Stone Mountain Weddings - Your Personalized Maine Country Wedding
   
    Plan your wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center
   
   
     

Let us plan a Maine Country Wedding at Stone Mountain Arts Center personalized just for you! Scroll through this page to learn why a Stone Mountain Wedding will be unique and memorable.

Don't miss our Spring Fling Wedding Deal for HUGE savings!

Owner Carol Noonan performs in and produces performances for a living here at Stone Mountain. One of the reasons people travel from all over to come to this unique timber frame facility on the hill is because Carol has a unique talent for presenting a very special event in a very special way.

Your wedding will look beautiful and feel beautiful
... from the music to the flowers.

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Carol has been a florist, a chef, a waitress, a bartender, and for over a decade a national recording artist and renown singer songwriter, and of course most recently a concert producer. Isn't that just what you need? Forget those wedding planners! Carol Noonan knows how to make stars like the Indigo Girls, Judy Collins, John Hiatt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Neville Brothers happy.....your special day is a piece of wedding cake! SMAC as the locals call it, has lots to offer, but the thing that sets us apart from all the other venues is our personal touch. Carol and crew take your wedding very personally and are here to help you through the entire process.

Carol and crew take your wedding very personally and are here to help you through the entire process. We are happy to host all kinds of weddings regardless of religious or sexual orientation...as long as you're in love!

We are happy to say Maine has joined other states in supporting and finally legalizing Gay and Lesbian marriage. Woohoo... it's about time!

 

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To access specific details quickly, these Quick Links will help:

       dot The Facilities
       dot Destination Weddings
       dot Sample Schedule
       dot Wedding Packages
       dot Rehearsal
       dot Food & Beverage
       dot Menu Samples
       dot Package Details
       dot Finances
       dot Early Bird Discount - Save 20%
       dot Favorite Vendors
       dot Note from the Owner

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

     
     
  Stone Mountain Wedding Facilities  
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The Stone Mountain Arts Center boasts two beautiful timber frame barns available year round for your function.

The Maine Room... this is our golden framed main room and concert hall with a raised stage back dropped by a beautiful stand of windows ... perfect for your ceremony. If you would like to have both a ceremony and reception at the Arts Center, the Maine Room will comfortably accommodate 120 to 150. This is where the ceremony and dinner will take place. The ceremony is generally held on the raised stage and theatre-style seating will be arranged for your guests on the main floor with additional seating in the balcony if necessary.

The Maine Room set up for a wedding ceremony and reception

After the ceremony we will change it over for dinner while you are whisked away to ...

The Quisisana Barn... this is literally the party bar. Our 200 year old antique barn with vintage lighting and huge bar. This is where your reception will begin and end. The bar will be open. While you are there, we will change the Maine Room over for dinner. And after dinner you come back for the cake cutting and dancing (photos below by Anne Skidmore Photography).

Dancing in the Quisisana Barn - photos by Anne Skidmore Photography

And with Carol's famous collection of goofy hats, masks, and wigs handy, all your inhibitions go away and the fun begins with colored lights. We strongly suggest you consider a photo booth set up here too. It is great fun. (see Anne Skidmore Photography......she has an awesome help yourself photo booth)

The Green Room... this is where all the stars get ready, and you are no different....comfy couches, bathroom, shower, iron, steamer, mirrors, ...anything to make you look your best for your special day...oh, and a pool table! Nothing like a game of pool to work out those pre-wedding gitters! (please keep in mind the party is upstairs....this room is just for gettin' ready!)

The Buffet Porch... If you choose a buffet style dinner, the very pretty buffet room with old windows from the Crawford House, is located just off the Maine Hall so the food is not part of your picture! It has two entrances so that serving your guests will just takes minutes. This pretty buffet with pottery and colored lights is a fun way to get through the dinner portion of your wedding without infringing too much on your space or party time.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
Small flash photos provided by
Anne Skidmore Photography
and Melissa Koren Photography
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Destination Weddings  
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If you or your family is from away... we'll help you with all the arrangements.
Not living here should not scare you off from getting married here at this special place. Most of our couples do not live locally. We can work that out for you. We work with lots of local inns right nearby that we can work with to arrange a special weekend for you. Maybe stay at a nearby inn, have the rehearsal dinner, an afta wedding party, and big hangover breakfast. It’s really nice to have everyone in one place to gather ... it's a great time to catch up with family and friends you have not seen for awhile, they enjoy a little getaway and time with you, and you get a start on your honeymoon ... so think about that and then just bus to us! If you give us the number of people, how many nights etc, we can work on it for you. And speaking of busses...

Bennet Bus Company....207-925-2190 - Rent a fun school bus and the Bennet's will get your guests to and from safely for a great price!! We trust our kids with him...and people are just big kids when it comes to weddings anyway. I love seeing all the fancy dresses and tuxedos hauling into the bus at the end of the night..AND I know everyone will get back safely! It is just another unique style choice that fits getting married here. But please, they requests that you do not sing, "100 bottles of beer on the wall" !

   

We'll take the work and worry out of planning a destination wedding away.

We will help you with every detail from flowers, photographer, cake, ceremony, and reception to lodging, your rehearsal, and local transportation as needed.

Hannah Babineau, our in-house wedding planner, will even help pin on the boutonnieres and is always on hand for any last minute support needed!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
           
Typical SMAC Wedding Schedule  
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As a result of hosting many weddings, we have found that this schedule sample of a typical SMAC Wedding is most enjoyable for the bride, groom, family and all their guests.

4:00: Ceremony in the Maine Room
Cocktail reception and photos follow in the Quisisana Barn with an open bar of beer and wine until dinnertime and appetizers for your guests. They will be well taken care of while you take your photos.
5:30 - 6:00: Guests invited back into the Maine Room for dinner.
We will welcome you back into the room with a glass of bubbly. Start with a champagne toast, then dinner is served! After dinner move into the Quisisana Barn for your first dance and cake cutting. Music and dancing continue!
10:00: Time to go home....or plan an after party!

     
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
Wedding Packages  
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  Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding Packages...

Well.....every wedding is different, right?
Some of you want to be very hands on...some of you want to be very hands off...some of want to be both hands off and hands on! So we came up with some packages to fit yer different styles and budgets. But we know every wedding is unique .....at least it should be!

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So although the packages are all inclusive to make it easy for you, there is always room for flexibility, and finances are always worth a discussion. And speaking of finances, we also offer an early bird special right now that discounts your wedding a big 20% if the estimated cost of your wedding is paid in full at the time of booking.
That could help with a tight budget.

SPRING FLING Wedding Deal - available in March or April
$150 per person (100 person minimum)

Get married on one of these dates and get a deal of a package for a huge savings!

This package includes:
Of course the two barns, great food, and the table linens, sound system, etc... AND we will also include ...
the cake, DJ, table centerpieces and open bar (beer and wine ) all night!

What? Yes we are completely mad to offer this deal!
Email us or call us for details at 1-207-935-7292.
 

So here are the Stone Mountain packages!

Back to Basics Wedding
: 110.00 per person (min. 85)
"We Do it All" Wedding: 200.00 per person (min. 75)

Maine Country Weddings ...
Click any of these links to view photo galleries of a sampling of past Stone Mountain weddings.

       Kate and Stefan    Erin and Jason          Monica and Jeff
       Jenn and Jason    SarahKat and Ryan's  Steampunk wedding

Call us at 1-207-935-7292 to discuss your wedding plans
and schedule a visit.

 

Wedding cake and cupcakes provided by Vintage Baking Company

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Stone Mountain "Back to Basics" Wedding Package
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We provide the basics, and you provide the Frosting...literally.

110.00 per person
Minimum: 85 people

* Multiple use of our two barns for ceremony and reception including use of our in house tables and chairs, linens, vases, etc.
* Use of stage for ceremony
* Staff and gratuity
* Use of grand piano
* Use of two sound systems in both rooms
* Dinner served buffet style and Appetizers
* Decorating within reason ... we will not plant perennials to match your dress, but we will be glad to help you get the room decorated with your special touches!
* In House Wedding Coordinator: And lastly, the personal touch and planning skills by owner Carol Noonan and her wedding coordinator, Hannah Babineau ... they really know how to throw a party! Hannah will connect with you as much as you need to during the planning process. She will make the process painless. Carol says, "everyone should have a Hannah.... She can even be the officiant to your ceremony. She is terrific and a many of our couples have gotten married here just to work with Hannah! I would humbly say no venue will have someone work this hard for you." (*see below)


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Stone Mountain "We Do It All" Package
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We take care of all of yer wedding needs with this package.

200.00 per person
Minimum: 75 people

*Multiple use of our two barns for ceremony and reception including use of our in house tables and chairs, linens, vases, etc.
* Use of stage for ceremony
* Flower Bundle: by our in house florist Jackie Gardner: 3 Large Floral Arrangements/ Table centerpieces,,,,,Flowers are limited to the usual suspects. Special orders such as calla lilies etc, could be an extra charge.
* Use of grand piano
* Use of two sound systems in both rooms
* Staff and gratuity
* Pre-Dinner Open Bar includes hot and cold appetizers and runs from after the ceremony until dinner begins.
* Dinner served buffet style
* Champagne toast
* Wedding Cake: a two tiered cake for bride and groom and cupcakes for your guests, all prepared by Vintage Baking Company in North Conway. This offering is flexible...maybe you want a pie wedding! Give us yer ideas.
* IN House DJ . Hire one of our pool of good DJ’s ,,,our enginner will be there too to make sure it all sounds great. * To Go Pizza for your ride home and after party (1 pie per 10 people)
* In House Wedding Coordinator: And lastly, the personal touch and planning skills by owner Carol Noonan and her wedding coordinator, Hannah Babineau ... they really know how to throw a party! Hannah will connect with you as much as you need to during the planning process. She will make the process painless. Carol says, "everyone should have a Hannah.... She can even be the officiant to your ceremony. She is terrific and a many of our couples have gotten married here just to work with Hannah! I would humbly say no venue will have someone work this hard for you." (*see below)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Rehearsal: If we do not have an event the night before your wedding, you are welcome to do a rehearsal in the Maine Hall. If there is an event please plan on rehearsing earlier in the day or earlier in the week. Please note that there are no guaranteed rehearsal days or times. We do our best to keep the night before your wedding free, but there maybe a show or another wedding.....so rehearsals have to be arranged accordingly. If nothing is booked the night before your date when you book, and you want to guarantee that is stays open, there is a fee of $1000.00.
   
   
   
   
   
Food & Beverage Details    
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The Food:
We refer to our food as Gourmet Comfort Food.....if you want popovers and Wellington, we are probably not the place for you....but if you want some simple, fun, yummy, really pretty, fresh food we are really good at that. We are all about color and taste...we will not stand a crustacean on a plate to look back at you. But the platter of food that comes out will definitely make you smile. The entrees are usually fish or chicken or a fish and a pork. Expensive seafood or meats would be an additional charge...But let's talk.....nothing is written in stone. Please contact us for our menu ideas, and we are always open to yours, but here is a sample from a recent wedding:

Appetizers:
*Warm Artichoke Dip and Bruchetta with Crostini
*Mediterranean Platter, humus, black olives, feta cheese, roasted peppers, and raw veggies. *Cheese and Fruit with cracker basket
*Choice of Maple Glazed Scallops and Bacon with chili sauce OR Cocktail Shrimp.

Dinner Buffet served with lots of pottery and color. It does not look like those big banquet room buffets..its, humble, pretty, and bountiful. Here are some sample below, but really want to hear from you what you like..what you hate....and then design a wedding menu just for you. Choice of two main courses....here is just a few samples of some wedding requested dishes.
* Garlicky Steak Tips served with a side of Horseradish Cream (guys love these tips)
* Atlantic Salmon with Carol's maple mustard creme (an artist favorite)
* Chicken Kabobs with Sweet Potatoes, rainbow peppers and creamy pesto sauce
* Roasted Salmon with a seasonal salsa
* Pork Tenderloin with maple bourbon sauce
* Pesto and spinach stuffed chicken with a lemon butter sauce

Gotta lot of Vegetarians? *Lauren's famous Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

The Rest of the Buffet....
* Red Potatoes   
* Roasted Garden Veggie Platter
* Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato and Basil Platter
* Fresh Salad Greens with bowls of salad fixins like, goat cheese, blue cheese, glazed pecans,
cukes, tomatoes, berries etc.
* Corn bread
And lastly....we are Irish..we will never run out of food!!!!

Alcohol...
For your open bar our house wines and our beer list will be available. Top shelf wines for the open bar or the table maybe be added at an extra charge. We provide a hefty time for this too, with plenty of staff...no one will wait for a drink....and the “one hour open bar” is a loose term. Usually we keep it going until you come into dinner....which can take longer than an hour, between photos and such. Not to worry..we won;t throw the cash register up in the middle of your cocktail hour.

Stone Mountain Arts Center is licensed to only serve beer and wine. There is no outside liquor may be brought in or leave the premises. Drinking outside the building or in your vehicles is a no-no. Please keep the party inside. In other words we want you to have a good time, but not at the cost of your loved ones and our license. All Maine laws still apply.....even in the country, especially in the country. Our country roads are a challenge as it is. It is our strong suggestion that you hire shuttles or arrange for designated drivers so that all of you can enjoy your special day safely. If you have underagers please let them know they can ruin your night by drinking illegally.....and if you have guests who look young, make sure they bring ID's... everyone looks ten to me now! Basically it is your job to inform your guests of our policies, so the day goes off without a hitch......except of course for you gettin' hitched!
   
   
Buffet Items
A Variety of Items are available
for Dinner served Buffet or
Family-style in lots of pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
     
     
     
Bar in the Quisisana Barn
Bar in the Quisisana Barn

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
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In House Wedding Coordinator::
In-House FloristAnd lastly, the personal touch and planning skills by owner Carol Noonan and her wedding coordinator, Hannah Babineau ... they really know how to throw a party! Hannah will connect with you as much as you need to during the planning process. She will make the process painless. Carol says, "everyone should have a Hannah". She can even be the officiant to your ceremony. She is terrific and a many of our couples have gotten married here just to work with Hannah! I would humbly say no venue will have someone work this hard for you.

Jackie and her Flowers!!:
Jackie Gardner is a great florist and a great person. She is also one of our full time staffers. She lives on Moonset Farm with too many animals and is always happy to have you over to discuss your big day. Regardless of what package you choose, she is really reasonably priced and wicked talented (see flowers right and look for more information at www.moonsetfarms.com).

In-House Wedding Officiant:
Our gal Hannah Babineau, can perform your ceremony for you ... she will look great in your pictures too! She is beautiful on the outside and on the inside and has a voice that will carry over the fullest of rooms. She will spend lots of time to customize your ceremony. We think she’s great.

Need lunch the day of the wedding?:
We can do that for you. We are happy to do a light and affordable lunch for you so you are not running on empty.

Need an Off Site Ceremony?:
There are a number of rural sites that might be perfect for an outside ceremony DIY style. And if it rains of course we are always a nice option..most of our ceremonies are done right here..no bugs, or weather to deal with.

Need a Church?:
The Little White Church in Eaton NH is a gem on Crystal Lake just over the border in NH 15 minutes away.
     

 


 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Finances  
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Deposit: There is 25% deposit required of your estimated wedding cost to reserve the date which will be applied towards your total bill.
Sales Tax: Package prices do not include Maine 8% Sales Tax

Early Bird Special: Prepay the estimated cost of your wedding in full when you book, and receive a 20% discount...WOW!!!...call us at 1-207-935-7292 for details! This is a great discount for you and helps our cash flow towards our never ending list of projects and Honey-Do lists! (This option is not available for modified packages.) Your wedding will be all paid for ahead of time AND you'll get a great discount!

Early Bird Discounts are not available for the Friday Night Package.
(Some exceptions may be made in certain times of year or with a large number of guests at the venue's discression)

Final Payment: Balance due for the event, preferably by check or cash, is to be settled at the end of the event.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
   
   
   
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Photography:
We recommend Anne Skidmore. She is a local gal, and we think she is great. She has done a lot of weddings here and is highly recommended. She knows the area, knows the ins and outs of our venue, and knows how to be get a great shot without being a distraction. You will barely know she is there...and she takes a beautiful photo. But book her early...she is very popular! Email Anne or call her at 603-502-0835. Visit our sample wedding links for a sample of Anne's work.

April Cornell:
They have an outlet store North Conway, NH....if you want a lot of unique table linens, they give us a huge discount....let's talk! Their stuff is gorgeous and we use a lot of their linens here. A nice cafe cloth could be a nice statement draped over a traditional white.

Pianist - Sonny Barbato:
Sonny plays in my band..he is an amazing pianist and accordion player. He played for years in the Copley Plaza Hotel piano bar. ..very old school but he can interpret any song for a ceremony and is great for the dinner hour. He is also an amazing accordion player....he will even stroll. I know again, kinda old school, but I think he is awesome. 617-924-6765

JP/Minister:
Mary Edes is the minister for a local UU Church. But whether you are religious or definitely not, Mary just does the best certemonies..she’s funny, sweet, really gets the couples she works with and can always tailor the ceremony for your style and philosophies.

DJ ... we recommend two great guys:
This guy is very professional and we like him a lot.

* Rob Riccitelli - 207-332-1010
Rob is always our top choice of DJ. He is always professional, really fun to work with, and its not all about him!!! We love him :>) He makes our job easy and that makes your party go smoothly. Years of DJ experience and wow, you can hear him on the radio too! He is a DJ at prestegious WCYY in Portland.
   
Some Vendors We Really Like!
We prefer to do as much in house as possible to make it all go smoothly and easily for you...but if you hire outside vendors, here are few we really like!
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  Note from the Owner  
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While we are in the Music business, not the wedding business, we are all about the ceremony.

The Stone Mountain Arts Center is a very special place to have a fun casual wedding. Lots of big stars have graced our stage. Now it is your turn!!! Call 1-207-935-7292 or send us an email to set up an appointment to see if we are a good fit. I'm auditioning you too ya know!!! That might sound funny, but I really want this to be a good experience for you. If I sense that we can't make you happy, I will not take your hard earned money. Frankly I think you should all elope, save your money and put a down payment on a house.!!!! But I guess if you're reading this, that is already out of the question.

Sooo, hope to hear from you and best wishes for a new future together.

Carol Noonan

     
  Schedule an Appointment:
Call 1-207-935-7292 or
send us an e-mail.
 
   
   
     
     
  Thank you Anne Skidmore, Jason and Erin for use of your wedding photos.  
   
   
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