Rustic barn wedding venues are growing in popularity. The 1888 Wedding Barn is Western Maine's Wedding Ceremony and Reception Hall Venue located conveniently on Route 2 in Bethel, Maine close to all the Sunday River Valley Area attractions and amenities. It is simple, yet sophisticated, affordable, yet elegant. The barn has been transitioned into a rich and exceptional authentic feel that brings an aura of romance and history that can make for a truly memorable occasion while adding your own history to our rustic barn. The perfect mix of well cared for lawn and beautiful manicured gardens and grounds makes the perfect backdrop for your timeless photos of the ceremony and wedding party. Inside offers spacious and elegant rustic feel with it's pine walls and hand turned posts and beams that reach far into the air in this 4 story historic barn. Enjoy a cocktail hour on the wraparound deck or the lawn while making your way to a table seating for a delicious dinner. The service is efficient, friendly and working in unity with each other. You and your guest will feel well attended to making way for the merriest and joyful event.The Cupola brings the nicest touch to the barn as it has many functions. It brings in natural daylight and constant air circulation by daylight and moonlight and night skies while keeping a strong and dependable protection in the evening. It is even possible for photos to be taken from the widows peak to display a “Heaven's View” of your event.