Located in the historic district of New Gloucester, Maine, we’re less than 15 miles from Freeport, 25 from Portland, and 8 from Lewiston-Auburn. There are plenty of options for overnight accommodations in all three places and a nice bed and breakfast right here in New Gloucester (www.chandlerhousebandb.com).
What We Offer
Our 80’ x 45’ barn has a large open interior that seats 200 people. There is plenty of outdoor space for tents or seating. Adjacent to the barn is a field for parking.
In addition to the use of our barn, rental of Shady Lane Farm gives you the use of our grounds: a large side lawn opens onto a small pond, and, closer to the barn, a swath of lawn that leads to a pasture marked by a rustic grape arbor.
There is a separate apartment attached to the farmhouse that can be used as a dressing room/lounge for the bridal party.
Please note that Shady Lane Farm is a “space-only” venue, meaning that we do not provide catering. We will help you plan and coordinate rentals. We require that all event holders work with a full-service event planner and/or caterer, and that any alcohol consumed on the premises will be served by a licensed, fully insured server. Caterers will need to contact us regarding set-up and use of facilities. Tables and chairs are not included.
The rental fees start at $4000.00 and include use of the property during a three-day time frame for set-up, rehearsal, the event itself, and clean up. It also includes use of the attached apartment as a lounge / dressing room. Overnight use of the apartment will be additional, depending on individual needs. Caterers must remove trash the night of the event. If that is not part of your catering contract, there will be an additional deposit necessary. We request a non-refundable 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance due 60 days before the event.