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Plan Your Dream Wedding at One of These Hudson Valley Barns

Brides have it good in the Hudson Valley. With bridal shops and breathtaking views galore, there are so many ways to plan an unforgettable, and unconventional, wedding. When it comes to picking the perfect venue,...

Brides have it good in the Hudson Valley. With bridal shops and breathtaking views galore, there are so many ways to plan an unforgettable, and unconventional, wedding. When it comes to picking the perfect venue, forgo tradition and embrace the character of the region by saying “I do” at one of these Pinterest-worthy barns in and around the Hudson Valley. We guarantee it will be love at first sight.

The Barn at Buttermilk

The Barn at Buttermilk The Barn at Buttermilk / Photos courtesy of Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk is one of those destinations that has it all. Hotel? Check. Restaurant? Check. Spa? Check. On top of all of that, it also boasts The Barn at Buttermilk, a cozy, rustic space that makes for dreamy wedding dinners and receptions. Bridal parties can pamper at the spa before the ceremony, then stroll over to the barn or reception patio to say “I do.” Hudson River views and a close proximity to New York City make Buttermilk an attractive venue for locals and out-of-towners who pine for a country-chic wedding in the Valley. Catering is a no-brainer, thanks to Henry’s at the Farm, the Inn’s onsite restaurant. The bridal party can stay the night at the inn, which is packed to the rafters with country charm.

The Barn at Handsome Hollow

The Barn at Handsome Hollow The Barn at Handsome Hollow / Photo courtesy of The Barn at Handsome Hollow

The Barn at Handsome Hollow looks at once like it has been around forever and like it was designed for Pinterest-happy wedding planners. That’s probably because it’s a bit of both. Built 240 years ago near Albany, the former dairy barn was dismantled in 2014 and relocated to Long Eddy. Now the grounds are a dream venue for brides and grooms. With soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a cupola on top, the destination is perfect for ceremonies, receptions, photos, and celebratory dinners. The interior seats 150 people and includes two bathrooms and a separate catering area. Banquet tables and chairs are available for easy seating, as is a portable PA system and collection of vintage props. To light up the space, the barn strings romantic twinkle lights inside and heats things up at night with a bonfire.

The Barn at Liberty Farms

The Barn at Liberty Farms The Barn at Liberty Farms / Photo by Dreamlove Photography

Located on a 300-acre certified organic farm in Ghent, The Barn embraces rustic elegance with knotty wood walls and crisp white tablescapes. Take photos on the scenic hilltop and enjoy reception cocktails on the lawn before dancing the night away in the barn and soaking up the last bits of the evening by the firepit. With onsite amenities like a bridal prep room and add-ons like the firepit and a cart with driver to get you to and from the most photo-friendly spots on the property, The Barn has everything you need to pull off a one-of-a-kind wedding.

The Barn at Red Maple Vineyard

Red Maple Vineyard Red Maple Vineyard / Photo by Arius Photography

When it comes to planning an all-natural barn wedding, Red Maple Vineyard is the place to go. The 143-acre property houses a renovated 1800s cow barn, chicken coop, grassy landscape, and active farmland. The barn is country chic, with textured wood ceilings, stained glass windows, and farmhouse décor. The tent, which connects to the main building, is ideal for larger receptions, with 28-foot center polls, a heating/cooling system, and a stone wall and gardens. As for food, couples can request a farm-to-table wedding cake with seasonal vegetables and farm-fresh eggs.

Barn on the Pond

Barn in the Pond after snowfall Barn in the Pond after snowfall / Photo by John Suhar

For small-scale wedding celebrations, Barn on the Pond is the place to go. The site, which comfortably accommodates 20 to 80 people, comes equipped with a modernized rustic barn spread out on nearly four acres of majestic landscape. Add to that an outdoor deck, pond, and firepit, and you have everything you need to create an experiential wedding that couples and guests will remember forever. For intimate groups, the barn is a one-stop shop.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown 914.366.9600

Looking for lowkey? Blue Hill’s restaurant location at Stone Barns, just a few minutes from Tarrytown, is the perfect place. A wedding reception feast catered by the renowned NYC restaurant can be held in the main restaurant’s dining room or in the Stone Barn HayLoft. A breathtaking stone wall backdrop sets the scene with the main reception building and other surrounding buildings, transporting guests into a cinema-worthy fantasy landscape. The HayLoft reception hall can seat up to 260 guests. An onsite events team is available for making sure this magical wedding runs smoothly.

The Circa 1799 Barn

The Circa 1799 Barn is a charming wedding venue The Circa 1799 Barn / Photo courtesy of The Circa 1799 Barn

For a wedding that guests will talk about for years to come, consider The Circa 1799 Barn in Ancramdale. The Dutch edifice lives on a smooth 10 acres of land and is surrounded by a 300-acre dairy farm. With so much space available, couples can choose the perfect spot from among dozens of locations. The barn itself comes equipped with a spacious dance floor, although a tent is advisable for a larger party. Conveniently, the space is just a short drive from hip Hudson, which means that lodging for out-of-town guests is a piece of cake.

Hayfield

Hayfield at night Hayfield at night / Photo by Matt Stallone

If a mountainside wedding is calling your name, add Hayfield to your list of venue contenders. The Catskills space is the site for two renovated barns, both of which boast modern conveniences like bathrooms, running water, and electricity. The buildings have sky-high ceilings that add to the open-air feel of the upstate setting. In regard to the ceremony and reception, the indoor/outdoor space is flexible. Couples can have an outdoor reception and ceremony followed by a dinner in the barn or switch things up with a reception in the barn and a picturesque farm-style dinner on the lawn outside.

The Historic Barns of Nipmoose

Outside the Nipmoose barns Outside the Nipmoose barns / Photo by Chelsea Proulx

Located just south of Saratoga Springs, the Historic Barns of Nipmoose take barn weddings to the next level with three beautiful, restored barns situated back to back on a rural farm landscape. The Scottish Barn, German Barn, and Corn Crib function as distinct settings in a harmonious wedding experience. For the ceremony, couples can opt to say “I do” inside the German or Scottish Barn or, more popularly, in the aspen grove by the Corn Crib. The barns are flexible in their use and can be customized according to individual party preferences. The larger two barns work well for receptions, dinners, dancing, and afterparties, while the quaint Corn Crib is perfect for memorabilia displays or as a dessert stand.

The Inn at West Settlement

The barn at Mount Gulian The barn at Mount Gulian / Photo by David Schmidt

When it comes to picking an unforgettable venue, you can’t do much better than Mount Gulian. The historic site is a matrimony trifecta, with a sweet red barn, photo-friendly flower garden, and riverside setting. The site extends across 44 acres and houses the charming Dutch Colonial home. The triangle-top barn seats 135 for a sit-down dinner, making it ideal for a medium-sized ceremony. Although there is no lodging or restaurant onsite, the barn’s proximity to the many hotels and caterers in bustling Beacon gives couples the freedom to tailor the event to their tastes.

Oak Hill-on-Hudson

A wedding party in Roxbury Outside the Roxbury Barn / Photo by Jean Laurent Gaudy

Fans of the Hudson area should seriously consider a wedding at the barn at Oak Hill. The privately owned home is now open to a limited number of public ceremonies during the year. Situated on an expansive 100-acre estate, the barn accommodates 200 for a ceremony and reception, making it slightly larger than some of the other venues on this list. The building’s natural wood feels bright and cheery during the day and warm and inviting at night. Depending on preference, ceremonies can be held outside on the grounds or inside the barn, which works well for communal dinners and extended celebrations at night.

Owls Hoot Barn

Inside Owls Hoot Barn Inside Owls Hoot Barn / Photo courtesy of Owls Hoot Barn

If you long for a truly rustic wedding experience, look no further than Owls Hoot Barn in Greene County. The 1800s Dutch barn holds up to 180 people for dancing and dining, while the attached pavilion is a dream spot for cocktails or even for the ceremony itself. As far as photos go, you can’t ask for a more beautiful setting than the watercolor grounds of green grass, multicolor wildflowers, and brown willow trees. As a bonus, the site also boasts a red and white vintage 1965 Ford pickup truck, which makes for fun pictures. Anyone who loves vintage décor or dreams of mason jar table settings will swoon over this space.

Oz Farm

Oz Farm barn sparkles Oz Farm barn / Photo by AJL Studio

Owned by Jennifer Oz LeRoy, the great-granddaughter of The Wizard of Oz producer, Oz Farm is an 82-acre equestrian estate and Pinterest-perfect wedding venue in Saugerties. Outdoors, a ceremony field accommodates tented festivities, cocktail hours, and intimate open-air “I dos.” Nearby, the 3,200-sq-ft space, which was once a working horse barn, now accommodates 150 sit-down guests for a warm and welcoming dining experience. Exposed wood beams and an abundance of twinkle lights help the space feel vibrant and cozy as revelers hit the dance floor later in the evening. As for photo ops, Oz Farm’s furry friends (25 horses and two charming donkeys) make sweet, frameable memories.

Palladian Barn and Art Barn at The Hill

Dining table with floral arrangement Palladian Barn and Art Barn at The Hill / Photo by Danila Mednikov Photography

Anyone romanticizing about a wedding in Hudson should jump on a spot at The Hill, the private, 300-acre estate that has views of the Catskills and Berkshire Mountains. Hold the ceremony inside Palladian Barn, the 1801 building that accommodates 75 to 300 people for a reception, dinner, and dancing. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, the hilltop grounds are ideal. Afterward, herd the party to the Art Barn for an afterparty that comes with a firepit. The venue has tables aplenty, tents, string lights, fans, games, and more to accommodate couples on their dream day.

The Preston Barn

Patio with tables on it Preston Barn / Photo by Sweet Alice Photography

Thanks to a 2017 renovation, The Preston Barn at The Old Drovers Inn is ready to help lovebirds tie the knot. Guests can flow into the reclaimed space via sliding doors and mingle on the Vermont stone patio. With a catering kitchen and lengthy wooden dining tables inside, the barn is optimal for receptions and dinners. In the evening, the party can spill out onto the patio and around the firepit. As for accommodations, The Old Drovers Inn, located right next to the barn, has six guest rooms and additional common spaces that are perfect for bridal parties and wedding prep.

The Roxbury Barn

A wedding party in Roxbury Outside the Roxbury Barn / Photo by Jean Laurent Gaudy

Unlike the other barn venues in the Hudson Valley, The Roxbury is a bank barn. The carriage-style structure, which holds up to 140 people, is built into the side of a cliff. In the front, it appears both vintage and modern, thanks to its silver-gray color wash and dark roof. In the back, however, it is a prep space for caterers, who can access the bottom floor of the venue from the cliff side. The barn is old, over 170 years to be exact, yet it has all the amenities required of a contemporary wedding. Guests can order drinks at the interior bar or dance to the tunes that sound from the audio system. The nearby Hilltop Pavilion space is a photographer’s dream for ceremony photos, which capture couples reciting their vows in front of a backdrop of sky-high trees. Afterward, the party can amble down Spring Hill to the forested barn area for dinner and dancing, then wind down the night near the glowing bonfire.

Stone Tavern Farm

A wedding party in Roxbury Outside the Roxbury Barn / Photo by Jean Laurent Gaudy

In addition to its day job as a 250-acre horse farm, Stone Tavern also hosts magnificent weddings for up to 400 guests. Plan a wedding weekend from start to finish at the farm, starting on Friday with a rehearsal. Choose between a Saturday wedding inside the barn or out on the waterside pavilion. After the ceremony, guests can unwind with lawn games and wildflower picking before congregating in the hemlock barn for the reception. Perks of a party at Stone Tavern include the large dance floor, outdoor deck, and stage space for musical acts. Worth noting - the venue has a B.Y.O.B. policy and offers a hearty Sunday brunch the morning after the wedding.

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