Best Wedding Day Thanks to YHI!! I wish there were more stars to select! My then fiancé and I decided to have our wedding at the York Harbor Inn (YHI) back in December 2019 after meeting with Paul and falling in love with the gorgeous seaside location. After a few date changes, we were finally able to have the wedding of our dreams this past weekend! Throughout the last almost two years, the staff (Paul, Amy, Bridgit, Cheyenne, and more) have been unbelievably supportive, understanding, and accommodating. They made the entire process a true joy and always told us that our wedding would happen and that it would be great! Honestly because of the York Harbor Inn we had the BEST wedding – the staff made sure all our 100 guests were attended to at all times (including my 93-year-old grandmother). They kept us on time to ensure we had time to chat with each guest and dance too! The Harley Mason reserve made for beautiful ocean front pictures and our guests got to watch the photo session from cocktail hour in the Main Dining Room. We also had an after party at the Ship’s Cellar Pub where we had amazing nachos and were able to spend more time with friends and family. Since our wedding, we have received more compliments about the delicious food, phenomenal service, the beautiful ballroom, and the lovely accommodations from our guests. We would HIGHLY recommend the YHI team to anyone looking to have the wedding of their dreams in beautiful Maine. We can’t wait to go back! ~ Jasmine & Tim, September 2021
Totally incredible! We had the "Lighthouse Package" wedding at Mason Hartley Reserve / York Harbor Inn for our intimate wedding and we are so pleased that we went with this venue. Paul and Amy are both amazing, and even though our wedding was tiny and there would be another wedding the next day, they made us feel like we were the only wedding of the year. The food was absolutely OUT OF THIS WORLD and everyone raved and raved about it. I think our guests really enjoyed being able to choose from a menu at the reception instead of RSVP'ing to a meal a month before. The service staff was very prompt, friendly, and responsive. The hotel accommodations are amazing and everyone who stayed at the hotel loved it. We also had an electric violinist play, and even though the Hillcroft Room isn't huge, the acoustics were perfect for her amp and everyone could still carry on a conversation. This has been such a stressful process planning this but if I had known how well it would have turned out I would not have needed to worry at all! Absolutely no regrets and everything was perfect! ~ Brittany & Joe, August 2021
"The Best Choice in the York Area: On July 12, 2019 we had our reception at the York Harbor Inn, after having our ceremony across the street, overlooking the ocean at the Hartley-Mason Reservation. Cheyenne Wright was our wedding planner/coordinator, and she was amazing. She took us through every step of the process with patience and a treasure trove of information. All of the decisions were ours, of course, but made through her gentle guidance. She became a dear friend through the process. The room where we had the reception was elegant, while not stuffy. We had a smaller wedding (about 40), but they handle larger weddings as well. They worked with us to decorate the facility in just the way we had dreamed. The food was wonderful--everything from the appetizers to the salads, side dishes and amazing entrees. Every one of our guests raved about the York Harbor Inn. Beyond Cheyenne, Paul Gagnon the Guest Services Manager and Greg Silva who oversaw the food and restaurant aspects, were wonderful. I cannot praise the York Harbor Inn enough! Please do not book your wedding in the York/Kittery area without first speaking with Cheyenne!" ~ Lisa & Paul, July 2019
"If you want your day to be perfect... York Harbor Inn: We were a completely travel in/destination wedding. We booked the YHI one year prior to our wedding and only stopped in twice when at home for business travel. Our day was simply perfect. If you want to truly enjoy your day, Cheyenne and Paul are your wedding planners. We had a unique package which was a first for YHI — Morning Ceremony, Brunch, afternoon break, New England Clambake in the evening and after party in the Tavern. Our day ran smoothly, they were amazing with special requests, food was epic, staff is now family, dream team of vendors in their recommended list, nothing but guest compliments, and we all hugged at the end of our weekend. You will not have a single regret if you choose the YHI. We were truly in love with everything from the location, rooms, food, service and recommended vendors. The value you get at the YHI is like nothing you will experience at other venues! Enjoy your day! Don’t miss out on perfection!" ~ Angela & Chris, June 2019
"When Steve and I first met with Cheyenne to tour the YHI, we knew this was the place we had to have our wedding. She was so accommodating with all of our questions/requests, her bubbly personality won us over right away and her sense of humor meshed well with ours. The year long planning process was made so easy by Cheyenne and I loved our frequent email corrispondence. She made me feel I was the only bride, even though I know she works with many yearly. Greg hosted a wonderful tasting for my future, myself and my parents a few months before the wedding. We got to trial the delicious food in an intimate setting. Greg made the entire afternoon fun and was very professional. When we arrived for our wedding weekend, we met with our wedding coordinator trio of Cheyenne, Greg and Paul (day of coordinator). They helped us finalize all details and let us relax the rest of the weekend. Paul was my right hand man the whole day and helped to facilitate timing of the entire day. The whole staff was there at the drop of a hat and so friendly. The food throughout the YHI is another thing to rave about- from the included brunch, lunch at the Ship Cellar pub and our late night munchies at the pub. All of our guests have raved about the food, the atmosphere and the friendly staff at the YHI. We cant wait to come back to visit!" ~ Brittany & Steve, August 2018
"Paul, Cheyenne, Greg, and the whole team at the York Harbor Inn were instrumental in making our wedding day special! They routinely went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible. All we had to do was show up and have fun and we couldn’t have imagined our wedding day any other way From the first time we met Paul at the Inn to take a tour, we knew we were going to choose York Harbor Inn. On top of how beautiful the venue is, the staff truly cares for the people they are helping. From the coordinators, all the way down to the grounds crew and the front desk employees, everyone at the Inn was happy to help us in any way they could. Paul, Cheyenne, and Greg each helped in their own way. Cheyenne helped us throughout the entire planning process, answering questions, preparing things on her end, and making sure all of the puzzle pieces were put together. Paul took over the day before and made sure our day went as close to perfect as possible. And Greg made sure the hall was set and that we had the most delicious food for our special day. We cannot recommend the York Harbor Inn highly enough for your wedding. They really know how to create the most perfect wedding you could imagine!" ~ Emma & Ryan, June 2018
"If you are looking for the perfect waterfront venue in Southern Maine, this is it. We got married at York Harbor Inn (YHI) in July 2017 and had the most incredible experience. Every single thing was perfection. First, let's talk about YHI's #1 asset: their event staff. We chose this venue in large part because the staff, a team of three, has worked together at this venue for years. That speaks volumes in the wedding world. Cheyenne is the friendliest, happiest, bubbliest person you will ever meet. We were in constant contact with her throughout the planning process. She knew our wedding inside and out and helped us all along the way. We wanted to bring in a photobooth in a vintage camper, but needed space to park it and a place to plug it in. I sent a video of the camper over to Cheyenne and she was just as excited about it as we were and came up with a bunch of ways to make it work.
Greg is the banquet manager and amateur videographer extraordinaire! We met Greg at our tasting and talked through all the food with him. Ultimately, we selected the salmon and filet mignon. YHI cooks the food to serve, so your food comes out perfectly cooked and hasn't been sitting under a heat lamp for hours. At the details meeting on Friday, Greg asked if he could make a fun video of our wedding and put it on social media. I'd seen his other videos, so we wholeheartedly agreed. The video he made was so fun!
And then there's Paul. Paul is your day-of, go-to guy. He knows his wedding stuff better than any wedding coordinator I've ever seen (and I've seen my fair share). I plan events for a living and had very little trouble handing over the reigns to him on my wedding day. We also just had SO MUCH FUN working with him. He fit in so well with the humor of our wedding party, family, and friends... you would have thought he was with the crew! He treated us like royalty throughout the weekend (mimosas for the bridal party on Saturday morning!). I can't thank him enough for making us feel so special from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
Notes on the venue itself: we wanted to get married on the ocean, so the Hartley Mason Reserve, a public park across the street from YHI, was ideal. We had a very short ceremony with a lemonade/iced tea/flavored water stand in the park. Our guests loved it! We had the cocktail hour in the main dining room (the appetizers are to die for), and then moved into the ballroom for the reception. The ballroom is decorated very tastefully in gold tones (neutral), with a huge vaulted skylight above the dance floor. We had them string twinkle lights and it looked perfect! And this place is so reasonably priced compared to the others we looked at. You get FAR more than you pay for with YHI. I'm not sure I can speak more highly of this venue and, more importantly, the staff. The staff were just as much a part of this event as my family and friends. YHI needs to do whatever it takes to keep those three around. We will be going back to visit them for years and years to come." ~ Lindsay & Matt, July 2017