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:
For the ceremony, we have a stunning grassy hilltop with 360-degree mountain views – perfect for a post-ceremony cocktail hour as well. If needed, we have a golf cart for the elderly/ handicapped.
For the reception, just a few steps away, we have a large, weatherproof pavilion with decorative paper lanterns, a hay bale lounge area and electricity for bands, caterers, etc.
We supply 10 handmade 8′ wooden farm tables (additional available for rent) and 18 ceremony benches, a handmade cedar arbor/ arch, a fire pit, and we coordinate parking.
You bring in a bathroom trailer or you can rent the farm’s 3 stall (household toilets, sinks, mirrors) bathroom trailer with 2 additional men’s urinals.
A wedding coordinator can help with every aspect of your wedding to guaranty it is flexible, casual and professional. Their services are not included in the property rental fee, but we have great suggestions and they will let you focus on the fun stuff!
We rent the property out from Fri noon to Sun noon. And we give you freedom of choice for planners, caterers, photographers, rental companies, etc.
We don’t have a shutdown time (but music needs to lower down to soft ‘lounge’ volume at 10pm so no bands or DJ’s after that!)
We let people camp onsite for a small fee. We also will rent out the 3 bedroom farmhouse for day-of dressing / Poolside lounging for the bridal party.
We have a small airbnb cabin if you want to stay on the property.
The site rental fee is $5800 for under 175 guests. $7k for up to 250, $8500 for up to 350.
We are also doing $1250 midweek (exc Fri) micro weddings (under 25 people).
As a financial starting point, we have had great caterers do weddings and events at the farm for as little as low $45/person excluding alcohol.
Are there any questions we can answer or would you like to set up a 20 minute tour? We live here and are quite flexible.
Rustic ridge has a small beautiful hill to do the ceremony that overlooks green rolling hills and mountains. On our day, it rained a bit and it made it even more wonderful! Then there is this large high ceiling beautiful pavilion that have white lanterns hanging down. It was so spacious and it lit up so wonderfully at night. I didn’t need to get any extra lights or anything! you can also see the sunset on your wedding day and we took photos right outside during the reception!
All my guests LOVED Rustic Ridge View & they posted so many photos about how gorgeous it was. 10000/10 recommend the Farm for the outdoor wedding of your dreams!”
– Acacia and Evan (May 2022)
“Rustic Ridge View Farm was an absolutely amazing place for our wedding. The view from the hill during our ceremony was stunning and the huge rustic pavilion for our reception was exactly what we had envisioned. Wally was a joy to work with from start to finish, answering all of our questions and giving us advice for over a year while we were in planning mode. Our wedding photos in the pine forest on the property and on the hill were magical. We even managed to capture some impromptu photos with a horse staying on the farm! Our guests loved the event and we couldn’t have chosen a better spot to celebrate.”
– Erin and Dan (June 2022)
“Best venue EVER!!!
Rustic Ridge View Farm was the venue of our dreams. The views are breathtaking, and the pavilion accommodated our large wedding party. Wally was the absolute BEST to work with, and we know we will have a friend for life in him! He helped us with every step along the way. His staff helped the day run smoothly, and several guests approached us to tell us how they’d never been to such a stunning wedding before! Would recommend this venue to anyone. If you’re concerned about COVID, this venue is entirely outdoors and made us feel assured. 10/10!!!!”
– Anna (June 2022)
“My husband and I held our Anniversary reception at Rustic Ridge View Farm in May 2022, a year after eloping nearby. We had a few prerequisites for a venue– we wanted it to be fully outdoors to keep everyone safe, a raw space to make our distinctive vision come to life, captivating views to show off the beauty of Upstate NY, and we wanted it to be CHILL! The minute we stepped foot on Rustic Ridge and met Wally, we knew we had found our place!! It was the location of our dreams with the ceremony space on the hill overlooking the mountains we love, the huge pavilion that we could create our own footprint in, and even though it was a raw outdoor space, it came with some of the basic amenities that we knew would make things a bit easier — bathrooms, on-site parking, electricity, a golf cart for getting our older folks around and Wally and team there to help every step of the way.
Once we booked Rustic Ridge, we knew we wanted to plan a free-flowing event that leaned into all the things we loved about the space and not just hold a party that could have been anywhere. We got a ton of info from Wally and what’s worked in the past on the property and then booked local vendors and an event planner familiar with the area/space. They ensured our menus, floral selections, and rentals were seasonally appropriate and didn’t overdesign a naturally beautiful space. We also over-communicated with our guests to let them know our day would be casual and their comfort on a working horse farm was paramount to anything else.
This all made for the most incredible day! Our guests loved the tented cocktail hour and nighttime breezes under the pavilion. Our older folks were pleased that Wally and the team could help get them around the property via their golf cart. Our vendors loved the ease of working on the property and the infinite possibilities. And we LOVED that all our decor and setup ideas looked so lovely in Wally’s space.
If you’re someone who wants to keep things simple and not over-designed, loves the details and planning but can leave a little leeway for things to fall into place and create magic – I think Rustic Ridge is the venue for you! Have fun!”
– Allison and Bhima (May 2022)
“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!