The Bar Harbor Club

 
The Bar Harbor Club is an exclusive private club extended to the guests of the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina and its sister property, the West Street Hotel. Operating from May through October, the Bar Harbor Club offers guests additional amenities such as an oceanfront pool, full service spa and much more! The Club also provides event and wedding venues with stunning oceanfront spaces to host parties from 10 to 300 guests.
A wedding ceremony on the grassy lawn

Oceanfront Wedding Venue in Bar Harbor

When saying “I do” to planning your wedding at the Bar Harbor Club, you are also saying “I Do” to romantic oceanfront views. With our on-site wedding planner professionals, you can relax and watch your perfect destination wedding unfold.

The Bar Harbor Club is located right next door to the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina and showcases the pristine nature of Bar Harbor perfect for any wedding venue. The Stotesbury Ballroom can hold up to 300 guests with space for an unforgettable reception with picturesque backgrounds and spectacular grounds. Whether your wedding is intimate or grand, your special day will be one everyone will remember!
View Our Wedding Packages
Submit RFP



A large meeting room with a long table and chairs on each side.

Meeting & Event Spaces in Bar Harbor

Are you looking for event space in Bar Harbor? You came to the right place! The Bar Harbor Club has space for board meetings of 10 to conferences for 300. The Bar Harbor Club was built back in the 1930s where it was once a private playground for the town’s wealthiest summer residents, including the Astors and Rockefellers. Today, the Tudor-styled building evokes a timeless grandeur ideal for once in a lifetime events and successful corporate retreats.

The Club features eight indoor venues that total over 11,000 square feet of event space, an elegant 4,200 square foot Stotesbury Ballroom, and an outdoor patio that overlooks Frenchman Bay. An ample amount of technical equipment is available upon request to ensure the flawless execution of any event.

For events with out of state attendees, guests can stay at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina in luxurious rooms and suites. Downtime for guests will be spent by looking at the stunning views of Frenchman Bay and the surrounding islands of Acadia National Park.

Professional staff from the Bar Harbor Club will assist you in designing a signature event complete with impeccable service and distinctive details that leave a lasting impression.
View Our Banquet Menu
Submit RFP



a large building with a pool in front of it

Amenities of The Bar Harbor Club

The Bar Harbor Club invites you to relax, unwind and socialize with family and friends at our unique, oceanside venue. These special amenities are exclusively available to our guests. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience a summer in Maine!

Pool House

The two-story pool house offers a rich game room and a deluxe locker room to accommodate guests using the beautiful Harborside pool. Jump in, catch some rays, or gather your friends and family to watch the sunset or sunrise! In addition to the expansive oceanfront pool and hot tub at the Club, there is a free-form outdoor pool right here at the Harborside. When you need to recharge, our pool house serves up delicious food and beverages to complement the magnificent ocean views. 

Spa

The Bar Harbor Club Spa is one of the most scenic spas in Maine. The Spa is staffed with trained professionals whose sole objective is to facilitate (through an elaborate menu of therapies and treatments) the total relaxation, absolute comfort and full restoration of self for each spa guest.

Tennis Courts

We know how important it is in tennis to get things right on the first serve… that’s why we offer three outdoor tennis courts right next to the beautiful waters of Frenchman Bay. The Bar Harbor Club also has a state-of-the-art clay court to allow more focus on timing and game strategy, without overstressing your legs or back. Enjoy an unforgettable tennis experience right here on our courts!

Fitness Center

Want to keep up with your fitness routine while on vacation? Our state of the art fitness center offers a diverse array of equipment and private locker rooms. Take advantage of our strength training and cardio equipment to get your workout on.



History of the Bar Harbor Club

J.P. Morgan started construction on the Bar Harbor Club during the stock market crash of 1929. Opening on July 4th, 1930, the waterfront oasis hosted the grandest ball the island had ever seen. The Bar Harbor Club was one a secret playground for the town’s wealthiest summer residents. Joseph Pulitzer, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Edward T. Stotesbury and other movers and shakers of the day were some of the guests. Initiation fees and dues were the easy part of the membership. Events held at the Club included dances, sporting competitions, games, socials, receptions, exhibitions and Sunday buffets. Lavish costume balls and weekly dances were some of the most popular events, the best bands from New York and Philadelphia auditioned yearly.

J.P. Morgan’s utmost importance was the comfort of his guests. Once, he had a granite breakwater built to save his guest’s from spilling drinks on the yacht (called the Corsair).

Membership waned in the 1980s and the Club closed and sat empty until 2009 when it was thoroughly restored. The Tudor-style building continues to serve as the focal point on the famous summer island, providing an oceanside venue for meetings, social functions and amenities that complement the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina.
 

Opal Collection Logo
Uniquely Opal. Uniquely You.
explore