Perched on a knoll overlooking scenic farmlands of the Hudson River Valley, the Historic Barns of Nipmoose provide an idyllic setting for wedding receptions and ceremonies. Surrounded by fields and woodlands, the Scottish Barn, German Barn and Corn Crib offer a wide range of options for celebrations of all sizes and styles. All three barns are included in a single wedding event.
A long, private driveway leads to the Nipmoose barns. At the top of the hill, an expansive “courtyard” of several acres surrounds the barns and includes gardens, a pond and a grove of aspen trees. In addition to the three historic barns, there is a Workshop Barn for caterers, three guest bathrooms (one of which is handicap accessible) and a bridal suite. Over 100 oil lanterns hanging from shepherds hooks surround the courtyard providing a magical aura in the evening. All three barns are decorated with Barcelona hanging lights. A large parking area can accommodate busses and over 60 cars. There is a designated tent site with underground electricity for weddings with more than 180 guests (up to 250 guests are permitted). A staff of 3 oversees all events.
Couples are encouraged to create the wedding of their dreams with their own unique vision for the usage of each barn. Most frequently, the ceremony is held in front of the aspen grove, after which appetizers served in the German Barn. Dinner is held in the Scottish Barn with guests returning to the German Barn for dancing. Memorabilia and a guest book are often displayed in the little Corn Crib. But it can also serve as a photo booth.
Located in northern Rensselaer County, known for its dairy farms, the Historic Barns of Nipmoose are nevertheless within easy driving distance of Bennington, VT, Saratoga Springs and Albany, NY and Williamstown, MA.
The barns of Nipmoose are superb examples of America’s rich agricultural heritage. Their massive beams and timber-framed construction compliment the expansive views, visible from both inside and outside the barns. These extraordinary barns stand ready to host gatherings, whether rustic, elegant, intimate or grand.
The Historic Barns of Nipmoose are owned by the non-profit The Persistence Foundation which is dedicated to land conservation and preservation of agricultural heritage. All proceeds from the weddings are used in support of these goals.