Maine Beach Wedding & Event Venue

Seven miles of white sand beaches make for spectacular Maine Beach Wedding backdrops. Our vacation rentals are within steps of the ocean, making the homes perfectly situated for getting ready, overnight accommodation, and receptions. Walk a few steps to the beach for your ceremony, and return to the homes for gathering with friends and family. Our venues are also ideal for group gatherings including corporate retreats, family reunions, health and wellness retreats, and more. The properties are certainly large enough for two families to share as well! When rented together, the Cottages, Odessa and Odena sleep up to 65 guests! Individually they sleep 2-24, making Odessa by the Sea Vacation Rentals & Cottages easy to customize for your specific group needs. Frequently we will host a group of guests in the fall or winter time for a long weekend, only to find one or two of these guests booking a weeks’ vacation with their own family in the summertime, a testament to the addictive nature of the surroundings, they keep guests coming back time and time again and are perfect for your special gathering.


Maine Beach Weddings offer a sensible yet elegant solution to the expenses and headaches normally associated with a traditional wedding. Typically, a beach wedding is easier to plan, more intimate in size, and a lot more fun for everyone.

Follow the permitting process outlined below for beach weddings, then bring your own officiant and you’re all set for a fun, affordable Old Orchard Beach wedding! The town of Old Orchard has 3 permits for events available, you’ll also need a marriage license. Use the info below to learn more:

  • Bonfire Permits are for groups of less than 25 people, on the beach. If 25 or more people will be attending, you must fill out the Special Event Permit application. Bonfires on the beach are a great addition to any event. Download Bonfire Permit (pdf)
  • Wedding Permits are for groups of less than 25 people on the beach. If 25 or more people will be attending, you must fill out the Special Event Permit application. Download Wedding Permit (pdf)
  • Special Event Permits are for any event that will occur on public property, including but not limited to the beach. Download Special Event Permit (pdf)
  • Maine Marriage Licenses: Parties file their intentions to marry at a municipal office. Once the intentions are filed and the license is issued, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State of Maine. The license is valid for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed, more info available here.

Group Retreats

A great retreat has the power to transform no matter if it’s a company retreat to discuss products and processes, a family reunion, or a retreat to transform the mind, body and spirit. Each of our vacation rentals are located near the beach and town – making beach walks, views, and things to do close at hand.

Small groups up to 24 will enjoy the Morrison House or Odena House. Larger groups can rent the Odena, Odessa, and Cottages together for a total of 65 guests, all within 30 yards of each other.

We’re happy to discuss the best options with you depending on your group’s needs. Give us a call to discuss at (207) 934-1081 or email

What our Guests are Saying:

June 2023. 5/5 I hosted a women’s wellness retreat at one of the properties and it was PERFECT! We were 9 women in total – and easily and comfortably could have fit quite a few more. The kitchen is amazing, there is so much space. Each room had it’s purpose. There are so many amenities including tons of kitchen gadgets from waffle maker to kitchen aid mixer – anything you might possibly need. Communicating with the property manager / owner was so easy – they were both very responsive to questions I had. We’ll be back without a doubt!

May 2023. Wedding weekend in OOB. 5/5 This beach rental was rented for our extended wedding weekend for us and our entire wedding party. There isn’t any other place in old orchard beach that could come close to the amazing experience we were able to share while staying there. Between the beautiful location right on the beach, and very small drive to our venue, our wedding weekend was made much more exciting and memorable by renting this beach house. It was extremely clean and offered us plenty of sleeping arrangements. We could not have done better! Thank you to the owners and entire crew that work to keep this house rentable. Great memories were made!

July 2022. 40th Anniversary and family vacation. 5/5 A fantastic place to stay. We have 4 children and there spouses as well as 3 grandchildren. The beach location was perfect and the house easily accommodated everyone. The kitchen was awesome and allowed for multiple cooks at one time to speed up meal preparation. Everyone had an amazing and memorable vacation.

March 2022. Fabulous off-season rental! 5/5. We hosted our staff appreciation party at this property and could not have asked for a more perfect home for everyone to spread out and have a couple wonderful nights! The bedroom were so comfortable as well! It was lovely to be on the beach when it was still quiet! Kate

February 2022. Perfect for our offsite business retreat. 5/5. Made a great place for a business retreat. WiFi worked well and we had plenty of space to spread out. Dan