The Bar Harbor Club

The Bar Harbor Club is a private club offering luxury amenities that are extended exclusively to guests of West Street Hotel and its sister Opal property, the Harborside Hotel, Spa, & Marina. This venue operates from May through October and is an extension of the West Street Hotel, as it offers guests additional amenities to enjoy including a family-friendly oceanfront pool, a full service spa, and more. The Club also serves as the hotel’s event and wedding venue, with stunning oceanfront spaces to host parties from 10 to 300.
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The Best Wedding Venue in Bar Harbor

When you say I DO to planning your Bar Harbor wedding at the Bar Harbor Club, you are saying I DO to romantic oceanfront settings. Take the stress out of planning the perfect destination wedding with access to on-site professionals that provide warm, personalized services.

The Bar Harbor Club is located adjacent to West Street Hotel and offers the perfect wedding venue in a beautiful environment inspired by nature and enhanced by modern technology. The Stotesbury Ballroom can host up to 300 guests an unforgettable reception with spectacular grounds and picturesque backdrops in one of Maine’s most scenic oceanfront locations. Whether your wedding is intimate or grand, your cherished day will be one you and your guests will long remember.
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Meeting & Event Spaces in Bar Harbor

Looking for event spaces in Bar Harbor? Whether it is for a board meeting for 10 or a conference for 300, look no further than the Bar Harbor Club. Originally built in the 1930s, the Bar Harbor Club was once a private playground for the town's wealthiest summer residents, including the Rockefellers and Astors. Now meticulously restored, the Tudor-styled building evokes a timeless grandeur ideal for celebrating signature events and hosting successful corporate retreats.

The Bar Harbor Club features eight indoor venues that total over 11,000 square feet of event space, including the elegant 4,200-square-foot Stotesbury Ballroom, in addition to an expansive outdoor patio that overlooks Frenchman Bay. An extensive array of technical equipment is available upon request to ensure a flawless execution of your unique event.

For events with out-of-state attendees, guests retire to the West Street Hotel’s luxury rooms and suites after the day’s meetings end. Downtime will be savored by event attendees with West Street’s plush, boutique amenities and stunning views of Frenchman Bay and the surrounding islands of Acadia National Park.

The Bar Harbor Club's professional staff will work with you to design a signature event complete with distinctive details and impeccable service that leave a lasting impression.
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Amenities of The Bar Harbor Club

Experience summer in Maine as it’s meant to be enjoyed. Bar Harbor Club invites you to socialize and relax with family and friends at our unique, seaside venue. These amenities are exclusively available to our guests.

Pool House

A stunning two-story Pool House featuring a rich game room and deluxe locker room accommodations accompany our beautiful ocean-side pool. It also serves up delicious food and beverages to complement the magnificent view of the harbor. Take a dip, catch some rays, or gather with family and friends to watch a beautiful sunset. In addition to our expansive oceanfront pool and hot tub, there is a designated children’s splash pool which is a perfect alternative to the adult-only rooftop pool at the West Street Hotel for guests traveling with children.

Spa

The Bar Harbor Club Spa is among one of the most scenic spas in Maine. The Spa's staff are accomplished, seasoned technicians. Their sole objective is to facilitate (through an extensive menu of therapies and treatments), the total relaxation, absolute comfort, and thorough restoration of self for each spa guest.

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Tennis Courts

We know in tennis it’s important to get things right on the first serve… that’s why we offer three outdoor tennis courts, surrounded by the beautiful waters of Frenchman Bay to offer an unforgettable tennis experience. Our state-of-the-art clay surface allows for more focus on timing and game strategy, without over-stressing your legs or back. A healthier way to play the game for people of all skill levels.

Fitness Center

Don’t want your fitness routine to go on a vacation too? With private locker rooms, our Fitness Center features a diverse array of equipment. Whether you want to break a sweat on the treadmill or elliptical, or take advantage of the strength training equipment, our state of the art facilities await your convenience.



History of the Bar Harbor Club

During the stock market crash of 1929, J.P. Morgan started construction on an exclusive waterfront oasis which opened to the grandest ball the island had ever seen on July 4th, 1930. The Bar Harbor Club was once a private playground for the town's wealthiest summer residents such as Joseph Pulitzer, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Edward T. Stotesbury, and other movers and shakers of the day. Nominated, seconded, and scrutinized by the Board of Governors, initiation fee and dues were the easy part of membership. Events at the Club included dances, sporting competitions, games, Sunday buffets, socials, receptions, and exhibitions. The lavish costume balls and weekly dances were so popular, the best bands from New York and Philadelphia auditioned yearly.

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

When membership waned in the 1980s, the Club closed and sat empty until 2009, when it was meticulously restored. The stately Tudor-style building continues to serve as the focal point on this famous summer island, providing a unique seaside venue for meetings, social functions, and luxurious amenities that complement the West Street Hotel.
 

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