Migis Lodge

30 Migis Lodge Rd,
South Casco, ME 04077
(207) 655-4524
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Average Base Cost: $25,000

Average base cost for a wedding at the Migis Lodge is calculated by figuring a 125person guest list on a Saturday night in May, 2016 using an average per person cost of $160/pp for food and beverage. Please note this does not include the cost for a rehearsal dinner, which is required, or the cost of the rooms (which your guests can pay for directly). Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes service charge and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

 

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is no specific venue fee. You would just be paying a per person fee for food/beverage. General ranges for 2016 are as follows:

  • $130-$185/pp for use of the grounds/food/and other inclusions listed below (100-120 minimum guests depending on day/month)
  • Alcohol is based on consumption, with prices ranging from $4 for a beer, $7 for a mixed drink, and around $20+/ per bottle of wine. You can generally expect guests to consume 3-4 drinks/pp (for the average base cost calculated above I used $28/pp [$7 per cocktail with an average of 4 cocktails per guest]).
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What’s Included: 

  • Use of the grounds for your wedding for 5 1/2 hours.
  • Use of their classic 1936 Chris Craft boat to arrive and depart to/from your ceremony
  • Use of ceremony site
  • Stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • Buffet, sit-down, or stations dinner
  • Flowers on the bar, in the living room, appetizer tables, and bathrooms
  • All china, glassware, and linens

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Extras: There are several required and optional costs for a wedding at the Migis Lodge:

  • You are required to host your rehearsal dinner at the Lodge. Price for that typically range from $50-65/pp.
  • For your wedding reception, you may pay for additional hours at a cost of $750/per hour.
  • All rooms must be rented for your wedding weekend, which guests can pay for directly. Room rates run between $89-$120/night depending on your wedding date.
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Food/Beverage: A sample rehearsal dinner/wedding menu from the Migis Lodge is below:

Rehearsal Dinner:

Pasta with Pesto Dressing

Tomato and Pepper Vinaigrette

Potato Salad

Platter of Assorted Fresh Fruit

Steamers with Broth and Drawn Butter

New England Clam Chowder

Boiled Maine Lobster with Lemon and Drawn Butter

New York Sirloin Steak

Veggie Burgers

Fresh Corn on the Cob

Dinner Rolls

Relish Trays

Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Wedding Menu:

Cocktail Reception Hors D’oeuvres:
Calimyrna Figs stuffed with Chevre and Almonds wrapped in Bacon
Smoked Salmon with Herb Cream Cheese Canapés
Pesto, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese on Toast Points
Duck and Scallion Crépe with an Orange Dipping Sauce
Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Homemade Crostini
Assorted Fruit and Cheese Board

Dinner:
Wild Mushroom and Ginger Soup
Hydroponic Boston Lettuce Salad topped with Maytag Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Sliced Pears, and Toasted Pecans, finished with Honey Lemon Dressing

Guests will have choice of three entrées (pre-order required):
Roasted Tenderloin of Beefwith a Wild Mushroom Duxelle served with a Tarragon and Peppercorn Glaze
Pan-Seared Diver Scallops atop an Herb Beurre Blanc
Vegetarian “Shepherds Pie” Layers of Roasted Vegetables piped with Whipped Potato finished with a Vegetable Demi-Glace

All entrees to be served with
Asparagus, Grilled Yellow Squash, Garlic and Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls with butter
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Dessert
Wedding Cake served with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry

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Photo by Emilie Inc.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: For the ceremony/reception the maximum guest count is 180. However, only a maximum of 120-130 guests can comfortably stay at the lodge.

Bridal Suite: This would be your room.

Parking: Yes

Food Service Type: Buffet, sit-down, or stations dinner

How Will Grandma Get There? There are 35 individual cottage and 6 lodge rooms available for guests to stay at during your wedding weekend (for a maximum of 120-130 guest depending on the desired room arrangements). See above for pricing. Migis Lodge is located approximately 24 miles (43 minutes) from the Portland, ME airport.

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A cottage room at the Migis Lodge.

Party On! Since you will have exclusive use of the property events can go as late as you want (though a charge for additional hours, listed above, might apply).

Check out this gorgeous wedding at the Migis Lodge

The Report:

Migis Lodge, originally known as “National Camps” was built in 1916 by Charles Goodrich. In 1924 it was sold to Charlotte Gulick, who renamed the Lodge “Migis” and co-founded the Campfire Girls (her family still runs the nearby Wohelo Camp for Girls). Several owners and years later, Gene and Grace Porta bought the property in 1968. Their son Tim and his wife Joan manage the property today along with their son Jed. A stay on the property will give you access to the lodge’s canoes, kayaks, sailboats, tennis courts, fitness center, and a nearby golf course among other amenities. Wedding ceremonies typically take place under the pines with Sebago Lake and Western Maine’s mountains in the background, followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing in the lakeside lodge.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I stayed at the Migis Lodge several years ago for a work trip, and I remember every gorgeous detail about it. When I recently heard from a bride who held her wedding there and had nothing but raves for the venue, I instantly recalled the charm and how amazing that location would be for a summer wedding. How much fun would it be to have a summer-camp themed wedding there?! I love that you have the entire property to yourself, and that it’s a one-stop shop as far as having both your rehearsal dinner and wedding at The Lodge. While I wish they offered a per person alcohol price vs. consumption, I think the drinks are priced well enough that it won’t be an issue  If you are thinking of a Maine destination wedding or live close by, this is a must-see.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

10 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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