enjoy the evening around our outdoor fireplace and seating area, and rest soundly in your private Bridal Suite included in every package. Be adventurous, be outdoorsy, be yourself! Wedding bookings from mid-May to mid-October.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Ceremony Types

Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Backyard, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Mansion + Estate, Mountain, Tented

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation

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Contact Info

761 Sunday River Rd., Newry, ME (207) 583-2007

Reviewed on 8/15/2017 Alistair M

I am writing this review on behalf of both my now wife and I. We wanted to find a wedding location that was both rural and which offered an opportunity for both of our families to spend some time together in the days running up to the wedding itself. Mountain House was perfect... Read More for us in so many ways. The two lodges on the property allowed our two families to stay near to each other and we had a few days together before the wedding itself. We hiked and went "tubing" as a huge group and everyone had a great time. The property is ideal for kids and they were able to play outside in a very safe way, without parents needing to worry unduly about their safety. We got married outside in July in the "Pine Cathedral" which was so magical, so many of our guests commented on how beautiful the setting was. The cocktail hour, reception, and dancing was all great too. We had 85 guests and could easily have imagined 75 or 150 fitting well into the space. Julie was fantastic to work with, she was very available to us and answered many of our questions. She put us in touch with local vendors, who without exception, we loved - the photographer, the cake vendor, florist, DJ, caterer, etc. Planning a wedding is such a huge undertaking and Julie made our lives a lot easier. Julie had an eye for details and made the day itself go very smoothly. Without reservation we recommend this site for a wedding!!! Danielle and Alistair

2017-10-23T16:19:23 Response from the vendor

You both, Alistair and Danielle, were the best! From the first time we met, I knew that you would be so much fun to work with, goats and all! We had a lot of laughs throughout your entire planning process, and I loved being your... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/09/2017 Laura M

There is so much to say, but short and simple is probably best. Our Wedding at the Mountain House this August with Julie was absolutely perfect! The property and site were unbelievably breathtaking. The farmhouse and lodge accommodations were clean. comfortable and prefect... Read More for our entire wedding party guests. It was so nice to be on-site the entire weekend with our party and so close for all the events. We never left the property the entire weekend. We had our lobster bake rehearsal dinner on site, highly recommended. The wedding catering and food was delicious and far exceeded our expectations for any wedding we've been to. I dream about those wild mushroom pesto roasted butternut raviolis and garlic roasted potatoes. I had the pleasure of trying a bite of everything we ordered for entrees and all were perfect. They worked so well to accomodate dietary needs. The set-up of everything was just stunning. The dancing on the breeze barn deck was welcoming for all. The guest were all raving about the food and property. Julie was a huge help from start to finish and we planned our weeding in 4-months from where we reside in North Carolina today not having seen it in person until that weekend. I was in love with everything the minute we drove up to it and had a huge smile on my face. We couldn't have done it without Julie. The fire pit was a lovely gathering place. The corn-hole kept people busy. The pine forest was amazing for our ceremony with the mid afternoon sunlight. There were so many wonderful places to take photos on sight with great lighting, a photographers dream. My only disappointment was how quickly the weened and events went by. I never wanted them to end. Perfect in every single way! Take time to breath it all in. How we got so lucky to have the most amazing wedding there during prime wedding season in short notice was a true blessing we are so grateful for. I want to relive it all over again.

2017-10-09T17:02:18 Response from the vendor

Thanks Laura. We would love to do it all over again, because we loved having you both, and your family and your friends! It is so much fun to plan a wedding with couples like you two, and then to receive such accolades after❣️We will... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/22/2016 Nicole P

The Mountain House on Sunday River is the most beautiful wedding venue. There is no other place that has amenities that compare. On top of a gorgeous location, Julie and Frank take things to the next level. They are easy to work with, responsive, and will put your mind at ease.... Read More They helped me put together the wedding I have been dreaming of for years. Everything was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have asked for more.

2017-10-23T17:07:38 Response from the vendor

Thanks Nicole! It was our mission to make your dream come true~ As little girls, we do have our dreams, and it is so amazing when they do come true! You were picture perfect and are so in Love! We look forward to seeing you... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/29/2017 Justin A

The Mountain House was everything we hoped for and more. My wife and I were married on 10.7.17 in the field across the street and it was an unforgettable experience. The property is amazing, with great accommodations for both wedding parties, as well as a beautiful venue layout... Read More that our guests were able to explore, dance and celebrate. More importantly, I cannot describe how awesome and helpful Frank and Julie were. They took care of everything and made the time leading up to the main event and the day of completely painless. You guys were great and we look forward to spending time with you in the future. Everyone had an unbelievable weekend and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Best, Justin

2017-10-30T09:08:44 Response from the vendor

I have to say, Justin, you were an amazing Groom! Frank and I enjoyed every minute with you and Lauren from the very first day we met you at the venue for your tour, to your final big weekend! We wish you both much Love... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/29/2017 Lauren S

The perfect venue!!! If you are looking for boho rustic chic then look no further !julie and frank were wonderful to work with and made the entire experience perfect !

2017-10-30T09:12:20 Response from the vendor

....and you our beautiful Bride, were so much fun to work with and for! All of the details that we attended to as a team, were worth every extra effort for you and Justin! Much Love, Julie

Reviewed on 10/29/2017 Kaitlin O

I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue and it's owners. This location is absolutely breathtaking, pictures absolutely don't do it justice. Julie and Frank have gone above and beyond to make sure everything falls into its perfect place for my special day. I highly... Read More recommend Mountain House on Sunday River for a great wedding weekend.

2017-10-29T11:38:19 Response from the vendor

We are so happy that you chose Mountain House, and we look forward to your big day! You are so much fun to work with and your energy is addicting.

Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Lois W

Julie and Frank of the Mountain House were wonderful to work with. We had the most memorable weekend of our lives! The setting, views and accommodations are unmatched. Many of our guests stated it was the "best wedding ever!!"

2017-10-23T16:07:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for choosing our venue from your many choices! Frank and I loved working hard to make your dream come true! Please tell your friends that said they attended the "best wedding ever", to spread the word of Mountain House so that... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Natalie W

We just had our wedding at the Mountain House this past weekend and it was perfect. It was a gorgeous fall setting and our guests were raving about how beautiful the property was. The best part about it was that was had 40 of our closest family and friends stay on the property... Read More and right up the street in a rental on Douglass Rd, so it was a 3 day long reunion, rather than just a wedding where you make quick small talk and move on. It was also really convenient having shuttles back and forth to the Grand Summit hotel. A lot of our family stayed there and loved running into each other at the hotel rather than being spread out. One thing worth noting (and the owners Julie and Frank don't make this a secret when you meet them) is that the venue can be as DIY as you'd like, so if you're not someone who likes managing details, you'll want to hire a wedding planner (conveniently, Julie offers wedding planning packages). Overall, Mountain House was the perfect place to have our wedding and we're so happy we chose it!

2017-10-23T15:54:56 Response from the vendor

Thanks Natalie! Frank and I loved having you and Russ for the weekend. I' m so glad that we could accommodate all of your closest friends in your wedding party on site, and have all of the others shuttled 2 minutes away! It sure did... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/28/2017 Eileen M

Our daughter had her wedding at the Mountain House on Sunday River in September and it was absolutely beautiful. The mountains were breathtaking and everything at the venue site was so well-kept. Julie and Frank were extremely helpful and made everything go so smoothly. The... Read More weekend was unforgettable and I would recommend this venue to anyone!

2017-10-23T16:49:44 Response from the vendor

Thank you, thank you! It is so great to hear from the parents who lived through all of the planning, and see how all of our hard work paid off! We look forward to hosting you and all of your family and friends in the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/28/2017 Kelly M

Our wedding at the Mountain House on Sunday River was nothing short of amazing. Brett and I were unable to view the venue in person before booking so we needed to rely on the Mountain House website and reviews. Once we actually saw the venue, we were blown away. The property... Read More is breathtaking from the mountains to the onsite apple trees. During our venue search, we were looking for a venue that our bridesmaids and groomsmen were able to stay on site during the wedding weekend. The Mountain House was a perfect fit. Both houses on the property are well cared for and set up perfectly for socializing. The Mountain House on Sunday River is beautiful but what makes the experience so special is Julie. Both Julie and Frank made everything so easy and seamless. Julie was always responsive and helped guide me on the many decisions needed during the wedding planning process. Brett and I, along with all of our friends and family, had a weekend we will never forget!!!

2017-10-23T16:46:56 Response from the vendor

Kelly and Brett, Wow what a year we had in planning your spectacular event! I truly enjoyed working as your Wedding Planner and as the venue owner! You are not as difficult as they all say, as long as everything is done right!! lol... I... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 2/21/2017 Emily R

I do not have enough kind words about Julie and Frank or the amazing home-like atmosphere they have built and shared with so many to make for the ultimate wedding day/weekend. My husband and I went up to the Mountain House when I was 9 months pregnant just to take a look at one... Read More of the many venues we were considering for our big day. From the moment we pulled into the driveway and saw Frank drive up on his ATV, we were sold. They are such a loving, welcoming couple, but they have also helped plan and be a part of so many weddings at this point, that they have amazing input to offer about how to utilize their space to make it personal and affordable! After we had our son, we thought long and hard and decided we weren't going to do the "big day celebration" and abandoned our dream day up at the Mountain House…. Julie stood behind me in my decision and that meant the world to me! When you're looking for a wedding venue, as a bride, you want to know you're being practical with your money while also getting your "dream day". For all of those brides out there considering this venue who might be a little hesitant about booking…. these people are the real deal. They are in this business for the right reasons. They genuinely believe in the long haul love story, not just the one day celebration… what they have to offer is one of the most beautiful venues you can imagine in the northeast with flexibility to plan a wedding your way, and guidance to help you plan a day (or weekend) to really celebrate the reason you're getting married in the first place! I HIGHLY recommend Julie and Frank and the Mountain House - and trust me, while they really are beautiful, the pictures online don't do it justice - you have to go see this place in person!

2017-10-23T16:40:38 Response from the vendor

Thanks so very much Emily, for your kind words! We certainly loved working with you for the time that we did. You made a very responsible decision, and Frank and I made the right decision in helping you both out! We hope that you keep... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/11/2017 Maggie R

My fiance and I are not getting married at Mountain House on Sunday River due to budget constraints. I initially reached out to Julie at Mountain House in the summer of 2016 to discuss pricing and possibly schedule a tour. Julie and I had a pleasant conversation via email and... Read More determined that Mountain House would not be a great fit due to the limited budget that my fiance and I are working with. Since that initial exchange, I have received at least 3, if not more, unsolicited emails from Julie asking me if and when I'd like to schedule a tour and one email that was meant for another person entirely! After the first unsolicited email, I replied to Julie and reminded her of our previous conversation and told her that my budget had not changed. Julie apologized and told me that she would not reach out again. It is now over six months from our initial contact and Julie has continued to send me unsolicited emails asking to schedule a tour.

2017-01-19T11:56:39 Response from the vendor

I am writing this response still trying to fathom the idea of how an email caused our venue to receive a poor review. Reviews are generally written when someone has a personal experience with a person, venue, or event. It is the Mountain House policy... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/12/2016 Brian I

I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. My wife wanted to host a wedding where the entire bridal party could stay together because so many times in a hotel one or more of the party will stay in the hotel room. Saying the weekend in the Mountain House allowed... Read More our parents to interact and the entire party to have meals together which made the weekend that much more special. My wife also wanted a venue where she could express herself as much as possible in the decorations. Julie and Frank allowed her to do as much as she wanted and then took over all the execution on the day of the event. Julie and Frank were so accommodating, you can tell that they not only know how to throw a great wedding, but to beautifully interact with each member of the bridal party making them all relaxed and feel at home. Not being from the Sunday River area we did not know any vendors besides using Yelp, etc, but Julie has great connections with everyone and gave great recommendations. Our florist even brought extra table decorations and flowers for our event, a gesture that was only made because of her relationship with Julie. While I could go on and on about all the wonderful aspects of a wedding at the Mountain House, but that will ruin the surprise for everyone. Just rest assured that it is perfect.

2017-10-23T16:58:50 Response from the vendor

Thank you Dr. Brian! From our first visit in the cafe for cake tasting with Marta, I knew the fit between you and Nicole and Mountain House was perfect! I knew Nicole had her vision planned, and that she wanted to do just that;plan her... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Caroline M

The mountain house was the most beautiful wedding venue I have been to. Gorgeous natural scenery and charming comfortable lodging. Julie and her recommendations made everything go very smoothly. I especially liked the birch tree alter and the barn/bar. Hope to return soon!

2017-10-23T17:00:58 Response from the vendor

Yes, our birch arbor in the Pine Cathedral does make for a charmingly rustic space! ....and we will await your return!! Thank you, Julie and Frank

Reviewed on 10/22/2016 Cindy P

My daughter choose this as the setting for her and Brian's wedding. The place was amazing! From the spectacular view to the intimacy of the cathedrals were they said their vows. The house and lodge was perfect for the wedding party and family to stay . Juli and Frank were... Read More awesome, making sure that Nicole's day was all that she had wanted. The houses were well stocked with all that we needed to cook and the beds were extremmely comfortable as well. We enjoyed our stay from the time we arrived Thursday until departure on Sunday. Thank you Juli and Frank for everything!

2017-10-23T17:03:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you Mom, for being such a supportive and integral part of Nicole's dream! Come back and visit when you can~ We will be waiting! Best, Julie and Frank

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Lisa I

The place was more beautiful than I could have imagined. It fit the bridal party, groomsmen and two families very comfortably allowing all to mingle between the two homes. The surrounding area could not be more perfect for a fall wedding, or really a wedding any time of the... Read More year. The beauty of the natural surroundings not only made for picturesque hikes but will make for the type of wedding photos most brides only dream of. Thank you!

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Lisa I

The place was more beautiful than I could have imagined. It fit the bridal party, groomsmen and two families very comfortably allowing all to mingle between the two homes. The surrounding area could not be more perfect for a fall wedding, or really a wedding any time of the... Read More year. The beauty of the natural surroundings not only made for picturesque hikes but will make for the type of wedding photos most brides only dream of. Thank you!

Reviewed on 10/17/2016 Yvonne I

My son married his sweetheart just this past weekend. The venue was amazing with fall color, a magical "cathedral" of trees where they said their vows and a barn area and deck where we ate delicious food, drank and danced all evening. The houses had extremely comfortable beds... Read More and comfy furniture. Thankfully, the kitchens were extremely well stocked for meal preparations and I was even able to bake there for the wedding. The venue was amazing and we were all part of a magical wedding thanks to Julie and Frank.

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Lindsay T

Having our wedding at The Mountain House was absolutely incredible. I could not have dreamed of a more magical place to say our "I Do's." From the moment we toured the site, we knew that this was the venue for us. Frank and Julie instantly felt like family and they were as... Read More excited as we were to start planning our day. They have put so much time, energy and love into creating a wedding venue that has it all, everything a bride could want, all in one beautiful location. Julie was always there for my million e-mails and phone calls, answering every question in a very timely manner, but she was also frequently checking in on me, making sure I had everything I needed; she made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with. One of our favorite parts about the Mountain House property was the two houses that are on-site accommodations. It was very important to us to be able to have family and friends be able to stay on site so that we could turn our wedding into a whole weekend long celebration. Mountain House is a blank canvas, you can make your day whatever you want. You can have a pot-luck BBQ rehearsal dinner on the farmhouse porch (we did and it was SO much fun!) or you can cater your event! The property is yours for the whole weekend! There are lawn games that can be set up, a room with games and ping-pong, river frontage for beautiful photo opps, an apple grove that is lit with twinkle lights (hello gorgeous evening photos!). The list goes on and on. It is very important to know that I really mean it when I say that Mountain House is not an easy venue, and not for the faint of heart- you can't just plug a bride and groom into the venue and have your wedding (like most venues). You must pick and choose every piece of your day (or weekend). Mountain House works with their own caterer which is super helpful (and very reasonably priced with amazing food!) But it is the responsibility of the couple to rent a tent, tables, chairs-for tables and for ceremony (unless you choose to get married in the pine grove where there are beautiful pine benches for seating), plates, glasses, silverware. You also pay extra for different tent lighting, etc. You can hire a bar service or supply your own alcohol, served by their service. You must find a DJ, cake baker, photographer, florist. You need to be aware of just how much work and planning will need to go into your day. But this is what is so awesome and unique about Mountain House. No two weddings will ever be the same here and you can really make it your own! No matter what you choose to do or what you need, Frank and Julie are always there to help. They have a great list of recommended vendors and will do everything they can to help make your day as stress-free as possible. Julie was even our day-of-coordinator! She helped make sure that the day ran smoothly and helped corral our families and friends for different photos, etc. I really can't say enough good things about Mountain House or Frank and Julie. I wish I could re-live our day over and over!!

2016-10-18T10:33:37 Response from the vendor

Mountain House now has full packages so your work efforts are limited. We are no longer a DIY themed venue. Now, you get to do the fun parts of your wedding planning, and leave the rest to us! Our couples' wanted this and we have... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Merissa F

When I was searching for a location for our wedding day I basically googled 'rustic New England weekend weddings' and searched everything from campgrounds to castles. I came across Mountain House on Sunday River and figured I'd send an inquiry email to see if there were any fall... Read More dates available and get a rough estimate. Julie got back to me right away and we spent my lunch hour going over what I wanted and what the cost would be -- she was very helpful and thorough and gave me an idea of the total expense. She also happened to have a bride who had to move her wedding and my perfect date, October 1st, was miraculously available. We went up to view the property and fell in love -- I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else after that. The venue is amazing -- all of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique it was. The fact that you can rent the farmhouse and lodge for the weekend and have your wedding party and/or family stay with you makes it even more special. We got married in the 'Pine Cathedral' which is little copse of pine trees behind the farmhouse with a birch arch and hand hewn wooden benches. It was the perfect place to say our vows - and with the pine needles covering the ground and the trees surrounding the area we didn't even need any decor for the ceremony. The reception area is so beautiful -- they've built a wooden platform connecting the breeze barn (small open faced barn that with chandeliers and lighting) to the tent area. There are gorgeous fairy lights strung up all over the property that give it a warm ambiance. The bar is also amazing -- all wood and plenty of space and the bartenders were friendly. Even the bathrooms are amazing -- they've built outdoor restrooms that are honestly nicer than some in hotel weddings I've attended. The fall in Maine is absolutely amazing and the view of the mountains made the day even more spectacular. Because the weather can be unpredictable we weren't sure how it would go but the day was low 60s and the night got chilly but we had a heater in the tent, the firepit going, and a heater in the barn and the dance floor was packed all night! Honestly the only thing I am upset about is that the local moose didn't stop by for the wedding ... haha! Frank told us he comes walking down the street sometimes and we were hoping for a sighting but no luck. But in all seriousness, it was the perfect day!

Reviewed on 10/10/2016 Ruksi A

We had a wonderful experience having our wedding at Mountain House on Sunday River, and are really, really happy with how everything turned out! Mountain House is unique for a number of reasons that really appealed to us. We really wanted to go the DIY route and choose our own... Read More vendors (including fo0d), and Mountain House is ideally suited for that. Having lodging on-site for two days let us take more time to prep and decorate, and make the wedding feel like our home; we also felt less stressed about setup and breakdown. The site is really well set up, with nice event bathrooms, a patio for setting up a tent, running power for DJ and lighting equipment, and for bringing in a caterer. But the best feature of all, of course, is the grounds, the stunning view of the mountains and forest. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We're glad that we decided to have Julie work with us as our day of coordinator, and she and her husband Frank were extremely helpful during the final week of prep as well as the big day. She had useful recommendations on vendors she's worked with as well. We would definitely recommend Mountain House on Sunday River to couples looking for a unique, rustic, and beautiful Maine wedding.

Reviewed on 9/29/2016 Ginger C

Our wedding weekend far exceeded our expectations. Frank and Julie are the best, so friendly, accommodating, and helpful. The property and houses are beautiful, clean, and well-maintained. They have put so much time and work into making this venue somebody's dream. I would... Read More highly recommend this venue for anybody looking for a beautiful property that is different from the average wedding venue.

Reviewed on 9/29/2016 Kaitlin M

The Mountain House could not have been more perfect for our wedding weekend. Between the accommodations, the fun and games, the expansive property & view, and the amazing September weather we literally could not have asked for anything more. Julie and Frank went out of their... Read More way to help make our weekend special, greeting us when we arrived and giving us big hugs, we felt like we really knew them by the end of it all. Julie helped coordinate our day and had wonderful ideas to help me during the planning process. Given I am from out of state, her guidance was crucial to our weekend's success. All our guests have been raving about how awesome the weekend was and what a perfect wedding venue it was and how it fit our personalities so well. Thanks again Julie and Frank for letting us host the best weekend of our lives at your venue, we have a few other wonderful memories in the Sunday River area, but this one surely 'takes the cake'! (pun intended) :)

Reviewed on 9/29/2016 Kaitlin M

The Mountain House could not have been more perfect for our wedding weekend. Between the accommodations, the fun and games, the expansive property & view, and the amazing September weather we literally could not have asked for anything more. Julie and Frank went out of their... Read More way to help make our weekend special, greeting us when we arrived and giving us big hugs, we felt like we really knew them by the end of it all. Julie helped coordinate our day and had wonderful ideas to help me during the planning process. Given I am from out of state, her guidance was crucial to our weekend's success. All our guests have been raving about how awesome the weekend was and what a perfect wedding venue it was and how it fit our personalities so well. Thanks again Julie and Frank for letting us host the best weekend of our lives at your venue, we have a few other wonderful memories in the Sunday River area, but this one surely 'takes the cake'! (pun intended) :)

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Tavish M

This review starts at 4am the morning of our wedding when I was awoken by what sounded like a freight train screaming through the mountains around Newry Maine. But I was mistaken. It wasn't a freight train, it was a Monsoon! Every soon to be groom's worst nightmare was my... Read More reality at 4am on this Saturday in August. My Bride to be had been looking at various weather models all week hypothesizing about what we would do if our planned outdoor wedding was a wash. All week I kept saying, "things will be fine" (famous last words). We debated and debated what we would do if it rained. What can we do we declared, after all will be good luck. :) Fast Forward 12 hours and I'm I'm standing on the deck of the main house with my grooms men with our guest arriving and the rain has subsided a bit, not entirely. Like professionals we pivoted from getting married in the field with wonderful Sunday River as a backdrop to getting married in the tent. .. what happened over the next 7 hours can only be described as.... magical. Rain, Torrential downpour, or shine The Mountain House is a really special place to get married. The setting is incredibly unique, the ambiance is relaxing, and charm is through the roof. Julie and Frank helped us ensure we didn't miss any details in our planning and executing of the BIG day. This is really important as there are many little details that can get easily overlooked. As a do-it-yourself style venue it also gave us the flexibility to work with some vendors of our own choice (flowers, DJ, etc). Having a venue for the entire weekend was awesome because it gave our family a relaxing place to get ready, socialize, and get away from the festivities if needed. It was a truly great weekend enjoyed by all. In Summary: My Wife and I had the best day of our life getting married at the Mountain House this August. The setting was fantastic, all the details were perfect, our guests had a blast dancing late into the night. The Rain did nothing other then changed our ceremony location. In fact the feedback from our guests was the tent provided a really intimate setting for our ceremony. The deck for the tent and its proximity to the breeze barn for dancing gave our guests the perfect balance between loud and wild & relaxing and laid back. Even though mother nature didn't cooperate (I mean you couldn't even see the mountains due to the low cloud cover and rain) it was still EXACTLY what we both wanted for our big day. We live in Boston and when planning we decided we wanted to get outside of the city for our special day. The Sunday River (Bethel, Newry) area definitely delivered with its wide variety of activities for our guests and delivered that quintessential New England charm we were looking for by getting married outside of a city (Boston, Portland, etc). If we could do it again, we wouldn't change a thing, even the weather.


Meet The Owner

Julie & Frank

Hi! I'm Julie. My husband Frank and I love the outdoors and beautiful scenery so much, that we decided to share this Love and our property with great couples! We feel strongly that the perfect wedding experience should include stunning scenery and incorporate the outdoors for a much more fun experience for all of your guests, as well as outstanding service, expertise, and flexibility. If laid back and well planned out is your desire, then look no further~ After all, it is your wedding, your dream, and your day!