The Preston Barn at Old Drovers Inn 196 E Duncan Hill Rd • Dover Plains • NY 12522


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Located on the grounds of the 18th-century Old Drovers Inn, this venue is a Hudson Valley treasure. And its location—just 80 miles north of NYC—makes it ideal for a weekend of exploring the surrounding wineries, farms, and hiking trails.
  • The Barn was custom-built for hosting unforgettable parties. Details like hand-hewn beams, a cathedral ceiling, and a floor made of reclaimed barn wood give the space a historic feel...but it's fully climate-controlled for year-round fun.
  • Oversized double doors open onto a quaint stone patio. Set with lounge furniture and lit by strings of market lights, it's the perfect spot for a cocktail hour or an intimate outdoor ceremony.


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Intimate Weddings
For smaller, intimate weddings & dinner parties: the Tap Room buyout is $2,000 for one night for up to 60 guests for seated dinner (50 for buffet). The Federal Room is $2,000 for one night or $3,000 for the weekend (plus buyout of the restaurant on Thus, Fri, or Sat) for up to 30 guests and includes the entire Inn & accommodations.

Off-Season Weddings
The rental fee for off-season weddings is $13,000 December–March and $14,000 November–April.

BYO catering & staff for a $3,000 kitchen buyout fee! In-house bar services are still required.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $7,500–13,500/event
  • The off-season site fee ranges $7,500 (December–March) to $8,500 (July, August, November, April). The in-season site fee is $13,500 (May, June, September, October).

    Weekend buyouts include:

    • Access to the barn and grounds for the entire weekend (Friday 3pm–Sunday 11pm)
    • On-site accommodations in the Old Drovers Inn (6 rooms) and Carriage House (7 rooms) with complimentary breakfast
    • Ceremony set with chairs and arbor
    • Stone patio, tent (May–October), and all amentities
    • On-site coordinator throughout the planning process and day-of
    • Farm tables, crossback chairs with cushions, linens, tableware, and glassware

    Sunday and midweek weddings may be available for couples who do not wish for full lodging. Inquire for details.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $180–230/person
  • Menu pricing includes passed hors d'oeuvres, salad, buffet, family-style, or plated entrées, dessert with coffee & tea service, champagne toast, and a 5-hour open bar with 2 signature cocktails.

    Indian-fusion menus and all-vegetarian menus are available!

Administrative Fee
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 220 250
Cocktails, etc. Standing 220 250
Reception Seated 220 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Kitchen buyout for BYO is available for $3,000.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Barn
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Private Estate
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds


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