The Meeting House offers breathtaking ocean views with a classic graciousness, both inside and out. With on-site hotel accommodations, pub and restaurant, the Meeting House is the perfect destination to make all your dreams come true!
Darlene and her team at the Union Bluff are EXCELLENT. Look no further if you are looking for a quaint coastal wedding, without sacrificing a traditional ballroom feel. My husband and I really appreciated how fast coordinators responded to our ...
requests, how much they took care of us day of, and were incredibly accommodating with all of our requests (customization of the menu, special beer, etc). On the more fun side, the bar is AWESOME and kept everyone happy with strong drinks. I wouldn't say that the food at UB is out of this world, but definitely solid wedding food and lots of people complimented us on the hors d'ourves. The event staff were professional and so thorough with excellent service. Also, trust Darlene and her team with their vendor recommendations -- DJ Fred was truly excellent and knows the venue inside and out. One additional point is that I found the event staff/coordinators to be very easy to work with, but the front desk at UB was challenging to work with to coordinate all of our guests staying at the hotel, and required a LOT of my time and attention. I would do it all over again though, all of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and loved that the venue was attached to the hotel! Overall, my husband and I are so appreciative for Darlene and UB for making our wedding the best day of our lives!
Reviewed On 11/08/2023 by Linnie B
Our wedding day at The Union Bluff Meeting House was nothing short of magical, and it's all thanks to this exceptional venue. From the moment we chose them, we knew we were in capable hands. The team's attention to detail and commitment to maki...
ng our day perfect was evident throughout the entire process.
One of the standout features of this venue was their full-service approach. They handled the setup and takedown of everything, allowing us to focus on enjoying the day to the fullest. Even the unpredictable weather couldn't dampen our spirits, as The Union Bluff Meeting House had umbrellas ready for our wedding party and family, ensuring everyone stayed comfortable.
Darlene, our day-of coordinator, deserves special recognition for going above and beyond to make sure our day flowed seamlessly. Her expertise and dedication were invaluable in relieving us of any worries about the little details while we got ready before the wedding. With her in charge, we could fully savor the moments leading up to the ceremony.
A delightful surprise was the thoughtful gesture of packing dinners for us to enjoy on the night after the wedding, just before we left for our honeymoon. It was a wonderful way to end our special day, and it showed the level of care and consideration that The Union Bluff Meeting House puts into their services.
The food provided was outstanding, and our guests had nothing but compliments for their meals, the waitstaff, and the bartenders. The champagne, in particular, was a crowd-pleaser. The high-quality dining experience added an extra layer of luxury to our celebration.
Throughout the day, Darlene and her dedicated staff kept us on schedule and were readily available for anything we needed. Their presence was reassuring, and we felt supported and well taken care of every step of the way.
The Union Bluff Meeting House's support didn't start on the wedding day but extended to the entire planning process. They were extremely helpful, offering guidance, checking in with us regularly, and providing a timeline to keep us organized. Their proactive approach made the planning process smoother and more enjoyable.
In summary, if you're looking for a wedding venue that offers impeccable service, thoughtful details, and a dedicated team to bring your dream day to life, look no further than The Union Bluff Meeting House. We couldn't have been happier with our choice, and we wholeheartedly recommend this venue to anyone looking to create lasting memories on their wedding day. Thank you, Union Bluff Meeting House, for making our wedding day unforgettable!
Reviewed On 10/30/2023 by Shannon M
I have nothing but great things to say about this venue!! We had our wedding here in September 2023 and everything was incredible. Our coordinator, Kelsey, was very responsive and helped us with every little detail from the initial booking all ...
the way through the end of the night when we asked if we could extend the reception time by a half hour. It was so nice to wake up on our wedding morning and not have to worry about a thing because Kelsey and her team took all of our decor and made the event space look beautiful. Not to mention, the weather was looking iffy all week and Kelsey was able to get us a rain tent last minute which was SO appreciated. Our guests can't stop raving about the venue, accommodations, and the food/drinks, I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beach wedding to book here!! The only suggestion I would echo is to make the hotel guest block more user-friendly to book, as a lot of our guests had issues not being able to get in touch with the front desk since you can't book through the block online. Thankfully Kelsey also helped us out with this when we needed to switch around some rooms!
Reviewed On 10/16/2023 by Rebecca C
We loved everything about having our August 2023 wedding at the Union Bluff! The ceremony lawn overlooking the beach is beautiful, the food was DELICIOUS, and the wedding planning team led by Darlene helped our day run so incredibly smoothly. T...
hey accommodated every single one of our requests and their attention to detail was superb. Not to mention Short Sands Beach and York is the perfect beach wedding destination. The only complaint we had was the team that manages hotel bookings is a mess and not at all helpful. Our guests had a hard time booking in our room block - some were told it was sold out 6+ months before our wedding when others were allowed to book no problem. The rooms are all recently renovated and beautiful but it was an unnecessary headache since most of our guests travelled from out of town.
Reviewed On 10/14/2023 by Katie G
I have absolutely nothing to say but GREAT things about The Meeting House and our wedding coordinator Kelsey Hannon. From the planning to executing everything was flawless. Kelsey was so receptive, flexible, patient and a true professional at h...
er job throughout the entire planning process. She was so quick at answering questions or emails, she was a true life savor! The venue itself was beautiful and really allowed for personalization of the space. The bartenders, serving staff and all axillary staff were so pleasant and great throughout the whole night! My guests are still talking about how great the food was! If you are thinking of planning an event or wedding at The Meeting House I couldn't say enough great things about the space and staff! Thank you Kelsey for being amazing and making our day magical!
Reviewed On 9/08/2023 by Carla C
Darlene and the entire Union Bluff team were nothing but an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding on July 15, 2023. The team was so responsive, helpful, friendly, and really helped us every step of the way with advice and constant comm...
unication. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinating team. The venue itself is incredible, you can't beat being right on the water, the food and drinks were exactly what we were looking for, and our vision was able to come together perfectly for our big day. We were able to have just about all of our guests stay onsite at the hotel, and everyone was so happy with their rooms, as were our closest family members that stayed in the suites above the meetinghouse. We also had our rehearsal dinner onsite at the Grill, and Kim was so easy to work with, and easily able to accommodate our larger party the night before our big day. I am so thankful we chose Union Bluff and could not recommend it more!
Reviewed On 7/21/2023 by Amanda D
BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE - YOU WONT REGRET IT! The planning, the food, the drinks, the scenery.... and not obscenely overpriced like others on the water.
Kelsey and her colleagues are nothing short of amazing at what they do, and with this venu...
e, you have a truly magical combination. I'm not the girl that's been planning her wedding since she was four, and the engagement was a surprise - so it goes without saying we needed a lot of help. The support from Kelsey made all the difference in the world.- she's a model of professionalism, poise and experience, and we would be lost without her. We had just the most magical day ever, and that wouldn't have been possible if she and the team were less than perfect. I truly don't know how they do it.
Reviewed On 12/16/2022 by Caitlin M
The Union Bluff Meeting House was absolutely amazing! We couldn't have had a more perfect venue for our reception. From the planning stages to the wedding itself, the staff was absolutely incredible. We worked with Amy and she was AMAZING. She ...
is a pro and knows exactly what she is doing. The day of, we had absolutely nothing to worry about! Everything was perfect. The food was amazing, everything flowed seamlessly, and all of our guests have been saying how much of a great time they had and how they loved the venue! If you're considering getting married in York, I would 1000% recommend the Union Bluff Meeting House!
Reviewed On 11/07/2022 by Katherine D
The Union Bluff was amazing. From the start of our wedding planning journey to the actual wedding, we felt heard, comfortable and positive that our day would turn out amazing. Our wedding coordinator Amy was outstanding. She really wanted to he...
ar what we envisioned our wedding day to look like and she nailed it! Throughout the planning process she made sure all the details were understood. While getting ready for the day, Amy and other staff would sometimes pop in and show us photos of the reception hall, the ceremony spot and more to make sure we loved how it was looking. Everything was better than we could have imagined and the Union Bluff staff was the best! Best decision we made, besides marrying each other! Thank you to the Union Bluff!!!
Reviewed On 8/15/2022 by Sarah M
I can't say enough about Amy and the staff at the Union Bluff Meeting House. We had to postpone our wedding a year due to COVID and they did not miss a beat. Even during the craziness of COVID and weddings in 2021, the staff was always an eas...
y call, text, or email away. Amy made the process so easy and comforting and we were BEYOND lucky to work with her.
We also had so much fun at the tastings - yes, we went to 3... thanks COVID! They set the tastings up so well and you really get to see the venue come to life, view different table setting options, and mingle with potential vendors. Not to mention the delicious food!
Not a detail was spared on our big day and it couldn't have gone more smoothly. Our guests raved about the food, views, location, and atmosphere. We'd pick UB as our venue and Amy as our coordinator a million times over. We could not have been happier with our decision to get married at the Bluff Meeting House and love that this will forever be our "special spot."
Reviewed On 7/21/2022 by Lauren C
Maybe I’m biased because I love York, but I can not recommend this venue enough. (We did had a few issues with lodging, but as far as the wedding it was amazing). Our coordinator, Amy, was with us every step of the way. Amy answered my countles...
s emails for 1.5 years and made me feel super comfortable! We got a package through them which included many of our vendors, so it made it super easy to work with everyone. We had a Sunday wedding on one of the busiest weekends in York, but it felt like it was truly “just us”. Amy made sure the decor was exactly how I wanted it, there food was amazing and everything ran super smooth! Also, free fireworks on our wedding? YES, PLEASE!
**There was an issue my husband made m aware of after the wedding. My husband is very particular about tequila. He asked multiple times for a specific tequila at the wedding. The Friday before we met with Amy to make sure it was all set and were told it was. At the wedding my husband noticed the tequila was not being served. When he first asked Amy he was told that they drank it all at the rehearsal dinner. My first thought was if it was for the wedding why was being served at the rehearsal. My husband then explained he knew what people were drinking because he was giving recommendations and it was not the tequila for the wedding. After explaining that, he was then told that it was very hard to order. It felt like we were lied to and like they were just trying to cover a mistake. It was not enough to ruin our wedding but my husband was very upset as he could’ve easily bought the tequila and brought it in and that was his one request. Everything else was wonderful and I would just triple check on things that are important to you as my husband was frustrated.
Reviewed On 6/14/2022 by Katie C
We cannot thank the Union Bluff and especially Darlene and Amy for making our special day so perfect!!! Throughout our whole engagement Darlene was so supportive and helpful, always available to answer questions and make the day exactly how we ...
envisioned it. Everything ran smoothly on the day of the wedding and that was in huge part due to Darlene and her team. We would highly recommend the Union Bluff not only for its gorgeous views but the incredible dining and service!!
Reviewed On 5/18/2022 by Anne S
The Union Bluff Meetinghouse knows how to host a wedding! My daughter had her wedding there in April. The ocean view from the ceremony is beautiful and wonderful for portraits. Our coordinator, Darlene, advised and took care of every detail. T...
he day went perfectly with out any hiccups because of her experience. The bridal suite is spacious and gorgeous. We also had access to several other rooms above the ballroom for family to stay so we all felt connected and partied all day. Can't say enough good things about our experience.
Reviewed On 5/18/2022 by Caroline S
As soon as we met Darlene when we went to visit the Union Bluff, we knew she was who we wanted to work with! Darlene, plus the incredible beachfront ceremony location, sold us on the venue. Darlene was available the entire process to answer an...
y question promptly and fully. The day turned out to be absolutely perfect and everything we could’ve hoped for! Everyone raved about how delicious the food was - we had stations (everyone loved the pasta bar and the prime rib!). Darlene and her crew made sure everything in the ballroom was exactly how we envisioned it and it was beautiful. After hearing friends/family say they hadn’t eaten at their own weddings, I was nervous about getting food. I mentioned this to Darlene and she and the staff checked in on us through the whole event to make sure we had plenty to do eat and got to sample everything. I would not hesitate to recommend the union bluff for a wedding. There isn’t a thing I would change about our day and choosing the Union Bluff was the best move we made in wedding planning.
Reviewed On 4/30/2022 by Danielle W
My husband and I had the most amazing wedding at the Union Bluff. Amy Sallese was our coordinator. She included all of our requests and on the day before the wedding and the day of, it was honestly amazing to just be there and not have to worry...
about anything. Everything went off without a hitch and the night ran smoothly. The venue itself is also gorgeous and we were so lucky to have a beautiful April day for our wedding. Having an off-season wedding gets you some discounts and we also liked that we had more privacy than we would have if we got married in the summer. Thank you Amy and the Union Bluff! We couldn’t be happier!
Reviewed On 11/23/2021 by Stephany H
Had the most perfect wedding day at Union Bluff! Most of our guests were from out of town and everything was really convenient. Amy was our coordinator and did an absolutely amazing job!! She went above and beyond, even helped blow dry my dress...
after it rained! She was calm, and kept everything on schedule. She made the suggestion for our rehearsal dinner. She truly made wedding planning such a breeze and we were so fortunate to work with her. Everything was decorated perfectly. We had to move our ceremony inside due to a storm and the transition was seamless. Staff during the reception was super friendly, they set aside food for us and made sure we were eating. Overall highly recommend Union bluff!
Reviewed On 11/01/2021 by Lisa S
After 3 postponements my husband and I just had the most amazing wedding mostly thanks to Darlene and the Union Bluff Meeting house. Darlene was so patient throughout the rescheduling process having multiple calls with us to plan and replan all...
the details. She was extremely organized and made sure every detail was taken care of on my wedding day. From pinning all the boutonnieres on the groomsmen to bustling my dress and making sure we got apps and dessert, she did it all! I was not stressed or worried that day knowing she was coordinating everything. The lawn ceremony overlooking short sands beach was beautiful- even in late October- and many guests told us how amazing the food was. We got haddock and NY Strip and recommend the clam chowder and mini lobster rolls for cocktail hour. You will not be disappointed by booking the Meeting house for your wedding.
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Lindsey K
I cannot recommend the Union Bluff enough for your wedding! We had a dream wedding, and Amy was AMAZING! She was so phenomenal leading up the the date and so so helpful along the way. She even bustled my dress which everyone still cannot get ov...
er! She made sure we were having the perfect day on our wedding day, making sure we were eating and drinking and had everything we needed. The venue itself is gorgeous and could not be in a better location. All of our guests loved the fact that they could park their car and then not touch it again for the rest of the weekend. Such a perfect weekend. Thank you to Amy and the rest of the team for making the day a dream come true for us!
Reviewed On 9/13/2021 by Dominic & Carly P
When we got engaged, we knew we wanted to get married in Maine. We did look around at other venues, but the Union Bluff was our choice! A lot of planning goes into a wedding, but our wedding coordinator at the Union Bluff made everything so eas...
y for us, and took so much stress off our shoulders. Our wedding coordinator Darlene was there every step of the way. From check-ins, to answering our questions, great advice, and so much more. Darlene was always there for us! On top of having a great wedding coordinator, the Union Bluff is a beautiful venue. We had our ceremony on the lawn of the Union Bluff, which overlooks the ocean. It made for spectacular photos! The Union Bluff Meeting House was exceptional. It is elegant, spacious, updated, and all around a perfect venue. On top of all of that, the food at the Union Bluff is top notch! From appetizers to entrees and more, they were so flexible with the food choices, and the food is excellent! We highly recommend the Union Bluff for any couple that would like to get married in Maine, especially in the York area. You will not be disappointed!
- Dominic & Carly P.
Reviewed On 8/23/2021 by Alyssa G
Union Bluff was so easy to work with (especially planning during Covid).. Darlene was an amazing wedding coordinator.. she was on top of everything, always available to answer questions and most importantly made sure everything on our wedding d...
ay was executed seamlessly! We had our rehearsal dinner at The Grill and Elena and her team were awesome as well. I can’t say enough positive things about this venue! Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true :)
Reviewed On 7/13/2021 by Kate C
Being a 2020 Bride who had to reschedule her wedding to 2021 due to COVID, I couldn't have asked for a better experience than I had with the wedding event staff at the Union Bluff Hotel especially Darlene. They were professional and helpful, bu...
t most importantly they cared. When we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the wedding a year, Darlene took the time to talk with us and talk through all our options. She was understanding and compassionate. When it came time for our actual wedding day I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned it out. Darlene and her staff thought of every last detail so that I could simply enjoy my wedding day and for that I am forever grateful to them!
Reviewed On 6/21/2021 by Sean C
My fiance and I booked the union bluff meeting house for our dream wedding as york has always been our happy place and my family being property owners for the past 37 years here in town. We booked the venue for our 120(quoted guests) which ende...
d up being 147 on guest list back in 2019 for the date of 6/14/2020. then the nightmare and uncertainty of covid hit, we did not want to cancel and our coordinator Darlene said that most weddings around our time were pushing out to July but outcome was still uncertain. We ultimately made the tough call and decided to push it out a year 6/13/2021 knowing that my father sick with cancer would likely not be here on this earth anymore to attend physically, beside that we would also have to agree to the increased food rate of 2021. We made the call and moved the date though very unsure we hoped for the best outcome and checked back for the 50 person restrictions to be lifted (47 guests,1 bartender, 1dj, 1 photographer). We checked back a few times and as the time came closer it became pretty certain that the restrictions would not be lifted in time to have dream wedding. Come February we were still restricted to 47 guests and were going to have to cut our wedding in 1/3. Both being from large families we realized that it wouldn't just be friends coming off the list but also many relatives. We decided to look into other options and found a venue in another state with no restrictions. we canceled the union bluff meeting house and booked the new venue. We then requested a refund for our 4500$ deposit given the financial circumstances of everyone during these times and the alloted time for them to book a new event we did not feel this to be unreasonable. Darlene refused right away claiming we forfeited our deposit and "most likely" restrictions would be lifted by our date. After many email correspondence they offered to give us a partial refund if they could book another event for the date. We had multiple friends call and leave messages requesting a date in June and they never heard back from the meeting house. Darlene sent us an email a couple months after canceling and told us that restrictions would be lifted on 5/24/21 and that we would not be receiving any refund now for our wedding that was supposed to take place 2 weeks later. We have multiple friends that had similar wedding dates at other venues that were canceled and fully refunded without any issue. Covid hit my family and friends hard just like most people and there are now 4 less guests on our list, my father being one. We do not feel it ethical at all to have to hire an attorney for 1,000$+ to try and get our deposit back when the only services rendered by the company/coordinator were a food tasting and email correspondence. It is sad that such a large successful company would take advantage of couples such as our selves and I'm sure we are not the only ones. I'd also like to note that all our vendors issued us refunds with no questions asked. Im hoping that reading this on paper will make something click with the coordinator or the venue and they will realize that this situation is just plain "bad business" and try and make it right and if not I hope this is a fair warning to other couples
Reviewed On 9/22/2020 by Kaitlyn D
Our wedding was amazing! Jordan was great to work with, she is so calm and great at reassuring that it will be perfect. On the day of she kept checking in to see if we needed anything, to show us how everything was coming together, she made it ...
so easy! It was absolutely perfect would recommend anyone getting married to check it out!
Reviewed On 9/14/2020 by AnnMarie P
I don't even know where to begin. Through a cancelled wedding, a reschedule and countless outside factors Union Bluff was there for us. We could never have predicted a pandemic to strike nearly two years ago when we started planning our weddi...
ng. Darlene and her staff have been incredible for the past two years. At this point the Union Bluff is basically family. Although our wedding was smaller than originally anticipated we could not have asked for a better day. Every single detail was thought through and executed perfectly for us to have a safe and absolutely gorgeous day. If you're planning a wedding there is no other option. Thank you Union Bluff for making our dreams come true!
Reviewed On 8/13/2020 by Shauna M
When my now husband and I booked this venue for our 2020 Wedding back in January of 2019, similarly to the rest of the world, we never could have guessed that COVID-19 would hit in 2020 and devastate not only our nation but the whole world! Whe...
n we met Darlene, the Union Bluff (UB) event Coordinator in 2019, she was wonderful and so was the venue and her suggestions for nearby vendors...however, when COVID struck our dealings with Darlene and the UB quickly became nothing but stressful! We had put down over $5,000 worth of deposits towards our wedding and reception with the UB at this point and our potential guest count limit of 200 was being cut to 50 guests due to COVID Precautions by the State of Maine. We understood these precautions of course, however, what we did not feel was reasonable was that the UB refused to refund any portion of our deposit given the extreme circumstances which were COVID despite the fact that every other couple we spoke with getting married at other venues were able to get their deposit back even though other venues “contracts” say “non-refundable” also…Other venues were being understanding that COVID was not just any typical reason a wedding could have been canceled or changed and for that matter the UB’s “contract” says we were allowed to invite 200 guests and now they could not uphold their end of the “contract” either… As 2020 couples we were given 3 options: 1) move your whole wedding to 2021 but also pay 2021 prices, 2) keep your date with COVID restrictions and reduce your price only to the food/beverage minimum per the original contract 3) “keep and move” option keep your current date and if COVID improves have your wedding as planned but book another date later in 2020 or in 2021 (paying 2021 prices) …all of which offered NO money returned at all that was previously deposited. These were the options no matter how close you were to your wedding date also when the State regulations for COVID were changing almost weekly when COVID was at its worst in April/ May of 2020. My husband and I opted to have our ceremony at the UB since that was our dream and we could not get our money back and have many elderly family members that may not make it to see us get married in 2021 and move our reception to a New Hampshire Venue with more flexibility. All of our interactions with the UB and Darlene after COVID began were stressful and frankly, difficult because they were unreasonable about using money we already paid them towards our wedding, towards our Lawn ceremony needs. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone! If you get married here ask them to CHANGE THE CONTRACT! Don’t sign for a non-refundable deposit! Good luck!
Reviewed On 12/08/2019 by Maryellen B
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Union Bluff Meeting House for making our day SO amazing. My now husband and I knew that we wanted to get married in Maine and Union Bluff was the first place that we looked at in person. We knew at that mome...
nt that it was where we wanted to get married and worked with Amy Sallese to get the ball rolling. From the very beginning, Amy was perfect. She held my hand the entire process and always was available and flexible for any and all questions I had. On the day of the wedding, the ENTIRE staff was phenomenal but Amy was especially great. Amy made sure I had zero things to worry about and was helpful in ensuring the day was progressing smoothly - she even stopped by the morning of the wedding to show me pictures of the reception being set up just to ensure I had no last minute changes. Amy really does go above and beyond.
As for other parts of the reception, the food was great and the staff serving it was just as amazing. They were super accommodating to food allergies that some of my guests had and made sure everyone had what they needed. At the end of the night, the staff packed up everything for us and we simply had to wheel it up one flight in the elevator to get it to our room!
I would HIGHLY recommend Union Bluff for your future wedding!
Reviewed On 11/07/2019 by Meghan M
I will never be able to truly explain how our wedding was a dream come true thanks to the Union Bluff. Amy and the rest of the wedding coordinating team always went above and beyond to make this the best experience. Every detail was planned w...
ith their guidance and they made sure everything went so smoothly throughout the entire process. Amy listened to our vision and made our wedding everything we could have imagined and more. The day of the wedding I did not have to worry about a thing. Amy was there giving updates, coordinating with vendors and even with last minute wardrobe touch ups! Amy we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us! We will dream about our wedding for the rest of our lives!
Reviewed On 10/07/2019 by Tracy H
Our guests made clear that it was the BEST wedding they had attended!
We were very happy with Amy-our wedding coordinator, loved the outdoor Oceanside ceremony space and used the florist and DJ that was recommended.
We can’t say enough about...
the custom menu and all portions of the night were well executed. The ONLY thing I can think of for improvement is cooking the green beans longer!
It was a 12 out of 10!
Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Erin S
If you are looking to have the most perfect venue, then you MUST book at the Union Bluff. To start out with, Amy Sallese was the most AMAZING wedding coordinator we could ever ask for. We had a longer engagement, so I was constantly emailing he...
r with questions and advice. She always got back to me so quickly, and was the most helpful person throughout the crazy planning. She made all of my annoying questions seem like no big deal at all.
On the actual day, there were so many different things going on, and Amy made sure that nothing ruined the day. She checked in with me, my husband, the bridesmaids, and groomsmen and got whatever we needed when getting ready. After the ceremony and pictures, she had food waiting for my husband and I, and of course, champagne. The food was absolutely amazing, the reception was perfect, and our guests have NOT stopped talking about how amazing Union Bluff is. The staff went above and beyond for our perfect day during the ceremony, reception, and of course the after party! I wish I could redo the whole day over again because of how perfect it was.
This place is just stunning, but the staff members make it even better. You are crazy if you don't get married here!
Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Mandy N
There are no words to express how incredible the Union Bluff Meeting House was for our wedding! Amy was our coordinator and she was amazing. Throughout the whole planning process she was so responsive and helpful, and always made time to meet w...
ith us when we were in town. On the wedding day, she came to the bridal suite numerous times to check on me and to show me pictures of everything being set up downstairs. This was super helpful! I honestly didn't feel like I needed to worry about anything because she was so on top of it. Even the staff throughout the night were so attentive, and made sure my husband and I had a drink in our hand and food to eat. We were gently reminded when we were supposed to be somewhere or do something, and it never felt like we were being dragged around. The after party at the Union Grill was also great, and the food was delicious! I could go on and on about how great this venue is, and I highly recommend it for anyone's wedding!
Reviewed On 10/04/2019 by Brittany H
Everyone says wedding planning is super stressful, like a second job. It was for us...until we found the Union Bluff Meeting House and chose it as our venue and we found Darlene, our wedding coordinator. Where many other venues and coordinato...
rs came from a place of "no" Darlene and her team came from a place of "yes, we'll take care of that". Darlene's advice not only on things related to Union Bluff was incredibly valuable but also her recommendations of other vendors we used were outstanding. We were happy with all of our vendors and the wedding was everything we had hoped for and more. Everyone also told us that something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day, but Darlene made sure that did not happen for us.
If you are looking to have a stress free day this is the team for you--I dropped off all of our reception decor and other items earlier in the week and Darlene and the staff at UB took care of everything. The following day everything was packed up neatly for us. We really didn't have to worry about a thing. Darlene even busted and unbustled my dress (twice!) when my sisters were intimidated by this task.
The food and service was amazing, all of our guests raved about the staff. For example, one of our guests forgot to let us know about an allergy and her meal was quickly swapped out for what she needed and the team was happy to do so.
We had many out of town guests and they appreciate the proximity of the hotel, reception venue, and ceremony to each other and the town of York, many of our families made a week or weekend out of the wedding and the location is very convenient and beautiful, right on Short Sands beach. We lucked out with the weather for our 9/21 wedding but this would be a great venue even on a rainy day. The bridal suite was great and was large enough to be comfortable for my 14! girls to get ready and have a team of hair and makeup stylists come in. It is also beautiful for photographs.
We also utilized the hotel bar and grill for our afterparty where the staff was more than accommodating and everyone had a great time. Most vendors we worked with were very comfortable with this venue and staff at UB and this working relationship was helpful and we didn't have to worry about coordinating everything. We really can't say enough positive things about Darlene, the team at UB and the venue. We have absolutely no complaints. We would make this decision ten times out of ten. You won't regret it!
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Lindsey D
The Union Bluff Meeting House was everything I dreamed my wedding to be and more. Darlene was my coordinator and was SO organized which I loved as I am a type “A” personality. She made every detail exactly what my vision was! We had the ceremon...
y outside which was perfect. The weather was perfect. The entire day ran so smoothly and when people asked what went wrong I couldn’t think of a thing. Darlene is the best of the best! I look forward to continuing to vacation at the Union Bluff and highly recommend their venue for any function.
Reviewed On 9/05/2019 by Erin M
If you are looking for a gorgeous beach or ocean venue or trying to go for a nautical theme there is no venue more perfect! Honestly there are too many good things to say about this venue that I can't even write them. My wedding day was truly...
exactly what I wanted and perfect thanks to this beautiful venue and their wedding planner Darlene! Seriously Darlene takes care of everything! I can be a bit of a control freak and went to the reception to put decor where I wanted it, but I didn't have to touch a single thing. Darlene had already gone above and beyond and made the room perfect! Any wedding disaster or if anything goes wrong Darlene is on it and fixes it before you can even freak out...Every bride needs that on her wedding day! My guests are raving over how beautiful the venue was inside and out and how great the food was! Sometimes wedding food isn't the best because it's cooked in bulk, but let me tell you our food was perfectly cooked! Guests said the filet minion was best they ever had, harvest stuffed chicken was nice and moist, and the butternut squash raviolis (vegetarian) were tasty! I could go on and on about this place. So if you want the best and most beautiful venue for wedding look no further than the Union Bluff!
Reviewed On 7/26/2019 by Ashley P
My husband and I had Darlene as our coordinator. She is truly amazing and brought so much ease to the wedding planning process. She made my dream wedding day come true and made it all look effortless. We love the union bluff!!!
Reviewed On 7/18/2019 by Melissa C
We couldn’t have chosen a better spot. The hotel and the view are beautiful. We had our ceremony and reception in the meeting house and it was perfect - plenty of space while also feeling very intimate. A special thank you goes out to Amy who h...
elped answer every question along the way and was genuinely invested in making sure we had the best day ever! Two thumbs up, 5/5, A+, and nothing but the best to the Union Bluff Hotel and their phenomenal staff.
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Melissa L
Union Bluff was absolutely amazing in helping us plan and execute our dream wedding. From our first meeting with Amy, she was so professional and answered all the questions we had, honestly. I never felt like we were being pushed upsell items &...
they truly helped us navigate how to plan a wedding. Amy is always available through email, quickly responding to even the silliest questions I had. They were upfront about their costs & were very affordable - we did get married in the off season which helped this part. The wedding weekend was unreal. The attentiveness of Amy and her staff was something I had never seen before. Whatever we needed, we had it immediately keeping everyone’s nerves at ease. Amy made sure the flow of the night went smoothly for us and our guests. Always checking in on us & making sure we were doing okay throughout the night. The meetinghouse is a gorgeous venue & having the rooms above the ballroom was awesome. We had our own building & were able to hang with friends and family without worrying about disturbing the rest of the hotel. All of our guests raved about how beautiful the venue was and what a great stay they had in the hotel. When I say Amy & Union Bluff are top notch, that’s even an understatement. We could not have asked for a better wedding weekend & we owe so much to Amy for that!! 5+ stars!!
Reviewed On 1/29/2019 by Andrew G
We got married on New Years Eve at the Union Bluff and we’re thrilled with how it all turned out. The coordinator, Amy, was easy to work with and did a really nice job of discussing options and walking us through the reception to put our minds ...
at ease (underrated through this process!).
Getting married in southern Maine in December was a little scary but Amy helped us come up with a backup plan for the ceremony to be held there. Thankfully weather wasn’t an issue but peace of mind is valuable.
Highly recommend the Union Bluff. Do yourself a favor and ask for Amy when you call!
Reviewed On 12/20/2018 by Christina M
Darlene and her team at Union Bluff are absolutely incredible. From our first meeting with Darlene her attention to detail was obvious and I was sold. From the day we signed our contract to the day after our wedding I felt so at ease knowing D...
arlene had everything covered even things I didn't think of . The communication we received was timely and clear, most times we e-mailed we had a response < 24 hours same with voicemail (in the rare case we didn't catch someone in the office).
The venue itself was perfect! We had a fall wedding (Thanksgiving weekend). While I know this venue is a super popular summer venue, it was perfect for the fall. We had our ceremony on the lawn in a heated tent (it had snowed earlier in the week but had warmed up to 40) and we also had heaters on the patio for guests to enjoy throughout the cocktail hour and the reception.
Our guests are still raving about the food! Everyone loved the food, but who wouldn't?! We love eating at Union Bluff tavern in the summer so we knew the food was going to be amazing! My father was so impressed at how perfectly the steaks were all cooked, because "you never see a steak cooked this good at a wedding" - his exact words.
We look forward to sharing many more memories at Union Bluff and highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Maine! We're from Boston and it was an awesome weekend getaway for our friends and family (< 1-1.5 hrs)
Reviewed On 12/09/2018 by Katie F
We got married at The Union Bluff in early November 2018 and we could not have asked for a better experience. Genna was our main coordinator and we cannot say enough about her – she was so incredibly organized, creative, informed, attentive, an...
d turned our dream wedding into a reality. While Genna was our main coordinator, The Union Bluff is truly an amazing team that works together. We were extremely well taken care of from every single staff member at The Union Bluff – by all of the wedding coordinators, the front desk, house cleaning, the Pub staff – everyone truly played a part in making our wedding weekend perfect. The food at our wedding was incredible. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful. The ballroom was stunningly decorated. Thanks to Genna and Team our wedding was perfect! Lastly, the views at The Union Bluff are nothing short of spectacular – your guests will be amazed!
Reviewed On 11/16/2018 by Charlene C
The Union Bluff Meeting House went above and beyond for dream wedding. Darlene and her staff did such an amazing job and I can't begin to thank them enough. Darlene was there every step of the way helping us with anything we needed. The venue, ...
food, music and atmosphere were beyond anything I could have imagined. Darlene made all of our wishes come true and went the extra mile to make sure we had such a perfect day. The Union Bluff Meeting House, Darlene and staff made my wedding day a day that we could never forget!
Reviewed On 11/05/2018 by Bob and Jill S
We could not have been happier with our recent wedding held at the Union Bluff . Everyone we encountered was exceptional. A special thank you to Amy our wedding coordinator for her attention to detail it made the day fantastic. My son and...
daughter in-law described their day as the best ever. Thank you again for a day we will remember as one of the best days ever.
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Suzie L
From the second we walked in to the front doors of the Meeting House we knew this would be the best place for our wedding.
Our first meeting with Darlene she made us instantly feel like family. As it should be whether you are two men, two w...
oman, a man and a women she treated us as a couple in love wanting to have the perfect wedding.
Once we chose the Meeting House as our venue Darlene listened to every little detail of what we wanted. The execution on our special day was flawless (even with last minute changes). Every recommendation she made, the DJ, photographer, florist were the right choices for us.
Having your ceremony on the lawn with the beautiful ocean backdrop made for stunning pictures.
Most of our guests stayed at the Union Bluff Hotel which was so convenient for out of state travelers.
My wife and I would recommend anyone looking for the best wedding experience to contact Darlene and her Team for your special day.
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by kaitlyn r
I got married at the Union Bluff Meeting House in September and it was nothing short of perfect! First, we are from NJ and wanted to have a semi close destination wedding and Genna, our event coordinator, made the whole process seamless! She ...
offered video and voice calls easy and quickly responded to each email quickly. Genna also ensured each detail was taken care of; making the wedding planning process easy and fun. Second, the venue was set up perfectly (even better than how I imagined) and was more than happy when I first saw it. The food at the union bluff was amazing as well; we chose the traditional lobster bake which our guests loved. Bartenders were super attentive and drinks were great. Overall, I wouldn't change a single thing about my wedding day and cannot recommend the union bluff (and Genna) enough!!!!
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Abbey L
I have not a single regret about choosing the Union Bluff Meeting House for my special day. Our wedding/reception was flawless and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Genna was amazing throughout the whole planning process as well with answer...
ing my million questions and pointing me in all the right directions. The reception hall was set up beautifully, the food was incredible, and all staff were pleasant and courteous. Genna worked with all of my vendors in ensuring that the day went smoothly. Thank you Union Bluff, from the bottom of our hearts, for such a perfect wedding day. If you are on the fence about a venue, I guarantee, you will have no regrets going with the Union Bluff. Truly wonderful!
-Michael and Abbey Dube
Reviewed On 9/01/2018 by Jennifer M
The Union Bluff was the perfect wedding venue for my husband (still feels so crazy to say that) and I. We had a Friday wedding and we were SO happy we decided on that. Many of our guests were in town Thursday to Sunday which allowed us to spe...
nd a lot of extra time with them! It was so incredible having the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and accommodations all on site. Amy was our coordinator and she was unbelievably helpful and passionate about her work. We wish we could relive this day!
Reviewed On 8/29/2018 by Allison G
I got married on one of the rainy weekends this summer but despite the weather everything was perfect! I had Amy as my coordinator and she went above and beyond for over year during the planning process. She would respond to emails within 24 ho...
urs and would always make sure to help in whatever way she could. Amy was present nearly all day for my wedding and was helping along (including cleaning the bottom of my dress with club soda)! I couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 7/31/2018 by Amy C
The Union Bluff Meeting House is an amazing venue! I got married there on July 15th, and it was such a wonderful day - all thanks to the amazing staff! Amy Sallese was my coordinator, and she went above and beyond to make sure my big day was a ...
success. She was there for me every step of the way - with great vendor recommendations, food tastings, checklists, etc. And on my wedding day, she was there to make sure everything ran smoothly (and she made sure me and my husband ate something - that was huge!). It was a perfect day - we got married on the lawn, had cocktail hour on the patio, and had the reception in the ballroom. I highly recommend getting married here!
Reviewed On 7/31/2018 by Corie H
Darlene and the entire staff at the Union Bluff are absolutely amazing. I had my wedding there on July 14th, and they were so helpful throughout the whole planning process. From booking vendors to planning the meal they had an answer for every ...
question I had! Darlene and her team are super responsive so you're not left trying to figure things out on your own, your coordinator is really there for you through everything. They have everything covered down to the tiniest little detail! I am so glad we chose the Union Bluff Meeting House. For a Saturday wedding you are required to book all 8 rooms above the Meeting House and that was probably one of the best things, it really felt like the whole place was ours! My day was completely stress free, everything went off without a hitch, and I didn't have to worry about a thing! It was the most perfect day! I can't thank or recommend Darlene and her team enough!
Reviewed On 7/24/2018 by Samantha H
I would choose Union Bluff a million times over to have our wedding. It was all so beautiful and Genna was so great. We stopped in unannounced one day and Genna was there to greet us. She showed us around and we knew immediately this was our ve...
nue. Genna is always professional, responsive and knew the answer to any question we had along the way. The day couldn't of gone more smoothly. Genna and her staff took care of everything from start to finish. Certain members for the hotel staff could’ve been more friendly/ accommodating but I do have to thank Chris for suggesting the king suite for my stay the night before and to get ready in the day of. It is spacious, on the top floor of the main hotel and has gorgeous views of the ceremony lawn. I was able to see guests arriving from above and it just added to the experience. It was the most wonderful day and we are so glad we chose Union Bluff .
Reviewed On 7/22/2018 by Ashlyn D
Amazing! Darlene was absolutely wonderful. She answered every crazy question I could have asked in less than 4 hours via email. The wedding was fantastic, the venue was beautiful and accommodated our 9 piece band and large dance floor beautiful...
ly! The food was phenomenal- better than the tasting we did in January! We wish we could do it all over again- what a fabulous time!
My only complaint, which has nothing to do with the Meeting House venue itself, is the hotel staff. They were incredibly rude from day 1 of booking hotel blocks. The day of the wedding they were rude to the hair and makeup team and were less than accommodating. I heard from several guests that they were also very rude upon checking in. I know this has been a common complaint amongst many wedding parties and wedding vendors- its a true shame they do nothing about it. It is the ONLY bad thing about our wedding at Union Bluff.
Reviewed On 7/20/2018 by Amanda M
Genna and the whole UB team exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding on June 23rd, 2018! From the minute I walked into the ballroom to scope out the venue, Genna was so friendly and willing to show us around and answer all our questions...
. Considering I had dropped by unannounced, I was surprised by the warm welcome, as this is NOT the norm, as some of you may have already experienced visiting wedding venues. It really put me at ease. At the time, we were in the middle of lengthy negotiations/contracts with another popular venue in the area and I was feeling pretty anxious and deflated by the experience so far. Once I walked into the UB Meeting House, it just felt right. The staff was so friendly, and it just felt like a place where we could RELAX and have fun with our friends and family for this extremely important weekend in our lives. We scrapped our plans with the other venue immediately, and I am honestly so pleased with our decision to have our wedding at the UB Meeeting House. Mid-way through the planning process my husband got an international job offer and we relocated to the London. Genna didn't miss a beat, and we still managed to complete the planning process via email and phone as needed.
Everything went so smoothly the day of the wedding. The food was incredible. The staff was amazing and so accommodating to our guests (many of whom were visiting from around the country and world -UK, Nigeria, India). We were able to customize the ballroom and the experience exactly to fit our vision. We were so pleased, my husband even joked during his little speech that night that someone should do a case study on these people. Their customer service is that good! We also loved the fact that for a Saturday night wedding you get(or are required to book) the 8 hotel room directly above the venue. It really made it feel like our space, and it was so convenient to be able to pop up to my room to bustle the dress, change shoes etc that night of the wedding. It was also great for the next day, as we also hosted a wedding brunch the next morning in the ballroom. This was awesome for guests to enjoy the view of the water and spend a little more time in the area together. Again, the UB team did not disappoint with the friendly service and delicious food!
TLDR: If you are thinking about having your wedding here, don't think about it anymore...just book that date!!!! We feel so lucky to have worked with them. Thank you so much to Genna and the UB Meeting house team for making our wedding dreams come true!
Reviewed On 7/18/2018 by Emily S
I am so happy we chose Union Bluff for our wedding weekend. The food was AMAZING and we're still getting compliments about it. The location is perfect. Genna was our coordinator who was super responsive and helpful throughout the planning proce...
ss. There were a few hiccups at our reception (my husband and I forgot to tell the DJ I wasn't doing a bouquet toss!!) and Genna made it 100% work and was totally calm. They have tons of in-house decorations that they let couples use which is also super helpful!
If you're getting married on a Sunday be aware that moving rooms can be a bit stressful! We stayed in the main hotel on the Saturday night before our wedding and switched to the bridal suite for Sunday as the Sunday wedding can't have the bridal suite on Saturday nights. But, the Sunday minimums are VERY reasonable (as are plate prices) so it's totally worth it for brides on a budget.
My one complaint would be the hotel staff wasn't super pleasant and a few guests said certain ones were rude. But otherwise, The Meeting House, Genna and her staff were amazing. If I could do it all over again I'd choose the Meeting House a million times.
Reviewed On 7/18/2018 by Rachel B
Beautiful venue, great location, and the best staff! Amy was an awesome coordinator and so on top of everything. Would recommend this venue for anyone looking for a beachy venue in New England
Reviewed On 7/07/2018 by Kerri S
My husband and I were married in June 2018 and I couldn’t have been happier with the Union Bluff Meeting House and Staff. Amy and her team were like a well oiled machine. I didn’t have to worry about a thing and everything ran so smoothly. She ...
was very responsive to our questions throughout the process and was extremely helpful. The location is so beautiful overlooking the water and the food was also great. I highly recommend the Union Bluff Meeting House for anyone looking to get married in the York area.
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by Melanie M
We were fortunate enough to select the Union Bluff Meeting House for our wedding. We cannot begin to express the gratitude that we have for Darlene, Jenna and the rest of the crew. They executed every detail with a seamless efficiency and went ...
above and beyond to make our day special. The food at the venue was first class and it was served promptly, this is a detail often overlooked by many venues, especially when dealing with outside caterers.
Darlene, worked closely with us to ensure that we were keeping to schedule, that we were fed and having fun throughout the day. There were times were I felt like we were working with the secret service.
Let's face it, having a wedding as costly in both time and money but we couldn't be happier with our experience and feel like we received great value and most importantly a great time was had by all!
Reviewed On 5/18/2018 by Melissa L
To sum it all up... WOW!
Amy and the entire Union Bluff staff were absolutely incredible. I was an ambitious DIY bride - I did all the flowers, centerpieces, decorations, etc. myself and I was worried things wouldn't be set up the way I had p...
ictured. I should have known better because Amy is AMAZING. When she brought me down to see everything all set up, I was moved to tears. Everything was absolutely perfect. I barely gave her any instruction and she knew exactly what to do... she is truly talented! She made sure everything ran smoothly and I never once felt stressed out.
The food was outstanding. We chose NY Strip Steak and Seafood Stuffed Haddock... the steaks were huge and the haddock was done perfectly. Our guests were shocked that wedding food could taste so good!
What really surprised us was the service we received from everyone at the Union Bluff. Bartenders, wait staff, housekeeping, front desk staff... everyone was so friendly and accommodating. We had a bunch of our guests spend the weekend and everyone we talked to was blown away by the beauty of the hotel and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
Words can't describe how incredible the Union Bluff was. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and the Union Bluff is a huge reason why. Thank you to Amy and everyone else for such a wonderful day!
Reviewed On 1/17/2018 by Tara L
I grew up spending summers on Short Sands in York, Maine, so the Union Bluff was always on the “short list” of venues should I ever get married. The beautiful location speaks for itself. What made our wedding at Union Bluff so special were Darl...
ene Yankura and her staff at the Meeting House. Darlene is a true professional. She knows wedding planning inside and out. She was very easy to work with, responded promptly to all communications, and had fabulous suggestions throughout the course of the planning process (for timeline, for aesthetics, and for budget). Her staff was also wonderful in helping me plan an after-party at the hotel and a brunch the following morning. If you are looking to get married in Southern Maine, I would recommend the Union Bluff Meeting House.
Reviewed On 12/19/2017 by Erica G
Union Blue Meeting House was absolutely amazing, it is the best most magical place to have a wedding. We could not even have asked for a better location, and staff to work with at the Meeting House. Thanks Genna, you guys are amazing!
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Rachel M
I can't say enough great things about Darlene and the staff at Union Bluff. They help guide you while still making your vision a reality. We were a very low key couple and not that into the whole wedding planning process. Darlene and team not o...
nly respected that but when I asked for her expert opinion she offered it in a way that never felt overbearing. Our friends and family were impressed not only with the facility, but the food and the service. Every member of the waitstaff, maintenance staff as well as the event staff were professional, helpful, kind and wonderful to work with. There's a reason they have "Hall of Fame" status with The Knot. This venue was simply the best, and the backdrop isn't bad either :).
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Brittany C
My husband and I got engaged August of 2016 and had a family vacation two weeks later in York. At the time I was an event coordinator in Boston which meant my planning mode went into high gear and I snuck in a few venue tours mid-week of our v...
aca. The second we stepped foot at Union Bluff my heart dropped. Now we just had to sell the groom! We met with our planner Amy who explained all of the packages, ceremony options, and reception. Our guest count was around 135 and everyone was coming from Massachusetts. The moment we saw the menu I knew my husband would approve ! We splurged and did the platinum package which included cake dj valet and so much more......we adored every single vendor Amy recommended. I cannot rave enough about this woman. Throughout the engagement my husband and I bought a home had a child and I transitioned from city event coordinator to a stay at home mom. Translation: Amy got hundreds of emails from me that could have easily been trimmed to a handful but she responded quickly every single time. Any question I had was answered the following Email! Being in the business I know That brides with a wedding one year away don't need linen colors immediately, but Amy never made me feel that way! It was as if I was the only bride Union Bluff had, the connection and experience I had while planning made our day even more exciting! The food was the die for, the views were breathtaking, and the staff stole my heart! We settled on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so unfortunately guests did pay the expensive Maine room fee BUT every single one of my guests complimented the hotel service as well. The location sells itself but it is truly the employees who make the venue the most amazing venue in New England.
Reviewed On 9/22/2017 by Abby M
Absolutely LOVED my wedding at the Union Bluff! The setting was beautiful, the local area was fun and convenient for our guests, and the staff was top notch! A big reason we chose this venue was because our wedding coordinator, Amy, made us fee...
l so comfortable in our first meeting. She was patient and helpful throughout the entire experience always keeping me on track for what needed to get done but never putting any pressure on us. Our guests raved about the venue (and food!) the entire night. The lead singer of our band even said she wanted to plan her wedding at the Union Bluff!
Reviewed On 9/18/2017 by Courtney S
We had our wedding at the Union Bluff Meeting House on 8/26/17, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Southern Maine! Darlene is AMAZING. She is organized, professional, helpful and always on top of everything - she is l...
iterally everything you would want in a wedding coordinator! We had the best weather for our wedding with the most beautiful outdoor lawn ceremony, lovely cocktail hour on the patio, and incredible reception in the ballroom. The food was amazing and the entire staff was phenomenal! We received so many compliments from our family and guests, and we continue to receive compliments to this day about how perfect the venue and location was! A HUGE thank you to Darlene and team for helping to make our day so special, by far the best venue to work with!
Reviewed On 9/12/2017 by Brittnee G
We can't say enough great things about this venue . It was everything we wanted and more . I didn't love the process of planning a wedding and this place made it so easy and enjoyable. We worked with Darlene and she was absolutely amazing ! Eve...
ryone there is so nice and great to work with as well . The place was beautiful, clean ,and everything we ever wanted . We had such a fun weekend there with all of our loved ones . Our guests still comment on how the food was they best wedding food they have ever had , and they best wedding they have ever been too ! All thanks to the staff at the meeting house .
Reviewed On 8/17/2017 by Kayla H
Union Bluff Meeting House was the perfect venue for our dream wedding. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Our coordinator was extremely helpful both in the planning process and during the wedding. Their list of preferred vendors was helpf...
ul and our choices from the list were fantastic as well. If you are looking for a beach wedding you will not be disappointed at the Union Bluff.
Reviewed On 8/16/2017 by Megan G
Our wedding experience with the Union Bluff Meeting House and Darlene truly surpassed anything we had ever dreamed of! The venue itself is absolutely amazing and speaks for itself. Everything from the view of Short Sands, to the pristine ins...
ide, to the delicious send off brunch. We worked with Darlene as our coordinator and she made the entire experience (both planning and day of) so easy and fun. Darlene was extremely helpful with any questions that we had and responded to emails right away with numerous suggestions. The day of she was extremely calm/fun and made it so that we didn't have to think about anything but each other. We cannot wait to go back every year for our anniversary. If you are looking for a wedding venue we HIGHLY recommend the Union Bluff Meeting House!
Reviewed On 8/16/2017 by Olivia B
The Union Bluff was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Not only did it have an amazing ocean view, indoor and outdoor space, and an amazing facility, but also an incredible staff. When my dress strap broke, Genna, my wedding coordinator was ri...
ght there with a sewing kit. Everyone was very helpful and made it easy to plan the wedding along the way. The food was delicious, and everything was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better day. I was able to enjoy every second without worrying because the staff was so trustworthy and on top of everything. Also, the price had much better deals and was cheaper than many venues that were less nice. Thank you, Union Bluff!
Reviewed On 8/15/2017 by Courtney C
The Union Bluff was better than I ever could have expected! From the location, to the staff, accommodations, and special additions it was the perfect place for our wedding! The ceremony site on the lawn with the beach in the background was brea...
thtaking. We even had a whole beach full of people cheering for us which was pretty cool! The ball room was perfect for the reception and the patio was a huge hit for our guests! Darlene our coordinating was outstanding. She went above and beyond to make our day perfect! We did a lot of different/non-traditional things in our wedding and the Union Bluff was so accommodating to that! The food was phenomenal, I suggest family style! We did a S'mores station instead of a cake and we even got to toast marshmallows and feed them to each other in place of cake cutting. We also had a cotton candy machine on the patio that the kids absolutely loved! They even got to make their own! All in all, The Union Bluff was the perfect location for our wedding, we 100% recommend them for anyone looking for a beautiful beach wedding in Maine!
Reviewed On 8/14/2017 by Isabel I
We had our wedding at the Union Bluff Meeting House on 8/5/17 and we couldn’t have been happier. It truly was a magical day. Our coordinator Genna Perry was absolutely amazing. She was organized, helpful, calm and friendly. Everything you want ...
in a wedding coordinator. Our ceremony was under a tent on the lawn and it was wonderful exchanging vows with the waves in the background. They were calling for rain and thunderstorms but they passed and it ended up being perfect weather. I got all the pictures I wanted on the cliffs and the beach. The ballroom was decorated beautifully and the food was incredible. I had the haddock with lobster sauce and my husband did the filet. Both delicious! We also did the sendoff brunch which Amy did a great job helping with. Everyone was raving about what a blast they had at our wedding. I recommend the Union Bluff Meeting House for your wedding. They do a fabulous job and it’s a great value for being right on the beach!
Reviewed On 8/12/2017 by Nilda C
My daughter got married at the Union Bluff Meeting House on 8/5/17. We were so impressed and pleased with how professional both Genna, event coordinator and the entire staff was. They went out of the way to make the day special; it was eviden...
t to me that they loved their job.
We had family travel from all over the country to attend the wedding; it was great that once they got to the Union Bluff House, no one had to drive the entire weekend. The ceremony was held at the lawn of the Union Bluff hotel and the reception just steps away. The food was awesome.
Reviewed On 8/07/2017 by Alissa C
My husband and I were married July 16,2017 at the Union Bluff Meeting House. Our day was spectacular- from the weather, the ceremony, and the reception. It all went perfect! This is thanks to a Darlene and staff who make sure you are taken care...
of from the moment planning begins. I worked with Darlene through the entirety of my wedding planning. She was always there when you had a question and would keep you up to date and on track for where you should be with your wedding plans. She is wonderful at what she does and takes great pride in it. There aren't enough great things I can say about Darlene and her staff.
Through out the day of our wedding she was there checking in on you, making sure you ate and drank water, that you were on time, and what to expect for the ceremony.
At the reception, she put my shoes under my chair so I had them when I entered the room, ensured I had time to sit down and eat, and walked you through the reception until it was time for you to have fun!
The Union Bluff Meeting House is a truly spectacular venue with even more wonderful professionals there to make your wedding day the best it can be ❤️
Reviewed On 8/06/2017 by Amanda H
We got married at the Union Bluff Meeting House on July 8th, and it was absolutely perfect! The venue is amazing- we were married in front of the ocean on the lawn, had a fabulous cocktail hour outside on the patio, and so much fun during the r...
eception inside. It is such a beautiful, classy, and comfortable venue! Genna coordinated our wedding from start to finish, and we couldn't have asked for someone more attentive, calm, and caring about making sure our day was perfect! She handled everything from recommending vendors, to preparing the timelines and decorating the space, to helping me when I ripped my dress- she was absolutely amazing and we can't thank her enough! Amy did a fabulous job with our wedding and breakfast too, she was so friendly, helpful, and accommodating to us! We also can't thank Evan enough, he took great care of transporting my grandmother from the ceremony to the reception so she wouldn't have to walk far, and we greatly appreciated his help! All of the staff, servers, housekeepers, and bartenders were awesome at the Union Bluff Hotel & Meeting House, and we can not thank them all enough for making our dream wedding weekend come true! We & our guests had a fabulous time! Thank you all so much!!
Reviewed On 7/24/2017 by Molly G
We got married at the Union Bluff Hotel last July and had a wonderful experience. They were very accommodating. We loved the Meeting House rooms (although they were quite pricey!) and being able to be all together on the top floor.
s awesome - just was professional, organized, and on top of everything as everyone said she was. I didn’t realize exactly how helpful it was to have her until the wedding was over - everything was seamless and she kept us right on time for everything!! (I’ve been to other weddings that have been far less organized, so I appreciate her a whole lot more now!) Darlene did an amazing job communicating with the other vendors, getting everything in place, and checking on us to make sure everything was going ok. She even showed me some pictures of how things were set up downstairs before the wedding to ease my jittery bride mind on the big day! (She also mailed my new husband's dance shoes to him when he accidentally left them behind!!!)
Overall, we had a great experience and were very happy we chose the Union Bluff Hotel for our wedding venue. :)
Reviewed On 7/05/2017 by Allie B
My husband and I are so happy we chose the Union Bluff Meeting House for our ceremony and reception. Darlene and the entire Union Bluff team were wonderful! What could have been a stressful planning process, was nothing but smooth with the U...
nion Bluff team. They were extremely helpful with our vendor search, planning the day-of events, and just keeping our overall stress level down! Darlene was always very responsive with both e-mail and phone calls; she was with us every step of the way!
Our wedding day went off without a hitch. The ceremony on the lawn was beautiful. And that view was perfect! Our cocktail hour was out on the patio. The wait staff kept the appetizers coming - our guests were never empty handed! My husband and I escaped for a few minutes during cocktail hour and we even had a plate of appetizers and drinks waiting for us in our room. It was such a nice surprise!
Darlene made sure the reception stayed on track. She is extremely organized and professional. My husband and I didn't worry about anything because we knew Darlene had it under control!
With the Union Bluff we definitely had the Best Day Ever!
Reviewed On 6/27/2017 by Mark A
The Union Bluff Hotel and Meeting House surpassed our expectations from start to finish. From the planning process to arranging room blocks, choosing our vendors, and the execution of each of our events over our entire wedding weekend, we coul...
d not have asked for greater professionalism and excitement from all we interacted with. Genna was our coordinator and she was extremely responsive, personable, informative, and most importantly kind. Amy was also great to work with and very friendly. Chris helped us with our room block and our guests could not say enough good things about her and the entire hotel staff. We truly had the best day/weekend of our lives and could not be happier with our experience. We recommend this venue for anyone looking for a beautiful, elegant, classic wedding on the coast of Maine :)
Reviewed On 6/13/2017 by Kara S
The Union Bluff was an amazing venue for our wedding. The staff at the Union Bluff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. They took care of everything we needed on the day to make it stress free! All of our guest complimented how grea...
t the food was. We had such a wonderful wedding at the Union Bluff!
Reviewed On 6/05/2017 by Lauren K
The Union Bluff Meeting House was the perfect place for our Memorial Day Weekend wedding! The staff that work for the venue were absolutely amazing, especially our coordinator, Genna Perry! Everything went seamlessly from planning to execution!...
My fiancé and I had a vision for our wedding day but the staff at the Union Bluff Metting House completely exceeded our expectations. Having our ceremony on the lawn and then the reception in the Meeting House really let our guests enjoy themselves not having to drive to and from separate locations, and all of our guests were raving about the food. I couldn't imagine choosing a different place for our special day!
Reviewed On 5/29/2017 by Kristina S
We loved the Union Bluff!! Beautiful spot and everyone who works there is so nice, helpful, and organized. They are on top of their game! All of our guests loved it there and couldn't believe how much of a hidden gem it was. The food is also de...
Reviewed On 5/28/2017 by Alice B
Our wedding at the Union Bluff Meeting House was a dream come true! We got married on 4/29/17 which just so happened to be 80 degrees and sunny that day. Working with Darlene Yankura and team from the beginning was easy and stress-free. Darlen...
e and the staff at the Meeting House go above and beyond to make sure you have the most perfect day. As an example, my husband had discovered an hour before our first look photos, he had left his dress shirt at home. As panic was setting in for him, Darlene and Amy came to rescue without hesitation. Amy then drove to Brooks Brothers in Kittery, Maine to buy a replacement white dress shirt and was back just in time for photos. I had no idea this had happened until the next day when they told me!
Our guests raved about the food! We had 4 dinner options and each one was equally as delicious. Our guests also said the champagne (from the toast) was some of the best champagne they have ever had. The bar had extremely accommodating and pleasant bartenders and a great variety of liquor and beer.
Due to the beautiful weather we had, our guests took full advantage of the outdoor patio and were able to watch the sunset. The view is just awesome!
We had an after party following the reception at the Union Grill with plenty of late night snacks. Darlene and the staff packed up everything for us at the reception and brought it up to our room so we could continue enjoying our night.
If you are looking for a place with a beautiful location, delicious food, and an incredibly helpful staff, the Union Bluff Meeting house is the perfect wedding venue for you! We can't thank them enough for making our day as incredible as we had ever hoped it to be!!
Reviewed On 5/02/2017 by MaryKate K
We got married at the Union Bluff on April 8, 2017. It was the most perfect day ever! Genna was our coordinator and she was so helpful and considerate during the whole process. She helped us with all the planning and selecting vendors and was o...
verall just there for us to answer any questions whenever we needed. The Union Bluff is an absolutely amazing place to have your wedding reception. It is so beautiful and you just can't beat that view. All of our guests have not stopped telling us how great of a time they had and how perfect the location.!
Reviewed On 12/28/2016 by Caitlin M
The Union Bluff is a perfect wedding venue! We highly recommend it to anyone looking to get married in Southern Maine!
The outdoor ceremony location is gorgeous (as in the inside of the venue if you're caught in the rain). The patio for cockt...
ail hour is lovely. The reception room is beautiful, from the bathrooms to the Chiavari chairs. The food is fantastic - particularly the seafood stuffed haddock! The location of the venue is in the perfect spot for out-of-town guests to explore and walk on the beach. On the day of our wedding our coordinator, Genna, was on top of the details and made sure everything went smoothly!
A few things I would tell others looking to get married at the Union Bluff:
- The pre-wedding tasting party is so much fun! We brought our parents and made a night of it. Definitely one of the highlights of the planning process.
- All the venue staff are absolutely amazing! They are helpful, efficient, professional, and so nice. They took care of everything!
- Ask in advance for the list of questions you will be asked at the 6-month meeting. This will help you better plan for the meeting and will get you thinking about things you wouldn't otherwise (i.e. how do you want your napkins folded? What time is your photographer arriving? etc. etc. etc.) I wish we had had more guidance on this so our meeting was more productive.
- Don't order the cotton candy champagne for the formal toasts. We loved the passed cotton candy champagne at our tasting, so we ordered it for the toasts at our reception. However, by the time we were introduced and sat down at our table, the cotton candy in all the glasses had dissolved. If I had a do-over, I would have cotton candy champagne passed around during cocktail hour instead.
- The ice cream sundae bar is AWESOME! We received so many compliments on this.
We loved having our wedding at the Union Bluff and are so thankful to all of the staff for helping to make it such a wonderful day!
Reviewed On 12/26/2016 by Amanda O
It was always my dream to be one of the brides getting married on the lawn of the meeting house since I started vacation in york with my husband 10 years ago. The Meeting house lived up to my dream wedding expectations and everything went off ...
without a hitch! The only thing I wasn't to happy with is that you pay so much to have your wedding with them and we didn't even get a free nights stay on our wedding night. But other than that it was perfect, the food was amazing and our wedding planner Genna Perry made everything run perfectly behind the scenes!
Reviewed On 12/19/2016 by Amanda B
My Husband and I got married here in May 2016 and couldn't have had a better day. The venue is awesome, the food was delicious and Darlene and her team area amazing. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/01/2016 by danielle M
My husband and I got married 10/14/16 and it was the most beautiful day at the most beautiful place! The girls at the meeting house were incredible from day one! We works closely with Darlene and she was there to help with every detail even one...
s that didn't pertain to the reception! Not only are the location and facilities beautiful but the staff is awesome everyone working at the reception was great!
Reviewed On 11/16/2016 by Alyssa M
Union Bluff was the only venue I looked at for my love of York Beach but also because when I stepped into the Meeting House, it just gave a warm and inviting feel. Every single aspect of my wedding was perfect. Darlene, the coordinator, is amaz...
ing at what she does!! I had not a worry in the world. With Darlene and the Union Bluff, just ask and you shall receive whatever it is you want!
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by Kara K
We can't thank the Union bluff Meeting house enough for all their help in making our day the best ever! We were lucky enough to have every single thing go perfectly and we have Darlene and all of the staff to thank for that. Darlene is the best...
! She is honest and thoughtful and the best gal pal to have lead you through the most important day ever!!! We can't thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 11/05/2016 by Dana C
Cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is! We got married on October 23, 2016 and had the most perfect day. Everything was handled for me and it was completely stress free. Genna did a great job keeping on top of all the details. The ...
food was the best I've ever had at a wedding as well. Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Kelley C
We fell in love with the Union Bluff the second we drove into the bustling but quaint little town of York. As soon as we saw the incredible outdoor ceremony views, the elegant ballroom reception hall, and met with a very helpful wedding coordin...
ator, Genna, we knew we had to lock this place down. Our wedding took place on a rainy October Saturday in the middle of a summer long drought. Genna couldn't have been more supportive as she allowed me to make the decision to move our ceremony indoors 15 minutes before the ceremony start. Everything went off without a hitch, and not only have my husband and I been constantly raving about how amazing of a day/night we had, but we keep hearing 5 star reviews from all of ours guests as well. we can't thank the UB enough for a incredible, memorable, and perfect wedding day!
Reviewed On 9/12/2016 by Samone T
We got married on 8/27/2016 at Union Bluff and could not have asked for a better experience. We planned the wedding from London and had full support from Genna, our wedding coordinator at Union Bluff, throughout the entire process. The day of t...
he wedding we were never worried about where we needed to be at what time or concerned about other details because the staff made sure that everything was covered without us having to worry about any of it. All of our guests raved about the beautiful ceremony and reception settings as well as the professionalism of the staff. We are so happy we chose Union Bluff!
Reviewed On 9/10/2016 by Rebecca H
My husband and I got married at The Union Bluff Meeting House on 7/29/16. I couldn't have asked for a better location, venue and a more accommodating staff! Genna was our Wedding Coordinator and she made my vision come alive with her attention ...
to detail. The food was amazing and all our guests had a blast! Even the weather which didn't look promising (80% chance of rain) turned out amazing, which Genna says they have great luck with! Staying at the Union Bluff across from the beach with all our friends and family made for a PERFECT wedding weekend! I would highly recommend The Union Bluff for your wedding weekend!
Reviewed On 8/23/2016 by Katie O
The Union Bluff was awesome to work with, very professional, always available and the venue is beautiful.
Reviewed On 8/22/2016 by Tricia B
This wedding venue is absolutely perfect! Beautiful view for outdoor ceremony, amazing ballroom and dinner for reception, but most importantly Genna and her staff were incredible throughout the entire process. Genna responded to all emails a...
nd questions promptly. I was actually pretty relaxed the day of the wedding as I knew everything was all set. Genna assured me all would go well and she was right. I recommend the Union Bluff for anyone wanting an outside ceremony overlooking the Atlantic.
Reviewed On 8/08/2016 by W K
Beautiful location and facilities. Ballroom is gorgeous. However, if you care about customer service you will not be happy with the reception you receive. The front desk staff is cold and make you feel like they are doing you a huge favor by le...
tting you stay there. The rooms are nice, some more spacious than others. The rooms in the meeting house are especially nice. The location is undeniably perfect, but it seems the staff falls back on that and has decided people will stay there no matter their lack of hospitality. This can only last for so long.
Reviewed On 7/22/2016 by Heather B
Not only is the union bluff a beautiful setting for a wedding in maine the staff is amazing as well! Darlene was absolutely fabulous from day one. So patient with ever little question that I had and I certainly had a lot of them. She will not l...
et you miss a beat and is amazing at keeping a bride on track! highly recommended!
Reviewed On 7/12/2016 by Lori L
We got married on 4/30/16 and I can't say enough about the Union Bluff. Our day was perfect and we owe a lot of that to our wedding coordinator, Darlene. She was amazing from start to finish. Since April can be a bit chilly, we were debating on...
tent or no tent.....Darlene helped us with our decision to go with no tent since the sun was shining and there was no rain in the forecast! It was a bit chilly but Darlene came to the rescue. She went above and beyond with such a cute idea. 2 days before our wedding she offered to make fleece shawls for our guests! Like she wasn't busy enough! I told her I would be more than happy to make them, but she had insisted! It was so sweet of her, I truly appreciated her help! Our wedding was beautiful and perfect! From the welcome cotton candy champagne to the awesome raw bar which to this day our friends still rave about! We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding the day THE BEST DAY EVER! My husband and I will remember that day forever and we can't thank you enough!
Reviewed On 7/08/2016 by Katelin G
The Union Bluff was a fantastic venue. They made our wedding perfect. Everything was organized and timely. The wedding coordinators did a fantastic job. The food was great and everyone at at the same time. We had a great experience.