Can we tour the site ahead of time?

Yes! We love our farm and can't wait to show it to you! Please complete the Contact Us form at the end of this website to make arrangements for a visit. 

When is the best time for weddings at the Homestead at Rest and Be Thankful?

Events are typically scheduled from the last weekend in May to Columbus Day.

What spaces are available?

Numerous sites are available on the farm for your ceremony and reception, including the apple orchard, garden, barn cocktail deck, riding ring or knoll. We have a 2000 square foot cement surface for reception tents and dancing. Events at the Homestead are tented; all wedding packages include a reception tent with sides to accommodate your number of guests.

Can we decorate the barns?

We encourage couples to put their personal touch and style on their event. Decorating of the barns is subject to farm approval. Use of nails, staples and/or screws is by specific permission only. we do ask that couples identify the degree to which they will decorate and be accountable for removal of all decoration(s) following the event.

How many people can we invite?

The maximum number of guests at the Homestead is 175. 

Is alcohol permitted?

Beer, wine champagne and liquor are permitted with a licensed/insured caterer or bartending service. Any and all alcohol must be served by the licensed service/caterer and is subject to our Alcohol Policy.

How long is the rental period?

We only book one wedding per weekend. For a Saturday event, renters have access Friday 10am to sunset; Saturday 8am to 11pm with music ending at 10:30pm.

Are there guest accommodations?

We have a few wonderful places in nearby Kennebunk-Kennebunkport we can recommend you book for yourself and guests. See our Preferred Vendors list.

Do I need to purchase wedding insurance?

A sudden cancellation to stolen gifts to a damaged dress, wedding insurance can help protect you against the unforeseen, and can also afford you great peace of mind. We have several providers listed on our preferred vendor page.

One of my fondest memories of my daughter’s wedding at The Homestead is looking out from the tent at a happy circle of our guests sitting in white Adirondack chairs under the apple trees. The trees sparkled with mason jars filled with tea lights that danced like fireflies in the night breeze - magical. Just one of the creative touches Michele and George added for us. The attention to detail everywhere impressed us.