Sebasco Harbor Resort Awards 'Pure Maine Wedding' to Rochester, NY Couple

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Physical Therapist and Grad School Student Win Maine Destination Wedding for 200 Guests; Bride- To- Be Has Sentimental Ties, Long Family History in Midcoast Maine

Sebasco Harbor Resort, a vacation destination of over 550 acres on the rocky mid-coast of Maine, today announced Katie Berry and Brendan Bayer of Rochester, NY were awarded the Pure Maine Wedding Giveaway and will be given a destination wedding for up to 200 guests to take place at Sebasco Harbor Resort in 2009.

"All of our five finalists submitted hugely entertaining video entries that addressed why they wanted to win a Pure Maine Wedding," said Bob Smith, proud proprietor and official 'Lighthouse Keeper' at Sebasco Harbor Resort. "In the end, Katie and Brendan's creativity and relevance to theme made them the winners. We are thrilled to make their special day as sentimental as Katie's memories of lobstering with her grandfather and spending time at the family's cottage before they had to give it up."

Katie and Brendan will receive a Maine destination wedding, valued at up to $25,000, at Sebasco Harbor Resort. The wedding package includes the ceremony site, a reception for up to 200 of their friends and family, overnight accommodations and spa services for the bride and groom, a golf outing for the wedding party and a rehearsal celebration sunset cruise for up to 24 people aboard Sebasco's touring boat, The Ruth. The Pure Maine Wedding Giveaway will document their wedding and select moments leading up to it.

Katie and Brendan's winning video, along with the other four finalists' entries, can be viewed at To see all original video submissions in addition to the finalists, please go to:

The Pure Maine Wedding Giveaway is a YouTube-based contest in which entrants had to submit a two-minute or less home video introducing who they are and why they want to win a Pure Maine Wedding. To date, The Pure Maine Wedding Giveaway page at has been visited by over 21,000 people and the entry videos were viewed more than 20,000 times on YouTube.

During the Pure Maine Wedding Giveaway, more than 13,800 people cheered on their favorite video entries. Dana Buckowski and Kent Ryan of Yarmouth, ME were the "people's choice" entry that received the most views and cheers for their "Top Ten Reasons for a Pure Maine Wedding" video. Reasons include having Pure Maine roots, being active in their community, and loving Maine food. Both a clam costume and a moose hat made appearances in the video.

Sebasco Harbor Resort has long been a place where people fall in love, get married, and come back generation after generation.

About Sebasco Harbor Resort
Sebasco Harbor Resort is Pure Maine! Since 1930, guests have enjoyed Sebasco's vacation destination of over 550 acres on the rocky mid-coast of Maine. Sebasco offers waterfront, woodlands, gardens, and a delightful harborside village on Casco Bay with various accommodations including the Lighthouse, Main Lodge, Spa Suites and cottages for a total of 133 rooms from which to choose. Sebasco also features a salt-water pool, a golf course with ocean views, a full-service seaside spa and waterfront and al fresco dining options. Recreation opportunities include sailing, kayaking, biking, fishing, tennis, authentic Maine lobster bakes, and blueberry pancake breakfasts. For details about Sebasco Harbor Resort, please visit .

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Elizabeth Horton
Ethos Marketing and Design
Tel. (207) 856-2610 ext. 240


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