The Farmers' Museum

5775 St Hwy 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Farmers' Museum

The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum is a beautiful and historic wedding venue in Cooperstown, New York. With several locations on-site, every wedding held at this charming venue is one-of-a-kind. Whether you’re looking for an elegant and formal celebration or a more casual and relaxed one, there is an option for everyone at The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. The grounds are beautiful in every season, and a perfect backdrop for your dream photos. Wedding planning comes with a lot of choices, and the event planning staff at The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum will help you plan your perfect day.

Facilities and Capacity
There are nine different event spaces to choose from at the venue, and each one comes with a unique experience. The Cornwall Church is an 18th-century church with a functioning organ and piano from the 19th-century, that can host up to 175 people. The 18th-century Bump Tavern, with room for up to 40 guests, has two intimate spaces available. The Empire State Carousel offers an unbeatable photo opportunity and space for a small reception. The Louis C. Jones Center offers an inside and outside experience with a barn and courtyard for up to 180 guests. The Fenimore Art Museum has terrace gardens, a lakeside lawn, and a lakeside amphitheater for weddings in a natural setting. Overall, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum can accommodate up to 350 guests, and has parking and wheelchair access.

Services Offered
Whether you're hosting a wedding ceremony and reception or a shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner, The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum wants to make every couple who chooses their venue as cared for and stress-free as possible, so they provide assistance from their professional event planning staff. They have a number of event rentals available, including lighting and tables, as well as wireless internet throughout for your convenience.

History
The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum is a historic site in central New York. Since 1813, the land the museums sit on has been part of a working farm. Over time, the land passed through different owners’ hands, with different animals on-site. After 131 years of existence, the farm was opened to the public in the form of the Farmers’ Museum, with over 5,000 tools and objects on display at the time. Now, there are over 23,000.

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27 Reviews for The Farmers' Museum

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Maria Vidal · Married on 08/07/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Attention to detail

    When I contacted Anne, she was very thorough, explaining all the options we had and how they could be tailored to our needs. We traveled to the Farmer's Museum and were greeted by Anne, she arranged a tour of the facilities and answered all our questions in detail. We were never rushed. Anne addressed our concerns and assisted us with the coordination of vendors. The event was beautiful and the room was set-up perfectly!

    Sent on 02/28/2020

    The Farmers' Museum's reply:

    Maria, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I enjoyed working with as you planned your son's rehearsal dinner. I remember you saying Cooperstown was a special place for him growing up. As I recall, as a child he envisioned getting married in our quaint village, his dream certainly did come true. I hope our paths will cross again!
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    MK · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Super helpful

    Anne was fabulous to work with! Any little question I had, she would answer as soon as she could. She was great with local vendor recommendations. The day of our wedding had a chance of scattered afternoon showers- she was flexible & willing to accommodate a last minute decision to live the ceremony into the church (rather than outside at the Amphitheater). I have nothing but good things to say about Anne & her helpers. The venue is charming, and your guests are going to have a good time!

    Sent on 07/17/2019

    The Farmers' Museum's reply:

    Thank you for the wonderful review, MK! You & Patrick were pretty fabulous to work with as well :). I hope you both had a great time in Ireland!! Please come back & see us some time. You're an incredible couple...

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The Farmers' Museum FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 850.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    9
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
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    February
    April
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Amber J Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • The Classic Image Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Mohican Flowers Wedding Florists

    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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  • 5775 St Hwy 80 Cooperstown, New York, 13326 See on map
    607-353-6987 (Phone number)
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