The Treman Center is a unique elegant barn venue with Tuscan Italianate courtyards on the edge of one of the Finger Lakes most scenic parks, 10 minutes for downtown Ithaca, NY.
The 3 story barn was custom-designed and constructed from local stone and wood salvaged from an 1870’s hay barn. It is both vast and cozy with Tuscan courtyards, inspiring grounds and a fabulous stone cirlce with fire basket for a bonfire end of the night. There are many ways/places to stage your celebration throughout the property.
Facilities and Capacity
The center is yours for full use as a destination weekend from 9 am Friday morning until 2 pm Sunday afternoon. We have found that for couples with family and friends coming in from out of town, having a central gathering place to hold the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and brunch is ideal. There is a one day /overnight option as well.
There are many ways to stage your event around our vast grounds, front terrace, tree-flanked alley and the 2 large main floors with fireplaces. The first floor is all stone, opening out onto the spacious Tuscan courtyards with water feature. The second floor has a fantastic dance floor with a Steinway piano, great sound and is perfect for a seated dinner for up to 125 folks.
There is a bridal bedroom suite on the third floor (not for large assembly) for the marital couple to stay in for the weekend, and a charming dressing area with theatre lights and mirrors for the bridesmaids to get ready with hair/makeup artists if desired.
We have a unique stretch tent from South Africa that floats over the field and seats up to #150. This is a must for seating over 120 people, but also provides additional staging options for rain or shine.
The building is sustainably built with air conditioning and heat on all three floors. There is a large stage in kitchen for caterers.
The Treman Center knows that professionals do everything best, which is why we provide each couple that books with us a packet with our preferred list of vendors from caterers, photgraphers, musicians/DJ's, and hairdressers to housing options etc. We offer ceremonial ministry for all rites and pastoral duties if desired and the staff is available the length of your stay to support you and your guests with all aspects of the celebration experience. Parking is fully accessible with assistance and an onsite golf cart to transport guests around the property. Basic event planning is included in our services but we offer have preffered addtional event planners available if desired.
The barn was originally built in the 19th century but in 2007 is was purchased by Kevin Reilly, property owner, disassembled and moved in pieces to its current site. The Treman Center that emerged from the planks and beams is a three-story, 6,000-square-foot marvel. Kevin describes it as “agricultural and playful,” authentically assembled with mortise and tenon, post and beam construction. At the same time, it is the epitome of green design, with high-technology electricity, radiant heat, and airtight strength and efficiency.
53 Reviews for The Treman Center
Recommended by 97% of couples
70 User photos
Madi M. · Married on 02/09/2020
Uniquely Gorgeous; The Perfect Venue
My Husband and I had a difficult time finding a venue and vendor that spoke to us not only as people but what we value as a couple. When we met with Leslie at The Treman Center, it was as though we were walking into a dream. We left that day, with not only an excitement that lasted our long engagement but with an unexpected friendship with the incredible humans that own the property. Leslie makes you immediately feel like part of her family. She made herself available to us at any time throughout the planning process to every single request, questions and concern. She allowed me to visit the site on several occasions throughout our engagement, just because. She was flexible with last minute changes right up until "I do". One thing that I remember so vividly from our day:Sent on 01/01/2020
"I had realized at the last minute that I had not brought our lavender with me on wedding day for our flowers girls to use. With minutes before the ceremony, Leslie walked out into her beautiful field of Goldenrod surrounding the property and filled our flower girls baskets with homegrown flowers for sprinkling the isle". The gesture and quick thinking brought tears to my eyes.
With Leslie's well rounded experience and her unique vision, she worked with us to create the absolute dream wedding day and best day of our life. To be able to start a new chapter in our life surrounded by woods in a stone garden with a spectacular barn atmosphere was truly something special.
The Treman Center's reply:Thank you Madi for your wonderful review,
Theresa M. · Married on 01/07/2020
stunning and soulful setting + creative license to customize your day!
From start to finish, the incredible team behind The Treman Center was committed, supportive, and true ambassadors to our vision. The property itself is beautiful, extremely well cared for and thought out -- truly a layered experience in its flexibility to stage ceremony, reception, and a dance floor in various iterations (both indoor and outdoor options). Leslie and Kevin were fantastic hosts and participants in allowing us to create our perfect day. From our first meeting, they were organized, real, professional, attentive to our values, and ready with any and all recommendations. We bonded over Italy, amaro, the energy of aperitivo, and the beauty of the Finger Lakes and went from there. My wife and I work in the food industry (chef, cheesemonger) and we wrote our menu together and executed most of it over open fire pits which Kevin generously helped our catering team build. If you're looking for a stunning space to make memories and the flexibility to create your own wedding from start to finish with seasoned and caring professionals, The Treman Center is your canvas. We can't recommend hosting your wedding (or any meaningful event) here enough!Sent on 05/11/2020
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Chelsea · Married on 09/14/2019
Beautiful and Unique Venue
The Treman Center was the absolute perfect venue for our wedding in October 2019. I was looking for a venue with flexibility in staging and one that would allow our pup to be a part of the day, and the Treman Center provided that and so much more. Every bit of the property is gorgeous and you can use the space how it best suits you and your guests. Leslie was also just wonderful. Aside from being helpful in deciding vendors and providing insight on different setup ideas, she was so kind, calm and accommodating on the day of the wedding. We had a bit of rain on our wedding day, and it was up until the last minute Leslie was checking the forecast and rain radar to make sure our plans worked how we wanted them to. Also, the top floor of the venue is a wonderful space to stay and get ready the day of the wedding. We used the venue all weekend including rehearsal and morning after breakfast. Leslie was welcoming, generous and accommodating to any of our needs. I couldn't be happier with the decision to have our wedding at the Treman Center.Sent on 01/28/2020
The Treman Center's reply:Thank you Chelsea for your great review.
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Leslie has 35 years’ experience in marketing, project development, public relations, and environmental education. Her education, graduate work in both the sciences and arts, and her commitment towards environmental and social change, has fostered her engagement in working collaboratively in partnerships with individuals and community groups on a local and global level. She co-founded the Restore the Earth Foundation, reforesting thousands of acres of Gulf Coast communities, before launching The Treman Center. She has brought to the Treman Center all her design and event coordinating skills to create a unique expderience for all.
Kevin has been honored by many over the past 35 years for his high-end stone masonry and artistic endeavors. From fountains, grand fireplaces, courtyards, award winning houses, and pools, he leaves his unique style of “romancing the stone” wherever he goes. The Treman Center is a tribute to his craftsmanship, years of experience, and vision working with the finest craftsmen and women in the Finger Lakes region. He is the land manager of the Center's unique grounds.
The Treman Center was the dream location for our Ithaca wedding in September - between the mountains, the open field, the ceremony spot, and the gorgeous stone patio, we were able to have our entire wedding on her property, with each portion of it feeling unique and lovely. We visited and just got that "this is it!!" feeling in 2016, and spent the next year planning with Leslie and her team. Leslie was an incredible partner - she worked with me to create the perfect vendor team to pull off our rather large wedding on her property. She was flexible, and knows the event scene in Ithaca extremely well, which was ideal for us, since we were planning remotely! The vendors she recommended were incredible, and she doesn't ever recommend anyone lightly. She cares immensely about her property and works hard to make sure that every event there is excellent. I loved that my husband and I were able to stay on the property after the wedding - she even made us coffee in the morning! It was a dream from top to bottom. Thank you, Leslie and the Treman Center staff!
Treman Center is a gorgeous Tuscan style barn with in short distance of Treman and Buttermilk falls in Ithaca. The landscape is amazing and Leslie the owner does a great job with making sure her venue looks like the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. I have had the pleasure to work with Leslie on multiple occasions and she was very accommodating and professional.
Lovely wedding venue in the Ithaca area!