(Closed) Upstate NY reception in a barn- Need suggestions!

posted 11 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 4
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would also check out rental properties at vrbo.com

My family rented a house in a rural area during my sisters’ wedding and held the welcome dinner there. It turned out to be a good deal because they could stay there and hold parties there.

I recently stayed in a barn in Tivoli NY that we found on vrbo, but I think it’s too far away from Ithaca for you.

Post # 5
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

The Ithaca’s farmers market would be perfect and I’ve actually been to a wedding there! It’s right on the lake, gorgeous and rustic…


Another option would be to contact some of the local vineyards in the area who usually have barns that might be willing to rent one out!

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my sister got married a treman state park.  it was so beautiful and they had a great shelter with a playground nearby and the inside was pretty big and beautiful  not a barn but not your typical park shelter by any means! 

Post # 8
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011


This isn’t near Ithaca but it’s right down the road from our farm (we are not the Dairy Farm next door) and it is so beautiful. I’d love to have our wedding there but we can’t afford it, alas. I think it is like $6,000 for the wedding, but as far as I understand they have a kitchen/sink, lights, tables, etc and you get to use the lovely house on the property to get ready, etc. Our Barn is a little bit more … uhm, utilitarian 🙂 Not sure anyone would want to get married with the tractor right there, it’s a nice shade of green and all but it sort of smells like fuel and manure. Ha!


EDIT: Whoops! I didn’t read carefully and didn’t see your 60 miles from Elmira requirement. Ancramdale is 210 miles away! Still, I’ll leave this up in case people searching for the same thing in the future stumble on the thread.

Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Full Moon http://www.fullmoonresort.com/barn-weddings-gallery.html = beutiful area! Lots of nature with a creek, large grounds, on site lodging. The barn has been expanded and doesn’t look a whole lot like a traditional barn but they have really good food and are very easy to work with!

Olde Tater Barn http://www.theoldetaterbarn.com/ = great barn, beautiful new floor, he even said he was going to renovate it a little to have a better outdoor space for people to be during the reception. You can get married on the grounds around the barn which are pretty and he can even do the cerimony if you would like. They have a nice bar and attached kitchen where they or someone else can do the cooking. John is very easy to work with and really knows his stuff. No lodging on site so you would have to get a bus for your guests.

MKJ Farms https://www.facebook.com/mkjfarm = their website is not helpful but the barn is great!! He is sort of new to the barn wedding sceen and is willing to work with any idea you have. The barn is HUGE!! and the bar inside is a beautiful piece of woodwork. Cerimonies on site are encoraged but the place to do them is sort of awkwardly on a hill.

Springdale Farms http://www.springdalefarmbb.com/events.html = we have not been to this one but the website makes it look gorgeous. The reason we have not looked into this further is because they kick you out at 10 or 11 because of noise codes.

Frog Pond B&B http://www.frogpondbandb.com/ = Gorgeous for a small wedding!!! You can get married by the pond and have the reception in an old carriage barn that has a ton of character!! And there are even a couple rooms on site. It is tucked away a little and a hidden jem!

The Barn http://www.thebarnparty.com/ = This barn is great! Absolutely beautiful inside! It has very well manicured landscaping, it is rustic, well kept, and even smells great! :-D. As others have said, it is very clost to the road and the owner is difficult to get ahold of.

The Red Barn http://www.margaretville.net/catskills-attractions/attractions-listing_.php?id=183 = closed

Stone Tavern http://www.stonetavernfarm.com/WEDDINGS.html = GREAT PLACE! Was our number one choice until we realized that we could not afford it. They do a full weekend weddings there and you get the run of the place. Barn, gazeebo, pond, horses, ATVs, fire pits, paintball if you want! And they have a beautiful site on a hill that overlooks the catskills for your cerimony!

And here are some links that we have not actually been to or talked to:











I really hope this helps SOMEONE! Because I know I have been doing a lot of research just for me.

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