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Wedding FAQ's

Question:  Can I plan my ceremony in the Hartley Mason Reserve? 

York Harbor Inn acts as rental agents for the Hartley Mason Reserve Board of Trustees.  If you wish to contract a ceremony in the park with the York Harbor Inn then you are required to host your reception at the Inn following your ceremony. 

 

Question: What are your guest count minimums and maximums? 

For Friday and Sunday weddings, the York Harbor Inn requires a minimum guest count of 50 adults if selecting a wedding package.  Otherwise, a minimum of 75 adults is required following an a la carte scenario.  For Saturday evening weddings a minimum of 100 adults is required for both a wedding package and a la carte.  For Saturday daytime weddings, in our ocean view dining room, please refer to Friday and Sunday wedding guidelines.  Lastly, the Main Dining Room is able to accommodate a maximum of 120 guests and the Yorkshire Ballroom is able to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 150 guests.      

 

Question:  What is included in the wedding packages? 

Our wedding packages include on-site wedding coordinators, passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, wedding cake and flower allowance, classic white linens, china, flatware, plated dinner or buffet, use of Waterford crystal flutes, cake serving set, guestroom for the evening of the wedding, reception room fee, bartending fee, gift certificate for one year anniversary dinner and all taxes and gratuities. 

 

Question: What items are not included in the wedding packages?

Examples of items not included are linen rental, chair covers and sashes, entertainment, decorations, menu tastings, ceremony site, extensive set-up, Boardroom Area rental of Ship Cellar Pub, bridal Suite housekeeping gratuity, Justice of the Peace, transportation and multiple function space rental. These are just examples and not a complete list.  Please ask your sales person if you have any specific questions.

 

Question: What is the contracted length of time for receptions?

The York Harbor Inn contracts 5 hour receptions with a 4.5 hour bar with the exception of daytime receptions which are contracted for 4.5 hours.  The opportunity to extend your reception with an extra hour is available; however, additional costs and restrictions apply. 

 

Question: Do you offer guestroom accommodations? 

The York Harbor Inn is comprised of 6 buildings and 61 guestrooms which range from standard, deluxe to luxury style rooms.  All rooms are based on double occupancy and do not include 8% Maine lodging tax.  A two night minimum is required over the weekends starting in May- October and a three night minimum is required over holiday weekends. 

  

Question: Can I reserve a room block for my wedding guests? 

Room blocks are available for York Harbor Inn weddings.  The opportunity to rent the Harbor Crest Building or Chapman Cottage is available to York Harbor Inn weddings and also, off-site weddings.  Please note that signed contracts and deposits are required for both options.     

 

Question: Are wedding tastings available? 

Tastings are available for contracted weddings and at an additional cost of $80.00 per couple plus tax and gratuity; they are not included in our wedding packages.  The tasting menu allows you the opportunity to customize hors d'oeuvres, salads, and entrees which you are interested in trying.  Two week advance notice for all tastings is required and they are not available over holiday weekends.   

 

Question: Am I able to reserve the Ship's Cellar Pub post reception?

The Boardroom Area of the Ship's Cellar Pub is available to reserve for York Harbor Inn weddings only and requires a signed contract and rental fee.  The space is able to accommodate a maximum of 50 guests for a standing gathering and is available from 9:30pm-12:30am. 

 

Question: Do you have a Recommended Vendor list?

The York Harbor Inn shares a Recommended Services list to all contracted weddings; the list includes an assortment of local vendors including photographers, entertainment, florists, hair, make-up and more!   

 

Please email weddings@yorkharborinn.com for more information about hosting your celebration with the York Harbor Inn.