The Wells Reserve is a national treasure. It is 2,250 acres of protected land, a restored saltwater farm called Laudholm, and a natural haven. The Wells Reserve has important facets beyond its beauty and grandeur. As a National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Wells Reserve works to expand knowledge of coasts and estuaries, engage people in environmental learning, and involve communities in conserving natural resources, all with a goals of protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems around the Gulf of Maine.
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Emily · Married on 06/30/2018
Simply awesome. No place we looked at offered this combination of natural beauty, flexibility, capacity, value, and authentic character. Tracy and Mark were our primary points of contact, and they were a pleasure to work with and very welcoming. The facilities were simple and beautiful. Really good set-up for just about anything you want to do. The barn is incredible. Feels like a space that has a lot of history and still serves multiple purposes. Also great for dancing! We loved that Laudholm was not just a picture-perfect wedding venue, but is also a working, living community space and environmental research center. Glad to introduce our guests to this place and support its mission.
Ashley · Married on 08/09/2014
The landscape is absolutely breath-taking! A unique setting that offers a tranquil and intimate atmosphere - so perfect for a wedding. The possibilities are also endless (how to use the barn, farmhouse, ceremony space, tent, etc), and Tracy is wonderful to work with to help make all these fun decisions. The best and easiest decision of my wedding planning was choosing this venue!
Luisa · Married on 10/08/2016
Laudholm was the perfect place for our wedding on 10/8/16. We held all of our wedding weekend events there (welcome party, ceremony and reception, and Sunday send-off brunch) to get more bang for our buck. If you don't want to plan every detail yourself, I'd recommend looking elsewhere, as this venue is very DIY-oriented, but if you don't mind coordinating a lot of details and want a unique, BEAUTIFUL spot, this place is ideal. Tracy was very responsive to questions. If you plan to hold events there at night, make sure to bring some lighting. There are lights on the side of the barn, which light the footpaths surrounding the area, but the beams of light don't extend very far, so guests could be eating in the dark if you're doing something outdoors at night and you don't bring lighting.