The Tortoise and The Mare Inn and guest houses at Lookout Farm is an historical, farm wedding venue from 1786 located in Sumner, Maine. This romantic venue offers multiple accommodations and 140 private acres with unbeatable mountain views to bring many family and friends together. Couples can reserve the entire farm to call home for the duration of their stay.
Facilities and Capacity
With 140 private acres at your disposal, The Tortoise and The Mare Inn can hold up to 300 guests. Being a mainly outdoor venue, couples will have an historic farm from 1786 and scenic Maine mountains to enjoy. This venue works as a private farm retreat for the couple and guests, with multiple fields and grounds to choose from for reception tent. Gambrel Barn is available for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and relaxed receptions.
The Tortoise and The Mare Inn at Lookout Farm is an exclusive wedding venue that boasts privacy and one-of-a-kind Maine views. A few services this venue offers are:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Savannah · Married on 06/09/2018
We had our wedding June 2nd of this year (2018) and we rented out the whole Inn and both the container-minium and Christmas house for the whole weekend, Friday through Sunday. I literally cannot express enough how amazed I am by not only the beauty of the Inn and landscape surrounding it, but by how truly amazing the owners, Laura and Steve, are as well!
As soon as you pull onto the road, you lose your breath from the beauty of the Maine mountains. The Inn gets closer and you get to see first hand how much time and love has been put into the Inn and the grounds. It is welcoming and homey with a touch of uniqueness that puts it above any other vendors we had looked at. Each room at the Inn has its own theme, which is something we, and our guests, absolutely loved. This place, is something beyond words. A getaway you need to experience for yourself to really understand how beautiful and amazing, it truly is.
Running right in next to the amazingness of the Tortoise and The Mare, are Laura and Steve, the owners. My husband and I had quite a few monkey wrenches thrown into our planning for our wedding and Laura and Steve went above and beyond in doing their best to accommodate our needs. Laura was very quick with responses and ideas when we were having difficulties deciding which ideas would work best for the type of wedding we were trying to have. They made us feel right at home and helped when ever we needed it to make sure that our day was amazing. It was all that and more and all thanks to Laura and Steve. Truly awesome people. Made so many good memories here at the Inn and we will surely be back to make many more.
Love and Blessings, Mr. and Mrs. OB
Maghan · Married on 08/11/2018
The Tortoise and The Mare is by far the best place in the whole world; whether you are looking for a quiet get away or to host an extravagant event, they have it all. The property is settled on top of a mountain and the views seem to stretch all the way to the end of time; completely surreal. We had our wedding there in August of 2018 and I can't express enough, our gratitude for the owners Steve and Laura. This couple made sure everything was absolutely perfect for our Big Day and were very accommodating in making our vision come true. We had a unique wedding with a spread out plan, live band and a food truck! They even planted seeds and grew the flowers I desired for the ceremony and reception. If it weren't for them, our dreams would never have come true. We fell in love with them both and the property instantly and can't wait to return for another family get together!
Paula · Married on 08/05/2018
We are such big fans of Laura & Steve, the amazing owners of The Tortoise and The Mare Inn!! With only a month to plan our wedding, I never once felt stressed about our venue. We rented the Inn, grounds, and the two guest houses for the weekend for a small, second marriage ceremony of about 30 people. The Inn is stunning, the barns are magical, and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. Laura & Steve were so helpful with the planning, setting up, and even driving us to the local hospital after my teen son broke his arm!! Now that goes above and beyond expectations. We plan to return to The Inn every year for our anniversary with our family of six to soak in the magic. Laura & Steve allowed us to feel at home and our guests sensed that warmth. We highly recommend The Tortoise and The Mare for your wedding, big or small!! Happy Life to All xo