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Weddings on Cow Island
Weddings at Rippleffect
Weddings at Rippleffect


Looking for a romantic and unique setting for your special day? Celebrate your wedding on our beautiful Island. A boat ride from Portland’s historic waterfront brings you and your guests to Cow Island in Maine’s scenic Casco Bay where your special day becomes a unique and memorable experience. Imagine exchanging your vows in our intimate Oak Grove as you look to Casco Bay.

Our secluded island has become a popular venue for the perfect destination wedding. We will take care of wedding details from rentals to transportation to catering. Wedding activities can include sea kayaking, use of our 400′ zip line, and the option for overnight accommodations for your wedding guests.


Our highly acclaimed chef will cater the reception based on your food desires. Choose a sumptuous lobster dinner or design your own unique menu with our culinary staff.

We are very proud of our food service. We use only the freshest and most local food we can find.

Please click here for a sampling of our wedding menu options

The Island Site

We have a number of locations on the island that would provide a great location for the wedding ceremony or the reception. The views around the island are spectacular. We have event tents set up throughout the island, enabling you to customize your wedding experience based on which area you most prefer.

Cow Island is also the site of a 101-year-old fort called Fort Lyon. The original bunkers remain and are still used by Rippleffect. We have converted the island into a fully equipped eco-retreat and power the entire island with electricity generated from our solar panels. For more information about our Cow Island facility, please click here.

We provide tours of the facility so you can see for yourself the allure of the island.


The cost of an all-inclusive wedding on Cow Island includes:

  • Event tents, tables and chairs
  • Linen, flatware and glasses
  • Transportation for guests
  • Transportation for wedding party for rehearsal gathering
  • Rustic overnight accommodations for 40 guests*
  • Adventure activities package for reception (This may include sea kayaking, zip-line, climbing wall, and lawn games)
  • Use of all of the island beaches and event sites

*There is no extra cost for the accommodation, but there is a food service charge for breakfast the next morning or dinner the night before. We ask for a minimum of 20 guests for this food service option.


You provide:

  • Bar Service*
  • Flowers / Table decorations
  • Wedding cake

*Rippleffect does not a hold a liquor license to serve alcohol on Cow Island.  Wedding parties are responsible for contracting with an insured, license, and  Rippleffect approved catering company for bar service.


For additional information please contact Adam Shepherd, Executive Director, at or call us at (207) 791-7870.