Dream Destination: Migis Lodge in South Casco, Maine
Whether it’s covered in a sea of spring flowers, radiant with summertime sun beams, or warmed by fall’s signature oranges and reds, a wedding at Migis Lodge is a colorful celebration. Nestled on 125 acres of pine forest along the pristine Sebago Lake, this classic lodge in South Casco, Maine, celebrates its 100th birthday next year. And it’s a stunning place to start your future.
Wedding ceremonies take place down front on the water at Petunia Terrace. Imagine arriving to greet your guests aboard the lodge’s Tykona II, a vintage wooden Chris-Craft lake cruiser, and then exchanging vows under the lakeside pines with a backdrop of Western Maine’s mountains. After your ceremony, you and your guests move to the main lakeside lodge to enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing as the sun sets over Sebago. And no celebration is complete without a bonfire on the front terrace.
Although you’re creating priceless memories for your guests, Migis won’t cost them as much as other destination weddings could. There’s a special B&B rate for the 35 cottages and six lodge rooms, all with fieldstone fireplaces (bonus: Firewood is delivered daily and even set up within the fireplace by your steward), cozy handmade quilts, and bookshelves lined with books and games. After all that celebrating, guests will relish plopping into their own rocking chairs on their private porch overlooking the lake.
Yes, you and your guests are living the dream. And it’s an active one if you want—think canoes and kayaks, sailboats and motorboats, tennis courts, wood-fired saunas, an alfresco fitness center, and access to the championship golf course on Sebago Lake. Every day means a new activity at the lodge, from lake tours aboard the boat to wine tastings from local vineyards to yoga classes. There’s daily afternoon tea time, where you can cozy up in the lodge and play backgammon on their vintage board or curl up in front of the fire with a book and a scone. There are old-fashioned horseshoes by the shore’s edge and shuffleboard matches at Cookout Point, while a lovely walk through the woods brings you to the lodge’s nine hole disc golf course.
Even Fido feels the love at a Migis wedding. While pets are normally a no-no, the lodge makes a special exception for the wedding couple and allows you to bring your dog.
While you’ll want to jump on board, be warned that weddings at Migis Lodge aren’t year-round affairs. The lodge hosts weddings in May, the first half of June, then not again until late September, and then again for a few weeks after Columbus Day in October. They also have minimums—Saturday weddings range from 100 to 120 people with a maximum of 180 for the reception, while Sunday minimums are 60 people. With proper planning, you’ll be poised and ready to give your guests the Migis’ touch.
Migis Lodge is located in South Casco, Maine.
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