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MARIO AND REBECCA'S WEDDING

May, 2009 in Portland

"Getting married in Portland was amazing! Old Port provided great scenery, activities, backdrop for pictures, and restaurants and lodging for guests. We sacrificed very little and only ended up spending around $12K for a wedding with about 65 guests. We were both very happy!"

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Ceremony: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Reception: Bull Feeney's

Ceremony:

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

133 Pleasant St
Portland, ME, United States

"Excellent! The priest was great, very easy to work with - even refereed some very heated discussions with the Greek relatives who didn't feel the wedding was 'Greek enough'."

Reception:

Bull Feeney's

375 Fore St
Portland, ME, United States

"While they tried hard, the event manager wasn't really on top of things during the planning process which caused a lot of distress. The space was great, perfect for our 60 something guests. The music was not set up to play through all spaces though - very dissapointing. Main meal - which we served as a buffet - was good, not fantastic, but good. Appetizers, from what I can tell (we weren't there while they were being passed, but my bridesmaid left me a plate) were ok. And the way they were displayed - not good."

Hotel:

Eastland Park Hotel

157 High St
Portland, ME, United States

"Experiences varied by guest. The rooms are in various stages of renovations and some were downright dirty. My room that I stayed in the night before the wedding with one of my bridemaids was gross. Staff was very helpful though and didn't seem to mind being overrun by Greeks!"

Hotel:

Portland Regency Hotel

20 Milk St
Portland, ME, United States

"Amazing! Our suite was fantastic, the location was great, staff was wonderful!"

Restaurant:

Fore Play Sports Pub

436 Fore St
Portland, ME, United States

"Mario and I visited this casual bar on our vistin in February - it was awesome! Low key, cheap fried food and strong drinks, and a great juke box - what more can you ask for? Oh! They also had a Wii set up for patrons to play."

Restaurant:

Portland Lobster Company

180 Commercial St
Portland, ME, United States

"Site of our Save the date picture. Great lobster rolls with an outdoor deck - perfect lunch spot!"

Restaurant:

Vignola

10 Dana St
Portland, ME, United States

"Upscale wine and cheese and a limited italian menu. Nice space an open late!"

Attraction:

L.L. Bean Flagship Store

95 Main St.
Freeport, ME, United States

"What's a visit to Maine without visiting LL Bean?!?! You can also rake in the bargains at all the outlet shops in Freeport. Take it from me, Rebecca, there are no other outlet centers like it."

Attraction:

Lucky Catch Lobster

41 Union St
Portland, ME, United States

"Never been lobstering?? You've got to try it! It's wicked fun! Rebecca has been on the Lucky Catch - the crew was great, no hassle, no reservations needed. Walk down to the harbor, purchase a ticket and off you go! Don't forget the camera!"

Attraction:

Maine Mall

364 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME, United States

"It's a mall, nothing special, but you never know when you might need one!"

Attraction:

Museum Portland Head Light

1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

"This lighthouse has a white conical tower, a charming Victorian keeper's house with a rambling red roof and eyebrow eves on the porch, a commanding setting at the southwest entrance to Portland harbor, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Commissioned by George Washington and dedicated by the Marquis de Lafayette, it is the state's oldest lighthouse and one of its most beloved, with a well-appointed museum in the former keeper's house. It sits in Fort Williams Park, off Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth. Parking is free although there's a small charge for the museum. Many Casco Bay boat tours pass this light; there is also a bus tour to the lighthouse."

Attraction:

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Sq
Portland, ME, United States

"Discover three centuries of art and architecture at the Portland Museum of Art. Explore the Museum's collection of fine and decorative arts housed in three architecturally significant buildings. Experience the artistic heritage of Maine and the United States through the work of world-class artists."

Attraction:

Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St
Portland, ME, United States

"Rebecca remembers going here as a kid. Victoria Mansion is an outstanding example of nineteenth-century American architecture and design. With remarkably intact original interiors and decorations, it survives as a unique example of the princely palaces created for America's wealthiest citizens in the pre-Civil War era. Also known as the Morse-Libby House, the Mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 for Ruggles Sylvester Morse and his wife, Olive Ring Merrill Morse. A native of Maine, Morse made his fortune as the proprietor of luxury hotels in New Orleans during the 1850s. His experience as a hotelier shaped his taste in design, and when the time came to build a summer home, he sought out some of the nation's leading designers including Gustave Herter and Henry Austin."

Attraction:

Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate

32 Independence Dr
Freeport, ME, United States

"Wilbur's of Maine makes the finest Chocolate Covered Blueberries and Cranberries in the World. Also, made at Wilbur's is the famous Chocolate Moose. Turtles, truffles, and almost anything you can imagine that can be made in chocolate can be found at their three stores. 32 Independence Drive and 13 Bow Street in Freeport, and in the Tontine Mall in Brunswick."

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