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Posted on: October 14, 2020

New Event Venue Begins Construction

The Maine of Williamsburg

James City County is pleased to announce that The Maine of Williamsburg (The Maine) has begun construction of a new wedding, event and retreat venue. The Maine will be 9,000 square feet of indoor space on a 20 acre parcel, which is part of a working a farm totaling over 100 acres in James City County. The Maine is located at 2580 John Tyler Highway. The Maine is scheduled to open in 2021 and is now accepting bookings.

“I am excited for The Maine to begin construction and then open in the Berkeley District,” said Supervisor Ruth Larson. “The addition of a new multipurpose event venue will contribute positively to our local economy.”

The Maine combines rustic charm with southern elegance and features thoughtful amenities to create successful events. The Maine will feature a grand hall with a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor veranda, sunroom with a 1,500 square foot covered patio as well as a warming kitchen and audio-visual equipment for use. Two separate dressing suites will be available for weddings. All indoor space will be climate controlled for year-round events. The Maine’s capacity will total 300 including event staff.

The Maine’s mission is simple, “To provide a location where all are welcome and all work is done in the name of love and acceptance.”

The Maine is owned and operated by Crystal Wilson and Tracy Hannigan. Wilson, Hannigan and the staff of The Maine have over 60 years of professional event planning experience from community events, special events and corporate retreat planning.

“We are excited to begin construction with our local builder, David Nice Builders, whose expertise in millwork will provide The Maine with the rustic ambiance we wanted,” said Wilson. “We cannot wait to begin hosting events next year and working with local vendors to provide memories that will last a lifetime.”

The Maine represents an estimated investment of $2 million dollars and will receive incentives from the James City County Tourism Zone including permit fee waivers and incremental grants following completion of their project. The Maine is the first project to utilize incentives from the Tourism Zone, which was adopted in 2012.

For more information, please visit The Maine’s website or Facebook page.

The Maine of Williamsburg RenderingsImage courtesy of The Maine

James City County Media Contact:
Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator

The Maine Media Contact:
Crystal Wilson, Founder/CEO

Tracy Hannigan, COO

David Nice Builders Media Contact:
Kimberly Nice Woodroffe, VP of Administration

Brandon Nice, VP of Construction Operations

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