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Josias River Farm

Cape Neddick, ME View map
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Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

Josias River Farm is an exceptional farm wedding venue located in Cape Neddick, Maine. This breathtaking 250-year-old farm offers couples and their loved ones over 20 acres of scenic apple orchards, pastures, and forests. Josias River Farm features a rustic 1850鈥檚 event barn surrounded by an array of stone walls, rail fences, and vibrant perennial beds.

Facilities and Capacity
Josias River Farm offers couples a variety of charming event spaces to host their sacred ceremony and special celebration of love. Couples are invited to conduct their wedding ceremony outdoors beneath a stunning arbor, surrounded by the serenity of their onsite pond. Couples also have the option to hold their wedding ceremony with up to 200 loved ones inside Josias River Farm鈥檚 event barn. This barn can also hold up to 110 seated guests for a reception dinner.

This venue鈥檚 premier event barn dates back to the 1850s and features a stone foundation and classic wooden paneling. Inside the barn, you鈥檒l find traditional vaulted ceilings with elegant chandeliers suspended from decoratively lit wooden beam rafters. A loft area sits perched above the central dance floor - perfect as a designated area for additional reception dining tables and seating. A charming, rustic dry-bar is also situated in the event barn - perfect for cocktail hours and subsequent receptions.

Couples can also set up a reception tent on three acres of pristine, manicured lawn, surrounded by 17 acres of forest along the banks of the Josias River. Couples have access to a three-season porch, and a get-ready powder room.

We like to be transparent with our couples so we have included our packages and prices on our website along with our avaiability.

Services Offered
Josias River Farm provides couples with a range of special services to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams. Some of their helpful, stress-reducing services include the following:

  • Event coordination assistance
  • Decorative lighting
  • Lawn games
  • A staffed parking lot for 50 cars
  • Various seating options
  • Lighting/sound
  • WiFi
  • Liability insurance

Location
Josias River Farm is located in Cape Neddick, Maine, less than one hour away from Portland, Maine. Portland International Jetport is located 45 minutes away by car. Josias River Farm is also located only one hour and fifteen minutes away from Boston, Massachusetts.



  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,950

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$7,950

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$7,950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Madeline R. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Best Day Ever

    We had our wedding at JRF in June 2022, and I can't overstate how AMAZING the experience was. Our wedding was everything that we had been dreaming of, and it wouldn't have been possible anywhere else.

    Where do I start? From the day that we booked in March 2021, Laura was so communicative and supportive. She answered every question I had, and checked in regularly over the year and a half we were planning. She made us feel so special, and like our day really, really mattered to them. When it came time for our wedding, Laura and Charlie welcomed us as their guests for the entire weekend. They were so kind and accommodating, going above and beyond to make sure that everything went perfectly. We were so confident in their support that we barely thought about logistics on the day of, despite not having a wedding planner.

    The property is absolutely stunning. It's the perfect balance of rustic structures and natural beauty, the barn and farmhouse situated perfectly among the lush greenery, gorgeous flowers, tall trees, and rushing river. The beauty of the setting definitely took some pressure off of us when it came to decor, and our guests couldn't stop talking about how dreamy it was.

    The layout of the venue offers a ton of options for your day, depending on what kind of flow you want. We had our ceremony in the orchard, our cocktail hour in the garden, dinner on the lawn, and dancing in the barn. I've never been to a venue that offers so many options for how each part of your day can flow into another. Laura really wanted to help us customize our experience, and was always on hand to offer ideas and advice.

    All in all, we had the most perfect wedding day ever, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without Laura and Charlie at JRF. Thank you SO SO much for everything, we will remember our experience at JRF for a lifetime.

    Josias River Farm's reply:

    Maddy,

    Thanks so much for the kind words and for choosing Josias Farm for you wedding celebration. You and Crosby and your family and friends were a pleasure to host and we were so glad that so many made the journey from so far away. It's certainly a testament to both of you and made sure all had a fun, relaxed, memorable wedding on the south coast of Maine.

    We loved working with you both and I hope when you are back in the area you stop by to say hello and take a trip down memory lane.

    The best to both of you!
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    Rachael C. Married on 10/17/2020
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    Perfect for our vision

    My fiance and I met with Laura this past weekend and toured the property. I instantly fell in love with this venue and couldn't imagine having our wedding anywhere else but we had another tour booked up the road for the next day. Laura knew that my fiance's mom would be joining us the next day and asked if we wanted to bring her by so she could see the venue as well. This was perfect since his mom will be a huge part in the planning process of our wedding!

    Our appointment at the other vendor took longer then planned and Laura kindly checked in with us and was very flexible for when we were showing up. Her and her husband are so sweet and we decided to book our wedding with Josiah's River Farm for 10/17/2020! We are looking forward to beginning our future together there and we are so thankful for their kindness and flexibility.

    Josias River Farm's reply:

    Rachel,


    It was a pleasure to meet with you and Scott and Scott's mom. I could tell that this was the perfect venue for both of you and we look forward to hosting your wedding next fall.

    In the next year, we'll be working together to make sure your day is extra special! Call me or text me anytime you have a question and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can.

    Thanks for the lovely review,

    Laura
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    Kayla Married on 09/21/2019
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    Beautiful venue, amazing vendors

    This venue is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, and I'm not just biased ;) The barn is rustic, wonderful, and full of lights, the yard is spacious and full of beautiful trees and flowers (with LOTS of room for activities), and the goat pen was a huge hit amongst our friends. And the Tangerini's were a dream to work with. They were so helpful with recommending and directing vendors, with set up, where people should park, and with the clean up. Laura was also great when it came to planning out how the wedding should proceed and had awesome suggestions. What an amazing duo, they are two of the nicest people I have ever met and I am so thankful that they are the people that are behind this venue, the whole experience was beautiful beyond words.

    Photo credit: www.coleandkiera.com

    Josias River Farm's reply:

    Kayla,

    Thanks for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure working with you and your family. You had such a beautiful day and were surrounded by great friends, most of who came great distances to be with you on your special day.

    Please give your best to you Mom and Dad they were both great and work really hard to make your special day special.

    Please send me some photos when you get a chance.


    All the best,

    Laura
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