The Barn at Liberty Farms

The Barn at Liberty Farms, in Upstate New York, a romantic elegant and rustic country barn venue for weddings and events with an organic farm, horses, ponds, fields, views of the Catskill and Berkshire mountains

frequently asked questions

 

  • Do you host year round?  
    Our main season is May through October, however we do host some additional weddings, events and parties in April, November and December for smaller groups. The BARN now offers air conditioning making those hotter summer weddings more comfortable, and also heating, not only for those cooler May and October dates, but also giving the opportunity to host a few additional events off-season.

  • Can we tour the property?  
    Yes, of course. Please contact us to arrange a time,  where a member of our Events Team will walk you around the property and answer any questions you may have.  If you unable to make one of these dates, we can arrange a semi-self guided tour, with the help of our Estate Manager.
     
  • Do you have a changing room?
    In a separate wing of the BARN, we have two beautifully decorated dressing rooms, our 'His' and 'Her' prep rooms, set up with lounge chairs, dressing tables, floor standing mirrors and most of what you would require to get ready for your event. They also make wonderful backdrops for your "getting ready" photos
     
  • Are there any catering prep rooms in the BARN?
    Yes, there are two rooms available to caterers for their preparations, with a separate side entrance, away from your guests.  They have a 3 compartment commercial sink and prep surfaces, an ice maker and warming trays.
     
  • Can our caterer use your organic produce for our event?
    Yes, our produce is unparalleled and we can work with you and your caterer as you design your menu. At Liberty Farms a  full array of certified organic vegetables and flowers are grown.  We have a deep respect for the soil, the water, the air, the vegetables and flowers.  Each vegetable and each flower has a delicious vibrancy and a beauty that we are happy to share with you for your event. Our head farmer, would be happy to discuss this further with your chosen caterer. 
     
  • Do you have a list of recommended vendors?
    Yes, when you book your event at The BARN at Liberty Farms, we will provide you with a comprehensive list.
     
  • Do you offer lodging?
    The BARN at Liberty farms offers our couples the chance to rent SiloView Farmhouse, a four bedroom completely newly renovated house, owned by Liberty Farms, just over a mile from the BARN. Collective Hudson Valley, a luxury retreat set on Liberty farms offers further fully serviced accommodations. There are also some wonderful local lodging options in the area, from Hotels, B&Bs, house rentals and Airbnb accommodations.  These details will be provided on the Vendor List.
     
  • What are the minimum and maximum number of guests?  
    There is no minimum, but the maximum for an indoor reception is 150. However, if you are planning a reception outside, open aired or under a tent, your numbers can be as many as 200. Please contact us if you would like to enquire further about numbers.
     
  • Do you host more than one event or reception at a time? 
    We do not host more than one event at the property at a time.
     
  • Is the BARN air conditioned?  
    Yes, the BARN now features air conditioning, although the ventilation in the barn is such that it generally remains fairly cool. 
     
  • Is the BARN Heated?
    Yes, the barn has heating, and also our commercial patio heaters can be used.
     
  • May we have a DJ or band?
    Yes, but music, with the exception of music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, must be played inside the barn.
     
  • Are candles allowed?
    No open flamed candles are permitted inside the barn, but you can use the battery operated flameless candles
     
  • Why do you charge extra for using the Hilltop site?
    The Hilltop and the  grounds surrounding the Equestrian center are available to our couples for photography use, free of charge. However if you would like to host a ceremony, or just a cocktail hour at this magical spot, there are certain extra logistical costs and issues that we need to take account of.  Also, it requires extra preparation of those areas, such as mowing, and repair of any damage to the grounds that might be caused by wear and tear of vehicles through the fields and grass. 
    The Hilltop Site is part of the grounds surrounding the equestrian center and the organic farm.  However the Stallion Barn has its own private setting, away from the rest of the farm, with its own driveway and surrounding fields.