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Barn Wedding Venues in the Catskills

Did someone say destination wedding in the country?

If you're a country guy or gal at heart, or just love the rustic aesthetic of barn wedding venues, the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County provide an elegance-meets-pastoral retreat just a few hours north of New York City. Plan your dream outdoor wedding at one of the Catskills' lovingly restored Dutch barns.

Some of our favorite barn wedding venues:

Wedding party posing for photo

Owls Hoot Barn

Greene County is home to the Bronck House Museum, once owned by the family who lent their name to a borough just north of Manhattan, and renowned for its fertile, pastoral farmland. It's also a neighbor to Owl's Hoot Barn, a recently restored venue for country weddings, and one of Greene County's newest barns to get married in.

Owl's Hoot Barn in West Coxsackie – which means "land of the owls hoot" according to local Native American lore – is a historic 1800s Dutch barn open May through October for rural barn weddings. Surrounded by meadows of wildflowers, the grounds feature a winding creek lined with ancient willows, and an attached pavilion for the perfect outdoor wedding. The barn can host up to 180 people, and the venue comes with handmade wood farmhouse tables, wood French cross-back chairs, and vintage china and silver-plated flatware, among other furnishings. They are currently offering special elopement packages and micro weddings for selected dates with onsite accommodations for 12-24 guests.

Kaaterskill Inn decorated for wedding

The Kaaterskill Inn

Nearby in Catskill, The Kaaterskill Inn provides the rustic wedding venue of your dreams. Lush grounds surrounded by the Catskill Mountains offer a spectacular backdrop for your special day – resulting in totally unique wedding photography – and the Inn's 40 acres are crisscrossed by rivers and old-growth forests. The Inn's staff will work with you to bring your wedding reception ideas to life.

The Kaaterskill's main wedding venue is a restored Dutch barn, which includes six luxury guest suites designed with modern guests in mind – hello Jacuzzi bathtubs and in-suite fireplaces! The Red Barn seats up to 150 guests, however larger wedding parties have the option to set up outdoor tents on the expansive lawn. Arrange for your wedding photos in the garden next to the waterfall, or under an arbor set in a fairy ring of trees. Start planning your perfect barn wedding in the Catskills at The Kaaterskill Inn.

Couple at Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage in Catskill

If you're looking for an out-of-the-box wedding venue, but want to be right downtown, Joe's Garage in Catskill may just be the perfect wedding destination for you. The recently restored 1920s-era mechanics' garage specializes in big events, offering 3,000 square feet of light-filled space, soaring industrial design, and a landscaped courtyard. The space can accommodate up to 150 guests for either an indoor or outdoor affair, or a combination of both.

For more destination and barn wedding ideas, check out our Catskills wedding hub to find caterers, additional venues, wedding photographers and more to make your special day in the Great Northern Catskills perfect!