After establishing a budget, a guest count, and a general theme, Cameron and I went on a search high and low for a New England venue. For such a small area of the country it is filled with options! Golf courses, national parks, B&Bs to name a few, but since our wedding party will only amount to 40 people, and we wanted a location that could be the ceremony and reception spot we were able to narrow it down quite a bit.
We found The Farm at SummitWynd thanks to the site Rustic Wedding Chic (properly named since our theme is rustic). After scheduling a tour we knew this was the place. The space fits around 100 people inside, triple that outside, which is more than enough for a small party like ours.
I saw/heard a hawk and was sold (too far away for any awesome shots).
Another great aspect of the venue is how they have you bring in your own catering rather than forcing you to agree to one. With Cameron's dairy allergy any freedom we have in deciding who provides the food the better.