Where you have your party can really make all the difference between a fantastic bash or a mundane gathering. The venue sets the tone for the attitude and atmosphere of your party – it sets off the party’s vibe.
Overall, the style of River Winds is timeless rustic. This backdrop of natural building materials, soft paint colors, and handcrafted details create a pretty blank slate to add your personal style. The large interior spaces leave plenty of room for decorations and carrying out your party’s theme. Outdoor porches and decks, our manicured landscaping, and huge custom stone patio offer a blank canvas for any event setup. The theme of a party should always go with the party’s location, and our spacious, cozy and neutral spaces can accommodate your creativity well.
We don’t cut corners at River Winds. Our property maintenance and upkeep are impeccable. While, yes, we are an authentic farm property, our event spaces are spotless and top quality. Stylishly decorated, the décor of our indoor areas are kept simple so as to never draw away from the event.
The Farm’s hub is the Austin House, our fully restored antique farmhouse. The large downstairs rooms feature period furniture, and a large, chef’s kitchen to accommodate catering for large groups. The 8-bedroom, 4 ½ bathrooms guest area upstairs sleeps 16 comfortably, and can be used for overnight guests or areas to get dressed and do hair and makeup for your party. The house has a large dining room, sitting rooms, screened sunroom, and indoor heated lap pool.
The original barn to the property is a big, classic New England barn complete with wide plank floors, hayloft and horse stalls. However, it’s all cleaned up and ready to host any party from an elegant wedding reception to a rocking milestone birthday celebration. The large floorplan can accommodate a band or DJ, dancefloor, and sit down or buffet-style dinner service.
We have several outdoor areas for your party to spread out, or your guests to stretch their legs and get some fresh air. Enjoy the sunset over the farm from the barn’s huge, attached deck. There are groomed trails leading to our pond, and through the woods down to our frontage on the Saco River.
The weather can impact any party, and it’s hard to find an event space where you can do everything outdoors or have large enough indoor space should the forecast not cooperate. As we’ve mentioned, we have lots of inside and outside spaces to accommodate you – no matter the weather!
People say the perfect venue for a party is all about location, location, location. Well, do we have LOCATION! You want a party venue that is easily accessible for all your guests. No one wants their guests to get lost, face too long of a drive, or hassle with city traffic and parking. We have the unique advantage of being located outside the hustle and hassle of a city, but still conveniently located just minutes off the Maine Turnpike or downtown Saco, Maine. At River Winds you can enjoy a country setting just minutes off the main roads.
We love that we have more than just event spaces to offer partyers. We have plenty of bathroom facilities, a full catering-sized kitchen for food preparation, overnight accommodations available, an indoor heated pool, and miles of trails for physical activities. We have an environment to offer something for everyone!
Because we have been in the event business a while and our staff are event management and catering professionals, we know other great resources to help you make your party The. Best. One. Ever. We offer clients a full list of recommendations for vendors to handle catering, DJ’s and bands, photographers, and other party goods and services.