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Private Island Elopement

Say “I Do” with a Private Island Elopement Ceremony at Fortland

Up to 6 guests aboard MONHEGAN
Up to 16 guests aboard MARIE L

Toast to the intimate wedding of your dreams. When it comes to your special day, you don’t need a big guest list to make it unforgettable.

Get Carried Away 

Begin with a scenic cruise departing from the bustling Old Port and gliding through Portland Harbor into the serene expanses of Casco Bay. Along the way, you’ll experience Maine’s splendor as you pass by classic tug boats, historical civil war era forts, and quaint island communities. The hour long voyage aboard either of our vintage Maine vessels to Fortland sets the stage for an elopement as unique as your love story.

An Island Oasis

Just a 10-minute boat ride from downtown Portland lies Fortland, a 16-acre oasis on House Island. Here, the tranquility of nature blends seamlessly with historic architecture, offering an elopement venue steeped in beauty and spirit. 

Choose between an intimate waterfront ceremony with breathtaking views of Fort Gorges, Portland, and Falmouth Foreside, or a rustic gathering in the Bastion, sunlight glimmering through windows that frame open water and the iconic Portland Headlight. You’ll exchange your vows beneath a beautiful Maine-crafted arbor, while guests witness your union seated on our ceremonial benches.

May We Present Mr. & Mrs. 

Following your vows, gather for a dockside cocktail reception, blending the beauty of nature with the joy of your special day. Toast to your union with a selection of local craft beverages and fine wines.

Elopement Essentials

  • Boat Capacity
    • MONHGEGAN (up to 6 guests)
    • MARIE L (up to 16 guests)
  • 1 Hour Harbor Cruise to Fortland
  • 2 Hour Island Elopement & Reception
    • Intimate Waterfront Wedding or Rustic Bastion Ceremony
    • Dockside Cocktail Reception
  • All-Inclusive local craft beer, seltzer, and bubbly included with harbor cruise and reception. 
    • Upgrade with a selection of fine wines and champagne.
  • Maine-made arbor, ceremonial benches, picnic tables, microphone, and bluetooth speaker provided.

Additional wedding planning services available

  • Island Wedding Transportation for additional guests
  • Ordained Officiant
  • Catering
  • Florals
  • Linens & Other Rentals