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The Nonantum Resort Reviews, Best Wedding Venues in Portland, Bangor, Presque Isle - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner


5 Stars in all categories

Tony and I are so happy with how everything went on our wedding day! Thank you to all of the staff at The Nonantum for helping us have the perfect day!

We, along with our family and friends, had so much fun! We wouldn't have changed anything!

Everyone at the hotel returned my calls promptly. Our site tour was a lot of fun and exciting! Tim did a great job introducing us and our family to the resort and helping us book our date. Dawn was an absolute pleasure to work with! She made us comfortable with all the decisions and we were so happy with everything! On the big day, she welcomed us with champagne. :)

The staff were very polite and professional! The timing was perfect! The food was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff remembered that I don't eat cheese - awesome. The bartender did a great job with our signature drink! The rooms were beautiful! Very well decorated. 

We will definitely be back next summer! =)

We could not have been happier

We could not have been happier with our experience at the Nonantum.  Dawn was wonderful to work with and made sure that everything was seamless.  She always responded in a prompt manner and was very helpful.  I can't say enough about working with her. 

The food was also outstanding.  We had so many guests compliment it and it was truly one of best meals that I have had at a wedding.

I also want to applaud your vendor recommendation list.  We had Patrick McNamara photograph our wedding based on this list.  We were so unbelievably happy with him and he helped us to get all our other vendors who were all fabulous.

We look forward to visiting the Nonantum for our anniversary.

Emily S.

Exactly what I had envisioned, and more


We can not thank you enough for the spectacular job you and your staff did.  The Nonantum looked gorgeous - exactly what I had envisioned (And more) - and I can not thank you enough for that.  So many of my guests came up to me complimenting the look, the general feeling, the staff and the food!  Always a good feeling! :)  Please give my compliments to the Chef. The food was really outstanding - everyone I spoke to said it was delicious!  

My Mom and I were saying how wonderful it was to work with you!! You made the process so easy and stress free - we really appreciate that!  

Thank you again for all that you did!!  Like I was telling my sisters and mom on Sunday, when they asked if I was okay, now that it is all over... I said there wasn't a thing I would have changed - it was so perfect, nothing would make me want to go back and do it again because it was perfect the first time!  :)  

All the best,
Sarah and Chris

A 5 (Excellent) in every category

I have given Nontanum a 5 (Excellent) on every evaluation category. Here are the reasons-

As we all know, planning a wedding from far away is never fun. While living in Alaska during the entire wedding planning time, Dawn Blystone made it seem so simple and easy that i still cannot believe how everything turned out. Dawn is an extraordinary event manager, i don't think i could asked for a better person to work with. Not only she answered every single one of my emails/calls immediately, she made sure to offer suggestions/recommendation. She always tried to create a picture for me whether it was decor/as simple as where to place a table. I have sent her million emails with little decor pieces/hundreds of questions a day, even multiple emails a day. What i found most comforting is the tone that she set from the very beginning, made me truely believe i can leave it upto her and she will take care of it and SHE DID.

Finally, a week prior to the wedding, i finally got to meet Dawn to hand her all the decor. She made sure to turn my vision into reality on the wedding day. As far as the staff who worked on the wedding day, i have so much appreciation for them that it's impossible to write in words. I never thought it was possible to meet such an amazing group of staff who not only make you feel welcome/they made sure everything looked the way i wanted it to be and more.

Our guests loved the food/atmosphere/how they were treated by the staff. We still can't stop talking about it. My husband and i will try to make a point to come back to Nonantum to celebrate our 1st anniversary and many more occassions, not only because it will always be a special place in our hearts, also because i want to come back to say hello to Dawn and rest of you!

Thank you so much once again.


Truly Magical

Hi Tim,

Our daughter's wedding was truly Magical! So thankful we chose the Nonantum for the ceremony and reception! The food was exceptional and the staff was uber attentive to the Bridal Party and guests! Tim, words are hard to find to express our thanks for such a magnificent wedding!  


The Hayes 

The Personal Touch that makes all the difference

Hi Tim! 

I am writing to let you know that we have decided to choose the Nonantum as our wedding venue. We loved the grounds and services, and we are confident that all the little details offered by the Resort will help build a fun and beautiful celebration. We also appreciate having a chef that will be flexible in catering to a vegetarian family! 

We were so impressed with your hospitality, flexibility, and professionalism. (Out of the 15 venues we visited, you were by far the most enjoyable person to talk to!) 

Thank you very much for everything, we look forward to working with you in the upcoming months!



Thank You!

Wow!  It's a week since the wedding and we are still smiling when we think of it.  We had a Rehearsal Dinner & Meet N Greet...as well as a lovely breakfast on Sunday.  (The wedding itself was incredible!)  I could not have been happier with Dawn.  The entire staff was friendly and helpful, from Dawn to the bellboys, they were great.  I didn't think of Dawn as a salesperson, she really listened to what I wanted and helped me to achieve it.  I was thrilled NOT to feel pushed or pressured into anything that I didn't want!  Under Dawn's supervision the set up for each of the events was just beautiful.  I was expecting picnic benches for our Lobster Bake...and instead found lovely tables, set with linens and surrounded by tikki lights.  It was so elegant, but also informal enough for our occasion.  I was trilled.  The Meet N Greet was also set up beautifully.  I was not expecting the candles, and the dessert table looked fabulous.  The patio was also ready and beautiful on Sunday morning...thank you.  Many guests told us that the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding.  I guess you're getting the picture, I would give all 5's.  From beginning to end, our experience at the Nonantum was a pleasure.  Our thanks to all of your staff, especially to Dawn and Tim, for answering all of my questions an concerns with a smile and for helping to make Ben and Katie's wedding weekend really spectacular.

Debbie Megrian
Thank You

Dawn, We can't thank you (and the Nonantum) for everything you have done.  From the moment we discovered the Nonantum until now we have been 100% pleased.  You have made planning our wedding easy.  I can't believe the lack of stress I experienced.  Thank you so much.

Tia and Tim Beaton
Dear Dawn,

Nancy and I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything you did to make Jessie and Billy's wedding day "PERFECT."  From the lemonade stand to the ceremony, the total set-up of Tent, Tables, Floor, Decorations and on and on, we could not have asked for anything better.

"No" is obviously not in your vocabulary when it comes to requests.  Your only answer was "No Problem" or "Not a Problem" or "Whatever You Want."  Your can do style is very rare these days.  Your management style is also excellent.  We appreciate what you and Tim and your fine staff (arduous workers) did on that special day.  The Nonantum is a special place!  The setting, food, weather and total atmosphere was top-notch.  We have spent the last week receiving compliments regarding, the overall wedding, the Nonantum and you specifically!

Steve and Nancy Meehan