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Blue Elephant Events and Catering works with many of the area’s most desirable locations for events. We also have exclusive use of the Thacher-Goodale House in Saco, Maine.
Thacher-Goodale House (ca. 1827) is a beautiful Greek Revival style home on North Street, 20 minutes from Portland. Located in Saco's beautiful historic district, the house offers large lawns shielded by trees and two front parlors that can comfortably seat forty five guests.
The renovated barn includes a cozy second floor library that can accommodate parties of up to sixty guests. More recently known as the Crown & Anchor Inn, Thacher-Goodale House is now privately owned, and available once again for private events exclusively through Blue Elephant Events and Catering.

Blue Elephant also works with many other facilities throughout the greater Portland area and beyond, including:

Highlander's Garden
Highlander's Garden is an experienced landscape design company with a turn of the century New England farmhouse located in the heart of Saco, Maine. Offering unique and secluded garden spaces for small intimate ceremonies to large events for hundreds, the facility is the perfect location for your next special event.
15 Tasker Street, Saco, Maine 04072, 207-283-1034
www.highlandersgarden.com

Angel of the Berwicks at Hurd Manor
Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer! Minutes from Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, Maine, this beautifully restored Victorian offers secluded and elegant lodging and event spaces for wedding receptions, baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and much more. This gem of southern Maine will make the perfect location for your next special occasion.
2 Elm Street; North Berwick, Maine 03906, 207-676-2133
www.angeloftheberwicks.com

The Barn on Walnut Hill
Both elegant and simple, The Barn on Walnut Hill is a turn-of-century farmhouse and bar located on four beautiful estate-like acers in North Yarmouth, Maine. Offering a uniqe event space and gracious accomadations, this exciting new venue is perfect for wedding receptions, corporate outings, and private functions of all kinds.
655 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth, Maine 04097, 207-650-8893
www.thebarnonwalnuthill.com

Biddeford-Saco Country Club
The Biddeford-Saco Country Club is the perfect place for intimate dinner parties, wedding receptions, class reunions, and other social events. Enjoy intimate dinners for up to 30 people next to the fireplace in the Club Room. The Clubhouse ballroom can hold up to 125 guests for private functions in both indoor and outdoor settings overlooking an original golf course design by Donald Ross in 1921. Blue Elephant Events and Catering is proud to be the exclusive caterer at Biddeford-Saco Country Club. Give us a call if you would like more information!
101 Orchard Road, Saco, Maine, 04072, 207-282-9892
http://www.biddefordsacocountryclub.com/

Camp Kecha
Beautiufl Camp Ketcha in Scarborough, ME is available year-round with open spaces which allow you to create an event as elegant or as casual as you want it to be. Ideal for an intimate party, large wedding receptions, or anything in between, Camp Ketcha offers a Great Room featuring 30' ceilings, a large stone fireplace, and space for seating for up to 150 guests. The adjoining conference room is perfect for a pre-reception cocktail hour. The adjacent grounds offer an outdoor pavillion with space for 130, and an outdoor stage for music and dancing. Call Blue Elephant for more information about this great space!
336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074, 207-883-8977
http://www.campketcha.com/facility-rentals/

Cliffside Lodge
Make Cliffside Lodge the place for your upcoming wedding reception, family gathering, or corporate retreat! With space accomadating up to 125 guests, Cliffisde Lodge offers eleegantly rustic, secluded event spaces, as well as overnight accomadations for up to 20 guests. Towering pines, dramatic rock outcroppings, and a view of secluded Worthley Pond create an atmosphere for Cliffside Lodge that is both tranquil and invigorating. The lodge itself features generous porches suitable for outdoor receptions, quiet collaboration or just gazing at the stars. Located just 45 minutes from Portland, Cliffside Lodge could be the perfect spot for your upcoming event.
200 Verrill Road Poland Spring, Maine 04274, 207-998-4777
http://www.cliffsidemaine.com/

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Blue Elephant Events and Catering is thrilled to announce its new status as an exclusive caterer at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens!At Costal Maine Botanical Gardens you'll find fantastic spaces for your upcoming ceremony or reception, at New England's newest and largest botanical garden, located along tranquil tidal waterfront in the mid-coast Maine community of Boothbay. There are many outdoor gardents to choose from for you ceremony, as well as both indoor and outdoor reception sites. The Cleaver Event Lawn & Garden is a large and open expanse of lawn used especially for wedding rentals. Mixed borders of trees, shrubs, and perennials surround the area, offering natural decoration and privacy. The shingle-style visitor's center provides indoor rental space the includes the Kitchen Garden Cafe plus the Burpee Kitchen Garden and Cafe Terrace. Blue Elephant looks forward to working with you at this wonderful facility!
12 Beach Street, Saco, Maine, 04072, 207-283-3771
www.mainegardens.org/home/

Ducktrap Retreat
Blue Elephant Events and Catering is thrilled to announce its new status as a preferred caterer at Ducktrap Retreat! Nestled on the edge of Camden Hills in Lincolnville, Ducktrap Retreat is a luxurious private lodge and cabins that will offer you an extraordinary and memorable Maine wedding. Appearing like a resort, but offered as a private estate, the property's Ducktrap Retreat Lodge offers a space for weddings for up to 200 people. The Lodge has an expansive mahogany floor, wall of glass windows, a natural Maine stone fireplace, and a 40 foot by 50 foot fixed tent over one of Maine's largest wooden outside decks. Combined with the wonderful natural elements of Maine with the luxuriousness you desire for you and your wedding guests - the Ducktrap Retreat Lodge is a great place to create your wedding memories. Contact Blue Elephant for photos from events we have done at Ducktrap in the past, and for ideas for the future!
32 Whitney Rd, Lincolnville, ME 04849, 800.498.6367
http://ducktrapretreat.com/

Emmons Preserve
Part of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Emmons Preserve is located in Kennebunkport, Maine. This intimate outdoor setting is large and airy and hidden behind walls of beautiful mature trees. The new facility offers cozy space for smaller parties, with a large stone fireplace, new restroom and kitchen facilities, and ample parking. For more information, visit www.kennebunklandtrust.org .
56 Gravelly Brook Road, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046, .207.967.3465
http://kporttrust.org/

First Parish Congregational Church
First Parish Congregational Church at the corner of Main and Beach Streets in Saco offers a variety of spaces for rent. The Sanctuary has seating for up to 400 people for functions such as weddings, funerals, concerts, lectures or other approved events. The Fellowship Hall has seating for up to 100 people and can be divided into smaller areas with a full height folding partition for business meetings, receptions, social events, dinners, reunions or other approved events. In addition, state-of-the-art audio/visual systems are available for use with fees determined by the level of technical needs required.
12 Beach Street, Saco, Maine, 04072, 207-283-3771
www.firstparishsaco.org/

High Mountain Hall
Located a few hundred yards from Camden Harbor, Harbor Park and Bok Amphitheater, High Mountain Hall is a beautifully restored Greek revival building, with a vaulted ceiling. Renovated completely in 2008, High Mountain Hall has easy access for people with disabilities, including a ramp into the building and an elevator to the second floor. Whether you are planning a wedding celebration, a yoga workshop, musical performance, or inspirational lecture, the hand-hewn beams, lighting, and arched alcoves create a lovely setting for your event.
5 Mountain Street, PO Box 1366, Camden, Maine 04843, 207-236-0003
www.highmountainhall.com

Kingsley Pines
Located on beautiful Panther Pond, Kingsley Pines is a breathtaking setting for weddings during the spring and fall. Kingsley Pines is a truly unique private facility allowing you to create a custom wedding or corporate outing. The extensive campus features expansive sandy waterfront, multiple grass playing fields, and traditional cabins and lodges to accommodate groups of all sizes. Kingsley Pines welcomes one group at a time, and availability is limited. For more information, contact Drew Taylor at 655.7181.
51 Coughlan Cove Road, Raymond, Maine, 04071, 207-655-7181
www.kingsleypinesevents.com

The Kymara Gallery
Located in a brilliant unfinished former textile mill in Biddeford Maine, The Kymara Gallery features a revolving exhibit series featuring artists from around the world. Recent exhibits have included works by Chris Lynch, Bibbe Hansen, Ultra Violet, Billy Name and others. The raw gallery space features hardwood floors, brick walls and impossibly high ceilings with windows facing the Saco river. The possibilities are endless in this unique space! Blue Elephant Events and Catering is proud to be the exclusive caterer at the Kymara Gallery. For more information, contact Blue Elephant at 281.3070.
2 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine, 04005, 207-967-5773
www.kymaragallery.com

Laudholm Farm
Treasure memories of a very special wedding! Consider southern Maine's coastal gem, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Make a little history of your own on a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Host your wedding and recepion or other event on the expansive lawns of Laudholm Farm, which includes an auditorium with plenty of catering workspace and a full kitchen, and one of southern Maine's most beautifully restored barns.
342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells ME 04090, 207-646-4521
www.wellsreserve.org

The Masonic Temple of Portland
Blue Elephant Events and Catering is thrilled to announce its new exclusive relationship with The Masonic Temple of Portland! The Temple is a fantastic building located at 415 Congress Street, and features multiple rooms on several floors for your next special event. Built in 1911, the Temple features original artwork, furniture, stained glass, and original marble accents throughout. We very much look forward to working with you on your next special event at The Masonic Temple of Portland! Contact Blue Elephant Events and Catering for more information.
415 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101.
www.masonicblue.com

Ocean Gate Resort
Blue Elephant Events and Catering is excited to announce a new exclusive relationship with Ocean Gate Resort in Boothbay Harbor! After catering at Ocean Gate in 2008, we are thrilled to join Blue Elephant with this spectacular venue. Ocean Gate offers a secluded waterfront gazebo for wedding ceremonies and a comfortable reception area with both indoor and outdoor areas for your guests to gather.The resort is situated on 45 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and the resort includes 8 buildings that house 66 guest rooms many of which offer stunning ocean views. Recreational opportunities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness room, miniature golf course, a stocked fishing pond, hiking trails, children�s playground, and tennis and basketball courts. A private dock is home to canoes, kayaks and row boats.Ocean Gate Resort is open May through October, and is located 2.5 miles from downtown Boothbay Harbor. Blue Elephant looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Ocean Gate Resort!
70 Ocean Gate Road, Southport, Maine, 04576, 800-221-5924
www.oceangateinn.com

Ocean Gateway Terminal
Blue Elephant Events and Catering is thrilled to announce its new relationship with Ocean Gateway in downtown Portland, Maine! Designed to resemble the prow of a ship, Ocean Gateway reaches into Casco Bay and welcomes Portland's cruise ship visitorsmand provides breathtaking event space for private rentals. Convieniently located near Portland's Old Port neighborhood, Ocean Gateway offers elegant event space and panoramic views of Casco Bay and its islands for wedding receptions, corporate events, and other private functions. We are excited to offer this venue to our clients - give us a call for more information!
Commercial Street, Portland, Maine, 207-874-8200
www.oceangatewaymaine.com

One Longfellow Square
One Longfellow Square offers competitive rates and excellent services for all kinds of rental events.The room is very versatile and can be easily converted from a professional 200 seat capacity performance theatre to an open hardwood floor auditorium suitable for dances, films, meetings, or parties. One Longfellow Square is also a beautiful space for an intimate wedding, bearing in mind that additional furniture reduces the capacity to about 90 people.
181 State Street Portland, Maine 04101, 207-761-1757
onelongfellowsquare.com

The Portland Company
Blue Elephant is excited to announce its new relationship with The Portland Company! Located in Portland�s historic Old Port, the Portland Company offers breathtaking views of Portland Harbor, rustic warehouse event spaces and seating for up to 120 guests. The Portland Company is also completely handicapped accessible. Check out the photos above, and contact us if you would like to hear more about this exciting space!
58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207.774.1067
http://www.portlandcompany.com/

The Salt Institute
Founded in 1973, the Salt Institute teaches students how to become writers, photographers, and -most of all - ethical storytellers. Now located at 561 Congress Street, Salt is now available for private social and corporate rentals. Offering beautiful gallery spaces and even a/v equipment (sound system, LCD projector and screet, etc.) at extremely reasonable rates, Salt is going to a big part of Portland�s event scene.
561 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101, 207-761-0660
www.salt.edu

Victoria Mansion
Blue Elephant is excited to be working with one of Portland's most spectacular examples of pre-Civil War era residential architecture: Victoria Mansion. This spectacular former home (featuring extraordinary well-preserved interiors and furnishings) and surrounding lawns offer an elegant setting for corporate and private parties, and self-guided tours for your guests are included as part of the rental. Conveniently located in Portland's Old Port, Victoria Mansion offers a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.Blue Elephant Events and Catering is proud to be the preferred caterer for Victoria Mansion
109 Danforth Street, Portland Maine, 04101, 207-772-4841
www.victoriamansion.org

Village By The Sea
Blue Elephant is thrilled in October 2012 to annouce its new partnership with Village By The Sea in Wells, Maine! Exceptional and affordable wedding receptions with beautiful large ceremony site. The elegant ballroom will comfortably hold up to 175 people. Additionally Village By the Sean can provide on site wedding ceremonies in its lovely gazebo. Full service resort near the ocean, perfect for destination weddings. In Wells, minutes from world famous Kennebunkport and picturesque Ogunquit. Guests enjoy One and Two-Bedroom Suites with pools, hot tub, game room, and fitness center.
1373 Post Road, P.O. Box 1107, Wells, Maine 04090, 207-646-1100
www.vbts.com

19th Century Willowbrook Village
Blue Elephant Events is thrilled to announce its new relationship with 19th Century Willowbrook Village as the Museum's exclusive caterer and event planner! Willowbrook is a charmingly recreated 19th century village, complete with two historic houses and their barns, a picturesque millpond, a reproduction one room schoolhouse, and park with bandstand. Museum exhibits include horse-drawn sleighs and carriages, an 1849 Concord Stagecoach, a working 1894 carousel, gas engines and interactive exhibits of various trades and tools - blacksmith, broom maker, canoe builder, cooper, cobbler, harness maker, printer, wheelwright and woodworker are just a few of the many exhibits currently on display.19th Century Willowbrook Village offers many great space for your wedding reception or other special event! Expansive lawns dotted with ponds and streams, historic architecture and quite seclusion in an atmosphere of a bygone era will ensure that you and your guests will have a day to remember. Contact Blue Elephant Events and Catering for more information about this great space!
70 Elm Street Newfield, Maine 04056, 207.793.2784
www.willowbrookmuseum.org