The Orchards at Rocking Horse Farm is an elegant, rustic wedding venue in Jamesville, New York — just 10 miles away from downtown Syracuse. The scenic indoor/outdoor venue was built specifically with barn and farm weddings in mind and has been hosting weddings in the Syracuse area since 2017. With over 150 acres of picturesque landscape, The Orchards at Rocking Horse Farm has all the makings for a dream barn wedding: alpacas, apple orchards, horses, miniature donkeys, a pond, and a tree farm.
Facilities and Capacity
The Orchard’s main ceremony site is a three-story 5,200 square foot barn, complete with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and built from an authentic timber frame. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests per event, whether it’s an elopement, an engagement party, a reception, a rehearsal dinner, or a wedding ceremony. And if you’re looking more for an outdoor venue, The Orchards at Rocking Horse Farm has you covered. You can have your ceremony at a variety of locations on the farm, including:
The Orchards has on-site parking available for about 70 vehicles, offers shuttle services, and is wheelchair accessible. They only host one wedding per weekend, giving each couple the space they need to setup and clean up in a stress-free atmosphere. Couples even have use of the property’s expansive gardens, lawn areas, and patios for outdoor activities (aside from the ceremony). The Orchards is able to provide couples with event rentals and have chairs, decor, and tables ready to be used.
The Orchards not only gives you free reign of the property from Friday to Sunday, but includes a variety of spaces and accommodations within the barn itself. The upstairs portion of the barn has areas that can be used for extra seating or a bridal suite. The first story has a full-service bar made from reclaimed American Chestnut with two bartender stations available for use, and even has handicap-accessible bathrooms.
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Christy G. · Married on 11/02/2019
Keith and Julie were great to work with! They were both really helpful throughout the planning process. We were married 11/2 and it was a bit chilly and they got us extra heaters to ensure that we were all comfortable throughout the night! Such a beautiful venue and beautiful day!Sent on 11/22/2019
Meagan · Married on 08/31/2019
Charming location owned by great people!
Our wedding day went so smoothly and it was an absolutely perfect day. Keith and Julie are very nice and flexible. It was great being able to design the venue on Friday, have a beautiful wedding Saturday and not have to take anything down until Sunday. We opted in to add a bonfire and it was a great addition. This venue comes highly recommended by us!Sent on 04/19/2020
Ryan · Married on 08/10/2019
Keith and Julie go above and beyond with their beautiful venue. We had a perfect weather day and had our ceremony outside by the birch trees. (Highly recommend) The jaw dropping scene of the doors opening as the bride came out was stunning. The nice part of having the wedding here is you can use the barn Friday- Sunday. We used it for the reception/dinner on Friday (for an extra cost) and were able to set up our own decorations and get everything set up. We would highly recommend having your wedding here as it was one for the record books! Venue and grounds are absolutely beautiful!Sent on 08/20/2019