Why You Should Plan an Extended Wedding Weekend

Kristin Chalmers Photography | weekend-long wedding venue

Why should your wedding experience be limited to a single day? Whether you’re hosting your big day in your hometown or a far-away destination, extending your wedding through the weekend gives you more time with loved ones to celebrate and enjoy being together! Plus, after all the hard work you put into planning, you’ll want it to last as long as possible to soak in every second! Below, we highlight some possibilities of what it could look like to host at a weekend-long wedding venue. Continue reading “Why You Should Plan an Extended Wedding Weekend”

How to Establish an Event Budget (And Stick to It!)

event budget list | Windy Hill Photography

When planning for any event, from weddings to corporate, it’s essential to develop a budget – and stick to it. Though it can feel overwhelming (not to mention tempting to jump right into a vendor contract – you’re excited, after all!), a clear budget will help you stay on course through the planning process. Read through our event budget list below to help you prepare for your big event! Continue reading “How to Establish an Event Budget (And Stick to It!)”

How to Plan a Breathtaking Winter Wedding

Maine winter wedding venues

Winter is coming! Considered “off-season” for many, winter weddings have so much going for them – they are utterly romantic! With a winter wedding, you don’t need to worry about summer traffic, guests missing your wedding due to hectic schedules, or sweltering heat ruining hair and makeup. Instead, bask in the (perhaps unexpected!) glory of a stunning, cozy wintertime soiree! As with any wedding, there are always important factors to consider when planning your wedding. Here’s what you should keep in mind as you look for Maine winter wedding venues. Continue reading “How to Plan a Breathtaking Winter Wedding”

Advantages of Working with a Local Maine Venue for Your Private Event

Lexi Lowell Photography | private event venue

Choosing the best type of private event venue can be challenging – regardless of the event you’re hosting, you want to have an unforgettable experience, so details are important! At the end of the day, it’s truly all about location, which is why you should consider working with a local Maine venue. 

Whether you are planning a wedding, family reunion, office party or corporate event, baby shower, or bridal shower, hosting your event at a local venue offers so many advantages! From working closely with the property owners, who can help you through each step of the planning process, to affordability and convenience, the benefits are immense. Learn about the 5 best advantages of working with a local private event venue in Maine!

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Memorable Wedding Ceremony Ideas: 6 Ways to “Wow” Your Guests

lawn of 1812 farm | memorable wedding ceremony ideas

Don’t just focus on the reception when thinking about your wedding day! Your ceremony can be as meaningful, inventive, and fun as the following party. Personalizing your ceremony makes it unique and special to you and your partner – not to mention, it will have your guests delighted to be a part of the experience! We’ve put together six memorable wedding ceremony ideas that are sure to “wow” your guests and make it an event they won’t soon forget! Continue reading “Memorable Wedding Ceremony Ideas: 6 Ways to “Wow” Your Guests”

How to Create a Wedding Weekend Timeline

lobster bake | wedding weekend timeline

After you’ve spent so much time working hard to plan your wedding, you want to ensure your day goes smoothly and without a hitch! As a wedding venue, we understand that there’s so much excitement on your wedding day, it can be challenging to stay on top of all the little details. It’s so important to have a plan in place prior to the day of. Creating a wedding weekend timeline keeps everyone organized, meaning less confusion and questions on the day of your wedding so you can simply enjoy every second!  Continue reading “How to Create a Wedding Weekend Timeline”

Hosting a Weekday Wedding: What You Should Know

Windy Hill Photography | Weekday Wedding

You’re officially engaged, and the wedding planning process has begun. First of all, congratulations! It’s such a wonderful, exciting, and romantic time in a couple’s life together. That said, wedding planning can also get a little challenging. There are just so many intricate details that need to be figured out! As you start to look at dates and venues, consider hosting a weekday wedding – easier to plan, lower costs, better availability and an intimate guest list are just a few of the many benefits this type of wedding can offer.  Continue reading “Hosting a Weekday Wedding: What You Should Know”

7 Tips for Planning a Gorgeous Outdoor Summer Wedding

kim and mike | summer wedding venue

There’s a reason summertime is peak wedding season – nothing is more idyllic than a gorgeous summer wedding! Warm weather, blooming flowers, and blue skies make for the perfect backdrop on your wedding day. That said, it’s best to be prepared for all possible scenarios when hosting your big day at a summer wedding venue, and the team at the 1812 Farm is here to help every step of the way!

Below, we’ve put together 7 tips to help guide you in planning a stunning outdoor summer wedding. Continue reading “7 Tips for Planning a Gorgeous Outdoor Summer Wedding”

12 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Event Venue

Kristin Chalmers Photography | venue selection

When making a venue selection for your next event, there is no better way to gather all the necessary information than by asking the right questions! From location and date to catering options and parking, your guests’ experience at your event will rely heavily on the venue you choose, so it’s important to make your decision with all the knowledge available to you. Continue reading “12 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Event Venue”

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Stone Cove Catering

inside the barn | maine wedding catering

A major part of the wedding planning process involves catering – especially when it comes to coordinating between your caterer and wedding venue. It can be an overwhelming task with all the other wonderful chaos of wedding organizing going on! Luckily, there’s no need to take on extra work when you can invest in a venue with in-house catering services! This arrangement comes with nearly endless advantages and will likely be the best decision you make in the wedding planning process. At The 1812 Farm, we offer in-house Maine wedding catering by the incredible Stone Cove Catering. Learn more about the value their services bring to our venue and how together we can make your wedding dreams a reality! Continue reading “Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Stone Cove Catering”