Create the wedding of your dreams in a beautiful, historic venue
The Damariscotta Lake Farm has the perfect balance of rustic elegance. We believe that your wedding should be as unique as you are. The event space and gardens provide the perfect canvas to create a day that reflects you as a couple!
Our warm wood ceilings combined with our polished cement floor provide a rustic elegance that blends with any style. Dress it up or down to tailor it to your personality. The temperature controlled room and indoor restrooms make it comfortable for any season.
Use our round tables and metal chairs or rent your own to bring in and create a look you love.
Create a sweetheart table or traditional bridal table.
Arrange the tables for dancing indoors or choose to dance the night away
under our large tented deck.
Naturally Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Ceremony on site
Choose from a variety of options for a picture perfect ceremony site. Bring your own arbor or use ours. Benches available.
Set up your cocktail hour under the tent and then later use it to dance the night away. Added space to be used however you envision it!
Breathtaking photo ops
Golden hour is our favorite and the sun sets in just the right spot! Imagine yourselves between the trees with the sun hitting just right!
Host your next celebration at the DLF!
Whether it is a baby shower, special birthday, reunion or anniversary party we have the space for you! Rent our Farmhouse and deck for the day for intimate celebrations of 15-20 people or our event space for a larger party!
Hello! I am Tracey Metzger, owner and manager of the Damariscotta Lake Farm and I'm so glad you are here!
In the late 1950s when my mom was a teenager, her parents discovered a family camp on Damariscotta Lake that became a summer vacation spot for them and thier children. They would travel up from their home on Long Island, N.Y. on weekends each summer.
After enjoying many summers at the cabins on the Lake Farm Circle my grandfather signed on to be a co-owner of the Damariscotta Lake Farm in October 1970. I was 5 years old. I loved visiting with them and have sweet memories of walking the circle with my grandmother in the mornings.
The property since went out of the family, but my grandparents bought a cabin on the lake nearby and continued the tradition of coming to Jefferson. Every generation in our family since has fallen in love with mid-coast Maine, and now their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren gather by the lake in the summer.
In 2020, the Lake Farm had been empty for a couple of years and I dreamed of bringing it back to life. In October 2020 I was blessed to be able to purchase it - 50 years to the month after my grandfather had entered the business. It was a dream come true!
It is such a joy to be able to offer this space to families to enjoy and celebrate all the special events of life and the moments that matter most.
My grandparents, George and Ethel Hartner and their 3 daughters, Robin, Diane and Karen, (from left to right.) Thier son George, had not been born yet.
Me and my mom on one of my first
trips to Maine. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
How the family has grown. And not everyone is pictured!
What people are saying...
They created a beautiful, rustic yet classy, comfortable space that was the backdrop of one of the best days of my life. Having my wedding at DLF was the absolute best choice I could have made, and I couldn’t be more grateful to Tracey and her team for helping to give me a beautiful wedding day.
We had a multi-generational family gathering in this beautiful lakeside house. The pictures don't do it justice—it's an excellent place for groups, plenty of space, plenty of bathrooms, different areas inside for people to be on rainy days, a huge deck and yard for the sunny ones. We spent a lot of time in the lake and in the kayaks. People at the private beach were super nice, and overall, the whole place has a great vibe. We spent four nights here, and cooked all but one meal here. The place has everything you need and more. Tracey is super responsive, helpful, and kind. I wish we could all go back, like, tomorrow.
We had a wonderful time- great place to bring together a large group of family members. Nice proximity to many sites including Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Booth Bay, Brunswick and Rockland/Camden ( in addition to simply enjoying the lake)