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7 Things the Best Rustic Wedding Venues Always Have

Darling Photography | best rustic wedding venues

Though we may be just a little bit biased, there is just no beating a barn wedding venue for your big day. It’s essentially a beautiful blank slate for you to make your wedding exactly as you’ve always dreamed it would be! With any wedding vision comes the logistical details, including accommodations, facilities, and the like. When researching and choosing your wedding space, you’ll want to be sure that it checks all the boxes both aesthetically and logically. The best rustic wedding venues always have a few important key factors at play – keep reading to learn what they are to help you make your decision! Continue reading “7 Things the Best Rustic Wedding Venues Always Have”

5 Amazing Benefits of Wedding Venues with In-House Caterers

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Choosing a wedding venue is often the first step of the planning process and can be extremely exciting. When you enter a space, you’re able to envision exactly how you want your wedding to look. A little less easy to picture is wedding catering for your big day – it can be overwhelming to make that kind of decision! That’s why choosing a venue with in-house caterers can be an incredible investment in your wedding day, with several advantages that come with this kind of arrangement! Continue reading “5 Amazing Benefits of Wedding Venues with In-House Caterers”

How to Plan for an Outside Wedding Ceremony

outside wedding ceremony | Angie Barrows Photography

Outdoor weddings are magical – there is nothing like celebrating a couple’s love surrounded by nature, a body of water, or the backdrop of a city. That said, there is a lot of uniqueness (and legwork!) in hosting an outside wedding ceremony because of that aspect. From weather backup plans to how you decorate, it’s important to make sure you cover all the bases when orchestrating your big day! Continue reading “How to Plan for an Outside Wedding Ceremony”

Do’s and Don’ts of Having a New England Lobster Bake for Your Event

New England Lobster Bake

If you’re hosting an event in Maine, you already know there is just something special about this state – and is all the more reason to show your guests exactly why it’s such a wonderful place! Trust us when we say there is nothing more “Maine” than a classic New England lobster bake done the old-fashioned way, which makes including it in your event festivities a no-brainer! It’s unique, locally sustainable, and such a fun way to celebrate with friends and family. Below, we’ve put together some basic dos and don’ts for your Maine lobster bake. Continue reading “Do’s and Don’ts of Having a New England Lobster Bake for Your Event”

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Private Event Venue

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When organizing an event, there are a lot of big decisions you need to make, the largest decision being the private event venue you choose. How you come to this determination will ultimately rely on several factors: what the event is for, how many guests are attending…the list goes on! While this could seem intimidating, it doesn’t need to be – the best way to prepare for an event is to go into it with a full understanding of what you need and want. Below, we’ve put together some of our best tips for choosing the perfect venue for your private event! Continue reading “5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Private Event Venue”

A Pocket Guide: Types of Wedding Venues

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One of the first items on your wedding to-do list should be deciding where you want to host your big day. What do you envision your backdrop to be? Is there a certain feel or aesthetic that you’re looking for? There are many different types of wedding venues to choose from, so it’s important to do your research thoroughly before making your decision! We’ve put together a helpful guide to explain the nuances of each venue type. Continue reading “A Pocket Guide: Types of Wedding Venues”

8 Things to Look for in Outdoor Barn Wedding Venues

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If you’re in the early wedding planning stages and find yourself asking, “Are there any outdoor barn wedding venues near me?” – you are in luck! Maine is absolutely full of gorgeous, historic barns that can serve as the picture-perfect backdrop for your big day. That said, finding the right barn to serve as your wedding venue starts with knowing what you are looking for – things like accommodations, space, location, and cost all factor in. Narrowing down the most important details for you, your family, and your guests will help you make a decision on a barn venue! Here, we’ve put together a guide for some things to look for in outdoor barn wedding venues. Continue reading “8 Things to Look for in Outdoor Barn Wedding Venues”

Renting a Barn Venue: Factors to Consider

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Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or even family reunion, finding a barn to rent for events is a great way to host a group for any occasion. Barns provide an elegant, charming setting for your event, with plenty of space for even the largest gathering. There are certain details involved in renting a barn for your event that are unique to this rustic setting, so we’ve put together several important factors to consider before making your decision! Continue reading “Renting a Barn Venue: Factors to Consider”

The Ultimate Checklist for an Elegant Outdoor Wedding

Windy Hill Photography | Elegant Outdoor Wedding

Nothing is more romantic than an elegant outdoor wedding; whether your location of choice is by the ocean, in a historic barn, or among wildflowers in a botanical garden, an outdoor setting makes your night truly magical. With an outdoor wedding comes a bit more planning than a more traditional one-size-fits-all venue, but it’s well worth the extra effort! Below, we’ve put together some items you don’t want to miss when planning your al fresco wedding celebration! Continue reading “The Ultimate Checklist for an Elegant Outdoor Wedding”

Why You Should Say “I Do” to a Charming Barn Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Rustic Wedding Venue | Barn Wedding Ceremony

A wedding is one of the most significant events of a person’s life, which means the backdrop of this day should be chosen with care. When planning your big day, consider what you want the venue look, feel and experience to be like. Do you want an elegant yet relaxed venue, with space for people to move about? What about having your ceremony and reception at the same location so you don’t have to worry about transportation? You can find all of these wonderful qualities and so much more with a barn wedding ceremony and reception.

Keep reading to learn why so many couples are choosing barns for their wedding day events – and why you should consider it, too! Continue reading “Why You Should Say “I Do” to a Charming Barn Wedding Ceremony & Reception”