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Price range: $14,000 - $19,000 Price range: $8,500 - $13,500
Couples usually spend $16,000 Couples usually spend $11,100
Reception
$14,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
Reception
$8,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1 starting price
Bar service
$30 per person
These prices are available for the months of June through December. These prices are available for the months of January through May.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2023

Black Walnut Farm is a historic wedding venue located in Saugerties, New York, just 45 minutes from the Albany airport. Reminiscent of a fairytale setting, this venue is a convenient two-hour drive from NYC, making it an accessible escape from the hustle and bustle. Established in 1747, Black Walnut Farm holds the distinction of being one of New York’s pioneering farms and stop houses.

Facilities and Capacity

Black Walnut Farm is spread across 34 acres of breathtaking grounds, featuring open meadows, dense forests, and winding nature trails. They offer three distinct ceremony sites, The Forest, The Meadow, and The Lawn, each providing a unique backdrop for your special day. Their meticulously restored 19th-century barn exudes rustic elegance, accommodating dinner seating for 80 guests. For larger gatherings, the grounds can host tents, and the barn itself can hold up to 200 guests for dancing and cocktails. With modern amenities like air-conditioning, heating, and even a 4-foot disco ball, they ensure a blend of vintage charm and contemporary comfort. Their premium long-weekend packages include overnight accommodations for up to eight guests in the fully air-conditioned Dutch stone farmhouse. This package also boasts a suite of resort-style amenities, ensuring a luxurious stay. As a nod to their rich history, they plant a tree for each couple’s union, creating lasting memories.

Services Offered

Owned by the passionate duo Sarah and Jim, Black Walnut Farm is a labor of love. Their commitment to genuine hospitality, inclusivity, and personalized service ensures that your wedding event is truly special. Whether you wish to collaborate with their in-house chef for food and beverage packages or bring in your own catering, Black Walnut Farm is flexible to your needs. They can also connect you with a list of reputable vendors to help add your unique signature to your big day.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$14,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$8,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
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Reviews of Black Walnut Farm

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3 Reviews
100% recommend it
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Weddingwire
5.0/5 3 reviews
Google
4.8/5 22 reviews
Calgary
Calgary B. Sent on 05/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Fairytale Wedding at Black Walnut Farm

Our wedding at Black Walnut Farm was nothing short of magical and truly felt like it was built to host our special day. From the moment we set foot on the grounds, we were enchanted by the charming vintage touches, luxurious feel, and unique rustic beauty that surrounded us. The beautifully restored barn, set amidst the woods, provided the perfect backdrop for our rustic chic fairytale wedding.

Sarah, Jim, and the team at Black Walnut Farm went above and beyond to ensure that every detail of our day was perfect. From the initial meeting where we discussed our vision for the wedding, to the day of the event itself, they truly exceeded our expectations.

The venue's unique offerings, such as the green retro Ford truck and cool photo lounge, added an extra touch of charm and personality to our day. They even included lawn games, an amazing bonfire/firepit (and smore's!), fresh popcorn, and an audio guestbook housed in a vintage phone booth.  One of my favorite touches was a beautiful oversized mirror also which doubled as our welcome sign! The farm house, where we got ready, was the perfect spot for us to prepare for the day ahead, with its quaint and unique beauty. Further, as grand as the venue was, there was something so personal and special about this setting for this meetings of our lives and families.

Sarah's warmth and care were evident throughout the entire planning process, and Jim's creativity and hard work made the magic happen. Through all the stresses of wedding planning, we felt that we had real partner in this venue and its stewards. We are forever grateful that they decided to start this venue together.

Our guests couldn't stop raving about the venue, and our photographer even remarked on how it was "not just another ballroom venue." We said our I do's at the meadow ceremony site with a beautiful line of trees in the background, and it was absolutely perfect.  

Thank you, Sarah and Jim, for making our wedding day beyond our wildest dreams. Your passion, dedication, and creativity made our day unforgettable. We are forever grateful for the memories we created at Black Walnut Farm.
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Meg F. Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best of the Best

We're not honestly sure where to begin with how over-the-moon ecstatic and thrilled we were to have our wedding at Black Walnut Farm. Let us start by saying that Jim & Sarah are the most amazing venue managers/people you will ever meet. Anything we needed help with, any questions we had, any concerns we wanted addressed, they handled them quickly and respectfully.

Our original venue lost their permits and canceled on us 4 months before our wedding. To say we were stressed is an understatement. Somehow, through some magic of the universe, we found BWF. It was even better than our original place, and had everything we wanted. We found out they were brand new and didn't exist yet when we were looking. So, it was truly a blessing in disguise. Both Sarah & Jim jumped to help us gather our thoughts, our stresses and our ideas to bring our dream day back to life.

Black Walnut Farm is an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue (especially if you're looking for a fall wedding, as we did). Our dream wedding was always "vintage fairytale" and it provided that vibe to a T, with versatility for other themes as well. From the rustic cottage (that turned out to basically be our dream home); to the barn itself with its farm-style picnic tables and mismatched chairs (a dream of the bride's); to the grounds - everything is meticulously cared for. All the decor is designed beautifully and artistically by the two of them with each item being picked for specific reasons. Plus, you get Miss Lily, the Pro-purr-ty Manager, as an honorary wedding guest, so that was an excellent plus.

Seriously though, if you're looking for a wedding venue in the area and you want a place where the managers are willing to go above and beyond and ensure your perfect day is exactly that; we honestly believe that you can not find a better option than Black Walnut Farm. All of our guests can't stop raving about how perfect it was and how beautiful everything turned out to be.

We can't wait to come back and visit for an anniversary down the road so that we can relive the most perfect day in our relationship thanks to Jim & Sarah and their attention to detail. We could write a novel on our love and appreciation for BWF.

We joke that they are our fairy godparents but they are so much more than that. They are magic-makers, loving friends, and truly own something special. Do NOT hesitate on Black Walnut Farm.
Jacob
Jacob P. Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding setting

An incredible venue. So many options for how you want your perfect wedding to unfold. We loved how our guests could dance it up in the barn, relax and catch up by the fire pit and explore the lush property.

The Barn itself is like a fever dream. An impressive disco ball, a unique seating area for guests and more than enough space for all your wildest dancing guests.

We are so grateful to the owners for having such a one of a kind venue and experience for our perfect wedding day!
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Team

Sarah Tracey
Sarah Tracey
Owner

My co-owner, Jim, is my longtime bestie-- and the Will to my Grace ;) We decided to team up and open a venue together!

Owning this property was our dream, and we have put thought and care into every detail. We’re personally invested in making each event a smashing success, and we embrace every couple as new members of the Black Walnut Farm family.

We’re not a big corporation or ‘wedding factory’. Genuine hospitality is at the core of everything we do; we will work with you and your vendors to ensure you feel at home here with our highly personalized, inclusive, warm service. We love to have fun and our couple become like family to us too! We can't wait to meet you.

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Black Walnut Farm frequently asked questions

Black Walnut Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Black Walnut Farm includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Black Walnut Farm includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by Black Walnut Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
Black Walnut Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Black Walnut Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Black Walnut Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Black Walnut Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
Black Walnut Farm is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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