Hermitage Farm is a historic wedding venue located in Goshen, Kentucky. Originally constructed in the 1830s, the rustic building that resides on the estate offers a memorable backdrop that will complement the beauty of any wedding event. Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, the owners of the property, put an abundance of time and effort into this equestrian farm in order to maintain the beauty that emanates from the estate.
Facilities and Capacity
Hermitage Farm boasts multiple event spaces for couples to utilize on their special day. The Main House offers an indoor setting for intimate celebrations. The dining room that resides within the Main House features red brick walls, ample windows, and a stunning wooden farm table that combine to produce the room's airy and rustic ambiance. For more extravagant affairs, couples can utilize the property's outdoor space. The lush meadows and well-manicured gardens that reside on the estate offer a vast space that is suitable for up to 500 individuals.
In order to ensure that couples receive the event they have envisioned, the farm welcomes the use of outside caterers and other vendors. The venue also boasts a pet-friendly policy, which is ideal for couples who wish to include their furry friend on their special day. The venue operates all year, enabling couples to celebrate their love during any season. Moreover, the owners of the manor are happy to host the following wedding-related events:
Hermitage Farm offers a limited number of lodging quarters that couples and their guests can take advantage of. The Main House features five bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people combined. Residing behind the Main House, the Smoke House is a charming loft space that can house up to four guests. These two accommodation options are ideal for couples and members of the wedding party. Furthermore, the rooms can be used as get-ready areas on the morning of the wedding in order to provide a convenient location for preparation.
Hermitage Farm has been a working equine farm since the early 1800s. It was originally purchased by Captain John Henshaw, who modeled the Main House after his family home in Virginia. In 1936, the estate was purchased by the Jones family, who brought fame to the farm when Warner Jones used the land to breed winners of the Breeders' Cup, Kentucky Derby, and Kentucky Oaks. Following a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, the farm was purchased by Carl Polland. Carl owned the land for 16 years before he sold the historic farm to current owners Laura Lee and Steve.
6 Reviews for Hermitage Farm
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Courtney Eder · Married on 09/28/2019
Unforgettable & Beautiful
Hermitage Farm is charming, beautiful, unique and was the perfect venue for our wedding weekend. It’s hard not to be charmed by the restored 19th century mansion filled with 21c modern art (conversation pieces!), and the fact that it’s on a pristine horse farm. But what makes this so unique is the fact that the property (5-bedroom mansion, guest house and backyard w limestone patio) is yours for the entire weekend. It’s not just a wedding venue, it’s a wedding weekend hideaway for the couple-to-be and a handful of your closest family/friends. We had our rehearsal dinner Friday night in the main house, Saturday ceremony outside in front of the house, reception on the limestone patio out back and Sunday brunch outside to welcome back anyone who wanted to roam the farm and see horses. If you want the perfect blend of glam meets rustic, and an unforgettable & memorable venue, Hermitage is THE place.
Additionally the Events Director, Meredith, was such a pleasure to work with. She clearly wanted our wedding weekend to be perfect and was accommodating, highly responsive and physically checked in with us all throughout the weekend.
Highly recommend Hermitage Farm!!Sent on 10/11/2019
Adam Walpole · Married on 09/09/2020
Timeless and Unforgettable Experience
We got married on 9/21/2019 at Hermitage and had an amazing experience. The grounds are so stunning that only minimal decorations are needed for your own personal touch. We had the ceremony on the front steps with a musician playing music on the porch above and the setting was just perfect. If there are more than 5 people in your bridal party it may be difficult to all squeeze up on the porch but it makes for a great setting. The concrete pad that is poured out back makes it so there is no need to rent a dance floor. It was also a huge bonus that we had 6 rooms so we could have the bridal party stay at Hermitage and save on hotel rooms. Meredith was a pleasure to work with and I could tell she cared about us having a pleasant experience. Erika was also great to have and made sure everything went smooth for the house guests. Overall I would recommend Hermitage to anyone looking for a venue.Sent on 10/07/2019
ellie · Married on 06/23/2018
We LOVED having our wedding weekend at Hermitage Farm. The house was gorgeous and well-kept throughout the weekend, and Ashleigh was always kind and easy to communicate with. It's definitely a pricey venue, but we were able to host all of our festivities there (from Rehearsal Dinner to getting ready day-of), which made it worth it. It was truly a dream to get married here!Sent on 07/25/2018