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Venues in York Beach, ME,
(207) 363-1333

About Us

The Union Buff Hotel is an oceanfront wedding venue in York Beach, Maine. Since 1868, guests have been traveling from all over to stay at this hotel and enjoy the views of Short Sands Beach. The Union Buff Hotel is that perfect destination for friends and family to enjoy while also providing a breathtaking backdrop for your big day.

Facilities and Capacity
This classic venue has a beautiful ballroom with ocean views for couples to celebrate on their wedding day. For couple’s seeking a Maine outdoor wedding, the oceanfront lawn offers picturesque views. An a inside backup option incase of inclement weather is also offered. The Grand Ballroom can hold up to 200 guests and has an attached ocean-view patio for cocktail hour that includes a bar. For a more intimate gathering, the Breakwater Room can accommodate up to 80 of the couple’s closest friends and family with a dance floor. This room also has an available ocean-view patio for cocktail hour, and it also includes a bar.

Services Offered
The Union Buff Hotel is a place for lodging, eating, and celebrating; the perfect combination for a wedding venue. Providing a fun, relaxed and memorable experience, the staff at the Union Bluff ensure your every detail is seen to. This oceanfront retreat offers many amenities to help on the wedding day and even beyond that. These services include:

  • Event coordinator
  • On-site catering
  • Bar service
  • Hotel room accommodations
  • Vendor relationships
  • House Hurricane centerpiece option
  • Linens
  • Tableware and glassware
  • Pub and Restaurant
  • Beach Acesss

Shauna M

3 out of 5
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  • When my now husband and I booked this venue for our 2020 Wedding back in January of 2019, similarly to the rest of the world, we never could have guessed that COVID-19 would hit in 2020 and devastate not only our nation but the whole world! When we met Darlene, the Union Bluff (UB) event Coordinator in 2019, she was wonderful and so was the venue and her suggestions for nearby vendors...however, when COVID struck our dealings with Darlene and the UB quickly became nothing but stressful! We had put down over $5,000 worth of deposits towards our wedding and reception with the UB at this point and our potential guest count limit of 200 was being cut to 50 guests due to COVID Precautions by the State of Maine. We understood these precautions of course, however, what we did not feel was reasonable was that the UB refused to refund any portion of our deposit given the extreme circumstances which were COVID despite the fact that every other couple we spoke with getting married at other venue... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for pointing out how flexible we tried being. To clarify, option 2 did have reduced food and beverage minimums, not the original as stated. We also offered to host the rehearsal dinner in place of the reception as planned and ceremony the next day. As noted, we do put a lot of time and commitment into our couples from the moment they start planning with us; not just on the wedding day. That, unfortunately, comes at a monetary cost to us, and combined with the fact that we remove your wedding date from the market, is why we clearly state all deposits are non-refundable both prior to booking and in your contract. We are sorry your plans changed but hope your reception was wonderful! We wish you all the best!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,300.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,300.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 20.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Beach, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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