Weddings

The Hitching Post

Biddeford, ME View map

About

The Hitching Post is a stunning rustic wedding venue located in Dayton, Maine. This idyllic New England barn was built in 1830, and features a number of striking indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony and reception. The Hitching Post is situated on 100 acres of sprawling land alongside the Saco River, providing couples with the ability to bask in gorgeous natural scenery while they enter the next sacred chapter of their love story. The Hitching Post provides a number of special services in order to pave their clients a smooth and fun-filled path into marriage.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples are invited to exchange their vows underneath a beautiful timber frame arbor, while their loved ones look on from several rows of stylish wooden benches arranged on their pristine lawn. Breathtaking natural scenery and a surrounding forest of trees will frame your fairytale ceremony, adding unparalleled atmosphere to your special moment.

The Hitching Post also offers couples a gorgeous, indoor barn venue, perfect for wedding receptions. This space features rustic barn board tables and elegant Chiavari chairs fitted with ivory cushions. The Hitching Post’s barn also provides guests with amble dance-floor space, and has a maximum occupancy of 150 guests.

Services Offered

The Hitching Post has limited availability and offers to host wedding ceremonies and receptions from May through October. The Hitching Post has an extensive network of trusted vendors available in order to provide a smooth event, including officiants, catering and bar services, photographers, wedding cake companies, event planners, lighting and drapery services, floral services, as well as wedding bands and DJs. They also offer a plethora of special services in order to provide couples with an exceptional experience, including:

  • Altar
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Location

The Hitching Post is located in Dayton, Maine, and is easily accessible from Portland International Jetport, only 30 minutes away by car. Downtown Portland, Maine is also only 45 minutes away by car, and Boston, Massacussetts is less than two-hours away by car.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Melanie R. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Best of the best!!

    Angela was fantastic! She was so responsive to all my emails about things, and kept in touch along the way about every detail. She ensured everything was done smoothly, and each detail fit what Darryl and I wanted for the wedding.
    She takes great care of the grounds, the flowers and lawn. The Hitching Post is a photographers dream!! There are so many wonderful opportunities for pictures. The antique truck, the HP gates, along with all the flowers, the rolling hills, etc. It's an incredible spot for weddings, and Angela is an absolute pleasure to work with!!

    The Hitching Post's reply:

    Oh gosh, you’re so sweet! I truly enjoyed hosting your wedding and meeting your family and friends. You were equally as easy to work with and made my job easy! Congratulations and all the best to you both.
  • Jade
    Jade N. Married on 07/24/2021
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    The best barn wedding EVER!

    The Hitching Post was the PERFECT place for our wedding on 7/24/21. Throughout the planning process, Angela was a supreme pleasure to work with. She was on-site throughout the day to just make sure things were going smoothly (which honestly felt really reassuring!) and boy, did things go smoothly. Her vendor recommendations were spot-on and she was able to answer any and all questions we had in the year(s!!) leading up to our special day. You never know what's going to happen with wedding planning, and we dealt with a worst-case-scenario situation when COVID hit after we had booked the barn months prior. But Angela proved to be the most flexible, professional, and kind vendor imaginable. We are so grateful for the way in which she approached things in such an uncertain time, so we can say wholeheartedly that, when you're planning a wedding and need a team that can be flexible and fair, Angela would be an outstanding member of that team.

    The barn itself is just... breathtaking. There are really no words to describe how beautiful it looked. We got the lighting and drapery package as well and found that it gave the barn that little touch of elegance that swept our guests off their feet. There are also four single-stall bathrooms for guests to use (no lines!!) and the bar area is spacious as well. We were able to use the outdoor ceremony spot, which was PERFECTLY shaded for our 4pm ceremony, and then guests really enjoyed the patio and brand-new porch space during cocktail hour. We had 109 guests and found that the space felt perfectly full but still roomy. Do yourself a favor and book Angela and her beautiful barn for your special day!!

    Thank you for everything, Angela!!

    The Hitching Post's reply:

    Wow...thank you so very much for your kind words! You both as well were an extreme pleasure to work with. I was absolutely thrilled to host your beautiful wedding along side all your friends and family. You were amazing in the whole process...so kind, patient, thoughtful and appreciative. Things were certainly difficult to navigate at times throughout the planning due to Covid, but we all worked hard to get to that very important day together, and it was amazing :) Congratulations and I wish you only the very best!
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    Whitney S. Married on 06/12/2021
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    The absolute best place to get married!

    The best decision we made about our wedding was deciding to have it at the Hitching Post. From two showings (in the dead of winter), needing to post-pone our original day due to COVID, to the final wedding day in accordance with state guidelines - Angela was highly accommodating, flexible and kind. Her communication was top notch - always being available for questions or clarifications. She was onsite for the event and helped to keep everything running smoothly. The venue was gorgeous and beautifully prepared for the wedding day. Overall the Hitching Post was phenomenal to work with and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

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35 Anderson Road Biddeford, ME, 04005
2075902756
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The Hitching Post frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Hitching Post?

The Hitching Post includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Hitching Post in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Hitching Post for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Hitching Post for wedding events?

The Hitching Post offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Hitching Post offer?

The Hitching Post offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What furniture and decorations does The Hitching Post have available for wedding events?

The Hitching Post offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Hitching Post and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Hitching Post is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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