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The Farmers' Museum

Cooperstown, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
30 reviews
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

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?

January
February
April
November
December

30 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Sarah H. Married on 02/09/2020
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    Such a special place!

    Getting married at the Fenimore Art Museum was amazing! Standing under the chuppah, looking out over the lake is a memory I will always treasure. We took our photos down near the Iroquois Hut on the banks of the lake. Breathtaking. The lawn is quiet and secluded, making for an unforgettable wedding. Planning our special day at the Fenimore Art Museum was a breeze because of Anne's easy-going and kind approach. We emailed her with a lot of questions, and she always responded with great suggestions. I would highly recommend getting married at the Fenimore Art Museum.

    The Farmers' Museum's reply:

    Sarah, thank you for the lovely referral! Your wedding celebration came together without a hitch. Every bit of yours' and your mother's planning certainly paid off. The clear tent and furnishings underneath were spectacular! Showcasing your grandmother's artwork and fabulous cows were the icing on the cake. She was surely there in spirit.
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    Maria V. Married on 08/07/2019
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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!

    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!

    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...

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Deals

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Discount

If you book your wedding with us during the off season of eitehr January - april or November-December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Amber J Photography 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 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 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, NY, 13326
6075471495
607-547-1423
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