Oz Farm is a barn venue in the Albany, New York area. This horse farm offers beautiful mountain views and expansive, well-kept lawns. Owned by Jennifer Oz LeRoy, former owner of Tavern on the Green and Russian Tea House, this venue guarantees couples work with an experienced event planner for their big day. Horse-lovers can giddy up to this venue, located just five minutes from Bristol Beach and one hour from downtown Albany.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite as many as 1000 guests to join them as they celebrate their wedding at Oz Farm. This venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces for couples’ ceremonies and receptions. Couples have the option to exchange vows outdoors with a picturesque farmhouse and distant mountain peaks in the background. The barn’s crisp white exterior accents hide a cozy romantic inside space complete with wooden beams overhead and cathedral ceilings. Attached to the barn is a new courtyard with a fire pit.
The staff at Oz Farm work hard to make couples’ wedding dreams come true. Other services offered by the farm include:
With full in-house bar service and tasty catering options, the fare at Oz Farm will delight couples and guests. The venue offers catering in the following styles:
16 Reviews for Oz Farm
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Vivek · Married on 06/29/2019
Magical Place for an Indian Wedding
We did not want a cookie cutter Indian wedding that usually takes place at a hotel ballroom or a hall. The moment we visited Oz Farm, we fell in love with the location. It was a unique location that had all the right spaces to execute a traditional Indian wedding while giving a sense of magic and uniqueness. What truly sold us on the place though, was Jenny and her attitude. She made us feel that we could do anything and she would find a way to get it done. After talking to her, it was hard to find another location with so much flexibility. Even though, she had never done an Indian Weeding at Oz Farm, we felt comfortable having her manage the wedding. We also hired her as a wedding planner.
Our guests loved the location and the kids had a blast playing with the horses. She was kind enough to lend us a horse for the groom's procession and even decorated him for us. Everyone at the farm was extremely friendly and allowed us to express ourselves the whole weekend.
For any couple who is thinking of having an Indian Wedding at Oz Farms we have a few tips:
1. Indian weddings have many moving pieces. We only had Jenny for one of the events and that event went perfectly. She is able to handle the pressure and able to pay attention to the minute details when she is there. There were a few missed things operationally when she was not around. Even after going through the plan in detail multiple times, few things were forgotten when she was not around. Our guests didn't know about it and enjoyed everything and had a blast. For hosting the first Indian Wedding at Oz Farm, they did a great job and I am sure they learnt a lot. Try to make sure Jenny is present at all your events.
2. Go with a seasoned caterer like Moghul. The catering for an Indian Wedding is more complex compared to an American wedding, requiring more equipment than there is at Oz Farm. Jenny was kind enough to arrange for most of the kitchen equipment, but a less experienced caterer might find a little difficult to work with a limited kitchen.
3. If you choose to do a wedding in summer, beware of the heat. The fans provided were adequate if everyone was wearing light summer dresses and shorts. But everyone of the the guests was in full heavy Indian clothing. Either provide hand held fans for the guests and/or reserve industrialized fans. You cannot control the weather but be prepared for the heat. Our wedding will now be remembered forever as a very hot wedding.
If you are looking for a unique twist to an Indian wedding while while keeping with the tradition, Oz Farm is the right choice. The guest will cherish not going to another hotel wedding and amenities available will provide the marrying couple and their guests with a memorable experience. We are extremely happy we made the decision to go with Oz Farm. It was a magical weekend.Sent on 08/18/2019
Jenna Pallay · Married on 06/15/2019
Best Venue Ever!! Definitely consider a Horse Farm Wedding
Oz Farm was the most amazing venue to get married at!! As one friend said our wedding was the most instagrammable wedding of all time. Jenny has baby goats, horses, a glamping tent, horse trailer bar and continues to put more and more into the property. It made the wedding so fun and unique and our guests had the best time. The barn is absolutely stunning and can fit many different sizes of parties from small to big. The venue is also incredibly weather ready for any surprising cold or rain that could happen. The Oz team had so many ideas and backup plans which thankfully we didn't need to use, but it was comforting to know the venue had so many options.
Jenny also just got our vision from day 1 and helped bring it to life and shared helpful advice along the way from all of her years of events and weddings. She helped us to create table settings and even floral arrangements that complimented the barn and it turned out beautiful and was everything we hoped and imagined for our wedding. She even thought of creative ways to re-use our ceremony flowers around the space. Also, not common in the business but we never felt like Jenny was nickel and diming us or trying to up sell us on unnecessary things for the wedding. She always kept everything very real with us and helped us find alternatives in our budget when needed. She knows all the things that will make the day special, and what is not needed.
Her partner Steven is also an amazing photographer and got some great shots of the wedding as well, I would definitely consider using him if you are getting married at the venue. He took incredibly thoughtful shots of all the details of the day we would want to remember.
Also the food!!! If you do the venue definitely use their caterers. The Oz Farm chef Dan listened to all of our specific needs and requests and we got rave reviews on the food for the wedding. People are still talking about how fresh and unique the dishes were Friends loved that we did a family style menu, and we loved how much say we had in every item served.
Oz is not your cookie cutter catering hall, it is so much better. If you are looking for something more unique you should absolutely consider Oz. It was a reasonable distance from NYC for guests to travel but far enough away to feel special and unique. We were also able to tailor the whole wedding from menu, wine, and decor to to be our dream wedding.
Thank you again to Jenny and the whole Oz staff! We were so happy with our wedding and will remember it forever!!Sent on 08/19/2019
Julie Thorbjornsen · Married on 10/28/2018
Professional. Kind. Made us feel extremely special.
Jenny was beyond helpful with our family oriented wedding! I have a 7 month old and she took care of everything I needed prior to the wedding and during which helped Us relax and enjoy our day. We had such a special day and she was a superwoman, making sure we had anything and everything we needed. The venue was beautiful and all of the special touches made our wedding day unforgettable. We also were the first ones to get married IN the horse barn!Sent on 12/09/2018
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Spectacular setting and wonderful space!