Summer Wedding Reception

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Summer Wedding Reception

Summer Wedding Reception

Summers in Maine keep visitors coming back year after year and Rose and Collin chose one of our beautiful, sunny, Maine summer weekends for their wedding. They were married at the stunning and historic Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston, Maine by Reverend Matthew Gregory. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests made the quick 30 minute drive to Bonaventura Vineyards for their barn wedding reception. Although it was quite possibly the hottest weekend of the summer, there was a breeze here in Hartford and the heat did not stop Rose and Collin and their guests from

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Take a seat!

We are proud to be able to offer our guests wooden farm-style tables made on site here at Bonaventura Vineyards by our own Chad Casey. The majority of these tables have been constructed from reclaimed wood from our barn, much of it from the haylofts that were in place when we purchased the property. The tables are included in packages 2 and 3 . We are also able to provide chairs if needed, which are included in package 3 as well (https://bonaventuravineyards.com/the-packages/ ). We currently have 15 tables on site and 125 chairs; we will be adding to this inventory

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Wedding Decor

Wedding Decor

If you are looking to simplify the decorations for your wedding or hoping to help minimize your budget, Bonaventura Vineyards has some options available on site, which are included in Package #3 (check out The Packages page for pricing details http://bonaventuravineyards.com/?page_id=780 ). The following will provide details on some of the items we have available including the quantity and measurements of each item: 18 gold and white votive candle holders – these measure 3 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide (note: these do not include the battery operated candle or tea light pictured below) 16 milk bottle style vases or

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5 Fun Guest Book Ideas

Now that you’ve booked your venue (hopefully Bonaventura Vineyards!), your photographer, caterer, entertainment, florist, officiant and chosen what you will wear on your special day, you can start thinking about some of the fun details like your guest book! Here are 5 fun ideas to get you started thinking about how you would like to capture the well wishes from all your guests on your wedding day! #1. Our friends at Maine Photo Booth Bus Co. https://mainephotobus.com/ have a great way to take your guest book to a new level! They offer an optional upgrade when you book Lucy; take

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Meet the Vendors, Volume III

Meet the Vendors, Volume III

Strange Events Chad and I welcomed, Renee Strange-Farnham and Carrie Erickson of Strange Events to Bonaventura Vineyards this past Saturday. It was a little chilly and the heaps of snow we just received prevent us from touring the whole property (without snow shoes anyway), but the sun was shining so we threw open one of the big barn doors to show Renee and Carrie our barn venue space including the view from the deck, which made for the perfect backdrop to our vendor selfie! It was great to to talk business, share ideas and learn what we all have to

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Where is Hartford, Maine?

Where is Hartford, Maine?

We feel lucky to live in a State with so many stunning bodies of water, even luckier that we have property with water frontage and a beautiful water view. Even though we weren’t looking for it, water is what led us to this property. We had been looking for land in the hopes of having our own vineyard and I came across a friend’s post on FaceBook, mentioning a water front piece of land they had just purchased. I wasn’t familiar with the area so I looked it up and in doing so I came across 355 Berry Road. I

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5 Reasons to do an Engagement Session

5 Reasons to do an Engagement Session

One of the couples getting married here at Bonaventura Vineyards this Fall was considering whether or not to take advantage of the engagement photo session their photographer included in their wedding package. Sharing our experience with them brought back the memories of our engagement session and why we found it valuable. #1Gave us a chance to get to know our photographer better. We spent time talking during our session, learning her style and sharing our wedding plans. We found the time invested by both our photographer and us invaluable and we believe this resulted in better photographs from this shoot

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Meet the Vendors, Volume II

Meet the Vendors, Volume II

Meraki Portrait This past Saturday, I was so excited to sit down with photographer, Alicia Rackley, owner of Meraki Portrait. We have been corresponding electronically since she learned Chad and I were pursuing a wedding venue on our property. To say she has welcomed us in to the Maine wedding industry with open arms is an understatement. Her enthusiasm, inclusiveness and authenticity are so inspiring! We cannot wait to work with her this spring on a wedding project here at Bonaventura Vineyards and hopefully for many years to come! You may be wondering the meaning behind the name Meraki? This

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Meet the Vendors, Volume I

Meet the Vendors, Volume I

BB’s Events & Rentals On January 12th I had the pleasure of visiting BB’s Events & Rentals showroom in Livermore Falls, just a quick 20 minute drive from Bonaventura Vineyards. If you need specialty decor pieces for your wedding or event along with tables, chairs, benches, and so much more, contact BB’s at http://bbseventsandrentals.com or schedule a visit to their showroom and see what they have to offer. In addition to the rental selection BB’s has available for their clients, they also provide day of event coordination and full event planning services. Relax and enjoy your day and leave the

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Fall barn wedding with a vineyard ceremony…..

Fall barn wedding with a vineyard ceremony…..

This past fall we had the honor of hosting Amanda and Shawn for a quintessential Maine barn wedding complete with hay bales for their ceremony seating. Shawn proposed to Amanda right down the road from us on the dock at her parent’s home making Bonaventura Vineyards the perfect location for their wedding day! Shawn made this beautiful arbor for Amanda and we loved the drapery and greenery accents Amanda added. The arbor was the perfect compliment at the top of the vineyard. Amanda’s Aunt was their wedding photographer. Their wedding officiant was Senior Pastor, Roger Cousineau from the East Auburn

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