We have two antique barns that we use for ceremonies, dinner, and dancing. We have plenty of entertaining options—dress them up or down...fancy, rustic, or both! We will work with you to create your unique expression of love where all your people will witness and experience your commitment to each other. If you are creative or not, want to DIY decorate or not, or have us do it all, we will help you make it happen. The space is simply gorgeous if we do nothing to it at all, but lots of candles never hurt!
The Skinner Barn aka "THE Yellow BARN"
Our stunning 19th century post and beam Horse Barn was built by a wealthy silk baron for his daughter’s horses, ie it is fancy as barns go. It sat on another farm and was about to be demolished when we fell it love with it, saved it, and moved it to Valley View.
The many windows let the natural light and stars in; while the original exposed beams, and hand wrought chandeliers with alabaster candles transport you to its timelessness.
Every piece of the old Horse Barn was used to create this rustic beauty—even the bathroom walls are from the red barn wood. It is a labor of love for a celebration of love.
The Horse Barn can accommodate 200 of your favorite people for dinner and dancing. It features 4,000 square feet of indoor space with 33-foot cathedral ceilings, a full bar, the Love Nest (our bridal suite) and a full catering kitchen. The barn is fully accessible, heated and air-conditioned. The 12-foot windowed barn doors open onto a sprawling slate patio with views of High Ridge. The hanging lights over the patio lead you to a second reclaimed barn, the Dairy Barn.
HEMENWAY FAMILY BARN aka “the Pavillion”
Our Dairy Barn, was moved from down the road where it stood on the Hemenway Farm from before 1771. Open on all four sides, it brings the outside in and takes advantage of our big sky view. A perfect place to gather your loved ones for the ceremony or cocktail hour and appetizers!
THE SLATE PATIO
Our 13,000 sq. ft. patio connects the two barns; we use it for cocktails, bonfires, and dancing.
Rustic handmade benches, high-top tables and a handmade stone bonfire pits pay tribute to the farm aesthetic.
You will have an opportunity to help plant your own apple tree to connect you to the farm and to us as friends. Our friends are always welcome to come picnic, pick fruit, or help bale hay!
The Sugar House (Groom’s Hang out)
Our hand built natural stone Sugar House welcomes your guests as they arrive. With a 200 year old natural slate roof and locally sourced stone walls, it is simply ART.
Barns are not built like this anymore, each stone cut and placed by hand. This building is built to last hundreds of years. It is designed to look like the original milking barn that sat in its place in 1848. The beams and stones are all local, most from our land. It serves as Groom’s hide out where they can get ready, have lunch & hang out.