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A gift to America

The Stonehouse Wedding Venue has a very colorful history. In a salvaged wooden boat “The Seagull” with 12 others Paul Vaulin traveled over 5,500 miles on a 24 day voyage across the Atlantic to Boston Massachusetts from Sweden. Paul and the others were rescued on August 29th, 1950 by the Swedish Vessel Masen and brought to shore in Boston Harbor.

Wedding Venue

Setting

  • Acres of Fields

  • 2 large ponds

  • Manicured and natural forest setting

Capacity

  • Venue Capacity – 200

Features

  • Accommodations – No

  • Catering – Clients can select a caterer of their choice

  • Alcohol – Licensed bar service is required

  • Smoking – Designated smoking areas only

  • Curfew – 10pm

Amenities

  • Plenty of onsite parking

  • 30′ by 30′ stone patio with gas fire pit

  • Wifi

Fees

  • Price range – Varies with Season

  • Security deposit – $1,500.00

  • Taxes – Maine state tax 9%

The Story of the Stonehouse Wedding Venue

Escape from Russia

ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA

In a salvaged wooden boat The Seagull with 12 others Paul Vaulin traveled over 5,500 miles on a 24 day voyage across the Atlantic to Boston Massachusetts from Sweden.  Paul and the others were rescued on August 29th, 1950 by the Swedish Vessel Masen and brought to shore in Boston Harbor.

A GIFT TO AMERICA

Paul settled in Richmond where he built a fortress with basement walls 4 feet wide made of rock and granite with a well inside the basement. First level of the home 2000 square feet was built with cobblestone walls 3 feet wide.

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cobblestones

GARDINER COBBLESTONES

The cobblestones were salvaged from Gardiner when they tore up the cobblestone roads. The house made purely of concrete, stones and brick was a gift to America. A large pond surrounds an island that is situated on 90 acre property next to the 16 mile Abagadasset River that flows into the Merry Meeting Bay.

STONEHOUSE WEDDING VENUE

The house that the town once knew as the Bomb Shelter is now a wedding venue destination waiting for you!

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CONTACT

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