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”

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Stone Cove Catering

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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”

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”

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

event venue selection | landscape view of lawn and barn | types of wedding venues

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”