As the nontraditional outdoor wedding venue experts, we know a fabulous nontraditional venue when we see one (brushes shoulder off).
Our mission at Mayflower Venues is to help couples discover the perfect unique venue and then offer them the tools and online support to help them create one-of-a-kind custom weddings.
Your love story is unique, and your wedding should be too. Nontraditional outdoor venues afford couples the flexibility to craft a wedding day that is truly reflective of their personalities, interests, and values. The venue you choose says so much about what you value in your life. Hosting an outdoor wedding while surrounded by natural beauty makes a statement about what matters most to you and your fiance.
Think of a nontraditional wedding venue as the blank canvas on which you, the artist, can create the ultimate nuptial experience. Whether you're hoping to weave details of your post-hike engagement into your wedding day or want to share your love of Maine with your out of state guests, we've curated five nontraditional wedding venues located in Maine for you to explore.
- Josias River Farm (Cape Neddick, Maine)
With its incredible twenty acres of forests, open fields, pastures, and gardens, Ivory Brook Farm showcases the best the Cape Neddick area has to offer. Gorgeous emerald greens and immaculate flower gardens abound, the distinct charm of this nontraditional wedding venue is undeniable. The elegantly restored 250-year-old barn can be dressed up or down according to your wedding design.
Ivory Brook Farm has ample space for you to customize your wedding to your liking. Entertain wedding guests inside the barn during cocktail hour, use the open field as space for your guests to mingle and play games, and host the ultimate outdoor wedding reception under the tent of your choice amongst the twinkle light adorned willow trees.
Or consider an outdoor ceremony by the water garden and an indoor wedding reception in the gorgeous barn. Your wedding can be as casual or refined as you wish at Ivory Brook Farm. Each Mayflower Venue includes 24 hours of setup access the day before your wedding to ensure you have plenty of time to tailor the space with your vendors and decorations.
- Wells Reserve at Laudholm (Wells, Maine)
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Located just 90 minutes north of Boston, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm is one of Maine's best-kept secrets. On a hill above thousands of protected acres, you'll find beautiful 19th Century farm buildings, barns, and grounds overlooking Wells Bay.
Host your ceremony in the large restored barn or in the fields among orchards and trees, with the Atlantic Ocean as a sparkling backdrop. The barn is able to accommodate up to 150 guests, or choose to host up to 250 guests using the barn for cocktails and dancing with a spacious tent setup outside. At the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, you're truly able to make your wedding day the one you've always envisioned!
- Tuckaway Tree Farm (Lebanon, Maine)
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Just off Route 202 and within an hour of Portland, Tuckaway Tree Farm rests atop 35 acres of pristine wooded farmland. Featuring multiple areas perfect for a tented wedding, a little red barn that could serve as an excellent bar or catering area, and a brand new yurt for the newly married couple to stay in on their wedding night.
Tuckaway offers the perfect scenic backdrops and lush greenery for your special day! You will be able to enjoy 3-day access Friday - Sunday to set-up, host, and unwind from your outdoor wedding event. Also, all proceeds of your wedding is used to help maintain this tree farm for generations to come!
- Kamp Kohut (Oxford, Maine)
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When you want your wedding to be a full weekend of friends and family coming together, there is no better place than having your own private lakeside camp in Maine. Away from all the distractions of the city, guests will enjoy various cottages with twin-sized mattresses and bathrooms for up to 3-nights stay. During the day guests can paddle in the lake, organize inter-family soccer matches or hike in the surrounding acres of pristine Maine wilderness.
Within the expansive grounds, couples can choose to have a ceremony in a private wooded area, surrounded by tall oaks or lakeside, overlooking Maine's southern hills and facing due west to capture a perfect sunset behind the wedding couple. For the reception, couples can choose to host their guests inside the hand-crafted wood timbered lodge at the center of camp or on one of several fields for an outdoor tented reception.
- Apple Acres Farm (Hiram, Maine)
Photo Credit: Carolina Marles Photography
Imagine being surrounded by apple trees, wild clover, butterflies, and sunshine as you speak your vows. At Apple Acres Farm this could be your reality! Located less than an hour west of Portland, this certified organic orchard is the perfect outdoor wedding destination.
As the sun sets in hues of purple and orange, the twinkle lights in the trees illuminate the branches, while your guests enjoy dinner & conversation along rustic harvest tables made from wood at the farm. With an 11pm curfew, there is plenty of time to enjoy drinks and dancing, and you can even create specialty cocktails and desserts from farm cider, pies, and doughnuts!
Looking for even more nontraditional wedding venues in Maine? We've got you covered. Explore all Maine venues here.