If you’re interested in planning a brewery wedding in Portland, Maine, you may be surprised to see how many options are out there. Kara and Casey have been growing hops and homebrewing for years. Joel is also into homebrewing, so watching these three chat about all things beer was cool. They also had a dog named Barley, who served as ring bearer. So, it was only fitting that they’d have a brewery-based wedding. They chose one of our favorites, Oxbow Brewing, for several reasons. First, It’s a favorite of theirs. Second, the space is large and incredibly cool. Third, it’s just down the road from their home, where they’d be getting ready with friends, family, and their three hilarious pups.
I really love when our couples get ready in the same space. While Kara hung out upstairs, sipping beer and laughing with her mom, siblings, and friends as they cut out paper hops for guests to sign for their version of a guest book, Casey tended bar in their basement at their homemade tiki bar.
We headed to the backyard for a first look and some portraits with the dogs; then, it was time to head to the brewery.
After the wedding, I was crushed to learn that Barley had passed away unexpectedly. I’m so happy we met him and were able to document his hilarity in his role as ringbearer. You’ll see some of that sweet guy below.
Here are our favorite photos from the day.
Portland Maine Brewery Wedding Vendors:
Getting Ready Location: Private Residence
The ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception Venue: Oxbow Blending & Bottling
Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree
Officiant: Smackie Weeman
Catering: Stone Garden Catering
Ceremony Musicians: Garrett Semmelink and Gina Rico
Cocktail Hour Musicians: The Double Crossers
Hair and Makeup: Styled by Suzy & Lauren
Dessert: The Holy Donut
Flowers: The Couple
Dancefloor Jams: Playlist by the Couple