Learn what our couples, photographers, and fellow barn enthusiasts say about the Historic Barns of Nipmoose.
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Barb and Connie were extremely warm, welcoming and accommodating. They were able to provide us with suggestions for vendors and welcomed those that we found on our own. I only wish I could do it all over again!”
“We booked the Historic Barns of Nipmoose as our wedding location, before we were even engaged! As soon as we discovered this beautiful barn venue a few years back, we dreamed about booking a wedding date. Being a barn girl from Long Island who was marrying an upstate guys, this venue included both of our loves: barns and upstate beauty. Working with Barb and Connie was the best part of the experience, and something we miss the most. The barns beauty needs no help, but planning a wedding from out-of-town definitely does, and they made it so easy. We had frequent calls and emails with so many amazing vendor recommendations. We had an open invitation to visit Nipmoose when we made our trips upstate, and were always welcome to bring friends, family and vendors with us to plan and share excitement. The day of the wedding was easier than we could have ever imagined, and every idea we had came to life in those beautiful barns. The Nipmoose teams greeted us the day of and even helped us pack up the next day when we had to pick up a few remaining items. The barns are beautiful and truly take your breath away in person. We hope we can have another celebration at Nipmoose one day!”
“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.”
“Our daughter’s wedding was simply magnificent!! Everyone from Nipmoose was outstanding-friendly, timely, flexible, thorough, and experienced. The setting is one of a kind and created an exquisite yet relaxed environment. Such fun, so perfect!!”
“We cannot imagine a more perfect place to have had our wedding. The rustic beauty of the venue is just out of this world – the beautifully preserved barns with fall color and a field of corn husks in the background was exactly what we had envisioned, before we even knew Nipmoose existed. Plus, there’s not one, not two, but three (!) beautiful barns, plus a fourth barn-like structure with bathrooms and space for vendor prep. The problem with most barn wedding venues is that you only get one barn, so there’s usually no attractive rain plan. The peace of mind we got from having a second barn where we could potentially do the ceremony in case of rain was priceless. Barb and Connie were a pleasure to work with, and seamlessly interfaced with our planner and all of our vendors. The crew on the day of the wedding was basically invisible to us, but made everything happen like clockwork. We are so, so happy we got married here. Thank you Nipmoose!”
The tornado warnings and 40 mph winds sure made for an exciting ceremony, always meant to be outside! Thank you for making that and our dream day come true! With all the curve balls, we felt everyone did an amazing job. Our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect and we owe so much to you and your great staff!”
As a designer, the historic barns were incredible to stumble upon – they are works unto themselves. Connie Kheel and her team have painstakingly restored these amazing structures to a gorgeous condition. The detail and craftsmanship of these barns are amazing to withhold and needed almost no frill or decoration to be wedding-worthy. I found the less you did to them the more beautiful they were which is a reflection of a truly special place (and saved on cost!).
The few modern updates that have been made to the barns have just the right blend of amenities and historic charm – for example the bathrooms are totally updated and impeccable but with the spirit of the history and barns in mind.
I can’t write this review without mentioning Connie and her team. Connie and Barb were awesome to deal with throughout the process, so incredibly down-to-earth, lovely and practical – a majorly refreshing change from the typical wedding industry nonsense.
Thanks to all of Connie and Barb’s help and support, the afternoon and evening of our wedding day were even more perfect than we could have hoped for, and we had nothing but rave reviews from our (admittedly biased) guests. As the sun set, almost every single guest I spoke to mentioned the incredible 360 views to us, I really can’t do the views justice in this review – you’ll have to go see them for yourselves.
To sum up, after our wedding I had more people tell me that Nipmoose was one of the most special wedding venues they had ever been to than I could have anticipated. The place really made an impact on everyone there. It is beyond special and I recommend anyone considering checking it out to make the trek – it’s worth it!”
Thank you for making it the most beautiful and memorable day for us – and I know it was amazing for many others as your venue is historical and breathtaking all at once! Thank you with all my heart!”
Our guests had never been to a wedding like ours before and completely enjoyed the sprawling farm land and views that surround the property. The staff at Nipmoose was very accommodating and worked seamlessly with our caterer, Mazzone’s, to provide the most special day of our life so far.
This venue is perfect for any couple looking for a true rustic wedding in upstate New York.”
We got married in the German Barn and hosted the cocktail party reception in the Scottish Barn. Everyone was in awe at the beauty, views and ambiance. The day could not have been more perfect. The grounds staff and The Persistence Foundation sponsor were lovely to work with as we put together all the details.
Our guests are still raving about the beauty of the site and the special memories they will keep of the day!”
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.”
The Historic Barns of Nipmoose was the beautiful, natural, classy and simple wedding venue that we were looking for our August wedding. Our favorite part of the venue was the view. The view immediately spoke to us because it is of Willard Mountain (the place where our love began).
We consider ourselves very lucky to have had our special and beautiful wedding at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose. Our wedding was a dream come true.”
It has been a great pleasure to have discovered the extraordinary conservation work of The Persistence Foundation of Buskirk, NY – I can’t think of many greater examples of historic preservation success than this. On a beautiful knoll overlooking the farmlands of Northeastern Rensselaer County at the foothills of the Green Mountains, stand three beautifully restored timber frame farm buildings – the Scottish and German barns, and the grain storage, or Corn crib. These extraordinary buildings, made with many hand hewn or split beams – some with remarkable wooden joinery details derived from medieval carpentry – have been expertly restored and re-erected on this wonderful site.
The Persistence Foundation has made it possible for us to again experience our rural history first hand, for to be able to walk through these great wooden buildings is to feel the astonishing work and effort that went in to the life of the farm from the earliest days of our nation.”