The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards has recognized Rustic Ridge View Farm as being amongst the top 5% of professional wedding ceremony & reception venues nationwide.
Come get married on a horse farm! You and your guests will never forget it. Speak to the couples who have been married on our special farm and who have danced the night away under the glowing paper lanterns in the covered, weather-proof pavilion. It’s a magical experience with stunning 360 degree mountain views, grazing horses and curious Guinea hens! Summer / Fall.
Here’s how it works: Because we know you don’t want to be pressured for time, and because we are the furthest thing from a wedding factory, the rental site is available for the whole weekend (Fri noon to Sun noon). This allows you and your guests to make a weekend of it (and there’s so much to do in the area from hiking to biking to swimming holes to farmers’ markets to hurtling yourself out of an airplane at Skydive The Ranch).
Come set up your version of rustic on Friday, make a rehearsal cocktail party happen in the hammock forest if you want, let your adventurous friends pitch a tent on our lush lawns wedding night (small fee applies) to keep them off the roads and out of hotels, have a campfire with guitars and Smores and shooting stars late night, and have bagels and coffee Sunday am as you all hug goodbye…
Our wedding gift to you is flexibility and the removal of time constraints!
We provide the friendly, parking co-ordination staff which is included in the site rental fee.
We are well into next year’s booking so please come visit soon. Anytime by appointment is fine- we are a working horse farm and always here!
While we prefer you use a proper caterer of your choice for insurance and alcohol related reasons, DIY-ers using our event coordinator can also make it work.
Event Coordination is an additional service that we strongly recommend. We have handmade wooden farm tables and ceremony benches, but the farm does not come with chairs, bathroom trailers, etc. Wally (203-858-3634) will help you plan from when you book to (and including) day of, so that the farm looks stunning with landscaping and flowers that you choose, everything you want to have happen does, all the rental logistics flow seamlessly and you get to enjoy the day with your friends.
There are many convenient accommodation options including Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa (Ellenville 10 min), Airbnb, Courtyard Marriott (Kingston 25 min), Hudson Valley Resort and Spa (Kerhonkson). Your adventurous friends may pitch a tent if they want! (Small fee applies). For those staying in hotels, you may want to hire a shuttle!
“Imagine standing with your partner on what seems to be the top of the world with rolling hills laid out below and hawks circling under scudding clouds above. . . and you are getting married! Fabulous. The covered pavilion below is filled with gently blowing lanterns and twinkling lights. When the thunder storm rolls over all 250 guests are under cover eating and dancing. It seems like the thunder came on order to add to the atmosphere. Rustic Ridge Farm made all this true. And easy. A lovely farm house B&B right there for getting ready and for no traveling that night. A memorable wedding. Our friends and family are still talking about it. Elegant, rustic, not your usual wedding.The views are stunning and the farm has both outdoor spaces and a covered venue . All the facilities and support that make a rustic wedding that in name only.
I can’t imagine a more wonderful place to get married.”
– Taylor Eskew
“We had our wedding at Rustic Ridge View Farm and I cannot say enough about the place! The most stunning ceremony ever, most gorgeous views and best of all the most wonderful service and support from owner, Wally Nichols! Wally made us feel like family and was available to me during the entire process! I am happy to answer any questions you might have about this magical place! We feel so lucky to have found it and even more lucky to have celebrated our marriage with all our family and friends at Rustic Ridge View Farm!!”
“We celebrated our daughter Caitlin’s wedding at Rustic Ridge View Farm on July 4, 2014. The site has the most spectacular views and accommodations for a Country Rustic Wedding! The owner, Wally Nichols, is the easiest person in the world to work with and goes above and beyond to make everything perfect. There are not enough words of praise to voice my appreciation of him. My daughter and her new husband were in awe at how beautiful everything was and how every detail was followed on their special day. Because of the event coordination services’ familiarity with the local vendors, and despite that we were we coming from out of state, we were able to arrange every detail-from the caterer to the photographer, hotels, etc.
Wally becomes a part of the family by the time the wedding arrives and treats the bride and groom as if they were his family! We love Rustic Ridge View Farm and Wally!”
– Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Owens
“The farm was the perfect setting for our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful, with amazing views. And Wally was a fantastic hope and help.”
– Michael C and Jennifer S
“We had a long list of requirements for our wedding venue, and after an extensive search, this was the only place in all of lower New York that could accommodate them all. Some of those requirements included: large guest capacity, camping option for guests, a full weekend rental option, complete freedom over our use of the space, close proximity to nyc, the list goes on… But on top of all of that, this farm offers a magical atmosphere filled with amazing views and thriving plant and animal life.”
– Mr. and Mrs. Alex Billig
“If you want a unique outdoor wedding, Rustic Ridge View is for you! My (new) husband and I found Wally and RRV completely by accident (we live about 2 hours away) but when we went up to visit and see the grounds, we fell in love. The gorgeous views, fresh air, peace and quiet—I immediately felt at home. Wally showed us around, answered any questions we had and more, and was very no-pressure. Overall, I have not one complaint about RRV.”
– Amy and Ben
“In a word: PERFECT. RRVF was the absolute perfect location for our wedding on 7/9/16. The property is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Shawangunks. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted: a location with plenty of space, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, and flexibility with our timeline. The pavilion easily fit our 140 guests, the catering stations, a big bar, and with ample room for a big dance floor and a separate area for cocktail hour. Not to mention the two sets of cornhole our guests played! We also had a late night campfire which added such a fun (and delicious) activity – roasting marshmallows! Wally and Helen are friendly, thoughtful, accommodating, and all-around awesome folks. Working with them on our DIY wedding was the best decision we made in the planning process. I highly recommend RRVF to anyone who wants a unique and beautiful wedding.”
– Ruta and Randy
“Our wedding at rustic ridge view farm was absolutely amazing! So many guests were in awe of the location and it’s amazing views. Some even said if they weren’t already married they would have got married there! The owners are super flexible and accommodating. The only reason it’s not 5 star is because they changed their contract shortly after we booked to become more inclusive and a better value.”
“First, the location of this venue is absolutely stunning with its views of the Shawangunk Ridge and property layout. There is a large covered pavilion for the reception, and the ceremony and cocktail hour happen on the hilltop. We went with the Silver Package, so benches and archway are set up for the ceremony, and wood farm tables are provided for dinner, but you bring in everything else. That means a lot of rentals… chairs for dinner, tents and tables for cocktail hour and caterer, dance floor, even the bathrooms! But it gives you a lot of flexibility to make the day exactly how you want it. The Silver Package also includes day-of coordination. Helen, Wally, and Jack direct parking, appear with a golf cart at just the right moment, and make the day flow smoothly. We had a lot of fun, and all our guests had a great time!”
We can handle rustic farm rehearsal dinners or post wedding brunches too.
Horse drawn carriages or tractor drawn hay wagons also available!