How many guests can the barn seat?
The barn can seat up to 200 guests for dinner.
Are tables and chairs included with the rental fee of the barn?
We have found that our couples all have their own vision of the barn for their wedding day, therefore we leave the selection of tables and chairs up to you! We do have several rental companies we can recommend. They are ready to help you pull together all your rental needs both for tables and chairs as well as all the other necessities needed for the perfect wedding day.
Do you have bathrooms?
Yes! We have beautiful indoor restroom facilities with hot and cold running water for you and your guests!
Are we required to use your preferred vendors?
We very much encourage our clients to choose from our preferred vendor list for the catering and bar service. They have all worked at the barn and are excellent at what they do and are ready to provide a stress free event for you and your guests. If you are interested in using a catering company or bar service not on our preferred vendor list you will need prior approval from the William Allen Farm. All other rentals and services are left to the discretion of our couples.
How long do we have access to the property?
We do just one wedding per weekend so the property is yours from noon the day before your wedding until noon the day after.
How late can our event go?
We ask that the bar close and the music end at 10 pm the night of your event with the expectation that your guests have left the property by 10:30 pm.
Are there overnight accommodations on the property for our guests and bridal party?
We do not offer overnight accommodations here at the farm. If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere, one in which your bridal party or close family and friends can be all together in a more casual setting, we highly recommend the guest houses at Pineland Farms. The Pineland Farm Campus is just two miles from our barn and offers six gorgeous guest houses for your stay while enjoying your wedding here at William Allen Farm. The guest houses can sleep two to twenty guests and all are impeccably decorated for a comfortable stay just like home. Please contact Pineland Farms directly for information and reservations at (207)688-4800 ext. 11 or email at guesthouses@PinelandFarms.org.
We are also just 10 minutes from downtown Freeport offering a variety of accommodations, dining and shopping. The beautiful coastal town of Brunswick is just 20 minutes from William Allen Farm and Maine’s largest city Portland, is just half an hour south of us. Please refer to our lodging and accommodations page for suggestions for your bridal party, family and guests.
Do we need a tent?
A tent is not necessary as the barn can accommodate up to 200 guests for dinner, however a tent is never a bad idea. A tent can offer an alternative plan in case of rain for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. A tent is also helpful in the heat of summer to offer additional shade for an outdoor cocktail hour as well. Couples have also had dinner under the tent with the ceremony and dancing in the barn taking full advantage of the space the property offers.
Is there on-site parking?
Yes! We have a large parking area which can easily fit 80 cars. The parking area is away from the barn and grounds so that you do not have a parking lot next to your event yet easily accessible for your guests.
Is there a space on the property for the bridal party to get ready?
Yes! We have a large beautiful bridal suite on site just steps away from the barn. The bridal suite offers a private bathroom for use by the bridal party during the day while you are getting ready. The suite is relaxing and comfortable offering plenty of space to have hair and makeup done on site.
Are we allowed to have the Rehearsal Dinner in the barn?
Yes! Please remember the catering and bartending must be licensed and insured. Please keep in mind that cleanup is required after the rehearsal dinner in order to be ready for your wedding day. We would be happy to discuss local restaurants as options for your rehearsal dinner as well.
Can we supply our own beer, wine and alcohol?
Yes, you may purchase your own beverages for the event. However, you must hire a bar service with General Liability Insurance which must be provided to William Allen Farm to serve at your event. You will also be require to purchase Host Liquor Liability Insurance for not less than $1,000,000 naming William Allen Farm as additional insured as part of your Special Event Liability Insurance policy. We do not allow BYOB.
Are we required to clean up?
We do ask that all rental items be broken down and stacked for pick up by your rental company. It is always a good idea to check with your caterer as to whether or not they will provide this service for you. We require all personal items, décor, florals to be removed from the property by noon the day following your event.
Are we required to purchase our own insurance policy for the event?
Yes, we do require our couples to purchase Special Event Liability Insurance for no less than $1,000,000 naming William Allen Farm as additional insured. Your Special Event Liability Insurance policy may be attached to a homeowners or renters policy or you may purchase a stand-alone policy.
The policy should cost approximately $200.
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