Updike Farmstead 154 Quaker Road • Princeton • NJ 08540


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • A beautifully preserved, turn-of-the-century estate completely surrounded by protected heritage farmland, this special spot offers quaint, photo-friendly scenes in every direction, including an vintage farmhouse and towering windmill.
  • Its renovated barn is completely charming, with weathered whitewashed siding, open rafters of warm-toned wood, and traditional sliding doors that open to grassy courtyard strung with bistro lights—just perfect for cocktail hour or for indoor/outdoor flow during the reception.
  • The second story of the farmhouse serves as your sweet dressing area, and the first floor features a museum documenting the history of the property, the Princeton area, and items from some of its notable residents…including Albert Einstein’s desk and favorite chair!


PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,200/event
  • The rental fee for a wedding is $8,000 plus a $200 donation to the Historical Society of Princeton and includes the ceremony and the reception, or just the reception.

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,200/event
  • The ceremony-only fee is $2,000 plus a $200 donation to the Historical Society of Princeton.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list

Couples will select between four caterers who function as day-of coordinators; they will place rental and alcohol orders, style the tables, and set and break down the event.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Late April–early November, 4:30pm–10:30pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Other View


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