There is a certain magic to summers in Maine, between the long days, golden light, loads of activity and carefree living. The Stone Mountain Arts Center is a Maine barn wedding venue that captures this in a way many other venues can’t. They take a local feel, combine it with music and culinary talent and place it on a dirt road seemingly in no where. Well, it’s not quite that remote, being only half an hour or so from North Conway, NH. But this secluded rustic barn venue is a wedding photographer’s dream.

Dapper groom country bride
Maine Barn Wedding Venue
Maine Barn Wedding Venue Flowers

Lauren & Tucker weren’t originally planning on the venue, despite it being a familiar place. Tucker grew up on a farm in Wolfeboro, NH in the lakes region surrounded by open vistas. With everything from chickens to pigs, the current prize crop is NH strawberries and maple syrup. He had us hooked with that!

Maine Barn Wedding Venue Bridal Prep
Maine Wedding Bridal Prep
Maine Rustic Wedding Bridal Prep

Lauren is from Wellsley, having grown up with an identical twin sister. They both attended Plymouth State University where Lauren met Tucker in their senior year. Four years later they had bought a house together in Tuftonboro, a fixer upper, ready for a new beginning with Yorkies Teddy and Henry.

Maine Rustic Dapper Groom reading letter
Dapper Groom Boutonniere
Maine Groom Getting Ready
Groom in a bow tie
Thumbs up Groom in a bow tie

Lauren had been heavily hinting to Tucker about marriage. They had gone ring shopping, but yet nothing seemed to transpire. Little did Lauren know, this had just been a ploy to determine Lauren’s finger size. They had a trip planned to Mexico with family. Twelve members of Tucker’s family were already in the loop about his plans.

Wedding dress in a barn
Bridal bouquet
Laughing bride with flowers
Mom and dad deliver bride
Groom sees bride
Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding Ceremony

Tucker told Lauren he wanted to take her out on a date night in Mexico, away from family. They found a restaurant, ordered their meals and he slipped off to the bathroom where his step father was in hiding with the ring. Tucker proposed when he returned to the table, completely surprising Lauren and beginning their whirlwind wedding planning.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding first kiss
Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding
Dapper Groomsmen
Country Bride
Country Bride and groom
Country Bride and groom in field

They wanted to find a lakes region wedding venue and stumbled upon the perfect location. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be and they were left needing a Plan B. Enter SMAC! While not in the lakes area, or even in New Hampshire, it captured a number of unique qualities on their list. From being low key and rustic, to having an incredible staff and fun vibe! It felt like a perfect fit for a wedding more reflective of their personalities and desire to celebrate with family and friends rather then being caught up in the specifics of traditions.

Country Bride and groom in barn
Bride and groom first dance in barn
Bride and groom first dance in barn lights
Stone Mountain Arts Center Food
Stone Mountain Arts Center Food
Stone Mountain Arts Center reception

Tucker works for a landscaping company in Wolfboro while Lauren is an education assistant. They are both down to earth, loyal, and full of passion for life, from running races to time on the farm with quiet moments with the pups.

Bride and Groom in Maine field
Bride and Groom in Maine field sunset wedding photography
Bride and groom under a tree Maine field sunset wedding photography
Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding Barn

The Stone Mountain Arts Center has a rich vibe of culture and history, with a literal stage for an alter, timber frame adjoined barns and music relics throughout from both local and national artists. There are three separate areas, the “green room” for getting ready, a concert hall which converts to tabled dinner seating, and the barn which acts as a dance hall. All along a dusty road winding between fields.

Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding Barn Details
Wedding Signature Drink Sign
Wedding Signature cake plates
Rustic wedding details
Bride and father dance in Barn
Groom and mom dance in barn

Lauren & Tucker celebrated in this hidden gem in Maine and brought the house down. Surrounded by an adoring audience, and an amazing behind the scenes team, they made this a night to remember!


Maine Barn Wedding Venue Details:

Stone Mountain Arts Center – Barn Wedding Venue
Bonnie’s Hairstyling – Hair & Makeup
Jackie of Moonset Farm – Flowers
Maggie Sottero – Bride’s Gown
Madeleine’s Daughter – Bridal Shop
Club Boutique – Bridesmaid’s Dress
friend Margaret Fletcher – Rings
La Boca Bakery – Cake & Cupcakes
Stone Mountain Arts Center – Catering
Northeast Charter Tour – Transportation
Jason Brockney & Jason Stout – DJ’s

Have you found your Maine barn wedding venue and looking for a Western Maine wedding photographer? or dreaming of an equally epic weekend wedding? Give Kate & Keith Photography a call!!!