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The Nipmoose Farm, with its historic barns and panoramic vistas, offers multiple options for a wide variety of events.

The Barns & Grounds

Perched on a hillside in the northeastern section of the Hudson River Valley, the historic barns and other buildings are surrounded by 123 acres of farm fields, woodlands, a stream and wetlands. The expansive views of an agricultural landscape can be enjoyed from both inside and outside the barns.

The barns may be rented for large events starting in early May and ending in mid-October. The rental season may be extended for small to moderate sized events.

The Scottish Barn, German Barn and Corn Crib, which date from the 18th and 19th centuries, have been fully restored by skilled craftsmen. The barns provide an exceptional opportunity to survey the artistry of America’s early agricultural buildings.

View a PDF of the Historic Barns of Nipmoose Site Map.

Please see more detailed information below on the Nipmoose barns and grounds.

Historic Barns of Nipmoose Site Map of the Grounds

Scottish Barn

The Scottish Barn, framed with massive hand hewn oak beams and capped with a steep roof, is the largest barn and is most frequently used for dinners. The number of guests that can be accommodated in the Scottish Barn depends on the proposed use of the barn, as well as the size and shape of the tables. Please see the barn’s floor plan drawing outlining table options and dance floor. The figures provided are estimates only.

Photographs by Constance Kheel

Specifications
30 x 60 ft. | 1,800 square ft.
No Heat | No AC
Lights installed for events

Uses & Capacities
Stand-up cocktail party without tables: 230 guests
Seated dinner: 182 guests | 146 guests with dance floor
Buffet dinner: 156 guests | 120 guests with dance floor
Ceremony (seated): 218 guests

View a PDF of the Scottish Barn Floor Plan

German Barn

The German Barn’s construction is also impressive. Weighty oak beams are offset by wood paneled walls and highlighted with track lights. The German Barn is most often used for cocktails at the start of a wedding reception, then dancing after dinner. The number of guests that can be accommodated in the German Barn depends on the proposed use of the barn, as well as the size and shape of the tables. Please see the barn’s floor plan drawing outlining table options and dance floor. The figures provided are estimates only.

Photographs by Constance Kheel and Chelsea Proulx Photography

Specifications
30 x 46 ft. | 1,380 square ft.
Heat | No AC | Ceiling Fan
Track Lighting
Additional lights installed for events

Uses & Capacities
Stand-up cocktail party without tables: 150 guests
Seated dinner: 106 guests | 80 guests with dance floor
Buffet dinner: 96 guests | 70 guests with dance floor
Ceremony (seated): 112 guests
Basement area available for caterers

View a PDF of the German Barn Floor Plan

Corn Crib

The Corn Crib, the smallest of the barns, is a sterling example of an early corn and oat storage building and is ideally suited as a welcome site for events. It is a charming space for the display of presents, name tags, wedding cakes or special decoration. It could also serve as a bar.

Photographs by Constance Kheel and Chelsea Proulx Photography

Specifications
16 x 24 ft. | 384 square ft.
No Heat | No AC
Lights installed for events

Uses
Cake display | Gifts / Memorabilia | Photo display | Full bar service | Place card display | Menu display | Photo opportunity

View a PDF of the Corn Crib Floor Plan

Our Grounds

The grounds surrounding the barns and a large parking area are included with the rental of the barns. Trees and a pond punctuate the gracious and extensive lawn area of approximately five acres. A flower garden is positioned on top of the magnificently hand-crafted stone wall, which extends from the base of the German Barn. There is ample space as well for a tent of any proportion in a designated location near the barns.

Photographs by Constance Kheel, Lynne & Jim Photography, and Renee Merlino Photography

The barns are situated centrally on a farm of 120 acres. Several acres of lawn surrounding the barns are beautifully maintained, while the remainder of the land is cultivated by a farm family. The mowed area encompasses a pond and flower gardens as well as an aspen grove.

View a PDF of the Historic Barns of Nipmoose Site Map

Workshop Barn

The Workshop Barn is a modern structure painted red to distinguish it from the historic barns.

Photographs by Constance Kheel

Specifications
Heat | No AC
Lighting

Uses
Three single stall bathrooms (one handicap accessible)
Large preparation area available for caterers

Farmhouse

The farmhouse, situated south of the pond, is a timber framed structure built in the early 1800s. There are plans to restore it in the future, but it is not habitable at this time.

Photographs by Constance Kheel

Uses
Interior closed | Photo opportunity of exterior of the house

View the Wedding Gallery!

Please visit the Wedding Gallery to see how the barns and grounds have been used for weddings.

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