The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Ocean Woods Resort is situated on 10 private wooded acres in Kennebunkport, Maine. Just a few minutes from downtown Kennebunkport and half a mile from Goose Rocks Beach, Ocean Woods Resort is a convenient, laid-back spot for a wedding. The boutique hotel has 32 guest rooms as well as condos where guests can spend the night. Couples can rent out 32 rooms and have the entire resort to themselves for the wedding. Ocean Woods Resort has several spaces to consider for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Goose Rock Beach. Couples can choose to have their exchange of vows on Goose Rock Beach, half a mile from Ocean Woods Resort. With the ocean behind them and sand beneath their feet, guests are treated to a beautiful view of the Maine coast. Trolley service can be arranged to bring guests to and from the beach.
Resort Deck. The deck off the back of Ocean Woods Resort is appropriate for smaller ceremonies or cocktails. The gray-and-white deck can be tented to offer shelter from the elements. The deck offers views of the resort grounds and woods.
Pond. This pretty outdoor space located on the grounds of Ocean Woods Resort is a sweet spot for a wedding ceremony. The small water feature is crossed by a footbridge, which makes a good spot for portraits. Surrounded by trees, the pond is a verdant green in the summer and glows with oranges and reds in the fall.
Reception Tent. Wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place on the lawn outside Ocean Woods Resort. The tent can be left open to the air or the flaps can be drawn. The reception tent can fit up to 200 guests.
The Private Function Room is suitable for receptions. The bright indoor space has large windows looking out onto the grounds and square columns throughout the room.
What You Should Know
During cocktails and the reception, guests can have fun on the lawn with shuffleboard, bocce and cornhole. Ocean Wood Resort provides all catering and works with couples to customize the menu to suit their tastes and needs. The after-party can continue at PJ's Pub, located on site or at the resort's fire pit. A buffet breakfast can be arranged for the next morning. Ocean Woods Resort is also available for rehearsal dinners and can arrange for an old-fashioned Maine lobster bake for the night before the wedding.
- Kayak rental
- Beach carts
- Beach chairs and umbrellas
- Beach towels for resort guests
- Gas fireplaces
- Outdoor swimming pool
From the Vendor
Wedding ceremonies on the beach or at our on-site pond. Receptions in our elegant private function room or under a tent. On-site after-hour parties in Goose Rocks Pub and PJ's Patio. Exceptional service sure to make your day the experience of a lifetime! 32 rooms offer the ultimate takeover resort!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$ – Inexpensive
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Perfect Wedding DayReviewed on 8/25/2011 Jacqueline V
Kathleen and her staff were excellent and we were thrilled with everything! From our beach ceremony to the outdoor tented reception! They set it all up and provided amazing food, service, value, and flexibility with all of our needs.
Water doesn't stop usReviewed on 7/16/2011 Kelly C
This resort is located less than a mile from Goose Rocks Beach but was secluded with beautiful gardens surrounding the property. We had wanted an outdoor tented wedding with all of our guests staying at the same property. Kathleen and Peter who run the resort made us feel at home and were available for whatever we needed. Unfortunately our vision of an outdoor ceremony and tented wedding was made impossible by the rain. With Kathleen and Peter's help we were able to have everything under the tent (they provided umbrellas for the walk to the tent) which had clear panels so you can see the rain drops falling. It was wonderful!!! Even during the planning process Kathleen and Peter were quick to make suggestions and able to accommodate our vision. We are very thankful and had a great day!! Not even the rain could stop the party!! If you want an at home feel with an intimate wedding, this is the place to go!
Loved itReviewed on 7/12/2011 sally m
My ceremony was by the pond. Gorgeous, intimate location. We had the reception under a tent and it was just perfect!
We had our wedding at Ocean Woods on September 24, 2016 and it was the best day of our lives! All our guests commented on how amazing the day was and how great of a time they had. I feel that the venue played a large part in this. Goose Rocks Beach was absolutely breathtaking. The cost was very fair for a beach wedding. The beach is a small public beach, which means no random people in wedding photos! Ocean Woods Resort has a very authentic, New England feel to it. The venue is decorated with beach décor and has the “homey” type feel to it. I was able to take pictures before the ceremony on the grounds, and they were magnificent, with the foliage, small pond, and bridge. Kathy and Peter are the owners, and they were extremely flexible and accommodating. They were responsive to all our needs and were able to fulfill every request we had, no questions asked! Our guests raved about the food, and the multitude of rooms in which to enjoy their night. Guests were on the dance floor, outside at the photo booth, and upstairs at the bar. The venue is very reasonably priced for the location and what it has to offer. We went with a more laid back and authentic wedding, and Ocean Woods Resort facilitated the most perfect day ever! http://kimchapmannews.com/julianne-and-patrick-%E2%80%A2-ocean-woods-resort-%E2%80%A2-kennebunkport-maine-%E2%80%A2-92416/