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Old 07-29-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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We'll be back in Maine this October visiting from Southern California!

Part of the time, we'll be investigating the general business climate within our industry. I currently run a video production company here in Los Angeles, and we produce corporate/commercial, municipal, and wedding/event videos for our clients.

When we re-locate, we'd like to re-establish the wedding videography side of our business first, then begin work on building the commercial side. From what we have been able to ascertain so far, the primary centers of activity for weddings are along the coast, and more specifically, the Mid Coast, and Portland areas; with most weddings occurring May ~ Sept. Our desire is to probably locate somewhere in the Mid Coast area.

Our main questions are:

1) Is our research accurate on (destination) wedding activity being somewhat concentrated in the Portland and Mid-Coast Regions; that is, from Boothbay Harbor up to about Bar Harbor?

2) Are there any other higher-activity areas and locations that we might also focus on as we begin to establish contacts?

Thanks again for any and all insight you may be able to provide!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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Your research sounds accurate,due to destination weddings and weddings aboard vessels. Considering all the coastal inns they make good destination events. If your willing to travel the coast for your jobs you should do well. In winter you could consider focusing on Skiing and the ski resorts some how, i have heard of slope side weddings. Or video to examine & improve or demonstrate technique. Possibly advertising.
If we actually pass same sex marriage this Nov, which is expected to pass...Your opportunities will be even greater.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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Your research sounds accurate,due to destination weddings and weddings aboard vessels. Considering all the coastal inns they make good destination events. If your willing to travel the coast for your jobs you should do well. In winter you could consider focusing on Skiing and the ski resorts some how, i have heard of slope side weddings. Or video to examine & improve or demonstrate technique. Possibly advertising.
If we actually pass same sex marriage this Nov, which is expected to pass...Your opportunities will be even greater.
Thanks, atrixwolfe. Your ideas regarding the weddings aboard vessels and winter destinations were great and appreciated. We hadn't really considered them. We'll also examine the ski-related activities. Slope-side weddings sound cool, er, COLD, but very neat!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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We'll be back in Maine this October visiting from Southern California!

Part of the time, we'll be investigating the general business climate within our industry. I currently run a video production company here in Los Angeles, and we produce corporate/commercial, municipal, and wedding/event videos for our clients.

When we re-locate, we'd like to re-establish the wedding videography side of our business first, then begin work on building the commercial side. From what we have been able to ascertain so far, the primary centers of activity for weddings are along the coast, and more specifically, the Mid Coast, and Portland areas; with most weddings occurring May ~ Sept. Our desire is to probably locate somewhere in the Mid Coast area.

Our main questions are:

1) Is our research accurate on (destination) wedding activity being somewhat concentrated in the Portland and Mid-Coast Regions; that is, from Boothbay Harbor up to about Bar Harbor?

2) Are there any other higher-activity areas and locations that we might also focus on as we begin to establish contacts?

Thanks again for any and all insight you may be able to provide!
one of my fav spots in maine is pemaquid lighthouse-you can drive right to it-and walk on the rocks with the ocean right in front of you and waves crashing on the rocks

to me it would be one the best locations for a wedding
now if someone was wise, theyd partner with the snackbar nearby for lobsterbake dinners under a tent near the lighthouse


or as we did when we were younger, go to sheep island in st johns bay(nearby) and have the lobsterbake there
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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You could try out winter in maine by attending this annual event, its held in Jan/Feb time frame:
Bridal Show and Wedding Expo serving Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Auburn, Freeport on January 7 & 8, 2012
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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one of my fav spots in maine is pemaquid lighthouse-you can drive right to it-and walk on the rocks with the ocean right in front of you and waves crashing on the rocks

to me it would be one the best locations for a wedding
now if someone was wise, theyd partner with the snackbar nearby for lobsterbake dinners under a tent near the lighthouse
That spot is probably responsible for a ton of people deciding to move to Maine. It is wonderful.
You know, I think we'll take your advice and have a chat with the folks in that restaurant next door… Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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You could try out winter in maine by attending this annual event, its held in Jan/Feb time frame:
Bridal Show and Wedding Expo serving Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Auburn, Freeport on January 7 & 8, 2012
Very cool. We had taken a fast look at that organization, and may stop in while we are there as well. We've done a few Bridal shows here in SoCal. (10 hours of standing in one spot… ooooh, my tired feet!)
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