Your Wedding Flowers – Tips and Ideas

Our guest post this week comes from Laurie Ouellette, owner of Sweet Pea Designs in Lewiston. Planning weddings and designing floral arrangements for over ten years, and having worked events at most Maine wedding venues, Laurie is especially loved by her clients and creates truly gorgeous floral designs. She has provided amazing floral designs for […]

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The Scoop on Your Wedding Meal

Today’s post is by Ashli Campbell of Blue Elephant Catering. Blue Elephant is one of the preferred vendors for the Agora Grand Event Center — they have outstanding food and service. I asked Ashli a few questions about catering that would be helpful to our brides. What are the current trends in catering? New trends […]

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Don’t Trim That Guest List! Read This First…

Your wedding is possibly the most important day of your life — and who attends your wedding is a big decision. Most people know or have close ties with 50-200 people, which means between you and your partner, there might be 75-400 people who are really important to you. In determining your guest list — […]

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Don’t Forget! Planning the Details of your Elegant Destination Wedding

Details matter! Planning your wedding may be the most fun you’ll ever have. There are lots and lots of details to consider, so don’t get overwhelmed by them… indulge in them!! Planning an elegant and luxurious wedding ceremony and reception, particularly if it’s a destination wedding, requires thinking about every element of the event from […]

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How Much Do Maine Wedding Venues Cost?

You want the wedding of your dreams, but you also have to fit it within your budget! One of the first questions a bride asks is how much a wedding venue costs. Unfortunately, there’s not very good guidance on how to price wedding venues in Maine. For example, TheKnot famously posts on the average cost […]

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Buffet or Plated Meal — That is the Question

Our clients often ask us what’s the best meal option for an elegant, luxurious wedding reception. Traditionally, a high-end wedding would offer a plated meal and open bar service to all guests, while buffets were reminiscent of inexpensive weddings in banquet halls. Not anymore. Today, more and more “show” weddings are offering delicious buffets from […]

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Take Advantage of Your All-Inclusive Wedding Package

The Agora Grand Event Center is an all-inclusive luxury wedding venue in central-southern Maine, perfect for an elegant destination wedding. Created from a former church, the Agora Grand offers modern amenities infused in the traditional, historic ambiance of a beautiful New England church. Reduce the stress of planning your wedding from a distance by taking […]

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How to Open a New Wedding Venue from an Old Church

Welcome to our first blog post! We have been so touched by those who’ve been a part of creating the Agora Grand Event Center and by those who have entrusted us to host their weddings and celebrations. So we wanted to keep you in the loop and provide some useful information, wedding tips, and just […]

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