Barns on the Maine Landscape

Can you imagine an America without a barn on the landscape?

If you are looking to create an intimate, personable  and charming wedding then why not hold your event in one of our unique barns, each with beautiful surrounding property. Whether you want an outdoor wedding or a barn wedding, these country venues will set the mood.

Since these are located so close to other venues we manage or own, it allows plenty of flexibility for mixing venues as well as helping to accommodate your guests because of their close proximity to motels and to a the tourist locations....Portland, Freeport or Ogunquit.. Barn receptions or weddings create a one-of-a-kind event which helps to make this day a special and unique one just for you as well as offering a relaxing and inviting location for your guests too - young and old.

The old weathered barn wood gives a primitive landscape to your event. Dressed up or dressed down - the barn creates a special charm. What was not displayed by nature - we have added with  touches of ambiance. We have set the stage for your event - and you can then add the personalized touch, or have our talented event planners design your space.

Historic barns are often restored to a high standard and have much to offer. parties and wedding receptions. Decorated to suit your taste a converted barn could be easily yet dramatically transformed in to your ideal, or even dream venue. Huge oak beams and lofty ceilings will welcome and beguile your guests at each location,as well as acres of gardens or fields with vistas that change as the seasons do. The Black Tie Company is proud to offer these three unique settings for your next event.

The Barn at Merrill Farmhouse

Imagine a house with beds for 21 people, luxurious spaces for socializing, and an open kitchen and dining room large enough to accommodate your every need. Envision a wrap-around porch that provides panoramic views of a working dairy and sheep farm, an attached rustic barn which may be used of dinner, dancing, or both, a downstairs recreation room that runs the complete length of this magnificent house and a massive stone see-through fireplace. Picture all that, and then see it for yourself at Merrill Farmhouse.

The home was constructed in 2001 to be an exact exterior replica of the original farmstead from the mid-1800s, Merrill Farmhouse contains every modern amenity, including a sauna and a pool table. Bring the whole family together under one roof for that special anniversary, gather your friends for a New Year’s Eve celebration, create a team building opportunity for your business – whatever the occasion, Merrill Farmhouse will provide a welcoming, one-of-a-kind experience.

The Black Tie Company is now booking private events and weddings, as well as corporate functions for up to 100 guests, at the Charming Merrill Farmhouse with the attached rustic barn. The barn has stunning views, and used with the Farmhouse and grounds can accommodate an outdoor tent to be used in conjunction with the barn and house. Privacy, amazing vistas, working farms, and this wonderful piece of history makes an event here one that guests will remember and cherish.

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Shady Lane Farms

Shady Lane Farm is located in New Gloucester, in the historic district, close to the village.   We have a large barn in which we can host numerous events: contra dances, auctions, large fundraisers, weddings, and rehearsal dinners. There is a sweet pond on site, and numerous vistas of the hills of New Gloucester.  The property owners are most gracious and accommodating. They are anxious to help us make this a venue that attracts those who appreciate the beautiful antique barn thats features a built in bar, and hemlock hardwood floors. With high ceilings and wide open doors, the potential is limitless for reflecting your own style and taste. 

The house and barn are charming in their  rustic simplicity, with hundreds of surrounding acres of privacy. There are many wonderful areas for tented receptions as well. The barn will easily host up to 250 guests, and there is parking on site. Gardens are everywhere, as well as paths to walk and just take in the beauty of the natural landscape.

The farm is in a lovely setting, and there is a church and a very attractive B & B half  a mile away There are more accommodations in Freeport or Auburn, both 15 minutes away.. Plus, inside the antique home there a large and
well equipped kitchen,  as well as a private areas to use for family and friends if needed.

If you seek the unique.....come to Shady Lane Farms.

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Josias River Farm

Josias River farm is a 250 year old Maine farm situated on 20 scenic acres of forests, open fields, pastures and an apple orchard. Stone walls, rail fences and perrennial beds surround the antique cape and classic New England barn in this relaxed country setting.

We offer for your event a beautiful open field for any size tent and the barn for cocktails, dancing or intimate dinners. The barn can hold from 75-100 guests depending on the style of dining. The barn itself boasts 1800 square feet with a 300 foot loft for bands or cocktails, perhaps? There is also ample parking on site.

Your guests will enjoy exploring and wandering in the many private garden areas, communing with the goats, taking in the tranquility of the water garden or just easing into an adirondack chair on the lawn. The antique home and porch may be used for private space before or during events, and there is a large an fully equipped kitchen.

Within 5 miles there are beaches, dozens of hotels, and the charm and sophistication of the Ogunquit and Kennebunkport areas.

We look forward to you hosting your next event at the unique and beautiful Josias River Farm in Cape Neddick, Maine.

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The William Allan Farm

Enjoy the charm of this 200 year old barn, located in picturesque Pownal, Maine. The farm offers an ideal spot for your rustic barn wedding or other special event. Our 63 acres of woods and fields are bordered by gorgeous old stone walls, and the grounds include a lovely pond, gardens and open lawn perfect for photos or an intimate wedding ceremony. This rural setting is just ten minutes from downtown Freeport, where you and your guests will find hotels, shopping and other conveniences.

This 200 year old barn is an authentic New England structure, complete with rough hewn beams, wood plank floors and hay loft. The 80 x 40 traditional post and beam barn is spacious yet cozy and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Hanging brass chandeliers lend a rustic sophistication, and the barn can be elegantly dressed up, or dressed down for a more country feel.

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