I said YES!

I said YES!

I said YES!

I said YES! Our engagement story at Bonaventura Vineyards, by Lexi Casey.

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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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Maple Syrup Season, Part III

Maple Syrup Season, Part III

The final step in the syrup making process involves a finish boil of the sap we transferred from the evaporator into the pots. We complete this process in the house on our kitchen stove top. Check out the Part I http://bonaventuravineyards.com/?p=761 and Part II http://bonaventuravineyards.com/?p=844 blog posts to read about the initial steps that brought us to this point. The goal is a rolling boil, just like with the evaporator. When we have multiple pots, we boil them both at the same time, then as the level drops in each pot, we transfer what remains in the smaller pot into

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Choosing Your Wedding Party

Choosing Your Wedding Party

Recently I was having a conversation with one of the brides getting married here this year at Bonaventura Vineyards about choosing members of the wedding party. I thought I would share some of our conversation as I thought it may resonate with others trying to determine who they want standing by their side on their wedding day. How many is too many, when it comes to the number of people in your wedding party? This decision is completely up to you and thankfully couples today vary widely on this decision. There are elopements with no wedding party at all, some

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