In the early stages of planning a group event or retreat, it’s crucial to consider available options. Since there are so many factors to consider before settling on an event venue, let us make it a little easier! We compiled five of the most important things to consider before bringing the best creative event planning ideas to life.
Midcoast Maine is the perfect region for hosting a memorable gathering. Here, there are sprawling lawns, ocean vistas, and plenty of top-notch event services available. There are also countless activities and attractions perfect for entertaining large groups! For some of our favorite recommendations, request access to our free Southport Vacation Guide. It’s the best resource for supplementing creative event planning ideas!
5 Things You Need to Bring Creative Event Planning Ideas to Life
1. A Scenic Venue
There are so many reasons to gather your friends or family in Midcoast Maine, but the scenery is one of the most beloved. In Southport, the Maine Coast is visible from every vantage point. Here, lighthouses dot the horizon and sunsets are absolutely stunning! At Newagen Seaside Inn, there are even Adirondack chairs and hammocks that allow guests to mingle at their own pace in the State of Unwind. No matter the type of event, groups delight in our beautiful surroundings.
2. Excellent Dining
What would an event be without great food? It’s always a good idea to consider menus before settling on a venue for a gathering. Luckily, Midcoast Maine is known for its mouthwatering cuisine. Traditional Maine food consists of freshly caught lobster, locally sourced meats, and perfectly seasoned farmstand produce. The Pub is an excellent local hotspot that serves innovative plates made with the finest local ingredients. Plus, this airy venue’s spacious dining room with wraparound windows that overlook the sea create an ideal atmosphere for large groups!
3. Help Planning the Details
Whether a client needs event ideas for college students or wishes to plan a dinner party, our dedicated team of event planners at Newagen Seaside Inn will cover every detail. Do you need corporate event planning ideas? We have those covered, too. Our corporate meeting planner is happy to assist with choosing themes, décor, equipment rentals, entertainment, transportation, and off-site venue selections. The most successful events are those that cover all bases, so relax and let us handle the tough stuff!
4. Fun Activities for Everyone
A gathering in Coastal Maine means becoming immersed in what we enjoy. Groups who visit Newagen Seaside Inn love bonding by boating along the Maine Coast, hiking our beautiful trails, candlepin bowling, playing ping pong and billiards in our game room, swimming in our heated pool, and much more. In the Southport area, there’s even more for groups to do. Enjoy each other’s company while golfing at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, whale watching, touring a lighthouse, or simply strolling through Downtown Boothbay Harbor.
5. On-Property Accommodations
One final factor to consider before choosing an event venue is accommodations. If the event is a retreat, it’s imperative that the venue offers comfortable accommodations that suit everyone’s needs. Newagen Seaside Inn provides 45 different rooms and cottages, so there’s plenty of room for every guest! These spaces were built first and foremost around breathtaking views and furnished around the comfort and enjoyment of its guests, so it’s hard to go wrong staying overnight.
Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport is the best location for bringing creative event planning ideas to life. We provide professional, year-round event coordinators to help plan group gatherings of all types. In addition to the dozens of weddings we help our guests plan, our team is also available to assist in planning family reunions, friend gatherings, special interest retreats, corporate events, and so much more! Booking a gathering on our oceanfront grounds is the best stress-free way to host an unforgettable event.
Ready to get a head start on the planning process? Fill out our Corporate Event or Group Gathering forms and start looking forward to an affair everyone will enjoy!
We’ll send you all of the information you need to get started. We’ll make the process so easy, you’ll want to host gatherings here time and time again!