Top 5 Barn Venues in Upstate New York

As an award-winning Syracuse New York wedding photographer with 10 years of experience and over 100 weddings photographed, the moments I’ve spent capturing each unique and beautiful wedding story in vibrant New York have been truly magical. Growing up in Upstate NY has given me an insider’s knowledge about some of the best local venues that are the perfect settings for making dream weddings come to life. If you love rustic charm and are looking for an Upstate New York barn venue to hold your wedding, here are the top 5 barn venues in Upstate New York.

Top 5 Barn Venues In Upstate New York

1. The Kester Homestead 

This 100+-year-old charming estate offers you a lot of versatility! You can get married in the woods, party in a breathtaking old barn, and get ready for the day in the fancy homestead. The Kester Homestead helps you create a magical experience that you will remember forever. From their dedicated venue coordinators and styling teams to the on-site various amenities, this venue has it all! And best of all, the natural beauty of this upstate New York venue provides a dreamy backdrop for your special day.

2. Wolf Oak Acres 

Wolf Oak Acres is a great venue for you and your guests to enjoy nature and the beauty of upstate New York. You can have an intimate indoor ceremony or out in their spacious wooded grove. And the pond area provides a picturesque backdrop that will surely make your wedding day unforgettable. This barn venue is climate controlled which is hard to come by when you book a barn wedding. It has the perfect combination of elegant and rustic charm, making it a one-of-a-kind barn venue. 

3. Old Hickory Farm 

If you are looking for a relaxed and rustic barn venue this is your place! Located on 55 acres of farmland, and a former horse-riding arena, this venue has been transformed into a beautiful and spacious wedding ceremony and reception area. On top of that, the pond area is perfect for weddings and special events, providing breathtaking views of the farm’s rolling pastures for you and your guests to take in. The property is absolutely stunning and lets in a lot of natural light while you enjoy your celebrations indoors or outdoors. Plus, there is a massive bridal suite for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready before walking down the aisle.

4. Arlington Acres 

This venue is truly special because of its original hand-hewn wooden beams and wide-planked barn floors that offer an authentic rustic experience. And one of the best things about hosting your event here is their catering flexibility. Whether you want a casual pig roast, formal dining, or a food truck, these are all available at Arlington Acres! There are also so many great photo op locations and they are always updating the property to exceed your expectations. 

5. Best View Barn 

The name says it all! Best View Barn is a truly remarkable wedding venue.  The pristine 30 acres of land provide excellent photo opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. With scenic views of the hills, windmills, and valley of Madison County, it’s like a piece of heaven on Earth. So, if you’re looking for a private place to dance the night away with your loved ones, the Best View Barn is your one-stop spot. 

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