Post # 1
I’m looking for a beautiful barn to hold my reception. I’m live in the Southwest so could really use any upstate NY suggestions you guys can offer. I’d love to have the ceremony on the land outside the barn–hopefully on a river/lake/pond? Suggestions?
Post # 3
Hi MsSeaGlass! My friend had her wedding at ‘The Inn at Mountain View Farm’ last June and it was gorgeous. I know that you were looking for venues in upstate NY – but I had to share this place with you. The ceremony was in this beautiful field overlooking the mountains….the sky turned gorgeous at sunset. And then the reception was in the actual barn! There were two rooms in the barn, one for the food portion, and a whole other section for the coctail hour, and then dancing afterward! If you want some real pics rather than the ones from the website below, let me know… good luck!
Post # 4
I am actually getting married on the property of an Historic mansion in Upstate NY (Latham 12110) to be exact, and our reception is going to be in the Barn on premise (seats 160 comfortably). It is beautiful there even though there is no water nearby. There is a large garden that is maintained by the Fort Orange Garden Club….The barn is available from June through October. It is $12/person for the space but they have ample parking, modern restrooms, chairs and many long tables.
Post # 5
I am not sure what your budget is but for a low cost barn, Indian Ladder Farms has a cheap rental that includes a tent (although it is not a very formal tent ie: yellow and blue strips). The rentals are limited from may – august but the apple trees bloom in may and the rental includes the use of the whole farm including the petting zoo for any children.
Hope that helps.
Post # 6
How perfect that I just came across this local WeddingBee board today! I was doing way too much research on venues today and came across the Bacon Hill Inn in Schylerville. According to their website, their currently renovating their 1860’s barn (3,000 sq ft) for weddings and such. I don’t know when your wedding is or when their renovations will be done, but it’s worth checking out… http://www.baconhillinn.com/events.html
Also, I know it’s not a barn, but Birch Hill in Schodack has a large pavillion (barn-esque) and a pond… http://www.birchhillcatering.com/weddings.htm
I hope this helps. I understand what it’s like to have something specific in mind and the daunting task of finding "that place" =) Good luck!
Post # 7
Check out the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck. It is a very historic inn – I think it’s the oldest one in NY? – and they have beautiful stables.
Post # 8
We got married at the pruyn house in latham in september and had our reception at the barn on the premisise!! It was amazing. We always loved the idea of the barn and we are so happy we went with it!!! it turned out perfect!!!
pics of our wedding are on my site
the pruyn house is the best!!
Post # 9
I looked at a few barns when I was looking for a venue.
I have chosen the Pruyn House’s Buhrmaster Barn (to be married 9/26/09).
I also looked at the Wemp Barn, which is privately owned. The owner lets you use it for a wedding for FREE. It’s located in Feura Bush, NY. The only downside is that you have to bring in/rent restroom facilities.
A caterer recently told me that the Shaker Heritage Society’s Barn (Colonie, NY) has recently been renovated and is now available for weddings. http://www.shakerheritage.org/
I love barn weddings! Good luck!
Post # 10
Try Mount Gulian. I am looking at it for my August 2010 wedding. Good luck!
Post # 11
I posted this to another thread about barn weddings but since it applies equally to this one I figured I’d cut and paste it below:
Not all barns, or barn weddings, are created equal. Some barns are nice but they’re in a lousy setting. Sometimes the setting’s nice but the barn itself is nothing to write home about (the worst are the ones that have been so "prettified"–dry wall and polished floors everywhere–that you might as well be in the banquet hall of a Holiday Inn). It’s rare that you get both a beautiful barn and a beautiful setting. The Rolls Royce of barns is the "Dutch Barn." These were built by the Dutch along the Hudson River from the late 1600’s until the early 1800’s. There aren’t very many of them and they’re limited primarily to the area in and around the Hudson Valley. What sets them apart from other barns is their cathedral-like quality: their soaring height, their massive beams, their medieval floor plan. A wedding in a Dutch barn isn’t your typical generic country wedding.
If I seem to know way too much about barns, especially Dutch barns, it’s because in 2001 I took one apart piece by piece and moved it to my farm in Ancramdale, NY (two hours north of Manhattan). I spent a year meticulously restoring it to its former glory (it was originally built in 1799) and now have the great pleasure of looking out my window and seeing it towering over the cornfields. I’ll let you judge its merits for yourself:
We host parties and square dances and fundraisers and, yes, we rent it out for the occasional wedding. But I’m not here to hawk my barn, I’m just making the point that if you’re really looking for a special spot for a wedding don’t settle for the first red box with a silo you see. Shop around, there are some very unique locations out there if you take the time to look for them.
Post # 12
I agree that the Pruyn house barn is a good choice. They have had some beautiful weddings there and it’s great because it’s centrally located, but still has the rural feeling. My FBIL had his wedding in the Went Barn and by all accounts it was lovely. If I were planning from out of town, though, I would probably go for Pruyn House because it comes with restrooms, etc. and many vendors in the area are used to working with it,.
Post # 13
Hello, I see some people have mentioned the Wemp Barn. Does anyone have an email address or contact information for them? I tried looking online and I couldnt find anything.
Post # 14
@tribeca3050: I am also interested in Tralee Farm for a Fall wedding but cannot find any pictures of the inside of the barn online. Have you taken/found any pictures and if so, could you upload some? Thanks.