Maine Wedding Location

Hosting a stunning and personalized wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. A Maine barn wedding sets a natural rustic backdrop that allows you to spend your money where it matters most to you.

Guests: 50

Barn rental: $3000 for a Sunday evening
Rentals (tables, chairs and linens): $200
Food/drinks: $800
Flowers: $50
Entertainment: $200
Cupcakes: $150
Photographer: $1000
Favors: $100
Total: $5500

Hosting your wedding at an all-inclusive Maine barn location means rental fees will include intimate locations for both your ceremony and reception.

Local Wildflowers: Just across the road from Hardy Farm is a local market featuring Maine flowers. These pretty blooms like zinnias, daisies, Gerbera daisies or sunflowers are also available at local farmers’ market, and can be finished with flowers picked right on the property. Make your own DIY bouquets and arrangements in terra-cotta pots tied with raffia, for natural, earthy centerpieces.”

Specialty Reception: Choose your favorite food and serve it! Candy buffets, cheese buffets, fruit buffets, grillable foods, and other specialties are one way of creating a reception that reflects your tastes as a couple. You don’t need to serve your guests a sit down 5-course dinner. Most guests will be excited to move from the ceremony straight to the reception. Just remind guests to eat before they arrive.

Daytime Drinks: Instead of hiring a bartender to sift and squeeze expensive drinks, pre-make large batches of popular punch cocktails like margaritas or mojitos. Choose cocktails that reflect your wedding colors. Add containers of lemonade, iced tea and water.

Delightful Desserts: Have a simple wedding cake with flower decor to make it easily DIY. Or decorate a cupcake tree using flower pots, vintage bowls or a tiered plate.

Music Notes: Request music recommendations from the local college of music. Choose from classical, modern or specialty musicians at a low cost. Build your ideal wedding party playlist before your big day or switch to a DJ to get your guests dancing.

Fun Favors: Check Pinterest for fun, personalized wedding favors. Flip-flops are always a useful gift for your guests who want to kick off their heels and dance the night away. It’s all about the presentation, so set up a beautiful table with a cheeky message for guests.


Ask Your Friends and Family: The best way to save money in large chunks is to pull in a few family favors. If you have family or friends who can DJ, take photos, bake cupcakes, ask them to contribute their skills instead of buying you a wedding gift.