The Skinner Barn aka "THE YELLOW BARN"
Our stunning 19th century post and beam Skinner Yellow Barn was meticulously restored in 2015. The Yellow Barn was rebuilt with Suzy and David's 15th anniversary celebration in mind. It is a museum-quality example of historic agricultural architecture, yet is thoroughly modernized for hosting your perfect wedding. The space is designed to capture the essential elements of openness and comfort and to inspire you and your guests to live the magic of the moment.
The windows let the natural light in; while the original exposed beams, and hand wrought chandeliers with alabaster candles transport you.
Every piece of the old Skinner barn was used to create this rustic beauty—even the bathroom walls are from the antique red barn wood. It is a labor of love for a celebration of love.
The Yellow Barn can accommodate 200 of your favorite people. It features 4,000 square feet of indoor space with 33-foot cathedral ceilings, a rustic cowboy bar, a hayloft lounge, and a full catering kitchen. The barn is fully heated and air-conditioned. The 12-foot windowed barn doors open onto a sprawling slate patio with views of High Ridge. The hanging lights in the patio lead you to a second adjacent reclaimed barn, the Pavilion.
HEMENWAY FAMILY BARN AKA The pavilion & Patio
Our Barn Pavilion, The Hemenway Barn, was transferred from down the road where it stood on the Hemenway Farm from before 1771 to the present. We moved it to our farm beam by beam. Open on all four sides, the Pavilion brings the outside in and takes advantage of our big sky view.
The Pavilion stands as an outdoor roofed space. Let nature in for the wedding ceremony, or let the birdsong join in on your acoustic music and dancing. Don’t be surprised if a bird or other little unexpected visitors make a guest appearance here.
Dinner and dancing can be inside or outside, as you like. We have plenty of entertaining options—dress it up or down...fancy, rustic, or both!
The word we most often hear is MAGICAL.
THE SLATE PATIO
Our 13,000 sq. ft. patio connects the two re-purposed barns.
Rustic handmade benches, high-top tables and a handmade stone bonfire pit pay tribute to the farm aesthetic.
The farm offers our Revelry Rock and our Tree of Life alias "the hickory" as ceremony sites, though the fruit orchard, horse barn or any other spot that beckons you is yours for the choosing.
We have a wealth of experience throwing beautiful parties and are extremely generous with our farm and time to help make your dreams come true. We have guidelines to insure everyone's safety and preserve the farm’s beauty, but we want you to feel at home and have your time at the farm be a beginning of a long relationship with the farm.
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 STONE SUGAR HOUSE & Grooms Hang out
Our hand built Stone Barn 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 with many hands. This building is built to last hundreds of years and is the only Sugar & Cider barn of its kind. 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 a reliable meeting post, an awesome hide out, and a goofy party spot that will not be forgotten.