The 1812 Farm crowns the highest spot in the picturesque Maine village of Bristol Mills. The classic white New England Cape Cod farmhouse is simple and quiet in its 18th-century way. The interior, home to the offices of The 1812 Farm and Stone Cove Catering, the exclusive caterer for The 1812 Farm, will tell a different story, for this was the home of Joshua Bradford, great-grandson of Governor Bradford, the Puritan Governor of Massachusetts, built in 1790. High ceilings, decorative moldings, wide pine floors, and lovely mantles are the best of high colonial architecture. Maine in the 18th century could be a dangerous place which explains the most interesting historical feature of the house – a portion of the cellar entirely enclosed by granite with a trap door in a 1st-floor closet. The women and children would descend a narrow staircase in the closet to hide during Indian attacks.
The attached barn is as elegant in its simplicity as the house. Classic lines topped by a lighted cupola, impressive wooden posts, beams, and soaring ceilings make quite a backdrop. The barn was moved across the road in 1812 – hence “The 1812 Farm.” Let us host your special event in an exceptional place, and together we will write your very own piece of history!
In 2007 we restored our antique Maine barn was driven by our desire to provide an elegant space for gatherings large and small, formal or relaxed, but always warm and inviting! Our team is honored to help you host your family and friends for your special day!
“ 1812 was the most flawless venue for our wedding. Every detail was impeccably executed. Our guests and we all loved every minute of our day. True perfection. Sarah is amazing to work with, she listens to all your requests and then exceeds your wildest dreams!! We couldn't have asked for anything more. ”