We chose Edgewood Farm on Deer Isle, Maine as our venue location. The drive out to the venue is a long one, about three hours from my house and probably about 4 or 5 from the nearest airport, but you cannot argue with the fact that it’s a gorgeous scenic drive! Maine, especially in the summertime, is just wonderful. It almost (I said almost) makes the winters worth it. I regret not taking pictures of our drive out, but I was the one driving and I think that’s probably illegal or something.
When we got there we were greeted by the sweetest couple ever. This barn has been passed through generations of the family and has been fully restored just for big events. This couple has been doing weddings for fun, and takes on only two a year! We were so lucky to be one of those two! The land that everything sits on is massive! The barn is, of course, the focal point, but there is also a B&B on site as well as two guest houses. You can see the ocean from the site as well! I’ll let you have a look around!
I especially love the gazebo as a great ceremony site! And there is the barn in the distance! So let’s take a closer look shall we?
We had access to the whole barn for a whole weekend! Which meannt lots of family bonding time, decorating and getting everything ready to go. Down on the side of the barn is where the food was be prepared. We had a traditional Maine Lobster and Clam bake.
So before I show the interior of the barn, my one drawback for this venue was the way the barn itself is decorated. There was a lot of fishing gear on the sides and some signage on the walls, all are permanent fixtures. The best way to describe it is very “manly” decor. My mom said not to be too concerned. Once we put all of our touches on it, people didn’t notice.
The main room where we all ate was actually upstairs. The barn has rafters that go all the way up and in the center of the floor there is a stair case that leads up to the cupola, it’s my favorite part!
From the cupola you can look out all around the property! It’s so gorgeous!
The dinner will took place up stairs but we had the dancing take place downstairs outside in the fresh air. Currently the downstairs of the barn was being used as a game room, so that’s what you see going on.
Throughout the whole property they have TONS of old vintage things. From all the signs on the walls to things in cabinets all around to the exterior where there is old farm equipment everywhere. The grounds just ooze rustic farm wedding.
We were also able to rent almost everything from the facility for much cheaper than had we gone off site for everything. The location, the food, and the rentals were all being supplied by the venue, we just had to swoop on in and decorate! And the best part wss because this is a private farm owned by people who host weddings and events for fun, their prices are much lower than corporate places that want to eat your money! We couldn’t believe all of this was in our price range!