Weddings

BLENHEIM HILL FARM

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About BLENHEIM HILL FARM

Blenheim Hill Farm is a heavenly wedding destination in the Catskills mountains. We are an all-under-one-roof operation. We grow the food and cook it for you in ​our ​own kitchen. You don't have to worry about outside catering, rentals, or even a planner. Our in-house team—at the farm and in NYC—help you every step of the way, and everything is included, even the live candles on the tables. Our historic farmhouse ​onsite ​is a gorgeously appointed sanctuary for you and your family and sleeps up to 20 guests. Another 20-30 guest can stay within a few minutes of the farm. With over 15 years in farm-to-table dining and destination weddings, we are committed to hosting your best-day-ever with extraordinary attention to detail, making it a very personal experience. Please read the reviews of our couples.

​FACILITIES & CAPACITY

The main barn is a magnificent 18th​-​century cathedral-like structure with hand-hewn beams, and seats from a minimum of 135 to a max of 250 guests. For a smaller under-135 guest wedding, please google our beautiful sister property called Seven Ponds Farm. Both Blenheim and Seven Ponds Farm are located a little over 2.5 hours from NYC.

​H​ost your rehearsal/welcome dinner or brunch in our ​secondary barn or our "tool-shed". Exchange your vows by our private lake. Welcome your guests to the cocktail hour located by our produce fields, complete with string lighting, multiple outdoor bars and lounging areas. There’s even an opportunity to take selfies with the farm’s resident horses, chickens or goats. The​ farm​ ​proprietors are designers, and the thoughtful decor provides an elegantly rustic charm everywhere you look. The area's many boutique hotels​ ​and B&B's provide lovely accommodations for your guests.

Blenheim Hill Farm covers everything you need for your wedding; just bring your photographer and your band/DJ, and we take care of everything else. Included in the site fee:

INCLUDED IN SITE FEE:

CEREMONY​

  • Private lakes with ceremony site
  • ​Custom-built birch-tree wedding arch 9.5’x8’x5.5’​
  • Ceremony chairs​
  • Power for music or microphone​​
  • Lakefront ​pier for photos​

BARNS​

  • ​Main barn capacity: 250 guests​ for the main reception.
  • Brewery Barn: 150 capacity for welcome dinner or afterparty)
  • Barn dance floor: 25’ x 30’​ connected to outdoor dance deck 30' x 30'​
  • High-end indoor bathrooms: men’s, women’s,​ ​handicap-access – capacity up to 300 guests​
  • Indoor bar made of antique barn boards
  • Full commercial kitchen with char-broilers and​ ​other state-of-the-art appliances
  • ​Extra décor​ included​, lighting etc
  • ​Lounge area​s​, mezzanine level​
  • Guest lobby
  • NO noise restrictions​ or curfew​!

​GROUNDS, TENT, PARKING

  • ​Extensive exterior and interior lighting throughout​
  • Designated onsite parking areas​
  • Arrival ​areas and fresh mint water​ ​service
  • All rain plan tents are included (45 minutes, not 48 hours, rain tent decision)
  • ​Access to trails around the lakes ​​& cocktail site
  • Use of docks, boats and bridges from the Black Locust Island on the lake

​STAFFING

  • ​Day-of coordination​
  • Parking attendants
  • ​Setup, break-down, maintenance, facility​ ​management during wedding weekend: ceremony site, barn, cocktail area, grounds​
  • All food and bar service​- ​Unparalleled rain-day planning ​& execution

​FOOD AND BAR SETUP

  • ​Handmade whitewashed hickory dinner tables​ ​and dinner x-back chairs with cushions​
  • Plates, silverware, stemware, napkins​
  • Table decor: antique lanterns and bird’s nest​

COCKTAIL HOUR SETUP

  • ​Clear-roof tent with festive lighting​
  • Outdoor bar and whisky-barrel high-top​ tables
  • ​​Outdoor sofa’s, Adirondack chairs, lounge area​s​​
  • 4 huge bonfire sites

CATERING BY OUR INHOUSE STAFF(​pricing based on packages and guest count)

  • - Plated or buffet reception dinners​
  • - Full bar, indoor and outdoors- Cocktail hour canapes and drinks
  • - Rehearsal/welcome dinner, brunch, after-party (optional)

ACCOMMODATION (lodging pricing based on length of stay)
Couples and their close family members or friends can stay at the ​historic ​Victorian farmhouse on the property, which sleeps 20 in its 7 bedrooms​/6 baths​. For ​the ​additional guests, nearby ​boutique ​hotels and lodging ​is plentiful with easy transportation to and from the farm.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation

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

Dessert
Server(s)

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Park
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July

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    Michael S. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Blenheim Hill Farm: The Good, the Bad, and the Recommendation

    THE GOOD
    Blenheim is an INCREDIBLE choice for a wedding venue. The serene environment is ideal for any sentimental event. The on-site farmhouse is a phenomenal place for close friends and family to stay. The food is creative, fresh, and DELICIOUS; you will not find better quality anywhere. Yet what made Blenheim truly special is the staff. They are a close-knit team and provide the deepest value to the Blenheim experience.

    Maria and Benjiy are consummate professionals and absolute masters of their craft. We cannot overemphasize the deep contributions they made to our wedding as managers of day-of events. They both have VERY bright futures in the hospitality industry. Lisa, Rebecca, and Sylwia (each with roles varying from day-of coordination, bartending, supervising service, etc) also made remarkable contributions and deserve special recognition. The chef and kitchen staff prepared food that was EXQUISITE. Unsung hero of the day: the young lady responsible for cleaning the farmhouse. She ensured we were able to enter the farmhouse an hour early and was extremely professional in completing her tasks.

    There is a long list of reasons why Blenheim is such a special place, but the quality of the staff is at the top of that list.

    THE BAD
    Due to COVID, our wedding was rescheduled nearly 11 months after the original date. We were offered a 10% discount on additional headcount for food and beverage, which was very generous. However, as our wedding approached, we noticed the updated contract didn’t include the discount. Unaware of an expiration date attached this discount, we questioned why it hadn’t been applied. We assumed we had missed a note and were prepared to concede the discount. However, we needed to do our due diligence to confirm that the error was ours. Blenheim did eventually honor the discount (which we very much appreciated), but our issue was with the final message we received on the topic.

    This final message from one of the owners was demeaning and unacceptable. This owner stated that, “If our onsite team of 25+ staffers found out this is how you are nickel and diming, they could become concerned that they may not even be receiving tips from you for the weekend. And that is not a cloud I want hanging over any of them.” My husband and I are both very caring people. We understand the incredible importance of tips for staff. It is a critical component of their compensation. When someone questions our ability or willingness to tip staff, it is not a comment on our financial wellbeing. It is an attack on our character. It implies greed, selfishness, and a disregard for those doing the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively) for our event. As evidenced by our actual tip to the staff, this is NOT who we are.

    We wanted to give this owner the benefit of the doubt and requested a phone call so we could smooth things over. At this point, we were less than a month out from the wedding date. We were denied this phone call. Instead, we received a dismissive e-mail handwaving the issue by claiming “no hard feelings.” This demonstrated the lack of intent to resolve the issue, as well as a lack of empathy for their clients. We arrived to the venue on our wedding day having been insulted by one of the owners, and our attempt to remedy the disagreement was rebuffed.

    This is an important experience to share with other potential clients. Among both owners, we were exceptionally pleased with the professionalism of the other owner. However, as we leave this 5-star review, please know that it is a testament specifically to the employed staff who make Blenheim such a special place.

    THE RECOMMENDATION
    Would we recommend Blenheim to other couples? The answer is a resounding YES. We do not want our negative experience with an owner to dissuade anyone from considering Blenheim. You will not truly understand the magic of Blenheim until you interact with the staff. They are so deeply caring and hardworking, and they deserve public recognition.
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    Ann H. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Absolutely perfect day

    Blenheim Hill Farm is a beautifully alluring and magical place for a wedding. When my husband and I were touring, we immediately fell in love with the red barn, the charming farmhouse, and the animals. We were drawn to the farm-to-table catering, and chef Eduardo prepared masterful plates that our guests loved. It was a majestic venue that perfectly fit our happy day.

    In addition to the venue itself, the Blenheim staff were incredible. Like many other couples, we had to reschedule our wedding three times due to the pandemic. Blenheim staff Sylwia, Min and Morton were incredibly supportive, communicative, and flexible during rescheduling. On our special day, every staff (from the managers, to servers and bartenders) addressed our every need and made us feel so pampered and cared for. Our day was perfect - and Blenheim Hill staff went above and beyond to assure it was so.

    We highly recommend this venue and truly enjoyed our experience with Blenheim staff. Thank you for making our wonderful day!
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    Larissa Married on 09/22/2019
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    Goat time!

    What's not to love? Gorgeous setting, nice & professional people, killer food, and goats. We are two people who are often in charge of events, and it was great to have the Blenheim staff take care of everything and have it run smoothly. We were told by just about every guest it was the best wedding ever (we agree). Highly recommend!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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673 Blenheim Hill Rd Jefferson, NY, 12093
646-681-4589
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