FAQs

When researching historic barn event spaces or rustic wedding venues in Maine, there are common questions that arise. Here are some of our frequently asked questions about The 1812 Farm!

How many guests can the barn seat?

Our maximum capacity for seated guests is 150 people.

 

Are tables and chairs included?

Yes! We have a selection of round tables, long tables and wooden cross-back chairs for you to use.

 

Do you have bathrooms?

Yes! We have six restrooms total, all of which are indoors.

 

What is required to reserve our date?

A signed agreement and retainer is required to reserve a date.  We regret that we cannot hold dates without an agreement and retainer.

 

Can we bring our own vendors?

Catering and bar service is exclusively provided by The 1812 Farm through our wonderful in-house catering company, Stone Cove Catering. You are welcome to bring in all other vendors such as DJ, photographer, florist, and so forth!

Need help? See a selection of our collaborative partners here or contact us to ask for our full list of preferred professionals!

 

How long is the venue rental?

With its legacy as one of the most beautifully-restored rustic wedding venues in Maine, guests often want to extend their stay for more than one day or night! The 1812 Farm offers both 1-day and full weekend rental options.

 

What time do events need to come to an end?

Due to local noise ordinances, events must end at 10:00 PM.

 

Are there accommodations nearby?

Yes! We can provide you with an extensive list of small hotels, local inns, bed & breakfasts, Airbnbs, cottages, rental homes, and campgrounds to choose from.

 

Do you provide day-of coordination services?

Yes. We will work with you to plan a timeline and then manage the entire day for you, so you can simply enjoy!

 

Is there space for getting ready?

Yes! Our Bristol Suite offers the ideal atmosphere for you to relax and prepare for your big day. The suite includes 1,400 square feet of space across two separate getting-ready areas, two restrooms, and four salon chairs for hair and makeup. Enjoy your experience even more with complimentary champagne, OJ, bagels and fruit, and bottled water!

 

Are pets allowed?

Yes, we are pet friendly!

 

Are we required to have insurance coverage?

Yes, liability insurance is required. It can easily be either added to a home owners policy or purchased online from a vendor such as Wedsafe, Markel or Event Helper.

 

What local activities are there for guests?

The Midcoast is full of fun things to do! Some of our favorite local activities include:

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse – About 10 miles away, enjoy the beautiful park and incredible coastal scenery. There is also a museum. Fun fact: Pemaquid Point is the lighthouse on the Maine State quarter!

 

Damariscotta – About 8 miles away, this is a charming little coastal town with excellent shopping and restaurants. Home to the original Reny’s, there is also nearby Split Rock Distillery and Oxbow Brewery for a taste of local spirits and brews!

 

Boothbay Harbor – About 20 miles away, this is a well-known Maine area to enjoy boutique shopping, delicious restaurants, and whale watching tours on the Atlantic.

 

New Harbor – About 6 miles away, New Harbor is a fishing village with some of the best lobster found at the local lobster pound. This is also where you can catch a ferry to Monhegan Island. Fun fact: New Harbor was featured in the movie “Message In a Bottle”!

 

Monhegan Island – About 30-minutes away by ferry ride, this striking island is well-known for being an artist colony due to its breathtaking views! It offers local shopping, restaurants, hiking and a cliff walk. The perfect way to spend an afternoon!

 

Camden – About 40 miles away, Camden is a small but lively hub for shopping, incredible restaurants, hiking, ocean harbor tours, Windjammer sails, and even a winery. It’s further afield but worth a day trip.

 

Belfast – About 50 miles away, Belfast boasts beautiful antique buildings, an interesting historic district, a wonderful theater, and a heavy focus on the arts, as well as local boutique shopping and restaurants.

 

Bar Harbor – About 100 miles away, Bar Harbor is the gateway to the mountains and cliffs of iconic Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain. If you’re looking to extend your Maine trip, we highly recommend making this your next stop!