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The Hive Farm & Wedding Barn

Waterford, ME View map Visit website

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Up to 250 guests

The Hive Farmhouse & Wedding Barn is a remarkable wedding venue in Waterford, Maine for your weekend wedding & only an hour from Portland & 2 3/4 hours from Boston. We host intimate to large-sized barn weddings. The Outdoor Barn Ceremony location and its rustic live edge benches serve as your main Ceremony Site, providing a picturesque backdrop for your big day. Dozens of phenomenal locations for photos along our perennial gardens, acres of granite rock walls & golden fields are a photographer's dream. We have hosted over 20 weddings in the last 2.5 years & have availability in 2023. We provide Tours Sunday afternoons & all weekdays.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hive Farm & Wedding Barn specializes in intimate to large-sized weddings (up to 250 guests). Our Barn View Ceromony location in our back field provides a choice of 3 different rustic arbors & live edge log seatings for 100+ in an open field setting. Tents can also be set up in one of 4 different locations on the property. You are welcome to utilize the vendors that suit your needs best on or outside of our Recommended Wedding Partners Guide. You and your family/wedding party can stay the weekend in the newly renovated 3,300 sq ft Chic Farmhouse which sleeps up to 23 guests in 7 bedrooms.

Services Offered

The Hive Farm & Wedding Barn provides a host of wedding supplies to help reduce your costs, including our 3 different arbors, all tables, benches, & chairs for your ceremony & reception, 4 add large rustic tables, 7 high top tables, rustic wedding door entrance (ceremony), rustic photo booth, rustic bar, keg refrigerator, lounge areas & more. The bottom level has the bar, photo booth, tack room, 3 stalls & open area for pre & post reception activities, while the upstairs is typically utilized for meal & reception activities.

Others may enjoy the gorgeous perennial gardens & expansive yard for yard games. We also have a Foosball Table for tournaments along with a Granite Bon Fire Pit (with wood provided). We also provide tons of yard games, includding Corn Hole, Ladder Ball, Giant Jenga, Kan Jam, Giant Connect Four, & Spike Ball, thus providing plenty of entertainment for your guests to have fun.

The property offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy what nature has to offer. The property is also pet friendly, so you can bring along your dog to celebrate with you. It’s the kind of place sure to leave a lasting impression on your loved ones in a quintesential, relaxed, fun Maine Farm & Mnts setting.

We also can accommodate another 19 guests at our large log home next door in Bridgton, ME. We also provide another totally different tented wedding venue, "The Hive" at Birch Ridge Estate in Brownfield, ME (right on the Conway, NH border). All our venues are located on The Knot, Wedding Wire & Airbnb.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

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
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
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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    Abby G. Married on 08/20/2022
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    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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    Jennifer P. Married on 07/09/2022
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    Beautiful Venue

    This is a beautiful space - lots of room inside and out, well maintained and rustic! We would recommend that they update a few things - 1. Add hand railings on the outside of the barn to get up to the outside ceremony space and/or a handicap ramp for older attendees 2. Include a couple golf carts for easy movement around the property and ease of transporting guests to/from their vehicles and 3. Update/replace the ceremony benches as they are a little unstable and tippy. We would definitely recommend this venue, but these three additions would increase the value greatly. 😊
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    Desiree D. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Wonderful place to get married

    This place was perfect. It had everything you could need and so much room for everyone. It made our weekend and wedding day complete. Eric is a wonderful guy to work with and very easy going. Highly recommend!!!!
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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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264 Passaconaway Rd. Waterford, ME, 04088
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