Overview: The BARN at Liberty Farms in Ghent is a rustic and chic farm wedding venue unlike any other in the area. Set on a private section of a 300-acre certified organic farm, the venue’s standout feature is a former thoroughbred stallion barn used for receptions. Following a ceremony — either on the paddocks or inside the large and versatile barn — take photos on the hilltop, with views of the Catskills and Berkshires, and enjoy your reception inside the barn.
Updates, including heating and air conditioning, modern restrooms, and catering prep areas, have transformed it into an elegant, yet outdoorsy space. Wood-paneled walls and ceilings, along with barn doors and iron chandeliers, give The BARN at Liberty Farms its cozy country feeling.
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The Cost: The site rental fee ranges based on the season. Peak: $12,000; shoulder: $9,500; and off-peak: $7,250. Catering is an additional cost and needs to be coordinated with an outside vendor.
What’s Included: Access to the grounds and The BARN, homemade birch arbor, two wedding prep rooms, restrooms, 18 rectangular and 17 round banquet tables, enough chairs for your ceremony and a reception of up to 150 guests, heating and cooling, event assistance, and a full afternoon to set up since they only do one wedding a weekend.
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Standout Features: The eight large stallion stalls in The BARN are perfect for couples who crave creativity. The individual sections can be used for something unique like a photo booth, food station, arcade, oyster station, cocktail bar, lounge, and more.
There’s also a restored four-bedroom farmhouse and luxury “glamping” tents on-site that can be rented by couples and their guests for a truly memorable experience.