DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have never written to this column before, but I read Sun Spots every day faithfully. I am looking for local caterers. If you can print them or tell me how to locate some, I really would appreciate it. Thanking you in advance. — L.C., Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Does anyone know of an inexpensive barn, rustic building or picturesque outdoor grounds in the Lewiston-Auburn or surrounding region to hold a wedding reception for about 175 people in July? — No Name via email

ANSWER: Sun Spots knows where you can start your search for caterers and for barns/picturesque outdoor venues rented out for wedding receptions. Visit www.sunjournal.com/specialsections and look through the latest Wedding Guide published by Sun Journal’s Special Sections on Sunday, Feb. 1. Browsing through that section, which was printed and inserted in the newspaper, is online as individual stories, and is also available online as a PDF of the print version, Sun Spots found these caterers:

Pelletier’s Banquet Facility, C & J Hall, at 711 Webster St. in Lewiston offers full catering services. Call 207-782-1913 for more information.

Another caterer who advertised in the Wedding Guide is Mac’s Grill at 1052 Minot Ave. in Auburn. For more information, visit www.macsgrill.com or call 207-783-6885.

Sam’s Italian Foods Catering can be reached at 207-782-2550 or visit www.samsitalian.com.

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The Carriage House Plus & Hi-Style Caterers offer catering for every occasion. They are at 1119 Lisbon St. in Lewiston and can be reached at 207-576-8849 or 207-344-6336. Visit www.CarriageHousePlus.com for more information.

Dad’s Place Catering is in Mechanic Falls. Visit their site at www.dadsplace.info or call 207-345-9009 for more information.

In answer to the second question regarding barns or outdoor venues that can be rented for receptions, Sun Spots found these advertisers in the Wedding Guide:

Weddings and receptions can be held at Black Mountain Ski resort in a “rustic setting.” The resort is at 39 Glover Rd. in Rumford. Call 207-364-8977 or visit www.skiblackmountain.org for more information.

Lost Valley ski resort in Auburn also hosts weddings and receptions. Call 207-784-1561 or visit www.lostvalleyski.com.

The Maine Wedding Barn at 418 Center Minot Hill Rd. in Minot offers a “newly renovated 60-year-old dairy farm barn” for weddings and receptions. Call 207-577-1372 or visit www.mymaineweddingbarn.com.

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Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls hosts weddings and receptions beneath a big top tent. They also can cater your event. Call 207-797-7997 or visit www.harvesthillfarms.com.

The Great Outdoors on Pleasant Pond, Rte. 117 in Turner has a rustic lodge and beach frontage. Check out the photos at www.greatoutdoorsme.com or call 207-224-7061.

Another section you can check in the Sun Journal is the Bridal Directory which is published every Sunday. It lists a variety of businesses that offer services or products related to weddings. Maybe our readers can offer other solutions to these two questions.

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