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Reception
$3,995 starting price
Ceremony
$3,995 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$3,995 starting price
Ceremony
$3,995 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

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About

On WeddingWire since 2020

1 hr from Portland & 2.5 hrs from Boston:

The Hive Farmhouse & Wedding Barn is one of Maine's most sought after venues, located conveniently just outside of Portland. For 5 years, this remarkable property has been setting the bar for timeless, rustic events in a charming, quintessential Maine farm setting. The serene and beautifully landscaped grounds offer an intimate setting to host your event. Located in the 4 season destination area of The Southwestern Maines Lakes & Mnts Region, (Waterford), the custom-designed gardens and 19 acres of fields provide an enchanting setting for your celebration. The detached horse barn and farmhouse have been meticulously restored and renovated to capture Maine's charm while simultaneously offering modern amenities to facilitate flawless events.

Weddings include use of the entire property, including overnight accommodations in the farmhouse for up to 23 guests across 7 bedrooms & 3,300 sq ft of chic farmhouse for your weekend event. Couples typically host their ceremony and reception on site, as well as rehearsal dinner & day after brunch. Our wedding couples consistently share that they are able to make themselves totally at home with family and friends allowing them to truly soak up all of the "little moments" around the weekend & big day. From a morning hike or yoga in the barn to late night with smores around the fire pit with their closest friends/family. Given our proximity to the Lakes, Mnts, Oxford Casino, Oxford Beer Garden & Portland, our couples love what the area has to offer (restaurants, hotels, and rental homes for guests) with the natural beauty and privacy of this remarkable property.

Our average sized wedding is around 80 guests & regularly host micro to large weddings up to 200+ guests.

.....The Hive Weddings also provides two other very unique tented Log Home Wedding Venues, Big Sky Mnt Estate, also highlighted on Wedding Wire, The Knot & Airbnb & Blue Spruce Lodge, both located in Brownfield, ME on the Conway, NH border.

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?

$3,995

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

$3,995

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?

$3,995

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

$3,995

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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Reviews of The Hive Farm & Wedding Barn

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4.4 out of 5 rating
4.4 out of 5 rating
7 Reviews
89% recommend it
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Judith B. Sent on 02/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fall wedding in Maine

We rented the hive farm and wedding barn for our wedding weekend in October and it was absolutely perfect! Eric was such an incredible help through the whole process and was genuinely excited about making our day the best. The property was gorgeous and the foliage made the perfect back drop. Plenty of room on the property for people to camp! For our dining tent and our pups to roam free (just remember you’re in western mAine so watch out for skunks and critters)… I would recommend this venue a million times over.
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Ellex P. Sent on 10/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding August 2022

First off, there isn't quite enough words to describe how beautiful this wedding venue is. My wife & I were both looking for a venue that offered not only a large enough barn to fit all of our guest, but a place for guests who traveled to comfortably stay the night if chosen. The Hive offered us just that and more. The barn offers two levels, which made rehearsal dinner much easier due to the rain forcing us to be indoors as the upper level was not disturbed after being set up for the big day. The house gives off a soothing " country" vibe, perfect for a Maine wedding. The house had plenty of rooms & beds, all equipped with an air conditioner. Multiple bathrooms which made getting ready a breeze. The yard is exceptionally large with tons of room for tents, all the yard games & parking. Our caterers enjoyed using the carriage house beside the barn to set up all of the food. Overall, we have nothing but good things to say about this venue & the owner. Eric was very professional, easy to work with and answered all of our questions in a timely manner from start to finish. We would recommend this venue to everyone!
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Abby G. Sent on 08/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Easy and caring

This past weekend we got married at the hive in Waterford. Over the past year Eric has been a sounding board answering any and all questions, and meeting with us several times to check out the property together and with our families prior to the wedding. Each time we visited there were upgrades - additional flower locations, easier walk ways out of the barn to the ceremony, and overall. Not to mention he had maintenance mow the lawn a day before the wedding and then weed whack the morning of the wedding. Just so amazing. The hive in Waterford had several positives for us - the space for all our wedding party to spend the night without driving home, the barn that held our 100 guests, multiple stalls for our bar, photo booth, and gift area. The venue also had several places to take photos for us and our family and friends. You cannot beat the price, and to have such a lovely and accommodating host was something special. I feel so compelled to write a glowing review for Eric. We used both the hive in Waterford and trail side at Shawnee peak for our close family to stay. They had a lovely time and it all went really well!! Thank you so much Eric!
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Kaytlyn & Emmily
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Team

Eric Braciska
Eric Braciska
Founder/Owner

After 25 years in Corporate Account Management, Marketing, & Sales for several Fortune 500 Companies, I am now solely dedicated to managing our real estate ventures...including the Personal Creation of your Remarkable “Hive” Wedding Event & respective stay. Our goal is to become the most popular Rustic/Country/Mountains Wedding Destination in Maine. With the dozens of unique wedding supplies we provide, we will work together in unison to provide your One of a Kind, Personalized Wedding arrangement.

Tim & Theresa Roberts
Tim & Theresa Roberts
Caretakers/Cleaners

Successfully running their Property Management & Cleaning Businesses for over 35 years in the Lakes Region

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