About & FAQ
Nestled on the banks of the Sheepscot River near historic Wiscasset is Marianmade Farm. As a working lavender and flower farm, the setting brings a piece of Provence to mid-coast Maine. Owner & designer, Michelle Peele, uses her farm fresh florals to create simple and unique floral designs.
The farm hosts a select number of weddings and events each year. With a waterfront outdoor ceremony site, a timber frame event barn, and acres of natural beauty, Marianmade Farm serves as the perfect backdrop for your celebration.
Events at Marianmade Farm FAQ:
May we host a welcome party before our wedding day? Yes! Your rental of our farm offers you access from Thursday – Sunday and we’ve had couples host clam bakes and lobster welcome dinners on our lawn or in the barn prior to their wedding day.
How many guests may I have at my wedding?
Our barn and outdoor ceremony site comfortably seat 140 people, but with tenting we are able to host weddings of 200+ people.
Is there parking on-site? Yes, we offer ample field parking. However most couples arrange trolley service for guests staying nearby which keeps everyone safe and the fields clear of cars.
Will we have to bring portable toilets for our guests?
No, our barn was built with weddings in mind. Your guests will have access to two bathrooms at the barn site. The changing cottage next to the barn has a private bathroom reserved for the bridal party. Should your wedding guest count exceed 150 people, you will be asked to rent an additional portable toilet to accommodate guests.
Will I need to rent tables and chairs for my reception in the barn?
We are happy to provide our handcrafted wood and iron tables for your guests. Our tables seat 140 people. Please peek at our gallery of wedding images for views of these tables. Because chair choices are so varied based on wedding style, we do require you rent your own chairs. We are happy to provide a list of rental companies familiar with our farm.
What vendors may we use?
We do have a list of preferred vendors we are happy to share with couples interested in hosting their wedding at Marianmade Farm. Most of the vendors on our list are carefully selected suggestions. The caterers on our list have worked at our farm before and are skilled at creating a successful events on our property. With prior approval from Marianmade Farm, you may choose a full service caterer and bar tender of your choice, not on our list.
We do require use of a Wedding Planner from our preferred vendor list. We have discovered that hosting an event on our farm is nearly impossible without the aid of a dedicated planner who is familiar with our property. In addition to helping you secure the best vendors possible for your wedding + budget, your planner will help facilitate everything from parking, coordination of transportation, generator and septic demands, as well as the overall wellness of our farm.
Finally, given the fact that Marianamde Farm is a flower farm, we ask that the flowers used for your décor be provided by Marianmade Farm. We urge you to check out some of Michelle’s designs in her portfolio here. You’ll find her pricing to be comparable with other mid-coast Maine designers.
Are there hotel and rental home options near the farm?
Yes! Mid-coast Maine has lovely homes, inns and hotel options. There are several great options within a 3 mile radius of the farm. Also, Bath and Boothbay offer great spots for visitors to stay. We are happy to direct you to these options during the booking process.
For what types of events will you provide floral design work?
We provide floral designs for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, dinner parties, funerals and other special events both onsite and throughout Maine.
How do you source your flowers?
Many of the flowers Michelle uses in her designs are either grown or foraged from the grounds of Marianmade Farm. She also makes regular visits to the Boston Flower Exchange to ensure that she has access to a wide variety of the highest quality, freshly cut flowers.
Am I able to visit Marianmade Farm in person?
We’d love to meet you; please contact us to set up a time to visit the farm, as it is open by appointment only.
What is the origin of the name, ‘Marianmade Farm?’
Michelle’s mother, Marian, was the inspiration for the farm’s name. Michelle attributes much of her creativity and work ethic to her mother, so it seemed a fitting tribute to name the farm after a woman she admires so greatly.
What are some of the flowers you grow at Marianmade Farm?
Lavender, hydrangeas, sunflowers, echinacea, russian sage, sedums, zinnias, dahlias, snapdragons, sweet peas, black eyed susan, salvia, peonies, lupine, thistle, poppies, and many others. We’re always adding more!
How long have you been designing?
Michelle has been in the design field for over twenty-five years, but her green thumb has been around for a lifetime. While in college, Michelle worked as a florist to earn extra money. During this time, she learned the basics of flower arranging. Using the basic skills she learned at an early age, coupled with her innate design sense, Michelle continued to create lovely arrangements for friends and for her own family’s home. She’s been working as a floral designer in mid-coast Maine for nearly 5 years.