Thirty-five minutes from Maine’s largest city sits the perfect respite: Pineland Farms. The confluence of farming tradition and responsible land stewardship coupled with panoramic beauty and first-class accommodations makes Pineland Farms the four-season destination of choice for weddings, family reunions, day trips, and corporate trainings and retreats.

Regardless of the time of year, Pineland Farms is the ideal setting. With its elegant tent site, expert catering and event planning from The Black Tie Company, Pineland Farms can create memorable outdoor events from spring to fall. Six on-site guesthouses can accommodate anywhere from two to 20 people each all year round.

Beautifully appointed, these guesthouses are perfect for hosting a wedding party, family and guests. Imagine a rehearsal dinner in Pineland’s beautiful rustic post-and-beam barn with the attached farmhouse. The Garden at Pineland Farms is the perfect setting for family photos. With 130 varieties of perennials, 6,000 flowering annuals, blueberries, apple and pear trees, plus vegetables and herbs, this visually stunning garden is also a prized venue for special events.

Pineland Farms is a favorite location for corporate events and retreats. Whether it’s for a daylong meeting, a team-building retreat, or an evening of special recognition, Pineland Farms is the perfect place. There’s plenty of free parking, conference rooms of various sizes (with high-speed internet access and AV equipment), banquet rooms that hold up to 250 people, not to mention the best-tasting, freshest food available.

If there’s downtime between meetings, Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, Freeport and the beautiful Lakes Region are all a short drive away. Convenient to the Portland International Jetport, Pineland Farms is a destination for corporations near and far.

If food is your focus, it goes without saying that you’ll feel the connection to it here. Pineland Farms is a working farm with produce and livestock where the public can see natural, sustainable, 21st-century farming at its best. Holstein cows are milked right next to the Pineland Creamery, where visitors can watch how award-winning cheese is made.

Interactive programs at the Family Farmyard allow a hands-on experience with milking cows, feeding chickens and farming. Visitors may even attend Pineland’s series of farm-to-table dinners, aptly named Graze.

The proof of Pineland’s exceptional products is in the tasting. The Market at Pineland Farms is its own destination, with everything from fresh-baked bread, muffins and pastries, to a full selection of naturally grown produce, meats, cheeses and other natural products. Recreation is also a prime attraction at Pineland Farms. Explore the 30 kilometers of professionally designed and maintained trails. Wet a line in the fully stocked trout pond or snap a photo in just about any direction.

Birders and naturalists enjoy a trip to Pineland Farms as much as athletes and artists, who all utilize its 5,000 acres of meadows, forests and farmland. The landscape is equally beautiful in winter, when snow-shoers and cross-country skiers find some of the best trails in the East. Come for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks.

Make your destination Pineland Farms.