Blenheim Hill Farm is a ranch in the Catskills that hosts weddings for couples looking to marry in the Albany, New York area. This historic farm estate will turn a couple's wedding into a weekend retreat with good food, romantic atmosphere and wide open spaces on the 150-acre property. From the Albany International Airport, a 70-minute drive will take couples to the venue.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue holds a maximum of 200 guests. Couples exchange vows by Blenheim Hill Farm's private lake. A clear-roof tent welcomes guests for the cocktail reception, which is complete with festive lighting, an outdoor bar and a lounging area with sofas and Adirondack chairs. There's even an opportunity to take selfies with the farm's resident horses and chickens. The reception follows in the historic barn with exposed wooden beams and columns. The antique decor in the venue provides an elegantly rustic charm.
The venue offers everything couples and their guests need for a weekend retreat. The services offered include:
The farm, owned by Blenheim Restaurant in New York City, presents its top-rated chefs who prepare farm-to-table dishes for the wedding. They meet dietary needs by producing gluten free, no pork, nut free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Their cuisine is available in the following serving styles:
Couples and their close family members or friends can stay at the Victorian farmhouse on the property, which sleeps 20 in its 7 bedrooms. For additional guests, nearby hotels and lodging are also available.
To get the most out of the weekend, the venue offers additional activities for couples and guests such as brunch, floral services, horseback riding, bonfire, s'mores and boat rides on the lake.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Marc · Married on 09/23/2018
We had the best wedding possibly imaginable and friends and family have not ceased saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to and it is entirely because we chose to use the Blenheim Hill Farm as our venue. The owners- Mort and Min and their extremely dedicated staff- Fredrick, Carol, Danielle put every ounce of passion, competency and love into making sure their couples are not merely satisfied, not merely amazed but blown away on their wedding day.
There are so many details and surprises that go way above and beyond what is already expected. They say their motto is to promise a lot and to over-deliver. We can attest that they live up to that motto. Their communication and organization before the wedding are as above reproach as their execution on the day of. We have never felt in such good hands.
That is merely the service aspect of the Blenheim. But really Blenheim Hill Farms is the whole package. The Barn and the land are stunning and strike the perfect balance of Rustic and Classy. Even if you have reservations about a Farm wedding, the Blenheim will wash away any of your hesitations. Both our parents were skeptical of not using a traditional "banquet style" venue. And both immediately expressed to us how right we were. The food at the Blenheim is provided by the venue, farm to table and NOT your typical wedding fare. It is equivalent to a phenomenal three course meal at a fancy restaurant. The creativity of the chefs and flexibility with how they will accommodate tastes and preferences and the signature cocktails and bar service were exquisite.
The Barn is so incredibly conducive to dancing and our wedding was a non stop dance fest. As the night progressed individual light bulbs were turned out one by one to match the mood and flow of the evening.
Our gushing review may be lost in a sea of other gushing reviews but that's because the Blenheim Hill Farms does EVERYTHING right.
Sonya · Married on 10/07/2018
Picturesque, Perfect Dance Party
My husband and I lucked out with our early October wedding. The forecast said rain, but after a few morning showers, the skies cleared up, the leaves started falling, and we arrived at Blenheim Hill Farm to have our dream wedding. Our guests didn't stop dancing, they raved about the food, and although we were warned it would be a blur, the bride and groom actually enjoyed themselves.
From the moment we visited the farm, we knew we wanted to get married there. Even when we were running an hour late with no phone service for our initial tour, the staff was beyond accommodating. They made us coffee for our car ride back home, let us feed the horses, and gave us a bag of greens from their greenhouse. From beginning to end, we felt we worked with top hospitality professionals. Any questions we had along the way were responded to quickly. On the actual wedding day, we ran into an issue with our shuttle company. Instead of letting us deal with it, the staff took it into their own hands and everything worked out. The owners of the farm were even present on our wedding day to make sure everything went according to plan. We felt that was an impressive sign of courtesy. Throughout the wedding night, I don't remember having to ask for anything. Whatever I needed, the staff made sure it was already there for me.
The team at Blenheim really goes above and beyond to work with you and make sure you feel like you are getting what you want for your wedding day. Certain things were customized for us. A few of the other wedding venues we looked at seemed to nickel and dime their prospective clients. At Blenheim, we felt that even if we got the bare minimum, we wouldn't have to sacrifice any aspects of our dream wedding (like a toast... who wants to pay extra to have a toast?!)
I wish we could go back and relive our wedding day. And if we could, we would definitely want to work with the same people and have our wedding at the same place. It was perfect.
Drew · Married on 08/26/2018
From our very first communications to the unbelievable support leading up to and and on the big day, the team at Blenheim Hill Farm went above and beyond to make our wedding experience a complete dream.
The owners and staff are unbelievably kind, patient and accommodating and the venue is nothing short of breathtaking. We are in awe of how perfect the rehearsal dinner and wedding were and have received rave reviews from all of our guests about the beautiful venue, the food and the unbelievable people they have working the events. If you are looking for stunning views, amazing service, adorable farm animals and delicious food...BOOK IT!!