The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Nestled in the heart of gorgeous Midcoast Maine, the Sheepscot Harbor Village and Resort offers to-be-weds a wealth of wedding amenities in addition to spectacular waterfront views. The venue is located in Edgecomb, Maine, which is roughly 45 minutes from Portland and moments from one of the most picturesque and quaint villages in New England: Wiscasset. This is an all-inclusive resort, meaning couples and their guests have access to not only the amenities on site, but also lodging for a weekend or longer. When it comes to the reception or ceremony, there are several options available to guests.
Water's Edge Banquet and Function Facility. This reception and banquet hall directly overlooks the nearby harbor, with views of the water and nearby Wiscasset Village. At its maximum, couples may take advantage of both floors of the banquet facility to host a reception for up to 200 guests. The space may also be divided by floor for a more intimate gathering or reception. There are also smaller rooms available for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch.
The Sheepscot Room. This is a room located within the Water's Edge Banquet and Function Facility that's suitable for both a wedding ceremony and a reception. This room itself handles at its maximum 170 standing occupants but is recommended for ceremonies and receptions of 100 or less. Every space within the banquet facility features the waterfront and village view, as does this stunning room.
On the Grounds. Couples are also welcome to host an outdoor wedding and ceremony and may use the Gazebo or the Green on the grounds. The venue staff is more than happy to set up chairs for an outside ceremony on the green, moving the party indoors for the reception at the banquet facility.
What You Should Know
Because this is an all-inclusive resort designed with weddings and events in mind, couples are offered many amenities when it comes to their wedding day. With each package, couples receive:
- Wedding ceremony included in rental at no extra cost
- Bartender and waitstaff
- Chiavari chairs
- Round or long tables with linen choices
- Dishes, glassware and flatware
- Cake cutting
As part of the all-inclusive rental of the Sheepscot room, couples also receive a wedding cake, band or DJ and florist. While these are from outside vendors, the venue pays for them because they're included in the rental fee. A photo booth rental is also included in the price, as are gratuity and Maine state tax. Couples booking a ceremony and reception on-site also may book a rehearsal dinner with wait and bar staff for a reduced price.
There are many choices when it comes to food at the Sheepscot Harbor Village and Resort and couples easily customize their menu from the many appetizer, dinner, soup and salad choices. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages are also included in the package. Many of the menu items are centered around Maine lobster; however, there are many other delectable entrees, such as pineapple-glazed roast pork loin and baked ziti. The package is for a buffet-style dinner, but plated dinner options are available at an upcharge.
Lodging is also available on-site and there is a two-night minimum from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Those hosting a wedding receive a discounted rate and may choose from rooms in The Inn Hotel or the many cottages on the property. Guests that stay on-site have access to the grill, gazebo, picnic areas and fire pit.
There's a wealth of other perks available to couples when planning a wedding at the Sheepscot Harbor Village and Resort, including:
- Dance floor
- Use of the Island Day Spa
- Use of the pier and moorings
- Use the Upper Deck of the banquet facility for s'mores and fireworks
- Plan a Sunday brunch as part of your package
- Have your own lobster bake on the grounds
- Use of the swimming pool
- Indoor function room for a bachelor or bachelorette party
From the Vendor
Midcoast Maine Waterfront Wedding Venue
Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort & Spa is a 5 star, waterfront wedding destination beyond compare! 18 beautifully landscaped acres house the Water’s Edge Event Facility where your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception can be enjoyed under (or on top of) the same roof accommodating up to 150 guests! Our grounds boast two outdoor wedding venues and lodging for all of your guests at our Inn, Lodge, and Private Cottages.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel
Everyone & Everything at Sheepscot Harbour is amazing. The food, accommodations & personal attentiveness has been second to none. I highly recommend this venue to anyone planning their wedding. You will not be disappointed!
Sheepscot was so accommodating and a great place to get married! Our date was 10-15-16. Our cabin was fabulous that we stayed in both nights! Our guests and family members who stayed loved the rooms as well! The waitstaff for the rehearsal dinner and reception were the same and they were very attentive and helpful to us (bride & groom). We were able to decorate the reception area as we pleased and the tables were arranged just the way we wanted them! The food was amazing as always and everything went smoothly the day of!
Absolutely Wonderful. The Staff From Kourtney & Amber In The Salon To chef Margaret & Scott ( Who Is Just A Brides Bestman ) Are Incredibly Helpful And You Could Not Ask For A More Beautiful Location.
We had an amazing time at my daughters wedding. The food was delicious. The staff was so accommodating. Everything went perfectly! Thanks so much!
Everything was FANTASTIC! All the guests loved everything, the staff was very hospitable and respectful. Staff made sure we enjoyed everything. There aren't enough words to show out gratitude and how awesome the staff was. THANK YOU!
ou made our evening easy and flawless! We so appreciate all you have done to make our celebration even better! Thank you! We will send friends here!!
The staff and the resort was absolutely wonderful. With such a stressful time they made everything easy to handle. From last minute changes to the food, everything was perfect!
*abbreviated* If you are willing to stay on top of your wedding planning & ask a lot of questions, this is a really nice, cost-friendly option for someone who is looking to have their whole family relaxing around them for a few days instead of “8 hours & get out.” SVHR did include a free overnight stay in December where you could meet their preferred vendors (which landed us some significant discounts) & that also gave us the opportunity to lock in some other contracts before the bridal shows started. I like their policy of 1 wedding/weekend. SVHR has a great attitude, unfortunately, I wish the “we’ll make it right” attitude didn’t have to come into play so much, because that caused a lot of frustration throughout the planning and the check-in process. It seems like Tracy (Manager) had most of the knowledge in her head, & I wish that the computer system had been more up to date with notes for the whole staff to access so that there wasn’t a need for her to have to fix everything. She was phenomenal to work with, but that is a LOT of stress to put on one person. We didn’t meet the Wedding Planner until the August 2016 meeting, which was fine, but she left our meeting to meet with another couple. The day of my wedding I couldn’t get in touch with the WP for a couple hours because she was meeting another couple in the reception area where my guests were about to be seated. Immediately after the reception ended I spoke with the WP & asked her if I needed to tie up anything else with the bar, wait staff etc. re: payments & the WP responded by telling me that I needed to remove our centerpieces by 9am the next morning as there was a brunch party. I’m sure the look I gave her prompted her to quickly offer to remove the centerpieces for us, because I felt like I had just been slapped with No Service After The Sale. (To their credit, the venue did figure out our shambles of a seating situation, as I had not asked enough questions around that point, & they were willing to come up with an 11th hour solution there.) My mother also had an issue with the Spa on the resort, as she had called to book ladies’ facials for 6 women and explained that all the ladies needed to have their facials completed in time to start getting ready for my 1pm wedding. We showed up to the Spa at 9am, & there was only 1 aesthetician, who was a little confused. The Spa made some corrections, & everyone got an express facial, etc. SVHR is Not readily handicap accessible, ie: rooms, rehearsal dinner location, bi-level reception dinner floor plan, etc. SVHR was very honest about the fact that the wedding business has expanded rapidly from 8 to 40 per year in just a few short years, & in addition to that it looks like they are trying to expand the overall rental & condo sales. Some of the guest cabin issues included our guests calling & requesting a 4 BR cabin, & being rented a “future 4BR cabin” that did not have the renovations completed by the time they checked in. Additionally, the rental software kicked out some guest reservations just prior to check-in that had been in the system for probably at least 9 months. At the end of the day though, did our guests leave saying that this was the best wedding they had been to all year a/o ever? YES. None of our guests experienced a single issue during the ceremony & reception itself and the food was phenomenal. Ultimately, it was everything we wanted our wedding to be. We would recommend the venue to anyone else.
Thank you for such an amazing weekend. Our guests had a great time and were very complimentary of the Resort and Resort staff. From the moment we arrived you both were very attentive and wanted to make sure our day was exactly as we dreamed it would be. We were nervous upon arrival as we had many wedding planners throughout the year and when we tried to reach out to discuss plans, we found that person no longer worked for you. We appreciate that you both appointed yourselves as our main contacts. We know how much goes into planning a wedding, so we understand the pressure you must have been feeling to make sure that everything ran smoothly, while also running the Resort. We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived and meeting with you when we first arrived on Thursday settled our nerves. Thank you. You and your staff went above and beyond to make sure that we, and our family and friends, enjoyed our stay. We heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone. Although we didn’t decide to take you up on your offer to be the first to stay in your brand new Bridal Suite, we were extremely appreciative of the offer. ☺ The suite was beautiful, we just wanted to be close to the water. Thank you for thinking of us. Suite 103 was beautiful, convenient and exactly what we wanted and expected. When our family and friends starting arriving throughout the weekend, Tracy was great! She was friendly and knew who they were when they arrived and made sure they had everything they needed. It’s the little things that she did that were noticed and appreciated. Our family couldn’t say enough kind words about her and how fun she was. As in every survey, you want to share the ‘what did you like best about your stay’ with the ‘what can we improve on’. We did have a couple of things that we wanted to share with you. Overall, our experience was great and we were very pleased with your Resort and would recommend you for other events such as ours. Every employee we encountered was friendly and accommodating. The Resort is simply beautiful and the improvements you continue to make just make it that more beautiful. We appreciate all that you and your staff had done to make our day so special. Everyone was just AMAZING! Tracy and Tony, ‘Thank You’ from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so memorable. We couldn’t have asked for better a better group of people to take such good care of us on our Wedding Day. Thank you Tony for checking in with us throughout the night and Tracy for stopping by one last time to wish us well. It means a lot that you both cared and checked in on us. I know we had a few blips, but it happens, and we ALL TOGETHER pulled it off!! Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!! ☺ Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon! Heidi & Becky
Tony and his staff did an amazing job! We had our wedding outside by the harbor and the weather and tide cooperated. The food turned out better than I dared hope. Perfection is the word for the prime rib, everyone raved about the crab stuffed haddock . The bride (my daughter) and groom were happy and that says it all!
Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort & Spa has been very accommodating. Throughout the hiccups of the day they were willing and able to roll with the punches to make the day as special as possible! Than You!
Tom, Tony and Isabella were all amazing. they have all been so helpful. We appreciate everything they have done to make our special day perfect. Everything we have asked has been taken care of in a timely manner. The facility is well taken care of and the lodging is beautiful. Thank you for all your help!
Excellent! Great Food, wonderful ambiance, great staff, GREAT EVERYTHING!, Thank you sooooo much!
You guys were wonderful. You made Abbie’s wedding exactly what she wanted it to be, and all the guests raved about the setting, food, cottages, everything. You were very thoughtful and accommodating to our crazy crew and our many requests. You did everything we asked – and then some. Your ideas for vendors were perfect. We were so pleased and are so grateful for everything you did for us all along the way. Bottom line is that the wedding was beautiful, the setting was perfect, the food was great, the deejays were fun, the cake was yummy and the memories will last a lifetime. Thanks again for making this special day happen for my baby girl and for me. They are looking forward to coming down in the fall thanks to your generous offer. I think we remembered everything, but if anything was left behind or you have any feedback for us, let me know. Oh, and the hair people were awesome, too. The girls had a lot of fun with that. Sarah
Food was fantastic, staff was very helpful and very willing to help. Even packed up all of our leftovers for us to take and set cake aside. Only issue was AC went out, but they still made night amazing. Thank You!
Great Service! Very Friendly & helpful. Thank you - Rehearsal and welcome party for our son's wedding was a great success!
Just wanted to thank Tony for hosting a great event for us last week. Your staff was fantastic and easy to work with. The food and drinks were top-notch! Everyone was impressed with your beautiful facility and all you have done with it! Thank you again.
The food and setup were wonderful and the carriage ride was a nice surprise! I was frustrated that when I arrived the night before nothing in the reception space was not set up, but overall the weekend went very well. One suggestion would be to put full length mirrors in the cottages so that people can see their whole outfit. Everyone was very helpful, including Tony especially. Thank You!
Awesome Experience!!!! All of the Staff was incredibly helpful and respectful. Couldn't have ask for a better place to marry my best friend. Between Tony, Tom, Margrette and everyone else it was such an amazing day
Our post wedding brunch at Water's Edge at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort & Spa was a wonderful send off for all our guests. The food and service during the brunch were excellent. Thank You!
Everyone had a fantastic night! The food was delicious and the staff was great! Tony does not disappoint Thank You! Randy & Bridgette
We've had the best experience here from beginning to finish! From the beautiful location, to the people who work here treating us like family, it could not have been better! We love you guys! Ps Tracy Miller Clark what are you going to do without my daily calls?! And Tony, you do a great job, keep it up! Love, Kassi Albert and Joshua Ronan
Absolutely beautiful venue! Tony does not disapoint! Everything my sister wanted for her big day, the staff made happen. The food was delicous, and everything was beautiful!
Amazing Food & Service - we had a wonderful lobster bake - lobsters cooked to perfection waitstaff & bartender couldn't do enough to make us welcome on a scale of 1-10 they were a 12+
The staff was AMAZING ! We had a few miscommunications n the beginning but Tony, Tom and Tracey went above and beyond to make our daughter's wedding a beautiful event with memories we will cherish forever. Thank you all so very much!!
Meet The Coordinator
Sheepscot Harbour Village & Spa
For the bride, we have a full-service Day Spa to provide comfort, relaxation, and the finishing touches she desires. We have a lovely Sweetheart Cottage that has been dedicated to the comfort of the bride and her special guests, complete with a relaxing hot tub and other superb amenities to ensure a treasured and most memorable event. The groom and groomsmen can enjoy our popular “Man Cave” unit includes flat screen TVs, pool table, and card tables. A state of the art, High Def, FS,E6 software equipped Virtual Golf Simulator has also bee added to our facility for the enjoyment. ...AND MORE