Frequently asked questions
How Many Guests Do You Accommodate For A Wedding Reception?
Live Well Farm can accommodate wedding receptions of up to 200 people. If you are planning a more intimate wedding, you may be able to forego renting a tent as the barn can hold up to 75 guests seated for dinner. If your guest list is pushing 75, then you’ll need to rent a tent. Believe us, the ambiance of a tent is gorgeous.
Do You Have Restrooms?
We have 2 restrooms located in the barn. For guest counts 100+ we recommend sourcing an additional outside restroom. There are a few convenient locations on the property where these can be placed so they are accessible to guests while still being discreet.
Can We Supply The Alcohol?
LWF does not serve or supply liquor. We adhere to the State of Maine Liquor Laws which allows you to purchase and serve your own liquor if you so choose. We do require a Liquor Liability Insurance Policy as stated in our contract that can be purchased through a non-affiliate site for a minimal cost. There are also many licensed bartenders for hire that can be found on our Preferred Vendor Guide if you so choose. Please note we do not allow cash bars. There are multiple locations where a service bar can be set up to accommodate your bar service vendor.
Can We Have Our Rehearsal Dinner On-Site?
Yes, for clients who select the weekend package the farm is all yours. We highly recommend a traditional Lobster bake for a quintessential Maine rehearsal dinner! Additional meals served on site that are planned to accommodate above your “farm house guest count” must use insured caterers/bartenders. Please consider any additional clean-up needs or rentals that must be brought on site to accommodate these events.
Do You Have On-Site Parking?
We can accommodate on-site parking for 40 cars, conditions permitting, in the back field. There is additional parking at the school diagonally across the street for another 30 vehicles. Should your parking needs exceed the aforementioned we suggest hiring a transportation company. There is plenty of room for shuttles and trolleys. We have included a list of reliable transportation vendors on our Preferred Vendor Guide, all of which are familiar with our property. Hiring a transportation company also allows your guests to enjoy your party without having to drive afterwards.
You’re only 20 minutes from charming downtown Brunswick, the home of Bowdoin College and great restaurants, boutique shopping, hotels, and art galleries. Live Well Farm is at the end of the Harpswell peninsula for water activities, nature trails, and seafood restaurants. There is a lot to see and do.
What If We Want To Get Married In A Church Or On The Water?
We have great options for church or waterfront sites. Johnson Field at Mackerel Cove is a popular choice for ceremonies on the water. For churches, nearby Elijah Kellogg in Harpswell is beautiful, and there are many options for places of worship in Brunswick. Please ask for more info.
How Long Is The Rental Period?
We typically only book one wedding per weekend, so the Farm is yours. If you have rented for the weekend, then check-in is at 4 pm on Thursday, and check-out is at 10am on Sunday. Early check-in or late check-out may be possible for a fee depending on other availablity. If you are renting for one day only, then check-in is at 9 am, and check-out is at 11 pm.
Are There Specific Vendors We Need To Use?
No. It’s important to us that you are able to curate your event to reflect your individual style, so we do not restrict your vendor choices—we do however require that all vendors are insured. Upon booking we provide a Preferred Vendor Guide which includes a curated list of vendors across several categories that we have had amazing experiences with and who also are familiar with the property.
Is There On-Site Lodging For Guests?
With sleeping accommodations for up to 11 guests, it's perfect for having your immediate family or bridal party near you to celebrate before and after your event hours. Tons of natural light fill each room and the neutral tones each space is decorated in offer a cohesive canvas for capturing additional event imagery.
Is There Heat Or Air-Conditioning?
We have A/C in the Family Room and the Bridal Suite. Each room has a fan, but the ocean breezes usually provide all the A/C you’ll need. The farmhouse is heated, but of course, we hope you won’t need it in the summer season. Two patio heaters are available for outdoor warmth. The barn is not heated, but once the dancing starts, everyone is warm.
Can LWF also plan my wedding?
Having over 10 years of experience in the events industry we are certainly available to be a sounding board but we are going to leave the planning up to those who do it professionally! We do require that all of our clients employ an insured event coordinator/planner who can more expertly assist you along the way and who is also present on the day of your event. This is a huge help for clients navigating the events world for the first time, assisting with vendor coordination and also gives peace of mind that your day runs smoothly so you can sit back and enjoy it. We have several wonderful Coordinators and Planners on our Preferred List if you need suggestions.
How can I reserve LWF for my event?
Upon your request, and pending event date availability, a LWF team member will customize your proposal and email it directly to you via a third party platform we use called Honey Book. Proposals are typically good for one week from the proposal date at which a 50% non-refundable deposit and signed contract to hold your date will be required. The remaining balance will be scheduled through intervals with the final payment being due 60 days prior to your event. We also require a certificate of insurance from a provider like wedsafe.com or eventhelper.com.