10/27 UPDATE- GIVEN THE OMINOUS LOOKING WEATHER FOR SATURDAY, THE CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL HOUR WILL NOW BE HELD UNDER THE HEATED TENT OUTSIDE OF THE BARN.
WE'RE AIMING TO MAKE OUR GUESTS AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE GIVEN THIS CHANGE, SO THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR BEARING WITH US :)
IT'S BEEN RAINING FOR A FEW DAYS IN POWNAL, SO WE RECOMMEND STURDY SHOES THAT WON'T SINK INTO THE GRASS (OR HEEL STOPPERS).
Ware and Olivia
William Allen Farm, ME
It all began at Havas Media
These nuptials are brought to you by Choice Hotels! Olivia started at Havas Media shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado (go Buffs!) and was drawn to Ware (and his amazing laugh) from the get-go. Ware and Olivia worked on the Choice Hotels account together for about a year, and what began as a close friendship eventually evolved into mutual love and admiration for one another. After four years of adventure, fun, and love, Ware popped the question at Olivia's family home in Wayland, MA, and the rest is history!
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 29th
Come kick off the weekend with us at The Press Hotel! We'll have drinks, light fare and lots of fun.
Art Gallery at the Press Hotel
119 Exchange St.
Portland, ME 04101
Saturday, October 30TH
Wedding Ceremony + Reception!
Please arrive no later than 3:55pm
William Allen Farm
284 Allen Road
Pownal, ME 04069
Attire: Formal Wedding Attire
Our ceremony will now be under the tent, but it gets chilly in Maine this time of year! Please dress accordingly.
Cocktail hour will be also be in the tent and the reception will be in the heated barn.
After Party :)
10 Cotton St.
Portland, ME 04101
One of the buses leaving from William Allen will stop at Rivalries first before dropping at the Press Hotel.
WAY TO WILLIAM ALLEN
We will be providing transportation to William Allen Farm, leaving from The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine at 3:00pm on wedding day. The AC Marriott is a 9 minute walk to the Press Hotel.
You will see two large coach buses, and one smaller bus parked across from The Press on Congress Street (Union Restaurant and City Hall side of The Press).
WAY BACK FROM WILLIAM ALLEN
On the return trip, we will have a smaller bus departing William Allen at 9:15pm for guests who would like to leave on the early side, and additional buses departing when the reception ends, at 10:15pm.
One bus will be stopping first at Rivalries to drop at the after-party, and then will be going on to The Press. The other bus will be going directly to The Press.
IF YOU HAD ALREADY BOOKED AS PART OF THE ROOM BLOCK AT THE PRESS HOTEL OR AC MARRIOTT FOR THE ORIGINAL 10/31/20 DATE, THESE RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO REBOOK FOR OUR 2021 DATE!
We have rooms blocked at the Press Hotel, and AC Marriott Hotel in Portland, ME. Ware and Olivia will be based out of the Press Hotel. These are both 30 minutes from William Allen Farm- we will be providing transportation to and from the venue (leaving from The Press).
The rate is $409/night for a King Room. Double Queen Rooms are sadly sold out.
To reserve the AC Marriott, click the logo below! The rate is $179/night.
If you prefer to stay closer to William Allen Farm, we recommend the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME (a 12-minute drive to William Allen Farm)
Travel + Accommodations
GETTING TO MAINE
We are recommending that our guests stay in Portland, ME during the wedding weekend! The Portland International Jetport (PWM) is a 10-minute Uber or cab to downtown Portland, where our room-blocked hotels are. Downtown Boston and Boston Logan Airport (BOS) are about 2 hours away by car.
Once in Portland, there shouldn't be much need for a car- there are Ubers and cabs available if needed, but it's a very walkable city!
Our Favorite spots in Portland
Portland is one of our favorite cities- there is a TON to Eat, Drink, See and Do! When you have downtime, check out The following Spots:
Eventide Oyster Co.
Why we love it >
This famous seafood spot specializes in (unsurprisingly) oysters, lobster rolls, and other creative seafood concoctions, both raw and otherwise. Be prepared for a wait (no reservations), and don't leave without trying the lobster roll. An absolute must while in Portland!
The Honey Paw
Why we love it >
The Honey Paw is right next door to Eventide, and is an excellent option if you can't get in there, but totally stands up on its own. Honey Paw melds it's local Portland (read- seafood focused) roots with Asian flavor in unbeatable combinations. The menu evolves frequently, but you can't beat the Lobster Toast (can you tell we like Lobster?)
Hunt and Alpine Club
Why we love it >
Portland Hunt + Alpine Club specializes in innovative cocktails using homemade, fresh ingredients. While they have a wide array of pre-curated coctails, you can also have them fulfill your custom-cocktail dreams. Great for a drink + nosh (the food is great as well!)
- We love kiddos, but are choosing to have a kid-free ceremony and reception. We are glad to refer you to babysitters in the area!
- As noted, the ceremony will be outside. Please be sure to dress accordingly, and we'll have a place to store your coat inside the barn once the reception gets going.
- Cocktail dresses, midi/long dresses, suits + tuxes are all great! Stilettos are not recommended as the ceremony and cocktail hour will be in a grassy area.