Host your special event in one of the most beautiful places on the planet—our historic island seaside farm.
The Turner Farm, a livestock and vegetable farm that produces a bounty of produce and flowers for Nebo Lodge, is also home to a beautiful timber-frame barn overlooking the Little Thoroughfare, Goose Rocks Light, and Vinalhaven island. It's perfect for wedding receptions and other special occasions, with Nebo's staff providing the food and drink.
Our head chef, Amanda Hallowell, will help plan your event.
Turner Farm’s classic post-and-beam barn, located atop the hill of our historic farm, offers a unique and beautiful setting for a seaside ceremony, with a backdrop of the surrounding islands and a classic old lighthouse perched in the middle of the harbor.
Our experienced catering team, composed of cooks from the Restaurant at Nebo Lodge, brings 10 years of experience catering events of all sizes, from cocktail parties to weddings large and small. As at our restaurant, our menus and food style are focused on seasonally available, locally raised foods—we call it “ingredient-based” cooking, where our amazing island-raised foods inspire every dish.
Our ceremony site is one-of-a-kind, perched on a small bluff overlooking our private beach (where you’re also welcome to get married) which faces southwest toward neighboring islands and an historic lighthouse. Classic schooners frequently sail past. Lobster boats idle as they haul a string of traps. The smell of pine and spruce and salt fills the air.
Your reception begins on the main floor of the barn and the adjacent grounds, where extensive flower gardens line old stone walls, and the farm’s fields spill down to the waterfront below. Feast on island-raised oysters on the half shell, or an array of pickles made right on our farm while our charming staff passes a signature cocktail, created at your request, perhaps inspired by the season of your wedding.
Dinner (or lunch if you prefer) is served upstairs in the “hay-loft” balconies, which overlook the main floor. Two long tables run down each balcony, and can be set with formal rented linens and tableware, or outfitted with our eclectic flea-market collection of funky glassware, vintage silverplate utensils and mismatched china. Floral arrangements are equally varied—we can provide elegant cultivated bouquets, jelly jars of wildflowers, or long, simple runners of fragrant island bayberry.
Menu options, prepared by the acclaimed cooks at Nebo Lodge, feature the exceptional local, seasonal produce, meats and cheeses produced on the farm, as well as island-raised lamb and seafood. We’re happy to serve an elegant, multi-course, plated menu, or a more casual, rustic buffet.
Additional Services Available Upon Request (prices vary)
- AV Rentals
- DJ Services
- Island Transportation
- House Rentals
- Daysail Charters
- Hair & Make-Up
- Rehearsal Dinner or Brunch at Nebo Lodge
- Menu/Cake Tasting