A Popular Events Venue Barn

In the Scenic Sunday River Valley of Bethel, Maine

Originally built in 1888 as a hay barn and fully renovated in 2014 is now Western Maine’s popular and rustic wedding reception venue barn.


Conveniently located in Bethel, Maine and close to all of Sunday River Valley area attractions and amenities, with ample guest lodging walking distance from the barn.


It is simple, yet sophisticated, elegant and affordable. The barn has been transitioned into a rich and exceptionally authentic feel that brings an aura of romance and history that can make for a truly memorable occasion.


This venue offers a variety of different wedding ceremony locations to make any wedding day extra special and memorable. These include the Sunday River Artisan Covered Bridge, Bethel Historic District Downtown Gazebo, traditional local Church ceremony, or the on-site barn white pine forest. A high top tension tent can be rented on site to mitigate any weather concerns and used later for the rehearsal, lawn games, and/or post wedding brunch events. There is ample wedding day on‐site parking with walking trails to area inns, hotels, motels, B&Bs, and restaurants. Take advantage of the professional landscaped flower gardens and arch arbor for those priceless wedding album pictures. The lawn can accommodate a multitude of configurations for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and/or post wedding brunch events

Offered at $945,000

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  • 164 Mayville Rd, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Map 24, Lot 25-1
  • 2.5 acres
  • Book 5051 Page 94-95 Oxford County Registry of Deeds
  • 2024 Real Estate Taxes $2,955.39
  • Post and Beam construction; poured concrete and granite foundation
  • Built in 1888 and renovated in 2014
  • 5,820 sf finished space; unfinished walkout basement with plenty of storage (full footprint of the barn)
  • can seat up to 180 guests
  • ~100 parking spaces on site
  • Dry pendant fire sprinkler system with 24 Hour central monitoring station for client safety and security.
  • Public water; private septic
  • Heat pump
  • Electric: Circuit breakers
  • Exterior: clapboard siding, metal roof
  • Flooring: Hardwood
  • Well landscaped grounds
  • Patio Heaters
  • Large commercial kitchen and appliances
  • 10×10 walk-in cooler; reach-in and chest freezers
  • 10′ range hood with Ansul system
  • 750 gallon grease tank and sewer tank/leach field with cleanout filter
  • 24 Foot enclosed party rental travel trailer w/2 mobile convection ovens for off site catering events
  • High Top Tension Tents
  • Framed Tents
  • Cathedral Sidewall Panels
  • White Resin Folding Chairs
  • Elegant Brown Chiavari Chairs with Black/White Cushions
  • 6’ Round Banquet Tables
  • 30” X 72” Rectangular Tables
  • Hi Top Tables
  • 12’ X 15’ Cherry Dance Floor
  • And all tableware, glassware, and more!


Bethel is a popular year round destination in Maine’s beautiful Western Mountains region near the New Hampshire border and the White Mountains National Forest.


The 1888 Wedding Barn is located:

  • 5 minutes from Sunday River
  • 1 hour from Sebago
  • 1 hour from Lewiston/Auburn
  • 1 hour from Conway, NH
  • 90 minutes from Portland
  • 3 hours from Boston


First Floor

Second Floor/Kitchen

The Kitchen

Businesses being sold:

Bearhaven Crossing, LLC is the seller of the 1888 Wedding Barn real estate
Gourmet in a Pinch, LLC is the seller of the business assets - both assets and ‘DBAs’ convey with this sale (but not the entities themselves)

Other related businesses will convey with the sale:

Gourmet in a Pinch Catering and Party Rentals
Dashing Gourmet Pizza
Shameless Fun Photo Booth
Along with associated websites and equipment

This is a financially viable business and presents a wonderful opportunity for growth. Financials provided to qualified buyer with signed non-disclosure agreement.