Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Thank you for considering to hold your Wedding at Freedom Run Winery located on the Niagara Wine Trail, in Lockport, NY, just 30 minutes from Buffalo International Airport and the Canadian border, at 5138 Lower Mountain Road, Lockport NY 14094. Words, and even photos do not convey the beauty of the authentic Winery and Barn Experience that we offer.
We are a Boutique Winery, with 5 vineyards planted with vinifera grapes on 27 acres of of our 130+ acre land holding, on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment, which includes planted fields of soybeans and corn, as well as 1000 tree apple orchard, and manyacres of wheat, soya beans, corn and sunflowers.
Our motto is that we 'View Wine as Art', and in keeping with our impeccable reputation we also consider our facility as being of the highest standards, and are very versatile for customization of space for YourSpecialDay@FreedomRunWinery.com.
We are known for our Rustic Barn which is an original timber framed post-and-beam dry goods barn, built in 1826 with stone from the Erie Canal. This structure has been preserved, yet modernized with ladies and gents bathrooms a large deck and is handicap accessible. There is a raised platform with a cut glass chandelier, so that the Bride & Groom and their Bridal Party can see and be seen. This is a perfect place to hold a wedding ceremony, have a sit down, buffet or family style dinner, and it even converts to a ‘night club’ with the doors wide open for dancing under the stars.
The Vineyard Manor House was also built in 1826 and has been fully restored to its original grandeur, with 4 Bedrooms that are available for overnight stays through AirBnb. This the perfect place to stay when holding a Wedding at Freedom Run Winery.
The Tasting Room of our 13,000 square foot Winery offers a contemporary feel, with a floating maple ceiling, stone accenting the walls, and bamboo flooring. A pair of granite topped bars are fronted with colorful 'blown glass' disks, and tall hand crafted barrel tables & chairs, along with elegant chocolate leather sofas, set the stage for this elegant space. There is a covered patio overlooking the vineyards and adjoining lawn areas, with bistro tables & chairs that can be incorporated into this venue.
The Barrel Room is visible from the Tasting Room through a floor to ceiling, wall to wall panel of glass, with double glass doors that lead into a huge double height space hung with original art, and lined with stainless steel wine tanks and oak barrels, which can be back lit with subtle mood lighting. These two Venues combined well, with Cocktail Hour in the Tasting Room, followed by Dinner in the Barrel Room, and Dancing back in the Tasting Room, spilling out onto the covered patio, where a Cigar Station can be set up, with after dinner drinks, a fire pit, and smores!
The Vineyards are very popular any time of the year, with Brides and Grooms choosing to have an authentic Winery Experience, with an open air ceremony overlooking the vineyards, weather permitting. The vineyards have their own beauty in every season, as do the 1000 tree apple orchard, which is even more magnificent when in full bloom in the Spring. There are acres of sunflowers which are in full bloom in the Autumn, and in the Winter, the stark black & white back drop of the landscape covered with a blanket of snow, signifies ‘New Beginnings’.
To top it all off, we have on-site catering provided by Ava's Table at the Vineyard, and their motto is Fresh - Innovative - Personal, and that is exactly what you get. They really listen to what kind of food you enjoy, and will strive to create a menu tailored to your desires...from a casual, yet elegant down home BBQ with a Family Style vibe, to New York chic, and will work with you to custom design a perfect food tasting. Ask about Bridal Showers and Rehearsal Dinners as well.
Freedom Run Winery perfectly harmonizes indoor and outdoor space, and your photographer will be thrilled with the abundant photographic opportunities. Your guests will be raving about the warm and inviting atmosphere, the award winning wine, and the fresh, innovative and personal catering that will have your guests raving about the best wedding that they have ever attended. Your experience will create memories to last a lifetime.
Our prices include a Venue and a Bar Package that can be customized to your specifications, and include round tables and white folding chairs, bar(s), bartender(s), and bar back staff as needed to accommodate your guest count. We will work with you to make your Special Day affordable, over the top, or just right, depending on what is important to you and your family.
Your ‘Special Day' will start with a 'Must See Tour' of the venues offered at Freedom Run Winery, with a Complimentary Wine Tasting for soon to be Brides and Grooms.
To schedule a private tour of the beautiful venues at Freedom Run Winery, and to discuss your food choices catered by Ava's Table at the Vineyard, please contact Michelle on 716-715-8673.
There is a wonderful Gallery of Photos of Weddings and Videos of a Real Wedding at Freedom Run Winery that you can view on our website at: FreedomRunWinery.com/weddings-and-events
The 2021 calendars are booking quickly, so don't wait...call today. For those wishing to Elope, we still have some 2020 dates available at 10% off your Bar/Venue Package.
6 Reviews for Freedom Run Winery
Recommended by 75% of couples
2 User photos
Nicolle Arcara · Married on 09/07/2019
Simply the Best
This was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. The fact that they do one wedding a weekend took so much stress away knowing that we weren't "competing" with other events for time and service. The country house was the best for getting ready and hanging out with my girls before hand not to mention the photos turned out amazing! Our ceremony was in the barn which is stunning with the most minimal decorations. Matt and his staff were so accommodating and showed me multiple set ups for our day. Our reception was in the winery/barrel room. Again I had minimal decorations, who needs them when your backdrop is wine barrels?! When we got back from taking photos in the vineyard/apple orchard we arrived to guests playing lawn games and enjoying the outdoor space and all the wonderful wines, what a great transition! We had space for everyone to dance, relax, hang out at the bar without being terribly spread out but also not being cramped. I have lost count of the number of compliments we received about the venue and the staff. I wish I could get married again just to work this group again!Sent on 10/17/2019
Susan · Married on 08/13/2016
We had our wedding reception here this past summer in the barn. It was absolutely perfect. The barn and grounds were so gorgeous and a fun alternative to a large ballroom type reception. Anita is the easiest person to work with! She truly cares about her brides and will do what she needs to so your day will be perfect. My family also rented out the Manor House for the night before and night of the wedding. What a cool place! So beautifully decorated and well maintained. (Plus the wine is great too!) Would highly recommend this location for any couple! Fair price for what you get too compared to other locations we visited!Sent on 12/19/2016
User4464894 · 2+ years ago
This venue has amazing views. My husband and I were looking for a venue that was not just a ballroom in a hotel and somewhere we haven't been several times already for weddings. This venue was perfect for us. It is a little pricey, but worth it. The bartenders were wonderful, very friendly and attentive. Anita (coordinator) was very friendly and always willing to research and follow up when she didn't have an answer. Evan (the other coordinator) was amazing, a ray of sunshine and willing to work to make you as happy as possible. I'm sad the wedding is over so I don't get to bug these two anymore! It does take a more 'hands on' person as you either have to hire a decorator or decorate yourself prior but it doesn't take much to make the place look amazing either in the barn or in the winery. Also, you have to work with both this vendor and a caterer, but it does open up more possibilities on food options to make your wedding exactly what you want and as expensive as you want. I am very happy I went with Freedom Run for my wedding, it was a perfect day.Sent on 10/10/2014
We are offering 10% off bar/venue packages on select dates in 2020.
The staff at Freedom Run Winery are a joy to work with. It is a great venue to have your next event or wedding at. Stop by and sample some wine. While you are there check out the venue you won't be disappointed. DJB Entertainment
What a fabulous place to have a wedding!!!! The view is breathtaking. They have a barn to hold wedding ceremonies, and the main winery is perfect for cocktail hour. The staff is so easy to work with, and they take great care of the equipment while its on their premises. I look forward to dong more events here