New York's Rustic Wedding Gems: 16 Captivating Barns, Farms, and Historic Homes

With picturesque sites pre-dating the Revolutionary War, upstate New York is a treasure trove of historic farms, barns and country manor homes. Surrounded by the awesome natural beauty of the Hudson River, crystalline lakes, and Catskill and Adirondack Mountain peaks, it's a four-season wonderland that's trending as a destination getaway and mecca for great organic food, wine, and sightseeing.



HUDSON VALLEY



The Ruins at Sassafras

New Lebanon, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Stone House

On-Site Accommodations

Photogenic Ruins

Fab Features: charming upper Hudson Valley oasis blending the stunning views and landscape of the Taconic Mountains with fascinating Shaker history • seven unique event spaces beckon; say "I do" beneath a weeping willow by Deere Pond, then host a tented reception amid the romantic, stacked-stone Ruins • host 18 guests in three restored homes on the property, with plenty of vintage-inspired touches

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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West Song Farm

Westtown, NY

Venue Superpowers:

In-House Band

Pondside Ceremonies

Overnight Farmhouse Lodging

Fab Features: breathtaking 16-acre property offering endless possibility, from intimate lakeside microweddings to grand celebrations beneath a peaked tent in the sprawling meadows • fantastic music provided by the in-house band for dancing into the night • overnight lodging in the charming 1804 farmhouse

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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The Spruces Hudson Valley

Newburgh, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

Picturesque

Woodsy Celebrations

Fab Features: charming 200-year-old country estate set on 5 lush acres • the picturesque grounds boast sprawling lawns, stone walls, mossy boulders, and a quaint red barn • rental includes furniture, lawn games, a safari-style tent lounge, and a stone fire pit with all the free kiln-dried firewood you can burn

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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Shaker Heritage Barn

Albany, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Authentic Farm

Proximity to Albany

Historic Charm

Fab Features: charming 1915 Shaker Barn at the heart of a remarkable property just minutes from Albany but with a worlds-away vibe • celebrate among cool historic buildings, winding paths through the trees, lily pad-dotted ponds, and a gently rolling stream • the spacious barn boasts beautiful all-wood construction and a soaring open-beamed roof

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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CATSKILLS



Blenheim Hill Farm

Blenheim, New York

Venue Superpowers:

Lakeside Ceremonies

All-Inclusive

Farm-to-Table Menus

Fab Features: historic “living farm” dating back to the 1700s nestled on over 300 acres of gently rolling pastures with heritage livestock and charming vintage barns • 150-year-old barn with stone and corrugated metal walls, romantic lighting indoors and out, vintage fixtures, and wide doors that open to views of the grounds and Civil War Era outbuildings • your delectable dinner is made with ingredients grown right on the property and cooked in the farm’s kitchen

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Seven Ponds Farm

Summit, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Working Farm

Sprawling Catskills Vistas

Historic Farmhouse

Fab Features: quaint working farm nestled amid rolling pastures, ponds and lakes • event spaces range from the Observatory, a cool, outdoor bar, to the historic farmhouse, with a rustic-chic vintage rowboat "chandelier" • say "I do" beneath a custom-built birch arch at the water's edge

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Handsome Hollow

Long Eddy, New York

Venue Superpowers:

Vintage Amish Dairy Barn

Magical Forest Ceremonies

Overnight Lodging

Fab Features: charming vintage Amish barn set on 93 lush acres • ceremonies in a sprawling meadow, beneath towering trees, or surrounded by an ancient apple orchard • the interior impresses with a soaring ceiling, traditional post-and-beam construction, uniquely designed bathrooms, and a fully equipped catering kitchen

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Windham Manor

Windham, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Catskills Retreat

Overnight Lodging

Post-and-Beam Barn

Fab Features: picture-perfect retreat with a timeless feel • the post-and-beam barn affords a large stone fireplace and high-set cathedral windows that fill the space with natural light • the historic Victorian mansion can sleep up to 33 guests in its twelve well-appointed bedrooms

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Cadillac Ranch Event Barn

Davenport Center, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Vintage Charm

Tranquil Pondside Setting

Classic Red Barn

Fab Features: expansive Catskills estate with plenty of charming vintage details • breathtaking gambrel-roofed red barn boasts a soaring ceiling hung with wagon wheel chandeliers and twinkle lights • package extras include an afterparty gathering on the swings around the fire pit, and an overnight stay for the wedding couple

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Inn at West Settlement

Roxbury, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Catskills Peaks Views

Charming Farmhouse

In-House Florals

Fab Features: a gorgeous property offering forever views of the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains • exchange vows on the on 17 private acres overlooking the west settlement valley of Roxbury • celebrate in the soaring, two-story barn featuring a stage, wood floor, and an adjacent courtyard strung with bistro lights for hosting your cocktail hour

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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UPSTATE



The North Farm

Geneva, New York

Venue Superpowers:

Seneca Lake Views

Sprawling Meadows

Vintage Outbuildings

Fab Features: exquisite, rustic-elegant venue set beside beautiful Seneca Lake • a large courtyard and a manicured ceremony site overlooks the water • 19th-century dairy barns have been transformed into dreamy event spaces

Price: $$ • $$$
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Freedom Run Winery

Lockport, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Vineyard View Ceremonies

Modern Tasting Room

Overnight Accommodations

Fab Features: exchange vows al fresco overlooking the vineyards, apple orchard, and sunflower fields • timber-framed rustic-chic 1826 barn retains its historic charm but adds modern amenities • modern Tasting Room and Barrel Room offer fabulous contemporary style and open onto a large covered patio

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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CENTRAL NEW YORK



Springside Farm

Fabius, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Christmas Tree Farm

Bucolic Setting

All-Wood Barn

Fab Features: charming fall harvest and Christmas tree farm in the rolling hills of southern Onondaga County • outdoor event spaces boast sweet arbors, a gazebo, and a gracious patio, all surrounded by Christmas trees • the lovely natural wood Harvest Barn is outfitted with six large doors that open to frame views of the sun setting over the lush landscape

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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WESTERN NEW YORK



Twin Silos

Livonia, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Classic Gambrel Barn

Family-Owned

Affordable

Fab Features: characterful former dairy barn just 30 minutes south of Rochester • ceremonies overlooking rolling pastures and sweet ponds • generous packages that allow weekend-long access and plenty of support from the warm, wonderful owners

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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FEATURED INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE



Friends Lake Inn

Chestertown, NY

This romantic woodsy retreat is offering intimate wedding packages to make your dream wedding in the Adirondacks a reality.

Adirondack Petite Wedding Package starts at $3,299 for the wedding couple, up to 14 guests, and includes:

• Officiant
• Bouquet, boutonniere, and seasonal floral centerpieces
• Professional photographer (1 hour)
• Welcome reception with presentation platters of hors d'oeuvres
• Wedding toast
• Two-course dinner
• Boutique wedding cake with matching flowers
• One-night lodging for the wedding couple & breakfast the next morning

They also have Elopement packages starting at $999.



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