Want to get married in quiet embrace of nature, but also have 100+ of your closest friends and family together to hang out, play sports, swim, paddle and have a huge pancake breakfast?
I mean, yes. Right? If you agree, a summer camp wedding venue might be the option for you. Nontraditional and outdoors oriented, we love how customized summer camp wedding venues can be for each couples unique personality. Groomsmen versus bridesmaid soccer match? Family mix-and-match volleyball tournament? Or just sitting by a tall fire relaxing with your favorite drinks and some s'mores after a long night of dancing and celebrating?
With a summer camp wedding venue you get to customize the space to be a world of your own for guests for a single night or entire weekend. We love seeing how couples use a nontraditional outdoor venue to create an experience for their guests that they would never get elsewhere. Like all Mayflower Venues, you can book your summer camp and will be allowed to bring any wedding vendors your prefer -- your favorite caterers, that DJ or band you love, a bartender to mix all your favorite drinks etc. And maybe best of all, all of this customization and celebration is happening in total privacy. Our summer camp venues block out the entire weekend just for your wedding so your guests and you are alone to celebrate and take in the full joy of the wedding you created!
Whether its hidden on the edge of a lake with mountain views in Maine or sequestered away in a pine forest on the south shore of Massachusetts we have some private and completely gorgeous summer camp wedding venues. Many of these spots include cabins for your entire wedding party to spend the night -- so these venues are more than just a one day opportunity.
- Holiday Hill Day Camp (Mansfield Center, Connecticut)
Just 40 minutes outside of Hartford, CT, Holiday Hill pairs an elegant lofted post-and-beam barn with the amenities and fun of a traditional summer day camp. Utilize the indoor barn space for a ceremony site, cocktails and dancing, or intimate seated dinner. For larger events you'll have access to the on-site 60'x90' tent for up to 280 guests for a fully tented outdoor reception.
Looking to enjoy an entire weekend filled with family, friends and relaxation? This venue features over 25 acres with walking trails and countless sporting courts and activities. From its two 25-yard swimming pools, to its basketball courts, children's playgrounds, miniature golf course, and softball and soccer fields, your guests are sure to find something to enjoy, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.
- Kamp Kohut (Oxford, Maine)
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When you want your wedding to be a full weekend of friends and family coming together, there is no better place than having your own private lakeside camp in Maine. Away from all the distraction of the city, guests can have their own private cottages fully equipped with beds and bathrooms. During the day guests can paddle in the lake, organize inter-family soccer matches or hike in the surrounding acres of pristine Maine wilderness.
With the expansive grounds couples can choose to have a ceremony in a private wooded area, surrounded by the tall oaks and pines of the Maine wilderness, with no sounds but that of the music for your ceremony. Or couples can have a lakeside ceremony looking out of the rolling hills of southern Maine, facing due west to capture a perfect sunset behind the bride and groom. Several large fields near the cabins provide plenty of opportunities for tented receptions where couples can create their own ambiance and experience. Or the hand crafted wood timbered lodge in the center of camp can be the perfect venue for an indoor seated reception.