Venue Details

Location
Garden Gate at Haley Farm is located in Sebago, Maine, a quiet town on the western shore of Sebago Lake.  We are located 35 minutes from Windham, Maine, 45 minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire and the White Mountains, and 50 minutes from Portland.  The Sebago Lake Region is one of the best spots in Maine for vacation, providing numerous rental cottages, B & B's, and campgrounds.  Windham, North Conway, and the Portland area provide major hotel accommodations. 

The Barn
The c. 1817 Maine wedding barn has been fully restored with new floors, roof, and lighting. Inside the 42 x 60' barn you will find an open floor plan that can accommodate up to 150 seated guests as well as a built-in bar. 

The Deck
Off the back of the barn is a 42 x 12' deck, two stories above the ground overlooking the forrest.  It is the perfect spot for an outdoor bar to start your cocktail hour. 

The Lawn
Next to the barn is a 40 x 60' lawn ideal for a tented reception or a lounge area during your cocktail hour as well as a spot to set up lawn games.

Ceremony Site
Tucked behind the barn is the wooded ceremony site with benches and birch arbor.  It is a truly beautiful spot to be surrounded by the forrest as family and friends witness your marriage.

The Farmhouse
The farmhouse sleeps up to 12 guests and includes a full kitchen, dining room, two living rooms, a cozy office/reading nook, four bedrooms, a 1/2 bath downstairs and full bath upstairs.  Depending on the wedding package you select, the farmhouse is your home away from home for up to two nights during your wedding weekend.

Parking
Complimentary valet parking is provided to all of your guests.  Parking is located on-site for up to 75 cars.  

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About Us

Hello from our yellow barn door! I thought I would take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are Sarah and Rich Bianculli, and these are our two little ones, Evangeline and Richard. We also have two rescue pups, Simone and Scooter.

In 2010, we came up with a wild dream of moving to Maine (where Sarah grew up) and buying a farm we could later transform into a wedding venue that encompassed the rural charm of Maine. It started in 2009 when we were planning our wedding, looking for the perfect farm setting and finding ourselves saying, "I wish we owned a barn!" In 2010 we were married in Maine and came up with our "5-Year-Plan" of how to get back and get that farm!

The years went by and we kept a running list of all the things our venue would need - within an hour from Portland, a large barn, plenty of land with a mix of pasture and forest, some type of unique feature, not too many neighbors, and plenty of history, among many other things. In 2014, we were closing in on our fifth year and getting ready to welcome our first baby. Things became serious when a beautiful yellow barn door caught our eye. In September of 2014 we scheduled a showing and I am not even sure the order of events, but Rich found himself at a new job in Maine, our Rhode Island house was on the market, and we had our offer in. Our son was born in December and we finally closed on our dream farmhouse and barn in March of 2015.

The barn had changed very little since it was built and was home to numerous animal stalls, haylofts, old farm equipment...150+ years of collected items covered in dust and hay. Over the summer of 2015 the barn started to empty out and take shape. A deck was built off the back, a new roof in 2016, new floors in 2017, and continuous landscaping and improvements to our 70 acres! And in the middle of all that, our daughter was born in 2016!

In the fall of 2017 we successfully hosted our first two weddings and one networking event! We are so excited to live our dream and to write a new page in the history of this retired farm. We look forward to having the first day of YOUR new journey together become a part of our history! Come visit us and we will show you around. We know you will fall in love with the yellow doors too.

THANK YOU to the following photographers who make our venue look so beautiful on this site:

Jamie Mercurio Photography
Fat Orange Cat Photography
Tracey Mason Photography
Kelly Carey Photography
Photography by Kay
Tiffany Nye Photography