"As a long time Maine wedding planner and designer, I have been working with Chris Bell since 2007 on countless weddings and events. Chris has worked with me to advise on tent lighting designs, installations, tent site placement on location, as well as collaborating on making alternative set up decisions when conditions changed suddenly on site. Chris has consistently provided above and beyond client service and has repeatedly demonstrated that he is flexible, has great attention to detail as well as big picture planning, is capable, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. In rain, snow, heat, winds and unpredictable Maine outdoor working conditions, Chris has continuously been cheerful, pleasant and prepared, always going out of his way to ensure every detail of the job was perfect. Knowing Chris is on an event, my team and I can always trust that the installation will be done expertly, correct the first time and that any changes that may arise due to weather or client request, will be managed with flexibility, expertise and efficiency. I highly recommend Chris and Coastal Maine Canopies."
Owner, Creative Director
Maine Seasons Events & Rentals
Chris was wonderful to work with and his tent was the most beautiful event tent anyone at our wedding had seen.... everyone commented!! I can’t recommend him highly enough! If we ever needed another tent we would never go anywhere else! Thank you for helping to make our wedding so lovely.
5 Star Review on Google
Your tent honestly, completely blew other tents away! The sail cloth is incredible. It was small & intimate tent size, but felt so luxurious!
We heard from our many guests all night, what an amazing tent we had and continued to give them your name!
My family (of 30) has agreed that we will never use any other tent company for an event!
Thank you again for the beautiful tent and even more so, the impeccable customer service!... Right down to you and your dad saying hi to all the babies during installation!
Suprise Anniversary Party For Her Parents
Flagstaff Lake, Eustis, Maine
We stumbled on Chris at Coastal Maine Canopies through our officiant, Maria Northcott. From the beginning, Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. He's super experienced in the industry and knows what he's doing, which was crucial for us when planning a DIY wedding. He came right out to our remote wedding site over the winter holidays and met with me and my parents for over an hour, discussing tent dimensions, lighting options, and what would be possible given our property. He is one of the most honest, genuine people I've ever worked with - his word is gold, he's knowledgable and kind, and he's absolutely trustworthy. He gave us an incredible deal on our sailcloth tent, which was brand new and gorgeous. Our DJ, who's worked in the industry for 13 years, mentioned that it was the most beautiful tent wedding he's ever attended...! Chris worked with us every step of the way to make sure the tent fit our needs. He's an absolute gem and his tents and service are worth every penny (and more).
S. Booth July, 2019
Backyard Wedding in Oxford, Maine
I can not say enough great things about Chris and Costal Maine Canopies. Chris has a kind and genuine heart and you can tell he is passionate about his work, he was so professional the entire process and had a can do attitude the whole time. Our tent was absolutely gorgeous and by far the cleanest wedding tent I had ever seen. That’s saying a lot as I am also a wedding planner. The price was very reasonable comparatively. I was so impressed with our tent and will be referring Costal Maine Canopies to any of my clients looking for a wedding tent in the future.
Lydia Lane (Chick)
Fern & Flair Weddings and Events
Her Own Wedding in Saco, Mane
Chris was amazing! He was so communicative throughout the process and gave us lots of helpful info to consider regarding tent sizes, possible layouts, lighting options etc. We absolutely LOVED our sailcloth tent with perimeter lighting and onion lights inside. It looked spectacular. Chris even sent us a time lapse video installing the tent so we can relive the amazing work he did that helped make our wedding weekend so special. Chris takes pride in his work and it shows in the amazing final product he produces. Don’t look elsewhere for your tent needs! Thank you Chris!
Wedding @ Live Well Frm
"My husband and I own a Maine coastal wedding venue, Live Well Farm, and have worked with Chris Bell on many occasions. There is truly nothing like the Maine coast for gorgeous outdoor weddings and we specialize in tented garden weddings on our five-acre property with music and dancing in our restored 1840’s barn.
Tents are an integral part of our venue and how each tent looks leaves a lasting impression on our guests: center pole, frame, peaked, sailcloth, vinyl, rectangular, multi-sided, wooden poles, flags...and brides typically have strong opinions about the look they want. Coastal Maine Canopies’ owner Chris Bell is the ‘go-to’ professional. He’s knowledgeable, spends a great deal of time with every client and makes service to his clients a top priority. He comes to the property himself ensuring your tent will be exactly as expected.
We, at Live Well Farm, highly recommend Coastal Maine Canopies as your tent vendor...so much so that we’re having Chris supply the tent for our 40th wedding anniversary celebration!"
Live Well Farm Harpswell, Maine livewellfarmmaine.com
"Hi, Chris! I just wanted to write and thank you for the excellent job on the tent and lights this weekend — it was perfect and had the rain continued as it had earlier in the day, we would not have been able to function properly without it! We also appreciate your speedy and unobtrusive dismantling yesterday."
Graduation Party @ Live Well Farm