Gay Travel Wedding Destination: Kennebunkport, Maine
Now that gay marriage is legal in Maine, they’ll surely be lots of people flocking to a multitude of picturesque locations throughout the state. One area I visited last June was the towns of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk which is a great place for a wedding, or a honeymoon.
Kennebunkport, Maine is a picturesque New England town located just a short drive south of Portland. While images of George Bush, fresh seafood, and American flags may flash in your head when Kennebunkport is mentioned, you wouldn’t be wrong—it’s a little slice of Norman Rockwell Americana. Of course, the area is famous for the Bush’s summer compound and world-renowned lobster, which is all wrapped together with a big bow of patriotism. Though, if you begin to scratch the surface, Kennebunkport has a whole lot to offer and is actually filled with a truly welcoming summer and year-round population that just may surprise you. Your first glimpse of this may be from the numerous gay-friendly and gay-owned hotels throughout Kennebunkport including Kennebunkport Inn, The Cottages at Cabot Cove, Old Fort Inn and Resort, Tides Beach Club, and the Grand Hotel (all owned by openly gay and handsome hotelier Tim Harrington and his super gay-friendly partner Debra Lennon). We stay at his ultra-stylish Hidden Pond (www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com) where we have our own massive two-bedroom cottage with an outdoor shower located only a mile from Maine’s coast.
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