River Winds Farm and Estate

121 louden rd, Saco, ME 04072 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About River Winds Farm and Estate

River Winds Farm and Estate is a farm-style wedding venue located in Saco, Maine. The venue has two has two barns. One is a horse boarding facility. The other is a Rustic cathedral barn perfect for hosting your big day. This 160-acre property can accommodate your event whether it's big or small, elaborate or simple. River Winds Farm is just 25 minutes from Portland and a few minutes from beaches, lakes and amusement parks.

Facilities and Capacity

Wedding Package Events for 125 to 250 guests

Elopement Package for smaller more intimate events.

River Winds Farm features unique spaces for wedding celebration. At this spacious venue, you have the option to use the estate home and event barn. The estate contains an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor lap pool, a work out room, a professional-grade kitchen, a screened porch with eight bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Access to the Saco River with kayaks provided. River Winds Farm is able to accommodate 150-200 of your closest friends and family during our summer months. Our event barn space can hold 150-170 comfortably for sit-down plated meal service.

Services Offered
River Winds Farm is a functioning horse training stable and wedding/event venue. Services they offer include:

  • Setup Assistance
  • On-Premise Licensed Bar Service
  • Certified Bartenders
  • Pet-friendly
  • Relationships with Prefered Local Vendors
  • Option of River Winds exclusive catering menus & rental packages for one-stop shopping
  • On-site Lodging Destination Packages 8 bedroom 4 1/2 bathroom sleeps 16
  • Bridal suite & Man Cave
  • Prop Room
  • Rehearsal Dinner & Day After Brunch Catering Packages
  • Climate controlled event barn
  • 2020 Sanitation Trailer with high end finishes and climate control
  • Off-Premise Licensed Bar Service at venues within 50 miles

Package Inclusions
River Winds Farm has a Prop Room full of decorative items and barn antiques that you'll have access to use. Items include lanterns, antique picture frams, cake & pastry stands, lawn games, 20 - 8 ft. farm tables, 2 - 5 ft. sweetheart tables, 220 white wedding chairs, 3 whiskey barrel cocktail tables, antique furniture, bistro sets, sivler plate chargers, a birch arbor, a copper arbor and more!

A'la Carte Offerings
40' x 60' White Wedding Tent, Commercial Gas Grille, Warming Box (for caterer), 11' x 12' Band Stage with 4' x 8' Walk-out

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3 Reviews for River Winds Farm and Estate

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Bonnie Wahrer · Married on 08/24/2019

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    Overly happy with our wedding experience at River Winds!

    The beautify of the venue (the home, the barn, the 160+ well-kept acres) speaks for itself, doesn’t it? If the aesthetics weren’t enough, Beth Austin, the owner of River Winds Farm & Estate, and the Food and Beverage Manager, Gina Martinez, were even more spectacular. We had our wedding at RWF&E on August 24, 2019, and it was out of this world. Our guests kept commenting on the beauty of the venue. We also stayed in the home for 2 nights which allowed us to enjoy both the outdoor and indoor pool, lawn games, the guys enjoyed the “man cave,” and I walked some of the acres with my dog on the morning of the wedding to get some fresh air before the big day. Beth and Gina were also around all weekend to set-up and ensure we had what we needed. Overall, I am beyond happy that we had our wedding at RWF&E and I highly recommend it!

    Sent on 09/21/2019
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    Linda · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Our family was privileged to share a wonderful wedding weekend at this amazing facility recently. There was nothing we needed or wanted that they hadn't already taken care of. The food, flowers, entire venue exceeded any expectations we had. The unique opportunity for our two families to share time together here and get to know each other was really most enjoyable.

    Sent on 10/03/2018

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River Winds Farm and Estate FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 7725
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7725
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 7725
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 7725
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    125
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Inn/B&B
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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    3% cash payment discount available

Team of River Winds Farm and Estate

Beth Austin

Beth Austin

Owner

Beth Austin and her two children, Reeve and Kylemore (Kylee) Austin have lived on this property since 2002. Beth grew up in the small town of Kenduskeag, Maine, just outside of Bangor. She attended college at the University of Maine in Farmington. After college she taught special education in juvenile corrections centers for 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom. Since becoming a widow unexpectedly in 2011, she has been working on turning their family hobby-farm into an events center where she can share her beautiful estate with others as they host their business function or celebrate their special day.

As the proprietor and family matriarch, Beth’s creative ideas and inspiration drove the expansion of the Farm to an events venue, destination wedding, and country lodging house. She loves sharing her family’s estate with others, and hopes to continue to host guests and riders for years to come.

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Gina Martinez

Gina Martinez

Events Manager / Food & Beverage Manager

Gina's many years of hospitality and dining services management, along with her lengthy experience in event management, make her a perfect fit to oversee our events at River Winds. She has been in the hospitality industry her whole life, working in small family-owned restaurants, as well as large brand hotels. She has also managed a healthcare dining service within a care facility. Gina has a AAS in Culinary Arts and Dietetics. As an entertainment establishment owner and events coordinator, she has managed numerous functions including weddings, corporate events, family functions and public band shows. Gina knows how to plan for dining and beverage needs at events, and ensure any crowd is entertained and comfortable.

Gina was born in Everett Mass, a suburb of Boston. She moved to Old Orchard Beach, Maine in 1990, with son Dustin and daughter Ariane. She met and married her husband Johnny "Jam" Martinez there, and they owned a popular nightclub and specialty wine and beer shop in Old Orchard Beach's downtown for 13 years. Gina loves to travel and her favorite destination is the Mayan Riviera.

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Kylee Austin

Kylee Austin

Marketing Specialist / Equine Facility Manager

Kylee joined her mother, Beth, in the family business as a teenager. As an avid horsewoman, she currently manages the Horse Arena and boarding services at River Winds. She has been working on the marketing of the farm events and other activities, giving tours to prospective clients and brides, and managing the social media and online marketing.

Having recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a BS in Business, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, she is looking forward to bringing her formal education knowledge to the family business for hands-on application. Her mother refers to her as the “owner in training”.

Kylee was a standout volleyball player, coaching in her off season, and a two-time recipient of the William B. Wise scholar athlete award for achievement in the classroom, as well as on the court. Her love for horses and competition has taken her across the Northeast and to Pennsylvania, where she competed in Team Penning and Sorting, winning a youth title at age 17.

Kylee plans to continue to grow the Farm through private events, group offerings, and digital marketing efforts. She also manages the horse boarding and arena areas of the farm.

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  • 121 louden rd Saco, ME, 04072 See on map
    207-521-9885 (Phone number)
    By Appointment 7 Days a Week
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