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Maine Bachelor(ette) Party Ideas

There are many parts to wedding planning, and the bachelor or bachelorette parties are an important piece of the puzzle. You want your party to be just as memorable as your wedding day, with quality time spent alongside your closest friends.

Out of the many choices for your bachelor or bachelorette festivities, you’ve chosen the beautiful state of Maine. Wondering how to make the most of your visit with your wedding party? Here are seven unforgettable Maine destinations that each offer their own unique set of activities.

  1. Portland
  2. Kennebunkport
  3. York
  4. Cape Elizabeth
  5. Bethel
  6. Bar Harbor
  7. Bangor


Portland is one of Maine’s biggest cities, offering a variety of neighborhoods to explore and local establishments to visit.

All around Portland, you’ll find craft breweries and distilleries, concert venues, waterfront paths, incredible restaurants, and so much more. If you’re interested in the traditional bachelor or bachelorette party filled with nightlife and revelry, you won’t be disappointed by what Portland has to offer.


Kennebunkport may seem like a quiet coastal town along the Pacific, but it’s much more than that. Bachelors and bachelorettes planning their parties can find all kinds of brewery and winery tours, unique local art galleries, and places to shop.

Kennebunkport is also the home of several upscale yacht clubs where visitors travel from all over the country to enjoy the gorgeous Maine coast. If partying on a yacht along a scenic coastline sounds like your kind of celebration, you may find exactly what you’re looking for in Kennebunkport.


You won’t find more charm and warmth in a Maine town than in York, which features many of the amenities of larger cities along with a sense of tight-knit community that only a smaller town can have. Bachelors and bachelorettes who enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring will love their visit to York.

There are so many unique places to stay, eat, drink, shop, and more in York, not to mention some of the best beaches in the state. A summer bachelor or bachelorette party in York will have no shortage of sunny days spent on the sand. Also, the town is conveniently located near some of Maine’s other popular destinations, including Portsmouth, Kennebunkport, and Ogunquit.

Cape Elizabeth

Maine cities and towns have no shortage of stunning ocean views and refreshing sea air, and Cape Elizabeth is a perfect example of this very experience. You’ll truly feel like you’re in another world as you watch the waves crash on the bluffs. This is a piece of natural beauty that can be enjoyed no matter the season.

Some popular activities in Cape Elizabeth include taking scenic walks and hikes in Crescent Beach State Park or getting out on the water with Casco Bay Catamaran Adventures. Your party of bridesmaids or groomsmen will feel relaxed and renewed as they take in the beautiful scenery, including the iconic Portland Head Light.


What if you’re planning a wintertime bachelor or bachelorette trip? Maine is home to many popular skiing and snowboarding destinations, such as Bethel. In this town, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of cozy wood cabins to rent with your party and book some time on the slopes on nearby Mount Abram.

With a total of 34 trails, 10 of which have an easy rating for beginners, you and your closest friends and family are sure to have a blast on the snow. The natural areas in and around Bethel are equally stunning in the summertime, when many of the local skiing or snowboarding areas become hiking trails and zipline tours.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a bustling little city along the coast of Maine that has lots to offer its visitors. If you and your bridal party are interested in an unforgettable hike, it’s easy to access nearby trails like the Ocean Trail with the free Island Explorer shuttle bus.

You’ll have a great view of the local aquatic wildlife when you stay in Bar Harbor. During your trips to the beach or excursions on a party barge, keep an eye out for dolphins, otters, and even whales in the sparkling waters below.


With a convenient location near Acadia National Park, Bangor is a prime destination for grooms or brides-to-be who love the great outdoors. This park is home to countless trails that vary in difficulty and length, so you can easily fit your nature adventure into your itinerary.

If you visit during winter, many of these trails offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are many spots in Bangor to grab some authentic Maine cuisine, including Eagles Nest Restaurant.

Make Memories to Last a Lifetime in Maine

With so many options of places to go in Maine, you’re sure to have an unforgettable bachelor or bachelorette party. Just make sure you plan enough time in your stay to enjoy all of the activities your destination has to offer!

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