The 1812 Farm is an elegant wedding venue located in Bristol, Maine. This restored 18th century barn offers a rustic and elegant feel with a pond that makes for a remarkable indoor or outdoor venue. Home of the great grandson of Governor Bradford, this historical setting will have guests seeking every picturesque opportunity this venue has to offer without taking away from the wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
The 1812 Farm offers two glorious settings to showcase your big day. The Barn boasts 2,100 square feet to make your wedding day everything you want it to be, whether that be large and elegant or intimate and rustic. Guests will be impressed by the restoration, including shimmering chandeliers and a large double door opening to the outside lawn. The Lawn, surrounded by colorful gardens, makes for a perfect spring or summer ceremony designed for each couple.
With a historic house and barn on site, The 1812 Farm offers a unique wedding venue and on-site catering. Other services include:
17 Reviews for The 1812 Farm
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristin Hawthorne · Married on 11/16/2019
We are having our wedding here on November 16, 2019. The venue is gorgeous and definitely worth every penny. Leslie has been very helpful with planning and has assisted me every step of the way so far. I cannot wait to have our dream wedding at the beautiful farm/barn!Sent on 01/06/2019
Update: Our wedding was yesterday and could not have been more perfect!! This venue is a dream and the staff was amazing and truly treated us like family. They made sure everything went smoothly and that all our guests were cared for and had a blast!
Sarah Fraser · Married on 08/10/2019
You must book the 1812 farm!
The 1812 Farm was the best decisions we made when we decided to get married. If I could give Sarah Maurer and her team 10 stars I would. First, the food is amazing. We had 160 guests and food was hot, delicious, they even grew some of the vegetables for our wedding at a local farm. We went with open bar and the adorable vintage bar cart was the perfect touch plus our guests loved the Maine Mule they curated for us. My family was so impressed with the service, attention to detail. The facility is 5 stars. Everything we wanted Sarah made happen. I can't recommend them enough. Worth every dime. My mom loved that every time she put her glass of wine down one of the amazing 1812 staff would deliver her a fresh one. Definitely book The 1812 Farm, you will not regret it. Sarah FraserSent on 09/08/2019
The 1812 Farm's reply:Sarah and Dan - thank you! A amazing day! The staff loved working with you, your family and friends. And the donut wall was a huge success (Dan can go into the Donut wall building biz).
Kim Gorsek · Married on 07/27/2019
**DREAM COME TRUE** laid back yet detail oriented support in a beautiful setting
Cynthia and the team at 1812 Farm helped us create the most beautiful wedding day that many of our guests claimed was 'the best wedding they'd ever been to'. With a venue and team like 1812 Farm, we aren't surprised. The venue is an 'all-in-one' dream come true. The crew truly works as a team. The grounds were impeccably landscaped. The food was unforgettably delicious (fresh Oysters from an Airstream named 'Sadie'!?). And the bridal suite offered a relaxing escape for the bridal party to primp and relax before the ceremony. Throughout the planning process, our day-of-coordinator, Cynthia, was proactive and accommodating. We opted to have our ceremony at the Pemaquid Point lighthouse and Cynthia was able to connect us to a few local resources to make that happen. We are so grateful for 1812's support and guidance during the hectic planning process and all throughout the activity of the wedding day. With any wedding, stories surface after the day is over and one of our favorites is that unbeknownst to us, Cynthia had arranged a golf cart to transport the bride's 80+ year old grandpa from cocktail hour on the lawn to the reception in the barn. This type of care and consideration is just a small example of the level of support and attention to detail this team provides their couples. Highly recommended.Sent on 05/15/2020
Exclusive use of the entire facility - Getting Ready, Ceremony and 5 Hour Reception!
Our Bristol Suite - prepare, relax, and get ready for your big day! salon area for hair and makeup, sitting room, 2 bathrooms, shower
Ceremony on the lawn, with white chairs
Cocktail hour with our vintage Airstream Bar Car on the lawn
Dining and dancing in the barn
On-site Event Coordinator
Your Event Coordinator will assist in vendor recommendations, help create your timeline, and be with you the day-of to ensure your big day runs smoothly
Enjoy your choice of a meal served family style or a plated dinner!
Your choice of a consumption or cash bar for cocktail hour and reception
Non alcoholic beverages- soda, iced tea, coffee, juice, and hot tea are included
The following are included for your reception:
Wooden crossback chairs (Reception)
White folding ceremony chairs
Your choice of long or round guest tables
White rope or gold rimmed china
Stainless steel flatware
White or ivory tablecloths
White or ivory napkins
$95 per person *not including sales tax or gratuity
Beautiful place for a wedding! The staff is amazing!!
Working with Sarah and the entire staff at The 1812 Farm is always a joy. They are always ready for anything and make sure that the day goes smoothly no matter what may be thrown their way. The venue itself, the barn and the grounds are meticulously upkept and have a rustic feel but include all the modern amenities. It's a wonderful place to get married and have a reception.
Fantastic venue!! Well run, great food and great location!!!