The Skinner Barn & The Hemenway BARN
Our stunning 19th century post and beam Skinner Yellow Barn was meticulously restored in 2015. It is a museum-quality example of historic agricultural architecture, yet is thoroughly modernized for hosting your perfect party. This custom built open space is designed to capture the essential elements of successful entertaining and to inspire you and your guests to experience the magic of the moment.
The original exposed beams, hand wrought chandeliers with alabaster candles, and impressive windows with views of the big sky will transport you to your best creative self.
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 patio leads you to a second adjacent reclaimed barn, the Pavilion, open on four sides to bring the outside in.
Our Barn Pavilion, The Hemenway Barn, is the perfect venue for acoustic music & dancing. It was built on a nearby farm and moved—beam by beam—to take advantage of our big sky view. The Barn Pavilion is a furnished seasonal space used for ceremonies, acoustic music, cocktails or hanging out. It is adjacent to the Yellow Barn joined by a beautiful slate patio.
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.
HEMENWAY FAMILY BARN aka "the pavilion"
The Hemenway Family was moved from down the road to preserve it. It stood on the Hemenway Farm from before 1771 to the present.
" The Hemenway Barn was built by Ichabod III came from Framingham before the District was erected, c. 1770.
His generation American farmers called themselves, yeoman. His progeny called themselves husbandmen then farmers. All were necessarily engaged in an agrarian pursuit. Even the merchant, doctor and clergyman forked hay in before and dung out from behind the horse he hope to get around on. Some farmers saw an economic advantage in enlarging their dairy practices, making butter and cheese for export to the city dwellers. Even in the 1700s, tons of these products were going out of Williamsburg.
Elijah, stayed on the farm all his life and kept a herd of 20 milch cows."
Ralmon Jon Black Historical Society 65 Goshen Road Williamsburg, MA
Our 13,000 sq. ft. patio connects the two repurposed barns.
Rustic handmade benches, high-top tables and a handmade stone bonfire pit pay tribute to the farm esthetic.
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 Sugar House
Our hand built 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 with many hands. It is a perfect get ready/hide out and also a place where you can throw an after party that will not be forgotten. This building is built to last hundreds of years and is the only Stone 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.