River Winds Farm and Estate

8 Wonderful Reasons to Host a Farmhouse Wedding

Want to get married at a fantastic location? A farmhouse wedding venue is the perfect choice!

Farmhouse wedding venues offer so much atmosphere for a genuinely special wedding day or weekend event. Take advantage of lots of space, extraordinary structural design, and established gardens and landscaping for a very special setting for your wedding.

Here are 8 reasons why we think they’re a great choice:

Lots of Space

When you are planning to live out your dream wedding, and that includes all your friends and your entire family coming together to help you celebrate – you need space! Farmhouses are very spacious. Downstairs rooms are large, and upstairs bedrooms comfortably accommodate the bridal party during preparations. There are often overnight accommodations available as well. Typically part of a farm property, there’s usually lots of other buildings, a barn, and outdoor landscape to incorporate into your event.

One-of-a-Kind Setting

Most couples don’t want a boring, predictable wedding. A farmhouse venue is truly a unique setting like no other. Set in rustic, natural surroundings, your wedding location will be memorable, comfortable and something to make your day really special. Instead of another boxy event venue, a farmhouse and farm property will have architecture, design features, and décor that is distinctive to that property. There is no such thing as a cookie cutter farmhouse wedding venue!

Charming Ambiance

One of the greatest things about a farmhouse and farm properties is that they have a great “vibe”. Typically older, even historic, buildings, the structures are crafted out of rugged beams, walls may be plastered, faux finished or muraled, and there is just something very authentic about them. They have an old-world charm. The ambiance of a space influences the mood of an event a great deal. A farmhouse venue is a charming, peaceful environment to host your wedding.

Outdoor Entertaining Areas

Farmhouses are usually set amongst large properties, a.k.a. the farm itself. You will likely find open spaces for an event tent, lovely areas for a cocktail hour, and spaces for guests to stretch their legs or even get some physical activities in as part of the festivities.

Perfect Backdrop for Photography

Farmhouse properties are never short on the perfect backdrops for photography. Rooms filled with antiques and soft linens look pretty for pre-wedding bridal photos. There may be a quaint pond or old apple tree you decide to take your vows beside, or get your wedding party photos taken around. Expanses of fields and old oak trees make perfect backgrounds. If weather pushes you indoors, large, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn beams, and wood staircases lend an effortless aesthetic for photography surroundings.

Choice of Themes

Because farmhouses tend toward more natural craftmanship, you can go with a rustic theme or elegant simplicity. Choices for color schemes, floral arrangements, and the décor for your wedding are much broader. Since the setting itself has so much character, just simple strings of lights by themselves create a magical feel.

Guest Rooms for Overnight & Wedding Prep

Many farmhouses are large enough that the event venue is also available to rent for overnight accommodations. This makes a great option for out of town guests, or for the wedding party stay. Having everything you need right on the premises will make your wedding planning that much simpler and much more relaxing.

Get Away from City Bustle

If you’ve had enough of traffic, cramped spaces, and battling parking issues, eliminate these worries when you book a farmhouse wedding venue. Almost guaranteed to be in a country setting, these properties away from the city promise peace and quiet, and simpler travel for your guests.

River Winds Farm & Estate Offers ALL These Features!

Our antique, fully restored farmhouse and farm property at River Winds Farm & Estate is the perfect venue for your Maine wedding. River Winds is a 160-acre property featuring several event venues including the Austin House farmhouse, our large event barn, and lovely outdoor facilities suited for nearly any occasion. We have acres of pastures and fields, riding trails to frontage on the Saco River, and, yes, a pond and an old apple tree!

Maintained with loving care, River Winds can host large events up to 250 guests or the most intimate soiree. The property’s guest rooms can host wedding parties and guests, or serve as spaces for the bridal party to get ready before the wedding.

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