Married in Maine: Portland makes top 12 list


Sailors make their way across Portland Harbor in August 2012. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett.

While tropical locations might be what most people imagine for destination weddings, offers a dozen unexpected alternatives — including Maine’s own Port City.

Portland takes fourth place on the site’s list of “12 Unexpectedly Perfect Cities to Get Married In.”

The small blurb praising the city cites its “sweet inns and harborside marinas.”

“Plus — just think of all that lobster,” the article adds.


Photographer Tricia Jamiol captures a post-wedding ceremony kiss between Kandis Stanley (right) and Jen Gibson at Portland Headlight in March 2014. The couple traveled from New Orleans to get married in Maine. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett

Portland beat out fellow New England cities Salem and Boston, Massachusetts, as well as Brooklyn, New York, and Fairbanks, Alaska.

The top three most unexpectedly perfect cities to get married in are, in descending order: Montpellier, Vermont; Newport, Rhode Island; and Princeton, New Jersey.