Need a Barn/Farm/Tent Venue in or around NY with a budget of $35K

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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2325 posts
Buzzing bee

lgeminder:  I got married at Mount Gulian in Beacon, NY. It’s a barn with a historic house and garden on the Hudson. I believe the site fee was about half of your place, however it does not include anything other than the building itself. I did spend more than 35K, but I don’t think you need to to have your wedding there. I went for fancy bathroom trailers (required if having more than 75 guests as their bathrooms are small), my dress was expensive, and my photographer, invitations, and caterer were all a little pricier than necessary. For the record I did family style which worked a million times better for the space and went with the more casual barn look. It was not any cheaper than a full service dinner. My caterer included a day of coordinator in their pricing.

http://www.mountgulian.org/rentals.html

 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

EVERYWHERE IS SO EXPENSIVE!! I called around to a bunch of places in the Hudson Valley area and couldn’t find anything super affordable, I remember Full Moon Resort not being too horrible, but they had crazy requirements for people staying at the resort. I can’t remember the pricing on any of these places, but some other suggestions:

 http://ashokandreams.com/ 

shadow lawn- http://rusticweddingchic.com/hudson-valley-ny-barn-wedding

apple barn – http://farmbarnweddings.com/weddingdeals.html

roxbury barn – http://www.theroxburybarn.com/

http://brownsbrewing.com/events this brewery near albany has affordable packages too- it’s pretty cool inside

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Okay I have to chime in on two of these. Apple Barn Farm…is SO cool. However, the lady that runs it is beyond nuts. It was my dream venue, but she is crazy power happy and basically told me that she plans the whole event, you get to meet with her once for a day to go over everything, and she does the rest. You have to use her handful of local vendors or she will freak. I believe she also told me unless I was spending at least 35K to basically buzz off. I definitely got the vibe that she pockets as much as she can from using her own vendors and nickel and diming you. I would stay away from them.

I also went to a good friend’s wedding at Brotherhood. It was another one we looked at, but had a hard time narrowing down dates with the manager. My friend’s wedding was really pretty and the caterer Brotherhood recommends was awesome. Such polite, sweet staff. I will say the grounds were really weird. It’s laid out almost like a small amusement park. Parking is far from the actual venue and there are all these random buildings scattered around that it was really confusing as a guest. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

lgeminder:  I’m getting married at Jack’s Barn in Oxford in 3 weeks.  It’s gorgeous, but it’s completely DIY and we’re running into a ton of problems.  I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, unfortunately :-/ 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

lgeminder:  i didn’t even end up talking to anyone at apple barn, i sent them an e-mail for pricing and can’t find it, so maybe i got the crazy lady. we live in nyc so orginally we were looking at places in the hudson valley, but ended up picking the summer camp we met at in new hampshire because it was MUCH more affordable and is special to both of us. 

OH- we did look at this place:  http://www.bakercamp.com/ here’s a wedding there: http://greenweddingshoes.com/new-york-camp-wedding-andrea-chuck/

it was SUPER affordable, she doesn’t charge a site fee, and i think it was like $45-50 pp for food. you provide everything else. it’s very rustic though.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

lgeminder:  Lol yes Marybeth! We drove two hours to meet her for a tour and she didn’t even show! I called her and she basically said “the key’s under the frog let me know if you have questions”. So weird, but we loved it and I ended up calling her and talking to her for HOURS. Nothing she said made any sense. It is really too bad the place is closing, but I’m not surprised the way she ran it. The barn is small, but the property is just so cool. 

I will warn you, the coordinator at Mount Gulian is pretty useless. I think the most I ever got her to do for me was coordinate parking cars on the day of. She messed up anything else she touched. Having a great caterer who can coordinate with the rentals and the servers and setting everything up was crucial with such a DIY place. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2015

FYI Apple Barn Farms is not doing weddings in 2015. I don’t know the reason but I emailed them yesterday inquiring about a wedding later in 2015 and she told me that they’re not booking events because the owners changed the use of the barn.

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