Owls Hoot Barn is a rustic wedding venue located in West Coxsackie, New York. This barn was built in the early 1800s and provides a relaxed environment for a variety of special occasions. The property is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hudson, Catskill, and Athens are all easily accessible by car, and New Tork City is approximately two hours away. For the discerning couple, Owls Hoot Barn presents the perfect medium of country charm within a reasonable distance of major metropolitan areas.
Facilities and Capacity
Owls Hoot Barn is able to hold a capacity of 180 individuals on the main level or over 200 guests via the attached pavilion on the ground level. The main level boasts a hay loft that maintains its original timbers and the downstairs lends itself well to a bar and photo booth section. These rooms are completely customizable and can be personalized with the couple's preferential designs. The barn provides access to seven bathrooms, including a wheelchair accessible option, and has commercial fans that keep the room at a comfortable temperature all year round. Air conditioning is also available during the summer months. Twinkle and bistro lights are draped from the ceiling, creating a soft glow throughout the space. Ceremonies may also be held on the grounds outside, surrounded by ancient trees and the bounty of nature. Should inclement weather hit, couples are able to make use of the on-site pavilion.
This barn's team has over two decades of experience in the wedding industry and has a collection of period pieces that can serve to enhance any event. These items are available to clients who book their wedding celebration at Owls Hoot Barn for no added cost. This venue offers a myriad of options for overnight accommodation through rental houses and cabins. Full and partial planning solutions are available for clients, should they choose to use them, and the team at the Owls Hoot Barn looks forward to working with any couple on their special day.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sari Kamin · Married on 08/24/2019
Picture Perfect Wedding Experience with Owls Hoot Barn
From the moment we set foot on Owls Hoot Barn, we were blown away by the attention to detail and beauty of the space. Kerri, the owner, has thought of absolutely everything and every inch of the venue is carefully and thoughtfully decorated. The barn is stunningly gorgeous and though it feels and looks rustic, it’s perfectly outfitted for a wedding dinner and party. The various outdoor ceremony spaces are gorgeous and are surrounded by wildflowers and trees. The covered cocktail hour area is the perfect space for passed apps and drinks outside (and it’s an excellent back up area for the ceremony should it rain) and the bonfire that OHB takes care of was an amazing end to our wedding. Best of all, there is a lovely cabin we had access to starting on the Wednesday before our wedding and our whole family and bridal party was able to stay in the gorgeous farmhouse and the two Airbnb’s that are part of the property starting on the Thursday before. Because of this, we were able to kick off of our wedding days in advance with our loved ones.Sent on 09/03/2019
Kerri helps to make planning seamless. She has a dedicated list of vendors she recommends, but is welcoming to anyone new you bring on. She’s ALWAYS available if you have questions and is endlessly helpful and friendly. She has a storage area filled with decor (mason jars, burlap runners, milk crates, lights, lanterns, signage, etc) that you are welcome to use. It saved us hundreds of dollars and everything we borrowed looked fabulous. She also has all of the chairs, tables, plates, cutlery, glasses, napkins, etc. you’ll need so you don’t have to outsource anything except a caterer, photographer, and DJ. If you are the type of bride (like me) who did not want to pick out napkins but still enjoys a little DIY set up, this is a great space for you.
This is really a special place and I feel so lucky that I got married at OHB. I am eternally grateful to Kerri for helping to make our day so magical. I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing.
Carrie B · Married on 06/08/2019
Owls Hoot Barn or OHB is a picture perfect barn wedding venue. The property is absolutely stunning and Kerri the venue owner is a joy to work with. While a bit more DIY than other traditional venues, it's all worth it. We could not have picked a better venue to have our special day at. Thank you Kerri!Sent on 06/10/2019
Allison Emmet · Married on 05/18/2019
Experience of a Lifetime
(May 18th Wedding): There are truly not enough words to describe how incredible our wedding experience was at Owls Hoot Barn. This venue is honestly the most special, intimate, and unique place we could've ever imagined. Firstly, what drew us in and really sets this venue apart right off the bat from other barn venues is the fact that you get the opportunity to stay right on the property from Wednesday-Sunday of your wedding weekend. This was huge for us, as it really turned into a full weekend experience that we got to really enjoy (versus feeling like 1 day that was over in the blink of an eye). This gave us time in the days leading up to really decide on how we wanted to utilize and decorate the spaces, etc. which made the day-of so much smoother and more relaxed. The possibilites are endless here, and you have access to TONS of decor and furniture items. There are multiple other gorgeous homes in addition to the bridal cabin ("Owls Nest"), that I recommend having family/bridal parties stay in. It was a lot of fun having our family all right there with us, and not worrying about transportation, not to mention the accomodations are so dreamy and comfortable. You really have so many options on the property to really make your wedding unique and your own. We lucked out with amazing weather, but should it rain, the pavilion/backup rain plan is still gorgeous, and no need to worry about renting any tents or anything! I don't even know where to start with the venue owner, Kerri. SHE IS A GEM. Honestly, she is a true force. She is SO friendly, organized, and helpful if all of your planning needs. She also goes above and beyond not only with recommendations for vendors, but in following up and working closely with them to get things done. Kerri is very detail-oriented, and will make sure no stone is left unturned. I knew I'd have a great wedding day, but I really had no clue just how absolutely perfect and beyond my expectations everything would turn out. Our guests absolutely RAVED about how much they loved the property and the barn, and are even still talking about it weeks later. What an experience of a lifetime. Endless amounts of gratitude from the Joyces to Kerri and the entire Owls Hoot team! All of you made this the best wedding we could've ever dreamt of. THANK YOU!Sent on 06/12/2019
Working with Kerri at the Owls Hoot Barn was a pleasure! Experineced, dependable and super easy to work with. We look forward to working with Kerri at her breathtaking venue again!
We love working at Owls Hoot Barn. It is an amazing venue and such a beautiful setup. We cannot wait to work alongside them again in the future. Thank you Kerri for everything!
Everyone at Owls Hoot is a pleasure to work with! Kerry and her crew are kind, thoughtful and experiences, which comes across in everything they do. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a barn wedding in the region!