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East Coast Soul's Maine Weddings

Welcome to East Coast Soul’s dedicated page for Maine Weddings! East Coast Soul is a Boston based band regularly traveling to Maine for wedding performances — Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay, Bar Harbor, and beyond! We set up this page to share some of our favorite Maine weddings, and connect with folks looking for Maine wedding bands.

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Maine weddings are truly unique in their flavor, energy, and vibe. Maine wedding bands should be no different. Whether it’s a rustic barn wedding in the woods or on a farm, a classy beach wedding on the coast, or something entirely different, East Coast Soul has been there! Learn more about our approach below!

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You can’t beat Maine…

…and you just can’t beat a beautiful wedding in Maine. There are so many incredible areas of this state, with so many different vibes and energies. Right alongside that is a wonderful variety of wedding venues, each with a unique character of their own. For East Coast Soul, coming out of the bustle of the city and heading to the Maine woods or the Maine coast (we’re not picky) is a treat.

A world class destination, right here in New England

There’s a reason people flock from all over the region (and country) to vacation in Maine, and the same rules apply for weddings. It is absolutely beautiful in Vacationland, and there are few areas that can top it’s pristine beauty, class, and history. We encounter more “destination” weddings to Maine than just about any other state in the entire Northeast, and it’s not hard to understand why!

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Your wedding, your vision

One of the best parts about Maine weddings is the variety of regions to choose from. You might have a love for the deep Maine woods and see your wedding having the same character — no problem. You might have vacationed along the coast as a kid and want to return to the glory days — awesome. Maine’s got it all, it just depends which exit you take off the highway, and you’ve got a huge array of options at your fingertips.

A band experienced in Maine weddings

Regardless of your vision and plans, we want you guys to have a band that has experience with the region and its way of life. After all, not everyone knows you need to leave an extra two hours to get up I-95 on a summer Saturday (haha) but we do! All jokes aside — it’s experience that contributes most of all to a great performance, and we’re with you guys to help deliver that! Talk to us about how we can get involved!

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Our Favorite Maine Wedding Venues

One of the first steps in planning for a Maine wedding is to get a sense of your favorite venues. Although it’s more typical for a venue to be booked first, it’s not uncommon that people reach out to us before booking a location. Our favorite Maine wedding venues are:

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Check out some of our

Maine Weddings

This is just a small sample of all Maine Weddings!
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The Maine Boathouse

August 28th, 2021
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Bald Mountain Camps

September 14th, 2019
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Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

June 8th, 2019
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Broadturn Farm

June 24th, 2018
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Ocean Gateway

April 14th, 2018
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Stone Mountain Arts Center

December 2nd, 2017
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York Harbor Reading Room

September 16th, 2017
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Stone Mountain Arts Center

August 27th, 2016
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Pot & Kettle

September 5th, 2015
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Newagen Seaside Inn

August 14th, 2014

Sebasco Harbor Resort

August 14th, 2014

Our Favorite

Maine Weddings

An inspiring August wedding at the The Maine Boathouse in South Freeport, ME where East Coast Soul's Daptone ensemble definitely made some new best friends!


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Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc, ME

September 14th, 2019

A breathtaking September wedding at the Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc, ME where East Coast Soul's King ensemble had a funky good time that won't soon be forgotten!


A breathtaking June wedding at the Granite Ridge Estate & Barn in Norway, ME where East Coast Soul's King ensemble had a kickass night of music!


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Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, ME

June 24th, 2018

An unreal June wedding at the Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, ME where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a night to remember!


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Ocean Gateway in Portland, ME

April 14th, 2018

A beautiful April wedding at the Ocean Gateway in Portland, ME where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had an amazing time!


An incredible December wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble brought the house down!


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York Harbor Reading Room in York, ME

September 16th, 2017

A stunning September wedding at the York Harbor Reading Room in York, ME where East Coast Soul's King ensemble left everything out on the dance floor!


A charming August wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!


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Pot & Kettle in Bar Harbor, ME

September 5th, 2015

A heartwarming September wedding at the Pot & Kettle in Bar Harbor, ME where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!


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Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, ME

August 14th, 2014

A breathtaking August wedding at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, ME where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble left everything out on the dance floor!


Sebasco Harbor Resort

August 14th, 2014

A charming August at the Sebasco Harbor Resort where East Coast Soul's Daptone ensemble blew the roof off the place!


Testimonials from Maine Weddings

"While I didn't share this with East Coast Soul, I do have a background with event and wedding planning. I have planned and worked on weddings/events for years, and of varying sizes, budgets, themes, and locations. Many brides think that food or the dress makes or breaks the wedding. In reality, it comes down to the music. You want to have music that makes people want to dance (obviously) but also feel like they belong. East Coast Soul BLEW my wedding out of the water! I have seen many wedding bands due to my past planning experience, and ECS were without a doubt the BEST. They completely understood the type of music we were looking for and did a great job curating the perfect playlist of both classic and contemporary music. Half of our wedding guests were from Sweden and they did a great job adding Swedish pop songs to their songlist (ABBA, Robyn). Their sound was tight and they flowed through songs in a smooth - not clunky - manner. One of our wedding guests is a music producer in Europe (Sweden) and stated that it was the single best wedding band he's ever seen. He also knows Robyn and said she would have loved and been very impressed by their rendition of 'Dancing on My Own.' When ECS (KING BAND - 9 pieces) was done performing, guests didn't want to leave because the band brought such wonderful energy. While I know guests won't remember the flowers, hors d'oeurves, or party favors, I know for a fact that they will remember the band as many said the band made the wedding the best wedding they've ever been to. If you're contemplating East Coast Soul, BOOK THEM. You will not only love them, but you will remember them for the rest of your life."

Kathryn (Bride)

Kittery Point, ME
July 16, 2022
"The BEST - Hire them! We cannot say enough about this East Coast Soul! We hired the King ensemble for our small, coastal Maine wedding and they TORE. IT. UP. They kept people on the dance floor all night and ended the evening with some truly epic sing-alongs. We keep getting rave reviews from our guests - "This isn't a regular wedding band - they're incredible," "This feels like going to a concert" and "I'd pay to see this band perform again" many, many times. Even the staff at the venue said they were the best wedding band they've ever seen. Not only were they amazing musicians and performers, they were also total professionals throughout the whole process. From our first meeting with Sean to the final breakdown at the end of the evening, the band was super responsive, easy to work with, and extremely flexible. They seamlessly transitioned from a jazz duo for cocktail hour to an instrumental group for dinner to a full funk/pop powerhouse for the dance party. They can honestly do it all. Do not hesitate - book this band!!"

Abigail (Bride)

New Harbor, ME
June 25, 2022
"East Coast Soul made our already perfect wedding day THAT much more special. They were easy to work with and professional and kept our dance floor PACKED. Guest after guest has told us in the days since our wedding that ECS and STAX was the best band they had every seen at a wedding.. and I have to agree. I can't thank them enough for helping us make our wedding a fun event for everyone."

Lily (Bride)

Stockton Springs, ME
October 9, 2021
"East Coast Soul was awesome! We hired them for a 150 person wedding in Maine and they were great to work with from our initial inquiry through the wedding reception. The band was fantastic and made the wedding celebration so much fun. Would highly recommend!"

Nick (Bride)

Portland, ME
August 28, 2021
"The East Coast Soul King Ensemble performed at our wedding in August and words simply cannot describe how amazing they were! They had everyone on the dance floor all night long, even people who never dance at weddings! In fact, they were so good that my husband and I opted not to take sunset photos because we were enjoying the dancing and performance so much. Special shout out to Darrean and Jamaal, who were the most incredible vocalists we have ever seen live (seriously - so talented!!) Many of our guests told us that they either sounded like the original recordings of songs played or performed even better versions of the songs. Almost 3 weeks later, and many of our guests are still talking about how incredible the band was. Also, Sean and Art were both incredible during every portion of the booking and planning process - they both went above and beyond every step of the way to make sure our music experience exceeded our expectations, and they succeeded in every way possible. Booking the East Coast Soul King Ensemble was the best decision we made for our wedding and we wish we had another excuse to book them again!"

Kelsey (Bride)

Chebeague Island, ME
August 15, 2021
"Describing ECS as incredible would be an understatement! Prior to the wedding, they were helpful/responsive in outlining logistics and developing our agenda for the reception, and throughout the planning process they were remarkably responsive to questions and issues that emerged (much appreciated during COVID uncertainty). As great as they were prior the wedding, the real magic was on the day of. They did a great job providing background music for the ceremony before absolutely blowing us away at the reception. Not only did the band sound amazing, but they put on an unbelievable performance - shock and awe among our guests. Music Quality: A+ "Dancability": A+ Performance: A+ As we were going through our wedding pictures, we came across a panoramic that showed every single guest having a blast on the dance floor - if that's what you're looking for, then this is the band for you."

Braden (Groom)

Kennebunkport, ME
July 31, 2021
"Jumping in on these stellar reviews. Cannot imagine a better band! The talent, the energy., the performance ... they bring it all. The guests LOVED them and were dancing all night... and the professionalism and attention to detail leading up to the event cannot be beat. This is THE BAND!"

Debbie (Bride)

York, ME
July 31, 2021
"ECS is unreal. They are SO MUCH MORE than a band. Not only are they all incredibly talented, they are genuinely kind happy people. Our dance floor was lit because of ECS. Torrence has the voice of an angel and Yuki got in the crowd- people went wild. Do not choose anyone else!! "

Caroline (Bride)

Kennebunkport, ME
October 5, 2019
"So good!!! These guys are so f*king good. Honestly, they absolutely killed it - our guests are still talking about how great the band was. They are responsible and responsive in the planning phase, they are very talented musicians, and they know how to party."

Andrea (Bride)

Center Lovell, ME
August 25, 2019
"East Coast Soul is hands down the best wedding band out there. Their vibe, energy, professionalism and most of all, performance were outstanding! From the moment we chose to work with them, everything ran smoothly. It was a very straightforward process and they worked with us on everything from the ceremony through the reception. We had a string quartet at our ceremony and it really made all the difference. It was beautiful. We had a few of the band members play at the cocktail hour and the vibe was perfect. I can't say enough about the Stax Ensemble at the reception. From the moment they started playing through the end of the night, the dance floor was packed. Their song choices and performance were absolutely amazing and the night was everything we could have imagined and more. Months after the wedding we are still getting compliments on the band and have people telling us they were the best wedding band ever. Highly recommend this fabulous group. Thank you so much, ECS!!!"

Shelby (Bride)

Kennebunk, ME
August 17, 2019
"The BEST wedding band! Not only was the performance truly incredible - they were also super professional and easy to work with. WORTH EVERY PENNY! We had seen a different East Coast Soul ensemble the year prior and made it a priority for our wedding plans. We booked a different ensemble with East Coast Soul than what we had seen before but it didn't matter - they both were OUTSTANDING. The song list to the skill of the performers really exceeded all expectations. People are still talking about how incredible this band was."

Canice (Bride)

New Gloucester, ME
July 6, 2019
"The best wedding band! We were blown away by how great ECS was -- working with them to plan the music for our wedding was so easy and they were really accommodating with all of our special requests. We booked the Stax ensemble and opted for a 6-piece band, and they were fantastic. The mix of music was just what we wanted, and the performance by the vocalists really upped the energy level with our guests. We barely stopped dancing all night and our guests raved about the band. We had them help with the mic/sound for our outdoor ceremony as well, and that was also super easy and smooth. We would highly recommend booking ECS!"

Rachel (Bride)

Scarborough, ME
June 24, 2018
"When you are a destination bride, choosing vendors is stressful and nerve wracking! In selecting East Coast Soul, I basically went off of online reviews, YouTube videos and conversations with the band director (?). I am so glad we chose them and COULD NOT have been happier! Not only was the band director incredibly easy to communicate with, flexible and reliable, the band was outstanding! Everything went according to the questionnaire we filled out a few weeks before and they were lively and high energy. We had a small wedding (75 guests) and I was worried about the dance floor being "dead" the whole time. This was not the case. East Coast Soul did an incredible job keeping everyone dancing!"

Lizzie (Bride)

York, ME
September 16, 2017
"East Coast Soul provided such a wonderful evening! On the evening of the wedding, we were over the moon. Sneaking a listen of the jazz before we were introduced, we were blown away by their talent. While we were so caught in the moments throughout the evening, listening to ECS serenade us was breath taking. People asked all night where we found them and during brunch were stunned by the 'concert' we treated them to the night before. We were so stunned by their flexibility and pure talent throughout the night. I so wish we could have found a way to have them play longer- it was just PERFECT. We hope to attend another wedding with ECS because I cannot wait to be a guest at one of their events and have no responsibilities, but to enjoy the concert and dance floor."

Jourdan (Bride)

Portland, ME
July 16, 2016
"East Coast Soul was the best choice we could have made to make our wedding the success it was! The entire night was a huge dance party, everyone out of their seats just having the best time ever - all thanks to ECS! We had a couple of impromptu speeches and a few twists and turns in the structure of the night, and the band handled them seamlessly - as if it was all planned that way. We had some specific requests around not playing certain verses in select songs, changing up some words here and there and they nailed every request! Additionally, Art was incredibly responsive, which made the planning process super easy and stress-free. We'd highly, highly recommend East Coast Soul if you want an awesome wedding band to make your night amazing! "

Lauren (Bride)

Kennebunkport, ME
August 22, 2015

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