What We Do
Our venue is unique in that we offer three fully restored historic barns positioned closely together (the German Barn, Scottish Barn and Corn Crib). The fully restored Historic Barns of Nipmoose are superb examples of early timber framed structures which combine rustic beauty with architectural elegance.
Included as well are three charming bathrooms (one of which is handicap accessible), a spacious bridal suite and a Workshop Barn for caterers. Farmland vistas of outstanding beauty surround the barns, gardens and pond, which are contained within an expansive courtyard area.
The number of weddings we host is limited to one per weekend so that our staff and wedding couples have ample time to focus on preparations and decorations. Our staff is present throughout the wedding as well as during the 5 hour set up time preceding the event.
Pricing for a wedding at Nipmoose is based on the number of hours and guests. The barns are owned by The Persistence Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to land conservation and agricultural heritage. Income from events supports these goals.
The historic barns are situated on the picturesque Nipmoose Farm, which consists of 123 acres of fields, woodlands, and wetlands, and includes a pond, stream, flower garden, and apple orchard.
The farm is located in the northeastern section of the Hudson River Valley, in Rensselaer County, NY, just a short distance from Saratoga, NY, Bennington, VT, Williamstown, MA and Albany, NY. A variety of attractions and amenities, complementing events held at the barns, can be found in the vicinity.
*Photographs courtesy of Michael Conway Photography, Rob Spring Photography, Renee Merlino Photography, Ayendi Bonifacio Photography, Bailly Photography, Matt Ramos Photography
What people are saying
The Historic Barns at Nipmoose was the absolute ideal location for our wedding venue and surpassed our expectations for how beautiful and magical we hoped our setting would be. Barbara and Connie were not only amazingly detailed, organized and thorough throughout the execution process, they were also so warm and loving that they have become an indelible part of our memories of our big day. We could not recommend this venue or its wonderful staff more highly. They are without question the very best in the business!
Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad we choose to get married at Nipmoose! It was perfect. It's unbelievable how stunning this venue is! Barb was so easy to work with! She always got back to us quickly and was able to help us with any question we had. They were also a great help in finding all of the vendors we used. On the day of our wedding, they had an excellent staff on hand that would set up and take down. They were fantastic! If you're looking for an outdoor wedding, this is the perfect venue for you!
Wow. What a magical place. Our special day was everything we hoped for, and then some. Barbara and Connie were an absolute delight to work with, as well as each and every member of the staff. They all genuinely care about giving couples a wonderful experience, as well as making sure each guest and vendor is at ease and enjoys themselves. They are doing a tremendously good thing with it being part of the Persistence Foundation and the Barns are a place where nature comes first. There is not a better spot for an outdoor wedding amongst rolling hills of grass and wheat, beautiful sunsets, and impeccably restored barns. The grounds are hallowed and we couldn't imagine having had our wedding anywhere else in the world.
The Historic Barns of Nipmoose was an absolute dream of a venue. It was the only venue we needed to visit before booking because it fulfilled every image of our dream wedding. Pulling up the dirt road past the front gate, the entire venue opens up to your view and it is so surreal. It was wonderful working with Barb, Connie, and all of the guys that worked to make our wedding day so perfect and special! We had blue skies and clouds, black skies behind the aspen trees during our ceremony, torrential downpours, and a wonderful orange sunset and everyone did everything they could get make sure our wedding day events were still possible. The only reason I wish it hadn't rained was because I wanted to see the 200+ lanterns throughout the property lighting the way for my guests, but even in the rain, this venue is AMAZING, a hidden gem tucked away in Upstate New York, and a place I would recommend for any bride that wants a truly rustic, country wedding!
I can't thank you enough or tell you how happy both Jasen and I were with the wedding. It was absolutely the best day of our lives. I am so grateful that we chose Nipmoose as our venue, it was so breath taking and exactly what I wanted for the wedding. All of my guests were stunned in how beautiful the barns and grounds were, I haven't stopped receiving compliments :) Jasen and I are on cloud nine and our only regret is that we can't do this every year!!! Thank you again for everything, with your help and Nipmoose Barns as the backdrop, I was fortunate enough to have the wedding of my dreams.
An outdoor wedding that was a little bit rustic and a little bit refined is something we always envisioned, and the Historic Barns of Nipmoose exceeded our expectations, as well as those of every guest in attendance. While the Barns are majestic in stature and presence, their discrete rural location and the layout of the property provided a very intimate setting for our wedding vows and reception. Our guests were fascinated with the history of the Barns and the natural beauty of the property, which provided plenty of room and fresh air for socializing without ever feeling cramped or scheduled. The Barns were the perfect setting for our country-themed affair, and the surprisingly endless amenities provided at such a rural site enhanced our experience tremendously, making both guests and hired professionals comfortable and at ease. The Historic Barns of Nipmoose will forever be a cherished destination of ours.