Maine Event Planner Blog

sneak peek: emily & chad

more to come!

VENDORS:
Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Venue: Marianmade Farm
Catering: The Bread and Butter Catering Company
Photographer: Darling Photography
Cocktail Hour Performance / DJ: Isaiah Bennet Music
Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass & Strings 
Officiant: Stephanie Batterman
Florist: Emily Carter Floral Design
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Hair / Makeup: Jessica Levesque, Elise Pierce
Transportation: Country Coach Charters 

maine wedding venues: farms + barns

The first venue category we’re visiting is barns and farms — we’re big fans of the barn wedding here at Purple Orchid. Farms cover 1.35 million acres of land in Maine and provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding, farms and barns can be dressed up or down, really allowing the couple to bring their own style to life. Out are your typical thoughts of a barn – full of hay and homes to horses and sheep. In are thoughts of exposed beams, elegant light fixtures, views of rolling hills or pristine waterfront, and so much more. Below are just a few of Maine’s expansive barn venue offerings:

Marianmade Farm
From their site: “Nestled on the banks of the Sheepscot River near historic Wiscasset is Marianmade Farm. As a working lavender and flower farm, the setting brings a piece of Provence to mid-coast Maine.”

photo cred / view more of this beautiful wedding: Cait Bourgault Photography

Granite Ridge Estate & Barn
From their site: “Built on top of a mountain and surrounded by 200 private acres, the Granite Ridge Barn is a 3,500 square foot finely crafted timber frame barn featuring panoramic mountain views.”

photo cred: Kelly Carey Photography

The Barn on Walnut Hill
From their site: “…the custom-designed gardens and four green acres provide an enchanting setting for your celebration. The attached 19th-century barn and farmhouse have been painstakingly restored and renovated to capture the charm of time past while simultaneously offering modern amenities to facilitate flawless events.”

photo cred: Kerri Green

Josias River Farm
From their site: “Josias River Farm is a classic 250-year-old Maine farm situated on 20 scenic acres of forests, open fields, pastures and an apple orchard. Stone walls, rail fences and perennial beds surround our original antique cape and rustic New England barn in this relaxed country setting.”

photo cred / view more from Krissy + Melinda’s day: Alex Plus Betty

Hardy Farm
From their site: “After a complete renovation in 2013, the Links transformed Hardy Farm into a very special and unique venue for weddings and events offering an authentically historic feel, with a distinctly unique ambiance of contemporary yet rustic elegance.”

photo cred: Emilie, Inc.