On the shores of Lake Otsego, in scenic Cooperstown, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum offer an assortment of sophisticated venues featuring extraordinary architecture with breath-taking views. Whether you are looking for an elegant and formal celebration or the more casual affair, the museums offer a variety of beautiful backdrops and event spaces to help create a unique and memorable venue that will accommodate everyone’s special occasion.
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The museums event spaces welcome groups for ceremonies in the church or Amphitheater. Receptions can be held in the Louis C. Jones Center, Lakeside Lawn or Terrace. Cocktail hour on the Fenimore Terrace, at the Empire State Carousel or a rehearsal dinner at Bump Tavern. All situated in astonishing settings. Selected venues can accommodate guests with parties up to 225.
The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum offers ample parking, internet access, and limited number of tables and chairs. The museum provides clients a list of pre-approved and preferred locals vendors, to address all your special occasion needs.
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I have worked here several times and it's always been an awesome experience to photograph couples at this venue. Great service, epic location for photography and always professional. I highly recommend!
We love to work at the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown NY. The venue is an amazing blend of classy elegance and country chic in one place. The Fenimore Art Museum's grounds overlook a grand panorama of Otsego Lake giving a beautiful background to your wedding photos. The Farmer's museum, with the simple light filled church is a wonderful venue for a ceremony and the grounds of the museum as indicated in the name is perfect for a country or rustic style wedding. The best part is you get all this without giving up modern faciltities, great parking and a village of museums and shopping for your out of town guests.
The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum are both amazing venues. Tucked among the grounds are so many special places for an intimate ceremony with breathtaking backdrops. It's your choice if you would love the lake or the natural meadows as your surroundings. Mother Nature can be tricky here in Cooperstown so there are also inside places like the Church, Jones Center and Bump Tavern. Anne has all the information from years of experience to make your dreams come true. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make your special day memorable.
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